Photo showing road space temporarily cordoned off on the A4174 in Filton.

New measures introduced to assist social distancing whilst walking and cycling

The first of a number of new measures planned in communities across South Gloucestershire to help pedestrians and cyclists move around whilst social distancing has been put into place on the A4174 Ring Road in Filton.

The changes are in response to changing transport habits in light of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and they come as lockdown restrictions are being gradually eased.

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Concorde hangar at the proposed Bristol Aerospace Centre.

South Glos councillors pledge £1.1 million towards Filton aerospace heritage centre

Ambitious plans for a new centre celebrating Filton’s aerospace heritage, and providing a permanent home for Concorde 216, have received a million-pound boost from South Gloucestershire councillors. At a meeting of Full Council on 19th March, members pledged £1.1m to the Bristol Aero Collection Trust to help develop a new aerospace museum and learning centre on the site of Filton’s

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Housing providers partner up to help tenants find their perfect match

Social housing providers in South Gloucestershire have partnered up for a series of ‘speed-dating for houses’ events, to help their tenants move. Merlin Housing Society, Knightstone Housing Association, Sovereign Housing Association and Solon South West Housing, are holding the events to help people affected by Welfare Reform. The three events will bring people who want or need to move home

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New ‘Enterprise Areas’ to drive jobs growth

Conservative councillors have welcomed the formal designation of three flagship ‘Enterprise Areas’ at Filton, Emersons Green and Severnside in South Gloucestershire. At the first meeting of the Policy and Resources Committee earlier this week, councillors voted to create Enterprise Areas to drive sustainable economic growth locally in line with the council’s future development vision set out in its ‘Core Strategy’.

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Severn Beach station use up by half

Rail campaigners have welcomed new figures showing dramatic increases in the use of local train services, particularly from Severn Beach station Figures published as part of the Severnside Community Rail Partnership’s (SCRP’s) 2011 Annual Report from the weekday passenger count carried out in November show that passenger numbers have increased from 135 to 201 – or by 49 per cent

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