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, 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 Support Local Organisations
We contribute to the care of public rights of way, give grants to local organisations, provide summer playschemes for children, support Neighbourhood Watch Schemes, the Citizens Advice Bureau and also, detached youth work.
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 local organisations and management bodies. We appoint some Primary School Governors and work in conjunction with the Joint Parishes Consultative Committee on local issues that effect us all.
We are also actively involved with the Bad Salzdetfurth Town Twinning and support the Genieri Link. Also, we liase with South Gloucestershire Council on all parish matters, including planning applications.
We Provide a Service
We strive to obtain best value in order to provide the most cost-effective service for local residents.
In conjunction with South Gloucestershire Council and other neighbouring parishes, we support a night bus from Bristol.
In addition to the website, quarterly Newsletters are produced each year to keep local residents informed of the activities of the Town Council. We also produce a Yate Town Guide.
Members and staff of the Town Council are pleased to assist you. A large proportion of the Council’s time is spent in representing, lobbying and campaigning for the needs of our community.
Yate Town Council is constantly looking for ways to improve services in the community. If you spot something that could be improved, please tell us. Together we may be able to tackle it.
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.