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'Outstanding' award given to Kingsgate Park

on Monday, 10 October 2016 14:43. Posted in Community News

'Outstanding' award given to Yate Town Council's Kingsgate Park

Awards were presented at the South West In Bloom ceremony in Taunton on 6th October 2016.

Councillor Tony Davis Mayor of Yate said;

‘Congratulations to all involved and particular thanks to the Friends of Kingsgate Park, Avon Wildlife Trust and the Estates Team at Yate Town Council who continue to work very hard to maintain such high standards in our wonderful Kingsgate Park’.

St. Mary's Play Area Re-furb

on Thursday, 29 September 2016 10:49. Posted in Community News

This play area is going to be given a facelift this year.

We will need to close the play area whilst works take place. This means we expect the play area will be closed from Monday 31st October 2016 for about 5 weeks.

Weather permitting, we expect to be able to open the improved play area on Monday 5th December.

We apologise for any inconvenience this closure causes - but we think it will be worth it in the long run!

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Flying of UAVs and Drones policy

on Tuesday, 20 September 2016 13:57. Posted in Community News

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 Rules and Guidelines

Casual use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones requires the permission of the landowner. The Town Council is willing to grant permission to residents providing they comply with the following rules and guidelines. These are based on internationally developed rules to ensure the safety and privacy of all residents.

If you wish to use a drone or UAV from Yate Town Council premises, or fly over Yate Town Council premises in a manner not permitted by this guidance you will need to seek express permission.

Model aircraft, drones and other UAVs which can be flown without a permit in public areas (providing they comply with the guidance) are:

Electric-powered, remote-controlled drones capable of vertical take-off and landing;

Remote-controlled fixed-wing model aircraft with a wingspan under two metres;

Electric fan jet-powered models, weighing less than 1.5kg.

UAVs that don’t meet these criteria cannot be flown on Yate Town Council managed property without express permission.


UAV Code of Conduct

Users of UAVs need to follow relevant Civil Aviation Authority guidance, but in addition, flyers must not use their UAV “recklessly or in a manner which may intimidate, be dangerous, be injurious to or cause a nuisance to any person” or in a manner that invades the privacy of others.

You are not permitted to post to the internet images taken from a drone which you are flying from town council property without the permission of the individuals / owners of properties shown in the images.

In addition, when flying in a Town Council owned or managed space, consent to fly is granted on the condition you:-


fly a drone over a sports field if it’s in use;

operate over parked vehicles or roads;

operate within of 20 metres of or be flown over other users of the park;

fly over or within 50 metres of livestock, sensitive wildlife habitats such as nesting or roosting birds or lakes;

operate within 20 metres of or fly over park buildings and structures, and overhead wires;

operate over dry flammable vegetation;

fly over adjoining private properties


be courteous of other park users including people walking dogs;

keep the UAV in full view at all times (e.g. not operated through binoculars, video monitor or smartphone, unless an observer is present);

fly in daylight hours only;

cease operation if requested by council staff

Any breaches of the code of conduct could result in the council terminating your permission to fly UAVs on public land.


Commercial Flights

You need express permission from Yate Town Council to fly UAVs over public space or from council properties for commercial purposes, including:

film and television productions, including documentaries, TV shows and music videos;


videos for the web;

student films

Filming for personal and non-commercial use, such as a wedding video, birthday parties and building inspections, does not require a permit.

Drone shoots by property companies should take off and land on private property.


Complaints about UAVs and UAV Operators

If a drone operator has breached these provisions please phone the Town Council on 01454 866506 with details of the time, date, approximate height and any website evidence or images.

If there is an urgent risk to public safety, contact the police.


Brinsham Photography/Art Competition!

on Thursday, 09 June 2016 10:16. Posted in Community News

Photograph, paint or draw for prosperity the fields to the north of Brinsham Park before they are developed. Record a snap shot in time...capture the sense of place…what makes it special and unique?

Fields.. gateways.. hedgerows.. ponds.. tracks.. wild life ..birds.. butterflies..insects.. trees.. wild flowers.. streams.. rabbits.. Consider the obvious and common place and not so obvious!

All entries will be compiled into a historic record. A small prize will be given to the winner to be judged on creative and imaginative observation capturing the essence of the area.

To enter: please send/scan colour or black and white images in any format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or upload and post on Facebook or Twitter.

If you would prefer, send or deliver, a hard copy to Yate Town Council, Poole Court, Poole Court Drive, Yate, South Gloucestershire, BS37 5PP.

For more information tel.01454 866506

Rules: Please abide by the countryside rules and do not stray from the footpaths. Copyright for future YTC publications is required for all entries. Competition open to all ages, amateur or professional. Closing date 31st October 2016.

Summer Holiday Playschemes

on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 14:47. Posted in Community News

Unfortunately, Children’s Playlink will no longer be running a holiday playscheme at the Parish Hall on Station Road, Yate during the school summer holidays.

Therefore please read the below leaflet detailing some of the other summer playscheme provisions that are available in the town.

If you would like your provision to be featured in a future leaflet, please contact Yate Town Council.

Click here to download the leaflet.