Major step taken in YOSC rescue bid

August 01 2015

PROGRESS is being made in the campaign to save Yate Outdoor Sports Complex for local clubs.

PROGRESS is being made in the campaign to save Yate Outdoor Sports Complex for local clubs.
A community interest company is on the cards for the facility, which will allow its continued use by sportsmen and women when not needed by Brimsham Green School.
YOSC is sited next to the comprehensive and under a long-running arrangement is home to the likes of athletes and hockey players outside school hours.
But the trust that manages the facilities for the community will no longer do so after October as part of cost cutting measures by South Gloucestershire Council.
Yate Town Council, in conjunction with Yate and District Athletics Club and other users, is working on a deal that will lead to responsibility for the management being transferred to the local community from November.
In an important step in the process, it was agreed by South Gloucestershire’s communities committee to terminate the funding of community sports provision after October 31 but to approve the transfer of more than £134,000 for future maintenance and repairs of Yate Outdoor Sports Complex.
Terms for the proposed leasing arrangement now have to be finalised so the switch can take place.