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Saturday 28 March

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Saturday 28th March 2020

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COVID-19 Help and Support

COVID-19 Help, Support And Volunteering South Glos and Bristol now have a web page setup with links and information to hopefully help people. This web page is more South Glos area focused rather than local area focused.

NGS Gardens to Close

In light of events unfolding over the weekend in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19) the Trustees of the National Garden Scheme have taken the difficult decision to ask all the charity’s garden owners not to open their gardens until further notice.

Green Community Travel Update

We are able to collect prescriptions for passengers so if you need something collected please let us know. All of our drivers carry ID. And we could tell you the name of the driver that would be coming to the pharmacy for extra security. We will also drop on doorstep to minimise contact. We are going to charge delivery but would take this over the phone again to minimise contact etc.

We are hoping to get something regular set up shopping wise, it looks like we may have to work with some of the smaller local shops. If you do need help with anything like this please let us know so we can add you to our list. We are only getting essentials at present.

Virtual School Assembly

Janet Raven, who was head of Crossways School until a few years ago, is putting a daily school assembly/ collective worship for primary aged pupils in Thornbury live on her Facebook page (Janet Raven) at 14.00 each day. She suggests that it could give parents a little bit of a break for 20 mins.

Update on Waste Collection

Waste is an essential service and South Gloucestershire Council are doing all we can to continue collections during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak while protecting our staff and residents. We have made some immediate changes to our services and further changes will be introduced from Monday 30 March. Click here for full details.
To help manage enquiries during this time, any service issues such as missed bins, please can you report these online using the form link below. If you have an issue that requires extra support please email below.
Thank you for your continued support at this difficult time.

Update from the Police

The police have stopped all Beat Surgeries and external forums, we are still conducting hi-visibility patrols, we have reduced the number of stations we have open and would encourage members of the public to contact us by email when it isn’t urgent. There is obviously a demand on us for clarity around certain things being implemented and again would encourage people to refer to the Government websites and NHS websites rather than us.
For the most up-to-date information please click the link below:

Donate to Thornbury Foodbank

Please consider donating items to Thornbury Foodbank as they are already running out of food due to much higher demand. Click below to see their shopping list:

Benefice Churches Now Closed

A message from Revd. Joy Ludlow, Assistant Curate to the Benefice of Thornbury with Oldbury-on-Severn and Shepperdine: "In line with government restrictions and the advice of the Church of England the churches across our Benefice are now closed both for public worship and for private prayer. I am very sorry for this, and we hope to open again as soon as it is safe to do so. But, at this time, these restrictions are for the benefit and safety of our community members.
The parish office will now also be closed until further notice.
We will continue the practice of sending out a weekly newsletter towards the end of each week as long as it is possible.
If anyone wants, as ever, to be added to the prayers etc. in any given week please do feel free to email me, or feel free to email this account to make any contributions. Emails to the office address will not be read or replied to until they are up and running again.


C The World Update

While C The World's branches are closed, we have well and truly nailed the working from home thing and we now consider C The World as having 12 one-man satellite offices all over the South West!

It's been a rather manic few weeks to say the least and I'm so proud of the team who have gone above and beyond to look after our customers who have needed assistance recently.
We're also so thankful for wonderful reviews - they give a real boost to morale when times are tough.

Even though it may not be at your mind's fore, it is still possible to book holidays for the end of 2020 and into 2021. Airlines have extended booking windows and many operators are taking bookings for 2021 at reduced rates to keep business flowing.

So, if you would like book a holiday to look forward to once this has all died down, please do not hesitate to contact us. We're available as per normal opening hours.

We look forward to providing the level of service which you've come to expect from us, and I hope we can help you organise your next holiday soon.

Swan at Tytherington Update

We have made a decision to open for takeaways/deliveries due to demand on Friday and Saturday evenings 5pm-8pm and Sunday Lunch (Roast Only) 12pm-4pm.

We have no staff at the moment so it is just a family operation with us cooking, taking orders and delivering food so please be patient.

All orders need to be by phone and paid by card at the time of ordering (collection or delivery).

St Peter's Hospice Pause Events

It is with much regret that St Peter's Hospice Severnside Support Group advise of the suspension of all of our fund raising events until September at the earliest.
We will miss seeing you all this summer at our events, but are sure you will agree that this is the best course of action in the current climate.
If anyone bought a ticket for the Flower Demo upon receipt of the ticket the Town Hall (when open again) will be able to refund the cost.
Any donated raffle prizes of chocs/biscuits/sweets have been given to the Thornbury Food Bank organised by the Thornbury Baptist Church, so will be used.
Thank you for all your support in the past and we will very much look forward to seeing you all again in the future.
Stay safe and take care everyone.

Tennis Club Closed

Unfortunately, due to the latest Government, LTA and Avon Tennis instructions/advice Thornbury Lawn Tennis Club have had no choice but to COMPLETELY CLOSE THE CLUB.

In addition to the closure of the clubhouse, the courts have now also been locked. These are not to be used until we have been given the all clear to do so.

Book a local non-food delivery...

Click the link below to find companies who will deliver non-food items to Thornbury and surrounding villages.
The situation is changing constantly, but we'll do our best to keep the pages up to date. If your business isn't listed here and you'd like it to be - or if you've stopped offering deliveries, please email below.

Book a local food delivery...

Click the link below to find companies who will deliver food to Thornbury and surrounding villages.
The situation is changing constantly, but we'll do our best to keep the pages up to date. If your business isn't listed here and you'd like it to be - or if you've stopped offering deliveries, please email below.

Free Powers of Attorney

The last few weeks have seen some inspirational acts of community spirit and kindness. Now Simpson Solicitors would like to do something too.
If you are over 70 and self isolating we can help you.
We are providing FREE ordinary powers of attorney (OPA) to anyone aged over 70 until 28th March 2020. Get in touch to find out more...

Farmers Markets Cancelled

Regrettably we have taken the decision to cancel all future Thornbury Farmers Markets until further notice as a result of the ongoing global health crisis.

We appreciate that this will be a disappointing development for many of our loyal customers and traders, however we are confident that our reasons for doing so are in line with current official guidance and will be understood by all.

Thank you for your ongoing support and we hope to see you soon.

Elite Fitness Gym Closed for Now

Elite Fitness have closed their gym doors to keep everyone safe. During their downtime they will be planning new things for their return and revamping parts of the gym where it is safe to do so. The storm will pass and we will be there for you on the other side.

The Gables Offers Takeaway Teas

Due to the latest Government update our restaurant and bar are now closed to non residents. We are offering our Afternoon Tea available as a takeaway and from next week we will be launching an extended takeaway and delivery menu.
We want to thank everyone who has supported us and look forward to opening our door again to you all.

Tytherington Shop Open 7/7

Tytherington Shop is now open 8.30 – 10.30am EVERY DAY including weekends.
Newspapers, milk, bread, eggs and Patsy’s cakes will continue to be ordered and we shall try to keep as many other usual lines going, supplies permitting. Click below to read more...

Closing Charity Sale at Papilio

News regarding Papilio. After lots of thought we have made the difficult, but we believe right decision, to have tomorrow as Papilio home’s last day. It will be open 9am-3.30pm and then closed until it is safe for us to reopen. I am still working hard on developing a webshop so watch this space!
A significant reason for still opening tomorrow is that by approx 12.30pm we will have various ingredients (including eggs) from Papilio coffee available for sale. We will be selling these items (at less than normal prices) so that we can give all of these proceeds to Brain Tumour Support.

Butties are Open...

Butties are open. However, we would like to ask for your assistance in order to help the current situation.
1. We are delivering to both business & individual customers & would encourage everyone to use this facility.
2. We would like to ask our customers who normally pop in to the shop to phone the shop with orders, make payment over the phone & simply collect.
3. We would ask for only 2 customers in the shop at any one time (please wait outside under the canopy or in your cars).
4. Please use contactless payment.
We would like to keep both our customers and staff safe so we can continue to serve you now and going forward and we would therefore appreciate your cooperation.

Horders can deliver stock...

We are open for business but if you're working from home, self isolating or elderly and choose to stay in we can deliver (Thornbury and surrounding villages). We have plenty of stock of the most popular inkjet cartridges, paper, filing systems and 100’s of everyday stationery items also if you require any printing, email your files to us - If you can’t get to us… we’ll come to you… call or email… Tel: 01454 413883 or Email - please share this post.

Changes at Riddiford's

As of Monday 23/3/20 Riddiford's is implementing a few changes to protect our valued customers and ourselves.
Social distancing is going to be challenging for us because of space in the shop, so we will be restricting customer numbers in the shop at any one time to enable us to keep our distance. Please respect people’s space.
We would very much appreciate it if you are able to make contactless payments.

Meat available via The Swan

A supplier of The Swan has a wide range of meats that The Swan Thornbury will take orders and payment for. It will be delivered here at The Swan a few times a week, if you can't get hold of meat locally we can help.

The Anchor - can no longer deliver

To protect our staff and on the advice we have been given its been decided that we can no longer do deliveries. We are so sorry but it's been taken out of our hands.
Thankyou to everyone that has supported us over the past week. We wish you all well and look forward to seeing you all every soon.
Take care and stay safe Heather, Dave and all the team at The Anchor

Grow Herbs with Jekka

At Jekka's we will be continuing to offer our Farm Collection and will be happy to help you get gardening through this difficult time. Our Farm Collection can satisfy all the aspects of self-isolation as we can accept online payments and can leave the plants by the farm gate.

Breakfast Take-Away at The Swan

Breakfast is now available to take away at The Swan Thornbury from 10am through to 2pm. Hot drinks also available. Call us on 01454 413062.

Razzamataz Closing for Now...

We are so sorry to announce that Razzamataz Bristol North will be closing with immediate effect. We are hoping that we will be able to resume as soon as possible. An email will be sent to all our customers with full and further details later today. Anyone who hasn't received our emails please get in touch and make sure we have your correct contact information.

We cannot overstate the importance and great value we hold in our parents, guardians, students and staff for their continuing support. We would fail to exist without this support.

To Myself and my Staff Razzamataz is more than just a job, we love each and every student and we will continue to be there if anyone needs us.

To our Parents, students and staff please take great care in this testing, uncertain and stressful time; there is nothing more important than health and we hope to welcome our amazing students back to razz as soon as possible!


Tune in to Thornbury Radio

Thornbury Radio - Gloss FM is broadcasting daily Coronavirus updates at 9am, 12noon, 3pm and 6pm. Click below to find out how to tune in...

Eastwood Garden Plant Centre

Due to the current situation the café at Eastwood Garden Plant Centre is closed, but we are offering a service to order anything you require over the phone and we can deliver locally for a small charge - or free of charge to those who are self isolating.

Thornbury's Golf Courses Open!

Thornbury Golf Centre courses are open, and theyhave introduced extra measures for social distancing, enhanced cleaning programmes and the removal of non-essential contact e.g. not touching the flag.
They have now had to close the clubhouse and lodge until further notice and will be contacting all existing bookings for functions, events, Golf Days etc.

Swan at Tytherington Take-Away

The Swan at Tytherington is now offering a takeaway service, offering the same fabulous food you are used to eating in.
They are also licensed for you to be able add a bottle of wine or beer to your takeaway and they are giving a 20% discount on all takeaway drinks.
They can deliver but would prefer to focus on people who are vulnerable or self isolating. You will need to pay by card at the time of ordering. They have also ordered in some basic supplies available at cost price.

Jnr Tennis Coaching Suspended

Due to the most recent announcement from the government in regards the coronavirus, it comes with great sadness that we Taylor Tennis Coaching have made the decision to suspend all junior coaching from now until further notice.
We will continue to keep you updated and we thank you for all your support. Keep safe and well.

Support from Thornbury Baptists

Corona Virus: If you need any help during this difficult time, please call Thornbury Baptist Church on 01454 419118 / 07305 863903 and we will get back to you as soon as we can! Wishing you health and blessings...

Support for Volunteer Groups

South Gloucestershire Council has issued a range of information and guidance materials to support the increasing number of informal and formal community groups that are springing up in neighbourhoods across the district to help those having to self-isolate.

The Community Aid South Glos pack has been distributed via town and parish Councils, who play a key role at the heart of their communities and are already helping to coordinate local responses. We are also seeing groups as small as residents in the same street starting a WhatsApp group so that neighbours can share offers of help and requests for assistance with shopping or picking up prescriptions for those who are required to self-isolate during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Social Club Temporary Closure

As a result of the Covid-19 virus outbreak there has been a fall in demand and in view of the Government’s advice on social gatherings the Social Club Committee have decided to temporarily close the club. The committee will follow Central Government’s health advice and will re-open the Club at the earliest opportunity. Keep safe. CTK Club Committee.

Do you need help?/Can you help?

If you are confined to home due to the Covid-19 restrictions, a group of Christ the King parishioners is willing to pick up shopping, post letters, collect and deliver prescriptions, or just have a friendly phone call.
Please contact co-ordinator Sue Trevelyan by email or on 01454 413441 or 07879 693797. In addition, if you can assist with this service please contact Sue. Many thanks.


Neighbourhood Plan Update

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, we have made the decision to cancel all face to face consultation events regarding the Thornbury Neighbourhood Plan. This includes the events on 21st March in the Cossham Hall, 28th March in Tesco Thornbury and 18th April in St Mary’s Centre.

We have so far received some very positive responses and have been pleased with the number of people interacting with our exhibitions which have been displayed at the Library and Town Hall until their closure.

We have set up a mailing list to keep residents and businesses informed and are continuing to update interested parties on the work that we’re doing. We are particularly keen to hear from the younger generation who are yet to tell us whether our draft Plan has correctly reflected what they want Thornbury to be like in the future.

The draft plan and survey are still available via our website below, and there is further information available on our social media pages. The survey for your thoughts and feedback on the plan is open until 25th April and we are keen to hear your responses. Please do complete a survey so we can get the plan right for our Town.

Hawkins of Thornbury will Deliver

Hawkins of Thornbury will be providing a delivery service if anyone needs anything i.e. cooking, cleaning, diy products to occupy them during isolation.
For anyone struggling to find loo roll we have some at the shop, also some face masks, anti bac wipes and sprays... Click below to read more...

Tortworth Farm Shop Deliver...

Tortworth Estate farm shop are offering a delivery service in the locality for those who can not get out and about. Just ring 01454 261633 and we will do our best to help. The shop will be open but the cafe is closing. We will be offering a take away service too. Stay safe.

Tortworth Forest Centre Closed

At the Tortworth Forest Centre we take the health and wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers and staff very seriously. Whilst we believe in the benefits of access to nature for everyone we engage with, these unusual times necessitate that we take decisive action and play our part in reducing the spread of the Coronavirus. We have therefore decided to cancel all groups, activities and events at the arboretum until the end of the month, at which point we will reassess the situation and send another update.

Thornbury Arts Festival Cancelled

Thornbury Arts Festival and the associated Severn Vale Art Trail have fallen victim to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, with both events cancelled.
Click below for the full statement...

Wildings Home Delivery Service

During this difficult time Wildings are offering a home delivery service (within the Thornbury area) - payment to be made over the phone. So if you suddenly need a new kettle or toaster or anything else we stock PLEASE CALL 01454 419982. Minimum amount will apply but delivery will be free.

Bonds of Thornbury Work Remotely

Bonds of Thornbury are closing their office in Thornbury from the evening of Friday 20th March and working remotely to protect clients and staff. They will review the situation in a couple of weeks.

St Mary Centre Update

As owners of the St Mary Centre it is our intention to continue with our operational obligations as far as is reasonably practicable during this difficult and unprecedented period. We, like many other organisations, will be carefully monitoring health advice from official sources to protect visitors, tenants, our staff and others using the centre.

This continual process of review (or other circumstances beyond our control) inevitably means that we may have to make changes with little or no notice being provided; therefore please visit our website below regularly to check for updates.

Retailers and businesses within the scheme will be similarly reviewing their capacity to trade and making their own difficult choices. We would urge you to contact retailers directly before travelling to ensure that they will be able to serve your needs. A comprehensive list of contact details can be found on our website below.

Thornbury Cricket Club Closed

Thornbury Cricket Club is closed until further notice. An announcement will be made as soon as they know when they can re-open.

Home Delivery from The Swan

In view of the events that are currently taking place, the Swan Thornbury is now offering a home delivery service.
A full menu of what is available will be uploaded shortly. There is no charge for delivery. Click below for more.

Cricket Coffee Club Cancelled

As part of the preventative measures to keep our elderly members safe, Thornbury Cricket Club's coffee club has been cancelled until further notice. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused but feel this is the correct and sensible action.
The Golden Oldies evening on Sat. 21st Mar. has also been cancelled. It is hoped to re-programme this when the ill wind has blown over. In the meantime you will be pleased to hear that Les is still taking ball sponsorships to avoid complete disappointment!

Help the Homeless with The Swan

After the overwhelming response The Swan Pub had from the people of Thornbury at the end of last year where they made over 225 gift bags filled full of stuff for the homeless, they are now helping some groups in Bristol to help the homeless again. Click below to read more...

Thornbury Garden Shop Deliveries

If you are worried about coming into town at the moment Thornbury Garden Shop are able to deliver locally. Please call or send a message. You can pay by card over the phone or cheque or cash at the door. So for as long as they are able they will deliver plants, bird food, pet food and anything else we stock. They will make a small charge £1.50 per trip in Thornbury itself. £3 for surrounding areas, Tytherington, Alveston, Tockington, Stone and as far as Berkeley and Sharpness. All other areas please enquire. They can't regularly delver much further than Almondsbury or Cam and Dursley.
So if you feel confined to home but would love to get on with some gardening get in touch today! Click below for regular updates on facebook

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