South Gloucestershire Council grass cutter on Bradley Stoke Way.

Government minister helps switch on superfast broadband in Yate

To mark Super Switch-On Day on Wednesday 18th December, councillors from South Gloucestershire Council, representatives from Business West and Communications Minister Ed Vaizey were in Yate to celebrate the early arrival of superfast fibre broadband. As part of the multi-million pound Great Western Broadband partnership between South Gloucestershire Council, Wiltshire Council and BT, the street cabinets which serve the North

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Jobs boost at Yate Shopping Centre

Over 100 new jobs are being created at Yate Shopping Centre with the opening of three new retail units in the next few months. Within two weeks of the jobs being advertised on the Yate Shopping Centre website and Facebook page, there have been over 3,500 enquires. During May and June, Marks & Spencer Simply Food, Sports Direct and Costa

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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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Police “delighted” after off-licences refuse to sell alcohol to children

Neighbourhood police and Trading Standards officers carrying out checks on underage alcohol sales in the Chipping Sodbury, Coalpit Heath, Frampton Cotterell and Yate areas were delighted that they all refused to sell alcohol to children. On Friday 6th May 2011 police teamed up with South Gloucestershire Trading Standards officers for the operation, aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour and alcohol-related offences.

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Improvements to disabled facilities at leisure centres

A programme of modernising facilities for people with disabilities has been completed at three leisure centres in South Gloucestershire. Longwell Green, Yate and Bradley Stoke leisure centres have all had their disabled toilets improved and new equipment installed, including the introduction of hoists. The council has been working closely with South Gloucestershire Leisure, and the investment from the council is

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More ‘No Cold Calling Zones’ launched

Trading standards officers in South Gloucestershire have stepped up their efforts to combat incidents of rogue trading in the area with the introduction of four more ‘No Cold Calling Zones’. The zones were set up by trading standards at the request of residents and Neighbourhood Watch groups, who have chosen to say ‘no’ to uninvited doorstep callers. The new zones

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