Yate Town Council welcomes comments from the members of the public on any issue. You can either contact your local Councillor or Council Staff directly (contact details below), contact the Town Council, or attend a Full Council meeting and speak during the public participation session.

Mayor of Yate

At the Annual Town Council meeting held on Tuesday 10th May 2022, Councillor Cheryl Kirby was elected as Mayor and Chair of Yate Town Council, with the position of Vice Chair and Deputy Town Mayor going to Councillor Ben Nutland.

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Chair & Mayor for 2022, Councillor Cheryl Kirby and Deputy Mayor Councillor Ben Nutland

Councillor Kirby stated:-

“I would like to thank Councillor Karl Tomasin for his 3 years of service as Mayor and Chair of Yate Town Council, and I would also like to thank my fellow council members for their support and for their help during my time, so far, as a Yate Town Councillor. As Chair and Mayor of Yate Town Council, I now look forward to the future and to representing the residents of Yate, to support, encourage and promote their achievements within our community.”


Yate Town Council has 17 elected members who represent the people of the town. All Town Councillors are governed by a Code of Conduct, which ensures that high standards are maintained.

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Yate Town Councillors

Councillors for Yate Central Ward

You can contact any of the councillors below via the Council contact page.

John Emms
01454 314139
42 Clayfield,
Yate, Bristol
BS37 7HU

John Gawn

62 Wiltshire Avenue, Yate, Bristol BS37 7UG

John Ford
01454 311632
13 Argyle Drive,
Yate, Bristol
BS37 5TZ

Margaret Marshall
01454 315750
18 Stanshawe Crescent,
Yate, Bristol
BS37 4EB

Penny Thoyts
01454 851520
5 Lydbrook Close,
Yate, Bristol,
BS37 4HS

Councillors for Yate South Ward

Tony Davis
01454 881415
11 Lydbrook Close,
Yate, Bristol
BS37 4HS

Cheryl Kirby – MAYOR
01454 856495
213 Dovecote,
Yate, Bristol,
BS37 4PF

Councillors for Yate North Ward

Ray Perry
01454 821599
14 Tyndale Avenue,
Yate, Bristol
BS37 5EU

Sandra Emms
01454 314139
42 Clayfield,
Yate, Bristol
BS37 7HU

Ben Nutland –
Deputy Mayor
58 Dorset Way,
Yate, Bristol
BS37 7SP

Jane Price
25 The Brake
Yate, Bristol
BS37 7QW

Chris Willmore
01454 882356
3 Churchfarm Close,
Yate, Bristol
BS37 5BZ

Mike Drew
01454 882356
3 Churchfarm Close,
Yate, Bristol
BS37 5BZ

Alan Monaghan
01454 881251
13 Homefield,
Yate, Bristol
BS37 5US

Wully Perks
01454 313907
46 Somerset Avenue,
Yate, Bristol
BS37 7SQ

Karl Tomasin
07828 984099
37 Chichester Way
Yate, Bristol
BS37 5TB

Council Staff

If you have any problems or enquiries which are relevant to Town Council staff, then our list of staff names, positions and contact details will help.

If the person you wish to contact does not have contact details published then please contact the Town Council here.

Many of Yate Town Council’s staff work from the town council office at Poole Court, Yate,  there are also caretakers, estates people and cleaners who work across the town.

To view the Yate Town Council Staff Structure chart, please click here.

Town Clerk & Deputy Town Clerk

You can email the Town Clerk & Deputy Town Clerk directly via our contact form.

Town ClerkHayley Townsend01454 866510
Deputy Town ClerkJulia Alden01454 866506

Service Support Team 

You can email individual council staff here.

Service Support ManagerJulia Alden01454 866506
Service Support Officer Lucy Bennett01454 866506
Lead Service Support AssistantKaren Harris01454 866508
Service Support AssistantRachel Evans01454 866506
Office ApprenticeEmily Clark01454 866506
Community Engagement AssistantAlona Dubinko01454 866506

Finance Team

You can email individual council staff here.

Responsible Finance Officer &
Finance Manager                   
Paul Carroll 01454 866507        
Deputy Responsible Finance OfficerCatherine Demmery01454 866507
Finance AssistantJulie Westcott01454 866251
Finance Assistant Becky Gunter 01454 866251
Finance Assistant Sue Horner01454 866251

Estates Team

Estates ManagerPhil Jones
Estates SupervisorRob Noble
Community Support AssistantLynn Jephtha
Lead Estates PersonTom Edge
Estates PersonAdam Hill
Estates PersonTim Goodfield
Estates PersonLuke Firstbrook
Estates PersonVacancy
Estates ApprenticeLiam Palmer
Estates Site CleanerNigel Slade
Estates Site CleanerShaun Jankovic
Resident Caretaker – Poole CourtTom Kott
Estates Weekend CaretakerVacancy

Community Projects Team

You can email individual council staff here.

Community Projects Manager Leah Collier   01454 866506
Community Projects OfficerVacancy (mat leave)01454 866506
Community Projects AssistantHannah Thomas01454 866506

Yate Heritage Centre Staff

You can email individual council staff here.

Community Heritage OfficerDavid Hardill01454 862200
Heritage Education AssistantHannah Frost01454 862200

Armadillo Youth Cafe and Venue Staff

To contact the Armadillo please call 01454 869441 or email info@yatearmadillo.co.uk     

Venues Operations Officer                Carene Whiting-Hays                             
Assistant Venue Operations OfficerStephanie Thorne
Senior Youth Co-ordinatorKasie Niblett
Youth Co-ordinatorRakhesh Kaur
Venue AssistantKelly Rogers
Venue AssistantHolly Payne
Venue AssistantGeorgia Andrews
Venue AssistantKian Langley
Venue AssistantSuzanne Carter
Venue AssistantLucie Lonsdale
Venue AssistantBethany Edwards-Coomber
Venue AssistantKeiran Morton
Office ApprenticeKezi Cerrone

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