News

Greener homes, greener schools

 £3m investment to cut carbon emissions and energy costsTwo new green funds totalling almost £3m are to be created in South Gloucestershire – one for schools and one for local households, under proposals being considered by the Council’s Conservative Cabinet.

Homes for Heroes’ consultation launched

Former tank commander welcomes housing priority for Armed Forces A campaigning former Army tank commander has welcomed a council consultation proposing that Armed Forces personnel are given the highest priority when affordable homes are allocated.

“Don’t Torpedo Airfield Consultation”

Conservative councillors have criticised the Labour Group for attempting to ‘torpedo’ the public consultation on the future of Filton Airfield during a Full Council debate tonight.The Labour Group had tabled a council motion calling for a decision on the airfield’s future tonight, even though the public consultation runs until 24th October.

Youth café proves a hit

Yate’s new £1.3m ‘Armadillo’ youth café is proving a hit with local youngsters since it opened this summer – after local Conservatives put an end to a decade of LibDem dithering.

Airfield Sell-Off Delays Planning Protections

The announcement that BAE Systems is closing Filton Airfield in 2012 and selling it off to developers has delayed the independent examination of the Council’s planning blueprint. 

Top Marks For School Investment

The second phase of a £2.9m remodelling scheme at Pucklechurch School is just one of many school projects making progress across the district.

LibDems Won’t Join Car Park Efforts

The LibDems won’t join Conservative efforts to secure the future of Thornbury’s Castle Court car park, dismaying local residents and traders.

Taxpayers Fork Out £85k For LibDem Spat

Political parties shouldn’t use the village green application process as a platform for their warring factions – that’s the message from local Conservatives after it was revealed that LibDem factional infighting has landed local taxpayers with £85k legal costs.

Leadership In The Local Interest

LibDems and Labour walk away from tough decisionsFollowing the May local elections, Conservative councillors have vowed to help steer the district through the tough times ahead.