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Alexandra Swatton is our Community Coordinator for Abbotswood & Cranleigh Court, and our Volunteering Yate Coordinator. 

Tel: 07929 787478

Alex works closely with the newly constituted Abbotswood Residents Group and supports the residents of Cranleigh Court take the lead in shaping events and activities at the community hub. She can also be found out and about with partner organisations in the wider area of Yate.


Abbotswood Residents Group formed online during the COVID pandemic to provide a community feel whilst restrictions were in place. Working with Alex they now lead various activities and community events in the area.

At: St Nicholas Family Centre, Chargrove, Yate, BS37 4LG

  • Drop in on Monday between 1:30 pm and 5:30 pm and talk to Alex about your community. What do you love, how can you get involved and what you would like to change?
  • Swap shop, first Saturday of the month. Having a clear out? Swap shop saves thousands of useable items from landfill, instead going to good homes in the community. You are welcome to pop your pre-loved bits and bobs in the donation bin, just have a rummage and take a freebie home... or both! Teas and coffees available for 50p.

November Abbotswood Christmas Fayre!

Our yearly Christmas Fayre features a fantastic Christmas market, music from local bands and schools, special visits from the North Pole and the official Abbotswood light switch on. Find us at St. Nicholas Family Centre and the surrounding shopping precinct and play area.

Other community events and activities vary throughout the year. You never know what might be around the corner...

For more information go to:  Abbotswood Residents Group - Facebook

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.
At: Community Hub at Tyndale Primary School, Tyndale Avenue, Yate, BS37 5EX
  • Coffee morning every Wednesday 10 - 12. Pop in for a cheeky cake and cuppa on a 'pay what you can' donation scheme. All welcome!
  • FREE community BINGO, 1st Wednesday of the month, 11 - 12. After our coffee and cake, join us for a round of bingo. Prizes up for a grabs!
  • Open hub, 1st Wednesday of the month 1 - 5pm. Your chance to talk to Alex about anything and everything Cranleigh Court Community. Kettle is always ready...
  • Cranleigh Court community cupboard. Run by volunteers the cupboard takes food donations from local shops, organisations and kindhearted individuals. The cupboard is situated outside of our volunteers' house on Cranleigh Court, pay a visit and help yourself. The cupboard is open any time, stock updates are post to Facebook as donation times may vary.
Community events and activities vary throughout the year.

Check the hub Facebook for more updates.