Yate and Sodbury Voice News

February 26 2019 More money for foster carers as numbers decline

More money for foster carers as numbers decline

FEES and allowances for foster carers in South Gloucestershire are being increased – as a report finds that the number of carers in the area is falling... Read More


February 25 2019

Almost 4,000 on housing waiting list in South Gloucestershire

NEARLY 4,000 households are on the waiting list for social housing in South Gloucestershire, with more than a quarter of those in unhygienic or overcrowded conditions... Read More


February 25 2019 Mum calls on people to nominate star carers

Mum calls on people to nominate star carers

A MUM whose daughter needs round-the-clock care is encouraging people in a similar situation to nominate their carers for an award. .. Read More


February 25 2019 Bus journeys down as public asked for views on future transport

Bus journeys down as public asked for views on future transport

BUS passengers took 112,000 fewer journeys in South Gloucestershire last year, new figures reveal... Read More


February 25 2019 Councils set their tax bills

Councils set their tax bills

TAX payers will see their bill for basic South Gloucestershire Council services rise by an average of £43 this year... Read More


February 25 2019 Baby Pop Up shop comes to Yate shopping centre

Baby Pop Up shop comes to Yate shopping centre

MUMS on maternity leave have organised a pop-up shop in Yate to raise funds for parents who are in hospital waiting for the birth of their baby. .. Read More


February 24 2019 Get set for Family Festival of Running

Get set for Family Festival of Running

A YATE man who decided to raise money for a children's hospice instead of staging his 40th birthday party is encouraging families to join his fundraising drive... Read More


February 24 2019 Bypass could divert Yate drivers away from villages

Bypass could divert Yate drivers away from villages

A BYPASS enabling drivers from Yate to avoid travelling through Winterbourne, Frampton Cotterell and Coalpit Heath has been included in a study on the future of transport in the region. .. Read More


February 24 2019 Row over 4p rise in weekly cost of fire service

Row over 4p rise in weekly cost of fire service

A row broke out over a 4p-a-week rise in Avon Fire Authority’s portion of the council tax after a councillor claimed the service could cut backroom staff to save money... Read More


February 24 2019 Extra £24 a year to pay for 100 cops

Extra £24 a year to pay for 100 cops

AN extra £24 per year will be added to the average council tax bill next month to pay for 100 more police officers... Read More