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Yate And Dodington Priority Neighbourhoods

Yate and Dodington's Priority Neighbourhoods are areas where Community Engagement Officers feel residents could benefit from improved Skills, Education and Training and Health.
A Community Lead group works with voluntary agencies and community groups to deliver these improvements.


Abbotswood Action Group

AAG is a community led group working to improve Abbotswood and the surrounding area for the benefit of local residents.
To understand more about AAG click the web link below.


Brimsham Park Campaign

A campaign against plans to build 3000 houses in North Yate.
The development is proposed to include 3000 new homes and 9 hectares of light industry. Campaigners fear this will have a significant impact not only on Brimsham Park but also the town of Yate and the countryside as a whole. Click below to find out more...


Chipping Sodbury and Yate St John Ambulance

Thanks to our volunteers, Chipping Sodbury and Yate St John Ambulance division has been supplying First Aid to local events for several years, from a variety of Athletics at Yate Outdoor Sports Complex to Horton fell runs, Gymkhanas, carnivals and Heritage events.
Providing this vital First Aid is a rewarding and often challenging experience. St John Ambulance as an organisation has helped Badgers, Cadets and Adults to achieve many social and fundamental life skills. Its members are vital to the organisation and in return; members achieve qualifications and confidence and a whole new network of friends.
If you are interested in becoming a member of Chipping Sodbury and Yate St John Ambulance then please contact us on 01454 858846 or click below.


Friends of Yate Station

The group is for interested residents and users of the station and offers a chance to meet with representatives of Yate Town Council to discuss any issues.


Ridgewood Community Centre

244 Station Road, Yate BS37 4AF
Tel: 01454 868650

Sodbury & District Twinning Association

We promote and foster friendship and understanding between the people of Sodbury and District and those of Cesson and District in France.
We encourage visits by individuals and groups to and from linked towns and the development of personal contacts. By doing so we aim to broaden mutual understanding of the cultural, recreational, educational and commercial activities of the linked towns.
For more information, please click below or call Pam Pearce on 01454 323702.


South Glos Over 50’s Forum

We are a vibrant organisation with over 4500 members, whose aim is to improve the lot of older people in the South Gloucestershire Area. We enjoy strong support from local Councils and are strictly non-political. We hold regular meetings with speakers on a wide range of subjects pertinent to the needs of older people.


South Gloucestershire Chinese Association

We exist to bring together people from the Chinese communities to identify their needs and try to meet those needs through the setting up of projects. We provide facilities and support in the interest of social welfare and promote culture exchange and harmony in the community.

Elton Room, The Chantry, 52 Castle Street, Thornbury BS35 1HB
Tel: 01454 865134

Southwold Young Peoples Housing Association

Tel: 01454 325165


The Candle and Signpost Information Point

The Candle and Signpost Information Point are run by Christ the Rock Christian fellowship. It's a place in the community, for the community and it's here just for you.
A range of activities during the week for all ages. Something for everyone including Bread Making, Coffee Drop In, Information Point, Toddlers, Over 50's Group.
Signpost Community Drop In and Information Point is open on a Tuesday and Wednesday 10am-1pm at the Candle. We offer access to information, support and encouragement. If we can't help you we will find someone who can.

88 Station Road, Yate BS37 4PH
Tel: 01454 273560

Winterbourne and District Community Association

Watleys End Road, Winterbourne BS36 1QG
Tel: 01454 776268

Yate and District Civil Service Retirement Fellowship

We meet at 2pm on the fourth Tuesday in the month at Yate Parish Hall, Station Road. We also have a Spring Luncheon and two Summer coach outings.
Visitors and potential members are welcome for a social afternoon and to hear the always-interesting topics of our varied range of speakers.
Meetings are open to non civil servants as well as retired civil servants and we all pay a small sub for refreshments and costs. For more information, please call 317242.


Yate and District Rotary Club

We are a dual gender Rotary Club of around 30 members, with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We meet most weeks at 8pm at The New Inn, Westerleigh, BS37 8QH, holding business meetings on the 1st Thursday of the month, an informal dinner, with a guest speaker, on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays and Fellowship elsewhere on the 3rd Thursday.
Our partners are very important to us, and on any 5th Thursday in the month we enjoy a social event with them.
Our main fundraising activity of each year is the annual two day South Cotswold Beer Festival, and we support local and international community projects.
We welcome potential new members. Please visit our website to find out more about us and contact us if you have any questions or wish to attend a meeting.


Yate and District Townswomen's Guild

We meet at 9.45am on the second Wednesday of the month in Chipping Sodbury Town Hall to exchange ideas, learn new skills, raise money for local and international charities and generally have fun! For more information, please contact Veronica McNulty by email below.


Yate and District Twinning Association

Yate is twinned with Bad Salzdetfurth in Germany, and there are at least three visits each year between the towns. The Association organises social events in and around Yate, some of which are fund-raising.
For more information, please contact Ruth Boulton, Chairman, on 01454 314776 or Alan Spiller, Secretary, by e-mail below.


Yate and Sodbury District U3A

The University of the Third Age is a self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operative for people no longer in full time work, providing opportunities for members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for fun.


Yate Volunteer Centre

The Volunteer Centre offers free, friendly advice and information to anyone interested in volunteering; we offer an informal chat about your volunteering interests and can place you in roles to suit your skills, interests and availability. Open Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays between 10am and 12pm. Just call in to our office adjacent to Yate Library. We can also offer appointments on Thursdays between 10am and 3pm, please phone or email to arrange. If you are a group seeking volunteers, register with us and we will advertise your role for free, we can also help with advice on developing new volunteer opportunities.

Based at Yate Library
Tel: 01454 324102

The Yate-Genieri Link is friendship Link between the communities of Yate in South Gloucestershire and the village of Genieri in The Republic of The Gambia.
Established in 1988 it is now a registered charity and is responsible for a number of self-sustaining projects.
For more information, contact the secretary at Yate Town Council, Poole Court, Yate BS37 4PP, on 01454 880541 or by email below.


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