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HRH The Princess Royal Visits YOSC - 08.01.2019

on Wednesday, 09 January 2019 15:53. Posted in Council News

On Tuesday 8th January 2019, HRH The Princess Royal was welcomed at Yate Outdoor Sports Complex (YOSC).

The visit was arranged by Yate Town Council to celebrate the work of the volunteers, who, with the Town Council, have saved and transformed the facility.

HRH The Princess Royal was joined by Edward Gillespie OBE (Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire), Charles Martell (High Sheriff of Gloucestershire), Phil Vickery (Deputy Lord Lieutenant), Councillor John Ford (Mayor of Yate) and Councillor Chris Willmore (chair of the YOSC Liaison and Project Steering Group).  

The party were escorted on an outside tour of the athletics facility by Jeremy Dale (YOSC Ltd and Yate & District Athletics Club).  HRH The Princess Royal watched and met local athletes who participated in track and field events, as well as target sprint competitors who showcased their sport.

The party then entered the main clubhouse where Councillor Chris Willmore, introduced HRH The Princess Royal to various members of the community  including volunteers, users of the facility, elite athletes, Councillors, Yate Town Council Staff and community partners. 

Councillor Willmore formally welcomed HRH The Princess Royal and explained;

Today is about volunteers; the volunteers who run YOSC and all the sports clubs who use it.  But it is more than that - YOSC and this new athletics arena only exists because of volunteers.  Today we mark a milestone in the history of YOSC.  In naming this new facility, we celebrate the work of volunteers.  Many here have served long and hard, but there is a couple who started as parents, became club officers, coaches, judges – Tony and Pat Jefferies.  Tony won the 2017 South West Services to Athletics Award and even carried the Olympic TorchIn using the “Jefferies” name for the athletics arena, it will stand as a permanent reminder to us all of the central role volunteers play in all the sports at YOSC. And the importance for us all to continue to volunteer to keep facilities like this open.”

HRH The Princess Royal was then invited to unveil a plaque to mark the opening of “The Jefferies Arena” and she went onto give a speech where she acknowledged the work of the volunteers at YOSC and celebrated the opportunities it offers to all members of the community.

Councillor Brian Allinson, Vice-Chair of South Gloucestershire Council in attendance at the visit commented ‘The facilities at YOSC are tremendous and a credit both to Yate Town Council and the management and trustees of the Complex.’

 

Picture 1. – HRH The Princess Royal is greeted at YOSC

Picture 2a & b HRH meets Athletes

Picture 3 HRH and Jeremy Dale ( Yate Athlectics Club) tour YOSC facilities

Picture 4 HRH & Yate Town Councillor, Chris Willmore, unveil plaque

 

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Inspirational Women in Yate 2018

on Monday, 24 September 2018 15:40. Posted in Council News

Sue Walker and Chris Willmore poster

Kingsgate Park Outdoor Gym Equipment Consultation Report

on Tuesday, 28 August 2018 13:30. Posted in Council News

To view the Kingsgate Park Outdoor Gym Equipment Consultation Report, please click here.

Armistice 100 years

on Thursday, 09 August 2018 15:15. Posted in Council News

Armistice Commemorations 2018

There will be a series of events happening in Yate and surrounding parishes in November 2018 to commemorate one hundred years since the end of the first world war. We will be publishing events in our Autumn newsletter, on social media and posters.

Special Armistice 2018 Edition Newsletter, please click here

To download knitted / crochet poppy pattern, please click here

To read our press release about Armistice 100, please click here

To read our press release about Clay Poppies, please click here

To read our information regarding Clay Poppies Peace Garden (for schools and groups), please click here

Armistice Events

To download Armistice Events part 1, please click here

To download Armistice Events part 2, please click here

To download "Beacon of Light" poster, please click here

To download Yate Heritage Centre Armistice Events, please click here

To download "Music Hall Event" poster, please click here

To download "Tommy Atkins" poster, please click here

 

Poppies Wanted Poster

 

Project Timelines and Descriptions

on Thursday, 22 March 2018 16:17. Posted in Council News

S106 Funded Projects

Yate Town Council has successfully bid for the following funding from s106 monies which has enabled the town council to embark on the following projects.

(Section 106 (S106) Agreements are legal agreements between Local Authorities and developers; these are linked to planning permissions and can also be known as planning obligations.
A Planning obligation will aim to balance the pressure created by the new development with improvements to the surrounding area ensuring that where possible the development would make a positive contribution to the local area and community).

 

Yate Outdoor Sports Complex (YOSC)

Yate Town Council successfully bid for funding to replace the track and athletics facilities at Yate Outdoor Sports Complex (YOSC). We have raised a total of £800,000 from s106 monies (to develop outdoor sporting facilities in the area), Sport England and by running our own campaigns to raise the required funds. YOSC can now continue as a valuable asset to the town and wider community for many years to come. Our thanks to our town councillors,  town staff and volunteers who drew up the plans and bid for funding.

Construction begins week commencing 9th July 2018 to be completed by the end of September 2018.

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Sunnyside upgrade

Yate Town Council has run a Public Consultation to find out views of local people regarding a project to extend the Changing Rooms at Sunnyside Playing Field in Yate


The Town Council successfully bid for and has been awarded funding from S106 money to the sum of £128,205.73 to develop outdoor sporting facilities in the area.

Following the consultation and a reviewing the proposals from the information received the construction to upgrade the changing rooms will begin mid-June and be completed by 12th November 2018

The Town Council’s aspire to provide high quality, safe and accessible sports facilities across the town and by expanding the changing facility, we would be able to offer two more changing rooms at Sunnyside Playing Fields which would enable:

  • • Female football to take place alongside male match fixtures;
  • • Provision of an adequate amount of changing rooms in relation to the
      amount of teams using the pitches and neighbouring Tennis Court 
                 facility;
  • • Improvement of disability access to the facility to promote inclusive
    sport taking place on site;
  • • Environmental sustainability measures will be considered such as the installation of solar panels;
  • • The review and improvement of security measures at the facility

 

Abbotswood

Yate Town Council successfully bid for S106 funding received £89,535 , to develop and an informal play area on the green in Abbotswood Shopping Centre.  The phase 2 enhancements will include installing new equipment to expand the opportunity for children and families to engage in informal play, complementing the Phase 1 equipment. At the Abbotswood Apple Day the town council will give an update and talk with local people to discuss the overall plan.  It is anticipated that the work will be completed by Spring 2019.

 

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Sunnyside Changing Rooms Upgrade

Yate Town Council has run a Public Consultation to find out views of local people regarding a project to extend the Changing Rooms at Sunnyside Playing Field in Yate. Following the consultation and a reviewing the proposals with the information received cconstruction to upgrade the changing rooms will begin mid-June and be completed by 12th November 2018


The Town Council successfully bid for and has been awarded funding from S106 money to the sum of £128,205.73 to develop outdoor sporting facilities in the area

The Town Council’s aspire to provide high quality, safe and accessible sports facilities across the town and by expanding the changing facility, we would be able to offer two more changing rooms at Sunnyside Playing Fields which would enable:

  • • Female football to take place alongside male match fixtures;
  • • Provision of an adequate amount of changing rooms in relation to the
      amount of teams using the pitches and neighbouring Tennis Court 
                 facility;
  • • Improvement of disability access to the facility to promote inclusive
    sport taking place on site;
  • • Environmental sustainability measures will be considered such as the installation of solar panels;
  • • The review and improvement of security measures at the facility.

 

Kingsgate Park

Yate Town Council successfully bid for S106 funding receiving £72,380 for Outdoor Exercise Equipment at Kingsgate Park.  The park will benefit from the installation of Yate’s first and only set of Outdoor Exercise Equipment, which will provide a free opportunity for visitors aged 14+ to increase their fitness and strength whilst enjoying the surroundings of the Play Area and Lake. The exercise suite will boast a range of equipment aimed to exercise multiple areas of the body, including the ability to undertake cardio workouts at a range of levels.

A public consultation will take place at Yate Rocks 2018 and it is planned that construction will be completed by Spring 2019

 

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Howard Lewis

Yate Town Council successfully bid for S106 funding recently received £49,628, to develop the Howard Lewis Play Area. Following consultation with residents and pupils of the local school regarding ideas, extra equipment will be installed including a multi play unit, a basket swing and bike trail markings. Other areas of the park will also receive attention such as signage and landscaping. Construction to begin by September 2018.

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Brinsham Fields

Earlier this year, Yate Town Council began work on the project to enhance Brinsham Park. The works are part of a long term aspiration to improve the rest of the play area, in line with the new housing development taking place nearby.


YTC successfully bid for S106 money and were recently awarded £25,370 to develop and enhance the play area further. Construction will begin on 12th April 2018 to create a fort, sandpit play area and an outdoor trampoline and the work should be be completed by mid-May 2018

The new equipment will add colour and excitement designed to stimulate the imagination of visitors, as well as engaging users in physical activity whilst using the play equipment.

 

Member Award Funding (MAF)

Council has launched a ‘Yate Ageing Better Project’ to establish the needs of the fast expanding ageing community of Yate.

First steps have been to launch a new lunch club and Men in Shed’s.

The Town Council have been awarded MAF funding totalling £2156.73 in order to fund this project which is to be launched this summer with a public consultation to seek the opinions and experiences of those who are involved in existing groups and activities as well as identifying any additional interest and / or hobbies.

Yate Town Council will provide updates on the development of the consultation and will ensure that there will be various ways to engage, including group discussion, online forms and paper questionnaires made available for completion at various Yate Town Council Properties. 

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