Yate Town Council has completed the purchase of the land in front of the shops at the Abbotswood Shopping Centre. They plan to look after it properly, doing things like repairing the broken and dangerous paving slabs. They will be working with local people and with Abbotswood Action Group to decide on priorities and how the area will be managed and improved.
Many congratulations to Yate Town Council - they've been working on this for a long time, and they've had to overcome many legal and practical problems to achieve this.
More details will follow, but if you're on Facebook you might like to "Like" the Abbotswood Action Group Facebook page, where you can find out about the events and initiatives organised by this lively local group.