7.30pm: Yate Women's Institute
Poole Court, Yate
Come and join the NEW Yate Women's Institute! We are a new friendly group of ladies who meet on the second Monday of the month.
October 14th - Martyn Poole is going to tell us more about the Bristol Soup Run
November 11th - Quiz Night - get your thinking caps on!
December 9th - Christmas Fun and Games
It is £5 for visitors or if you would like to join, the subscription is £10.50 (for the rest of the year).
Come along or contact us for more details!
We are a newly formed WI in Yate and a friendly group of women who would love you to come and join us at our meetings.
We aim to appeal to a wide variety of interests and hope to organise a variety of smaller interest groups as well as trips throughout the year.
Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month in the Heron Suite at Poole Court, Yate, BS37 5PP, 7.30-9.30pm. Doors open at 7pm. Refreshments available.
See the events listings at the bottom of this page for details of upcoming meetings.
We are always pleased to welcome and offer friendship to visitors and new members. Annual subscription payable. Visitors welcome £5.
Contact us for more information: www.facebook.com/groups/YateWI or email:
For more information about the Women's Institute nationally, click here to visit www.thewi.org.uk
9th September 2019
Acting President, Becca welcomed 20 Members and 2 Visitors to Poole Court.
The Meeting started with a talk by John Ford who was Mayor of Yate for the past two years. John began his talk with a brief history of Poole Court where Yate Town Council and our Group hold their meetings. The house was built in in the 19th century as a grand family home and had several owners. During WW1 It was used as an Officer’s Mess by the Royal Flying Corps. It was bought by George Parnall & Co for Offices for the aeroplane industry’s design staff then it reverted to a home again in 1932. Yate Council purchased it in 1988 to save it from demolition. Interestingly, the staircase is Jacobean and was rescued from another building.
We were amazed at the range of activities supported by the Yate Council. The role of the Mayor is mainly ceremonial, presenting bouquets for Golden Anniversaries and Diamond Anniversaries and representing the Council at various events. The annual Mayor’s Christmas Celebration includes the Grants Presentations to various organisations and the Mayor’s Community Award in recognition of valuable contributions of those in the community.
John touched on the various parks, play areas and Green Spaces owned by the Council and the work of the Estates team. HRH The Princess Royal visited Yate to see the work by Volunteers in transforming Yate Outdoor Sports Complex The Council owns several buildings around the town and have recently acquired the YMCA hall which will undergo renovations before becoming available for use. The highlight of John’s term of office was the commemorations for the 100th Anniversary of the ending of WW1. A Service was held at St Mary’s Church followed by the lighting of the Brazier Beacon on Tyler’s Field. This was part of a chain of over 1,000 beacons Throughout the United Kingdom. John was assisted by Karen from Yate Town Council who prepared the slides.
After a short break for refreshments, the business part of the meeting began. Donna, our Area representative asked for nominations for our new President and Becca was elected.
Future Events are a Wine tasting at Waitrose. Barbara gave notice of future fundraising events including a Gin Tasting run by Members. A book stall was run throughout the evening.
Thanks were given to Yate Town for supporting this meeting.