Memorial Woodlands offers families the chance to say a personal, appropriate farewell in the beautiful surroundings of our woodland cemetery, situated in a peaceful valley just outside Thornbury.
Our onsite chapel and reception rooms will be yours for the day to hold whatever kind of service you wish; traditional, ecological, religious or humanist.
If you are arranging a funeral now or making plans for the future, please do come to see our beautiful grounds for yourself and learn about our range of services, funeral plans and woodland memorials. We’ll give you all the time, support and advice you need.
Memorial Woodlands Woodland Cemetery: Earthcott Green, Alveston, Bristol BS35 3TA
Memorial Woodlands Westbury office: 18 High Street, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol BS9 3DU
Call 01454 414999 or click below.
We are a group of local residents concerned about litter spoiling our environment. Our aim is to keep Alveston looking clean, tidy and litter-free resulting in more pleasant surroundings for us all, including wildlife, to live in and enjoy. We achieve this through Litter Picks and contact with local schools and youth groups. For more information please contact Shirley Whyte.
Tel: 01454 416793
The Avon Wildlife Trust is the largest membership-based wildlife organisation in the area, dedicated to promoting and protecting wildlife.
We are a group of local residents concerned about climate change and its implications for the future. We will be implementing practical solutions for the Thornbury area.
A Fairtrade directory has been produced to showcase the huge range of Fairtrade products now on offer and make it easier for consumers in South Gloucestershire to track down Fairtrade options. Click the link below to read more and download the directory.
Filnore Allotments show what can be achieved in transforming a field into productive food plots. Find us in the field behind Thornbury Leisure Centre near the skateboard park. Click below to find out more.
Filnore Woods Community Woodland provides a diverse range of habitats for wildlife, gives people a wild place to visit, and provides opportunities for education. The woods are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. To find them, cross the field at the back of the Leisure Centre, the one with the skateboard park in it. The entrance is just beyond the new allotments. Click the link below to find out more.
Keeping Filnore Woods attractive for people and for wildlife needs a lot of work. Brambles, thistles and nettles are trying to take over the site and the grass needs cutting at least once a year to retain and promote the wildflowers. We rely on volunteers to do this valuable work. If you would like to get involved you can join the email list by emailing below or phone Jerry Dicker.
Tel: 01454 416945
The group has been created to conserve, monitor, maintain, promote and protect Thornbury's Medieval Fishponds. The aim is to preserve the site so that it continues to support a wide range of flora and fauna, and to ensure that the archaeological aspects of the site are protected. For more information, please contact Dave Rowley:
Tel: 01454 412941
The RHS award winning Morton Bridge Wild-flower Meadow was only seeded in late October 2016. It has been met by an amazing amount of local interest and support. The first year annuals made a great show in 2017 and the Meadow was awarded the RHS In Bloom's Monk Trophy for Best Native Planting in the South West of England.
Sown perennials now flowering include Red Campion, Knapweed, Oxeye Daisy, Ragged-Robin and Meadow Buttercup. Also self grown plug planting which includes Teasels, Foxgloves and Meadows Cranesbill. We also have some of the best yellow rattle the RHS judges have seen.
A particular triumph for 2018 was the Cuckoo Flower. Common in the surrounding streamside walk it had never appeared in the meadow, but this year appeared in abundance. It is a favourite of the Orange tip butterfly. The meadow was conceived to encourage our own native flowers and the various pollinators (Bees, Bugs and Butterflies) that depend upon them.
Do come and see the meadow on the streamside walk opposite the Anchor Inn on the other side of Morton Bridge. The blossoms are in bloom April until end of August when we cut the meadow.
We are keen to encourage others with their own local wild-flower projects. Please see our web page and if you would like advice, to volunteer or just to be kept informed e-mail and we will reply to you.
A source of information on the proposals by Horizon to re-develop the nuclear site at Oldbury, near Thornbury.
The website below is run by residents who are concerned with the impact that the proposed redevelopment will have on Oldbury and the Severn Vale.
They have variety of personal views, but share one main concern: that the redevelopment will go ahead without people really understanding what is at stake until it is too late.
Outdoor Dads is a group for dads and male carers to have an adventurous day in the woods with their kids. We light fires, cook lunch, explore the woodland and play games, build dens, use hand tools and much more. Spend quality time learning new skills with your children in the beautiful woodland at Tortworth.
We meet on the third Saturday of the month 10.30am–2.30pm. Booking is essential.
Based at Tortworth Forest Centre, Tortworth Arboretum, Tortworth GL12 8HH
Did you know 500 new houses could be built in fields next to the Park Farm and Medieval Fishponds heritage site? We want South Gloucestershire Council to undertake meaningful consultation of residents. For information please contact Suzanne Stewart on 01454 411240 or click below.
We arrange walks each weekend as well as midweek evenings in the summer. The area and length of the walk varies greatly and members also arrange occasional weekends away.
We have regular social events such as skittles evenings, quiz nights, barbecues and the like, and there is always a Christmas dinner.
However, we are more than just a walking club. The Ramblers is a registered charity and one of its aims is to campaign to keep the footpath network open.
Local campaigns include transport, planning, recycling, wildlife and nuclear power.
Our aim is to promote the well-being of everyone living and working in the area, by promoting greater local self-reliance and a more cooperative and inclusive community. For more information phone the secretary on 01454 416778.
Meetings are held at The Chantry 7.30-10pm on the third Wednesday of each month.
Situated in the car park at Thornbury Leisure Centre, this is manned on Saturday mornings, but open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Householders can deposit green waste, and collect compost - donations keep the site viable. Click below to read more...
This is a small walled area between the stream and the footpath to the east of Gloucester Road, managed by South Gloucestershire Council with help from Sustainable Thornbury Orchard Group.
The orchard contains several apple and plum trees, some old, some new, plus soft fruit and a medlar tree. It is for you and everyone living in Thornbury. Please enjoy its beauty and respect the fruit trees, soft fruit and wildlife.
The fruit will be ripe at various times in the summer and autumn. Please help yourself, leaving plenty for others.
East of Gloucester Road, opposite the Anchor Pub, Thornbury
The oldest Horticultural Society in Thornbury was established in the 1830s by a group of gentlemen of the town 'to introduce a taste of gardening amongst the cottages...'. The Society is affiliated to the RHS, and membership entitles you to a discount at Thornbury Garden Shop and free entry to the Shows and Social Evenings. For more information please click below.
Tel: 0793 4560207
We all enjoy the award-winning floral displays that brighten up Thornbury. Imaginative floral creations welcome us as we enter the town, and hanging baskets and tubs create colourful splashes throughout the town centre.
For this we have to thank Thornbury in Bloom - a group of volunteers who raise money each year to fund the displays, and work hard to plant up the various containers.
Our aim is a litter free Thornbury.
We meet in The Swan, High Street, Thornbury, normally at 9.30am on the first Saturday of the month, for a group litter-pick. We also help clear up after many of the special events in the town.
If you think you would like to help make a difference to our town please email Kim, our organiser, telephone Christine or just come along to one of our monthly get-togethers. We can provide all the necessary equipment.
Tel: 01454 414703
We meet for gentle work parties at the Orchard near Morton Bridge opposite the Anchor pub at 9:30 on the first Wednesday and 14:00 on the third Saturday of every month - all welcome to find out what we do.
The adjacent Morton Bridge Wildflower Meadow is now seeded so we await nature doing its work. South Glos have erected sign post to explain what is happening, again come to an Orchard work group if you want to get involved or find out more. We will be scything the Orchard and Meadow and doing some minor seeding and maintenance. To find out more email firstname.lastname@example.org or click below.
We are a group of like-minded residents, with no political agenda, formed to voice and act on the widespread concerns expressed by many Thornbury residents about the scale of development proposed for the Town.
The main objectives of the Group are:
1. To create community awareness of the potential housing development scenarios in Thornbury, and the process for the community to have their say.
2. To provide a platform for the feedback of local views to those involved in the planning decisions.
3. To campaign for sufficient breathing space and visibility of the process to allow for more thorough local scrutiny.
4. To ensure that appropriate infrastructure improvements are built in to each approved planning application.
5. To monitor Section 106 Agreements and ensure that all funding generated, including Community Infrastructure Levy, is allocated in an appropriate way by South Gloucestershire Council with full transparency and disclosure.
Tortworth Forest Centre is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company which aims to improve lives by reconnecting people with nature, through conservation, wellbeing programmes, outdoor events, courses and volunteering opportunities.
The Centre is based at Tortworth Arboretum, a historically and culturally rich woodland. There is huge potential to bring this unique place back to use and to share it with people who want to learn about woodlands and develop outdoor skills - so get in touch if you want to be a part of it.
Tortworth Arboretum, off Tortworth Road, Tortworth GL12 8HH
Tel: 07717 201 329