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Tuesday 14 July

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Acupuncture Now Available Again

Acupuncture is now available again at Thornbury Chiropractic Clinic, as well as Chiropractic.
Dave Sanders will be available to treat you on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 10am to 2pm.
This is in line with guidance from our professional and governing bodies. Click below for more details.

Thornbury Magazine is Back!

Our July/August issue marks the return to letterbox delivery of printed copies and, providing all goes well, monthly letterbox deliveries will continue with our September issue. As usual the online version can be found via the link below.
Until the Covid-19 situation recedes, printed copies will not be delivered to care homes, sheltered accommodation, shops, offices, commercial premises and public buildings.
The Magazine will not be delivered to any property displaying a notice declining junk mail.

Age UK South Glos Update

We are all working from home and our Thornbury office will remain closed to the public until further notice. We are continuing to run some of our services so if you need benefits advice please call us. We are also making sure that our day centre clients are contacted weekly and are working hard to get the centres open once with safety measures in place. Our befriending service continues to run and volunteers are beginning to do socially distanced face to face meetings. Nail cutting remains closed and we will update you on any services opening as soon as we feel it is safe to do so. We are still here to support older people in South Gloucestershire so please do stay in touch.

Active Centres Re-Open July 27th

We've been busy preparing for our reopening on Monday 27th July! We are S0 EXCITED to be reopening our doors again; we can't wait to see everyone.
As you can appreciate things will be very different, so please click below for a little insight into what's been happening behind closed doors over the past months.
We want to reassure our customers that our aim is to create a safe environment for you and for our staff. As a non-profit distributing charity, our Centres operate for the benefit of everyone in the local community, and we can’t wait to see you all again.

Rev’d Joy Ludlow Appointed

Rev’d Joy Ludlow has been appointed as Priest in Charge of the United Benefice of Thornbury and Oldbury with Shepperdine.
The completion of Joy’s curacy will be celebrated on Sunday 9 August at a 10am service in St Mary’s and a final evening service at St Arilda’s.

Limited Library Services Available

Now COVID-19 lockdown restrictions have eased, our libraries have introduced pre-bookable services to borrow books, DVDs and audiobooks and access a computer and use the Wi-Fi.
This is so you can access them in a safe and controlled way. Click below to read more...

MP's Survey on High Street Closure

Luke Hall MP says: "South Gloucestershire Council have introduced temporary changes to Thornbury High Street as part of the measures designed help protect against coronavirus as lockdown restrictions are eased.
I am conducting a survey on what further changes are needed, which I will present to decision makers at the Council."

Click below to complete the survey.

Green Community Travel's Survey

Whilst Green Community Travel are going to have to do things slightly differently for the time being, with the number of people on one bus and the distance between all the passengers, we’re confident we can still get people to where they want to go!
Please complete the questionnaire below to help us plan for what our passengers need, and also applying for grants and funding.

Armstrong Arts Group Continues

The Armstrong Arts Group (AAG) is pressing the Armstrong Hall trustees to find a solution to the current difficulties and to make the hall safe and usable again for community groups.
The group is continuing to raise money for the improvement of the complex, and has organised a Christmas Concert to banish the lockdown blues.

Berkeley Castle Re-Opens

The team at Berkeley Castle are delighted to announce that will be re-opening on Sunday 19th July 2020! They are really looking forward to showing you a warm and safe welcome to the Castle every Sunday to Wednesday until the end of October.
Click below to

Go on a GCT Day Trip

Green Community Travel staff are back in the office and looking at starting day trips again from August.
If you would be interested to meet friends or just get out of the house, please email Lauren below.
They can still take you to medical appointments and shopping, and can collect prescriptions for you.


Local Outbreak Management Plan

South Gloucestershire Council have published their COVID-19 Local Outbreak Management Plan, which is designed to prevent and deal with any outbreaks of coronavirus in places such as care homes, schools and early years settings, communities and workplaces.
Supporting the test, trace and isolate programme, the council will work with the NHS, partners and stakeholders to provide a preventative, prompt and coordinated local approach.

No Restart Yet For Picture House

Thornbury Picture House sends an apology to members since we are unable to restart our season as hoped in September 2020.
We will keep the situation under review and resume screenings as soon as it is possible and safe to do so. Click below to read more...

Armstrong Hall To Remain Closed

It is with great regret that the Armstrong Hall Trust has decided they are unable to reopen the Armstrong Hall Complex in the near future.

Since the Hall closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak, there has been a severe negative financial impact on the bookings income and there is a lack of further options for external funding. Click below to read more...

Arrival of Mike the Mechanic

Mike the Mechanic has arrived at the Art Barn in Thornbury thanks to cake decorating expert Dee Robbins. The sugar creation is a bit of a toy boy for Doris, a real character.
Call in to the Art Barn on the Grovesend Road to see how the romance progresses...

Rotary's Fundraising Milestone

Thornbury Rotary are delighted to announce that we have reached an important milestone of over £2,000 raised. Through the appeal we have awarded grants to Kington & District Scrub Hub and the charity Krunch South West.
We’re determined to make this a successful appeal, supporting small charities and community organisations in the Thornbury area during this difficult time. Just click below for more details, to donate and how to apply for a grant. BIG THANKS!

Celebrations has Re-Opened

Celebrations has re-opened on Thornbury High Street, next to the Swan pub, offering cards, balloons, gifts and more. Now open 11am-3pm Monday to Saturday - it's great to be back!

New Artist at Art Barn

The recently opened Thornbury Art Barn is pleased to announce the arrival of new artist Edward Salsbury, who makes sculptures from cutlery. Click below to see more about the barn and the various artistic creations on display...

Rockhampton Festival Rescheduled

The organisers of Rockhampton Folk & World Music Festival, which was originally due to run during June 2020, have set a new date for Saturday 19 June 2021.
They had hoped to run a scaled-down festival in September but with no certainty about the restrictions that will be in place they’ve decided instead to put their efforts into next year and making 2021 the best Rockhampton Folk Festival yet.
They're working to make sure that the great artists lined-up for 2020 will be able to join us next year. Click below to read more...

Comment on the Council Plan

South Gloucestershire Council has launched a public consultation on its draft of the Council Plan for 2020 - 2024.
The basis of the Council Plan is four key priorities, based on what residents consider important and what day-to-day evidence gathering suggests requires focus. Click below to read more...

Thornbury Chiropractic Clinic Update

From 15th June we will be re-opening our clinic for routine treatments alongside emergency care. This is in line with guidance from our professional and governing bodies and will include revised appointment times, mandatory PPE and cleaning schedules to minimise risk and maintain social distancing for our patients and staff. We look forward to helping you soon. Opening hours are: Mon, Tue, Thu and Fri from 9am to 2pm only.

Farmers Markets Re-Open

The St Mary Centre is delighted to announce plans to re-open Thornbury Farmers Market on Thursday the 18th June, 9am-1pm.
A number of changes will be introduced to maintain current social distancing rules and customer safety.
We look forward to seeing customers old and new, and thank you for your patience and patronage during this most extraordinary of times.

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