The Friends group was formed in 1987 when there was a real threat that the Common would be built on.
The Friends saved the Common, and it is now a safe haven for many species of birds, mammals and insects, and is over 200 acres in size.
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The aims of the group are to:
We hold regular work days: litter picking, cutting brambles and clearing gateways. Meetings are held quarterly.
Contact Pat Cotterell at or email: for more information.
Yate Common is a Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Field.
The Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge aims to protect outdoor recreational spaces across the UK to create a grassroots legacy from the momentous events of 2012: Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The heraldic plaque, pictured right, is now in place by the entrance.
Visit www.qe2fields.com to read more about the scheme.