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  • Thornbury people: Have your say on the council's waste strategy

    By thecriddler at 16:26 on 18/02/13
    Thornbury people: Have your say on the council’s waste strategy.
    Residents are being asked for their views on proposals to further reduce waste and increase recycling in South Gloucestershire. The council has launched a three-month consultation on its draft waste management strategy for the period 2013-19. Proposals in the strategy include extending kerbside collection services to include mixed plastics and small electrical items, and introducing a more comprehensive recycling service for residents...
  • Council tax to be frozen again in South Gloucestershire

    By matt_2009 at 10:57 on 14/02/13
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    Council tax is set to be frozen for a third consecutive year in South Gloucestershire while the Living Wage will be introduced for low-paid council staff from October 2013. In the authority's first budget proposals since moving to a committee system last May, committee members recommended a budget of £189 million for 2013/14, with council tax for a Band D property to be set at £1,245.50. The proposals, which were agreed...
  • Labour unveils 2013 budget priorities for South Gloucestershire

    By ptics at 10:29 on 05/02/13
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    From South Gloucestershire Labour... South Gloucestershire's Labour Councillors have unveiled their budget priorities ahead of decision-making meetings later this month. This is the authority's first budget since it moved to a committee system last May, and proposals will be agreed at the Policy & Resources Committee next Monday (11th) before final endorsement at Council on 20 February. Despite a very difficult financial climate...
  • Council say "Part-night" lighting scheme - implemented in Thornbury in 2011 – is on track

    By matt_2009 at 15:41 on 15/01/13
    Council say “Part-night” lighting scheme - implemented in Thornbury in 2011 – is on track.
    Measures to conserve energy by switching off street lights between midnight and 5am have reduced South Gloucestershire's annual carbon emissions by 12 per cent and are already saving approximately £90,000 in energy costs each year say the council. About 6,000 of the district's 29,500 street lights have been switched to part night operation since the scheme was adopted by the council in 2008. The scheme was implemented in...
  • South Gloucestershire Leisure Services announce pricing change

    By ptics at 12:36 on 12/12/12
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    Circadian Trust, the organisation that runs leisure services in South Gloucestershire, has announced changes to customer pricing following a 12-week consultation, which will come into effect from January 1, 2013. The amendments include an across-the-board increase for all non-concessions of 1% above RPI (Retail Price Index) for the next two years. Age-related and student concessionaries will receive a discount of up to 35% for most...

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