News and Events

Highways England: M32 Eastville Viaduct Works

Please see attached letter from Skanska of 23rd February 2017 advising works to the M32 Eastville Viaduct are due to start on 20th March 2017, and expected to take 11 weeks to complete.

Hatchet Road Site Surveys for MetroBus Extension Route


On Tuesday 21st February 2017 consultants working for South Gloucestershire Council will be undertaking manual traffic counts on Hatchet Road for approximately 1.5 hours in the morning peak period and 1.5 hours in the evening peak.  The surveys are needed to inform transport modelling as part of the CPME scheme.


The counts will involve approximately two members of staff from CH2M in hi-vis jackets stood to the side of the highway keeping count of passing traffic.  No traffic management is required.


This survey work is in addition to the night time ground penetrating radar surveys which are commencing on the evening of Monday 20th February 2017.

Nominations Now Open for South Gloucestershire Council Chair’s Community Awards

Calling all community heroes! Nominations are now open for the South Gloucestershire Council Chair's Community Awards 2017.

The annual awards recognise and celebrate the valuable contribution local unpaid volunteers make to life in South Gloucestershire.

This year’s celebration of community work and volunteering takes place in March, and you have until Monday, 16th January to nominate your local 'community heroes'.

For the first time, this year South Gloucestershire Council are also accepting group nominations, as well as individual nominations. Suggestions for nominations include those who have contributed to community development, promoting equality, arts, sports, play, environment, working with older or young people, advice and advocacy, or have simply been a good neighbour.

From charity fundraisers to local football club managers, sports coaches and arts festival organisers, these awards have seen South Gloucestershire Council honour the dedication and commitment of hundreds of unsung heroes across the district.

Last year’s event saw award winners from a wide variety of backgrounds presented with certificates by Cllr Williams, Principal and Chief Executive of South Gloucestershire & Stroud College Kevin Hamblin and Vice Principal Sara-Jane Watkins. The Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire and Dame Janet Trotter also attend the awards ceremony, and selects one of the winners to receive a special Lord Lieutenant’s Award.

You can nominate your community hero online at

Alternatively, call 01454 863019 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The deadline for nominations is Monday, 16th January.

All award winners will be invited to a special award ceremony on 16th March 2017.

Remembrance Parade Sunday 13th November 2016 10.15am

Please see attached publicity poster for the Stoke Gifford Remembrance Parade which takes place at 10.15am on Sunday 13th November 2016 by the Cenotaph on North Road, Stoke Gifford.

Public Meeting MetroBus Extension

A Public Meeting has been arranged to discussion the approval of the MetroBus Extension along Hatchet Road, Stoke Gifford and will take place on Tuesday 22nd November 2016 7pm at St Michael's Primary School, Ratcliffe Drive.


Stoke Gifford Remembrance Day Parade

Please see attached Temporary Road Closure Notice for North Road, Stoke Gifford for the Remembrance Day Parade which takes place on Sunday 13th November 2016 between 10.15am and 10.45am.

Consultation on BT Phonebox Removal

South Gloucestershire Council is consulting on BT’s proposed removal of  93 payphones in South Gloucestershire.

The removal concerns those phone boxes identified as unnecessary, whilst retaining public payphones that are either still in use or have been categorised as providing a social need. The list of phone boxes being considered for removal can be found in the full consultation document on their webpage for this consultation:

This consultation process also gives local communities the opportunity to adopt a traditional red ‘heritage’ phone box, and make them an asset that local people can enjoy. This costs £1.00 and can be done on the following webpage:

Find out more and have your say.  South Gloucestershire Council would like to hear everyone’s views.

The consultation period for any comments is open between 12th October 2016 and 7th November 2016.

After 7th November 2016, SGC will issue an initial decision on the removal of phone boxes, which they will open to further consultation for 4 weeks, before considering responses and issuing a final decision to BT on 15th December 2016.

The consultation document and online survey can be found on their webpage:

You can contact SGC through any of the following methods:

·         Complete the online survey

·         Write to: FREEPOST RTCT-JXLE-EETT, South Gloucestershire Council, Corporate Research &       Consultation Team, BT Phonebox, Civic Centre, High Street, Kingswood, BRISTOL, BS15 9TR.

·         Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         Phone: 01454868154

Waste Strategy - SGC

The new Waste Strategy was agreed at ECS committee on 6 July 2016.  The attached notice sets out future plans / services.  Spring 2017 Recycling collection changes. Summer 2017 bins will be exchanged/downsized.

Public Exhibition Little Stoke Community Hall

The Public Exhibition to review proposals for enhancing the Little Stoke Community Hall was held on Tuesday, 2nd August 2016 between 4pm to 7pm at the Little Stoke Community Hall.  Parishioners were given the opportunity to comment on proposals relating to the build, and were informed of the Councils application to the public works loan board for £200,000 over a 10 year period costing approximately £22,000 per annum for enhacements to the Community Hall.  This application was originally approved by Parish Councillors at the Full Council meeting on Tuesday 12th April 2016. 

Forthcoming Bus Service Changes in South Gloucestershire

Please see attached summary of forthcoming bus service changes in South Gloucestershire.  Please note these changes are effective from 24th July 2016.

Station Road Essential Works

Please see attached notification of essential works on Station Road, Little Stoke produced by Alun Griffiths Contractors Ltd.