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Friends of Brimsham Park - Bags of Help Funding!

on Tuesday, 16 February 2016 12:28. Posted in Community News

The friends of Brimsham Park group are pleased to have been shortlisted to receive ‪‎Bags of Help‬ funding from Tesco. Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch it's Bags of Help initiative across hundreds of regions in England and Wales. The scheme picks three community groups and projects in each region to be awarded with either a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place grant, which is all raised from the 5p bag charge.

The Friends of Brimsham propose to use the funding to help re-establish a Wildlife Pool, pollard the trees and clear the scrub, provide a Dipping Platform for local infant schools to use. It could also go towards planting the area with wildflowers to attract bees, butterflies and insects, which will also increase the population of wild birds visiting the park.

You can help support the Friends of Brimsham Park by voting for them in the Tesco Yate Extra store from 27th Feb to 6th March 2016. The more votes they recieve the bigger the grant, so please go and cast your vote!

For more information on Tesco's Bags of Help funding, please click the link; www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp

Queen's 90th Birthday Celebrations

on Monday, 14 December 2015 11:14. Posted in Community News

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Spanish Bluebells to be removed from Ridge Wood

on Thursday, 23 April 2015 10:12. Posted in Community News

Yate Town Council has been advised by the Firends of Ridge Wood that unfortunately the native British bluebells in Ridge Wood, like many other woods around the UK, may soon be a think of the past.

The British bluebell is under threat from the non-native Spainish bluebell; this species is more dominant than its UK cousin and can easilty take over an area if given a chance. 

(Another problem is hybridisation where Spainish bluebells cross-breed with British bluebells to create a hybrid plant. These hybrids can then reproduce, further reducing numbers of the genuine British flowers.

Over the next few weeks, Spainish bluebells wil be removed from the woodland at Ridge Wood.  The bluebells will be marked by trained personnel and then removed by either digging them up or possibly the use of environmentally friendly herbicides.

The next Friends of Ridge Wood work day will take place on Sunday 26th April 2015 - please meet at the Melrose Close entrance to the woodland at 10am - to help with and effort to clear the woodland of  the Spainish bluebells.

For more information please see the Friends of Ridgewood website  www.ridge-wood.org.uk or contact via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Spainish Bluebells to be removed from Ridge Wood

on Thursday, 23 April 2015 10:10. Posted in Community News

Yate Town Council has been advised by the Firends of Ridge Wood that unfortunately the native British bluebells in Ridge Wood, like many other woods around the UK, may soon be a think of the past.

The British bluebell is under threat from the non-native Spainish bluebell; this species is more dominant than its UK cousin and can easilty take over an area if given a chance. 

(Another problem is hybridisation where Spainish bluebells cross-breed with British bluebells to create a hybrid plant. These hybrids can then reproduce, further reducing numbers of the genuine British flowers.

Over the next few weeks, Spainish bluebells wil be removed from the woodland at Ridge Wood.  The bluebells will be marked by trained personnel and then removed by either digging them up or possibly the use of environmentally friendly herbicides.

The next Friends of Ridge Wood work day will take place on Sunday 26th April 2015 - please meet at the Melrose Close entrance to the woodland at 10am - to help with and effort to clear the woodland of  the Spainish bluebells.

For more information please see the Friends of Ridgewood website  www.ridge-wood.org.uk or contact via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

News - Land at Abbotswood Shopping Centre

on Wednesday, 14 January 2015 09:26. Posted in Community News

We are delighted to announce that Yate Town Council has reached agreement with the owners of land at Abbotswood Shopping Centre to purchase land there, including the paved and grassed areas at the front o the shops and some of the rear.


Residents and Councillors have been frustrated that they cannot invest in the area to do it up because the land is privately owned. Purchasing this land is the key to being able to raise money to do up the area.

Yate Town Council has been working carefully behind the scenes to achieve this. Email agreement has been reached today and lawyers have now been instructed to carry out the conveyance as soon as possible. Once completed, we will see a steep change in the sort of things the Action Group will be able to do.

Councillor Chris Willmore, commented ' The real hero of this is local resident, Mary Wright, she has fought tirelessly to get improvements at Abbotswood and has encouraged us to try to trace the owner and then get a deal. As councillors we thank her for all her work. We've been sworn to secrecy through months of negotiation so it is a relief to be able to share the news! This is a great deal for the community and releases the current owner from their liabilities."