Yate mayor appeals for new blood to help improve the town in community plan project
PEOPLE living in Yate are being urged to get involved with a community plan many of them asked for.
A group looking at the future of the town and what could be done to improve it was set up in 2008 and has been going from strength to strength.
But now, as the committee sees some changing faces, it wants more people to come on board with fresh ideas for Yate.
New chairman and Yate mayor Cllr Martin Monk said: "The town’s residents wanted a community plan and now it is their chance to support it and come forward with ideas that they can drive forward.
"I want people to meet us to come up with ideas on how we can make Yate a better place to live and work.
"There are several initiatives underway already but we can’t afford to stand still. We must always look at what can be done next."
He said he was particularly keen to see more young people join the group. "Their understanding of social media should be tapped and it is important that we take our work to them," said Cllr Monk. "We will be holding a community plan meeting in the Armadillo youth café so that we can engage with them on new plans and ideas to move the town forward."
In the five years since it was set up, the community plan group, made up of town councillors, friends groups, Yate Shopping Centre managers, Yate Heritage Centre officers and local business associations, has achieved a long list of improvements. They include the success of Yate’s inaugural entry into the Britain in Bloom competition, new flowerbeds and a mosaic at Yate Train Station and electronic notice boards advertising events and services have been located in public buildings in Yate town centre.
The next meeting takes place on Wednesday, March 6 (7.30pm) at Yate Shopping Centre management suite. Anyone who cannot attend but would like to get involved should email firstname.lastname@example.org