Council promotes junior driver courses

Young people are being offered the chance to learn what it takes to become competent drivers through a course aimed at the 16-year-olds. Would-be young drivers will learn road safety and have the chance to get behind the wheel on a private road network. During these practical sessions, they will learn basic car handling skills in a safe environment, on

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Councillors win fight for new crossing near sheltered housing scheme

Councillors in Kingswood are celebrating after a council committee agreed to allocate funding for a zebra crossing outside a sheltered housing scheme. Blackhorse Court on Blackhorse Road provides supported living for around 19 people with disabilities or learning difficulties. Residents had approached their local councillors about two years ago to see if South Gloucestershire Council would build a zebra crossing

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Consultation on improving road safety around Acton Turville

Campaigners are encouraging residents to have their say on proposals to improve road safety around the Cotswold village of Acton Turville. South Gloucestershire Council has launched a consultation on making the B4040 and B4039 safer as drivers approach Acton Turville, including a solar-powered and vehicle-activated ‘Bend Ahead’ sign and a reduction in the speed limit from 60mph to either 50mph

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