Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Police appeal following fatal accident

Police are appealing for anyone who was travelling on the A432 Badminton Road north of the Wick Wick roundabout last Friday evening (25th July) to contact them on 101. They may have important information about a fatal collision.

The incident happened at 4.41pm when a Mini Cooper, which was emerging from Cuckoo Lane, was in collision with a motorcycle travelling along the A432 Badminton Road from the direction of Wick Wick roundabout. Sadly a man in his 30s died at the scene, despite receiving medical attention.

Police believe the road was quite busy at the time of the incident with people travelling home from work and they are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Peg Hill development - consultation on public footpath diversions

South Glos Council is consulting about proposed diversions to public footpaths near Peg Hill in connection with the coming housing development.

You can find details and make comments on the South Glos website here - the consultation closes on 15 August.

Fun fitness sessions this summer for girls 14 plus

Us Girls Yate is a FREE session for girls only, aged 14+ years. Come along, join in and have a laugh with your friends while getting fit.

The sessions will be a mix of
  • Aerobics
  • Zumba 
  • Street dance
  • and more!
You can join in at Chipping Sodbury School Sports Centre on Wednesdays from 3-4 pm during the summer holidays.

For more details email or or phone 01454 865821.

Us Girls is active in lots of places throughout the country -  check them out online:

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Illegal tobacco campaign launched

Smokefree South West, in partnership with South Gloucestershire Council, has launched the latest stage of its campaign to highlight the dangers that illegal tobacco poses to South Gloucestershire.

Illegal tobacco sells for less than half the tax paid price of legally sold tobacco. The problems include:
  • impact on legitimate traders
  • makes it easier for children and young people to start smoking as it is readily available at pocket money prices. 
  • brings crime into communities - the criminal gangs selling it also sell other illegal products
  • discourages smokers from quitting
Illegal tobacco is linked to low-level and large-scale organised crime, nationally and internationally, including smuggling of other illegal goods such as drugs, alcohol and weapons. It goes hand in hand with child exploitation and money laundering and particularly targets poor and disadvantaged communities.You can read more at

Friday, 11 July 2014

Tyndale Avenue Play Area now updated!

Yate Town Council has announced that the Tyndale Avenue Play Area refurbishment works are now complete. The park will be open for use from 12 noon today (11/07/14), why not go along to see the new play equipment?

Upgrade in sight for Kelston Close changing rooms?

Dodington Parish Council is seeking funding to upgrade the very dated changing rooms at the QEII Playing Fields, Kelston Close. They were originally school changing rooms, and they’ve been heavily used for many years by local amateur football clubs.

Now the Parish Council hopes to make them more comfortable and welcoming, and perhaps attract other sports or ladies’ teams. A full consultation will be carried out. Contact Paul Hulbert if you would like to know more.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Consultation for a café/kiosk in Kingsgate Park - have your say

Yate Town Council and the Friends of Kingsgate Park are consulting about a possible café/kiosk for Kingsgate Park. Click this link to have your say. The consultation is open until 18 July 2014.