Town Council News

For news and updates, follow Yate Town Council's social media:

Facebook:   Facebook Logo    Twitter:   Twitter Logo   Instagram:   Instagram Logo

Consultation - Elswick Park Street Scenes

on Wednesday, 09 March 2011 17:03. Posted in Community News

You may have noticed that the Elswick Park development (former Seastores site) is rapidly being built.

The Town Council has received some new street scene proposals for the Elswick Park site, which will front Kennedy Way.  We would like to know what you think. 

Please have a look at the Elswick Park Kennedy Way Street Scene proposals and let us have your comments by Friday 25th March.

New Yate Hopper Bus Ticket Introduced

on Monday, 13 December 2010 15:16. Posted in Community News

Hop on and off with the new Supersaver Bus Ticket for cheap bus travel in Yate and Chipping Sodbury, introduced by Wessex Connect and Severnside Transport.  For further information and a route map, please see the Yate Hopper Ticket Map.

Tesco - Find Out What's Happening

on Friday, 03 September 2010 13:49. Posted in Community News

For an update on what's happening with the new Tesco store, please take a look at the January Tesco/Yate Shopping Centre Newsletter.

Please read the latest Yate Shopping Centre Press Release issued in March 2011.

2010 Joint Parishes Garden Competition

on Tuesday, 10 August 2010 14:50. Posted in Community News

The results of the 2010 Joint Parishes Garden Competition are as follows:-

Schools Competition

1st Prize - St John's Primary

2nd Prize - Raysfield Infants

3rd Prize - Old Sodbury Primary

(Prizes will be presented to schools during September 2010).

Residents' Competition

1st Prize - Hugh Christopher of Brimsham Park

2nd Prize - Molly Vincent who lives off Sundridge Park

3rd Prize - David Poulton who lives in north Yate

The judges also awarded commendations to Shirley Carmichael who lives off Sundridge Park for her fun garden and the residents of North Parade for their rooftop patio garden.

Please visit the Gallery of Yate to view photos of the winning residents' competition.

New Name for the Youth Cafe - Armadillo

on Monday, 14 June 2010 14:56. Posted in Community News

Update 14 December 2010

Following a competition held with young people, a name for the Youth Venue and Cafe has been chosen - Armadillo was the winning name, which reflects the shape of the building.  The winner wins free entry to all Armadillo events for one year and an opportunity to attend the celebrity opening to be held next year.  Thank you to everyone who took part.

For more information about Armadillos, please visit

Update 30 November 2010

Vacancy for Business Manager - this is an exciting opportunity to be the lead person running the new Youth Cafe.  For further information, please download the Yate Youth Venue and Cafe Business Manager advert.  The closing date is 14th December 2010.

Update 14 October 2010

There is now a dedicated e-mail address for the Youth Cafe.  Anyone requiring further information or if you have any queries about the Youth Cafe, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Update 1 October 2010

A competition has been launched to name the Youth Cafe.  The winner will receive free entry to all Youth Cafe events for the first year and an invitation to the celeb opening.  Closing date for entries is the end of October.  Download the Name the Youth Cafe Competition Entry Form and submit your entry.

Update 30 July 2010

A launch took place on 20 July 2010, where interested users and businesses were invited to receive a Youth Venue and Cafe Launch presentation and take away a copy of the new glossy Youth Venue and Cafe Business Plan.

Many Partnership Opportunities exist.  Please get in touch if you would like to get involved.

Update 2 July 2010

Members of the Youth Cafe Project Board as work commences on-siteWork has started on site!  The hoardings are up and the diggers have started work.


(Pictured right are members of the Youth Cafe Project Board and Yate Town Councillors, as work commenced on-site.)


Check back for regular updates and to see the project progress.  Also visit Gallery of Yate to view photos of the construction on a weekly basis.

For further information on the project, please read the latest Youth Cafe Newsletter.

Update June 2010

The contractors for the Yate Youth Venue & Café have now been chosen and work is due to start work on site at the end of June 2010. The building is scheduled to open in April 2011.

With work on site imminent, much time and thought has been given to ensuring that the impact on the local community is carefully managed to avoid any unnecessary upset or confusion.

The chosen contractor, has a great deal of experience of working on building sites in busy town centre locations and has demonstrated clear plans for keeping any disruption to a minimum, the key to which is communicating with the local community all the way through the building process.

The Project Board has also deliberated over the impact of the building process on the immediate environment. There are a number of mature trees on the site which are to be protected, and, as part of the interview process the contractor had to set out exactly how they would do this. Again, the chosen contractor was able to demonstrate a wealth of knowledge and practical experience in this area, which satisfied the Project Board’s concerns.

When work begins on site, the contractors will contact local residents directly with up to date information and contact details. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns please contact us.