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Resource Base Review update

by Claire Young on 20 September, 2019

Last week we told you about a review of Resource Bases for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in South Gloucestershire. Parents have raised concerns with us, which we’ve taken up with council officials. This Wednesday Claire took that a step further. The council has a Scrutiny Commission, a committee with members from all […]

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Around South Gloucestershire there are Resource Bases attached to schools to support children with particular Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Over the summer parents, both of children with SEND and those without, took part in demonstrations after a report was published suggesting changes to those Resource Bases, including the possible closure of the one […]

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Speed table plans for Watermore School

by Claire Young on 28 June, 2019

South Glos Council is proposing to construct a 10 metre long flat-topped speed table outside Watermore School on Lower Stone Close, adjacent to number 27B. You can find out more and make comments online until 18th July.

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Fighting for SEND funding

by Claire Young on 7 June, 2019

Last week thousands of parents and campaigners across the country took part in a Day of Action to highlight the national crisis in Special Educational Needs (SEND) funding. Claire Young spoke at the rally in Bristol, where she was joined by her council Shadow Cabinet colleagues James Arrowsmith (Children and Young People) and Jayne Stansfield […]

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Library events for children this half term

by Claire Young on 25 May, 2019

If you’re looking for activities to keep your children busy this half term, check out the events listed on the South Glos website.

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In 2016 South Glos put in school keep clear markings outside Frampton Cotterell and Iron Acton C of E schools without a Traffic Regulation Order, because revised legislation made that unnecessary. Now however the Department for Transport says an Order will be needed and South Glos is going through the legal process to put one […]

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Lollipop people needed

by Claire Young on 6 March, 2019

Would you like to help primary school children get to and from school safely? South Glos Council has vacancies for school crossing patrols – often known as lollipop men and women – at a number of local schools, including Iron Acton Primary School and North Road Primary, Engine Common. If you are interested, you can […]

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Free story event for young children

by Claire Young on 14 February, 2019

On Saturday 23 Feburary, from 11am to 12 noon, children aged 7 and under can enjoy a free, interactive family friendly story, “Shaun the Shy Shark”, at Yate Library. All children must be accompanied by an adult, a simple craft activity is included. You can find details of other events online.

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Rangeworthy School keep clear markings

by Claire Young on 23 November, 2018

South Glos is proposing to introduce school keep clear markings in Church Lane, Rangeworthy outside of Rangeworthy Primary School to address the obstructive parking outside of the school entrance. You can find out more and comment on the council’s website until 13 December.

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Half term activities for children

by Claire Young on 24 October, 2018

Once again there will be activities in our local libraries to keep children busy this half term. All activities are craft drop-ins most suitable for primary school aged children, except for ‘Play the Shape Game’ which is a bookable activity for children in years 5 & 6. All are free to attend and new faces […]

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