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This month on MyYate there's a chance to win tickets to the Sodbury Yarn Over Festival, plus you could win £100 to spend on your car or in store in at Stanshawe Service Station.
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Jo from The Wool Cellar and Deb’s the Fibre Faery from Crafty Cat Knitty Bits would like to extend you a warm welcome on the very first Sodbury Yarn Over Festival, to be held on April 6th and 7th in Chipping Sodbury Town Hall and the Old Grammar School!
We have lots of amazing artists joining us from in and around Bristol, the South West and from farther afield. We are also joined by our local Guilds and other local groups, offering help, advice and demonstrations.
Footfall through Yate Shopping Centre increased by nearly 3% over the extremely successful Christmas period.
Andrew Lowrey, Yate Shopping Centre Manager, said: “Public feedback gave a very positive response to the community based Christmas festivities and as the hub of the community it is important for us to involve all the local schools and choirs. We will be building on this in 2024 and are always pleased to hear from any groups that would like to get involved.”
One of Yate’s oldest independent jewellers is relocating to larger premises in Yate Shopping Centre. F Hinds, currently in South Walk, is moving to the former Starbucks unit on the corner of West Walk in the Central Square. The retail area will be approximately twice the size of its current unit.
Andrew Lowrey, Yate Shopping Centre Manager, said: “It’s always great news when an existing tenant needs to expand its premises. There are currently just 8 vacant units in the Centre out of the total of 105 units, well below the national retail vacancy rate of approximately 18%.”
Paul Hinds, Managing Director at F Hinds, says, “We are proud to have served the public in Yate for over 50 years and we look forward to welcoming the public to our new store, where they can expect the same warm welcome and service, but in a larger and modern shop.”
On Fridays at Yate Active Lifestyle Centre, kids can help themselves to a piece of fruit for free. Available while stocks last - once it's gone, it's gone!
The Village Care Group have refreshed their branding with a new logo and website. Click below to find out more about their visiting carers who hail from the communities in and around Thornbury and Yate, offering not just support, but also a deep understanding of the local way of life. It’s their goal that with Village Care, you’ll always feel at home.
Also, Village Care have just named AgeUK South Gloucestershire their charity of the year - it's an independent charity working to offer support and services to older people.
The first zero carbon homes have been unveiled to the public by Newland Homes at its new development in Engine Common, called Great Oaks.
84 three and four bedroom homes are being constructed just off North Road, complete with high levels of insulation, solar panels for electricity generation, air source heat pumps for hot water and heating, and electric car charging points. Rather unusually for new build developments, three detached bungalows will also be built.
Yate Town Council has reopened the Warm Welcome for a second year. Until 30th March 2024, the Town Council and community partners are offering a variety of warm and welcoming places across Yate, for residents to drop-in and use throughout the colder, winter months. Completely free of charge, this service aims to support those who may be adversely impacted by the cost-of-living increases – in particular, rising energy costs.
The Town Council's guide to Warm Welcome places in Yate is available on its website below.