Southern Brooks Community Partnerships

Yate Priority Neighbourhoods


Abbotswood Action Group was created 14 years ago and is the local community group which encourages and hosts regular gatherings of anyone and everyone who lives, works,  is employed within, or has a care about this area. We discuss ideas and make plans which help bring the local community together, tackle issues, voice concerns to local authorities, and also improve the local environment.

St Nicholas Family Centre,
BS37 4LG

Cranleigh Court

Everyone is welcome at the Cranleigh Court Community Hub situated in Tyndale Primary School. The purpose of the hub is to create and build connections and opportunity in the local area. We offer advice, guidance, signposting to connect with others and pursue the things that matter most to local people.  We would like to hear your ideas about how to make positive changes in your neighbourhood.

Community Hub at Tyndale Primary School,
Tyndale Avenue,
BS37 5EX


Alexandra Swatton

Abbotswood, Yate and Dodington Community Development Coordinator 

07890 569196

Sato Black
Sato Black

Cranleigh Court Community
Development Coordinator

07971 670880


Alexandra works in partnership with Abbotswood Action Group. Visit their website here: www.abbotswoodaction.org

What's on:

  • Drop in on Monday between 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm and talk to Alex about your community. What you love and what you would like to change.


  • Abbotswood Spring Clean: This is an outdoor event, revolving around making Abbotswood a friendly and clean place for its residents to live.


  • Sustainable September: a few different activities and events taking place through this month which are all related to the local and world environment, and sustainability. Watch this space for more details.


  • November Abbotswood Christmas Fayre: The venue for this event will depend entirely on the weather! The Christmas Fair typically includes market stalls, a visit from Father Christmas, and of course switching the Christmas Lights on! Watch this space for more details.

For more information on these events go to: www.abbotswoodaction.org/events.html

For more information about our work in Priority Neighbourhoods, click below.

What’s On:


  • Pay what you can Cafe 9am-11am
  • Job Club on Mondays from 11am-1pm.  There is no need to book, simply pop along when you need some support. Our employment and skills development coaches will provide you with support to update your CV, search for jobs and send applications to employers. Free access to computers and WiFi.
  • After school activities for families and cafe 3.15pm-5pm


  • Paint Yourself Calm (arts and meditation class *booking required) 10am-12pm (5th Nov, 3rd Dec and 14th Jan) Wellbeing Drop-in Peer Support Group (every other week)  on a Tuesday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm.  Come along to meet new people, learn new skills and find new ways to improve your Wellbeing. Activities include: arts and crafts, mindfulness workshops, healthy eating, and fun games sessions.
  • Knit & Natter 7pm - 9pm (last Tuesday of the month)
  • This peer support group is run by Southern Brooks' Project Coordinator, Rosie.
  • On the last Tuesday of every month we are holding a Knit and Natter night 7pm to 9pm until March 2020 (not available on 24th December 2019)


  • Cranleigh Court Community Café open 10am-1:30pm Coffee morning every Wednesday 10am-12pm.  The Coffee Group will be running (until 11th December) a Quiz session will be held on 30th October and a Bingo session on 27th November.  This group is led by residents. Please give Brian a call on 07780 188146 if you have an inquiry or require assistance with transport.


  • Open from 10am
  • Computer Club on Thursdays 1:30pm - 4 pm. The club aims to help local people learn computer literacy. The Southern Brooks Health Champion and JobNetwork Bristol director Matt and two other volunteers offer their skills in a group setting.  You will improve basic IT and employment skills and you can look at volunteering opportunities.


We currently do not have anything running on Friday's.  Do let us know what you're interested in or would like to see happening here.