Historic Filton building wins reprieve

Filton’s Conservative councillors have welcomed a decision by South Gloucestershire Council’s property chief to put on hold the planned sale of Conygre House in Filton. Following a series of meetings with Filton’s Conservative councillors and the Save Conygre House campaign group, South Gloucestershire Council’s property chief, Cllr Allan Higgs, has agreed to put on hold plans agreed in 2005 by

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Neighbourhood police join show

South Gloucestershire police will be joining the festivities at the South Gloucestershire County Show over the August Bank Holiday weekend. The show is being held at Old Down between Saturday August 29 and Monday August 31 2009. Police, Police Community Support Officers and Special Constables will have a crime prevention display at the event. As well as being around during

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Get your electric blanket tested for free

South Gloucestershire residents are invited to have their electric blankets tested free of charge. Testing normally costs at least £20, but South Gloucestershire Council, in partnership with Avonsafe, is offering free testing at The Pavillion, Elm Park, Filton on Friday 18th September. Each year more than 5,000 house fires are accidentally caused by faulty electric blankets and up to 20

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Council tax review

South Gloucestershire Council is carrying out a review of the Council Tax Single Person Discounts this month. The council wants to ensure that any council tax relief which is granted, such as 25per cent Single Person Discount, is awarded only to those who are eligible to receive it – and is not paid to any one not entitled because they

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Warning about rogue traders

South Gloucestershire Council trading standards officers are warning residents, especially vulnerable ones, to be on the alert for rogue traders. The warning follows a recent rise in complaints about cold calling in the Yate area to point out alleged roofing or structural problems, which need immediate attention, or offering gardening and home maintenance services. Investigations by trading standards officers have

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South Gloucestershire awarded Fairtrade status

South Gloucestershire has earned the much coveted title of Fairtrade status which means it has made a commitment to supporting Fairtrade products and using products with the Fairtrade Mark. South Gloucestershire Council has worked alongside community organisations, businesses, schools and individuals to pledge to do what they can to support Fairtrade and promote the Fairtrade Mark. There have been a

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New pedestrian crossing for Thornbury

News that another safe crossing point is to be installed across a busy Thornbury road has been welcomed by locals. A light controlled ‘puffin’ crossing is to be built across Grovesend Road near the junction of Sibland Road, Thornbury, as part of plans to provide a ‘safer route to school’ for children attending the town’s nearby Crossways Infant and Junior

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