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Poppies at the Lych Gate

on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 13:18. Posted in Community News


Yate women have been busy crocheting and knitting personalised poppies for each person from Yate who died in the Great War.

A memorial display has been erected at the Lych Gate, St Mary's Church in Yate to remember the lives of the men of Yate that died during the First World War.

Handmade poppies, which have been lovingly crafted by members of the community, will be attached to the memorial over the next 4 years on the 100th anniversary of the date of when each man died.

The display was inspired by Councilor Chris Willmore of Yate Town Council , "We thought it would be a fitting tribute to remember those that lost their lives 100 years ago as each individual poppy represents each individual person "

The display will remain at the Lych Gate for the next four years with poppies added on the 100th anniversary of each death – a total of 32 poppies are needed to complete the display.

If you are able to knit or crochet a handmade poppy then please let us know by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling in at Poole Court, Poole Court Drive in Yate. Any excess poppies will be used to complete a wreath which will be laid at the Lych Gate in 2018.


Bulb Planting at Brinsham Fields

on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 10:02. Posted in Community News

Five Hundred Narcissus bulbs were planted on Sunday 19th October 2014 at Brinsham Fields, Yate.

The Friends of Brinsham Park and Councillor Martin Monk turned up at 10am with their green fingers to join Yate Town Council with the planting of the bulbs.

We hope to see the results of their hard work in the Spring with a bright display of flowers on the bank adjacent to the BBQ area!

If you are interested in Brinsham Fields or would like to be involved with the friends group, please call Yate Town Council on 01454 866506 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

bulbs planting photo 

Remembrance Service 2014

on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:28. Posted in Community News

Yate Town Council wishes to involve the whole town in the act of remembrance.

Meet at Poole Court at 9.15am to parade to the church at 9.30am.

Alternatively go straight to St Mary's Church for the service which commences at 10.00am.


Sunnyside Tennis Courts Re-furbishment

on Monday, 15 September 2014 10:22. Posted in Community News

Yate Town Council are very pleased to have been awarded a £31,150 funding boost from SITA Trust to refurbish and update the Sunnyside Tennis Courts, Yate.

The two existing tennis courts will be resurfaced, repainted, an improved fence and gate are going to be installed and a path to the courts from the car park is being built, which will improve access to the courts for all members of the community.

Councillor Sue Walker said "I am absolutely delighted that SITA Trust have awarded funding for the refurbishment of the Sunnyside Tennis Courts. These community Courts are a much loved local facility - used by a range of local people, from the very young to the young at heart, to keep active and enjoy playing tennis. These improvements will make the courts even more appealing to existing and new users of the facility in the future."

Jools Granville at SITA Trust added "We are delighted to have been able to support this project through the landfill Communities Fund. The application was submitted with many letters of support from local regulars who frequently use the courts and also from LTA Coach who runs the Yate Community Tennis Club. Without this facility the immediate area offers no opportunity for the general public to turn-up and play tennis."

Work is due to start in the next few weeks and it is anticipated that the courts will be completed and re-opened before Christmas.


Tyndale Avenue Play Area Upgrade

on Thursday, 17 July 2014 14:48. Posted in Community News

Yate Town Council is delighted that work is now complete to upgrade the play equipment at Tyndale Park Play area in Yate.

Several new pieces of play equipment have now been installed including a "hip hop see saw", a pod swing, a rodeoboard, a double perch and a basketball area.

Funding for the improvements was received from the New Homes Bonus by a grant awarded by the Frome Vale Area Forum.

The refurbishment of this play area aims to widen the range of opportunities for different ages and abilities of users. Particular focus has been given to the provision of adventurous play for secondary age children and increasing accessibility to the park and equipment for users with limited mobility.

The official re-opening of Tyndale Park Play Area took place on Thursday 17th July 2014 at
1pm with the Mayor of Yate, Councillor Wully Perks, local Councillors and children from Tyndale School.

 tyndale compressed imageright way up boy on play equippemntdouble perch

pod swingrodeo board