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Three more South Glos villages set to benefit from superfast broadband

Charfield, Rangeworthy and Wickwar are the latest South Gloucestershire villages to benefit from a multi-million pound superfast broadband partnership between South Gloucestershire Council, Wiltshire Council, and BT. The first homes and businesses in these villages will be able to order fibre broadband services by summer 2014. The £35.6 million project, which is also funded by the UK Government’s Superfast Britain

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NHS South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group.

IT students get hands-on business experience with South Gloucestershire CCG

IT Students from City of Bristol College have gained vital workplace skills with NHS South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), as part of an innovative programme that aims to help young people into employment. Designed and delivered by Working Knowledge, a social enterprise working in partnership with City of Bristol College, the programme enabled 40 IT students, aged 16-17, to

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South Gloucestershire Council grass cutter on Bradley Stoke Way.

Government minister helps switch on superfast broadband in Yate

To mark Super Switch-On Day on Wednesday 18th December, councillors from South Gloucestershire Council, representatives from Business West and Communications Minister Ed Vaizey were in Yate to celebrate the early arrival of superfast fibre broadband. As part of the multi-million pound Great Western Broadband partnership between South Gloucestershire Council, Wiltshire Council and BT, the street cabinets which serve the North

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Councillors approve ‘street scene’ localism plans

Plans to give communities a greater say in some local highway and ‘street scene’ services such as grass cutting, floral displays and dog waste bin provision are to go ahead from April next year, following a decision by South Gloucestershire councillors tonight (Wednesday 6th November). Members of the council’s Communities Committee approved the new approach to the ‘localism’ of street

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Chief Fire Officer issues safety reminder ahead of strike action

People living and working in the Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) area are being urged to check their fire safety measures ahead of tomorrow’s second national firefighters’ strike. In an on-going dispute with the Government over pensions, Fire Brigades’ Union (FBU) members will stage a five-hour walkout on Saturday 19th October from 6.30pm to 11.30pm. During the strike, a

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Ashfield prison to lose nearly 200 staff

Plans to halve staff numbers at the Ashfield prison facility in Pucklechurch will come as a ‘hammer blow’ to the local community, according to the village’s campaigning councillors. Serco Group plc – the contractors who manage and operate the facility – have announced 194 job losses as part of wider plans spearheaded by the National Offender Management Service (NOMS), part

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