Changes to waste collection services due to the coronavirus emergency

Photo of Cllr Rachael Hunt standing in front of a recycling collection vehicle.

South Gloucestershire Council has announced changes to its waste collection service in response to the challenges posed by the Covid-19 (coronavirus) emergency. Black bins will continue to be collected fortnightly as normal, but recycling and food waste collections will change from weekly to fortnightly (on the same day as the black bin collection). The revised collection schedule will commence on […]

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Council issues guidance for ‘coronavirus’ community support groups

Coronavirus: Protect yourself and others

South Gloucestershire Council has issued a range of information and guidance materials to support the increasing number of informal and formal community groups that are springing up in neighbourhoods across the district to help those having to self-isolate. The Community Aid South Glos pack has been distributed via town and parish councils, who play a key role at the heart […]

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Confirmation of first COVID-19 (coronavirus) case in South Gloucestershire

Logo of South Gloucestershire Council.

A joint statement issued this morning (12th March 2020) by South Gloucestershire Council and Public Health England has confirmed the first case of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in South Gloucestershire. The case is believed to be related to recent travel and the individual involved is now self-isolating at home. Debra Lapthorne, centre director for Public Health England South West, said: “Public Health […]

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Council earmarks £30k of funding to support community events marking 75th anniversary of VE Day

Logo of the VE Day 75th anniversary celebration.

South Gloucestershire Council has announced that £30,000 is being made available for grants to organisations planning events to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day), over the bank holiday weekend, from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th May 2020. The funding was approved as part of the Budget for 2020/21, which was agreed by Full Council on […]

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