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May 28 2013

Losing your sight does not mean the end of reading

‘Make a Noise in Libraries’ fortnight takes place from 3 to 14 June and libraries in South Gloucestershire are joining the campaign to improve access to books and information for blind and partially sighted people... Read More

May 28 2013

Choral performance

A CHORAL performance will mark Carers Week in South Gloucestershire, which runs from June 10 to 14... Read More

May 28 2013

Centre’s future secured

THE future of the Vassall Centre has been secured for at least five years after trustees sold the three-acre site to a property management company.. Read More

May 24 2013

Free activities in South Glos Libraries

Once again libraries across South Gloucestershire are holding an exciting programme of free activities for young people during the school holidays. These include rhymetimes, stories, crafts and activities, with fun themes ranging from outer space to under the sea... Read More

May 07 2013 Stanbridge school Wembley achievement

Stanbridge school Wembley achievement

THE achievement of a team of talented young footballers from Downend has been captured in stone on Wembley Way... Read More

May 07 2013

Libraries meet changing needs

LIBRARY users in Downend, Emersons Green and Staple Hill can now borrow up to five eBooks at a time... Read More

May 06 2013

Scarecrow Trail

DOZENS of colourful characters will appear in Pucklechurch over the Bank Holiday weekend for the village’s annual scarecrow trail and competition... Read More

May 06 2013

Community Groups

COMMUNITY groups in Downend, Staple Hill, Mangotsfield and Emersons Green are being invited to apply for grants to help them provide activities for teenagers.. Read More

May 06 2013 Councillor Janet Biggins

Councillor Janet Biggins

JANET Biggin is one of three elected representatives for Downend. She has served on South Gloucestershire Council since May 2007 and for the past year has been chair of the council. Janet is a member of the Conservative Party... Read More

May 03 2013 Air ambulance

Air ambulance

EVERYONE knows just how important the air ambulance is in saving the lives of people in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. But did you know the area’s helicopter isn’t paid for by the NHS?.. Read More