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Snow

by Claire Young on 1 February, 2019

Many local children are enjoying a “snow day” today and other services are affected. You can get updates on council services here. Any bin collections scheduled for today are cancelled, two black bin bags of extra waste will be collected next time. For the latest on travel around our region, go to the Travelwest site or […]

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Useful Christmas Info

by Claire Young on 20 December, 2018

Here’s some useful information about opening times and other changes over the festive period: South Glos Council Customer Services Contact Centre The customer services contact centre will be closed from 1pm on Monday 24 December and all day on 25, 26 and 27 December. Opening hours will be 8.45am – 4.30pm on Friday 28 December […]

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Lighting column works to start next week

by Claire Young on 31 August, 2018

From January 2019, South Glos Council will be replacing the street lights in Westerleigh Parish with more energy-efficient LED ones. Ahead of that, they need to install some new lighting columns and remove some of the existing ones. This work will begin next Monday, 3 September. People living near the affected lights should have received […]

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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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Have your say on Domestic Violence and Abuse Strategy

by Claire Young on 7 August, 2018

South Glos is asking for your views on its draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Strategy. You can read the draft document and complete an online survey on the consultation webpage. You have until Tuesday 11th September 2018 to have your say.

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Latest on broadband campaigning

by Claire Young on 26 July, 2018

The superfast broadband rollout in South Gloucestershire has left pockets of poor service across our rural areas. At last week’s South Gloucestershire Council meeting, Claire Young and Charfield councillor John O’Neill challenged the new South Glos Cabinet Member responsible for the rollout to look at new ways of helping people stuck with a slow service, […]

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In need of advice?

by Claire Young on 25 July, 2018

South Gloucestershire Advice Services is a group of advice providers who can help with information and advice on a whole range of problems.  Some deal mostly with welfare benefits and debt while others give advice across a much wider field or for a specific group of people. Between them, they provide an advice session somewhere […]

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Ready Steady Go for inclusive athletics project

by Claire Young on 9 July, 2018

Work starts today on the development of the new track and field facilities at Yate Outdoor Sports Complex. This is a fantastic facility for our whole area, used by a range of sports clubs and for events for local schools and the wider community. When this project is complete later this year not only will the […]

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Have your say on gas services

by Claire Young on 21 June, 2018

Wales and West Utilities, the company that looks after the gas pipes in our area, wants to know your views on their services. You can complete their survey at www.pipeuponline.co.uk and could even win a £100 Amazon voucher. They provide the national gas emergency service, which also helps anyone who uses LPG/Calor gas, so even […]

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Help for people to stay in their own home

by Claire Young on 21 June, 2018

This week Claire visited Celestine Home Adaptations Centre in Yate, a place where trained staff can demonstrate a whole range of aids and adaptations to help you live safely for longer at home. They include a wash and dry toilet, a through the floor lift, modular bathroom aids and a height adjustable hob, as well […]

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