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Update from this week’s council meeting

by Claire Young on 19 October, 2019

At the South Gloucestershire Council meeting on Wednesday we challenged the Conservatives with questions on: support for children with special needs and disabilities the future of the trading estates on the western side of Yate support for EU citizens applying for settled status recycling of plastic film diversions for roadworks An item on West of […]

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Broadband update

by Claire Young on 12 April, 2019

There are still people struggling with slow broadband, including in Rangeworthy, Henfield and The Meads in Frampton Cotterell. We have raised all these cases with the council official responsible for the Broadband UK scheme. He says: The broadband programme has been running for some years now and as a result of this, over time, third […]

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Safer alternatives to loan sharks?

by Claire Young on 28 November, 2018

For many, Christmas can be an expensive time. The Bristol Credit Union are raising awareness of the dangers of borrowing from loan sharks. They have teamed up with the England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) on a new scheme that uses money confiscated from convicted loan sharks as an incentive to encourage people in our area […]

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Struggling with Universal Credit?

by Claire Young on 9 August, 2018

Are you or someone you know struggling to budget with the switch to Universal Credit? Last month we told you about some of the advice services available. You might also be interested in some of the tools offered by the Bristol Credit Union, like their Rent Direct service that enables rent to be paid direct to […]

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In work, want better prospects?

by Claire Young on 6 August, 2018

Are you in work, aged 19 or over, and receiving one or more of these in-work benefits – Working Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction? Would you like to develop your skills and improve your job prospects? If the answer to both questions is yes, you can get support from […]

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Call for regeneration action

by Claire Young on 22 February, 2018

Local councillor Claire Young has called upon South Gloucestershire Council to kick-start the regeneration of the “western gateway to Yate.” Although on the edge of Yate, most of the industrial estates are in Westerleigh and Iron Acton Parishes. With the Conservatives proposing thousands of new homes in the area, it’s vital we have the jobs […]

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Rural funding surgeries

by Claire Young on 14 June, 2017

The West of England Rural Network is holding funding surgeries for farmers, rural businesses, startups and community organisations based in rural South Gloucestershire. This will be an opportunity for businesses and organisations to find out about the current funding and support available (including European funding) to help develop businesses, community services and cultural offer of […]

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Broadband update

by Claire Young on 20 January, 2017

South Glos are expecting the next phase of the Broadband deployment, which will include Codrington village, to be complete by the end of the year. Hopefully Codrington will get their update between July and September. Wapley and Beanwood Park are not included in this deployment but are in the intervention area for the next phase. […]

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The Liberal Democrats are asking business owners across the country about what impact they think Brexit will have on their businesses and what they are looking for from Government to reduce any negative impacts. Out and about in Chipping Sodbury earlier this week, we found that some had already felt the impact of the slump […]

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Work starts on Aerospace Bristol

by Claire Young on 27 May, 2016

Thursday saw the Ground Breaking Ceremony for Aerospace Bristol, the new home for Concorde. As well as being a great visitor attraction and a fitting recognition of the contribution this area has made to the aerospace industry, it’s hoped that it will inspire young people locally to get involved in the industry. At the ceremony […]

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