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Community and living

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We are committed to ensuring strong communities, where people feel comfortable and proud to live, with a vibrant civic culture and a strong local economy.

This is a challenge because of the diversity of communities that we serve - rural, urban, industrial, commercial and agricultural. We aim to do this in a way that is sustainable and gives everyone the same opportunities as well as giving people pride in their community.

If you want to help your community, the information here will help you, providing support, skills and confidence to work with the council in achieving community goals.

We have a range of useful services including birth, death and marriage registration as well information about childcare and local support groups.

Our one stop shops work with a variety of partners to bring you the services you need locally.

You can also find information on crime prevention and community safety as well as finding out about libraries, voluntary organisations and services and organisations available to carers in South Gloucestershire


Animal welfare

There is a wide range of legislation in the UK designed to protect the health and welfare of both do ...

Armed Forces Community Covenant

South Gloucestershire has a large military and civilian Armed Forces population. The Council has bee ...

Asylum and immigration

Asylum is protection given by a country to someone who is fleeing persecution in their own country.

Carers

A carer is someone who provides unpaid help and support to a family member partner friend or neighbo ...

Children and family care

We strive to provide the best possible care to families and children within the area.

Community centres and facilities

Community centres are the focal point the hub of local communities and attract greater use if they a ...

Community grants

The grants we manage provide funding for voluntary community and social enterprise groups.

Community safety

Community safety is about making sure that everyone in a community feels safe in their homes and on ...

Deaths, funerals and cremations

Coming to terms with the death of a loved one can be very traumatic even if the person has been ill ...

Equality and diversity

We want to make sure that all the people in South Gloucestershire have equal access to education emp ...

Legal advice

We work with a number of local advice providers to ensure you can access basic legal advice and info ...

Marriages

In order to make a marriage official some paperwork must be completed by groom and bride. This is ca ...

Records and archives

The record office collect and preserve thousands of documents relating to the history of South Glouc ...

Recycling, rubbish and waste

Waste services in South Gloucestershire are provided by the Sort It partnership which aims to reduce ...

Religions, faiths and beliefs

We support equality and diversity of all faiths and aim to ensure that all South Gloucestershire res ...

Safer & stronger communities strategic partnership

The South Gloucestershire safer and stronger communities strategic partnership is made up of organis ...

Street care and cleaning

We are responsible for the removal of litter from highways removal of fly-tipped waste emptying of l ...

Stronger communities

We provide advice and guidance in a number of ways to help you make your community stronger and safe ...

Substance misuse

The problems related to drug use are varied and wide reaching.

Voluntary organisations

Voluntary and community sector organisations provide a broad range of local services to all kinds of ...

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