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Develop your career in children's social work at South Gloucestershire Council
Visit http://www.southglos.gov.uk/socialwork to find out more about what it's like to work as a children's social worker for South Gloucestershire Council.
How to catch a bus
A guide to planning a journey and catching a bus
Warmley Signal Box
Short film about the history of Warmley Signal Box.
How to make sure you meet Building Regulations
A short animated video to show you when you need building regulations and what they mean.
Sochi Olympic Bronze medal winner Jenny Jones homecoming parade in South Gloucestershire
Sochi Olympic Bronze medal winner Jenny Jones returned to South Gloucestershire for her homecoming parade on Monday 3 March 2014. She began with a visit to her old primary school in Hambrook where she was greeted by former local resident Sue Forse, whose daughter Lucy was friends with Jenny as they were in the same year together. Chairman of South Gloucestershire Council Ian Boulton along with pupils from the School Council and head teacher Jo Dent welcomed Jenny to Hambrook Primary. She was taken on a brief tour of the newly refurbished part of the school before meeting pupils during a special assembly. The roar from the pupils when Jenny entered the school hall was electric. They also sang her a song and presented her with flowers and gifts. Jenny then made her way to Downend Secondary School where she met students and head teacher William Roberts. Students asked Jenny lots of questions and got a chance to see her medal before she was whisked away in an open top bus for a victory parade through the streets of Downend. School pupils joined the crowds of people who turned out to cheer Jenny on as the bus made its way along Westerleigh Road, Cleeve Road and Downend Road. Speaking after the bus arrived in Bristol for a civic reception at City Hall, Jenny said she really enjoyed her day out. "My favourite part was in Downend where I grew up. It was lovely to see everyone cheering and waving, it was a real highlight."
South Gloucestershire Carers' Choir
The South Gloucestershire Carers' Choir. For more information on how to join the choir contact Indigo Craig on 01761 410559 or email southgloucestershirecarerschoir@outlook.com. For information on support available to carers in South Gloucestershire call 01454 868007 or visit www.southglos.gov.uk/carers.
Wild4Life Breakthrough days at Cherry Wood, Marshfield
South Gloucestershire Council Wild4Life Project – forest skills and bushcraft sessions at Cherry Wood, Marshfield for young people involved in the Breakthrough mentoring project.
South Gloucestershire food recycling process
See how we collect and recycle your food waste turning it into fertiliser and electricity so there is no wastage.
NEW TOWN dance project
Going beyond the flash mob that we are all familiar with, pupils at seven schools and a dance academy worked with choreographer Rosie Whitney-Fish to create exceptional dance pieces which captured what is special to them about their community and where they live, namely Bradley Stoke, Kingswood and Yate. Released from the confines of a theatre, these performances gave the pupils a chance to share this with people who live locally.
Open Access at your library
Many of our libraries are now open longer thanks to new Open Access technology. This enables registered users to access the library outside of staffed hours. You can enhance your existing Active Leisure and Library membership for free. This will enable you to make the most of the resources at times that are more convenient to you. www.southglos.gov.uk/OpenAccess
Dance South Gloucestershire
The contemporary Youth Dance Company was re-launched in October 2013. The company has weekly regular training in contemporary dance and other dance styles, and collaborates with local dance artists and dance companies in workshops and intensives.
How getting a personal budget and a direct payment card could work for you
A direct payment is money the council gives you to buy support or services that we have assessed you as needing. Direct payments can be made on an ongoing basis or for one-off items or services. Direct payments are one way to use your personal budget. You can also ask the council to buy services on your behalf. Watch this short animated film to follow Mary’s story – from when her social worker suggested she should take on a personal budget from the council, to what was involved in choosing the right support for her and the help Mary got to set up and use her direct payment card.
Choices 4 U
​Choices 4 U supports people with learning difficulties to access community and leisure opportunities in order to promote independence and build confidence. These take place within leisure centres and the local community. A team of experienced staff are on hand at all times to support with activities.
South Gloucestershire, a great place
We truly believe that South Gloucestershire is a great place to live and work. Enjoy our short video and please do share it with your friends and colleagues.
Bromley Heath Viaduct project timelapse
A timelapse of the strengthening work and maintenance carried out on the Bromley Heath Viaduct in South Gloucestershire. For more information visit www.southglos.gov.uk/bhviaduct
Avonmouth Severnside Enterprise Area
Severnside is part of the Avonmouth Severnside Enterprise Area. The enterprise areas are strategically important employment locations across the West of England, which offer unprecedented potential for investment. Key facts strategic location with excellent motorway links and close proximity to the port suitable for warehousing, distribution, industrial and environmental technologies largest brownfield site in Western Europe - 1,800 hectare area, approx 650 hectares developable protected Core Strategy employment location 1957/58 planning permission in place deliverables for Severnside (462 hectares) - 1,323,630 square metres commercial floorspace - potential job growth 4,000 -- 8,000 to 2026.
Cook Islands Rugby League World Cup team visit Mangotsfield School
Players from the Cook Islands Rugby League World Cup team visit Mangotsfield School.
Working together to make employment work - full version
In this video you will hear from Jenny, Stephen and Rob on how having a paid job has made a huge difference to their lives. You will also hear from Carmel, Hilary and Jo on their experiences as employers. Note this video is also available in sections as part of this playlist.
Empty Homes - helping to breathe new life into an empty property
During National Empty Homes Week (26 November - 2 December 2012), South Gloucestershire Council is running a number of advice roadshows for private landlords to get information and support - from letting your property to applying for grants and loans which are available to bring empty properties back into use. Long term empty homes in South Gloucestershire make up for less than 0.4% of all households in the area. See how we helped shopkeeper and landlord Dinesh Patel to convert and let a property in Kingswood that had been left empty for over a year.
World record attempt for Most Living Figures in a Nativity Scene
Hundreds of South Gloucestershire primary school children hope to beat the Guinness World Record for the Most Living Figures in a Nativity Scene. Pupils from 24 schools across South Gloucestershire descended on Clifton Cathedral on Friday 7 December attempting to set a new record. More than 850 people including a baby, shepherds, angels and a real camel, donkey and some goats attempted to smash the current record which stands at 743.
Working together to travel smarter - a video by North Bristol SusCom
A video describing the role of North Bristol SusCom. North Bristol SusCom is all about sustainable transport. The group are looking at innovative ways to reduce congestion around Bristol’s North Fringe and are helping businesses see the real benefits of greener travel. North Bristol SusCom work with local companies to introduce employees to more innovative travel options, which can improve morale, reduce their carbon footprint and impact on local transport routes. Getting to work really can be more stress-free and more fun.
South Gloucestershire resident waste audit
Every year we audit a random sample of resident black bin waste to see how much is being recycled which helps us plan for our future waste services.
Emersons Green Enterprise Area
The Emersons Green Enterprise Area is a strategically important employment location offering unprecedented potential for investment. Key facts home to the Bristol and Bath Science Park and National Composites Centre science, innovation, composites, technology focus, creative and digital media mixed residential and employment development area 40 hectare site - 22 hectare BBSP and NCC site - 15 hectares employment land in Emersons Green East - 3 hectares across two further flexible sites deliverables - potential job growth 4,000 -- 7,000 to 2026 - 90,000 square metres commercial floorspace within five years - 180,000 square metres commercial floorspace within 10 years.
The local offer in South Gloucestershire
Changes to services for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or a disability in South Gloucestershire from September 2014.
Movember video 2018
For the Movember 2018 campaign, along with our partners including the South Gloucestershire Clinical commissioning group (CCG), we joined forces with Bristol Bears, Bristol City and Bristol Rovers to raise awareness of men’s mental health. This video details some of the work we did during the campaign. For more information about mental health services in South Gloucestershire please go to www.southglos.gov.uk/mh If you are concerned about your own or someone else’s mental health, contact: • the Samaritans (phone 116 123 -this is a free call) • the Intensive Support Team (if accessing support from Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership) on 0117 378 4250 • your doctor (or out of hours service) If you are concerned that someone is in immediate danger contact the police or ambulance service on 101 or 999
Avonmouth Severnside Enterprise Area (ASEA) - Avonmouth Docks
The Environment Agency, South Gloucestershire Council and Bristol City Council are working together improve flood defences between Avonmouth and Aust, and create new areas of wetland habitat in the Hallen Marsh and Northwick areas.
Dance South Gloucestershire - Colston Hall
DSG - Youth Dance Company performing at Colston Hall, Bristol. Choreography by Joss Arnott Dance.
South Gloucestershire Olympic Torch Relay route
Take a high speed journey along the route of the Olympic Torch Relay for Tuesday 22 May 2012 in South Gloucestershire (from Bitton to Hanham). The Torch returns briefly to South Gloucestershire at 9.05am on Wednesday 23 May 2012 where it is carried along Southmead Road from BAWA to the junction with Charborough Road, Filton. For more information and to share your videos and photos as the torch passes through South Gloucestershire, visit www.facebook.com/sglostorchrelay and www.southglos.gov.uk/2012olympictorch.
On Your Bike - Adult Cycle Training
An introduction to Adult Cycle Training in South Gloucestershire.
Get Digital - learning basic online skills for free at a South Gloucestershire centre
Find out what people are saying about the free Get Digital basic online skills courses in South Gloucestershire centres. For more information on free training in basic IT and online skills for South Gloucestershire residents visit www.southglos.gov.uk/getonline
Avonmouth Severnside Enterprise Area (ASEA) - Cake Pill
The Environment Agency, South Gloucestershire Council and Bristol City Council are working together improve flood defences between Avonmouth and Aust, and create new areas of wetland habitat in the Hallen Marsh and Northwick areas.
Filton Enterprise Area
Filton Enterprise Area is a strategically important employment location offering unprecedented potential for investment. Key facts highly concentrated employment area focus on aerospace, advanced engineering and manufacturing 100 hectares of developable employment land - East Works -- 26 hectares - Charlton Hayes -- 14 hectares - Rodney Works -- 5 hectares - Airfield -- 50 hectares - Cribbs/Patchway -- 5 hectares protected Core Strategy employment location planning position known for East Works, Charlton Hayes and Rodney Works highly sought after area in terms of location, profile, access and workforce deliverables - potential job growth 7,000 -- 12,000 to 2026 - 185,130 square metres commercial floorspace within five years.
Living with dementia
A short film developed in partnership by South Gloucestershire Council, the Alzheimer's Society and people living with dementia and their partners.
On Your Bike - Child Cycle Training
Introducing cycle training for children, in South Gloucestershire.
Invitation to come along to Family Fun Day in Kingswood Park, 29 May 2013
The popular annual family fun day is back on the 29 May at Kingswood Park, South Gloucestershire from 10.30am to 4pm. Entry is free. There will be a variety of entertainment for families, with a selection of live music acts, face painting, street art displays and food stalls to enjoy. There will also be a performance from the winner of the Fam Jam competition. . For more information see www.southglos.gov.uk/familyfunday
Engage Festival of Culture 2015
The Engage Festival celebrates the diversity of cultures through food, exhibitions, workshops, activities and performances. The Engage Festival provides an opportunity to learn about other cultures and to experience the diversity of customs and traditions within our communities. The Festival on 17 October, included a range of community groups showcasing a mixture of cultural talents. The ceremony was opened by the chair of the council, Councillor Erica Williams and TV Celebrity Sherrie Eugene and then followed by a procession led by a Chinese dragon dance to the sounds of traditional Indian Dhol Drummers. South Gloucestershire’s Engage Festival of Culture has grown over the years into a must-see event.
George at nine days old, first foal born at Grimsbury Farm
Grimsbury Farm have just had their first foal ever born on the farm. George came into this world on 23 April 2013 and is a beautiful Shetland pony foal. For more information on visiting Grimsbury Community Farm in Kingswood go to www.southglos.gov.uk/grimsburyfarm
Broadband in Wiltshire
Broadband in Wiltshire. Produced by South Gloucestershire Council Strategic Communications Team.
Wild4Life Nature Play Project -- involvement of families with pre school children from Cadbury Heath Sure Start Children's Centre in nature play in local open spaces.
Commuter Challenge
Chair Ian Boulton takes on the commuter challenge to reach the BBC Radio Bristol studios from Yate, South Gloucestershire using a combination of bike and rail. Will Ian manage to beat the same journey as taken by Mayor George Ferguson (bus) or BBC Radio presenter John Darvall (car)?
Broadband in South Gloucestershire
Broadband in South Gloucestershire. Produced by South Gloucestershire Council Strategic Communications Team.
Keep Calm and Cycle On
Keep Calm and Cycle On takes you through South Gloucestershire Council's adult cycle training process. Do you want to start cycling? This video explains how the council can help. Even if you already cycle, the council can provide refresher courses and help you find new and safer routes to work.
It Wont Sort Itself
An introduction to waste and recycling services in South Gloucestershire.
Working as a Personal Assistant in South Gloucestershire
If you want to work in a caring role and you enjoy building relationships with people, working as a Personal Assistant can give you the opportunity to make a real difference in someone’s life. Personal Assistants help increase independence, allow their employers to make choices about how they live and can really improve the quality of life of people using services. The role of a Personal Assistant can be very flexible, with both part time and full time opportunities on offer. Some work can also include sleepovers or waking nights. This short animated film will give you a real flavour of what being a Personal Assistant can involve, the benefits you could enjoy and the general qualities that would suit you to this sort of role.
South Gloucestershire Olympic Torch Relay route highlights
Highlights from the Olympic Torch Relay 2012 as it passed through South Gloucestershire.on Tuesday 22 May 2012 (from Bitton to Hanham) and Wednesday 23 May 2012 (along Southmead Road from BAWA to the junction with Charborough Road, Filton).
Get on Track
South Gloucestershire Council is running the Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust "Get on Track" programme, which is aimed at young people aged 16-25 who are not in education employment or training.
Volunteering in South Gloucestershire
Find out how volunteering in South Gloucestershire can make a difference. For more information visit the South Gloucestershire Volunteer Centre Partnership at www.volunteeringsouthglos.org.uk or call 01454 865205. You can also find out more information on volunteering at www.southglos.gov.uk/volunteering.
What are Community Engagement Forums?
Find out more about Community Engagement Forums and how you can take part.
Sports Awards 2013
Photos of sports activities throughout 2013. Shown at the Active South Gloucestershire 2013 Sports Awards.