About your Council

The Town Council aims to improve the quality of life for the residents of Yate. We will endeavour to encourage and promote the best social and environmental practices for the town of Yate by managing services, assets and the resources of the Town Council for the benefit of the local community. 

 Our Pledge to You

  • Provide high standard and cost-effective services to help meet the needs and wishes of local residents.
  • Engage in open dialogue with residents to understand their needs and together, work out how we will address these needs within the resources and powers available to the Town Council.
  • Actively pursue a representational role.
  • Assist, encourage and empower groups and individuals to address local needs.
  • Promote the best interest of the town for the betterment of the local and greater community.
  • Work together with all sections of the community.
  • Engage in the protection of the environment within the means of the Council

We Provide Leisure Facilities & Amenities

We (Yate Town Council) provide a range of sporting facilities including a bowling green, football pitches, tennis courts and pavilion facilities and also, a skateboarding park. In addition, we own several properties including the Pop Inn Café, the Armadillo Youth Cafe and Venue, Yate Heritage Centre, the Parish Hall and Poole Court. Some of our facilities are even available to hire

We also provide bus shelters, litter bins, dog bins and public seats.

In addition, we administer and provide play areas at many locations throughout the town. We also own and maintain several areas of open space including Lye Field, Yate Rocks Common, Goose Green and St Mary’s Green.

We undertake projects to enhance and upgrade existing facilities and also, to provide new amenities for residents and visitors to enjoy.

We Support Local Organisations

The aim of the Town Council's Grants Scheme is to promote an active community in Yate. The Town Council recognises and supports the valuable contribution made by the voluntary sector to the well-being of the community.

We provide financial support for the community organisations working for the benefit of Yate parishioners, with the intention of improving the range of services and activities in the town.

We Act for the Benefit of the Local Community

We act for the benefit of the local community and often conduct public consultation exercises to gauge a representative public view of what local people want and how they would like us to act.

The Town Council is represented on many organisations and management bodies. We work in conjunction with the Joint Parishes Consultative Committee on local issues that affect us all and we liaise with South Gloucestershire Council on all parish matters, including planning applications. 

We are also actively involved with the Bad Salzdetfurth Town Twinning and support the Genieri Link.

We Provide a Service

We strive to provide local residents with a cost-efficient service by providing the best value for money. We arrange annual events including the Kingsgate Park Easter Egg Hunt, St George's Celebration, a carol concert and a Community Music Festival.

Members and staff of the Town Council are pleased to assist you.

A large proportion of the Council's time is spent representing, lobbying and campaigning for the needs of our community.

Quarterly newsletters are produced to keep local residents informed of the activities of the Town Council. In addition, we have a Facebook, Twitter and Instagram page where we also post updates and information regarding activities/events.

The Mayor of Yate is pleased to present awards, open ceremonies or deliver flowers to couples living in the parish of Yate who are celebrating their Golden or Diamond Wedding Anniversary. The Mayor would be delighted to make a significant event even more special.

Yate Town Council is constantly looking for ways to improve services in the community. If you spot something that needs attention or something that could be improved, please let us know.

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Our Policies

All of Yate Town Council's policies can be found under Council Publications and downloaded from this website. This includes General policies and Staff policies along with Standing Orders/Code of Conduct, Terms of Reference and Financial Regulations.

Our Publication Scheme can be found within the Freedom of Information Policy, which is included in our General Policies booklet.

Our Code of Conduct can be found within the Standing Orders booklet.

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