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Support Your Local Radio Station

A very exciting chance to support your local community radio station... Thornbury Radio is aiming to raise £2,000 to allow the station to continue broadcasting on the web, but also to begin broadcasting on FM from next year that now we have been awarded a licence from Ofcom. Click below to find more info...

mythornbury.co.uk/thornbury/e/434...

Save Thornbury High Street

South Glos Council are closing Thornbury High Street to traffic from Monday 8th June.
None of the shopkeepers in the High Street has been consulted, and they are very much against it.
Your local shopkeepers are very appreciative of your support and would like your backing now. Click below to read more...

mythornbury.co.uk/chamber

Thornbury Chiropractic Clinic Opens

Thornbury Chiropractic Clinic is now OPEN for emergency chiropractic appointments.

Please understand that you will need to be triaged over the phone before attending the clinic to confirm you are eligible for an appointment. Click below to read more...

mythornbury.co.uk/thornbury/d/380...

Read Thornbury Magazine Online

With Covid-19 restrictions on movement still in place and likely to be so for a while yet, once again printed copies of Thornbury Magazine cannot be delivered to every house in the town. So June's issue is online only, accessible at the website below.

www.thornburymagazine.co.uk

Bank Cottage Dental Update

Following the government announcement that dental practices will be allowed to re-open from Monday 8 June 2020, Bank Cottage Dental Practice are working hard to get everything ready to re-open and resume treatment for our patients in a safe environment for all. Click below to read more...

mythornbury.co.uk/thornbury/d/305...

Thornbury Rotary COVID-19 Appeal

Thornbury Rotary has established an urgent local appeal to deliver grants quickly to small community groups, voluntary organisations, and charities in the Thornbury area who are finding it difficult during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click below to find out how you can donate to the fund or apply for a grant.

mythornbury.co.uk/thornbury/thorn...

Green Community Travel Update

Please do get in touch if you have any worries or concerns, or even just fancy a chat! We’re all still working from home at the moment but the buses are still on the road. The staff have all gone above and beyond to make sure we can still run the transport and help people that need us.
We’ve also been helping South Glos with the delivery of emergency food parcels, we’ve been able to do that 5 days a week for a couple of months now, as well as collecting and dropping off prescriptions for people and shopping for those that don’t have family nearby or a good support network. See our website below for updates.

greencommunitytravel.co.uk

Online Baby Massage Course

While Penny Smith is unable to run her usual Treasured Moments Baby Massage classes, she is offering an online course of four videos plus handouts, teaching you how to give your baby a whole body massage. Click below or call 07773 342707 to find out more.

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Bulky waste collection resumes

Our waste collection service for bulky household items such as furniture, large domestic appliances and mattresses has now been reinstated after being temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.
South Glos Council can collect up to three items for £29.00. There is a concessionary rate of £14.50 for those on certain benefits*. To book, call 01454 868000. Click below to find out more.

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The Swan's New Weekly Menu

Click below to find The Swan's mew takeaway and delivery menu with salads and jackets, as well as some of the old favorites not to mention new dishes too! We deliver 12 till 2 & 6 till 8pm Monday to Friday. Saturday and Sunday all day 12 till 8pm.

mythornbury.co.uk/thornbury/the-s...

Online Library Services Extended

We can now access thousands of local and national newspapers free of charge through our online library resources.

They now offer the majority of national and local papers in addition to a range of international titles.

During the coronavirus pandemic there has been a significant increase in the number of people accessing online library resources, so they have been increased and expanded with the help on a grant of £1,000 from the Arts Council England.

South Gloucestershire Libraries also offer ebooks, eaudiobooks, digital magazines and eComics.

www.southglos.gov.uk/eresources

Sort It Centres Accept All Waste

After successfully re-opening three of our Sort It recycling centres at Thornbury and Yate last weekend, we are now in a position to accept a full range of waste at both sites from Thursday 21 May.

Some restrictions around the type of waste that could be disposed of were in place so we could implement essential social distancing measures and evaluate how efficiently the sites were operating with the measures in place.

With residents listening to advice around only using the sites if absolutely necessary, it now means we can return to accepting our normal range of waste and we will continue to offer extended opening hours until further notice: 6am to 6pm, 7 days a week, including Bank Holiday Monday 25 May.

www.southglos.gov.uk/sortit

Trekking Tails Dog Walks Resume

Trekking Tails Dog Walks and Pet Care are now able to offer GROUP WALKS to our customers along with visits and all other pet care. All precautions taken to ensure the safety of our customers, ourselves and others. I'd like to thank all our amazing customers, for all your support during tricky times for us all. Its lovely to be back and we look forward to seeing you soon.

trekkingtails.co.uk

Thornbury Golf Centre is Open!

Strict social distancing measures & new safety procedures are in place. Please make sure you read our new rules and visit our website (click below for the link) for full details of when and how to book.

mythornbury.co.uk/thornbury/d/261...

Cake for Carers

Liz Pell from Finishing Touches says: "This is for all of you who enjoy baking and it might be something to consider. During the past weeks I have been delivering cakes twice-weekly to a care home - they are for the staff to enjoy when they have a break with a cup of tea and coffee. No fuss, no promotion etc - just a nice 'thumbs up' from the staff and a nice feeling that you might have helped them in some small way.
Cake is used in so many ways to express messages, just like cards and flowers.
What about, if this Thursday, we can still do Clap for Carers on our doorsteps, but have Cake for Carers as well. I deliver to Beech House but you probably have a care home you have an association with, or you might know someone who works in a care home or visits the elderly at home. It might be someone who cares for a child or even a child carer who looks after one of their parents. Just imagine how harrowing it must be during these surreal times.
I did contact the Care Home beforehand to check that it was OK and I simply leave the cakes outside the door and ring the bell. It might be something nice to do on Thursday next week. Imagine all those lovely cakes being delivered on all those doorsteps.
A lot of you are already doing brilliant things for people, baking for the NHS, food banks and vulnerable initiatives and it's great to see. There's the amazing Bake A Smile project which is run locally to make cakes for residents - I have just made an application to this initiative and am waiting to be accepted.
This is just food for thought.

mythornbury.co.uk/thornbury/d/157...

Brain Tumour Support Launches Appeal

Brain Tumour Support, a charity that has been headquartered in Thornbury for the last 17 years, has launched an urgent appeal to ensure its survival.
The charity, which supports thousands of brain tumour patients and their families across the country, including many in the local area, has had to furlough staff and suspend much of its service.
Brain Tumour Support now faces the prospect of leaving hundreds of vulnerable people without support if vital funds are not raised in the next two months.
Click below to read more...

mythornbury.co.uk/chamber

Deep Blue Fish & Chips Re-Opens

We are thrilled to announce the reopening of our Thornbury takeaway, with a couple of changes.
For now, we have slightly reduced opening times:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday: 16:00 – 21:00
Friday: 11:30 – 14:00 / 16:00 – 21:00
Sunday & Monday: closed
We will also only be accepting online orders for collection or contact-free delivery.
If you are unable to order online, we'll also accept phone orders, but this will be for collection only.

mythornbury.co.uk/thornbury/d/147...

Red Door's New Website

Red Door Coaching and Training are very pleased that their new website is live! We have updated our look to reflect how Red Door has progressed over the last few years. We are also sharing what we can do for our clients in an easier to access, clearer format.
This period of lockdown has made us make many changes to how we are working. For the first time we are running online workshops, successfully delivering training remotely to teams working from their homes.
Our experience of delivering workshops that focus on Managing Remote Teams, Managing by Outcomes, Dealing with Stress and Resilience have been valuable to our business in these different times.
While we have been getting used to working from home we are equally looking forward to stepping back into the wider world.

reddoorcoachingandtraining.co.uk

Volunteers’ Week

Volunteers’ Week is the annual event in which we acknowledge and thank volunteers for the huge contribution they make in our communities.
The virus pandemic this year has made volunteering all the more important, with the need growing many fold almost overnight after the scale of the problem became known. The response of local people through informal mutual aid support groups as well as established organisations has been amazing and heart-warming.
The NHS volunteer scheme attracted more than 750,000 volunteers in the space of a few days. Volunteer Centres countrywide recorded an estimated 250,000 extra people between the lockdown starting and Easter. At the Thornbury Volunteer Centre — despite our offices being closed and having to work from home — we registered and referred more volunteers in the first three weeks than we would normally expect in six months.
The Thornbury area saw community-led groups spring up via social media with people offering to help their street or the wider community. The aid they have given to those self-isolating or at high risk has been immeasurable. Many have responded to calls to help out local care homes with vital supplies, residents’ prescriptions, or just a friendly voice at the end of a phone. Local churches and food banks have been working harder than ever.
Most new volunteers coming forward proved to be those prevented from going to work normally and who wanted to put something back while keeping themselves occupied. These new volunteers are much younger than our normal demographic. We hope that once the emergency is over many will continue to volunteer.
To all the new volunteers who have come forward over the past three months and to all those who volunteer regularly, you are the people who make our communities strong. Please accept our very grateful thanks.

mythornbury.co.uk/thornbury/d/317...

Have Your Say on Council Plan

South Gloucestershire Council are inviting feedback on our new Council Plan which covers the period 2020 to 2024.

We would like to hear from residents, businesses and other organisations about their views on our key priorities and commitments for the next four years and onwards. See below for more...

consultations.southglos.gov.uk/co...

Donate to Thornbury Foodbank

Thank you to everyone for their generous donations of food and essentials and amazing financial support. Click below to see the current list of items on our shopping list.

mythornbury.co.uk/thornbury/thorn...

Support from Southern Brooks

If you need support during this Coronavirus crisis, you can contact community development organisation Southern Brooks. Call 07773 209943 or email below 8am-8pm for advice on practical and wellbeing support.


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