South Gloucestershire Council says it is committed to playing its part in supporting those who will be resettled from Afghanistan by the government. “I know that we will all open our arms and our hearts to those who have helped us and who now need our support,” says Cllr Franklin Owusu-Antwi, Cabinet member for public health and equality of opportunityContinue reading
South Gloucestershire Council has announced that three of its four Sort It recycling centres will reopen on Saturday 16th May after being temporarily closed due to the coronavirus emergency.
Sort It recycling centres at Mangotsfield, Thornbury and Yate will open with some restrictions around the type of waste that can be disposed of, and essential social distancing measures in place to keep people safe.Continue reading
Weekly recycling collections are to resume across South Gloucestershire from Wednesday 13th May after being temporarily changed to keep essential collections running during the Covid-19 (coronavirus) emergency.Continue reading
South Gloucestershire Council has announced that it is to resume its ‘green bin’ garden waste collection service from Monday 27th April 2020.
The service has been temporarily suspended since late March in order to prioritise black bin waste and recycling collections from households – in response to the challenges posed by the outbreak of Covid-19 (coronavirus).Continue reading
South Gloucestershire residents, council tax and business rate payers are being invited to have their say on the council’s budget and council tax for 2020/21. The current outline budget foresees a council tax rise of 1.99 percent from April 2020, which when coupled with a ringfenced 2 percent adult social care precept would see total bills rising by just shortContinue reading
People in South Gloucestershire have a new and easy first point of contact for improving their health and wellbeing, through One You South Gloucestershire. The One You South Gloucestershire website provides up-to-date tips and apps to help individuals make simple changes to improve overall health and wellbeing including reducing alcohol intake and managing stress. There is also a quit smoking service, guidance on healthy eating andContinue reading
South Gloucestershire Council is to consider a new approach to managing waste collections, which could lead to the service being brought back in-house in 2020. Overall, the council spends more than £22 million a year to deliver all of its waste services, an amount which has come under the spotlight as the authority looks to cut overall annual spending byContinue reading
Cllr Toby Savage was elected as the new leader of South Gloucestershire Council at its annual general meeting (AGM) on 16th May 2018. His election to the role follows Cllr Matthew Riddle’s decision not to stand for re-election as leader of the Conservative group (the largest political group on the council). Commenting on his appointment, Cllr Savage said Cllr Riddle would be a hardContinue reading
The ruling Conservative group on South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) has come under fire from opposition parties for planning to make a critical decision on whether or not to accept the Government’s proposed devolution deal for the West of England – which is conditional on the creation of a directly-elected Metro Mayor – without carrying out a formal public consultation. TheContinue reading
South Gloucestershire Council, in partnership with Winterbourne Medieval Barn Trust, has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to help restore Winterbourne Medieval Barn. Development funding of £165,000 has been awarded to help South Gloucestershire Council and the Winterbourne Medieval Barn Trust (WMBT) progress proposals to apply for further funding before December 2017. The total amount of grantContinue reading