We are part of the Age UK national network, which was formed through the merger of Age Concern and Help the Aged. We are a registered charity with our own board of voluntary trustees from the local area, many of whom are also users of our services.
By providing a range of information, advice, products and services, we aim to enhance the quality of later life and promote the wellbeing of older people.
The aims of the Anglo Polish Society, which is a non-political and non-religious organisation, are to promote friendship and understanding between the British and Polish people and to spread among the British public accurate information relating to Poland.
We have been granted charitable status as our role in providing information, especially to immigrants to this country has become more apparent. We have also been praised by independent assessors for the educational aspect of our work.
A campaign against plans to build 3000 houses in North Yate.
The development is proposed to include 3000 new homes and 9 hectares of light industry. Campaigners fear this will have a significant impact not only on Brimsham Park but also the town of Yate and the countryside as a whole. Click below to find out more...
Thanks to our volunteers, Chipping Sodbury and Yate St John Ambulance division has been supplying First Aid to local events for several years, from a variety of Athletics at Yate Outdoor Sports Complex to Horton fell runs, Gymkhanas, carnivals and Heritage events.
Providing this vital First Aid is a rewarding and often challenging experience. St John Ambulance as an organisation has helped Badgers, Cadets and Adults to achieve many social and fundamental life skills. Its members are vital to the organisation and in return; members achieve qualifications and confidence and a whole new network of friends.
If you are interested in becoming a member of Chipping Sodbury and Yate St John Ambulance then please contact us on 01454 858846 or click below.
Christian Aid is an official agency of the UK and Ireland churches and has its office for the West of England in Thornbury High Street.
We work where the need is greatest, regardless of religion, through local organisations in more than 50 of the world's poorest countries. At home and overseas, Christian Aid campaigns to change the structures that keep people poor, challenging inequality and injustice.
The West office in Thornbury supports the work of hundreds of churches and thousands of volunteers in Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.
Click below for more information.
The group is for interested residents and users of the station and offers a chance to meet with representatives of Yate Town Council to discuss any issues.
Open Monday to Saturday evenings and Sunday lunchtimes. Pop in for a drink and check out the notice board for activities and trips out.
To book your party, christening or wake, contact Christine on 01454 882151 (daytime) or Paul on 01454 312733 (evenings) for a competitive quote.
Our NCT branch is run by local volunteers, offering support, information and friendship to new parents and parents-to-be. Our area covers the whole of South Gloucestershire, including the postcodes of BS16, BS34, BS36, BS37, GL9 and newly added BS15. For further details click below...
Pop in to the Pop Inn Café if you are over fifty, for very reasonably priced cuppas and snacks served by friendly volunteer staff, as well as helpful advice. The Café is open between Monday and Friday, 10am-3.30pm all year round.
Yate Shopping Centre, West Walk, Yate BS37 4AX
Tel: 01454 313202
244 Station Road, Yate, BS37 4AF
Tel: 01454 868650
The Shire Way Community Centre is the perfect venue for a fun-packed social evening or fundraising event, with a main hall, skittle hall, activity rooms and restaurant, all with disabled access.
Function facilities include screens for seminars and conferences, a full catering service for private functions and changing rooms for stage and sporting events.
Please contact Jo on 01454 273050 to discuss your needs.
The Centre, Shire Way, Yate, BS37 8YS
We promote and foster friendship and understanding between the people of Sodbury and District and those of Cesson and District in France.
We encourage visits by individuals and groups to and from linked towns and the development of personal contacts. By doing so we aim to broaden mutual understanding of the cultural, recreational, educational and commercial activities of the linked towns.
For more information, please click below or call Pam Pearce on 01454 323702.
We exist to bring together people from the Chinese communities to identify their needs and try to meet those needs through the setting up of projects. We provide facilities and support in the interest of social welfare and promote culture exchange and harmony in the community.
Elton Room, The Chantry, 52 Castle Street, Thornbury BS35 1HB
Tel: 01454 865134
The Forum comprises well over 4,000 people over the age of 50 in South Glos, who take an active interest in the way society treats its senior citizens. It is not party political, but takes an active interest in matters that concern senior citizens.
It is affiliated to the National Pensioners' Convention, and liaises with Help the Aged and Age Concern. Membership is free.
The Voluntary Sector Forum is one network that every voluntary, community or social enterprise group or organization in South Gloucestershire can join regardless of community, interest or location.
It will meet regularly to share information about key issues that concern us all and work together to develop a constructive response.
It will strengthen the links between voluntary sector representatives and the groups they represent, provide a focus for consultations with statutory bodies, facilitate the two-way flow of information between the voluntary sector and the statutory sector, and provide an opportunity for voluntary sector organisations to meet, discuss, share expertise and decide on how to progress on key issues.
For more information, contact Gillian Graham on 01454 865205.
Tel: 01454 325165
The Candle and Signpost Information Point are run by Christ the Rock Christian fellowship. It's a place in the community, for the community and it's here just for you.
A range of activities during the week for all ages. Something for everyone including Bread Making, Coffee Drop In, Information Point, Toddlers, Over 50's Group.
Signpost Community Drop In and Information Point is open on a Tuesday and Wednesday 10am-1pm at the Candle. We offer access to information, support and encouragement. If we can't help you we will find someone who can.
88 Station Road, Yate BS37 4PH
Tel: 01454 273560
The Tourist Information opens between March and October. Opening times are Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm except Wednesday when it closes for lunch from 12.30-1.30pm.
Come and get all your leaflets and brochures of where to go and what's on, bus and train timetables, accommodation list and much more.
If you would like to become a volunteer for the Tourist Information Centre in Chipping Sodbury please get in touch.
Tel: 01454 888686
We meet at 2pm on the fourth Tuesday in the month at Yate Parish Hall, Station Road. We also have a Spring Luncheon and two Summer coach outings.
Visitors and potential members are welcome for a social afternoon and to hear the always-interesting topics of our varied range of speakers.
Meetings are open to non civil servants as well as retired civil servants and we all pay a small sub for refreshments and costs. For more information, please call 317242.
We are a dual gender club of around 30 members, with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
We meet every week at 8pm at Stanshawes Court, with business meetings on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, and an informal dinner, with a guest speaker, on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays.
Our partners are very important to us, and on any 5th Thursday in the month we enjoy a social event with them.
Our main fundraising activity of each year is the annual South Cotswold Beer Festival, and we support local and international projects.
We welcome new members. Please visit our website to find out more about us and contact us if you have any questions.
We meet at 9.45am on the second Wednesday of the month in Chipping Sodbury Town Hall to exchange ideas, learn new skills, raise money for local and international charities and generally have fun! For more information, please contact Veronica McNulty by email below.
Yate is twinned with Bad Salzdetfurth in Germany, and there are at least three visits each year between the towns. The Association organises social events in and around Yate, some of which are fund-raising.
For more information, please contact Ruth Boulton, Chairman, on 01454 314776 or Alan Spiller, Secretary, by e-mail below.
The University of the Third Age is a self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operative for people no longer in full time work, providing opportunities for members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for fun.
The Volunteer Centre offers advice and information to anyone interested in volunteering; we offer an informal chat about your volunteering interests and can help to place you in the most appropriate roles to suit your skills, interests and availability.
Our service is free and friendly: visit our website below to find out more, or phone 01454 324102. We are based in Yate Library and are open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10am and 3pm.
We also host the South Gloucestershire Vinvolved scheme, which works with volunteers aged 16-24. If you are a young person interested in volunteering, call 01454 317289 or email email@example.com
The Yate-Genieri Link is friendship Link between the communities of Yate in South Gloucestershire and the village of Genieri in The Republic of The Gambia.
Established in 1988 it is now a registered charity and is responsible for a number of self-sustaining projects.
For more information, contact the secretary at Yate Town Council, Poole Court, Yate BS37 4PP, on 01454 880541 or by email below.
A group of visitors from Chipping Sodbury’s twin town of Cesson (Seine-et-Marne) will be visiting the area from the 17th to the 20th May 2013.
The Twinning Associaton aims to foster friendship and understanding between the people of Sodbury and the people of Cesson, near Paris in France. Click below to find out more...
Shire Way Community Centre
Come in fancy dress - free entry - click below for contact details.
Shire Way Community Centre
2-5pm: Car Boot Sale and sideshows, including face painting and pluck the duck!
From 7pm enjoy live 70's music from The Glambusters.
Volunteers’ Week is an annual campaign which celebrates the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. This year Volunteers’ Week focuses on saying ‘Thank You’ to the millions of volunteers who regularly contribute to society.
The Volunteer Centre Partnership are celebrating volunteering with a photographic display in local libraries; Yate, Thornbury, Patchway and Kingswood Libraries.
Hanson Social Club
10am–12noon, in the large hall
For more information call Andrea Scantlebury 01454 336195 or Jackie Stapenell 01454 334627. A table needs to be booked and it will be erected ready in the hall.
£5 for Hanson Employees and £7.50 non-Hanson Employees.
Refreshments will be available.
THIS EVENT IS IN AID OF THE HANSON SOCIAL COMMITTEE
Yate Shopping Centre
5 years ago Yate produced a Community-led Plan looking forward 20 years. On the 1st June a number of groups will be in Yate Shopping centre between 10.30 and 14.00 to update you on the progress on the Visions that were identified.
Enter the free prize draw, the design a logo competition or let us know what you think has changed or needs changing in Yate.
The Chipping Sodbury Festival will this year run from 7-16 June and offers something for everyone with a series of events throughout the 10 days.
Acts confirmed in the line-up this June include Tim Brooke-Taylor (The Goodies) and Chris Serle (TV Presenter). The brilliantly talented and wildly entertaining duo, Tim and Chris, delight us with tales from their extraordinary careers in broadcasting. "From Captivity To A Castle" - An evening with Tom Hart Dyke, plant hunter and author. The popular Flowers Band return to perform Last Night of the Proms Chipping Sodbury Style.
The festival organisers will be holding a Festival Princess Competition in March when they will select a Festival Princess and Attendants.
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Chipping Sodbury Town Hall
Today Performed by pupils from St John’s Mead School.
The Beaufort Hunt
Entrance £2 per pair.
Proceeds to the RNLI.
Chipping Sodbury Town Hall
A slide show with commentary by Jim Elsworth.
Sponsored by Hampton Delicatesson.
St John the Baptist Church
Tickets from Chipping Sodbury School.
Adult £3 Child £1.
Chipping Sodbury Clock Tower
Meet at the Clock Tower, Chipping Sodbury
Free of charge. Organised by the Historical Society.
Chipping Sodbury Town Hall
By Cotswold Cluster Primary Schools Choir
St John the Baptist Church
International Harpist & Soloist.
Tickets from Church or Church Centre or by email below.
Adults £10 Concessions £8 donation for children.
Chipping Sodbury Town Hall
Chipping Sodbury Lions present the annual Street Fayre and Carnival, 10am-5pm.
The day starts with the stalls all setting up along the wide pitchings of Broad Street, the road is then closed to traffic and the sale is on! There are many different stalls selling all sorts, including old fashioned sweets, books, plants, flowers, home made cakes, tombolas and raffles. The Lions run a special mobile raffle with a wheelbarrow and the lucky winner wins a hamper of food.
During the day there will be performances by:
- Predator Athletics Cheerleaders
- Yate Star Twirlers
- New Generation Dance Group
- Pure Dance Crew
Judging Best Dressed Stall 11.30am
Dodington Parish Band 1pm - Sponsor Dodington Parish Council.
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Are you about to retire or new to retirement? Would you like to find out about the exciting and rewarding opportunities that you can grasp? Come along and discover more about social and volunteering activities available to you in South Gloucestershire.
For more information please email below or call 01454 862356.
Saturday and Sunday June 22nd and 23rd, 2-5pm, Nutridge, Ram Hill, Coalpit Heath BS36 2UF
Admission £3. Children under 16 free
A three acre garden with herbaceous borders, wooded area, shrubs and open spaces.
Cream teas. Plants for sale.
Musicians will perform on both afternoons.
Open in aid of Yate-Genieri Link - Genieri is the Gambian village linked with Yate.
Shire Way Community Centre
Call 01454 273050 or click below for more information.
Chipping Sodbury RFC
Friday 12th and Saturday 13th July, The Ridings, Chipping Sodbury
The annual charity fundraising event is organised and run by Yate and District Rotary Club.
Tickets are priced at:
Friday - £8
As in previous years the ticket price includes a commemorative pint tankard.
Please note that we will once again be running our early bird discount ticket scheme, where those ordering through our PO BOX address will be entitled to a discount of £1 per ticket if purchased before the 1st June. This discount brings the prices down to £7 for a Friday ticket and £11 for the Saturday.
Ticket discounts are not available through our outlets, which are: Meredith's, Yate, and The Tourist Information Centre, Chipping Sodbury
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Old Grammar School Rooms
These meetings offer the chance to have your say on the key issues affecting your neighbourhood. At the end of each meeting attendees vote for the issue they feel is of the greatest importance and the top three are then actioned by the most relevant local authority.
For more information, please contact Sarah Milne on 01454 864634 or by email below.
There’s nothing like forward planning. We’ve decided to replace our December meeting at the Church, with a Christmas meal at The Badminton Arms in Coalpit Heath.
The group provides help and support to sufferers of Fibromyalgia and their families in South Gloucestershire. Group meetings are on the fourth Tuesday of every month. For more details, contact Elaine on 01454 415374.