Have your say on council’s 2020/21 budget proposals

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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 short […]

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Anger at lack of consultation on West of England devolution deal

Logo of South Gloucestershire Council.

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. The […]

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Winterbourne Medieval Barn wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

Winterbourne Medieval Barn.

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 grant […]

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Green bin charge set to be reduced from April

A South Gloucestershire Council 'green bin'.

The omission of the garden waste collection service from a strategic review of South Gloucestershire Council’s waste services (see ‘Council consults on plan to almost halve size of black bin‘) has sparked a political row, with Liberal Democrats accusing the Conservatives of failing to live up to a promise made in their 2015 election manifesto that the opt-in charge for […]

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