Friday, 3 April 2020

Message from our local community policemen

Message from our local police
"Please could you encourage anyone reporting to you any breach of Covid-19 restrictions to contact the Police on 101 or via the online reporting form below which has now been set up. Each beat team is monitoring the number and locations of breaches in their areas to assist with their patrol plans.
The Yate Team are currently attending  Lilliput Park and Peg Hill Skate park several times throughout the shift when on duty.
Please share the above"
We want to add thanks to our local beat police officers who are putting themselves at risk of the virus by going out talking to people to try to stop dangerous behaviour, but also helping people get out and about. Having local officers who know our area is really good in this situation.

Thursday, 2 April 2020

yate and Sodbury COVID-SUpport Group

Yate and Sodbury Neighbours Scheme Covid-19 – Help and Support

 Yate Town Council is working in partnership with this local community group, churches and other parishes to provide information and support as well as co-ordinating volunteers for streets throughout Yate, Dodington and Chipping Sodbury.

The Facebook page has gathered a lot of momentum  -   up to 3,707 members today with a lot of daily activity.

If you would like to keep abreast of what is going on or think you might be able to volunteer in any way, or indeed need help yourself then please ask to join the Facebook page   

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Support for local businesses

If you are a local business, S Glos may have been in touch with you.  But if they have not been in touch, contact the  Business Rates team at the address below or on 01454 867700 to find out how youcan get access to the central government help announced last Friday. It isn't just about business rates, it accesses all the government support.

Not an April fool

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

COVID-19 local information

COVID-19 local info
Two places to go for authoritative local info - the COVID-19 facebook group and Yate Town Council has set up a website:
We are posting news from official sources. If you pick up info about eg changed shop opening hours, do please let us know and we will post.

Monday, 30 March 2020

Help for the vulnerable.

 South Gloucestershire Community Aid hub  has a list of groups working to support the most vulnerable so please pass it on to anyone you think might need help: 

And please would community groups  add their name to the directory by signing up here  

Town Council launches COVID-19 Battle Fund.

Are you involved in a group working in our community to tackle COVID isolation? Yate Town Council has found some money it can divert and set up a Battle Fund. Local groups can apply for emergency cash to help their work. Just go to for the form and guidelines. Councillors and staff will turn applications around as quickly as they can. This is on top of the £4000 the Town Council has given to the foodbank so far. Town Councillors and the finance officers are working through every item of spending planned, to see what can be postponed to next year and the money freed up for the fight.

If organisations are looking to use some of their club balances to help the fight, either give it direct to the foodbank, or you could give it to the Town Council Battle Fund.

Sunday, 29 March 2020

Help for businesses from South Glos

Some local small businesses have had a letter from Liam Dewsbury at South Glos asking for bank information and linking to a  South Glos web form. A resident asked us to check as they thought it might be a scam, but on Sunday (yes S Glos staff are working Sundays in the crisis) the Director of Finance has confirmed this is from S Glos.  Make sure you are only inputting your details into the web form on a South Glos official site. If you have any doubts, get in touch with us and we can check.