Tuesday, 21 January 2020



Church Road Potholes
Some good(ish) news. Drivers will have noticed the patch repairs done a year so ago now have their own potholes. South Glos hoped the patches would last until they could afford a complete resurface. No such luck. Officials have now promised the Focus Team they will do some more temporary patching - but have also found the money to do the full resurfacing it so desperately needs in 2020-21 financial year. They're trying to schedule it for the school holidays, as closing Church Rd in term time would be (even more than usually) chaotic! 

Monday, 20 January 2020

Happy to Chat?

New ' Happy to Chat' signs are springing up on benches around town. The first ones are at St Mary's Green and Kingsgate Park. Sit there if you are happy to chat to others. Done by Yate Town Council following an idea from the police to combat loneliness. If you know of a bench that should have a sign please tell the Focus Team.

Monday, 23 December 2019

Saturday, 14 December 2019

Please save your stamps for charity!


Most of our local charity shops collect used stamps - foreign, UK commemorative or just plain "ordinary" stamps - and sell them on to dealers to raise funds. Please keep all those stamps you get at Xmas or indeed any time of year and take them in.

Alternatively you can drop them off to Paul Hulbert at 35 Blaisdon, Yate (this year he's collecting them for the Children's Hospice) or leave them at Dodington Parish Council for him to collect.

Friday, 13 December 2019

General Election 2019 results - Thornbury and Yate

The results of the 2019 General Election in the Thornbury and Yate constituency are as follows:
  • Luke Hall (Conservative) 30,202   ELECTED
  • Claire Young (Liberal Democrats) 17,833
  • Rob Logan  (Labour Party)  4,208
Many thanks to everyone who supported Claire, and to all those who worked so hard on our campaign. 

Sunday, 8 December 2019

Hustings for General Election this Tuesday at St Nix, Abbotswood


Please come along at 7 pm this Tuesday to meet and hear from all three candidates for the Thornbury and Yate constituency. You can email your questions to YateHustings@gmail.com, or you can write your questions just before or during the Hustings. There will be some time for verbal questions at the end, but you have a better chance of it being answered through email or writing down at the event.

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Lib Dem General Election Campaign launched in Thornbury and Yate


The Lib Dem General Election Campaign for Thornbury and Yate was officially launched yesterday evening - though of course we've been working hard on it already!

Our candidate Claire Young (centre) said "We're ready to stop Brexit and focus on issues that matter to local people, securing a brighter future for our community"

Claire is shown flanked by fellow candidates Louise Harris  (Filton and Bradley Stoke) and Dine Romero (Kingswood)