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A new local consortium has been formed to bring back local radio back to Thornbury. Thornbury Media Community Interest Company is a not-for-profit venture, formed especially to deliver a new radio station for the area. Behind the idea are Glyn Roylance and David Wrench who were founder members of the original Thornbury FM.
“Thornbury FM proved there was plenty of local talent to produce great local radio” said Glyn. “Although Thornbury has a strong community spirit, it does not have a local radio station to help showcase the town. Commercial stations don’t serve Thornbury, and the BBC stations focus on their regional briefs for Bristol, Gloucester and Somerset. We want to fill that void and play our part in building an even stronger community spirit in Thornbury”.
The radio station is currently in the early stages, examining technical feasibility and business plans. They are looking for people with business skills who would like to get involved to help build a viable organisation. They are also keen to hear from local benefactors who would consider supporting the project and any organisations or businesses that have empty accommodation which could host a small radio studio. If you think you can help, please get in contact!
Do you have a child aged between 10 and 18? Would they like to join the Sea Cadets in Thornbury? We meet Mondays and Thursdays 7-9pm next to the Sixth Form College on Gloucester Road.
As a Sea Cadet you can go to sea, learn to sail and take part in adventure training. From dinghy sailing in Weymouth to a dive centre in Liverpool plus you can try kayaking, power boating, canoeing, rowing and windsurfing.
For more details or to come and have a look around please click below or see our Facebook page - search for Sea Cadets Thornbury.
There's a new expressive After School and Saturday Morning Art Club at Paintpotts for children aged 4-11.
What is art? Art is self-expression, there is no right or wrong. Let’s escape from the boundaries, restrictions and let children be free to be create confidently.
With the National Curriculum as a guide, Paintpotts Art Club expands on these disciplines in a way to enjoy, explore and learn both techniques and to express more freely. Click below for details...
Climb to new heights at South Gloucestershire's XHeight Climbing facility with special prices Monday – Thursday.
Bookings at the Bradley Stoke facility over these days cost £5.75 for adults and juniors, and the Party price is £10.25 per person (Monday – Thursday only bookings). There's also availability for clubs at £5 per person and exclusive use for schools/clubs only at £50. Click below to find out more...
Cromhall's Royal Oak pub has extended its opening to include Mondays.
You can now drop in 7 days a week for a glass of wine or to enjoy freshly prepared food in the historic restaurant, featuring a medieval well. Due to popularity and the exclusive number of covers it's always wise to booking in advance and avoid disappointment.
Thornbury's Vicar is raising money for Clic Sargent at the Oldbury Fun Run.
CLIC Sargent helps families limit the damage cancer causes beyond their health. They provide specialist support to help and guide each young cancer patient and their family.
You can help Jan van der Lely raise money for this great
cause by donating directly to their fundraising page below.
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