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 16th May 2023, Councillor Cheryl Kirby was re-elected as Mayor and Chair of Yate Town Council, with Councillor Ben Nutland also being re-elected to the position of Vice Chair and Deputy Town Mayor.

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Chair & Mayor for 2023, Councillor Cheryl Kirby and Deputy Mayor Councillor Ben Nutland

Councillor Kirby stated:-

“Last year was another extraordinary year, but one, where yet again, the people of Yate came together to support, help and encourage their community. All this could not have been achieved without the help and support of our staff and officers at Yate Town Council together with my fellow members.

This year, we have planned so many exciting activities and events for everyone. Our beloved “Yate Rocks” will take place on 24th & 25th June in Kingsgate Park – come along with your families and picnics and enjoy yourselves. Yate Heritage Centre will be holding a number of events and exhibitions, such as International Day on 16th September and Yate Ageing Better will be holding their Festival on 19th July in Yate town centre. Also, our newly launched Memory Café will be open on the first Friday of every month at the Pop Inn Café. So, watch our website and social media for details of upcoming events. Come along and we will look forward to seeing you!”

Councillor Nutland added:-

“I am delighted to have been re-elected as Deputy Mayor for Yate. We have an amazing new intake of councillors and I am looking forward to working alongside them to deliver the priorities of Yate’s residents.”

Click here for more information on the Role of a Mayor and how to make a booking.


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.

Councillor Sandra Emms

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

John Ford

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

Councillor Margaret Marshall

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

Councillor Gabriela Miron

Gabriela Miron
07723 861406
133 Normandy Drive,
Yate, Bristol
BS37 4FL

Councillor Tony Sharp

Tony Sharp
01454 321264
8 Meadow Mead,
Yate, Bristol
BS37 7UT

Councillor Wendy Tomasin

Wendy Tomasin
01454 313402
37 Chichester Way
Yate, Bristol
BS37 5TB

Councillors for Yate South Ward

Tony Davis

Tony Davis
01454 881415
42 Clayfield,
Yate, Bristol
BS37 7HU

Councillor Cheryl Kirby

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

Councillors for Yate North Ward

Councillor Aziz Chowdhry

Aziz Chowdhry
07920 042954
3 Sandy Lodge,
Yate, Bristol
BS37 4HE

Councillor Nicola Clarke

Nicola Clarke
01454 311877
46 Cornwall Crescent,
Yate, Bristol
BS37 7RX

Mike Drew

Mike Drew
07966 228864
3 Churchfarm Close,
Yate, Bristol
BS37 5BZ

John Emms

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

Councillor Alan Monaghan

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

Councillor Ben Nutland

Ben Nutland – DEPUTY MAYOR
07596 338096
58 Dorset Way,
Yate, Bristol
BS37 7SP

Councillor Ray Perry

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

Councillor Karl Tomasin

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

Councillor Chris Willmore

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

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 AssistantPosition Filled01454 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-ordinatorLucie Lonsdale
Venue AssistantKelly Rogers
Venue AssistantHolly Payne
Venue AssistantGeorgia Andrews
Venue AssistantKian Langley
Venue AssistantSuzanne Carter
Venue AssistantGrace Cameron
Venue AssistantBethany Edwards-Coomber
Venue AssistantKeiran Morton
Office ApprenticeKezi Cerrone

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