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  • Patchway councillors and residents unite on grass cuts

    Patchway councillors and residents unite on grass cuts

    Patchway’s Labour councillors have joined with local residents to highlight the effect that cuts to street care are having in the town. South Gloucestershire Council is having to make cuts of £80M over the decade, and one of the cost-saving measures introduced this year is a reduction in the regularity that highways grass is cut, from twelve cuts...

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  • Frustration as workers are "let down"

    Frustration as workers are "let down"

    Labour councillors in South Gloucestershire have expressed frustration that their call for improvements to the working conditions of residents employed on zero hours contracts has been watered down by the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats. At the Council meeting held tonight, Labour councillor Pat Apps proposed a motion calling on the Government and local MPs to extend employment rights to...

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  • Filton school commitment now under threat

    Filton school commitment now under threat

    South Gloucestershire councillors will be asked to vote next week on a report recommending a U-turn on a council commitment to fund building improvement works at Filton Hill Primary School. The £1.2M project at Filton Hill Primary School formed part of South Gloucestershire Council’s overall package of future school improvements agreed back in 2012. But next week the...

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  • Council set to debate zero hours workers’ rights

    Council set to debate zero hours workers’ rights

    South Gloucestershire Council will be asked to support greater rights for workers on zero contract hours next week, as Labour councillor Pat Apps has tabled a motion for debate. Workers on zero hours contracts do not have a guaranteed amount of work and only get paid for the hours they work. Whilst this flexibility suits some workers, the...

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  • Kingswood take-away refused late night opening

    Kingswood take-away refused late night opening

    A take-away in the heart of a residential area in Kingswood has been refused permission by South Gloucestershire Council to operate late at night. Pizza GoGo, operating from Westons Way in Kingswood, had applied to South Gloucestershire Council for permission to stay open to 1am on Sundays to Thursdays and to 2am on Fridays and Saturdays. The take-away currently...

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  • Sign up for better Staple Hill bus links

    Sign up for better Staple Hill bus links

    Staple Hill’s Labour councillors are urging local people to sign an online petition calling for improved direct bus services to neighbouring areas, and especially to the new regional acute hospital at Southmead. At last month’s Council meeting, Councillors Ian Boulton and Shirley Potts presented a petition signed by over 600 people calling on transport officers and local bus companies...

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  • Patchway launches ambitious town centre plan

    Patchway launches ambitious town centre plan

    Patchway's Labour councillors are expressing their excitement at ambitious long-term plans to give Patchway a 21st-century town centre. At the Town Council's annual meeting, the new Mayor and long-standing Coniston councillor, Mike Grotzke (pictured centre), launched a consultation on the re-development of Patchway town centre that will integrate the new and existing communities of Patchway, bringing in some much...

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