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on 23 March 2020. Posted in Council News

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National Restrictions From 5th January 2021

On Monday 4th January 2021, Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave a national address to announce a nationwide lockdown starting on Tuesday 5th January 2021.

For full information regarding the new national restrictions, please click here to visit the Governments Official Website.



COVID-19 Guidelines / Advice and Information

During this difficult time, if you have any queries or are looking for information or advice, please visit official sources such as the Government or NHS websites:

The Government: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

The NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

The Government: How to Help Safetly Guidance (click here).

South Gloucestershire: Charities Open For Free Advice


Households with Possible Infections

If you are looking for guidance and advice on what to do if you believe your household may be infected with COVID-19, please visit the following page on the Government's website:





Yate Town Council Coronavirus Battle Fund

Yate Town Council has decided to divert its usual grant round and make it the 2020/2021 funds available with immediate effect to local organisations to support the Yate community in the battle against the coronavirus and help the residents of Yate.

If your organisation is assisting the local population in this time of crisis and needs financial support, please read the guidelines and complete and submit an application form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and your application will be dealt with as soon as possible.

Please click here to download a copy of Yate Town Council's Coronavirus Battle Fund Guidelines.

Please click here to download a copy of the Yate Town Council Coronavirus Battle Fund Application Form.



Yate Town Council COVID-19 Risk Assessments and Guidance

Guidance & Legislation as published to take effect as from 5th November to 2nd December will apply.


Click here to view our page regarding COVID-19 risk assessments and guidance for Yate Town Council. 



Yate Town Council Information and Guidance - *UPDATED*

Please see below information and guidance from Yate Town Council in regards to COVID-19.


Yate Town Council is now operating with staff working from home with access to limited information and resources; our intention is to provide the best service possible in these exceptional circumstances.



Offices, Buildings and Facilities

Following national restrictions announced by the UK Government, Yate Town Council's offices, buildings and facilities are currently except for some expections.


Please use the below contact details to contact the Town Council:

Poole Court - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Armadillo -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Yate & District Heritage Centre -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Events & Meetings

We have taken the decision to cancel/postpone some of our upcoming events and meetings following the national escalation of COVID-19. The health and safety of our residents, visitors and staff is our priority and we feel that this is the right decision.

The above applies to the following events:

  • All Town Council Committee Meetings
  • Yate Ageing Better Launch - postponed until later in the year

Please watch this space as some of these events will be rearranged or reorganised in a slightly different way.

Yate Town Council meetings are being held digitally and links to these meetings are posted with the agenda 1 week before the meeting takes place.


Yate Rocks! in the park 2021

Yate Town Council has recently made the decisions not to proceed with the arrangements for the 2021 Yate Rocks! festival in Kingsgate Park.

The decision has not been made lightly, but because of COVID-19, there is uncertainty of when public events will be able to take place safely.

We sincerely hope that Yate Rocks! will return in it's full glory in the summer of 2022.



Parks and Play Areas

Yate Town Council re-opened its play areas on Saturday 4th July 2020.

Each play area (and outdoor gym when open) will have a maximum number of users who can be in the area at any one time, as specified on signage at the entrances to each site. Please do not enter the site if it is at capacity.

Although the Town Council will carry out routine maintenance, we cannot guarantee cleanliness of equipment in regards to COVID-19 transmissions so use of equipment is at the users own risk. We strongly encourage you to bring and use hand sanitiser and on returning home, to wash your hands.

We hope you enjoy using our sites but please remember to be considerate to other site users and members of YTC staff.


If you plan on visiting one of our play areas, please follow our guidance to help to keep everyone safe: Click here to view YTC guidance for play areas.


If you plan on visiting our outdoor gym when it reopens, please follow our guidance to help keep everyone safe: Click here to view YTC guidance for outdoor gyms.


Witches Hat Play Area

Witches Hat Play Area is open from 7.00am to 7.00pm from 1st November 2020 to 31st March 2021.

Kickabout areas and sports courts at Witches Hat are not to be used.


Tyndale Park

Tyndale Park is open from 6.00am to 7.00pm from 1st November 2020 to 31st March 2021.

Kickabout areas and sports courts at Tyndale Park are not to be used.



Kingsgate Park

The Town Council reopened Kingsgate Park on Friday 24th April with all social distancing guidelines being enforced.

The park opening/closing times will be: 6.00am - 7.00pm (1st November 2020 to 31st March 2021) but the toilets and water feature will remain closed to the public.

This decision was taken in consultation with the local police. They will monitor any reports they receive regarding large gatherings etc. and liaise with us should the re-closure of the park become necessary. (The link to report gatherings is: https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/report/breach-of-covid-19-restrictions/)


Please use Kingsgate Park in line with Government guidance:

  • Do not use it for social gatherings, picnics, sunbathing, BBQs or for contact ball games with people who don't live in your household;
  • Do not use it if it is busy and keep 2m apart from people not in your household and where this is not possible, 1m at least;
  • Keep dogs on leads at all times;
  • Avoid touching surfaces such as gates or handrails and then your mouth or face (Follow Public Health England advice on hygiene and wash your hands as soon as you get home);
  • Do not visit a park if you have any symptoms - fever, cough, shortness of breath. (See NHS guidelines if this applies to you).


Kingsate Park Outdoor Gym

Following the recent announcement of national restrictions, Kingsgate Park Outdoor Gym is closed.



Kingsgate Park Sports Court

Following the recent announcement of national restrictions, Kingsgate Park sports courts are not to be used.

This includes tennis, basketball and kickabout courts.



Brinsham Fields

Brinsham Fields Car Park

Brinsham fields car park will be open from 6.00am to 7.30pm from 1st November 2020 until 31st March 2020.


Brinsham Lake - Fishing

Following the recent announcement of national restrictions, fishing at Brinsham lake is not permitted.



Kickabout Areas

Following the recent announcement of national restrictions, all kickabout areas are not to be used.



Sunnyside Tennis Courts

Following the end of national restrictions, Sunnyside Tennis Courts are now open.

If you would like to enquire about a future booking, please contact Yate Town Council via email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Booking Info

Bookings and payments need to be made on weekdays 24 hours prior to games being played.

We are able to permit the booking of two courts for the maximum number of 6 players providing social distancing (2m rule) is maintained at all times.

The booking of two courts must be made by one hirer, as part of one booking.


Yate Bowls Green

Yate Bowls Green is currently closed.



Peg Hill Skate Park

You may have seen that South Gloucestershire Council have re-opened the skate parks within their ownership. Following this, we have consulted with local police and have taken the decision to re-open the Town Council's skateboard and BMX park at Peg Hill.

Please use this facility following Government guidelines:

  • Do not visit if busy;
  • Do not share equipment;
  • Keep 2m apart from people outside your household or where this is not possible, 1m at least;
  • Wash you hands before and after visiting the facility;
  • Take your litter home;
  • Do not visit if you have symptoms.



Payment to Suppliers

Due to our offices being closed, please send any invoices from your company / organisation via: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Within your email, please include an email address, if different, for further correspondance to be sent to along with the process required.

The Council will endeavour to make payments of authorised invoices within 14 days.



The Armadillo Youth Cafe and Venue

The Armadillo is currently closed to the public.


Hiring the Armadillo - Support Groups Exempt from UK lockdown

The Armadillo is a COVID-19 secure facilitiy and remains open for hire to support groups that meet the UK lockdown exemptions list.

If you are looking for a safe place for your support group or essential service to meet, please contact Yate Town Council so we can discuss your requirements.


Armadillo Youth Work

Following the announcement by the UK Government on 31st October, The Armadillo will be postponing youth cafe sessions from 5th November.

They are working closely with their governing bodies, Governemtn guidance and COVID-19 support teams to review their plans to be able to welcome customers back in the future.



The Pop Inn Cafe

Our Pop Inn Café remains closed at this time. We are working to plan for the safe reopening of this facility in the coming months.  



Yate Heritage Centre

Yate Heritage Centre is currently closed to the public.

In the meantime they have digital exhibitions and an entire KIDS ZONE crammed with fun family activities on social media for you to enjoy.


Yate Heritage Centre - Kids Zone Facebook Page

Here at Yate Heritage Centre, we want to do our part to support children and young people, parents, carers and teachers through this period of school closures by bringing you high-quality educational materials to use at home or in the classroom.

We will focus on history but will sometimes include other bits and bobs that we hope might be useful.

Please note, we will do our very best to make sure that all materials shared are suitable for children, but when using the internet, it is really important that parents, carers and teachers check material out first to make sure it is appropriate.

A note on home-schooling: at this time, we know that lots of parents and carers are feeling overwhelmed with the prospect of teaching in such altered circumstances. Many will also be balancing working from home, caring for other children and many other responsibilities. The materials we share are designed to support you, not overwhelm you. Nobody expects parents to become star teachers overnight. Any education work you do with your children is something to be proud oF.

At this time, we are all trying our best in a new and strange situation and that is good enough!

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Yate-Heritage-Centre-Kids-Zone-102897794693326



Detached Youth Work - Learning Partnership West

Following the announcement by the UK Government on 31st October, Learning Partnership West are currently awaiting guidance as to whether youth sessions will be allowed to continue.



Green Community Travel

Green Community Travel have updated their passenger leaflet to give information on ways they are adhering to social distancing guidlines.

Please click here for passenger leaflet.



How Can You Help?

Yate and Sodbury COVID-19 Help & Support Facebook Group

Yate Town Council is working hard with this wonderful group, neighbourhood watch schemes and local churched to bring a co-ordinated response towards helping our local vulnerable and isolated residents.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/650869675671695/


Guide to Support Group & Information: please click here to download

This includes useful links and information on places where you can receive help and support


MyYate Community Support

MyYate has dedicated pages of their website to provide information and support during this difficult time.

Home Delivery - Food: https://myyate.co.uk/yate/home-delivery-food
Home Delivery - Other: https://myyate.co.uk/yate/home-delivery-other