Saturday, 24 October 2015

Celebrate local link to Agincourt

This Sunday, 25th October, there will be an event at St Peter's Church, Wapley to celebrate an important local link to the Battle of Agincourt, which took place 600 years ago.

The Battle of Agincourt, part of the Hundred Years War, took place on St Crispin's Day, 25th October in 1415 near the village of Agincourt. The #wapley600 event celebrates the area’s links with Sir John Codrington, who was the standard bearer of King Henry V at the battle, when the English forces defeated a larger French army.

This free event runs from 10am to 4pm, finishing with an evening service from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm. For more information, including parking and Park and Ride, see

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Local fund raising for Syrian Crisis Appeal

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) around 12 million people have been displaced by the fighting in Syria. Of these over 4 million have fled to surrounding countries and more than 7 1⁄2 million are displaced within Syria itself. With winter approaching stories of hardship and suffering are already on our TVs and newspapers. With winter approaching it can only get worse.

Yate Town Council have come together with Yate Parish and Chipping Sodbury Rotary Club to support the initiative of two weeks of funding raising from Friday 16th October to Friday 30th October within the community aiming at collecting cash to go directly to the British Red Cross Syrian Crisis Appeal.

On Friday 16th October they are holding a coffee morning, with Councillor Tony Davis, the Mayor of Yate at Poole Court  from 10.00am till 12.00noon, all are very welcome to attend.

If you are able to bring a cake along or give donations, all will be gratefully received.

More events are planned, and community groups are encouraged to see what they can organise.