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Yate Heritage Centre is undertaking a community history project based on Domestic Service in the Yate area. If you have knowledge, background, photos or memories of domestic service please do let us know. Click below to read more.
Yate Heritage Centre and Yate Town Council will be marking the 75th Anniversary of VJ Day on the 15th of August 2020.
If you have any images or memories from that time please do contact them.
VJ was the end of WWII. Many people had VJ parties instead of VE Day ones as there was more time to organise them in August. We would love to see your material and read or hear any of your memories.
Lidl's supermarket on Kennedy Way in Yate is opening its doors for the first time since its extension and refurbishment at 8am on Thursday 4th June.
The refurbishment includes a extension and full modernisation of the sales area, new look store front, a larger fresh bakery section, new staff welfare facilities, a customer toilet and baby changing facilities.
Strict social distancing measures are being introduced at Yate Shopping Centre ahead of the re-opening of non-essential retail units on 15th June.
The measures in all pedestrian walkways will be well signposted and Centre staff will be on hand to assist and guide customers as necessary. Click below to read more...
Please do get in touch if you have any worries or concerns, or even just fancy a chat! We’re all still working from home at the moment but the buses are still on the road. The staff have all gone above and beyond to make sure we can still run the transport and help people that need us.
We’ve also been helping South Glos with the delivery of emergency food parcels, we’ve been able to do that 5 days a week for a couple of months now, as well as collecting and dropping off prescriptions for people and shopping for those that don’t have family nearby or a good support network. See our website below for updates.
While Penny Smith is unable to run her usual Treasured Moments Baby Massage classes, she is offering an online course of four videos plus handouts, teaching you how to give your baby a whole body massage. Click below or call 07773 342707 to find out more.
Our waste collection service for bulky household items such as furniture, large domestic appliances and mattresses has now been reinstated after being temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.
South Glos Council can collect up to three items for £29.00. There is a concessionary rate of £14.50 for those on certain benefits*. To book, call 01454 868000. Click below to find out more.
You can now take your used puzzles and books to Cranleigh Court Community Hub and swap them for new ones.
The scheme, running Mondays 2-4pm, aims to combat loneliness and boredom during the Covid-19 outbreak.
One adult per household to attend only please. Social distancing will be in place. For more info or if you are unable to leave the house but would like a volunteer to collect on your behalf please email below.
9 year old Lola Beal has won the competition to design a logo for Yate Ageing Better (YAB), organised by Yate Town Council.
Lola's prize is a session in the cinema room with her friends and family at the Armadillo Youth Café (once reopened) worth over £85.
The design depicted the tree of life topped with interconnecting circles, reflecting the objectives of the YAB project in bringing our community together, as well as illustrating how life for all of us in an ageing community can be very fulfilling with many overlapping life experiences and activities.
For more information and if you would like to be involved in the YAB project, please click below.
We can now access thousands of local and national newspapers free of charge through our online library resources.
They now offer the majority of national and local papers in addition to a range of international titles.
During the coronavirus pandemic there has been a significant increase in the number of people accessing online library resources, so they have been increased and expanded with the help on a grant of £1,000 from the Arts Council England.
South Gloucestershire Libraries also offer ebooks, eaudiobooks, digital magazines and eComics.
After successfully re-opening three of our Sort It recycling centres at Thornbury and Yate last weekend, we are now in a position to accept a full range of waste at both sites from Thursday 21 May.
Some restrictions around the type of waste that could be disposed of were in place so we could implement essential social distancing measures and evaluate how efficiently the sites were operating with the measures in place.
With residents listening to advice around only using the sites if absolutely necessary, it now means we can return to accepting our normal range of waste and we will continue to offer extended opening hours until further notice: 6am to 6pm, 7 days a week, including Bank Holiday Monday 25 May.
A Toy and Activity Bank is launching on June 1st, with donations accepted from mid-May. Social Workers, Community Workers, YSNS Volunteers, Carers, Support Workers and nominated representatives will be able to make requests. It's a project developed by Yate and Sodbury Neighbourhood Scheme (YSNS) for the community during Covid 19. Click below to read more...
Yate Town Council are inviting young people to write or draw a wildlife imaginary adventure story in the safety of their own homes to celebrate the completion of the new Abbotswood play area at Abbotswood Shopping Centre.
The newly refurbished play area was completed in January 2020, and an official opening was planned to take place at Easter time but was unfortunately cancelled due to the current Covid-19 situation.
Although the new Abbotswood play area remains closed, @YateTC (Yate Town Council) invite your families to open their imaginations and send them a story about a wild adventure! To make sure you have plenty of time to explore, the deadline for the story writing competition has been extended to 1st of June 2020! With vouchers to be won for the best stories, poems and pictures, please email your entries below. Don’t forget to take your friends with you on your expedition by sharing this message.
Red Door Coaching and Training are very pleased that their new website is live! We have updated our look to reflect how Red Door has progressed over the last few years. We are also sharing what we can do for our clients in an easier to access, clearer format.
This period of lockdown has made us make many changes to how we are working. For the first time we are running online workshops, successfully delivering training remotely to teams working from their homes.
Our experience of delivering workshops that focus on Managing Remote Teams, Managing by Outcomes, Dealing with Stress and Resilience have been valuable to our business in these different times.
While we have been getting used to working from home we are equally looking forward to stepping back into the wider world.
South Gloucestershire Council are inviting feedback on our new Council Plan which covers the period 2020 to 2024.
We would like to hear from residents, businesses and other organisations about their views on our key priorities and commitments for the next four years and onwards. See below for more...
Click below to read a digital version of May's Boundary magazine and see what's on offer from local businesses who are working hard to continue their services during the lockdown.
Angie Lane, owner of The Boundary, has published adverts for free to support Hedgehog Rescue.
South Gloucestershire Council’s library service is delivering books to Home Library Service users as part of our commitment to supporting older and more vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic. Click below to read more...
We are still here if you have an essential journey - GP or hospital appointment. We are able to maintain social distancing as we are only using our minibuses. We can also help with prescriptions and if you’re really stuck with anything please ask us as we’ll always do what we can. Call 01454 228706 or 0845 241 0985.
Very best wishes to you all, we are missing all our passengers very much but hope you are staying safe and sound and we’ll see you soon!
Weekly recycling collections will resume across South Gloucestershire from Wednesday 13 May after being temporarily changed to keep essential collections running during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The switch to fortnightly recycling collections has enabled us to continue to collect black bin waste as normal with a significantly reduced workforce. Encouragingly, tonnages for recycling have remained broadly comparable over the past 4 weeks.
Staffing levels had dropped to below 70 per cent at the time the temporary changes were brought in, but they have gradually recovered to over 80 per cent today.
From 13 May, residents are advised to put their recycling out on their normal collection day by 7am and bear in mind that our crews may be working longer hours than usual.
If you need support during this Coronavirus crisis, you can contact community development organisation Southern Brooks. Call 07773 209943 or email below 8am-8pm for advice on practical and wellbeing support.