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Sunday 5th May 2024

3pm: Beat the Bounds
Yate Common

Meet by the kissing gate opposite St Briavels Drive

On Rogation Sunday each May, an ancient custom to “Beat the Bounds” is practised on The Common in Yate. The Reverend, Town Mayor, Friends of the Common and local residents will walk the boundaries of The Common on Sunday, 5th May 2024.

All are welcome to enjoy this charming common made up of three meadows, the orchard field, three ponds, a small stream and various woodlands. Stunning pictures of wildlife and flora can be found on the Friends of Yate Common Facebook Page below.


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Friends of Yate Common

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.

Find us on Facebook.

The aims of the group are to:

  • promote public awareness, use and enjoyment of the common and at the same time to protect the wildlife on the common
  • raise funds for enhancing the Common and encourage users to respect the environment
  • support and assist South Glos Council and Yate Town Council in the management of the Common

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.

Jubilee Field Status

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.

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Sunday 5th May 2024

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