This edition’s cover story is the 60th anniversary of the School Crossing Patrol, who work to ensure children are able to cross the road safely to and from school. We recently thanked our 38 crossing patrol team members by presenting them with a special commemorative badge and certificate to mark this milestone.
Inside, there is a feature about investing in South Gloucestershire that includes information about the Ambitions careers event which was held at the University of the West of England in October, information about our Enterprise Areas and details of HRH the Duke of Gloucester’s recent tour of businesses in the area.
We have news regarding our rollout of superfast broadband to rural communities in partnership with BT, Wiltshire Council and with funding from the government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme. There is also information about funding awarded for schemes that promote sustainable travel in local communities throughout south Gloucestershire.
There is information about a funding boost to ease congestion at junctions 16 and 17 of the M5 which was recently given the go ahead and an update on part-night lighting, our project to convert South Gloucestershire’s street lights to ‘part night’ operation, in order to conserve energy and reduce carbon emissions.
We have an article about our new Housing Strategy which looks at types of housing needed in the area and information about the Warm & Well scheme offering impartial energy advice and assistance for energy improvements as winter approaches.
There is also news about our annual budget consultation, information about seasonal flu vaccinations and details about our winter preparation plans.
On top of this you will find information about changes to recycling services, composting information and details of Waste Warriors Award winners Almondsbury School in the Sort It!* supplement.