Abbotswood Action Group is a mixture of local people, councillors and representatives of local organisations who work together to improve the local area for all who live and work here. Everyone who takes part does so as a volunteer.
The group help to put on annual community events, clean up days, workshops and projects throughout the year. Everyone is very welcome to enjoy all the events and join in with what we do.
Drop in Mondays 2.30-5.30pm or Fridays 9am-12 noon, or call for an appointment at other times.
Based at St Nicholas Church Centre, Chargrove, Abbotswood BS37 4LG
Tel: 07890 569196
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...
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.
Cranleigh Court Community Hub is a space for the community, offering support and information. You can pop in to any free session or in opening hours. We have free wi-fi, computers, printing, books, games, toys and lots of things going on every week, so please drop in soon!
Tyndale Primary School, Tyndale Avenue, Yate BS37 5EX
Tel: 07780 188146
244 Station Road, Yate BS37 4AF
Tel: 01454 868650
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.
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.
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
Do you have a camera but wish you could get some better photos? At the U3A Photography Group (Yate and Sodbury District) we welcome all levels of experience – all you need to join is a camera (or even a mobile phone!) and a desire to learn more about how to improve the photographs you are taking! We meet on the first Thursday of every month (except July and August) at 2pm at the St John’s Church Centre, Wickwar Road, Chipping Sodbury, BS37 6BQ. Each session is two hours long. Anyone can join for a free taster session - if you then wish to join the annual fee is £25 plus you will need to join U3A.
St John's Church Centre, Wickwar Road, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6BQ
Watleys End Road, Winterbourne BS36 1QG
Tel: 01454 776268
Formerly 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.
Meetings at Poole Court, Poole Court Drive, Yate BS37 5PP
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.