South Gloucestershire Council looks to raid £3 million from cash-strapped local schools

Conservative-run South Gloucestershire Council has announced proposals to cut £3 million from the budget for mainstream local schools to plug a black hole in the budget for special schools and children with high levels of special educational needs (SEND).     South Gloucestershire Lib Dem Schools...

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Local Lib Dems secure commitment from health bosses that local residents will have their voices heard over new Thornbury & Frenchay health and care facilities

Local Lib Dem councillors used this morning’s meeting of South Gloucestershire’s Health Scrutiny Committee to quiz health managers about their plans for Thornbury and Frenchay health and care facilities, and to ask for guarantees that the local residents are not cut out of the process. Thornbury ...

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Barratt Homes win Woodlands Farm appeal

Barratt Homes have won their appeal against South Gloucestershire Council’s refusal of planning permission for up to 215 homes to be built on land at Woodlands Farm, Coalpit Heath. The development, called Blackberry Park by the developers, was their latest attempt to get planning permission on t...

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