Representing Thornbury & Yate in Parliament is Steve Webb, MP (Lib Dem).
Tel: 01454 322100
Yate Town Council is a forward-looking Quality Town Council which seeks to provide high level services to the local community comprising of 25,000 people.
Tel: 01454 866506
The group's purpose is to ensure the implementation of the Yate Community Plan by working to review, develop, support and publicise outcomes from new and existing action groups.
For more information, please contact Karen Whitaker on 01454 868127 or by email below.
Yate Fire Station operates a four watch system with wholetime firefighters on duty at the station 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The station is also covered by firefighters on the Retained Duty System who attend emergency incidents and carry out community fire safety activities, in support of their wholetime colleagues.
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Safer Stronger Community Groups are all about working together to improve your local community. The groups also enable you to have your say about the services that your community receives.
Their members include people who live and work in the area and representatives from the local police, Avon Fire & Rescue, Primary Care Trust, South Gloucestershire Council, the Town & Parish Council and other local organisations.
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.
The South Gloucestershire Council website features a list and gallery of your councillors.
The South Gloucestershire Faith Forum has been established to:
- Promote harmonious relations between people of different faiths in the local authority area of South Gloucestershire.
- Involve faith groups in the civic life of South Gloucestershire, giving them a representative voice.
- Improve the quality of life for local people by working together on agreed projects, demonstrating partnership between different faiths.
- Encourage dialogue and provide an opportunity for faith organisations to network with each other and relevant bodies.
The Partnership is a non-statutory body made up of public, private, community and voluntary organisations, which aims to work together to promote the economic, social and environmental well-being of the people in South Gloucestershire. Its vision is "South Gloucestershire - a great place to live and work.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.