Photo of The Queen.

South Glos Council’s chair expresses sadness at death of Her Majesty The Queen

The chair of South Gloucestershire Council, Cllr Sanjay Shambhu, has today expressed great sadness following the announcement of the death of Her Majesty The Queen. Unions flags are being flown at half-mast, and books of condolence will be opened at the council’s Badminton Road offices, Yate and the Civic Centre, Kingswood, at 9am on Saturday 10th September.

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Logo of the VE Day 75th anniversary celebration.

Council earmarks £30k of funding to support community events marking 75th anniversary of VE Day

South Gloucestershire Council has announced that £30,000 is being made available for grants to organisations planning events to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day), over the bank holiday weekend, from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th May 2020. The funding was approved as part of the Budget for 2020/21, which was agreed by Full Council on

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Winterbourne Medieval Barn.

Winterbourne Medieval Barn wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

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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BT Openreach: Fibre broadband is here.

Fibre broadband coverage extended to 17,000 premises across South Glos

Even more South Gloucestershire communities than originally planned are set to get access to high speed broadband, the Great Western Broadband (GWB) partnership between South Gloucestershire Council, Wiltshire Council and BT can announce today (17th March). As the first phase of the rollout completes this month – on time, under budget and with even more premises covered – more than

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A South Gloucestershire Council 'green bin'.

Council to begin collecting unwanted green bins

South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) has revealed that it is to start collecting “unwanted” green bins in a rolling programme that begins in December. The move follows the introduction of an opt-in annual charge for its bin-based garden waste collection service from 31st March 2014 and is aimed at households who have chosen not to pay. An “ad hoc” collection service using paper sacks

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