Youth funding change ‘could benefit thousands’

Just 1 in 5 young people make regular use of youth centres Thousands more youngsters could benefit from council funding, under new proposals being considered by South Gloucestershire Council. 

£100m to ‘strengthen foundations’ of local economy

Funding for schools, transport and broadband is ‘investing in the future’ South Gloucestershire Council’s Conservative Cabinet has revealed plans to invest over £100m over the next 3 years - just £4.6m of which would be funded through borrowing.

£3m for superfast broadband roll-out

Council investment to tackle district’s ‘digital divide’ Every home and business in South Gloucestershire will potentially be able to access broadband by 2015 with nine out of ten enjoying superfast speeds of up to 24 Mbps, thanks to nearly £3m of public investment.

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.