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Contact Thornbury Chamber

Zoe Gilbraith, Thornbury Chamber of Commerce Secretary
c/o Bonds of Thornbury, 14 The Plain, Thornbury BS35 2BD

Tel: 07949 005361
Email:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Thornbury-Chamber-of-Commerce


Doing business during Covid-19:

Thornbury's businesses are all still here working as hard as we can to support our local community, in the hope they will do the same.

Click here to see what Thornbury Chamber Members can do for you during this crisis.

You can also click here to download the Thornbury Coronavirus Business Directory as an Excel spreadsheet.




Latest Chamber News:

SAVE OUR HIGH STREET

South Glos Council are aiming to shut Thornbury High Street to traffic from Monday 8th June.

None of the shopkeepers in the High Street has been consulted in this, and in fact they are very much against it.

South Glos are doing it under the banner of aiding our recovery. They think it will make it easier for people to queue outside shops with social distancing.

We have tried to explain that this is not going to benefit any of the businesses.

Your local shopkeepers are very appreciative of your support and would like your backing now.

Thornbury High Street

If the High Street is closed to traffic this will have a huge impact on our footfall as it has been proved many times; when the High Street has been closed, people do not come to the shops there, the car parks are too far away for many of our less active members of the public to be able to walk there and deliveries, particularly to the businesses on the side of the High Street backing onto the Mundy Playing fields, will be impacted as they have no back access for deliveries.

Our High Street is our life blood, it is a particularly pretty part of our Town and encourages people to stop and browse when they drive through.

Parking is always (under normal circumstances) difficult so removing the parking in the High Street will also impact visitors to the town.

Your local businesses have been working exceptionally hard during the lockdown trying to find new ways of providing a service to you all and they have been getting ready to open safely on the 15th June.

They do not need or WANT the High Street to be closed to traffic.

Take away services will be impacted as you will no longer be able to drive up and pick up your takeaway.

Many shops are arranging click and collect services for those of you who do not want to go into shops just yet. This will be impacted too.

Please support your local businesses by contacting your local councillors in Thornbury and South Gloucestershire, telling them to please leave our High Street alone.

Here is some suggested wording:

Closure of Thornbury High Street to all Traffic

We the undersigned object strongly to the Closure of The High Street to all traffic and buses.

The movement of traffic to and through The High Street provides the lifeblood. 

Many businesses will not survive.

A better solution could have been found with consultation.

Please send this to: Councillor Jayne Stansfield , Councillor Maggie Tyrrell and Head of Streetcare at South Glos Council

The measures are starting as temporary but the aim is not to revert back unless there is a very good reason to, so please be aware this will be the end of the High Street as we know it.

The Chamber's letter to Mark King, on behalf of Members

Dear Mark,

Following our meeting on Monday at the Thornbury Town Centre Partnership, I have consulted with the Chamber members and also other businesses situated in and around the High Street. Not one single business is in agreement with the closure of our High Street, I will set out the reasons they object below, which are much the same that I gave yesterday but this comes directly from the businesses themselves.

1 Why not see if there is a problem before the solution is put in place?

2 What the position of the emergency services are.

3 If it goes ahead, residential properties will be affected too, e.g. flats just behind and above shops.

4 Delivery drivers will have to walk through pedestrians to get to business’s, or businesses will have to pay increased wages to have deliveries received outside normal trading hours.

5 Trading history proves that without bus services in the High St trade disappears.

6 Car parks are too far away for many of our elderly and vulnerable residents to walk to the High Street. In normal circumstances we have issues with parking, so we can not afford to lose the parking spaces in the High Street. This will impact on the streets surrounding the High Street with cars trying to park on side streets.

7 Our High Street is the main draw for people to come and visit our Town. Volunteer groups spend a lot of time and effort keeping the High Street looking inviting throughout the year, our flowers with Britain in Bloom, our Christmas Lights. If Cars and buses do not drive down the High Street our main view of historic Thornbury will be hidden and all they will see is the view from Rock Street of Aldi and the car parks.

8 We have wide pavements in most areas of the High Street and do not feel there will be a need to cater for large queues, people have already been very good at social distancing in the space provided and we do not feel this will be of such a problem to need the closure of the High Street.

Our shopkeepers, food and hospitality businesses have been working extremely hard at trying to keep their businesses operating by diversifying and are eagerly awaiting being able to reopen to the public safely, but feel that closing the High Street to all traffic will be the final straw to many businesses. Some have arranged a click and collect service so that people who do not feel able to come into their store can safely drive and collect their purchases. Restaurants and pubs have diversified to deliver food or become a take away, again if vehicles are banned from the High Street this will mean they will have to close.

I was also asked the question as to whether the same is happening in other Market Towns in South Gloucestershire?

I write on behalf of all the businesses in Thornbury and ask that this is put on hold until it can be discussed publicly and not a knee jerk reaction to the pandemic.

Yours Sincerely

Zoe Gilbraith, Secretary, For and on Behalf of Thornbury Chamber of Commerce

Local charity launches major appeal for survival

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 the majority of its staff and suspend much of its service across the country. 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.

Brain Tumour Support

“It breaks my heart to know that there are patients and families out there that need our help but we do not have resources to support them,” said Tina Mitchell Skinner who founded the charity 17 years ago after losing her husband to a brain tumour (pictured with Jane Edwards who received support from the charity after she was diagnosed with a brain tumour).

“Brain Tumour Support has grown every year to help more people. We had exciting plans to further extend our support services and then the pandemic hit. This also coincided with funding from Macmillan England coming to an end, so for us it was a double blow. We rely solely on voluntary donations and have an amazing army of fundraisers, but most of the events and activities they were planning have had to be cancelled or postponed, so our income has plummeted.”

This decrease in income also comes at a time when Brain Tumour Support has seen a huge increase in demand for its services. The lockdown has not only increased isolation for brain tumour patients, it has also delayed many people receiving diagnoses or treatment. This means the charity is expecting an even larger increase in demand for its services once lockdown measures are eased. Coming to terms with a brain tumour diagnosis is a worrying and difficult time under any circumstances, but coping with the symptoms, treatments, the physical and emotional impact whilst also dealing with a pandemic is a terrifying experience for both patients and their loved ones.

Brain Tumour Support has adapted its services to try and help as many people as possible, but many vital aspects of its work have had to be put on hold. It now offers a limited number of video chats instead of support groups and has managed to keep its telephone support line and on-line support forum open for the time being. But in order to survive and bring back its support services to the level they were before the COVID-19 pandemic, it urgently needs donations from individuals, organisations and companies.

“We are currently working with over 1,500 patients and carers requiring critical and intensive support with many more waiting for help,” said Mrs Mitchell Skinner. “As well as patients who need our help, many NHS staff are also supported by us, as we provide a service that they simply do not have the resources to provide. We know these are challenging times for many people, but we are calling on you to consider making a donation, however much you can afford. Supporting us with a donation now, more than ever, will enable us to navigate through this devastating period so that we can survive, and continue to provide our crucial services now, and in the future.”

People supported by the charity include Richard, who says Brain Tumour Support saved his life; Jane, who says the charity gave her her life back; Sammie and her children who received bereavement counselling and say that ‘thank you’ will never seem enough; and Chris who says he doesn’t feel so isolated in his condition any more.

Can you help Brain Tumour Support be there for more people like Richard, Jane, Sammie and Chris? To find out how you can get involved or to make a donation to the Together We Are Stronger Appeal please go to the charity’s website: www.braintumoursupport.co.uk/appeal

Mortgage Advice Bureau Supports NHS Workers

Thornbury Chamber
Thornbury Chamber

John Skipp from Mortgage Advice Bureau is now offering fee free advice for all NHS staff on a permanent basis.

No conditions, no restrictions, no minimum loans, just free advice.

It's a permanent thing so those who may have mortgages fixed for another year or two don't miss out!

John is also trying to support some of our local charities and is having posters put up in local hospitals to help support Made A Mark. Any NHS staff who see the poster at work will get free advice and John will donate £50 to Made A Mark for each mortgage that completes.

John says: "Many small charities are really struggling at the moment as they have had to cancel fund raising activities and are still trying to provide essential services with greatly reduced funding.

It is amazing all the wonderful work people have done raising money for the NHS charities but some of the smaller charities also provide essential support and have been hit hard by this.

To find out more about John Skipp and the Mortgage Advice Bureau, click here.

Join the Chamber

Business is our concern...

We welcome new members who have an active interest in supporting and promoting Thornbury and its businesses.

Please note that new members must be proposed by an existing member. If, however, you would like to join and do not have a proposer, please do contact us and we would be pleased to consider your application.

For a nominal fee (£35 per year in 2020) you will be kept informed of local and national issues, and there are bi-monthly meetings where you can meet other like-minded business people and discuss current and upcoming issues.

We also hold lunch meetings to encourage local retailers and businesses to discuss and swap ideas to promote Thornbury as a whole.

If you are interested in becoming a member and would like more information about the Chamber please contact the secretary.
Click here to download a Chamber membership application form.

Events

The Chamber hold bi-monthly meetings, one of which is an Annual General Meeting which is usually held in the Spring. See the top and bottom of this page for details of upcoming events.

Occasionally special meetings are called to deal with specific developments which may be important to the commercial landscape of Thornbury.

Thornbury Gift Vouchers

Thornbury Chamber of Commerce has created Thornbury Gift Vouchers, ideal for family and friends.

Thornbury Gift Vouchers

These vouchers can be used in any Chamber member business and can be bought in Gems, Hawkes House, Finishing Touches and Bonds.

The vouchers are also perfect as promotional gifts, raffle prizes and for companies to offer as presents for employees.

Each £5 or £10 voucher comes with a copy of the hand-drawn Thornbury Town Map, which lists the wide range of local shops and businesses where you can spend the vouchers.

If you have vouchers spent in your business, just contact Zoe at and she will collect and reimburse you for the vouchers.

Thornbury Guide and Map

Thornbury Shoppers Guide

The Chamber has spent considerable time putting together a shoppers guide and map for Thornbury High Street, St Mary Centre and the surrounding streets.

The high quality map has been hand drawn by Richard Edwards of Surroundings in Thornbury.

The map and guide shows the location of many of the local businesses and retail outlets in the town and is aimed at visitors to the local area. It also gives an indication of key events are organised annually in the town.

On the back you'll find adverts from shops and businesses that have contributed towards the cost of the guide, which is free to shoppers.

The map has been distributed to local outlets and to surrounding hotels, the aim being to ensure visitors to the surrounding area are made aware of the beautiful town on their doorstep. Anyone who would be interested in stocking some maps to give out to visitors please contact the Chamber.

Click here to download a low-resolution version of the map, or pick up a copy when you're next shopping in Thornbury.

Thornbury Town Centre Map

Thornbury Town Centre Map

You can print off the 2013 version of a delightful map of Thornbury.

The map has been beautifully hand drawn by Richard Rees-Edwards of Surroundings on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce, and features key buildings and services.

Copies of the map are available around Thornbury, or click here to print your own.

The back of the map shows Chamber members click here to print the list.

About Thornbury Chamber

Thornbury Chamber exists to:

  • promote common support among the business community
  • encourage working to the mutual benefit of members
  • provide a collective voice in discussions with local authority and other agencies
  • encourage a high standard of excellence in business
  • help businesses increase their trade
  • help and encourage the promotion of Thornbury and its commerce

The Thornbury Chamber of Commerce draws its strength from its diversity of membership.

An established Chamber for more than 40 years, its members pride themselves on the position it enjoys as a respected and influential body within the town.

If you want have your say where and when it counts, then how better than through the Thornbury Chamber of Commerce?

The Chamber holds Quarterly General Meetings, one of which is an Annual General Meeting, usually held in Spring.

Occasionally special meetings are called to deal with specific developments, which may be important to the commercial landscape of Thornbury.

Meetings are open to members only.

All Thornbury Chamber members have access to the facilities of Bristol Chamber of Commerce. Visit their website for the latest business news and information: www.businesswest.co.uk

Offers from Chamber Members:

Johnson and Furze Opticians and Optometrists

Johnson and Furze Opticians and Optometrists offer independent businesses in Thornbury a 15% discount off the cost of any spectacles. Call 01454 411760.

Thornbury Chiropractic

Thornbury Chiropractic Clinic offers special rates for all staff of Thornbury Chamber of Commerce members. Free initial consultation, £20 per session for up to four sessions. Standard consultation fee £32, standard treatment fee £32. Call 01454 418259 and quote ref: Chamber.

For more offers from Chamber members open to all, please see the offers page

Premises

Eastwood Park, Falfield GL12 8DA has office space available with ample car parking in a glorious setting in the grounds of a Victorian mansion.

They offer serviced Victorian period office accommodation in The Coach House comprising 1600sq.ft.

For more information, contact: Lin Willis on 01454 262796.

The St Mary Centre was built in 1984 and has since been the main focus for retailing in the town.

Shortly after its construction the scheme won a Conservation Award for its design, which incorporated several historic buildings, such as the old grammar school.

The centre, which is formed by three pedestrianised malls or walkways, is anchored by an Aldi supermarket. Other occupiers include WH Smith, Lloyds Pharmacy, Store 21 and M&Co fashions, Greggs and Holland & Barrett, together with branches of HSBC and TSB.

The adjacent, free of charge, Rock Street car park has 350 spaces, and the centre is actively managed by on-site staff.

Various units are avaiable to rent. For further information on size and costs contact:

Helen Bax or Paul Sugitt
Carter Baynes
25/26 Berkeley Square, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1HP

Tel: 0117 929 0033 or Fax: 0117 929 0137
e-mail: or e-mail:

Thornbury Chamber's History

It is testament to the fact that the Thornbury Chamber of Commerce is a long established organisation that one of its founder members, Mr Dick Shipp, can only give a rough date to its first meeting being somewhere between the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Originally meetings were held in the Church Institute building, and then around the town on a rota basis, as now. This gives members the chance to sample different conference facilities in and around Thornbury and the hosting members the opportunity to promote their business.

Meetings are now held bi-monthly and continue to give members an opportunity to discuss and influence the direction of business in Thornbury - So take the time to get involved and join the Thornbury Chamber of Commerce - it's part of Thornbury's history.

Special thanks to Mr D Shipp for his kind assistance

Useful Links

The St Mary Centre - Thornbury's Shopping Centre

Thornbury Town Guide 2019-20

Thornbury in Bloom - enhancing Thornbury life with plants

Thornbury Arts Festival

Thornbury Carnival

www.businesswest.co.uk - A not-for-profit company helping businesses in our area start and grow

Thornbury Chamber members have access to the facilities ofBristol Chamber of Commerce

www.insouthglos.co.uk - South Gloucestershire Council's inward investment and business support portal

South Gloucestershire Council's Core Strategy 2006-2027

Local publications

Thornbury Chamber of Commerce Members:

Star Legal Solicitors
C The World
Sovereign IFA
Surroundings
The Thornbury Clinic
Hawkes House
The Gables Hotel
The Swan, Thornbury
St Mary Centre
Horders Thornbury Press
Cromhall Media Ltd
Papilio at Heritage
Bonds of Thornbury
Thornbury Chiropractic Clinic
Thornbury Garden Shop




Bamsh Digital Marketing


Bamsh is a digital marketing company and web design agency that has developed a reputation for providing first-class professionalism and quality at unbeatable prices over many years. We drive targeted leads to your business through “Google Adwords” (or PPC), search engine optimisation (SEO) and social media marketing. All measured, to the in-depth degree, ensuring a fantastic ‘return on investment’.

We help your site makes a perfect first impression, so you can compete with your industry’s top players, and our digital marketing services help as many people as possible see your site, putting you a step ahead.

We believe this level of service should be available to everyone, so we strive to deliver the premium quality you associate with A-list brands in an affordable package.

4 Blakes Road, Thornbury BS35 2JB
Tel: 01454 800866
Tel: 0333 900 3322
bamsh.co.uk
Email:


Bank Cottage Dental Practice


Following the government announcement that dental practices will be allowed to re-open from Monday 8 June 2020.

There are some issues with this including the availability of personal protective equipment and exactly what treatments we will be allowed to carry out initially. We are working hard to get everything ready to re-open and resume treatment for our patients in a safe environment for all.

At first we will need to prioritise those patients with urgent problems that have needed to access the emergency on call service that we have been providing over the last 10 weeks, but unable to see face to face, and then as soon as we can we will resume routine appointments.

We would like to thank you for your understanding at this time. In the meantime we are still available by phone in the case of an emergency.

Further updates will be posted on the answerphone, our Website below and Instagram page.

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A long established family practice providing a full range of dental and hygiene services including tooth whitening, sportsguards, anti-snoring devices and orthodontics.
New patients welcome. To book an appointment please phone the practice.

14 Castle Street, Thornbury BS35 1HB
Tel: 01454 412053
www.bankcottagedental.co.uk


Barcan+Kirby LLP


Barcan+Kirby is a firm of solicitors with a reputation for providing high quality, common sense advice.
We offer a comprehensive range of legal services, delivered by expert lawyers and supported by our culture of respect and understanding.
Our services include: family law, residential conveyancing, Wills & probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney & Court of Protection, employment law, commercial & commercial property, medical negligence and personal injury.
Our Thornbury office is one of six located across Bristol and South Gloucestershire, and our friendly and approachable team provides advice and guidance to both individuals and businesses within the South West and nationwide.

36 High Street, Thornbury BS35 2AJ
Tel: 0117 325 2929
barcankirby.co.uk


Bonds of Thornbury


We at Bonds are very much available for business in line with government guidelines. However we have decided to withhold opening our office for the next week or so, when we will review the situation for everyone's protection. In the meantime, we continue to do valuations and viewings, and are available by phone or email for anyone who needs advice regarding their property needs.
We send everyone our thoughts and best wishes in these difficult times.

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Established as leading independent estate agents since 1997, Bonds of Thornbury is renowned as a truly local and reputable company, with an unrivalled knowledge of the property market within Thornbury and South Gloucestershire.
Having worked in the housing industry through several peaks and troughs, Bonds' business is based on a reputation and recommendations achieved from over 30 years experience. Although selling a full range of homes, Bonds specialise in unusual and individual residential properties, from the smallest studio to the grandest country home.

14 The Plain, Thornbury BS35 2BD
Tel: 01454 858007
www.bondsofthornbury.co.uk
Email:


C The World


C The World are still “open” virtually and are rebooking clients with cancelled trips and also planning ahead for many people for next year.

We are also posting some ideas for future travel on our facebook page.

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C The World puts the client first. We are travel agents who take the time to really understand what you want from a holiday, to create your perfect tailor-made trip. We share insider knowledge from our first-hand travel experience to ensure your plans go smoothly, and if you need us we'll help out throughout your trip.
From a last minute weekend city break to a round the world trip of a lifetime, wherever, whenever and however you want to travel we'll create the perfect holiday for you.

47 High Street, Thornbury BS35 2AR
Tel: 01454 634070
www.ctheworld.co.uk
Email:


Cromhall Media Ltd


We're busy reflecting the changes in local activities - we have virtual events (and clapping sessions!) in the calendar, new directory pages for home deliveries of food and non-food items from local companies, competition prizes of take-away meals and an expanded news section for everything else.

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We provide an established online platform for business advertising, attracting new clients to local products and services.
Our websites are packed with up-to-date information about what's happening in key areas of South Gloucestershire.
Our portfolio comprises: MyThornbury.co.uk, MyYate.co.uk, MySodbury.co.uk and Cromhall.com.

www.cromhallmedia.co.uk
Email:


Eastwood Park


Here at Eastwood Park although the house itself is currently closed our Training, Conferences and Events Office is open.

We are working hard virtually so that we can continue to help our guests plan their weddings and celebrations for when this is all over and we all need to party! We have also been supporting those business that have conferences/meetings/team building bookings with us so that we can continue to run their events successfully on reopening.

We are here to take fresh enquiries for weddings, events training, conferences and team building too and have lots of great packages available for the winter months and 2021.

The house and grounds continue to be maintained so that we are ready to reopen as soon as we can. We have a great gallery on our website below, which can be looked at whilst the house is closed and we can also offer virtual tours of the house and grounds.

We are available to help with new and existing bookings on 01454 262818 and events@eastwoodpark.co.uk.

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Eastwood Park is a popular conference, training and weddings venue. It offers highly flexible meeting facilities accompanied by magnificent grounds suitable for all sorts of activities or team building events.
It is also an ideal weddings and social events venue able to cater for all ceremonies, civil partnerships and celebrations, offering beautiful views, a secluded location and unique character, combined with an exceptionally wide choice of function rooms, excellent menus and comfortable accommodation.

Falfield, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 8DA
Tel: 01454 260207
www.eastwoodpark.co.uk
Email:


Finishing Touches


We will be opening our doors on Monday 15th June. Initially we will be working shorter hours: Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 2.00pm

We will still be mailing edible printing and bespoke cake toppers. In the run up to opening we will be providing opportunity for collection: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 10.00am - 2.00pm. Payment can be made via BACs or via telephone.

We are really looking forward to returning on the High Street and will provide more details nearer the time.

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We provide everything you need to bake, decorate and serve beautiful cakes. Our supplies range from novelty tins to hire or buy, through icing and sugarcraft tools, to ready-made decorative toppers in all styles and for all seasons. We also offer plenty of advice and inspiration!

In the Cake Studio on the first floor cake courses at all levels are delivered by award-winning cake decorators in a homely environment. Everything is provided and so there are no hidden costs. Interested? Please contact Liz via email or phone to be added to the distribution list.

23 St Mary Street, St Mary Centre, Thornbury BS35 2AB
Tel: 01454 281333
Tel: 07791 064959
www.ftcakesupplies.co.uk
Email:


Hawkes House


Neighbourhood Café Bar

We are your friendly, neighbourhood café bar located in the heart of Thornbury.
Our relaxed, informal environment can be used for whatever you see fit… whether it be a morning coffee, brunch meeting, ladies lunch or evening out with friends, you will feel at home here. Open 8.30am-11pm seven days a week, come rain or shine, flood or drought.
See our website for details of our regular Jazz Club and Sunday night quiz evenings.

St Mary Street, Thornbury BS35 2AB
Tel: 01454 417621
www.hawkeshouse.co.uk
Email:


Horders - Thornbury Press


Sorry but in line with Government instruction our shop is now closed until further notice, but we can still deliver (Thornbury and surrounding villages). If you're working from home, self isolating or elderly and choose to stay in 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 contact@horders-tp.co.uk. Thank you to everyone who have placed orders so far, take care and stay safe.

Online shopping available during the Coronavirus crisis: visit facebook.com/HordersThornbury to place your order.

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A complete and comprehensive service for all your printing and stationery needs.
We carry hundreds of items from pens, paper and account books through to computer consumables. We also offer a next-day ordering service on over 20,000 office products.
For business customers we have our quarterly Bureau Magazine, which gives great prices on quality office products. Call, fax or e-mail us for a copy.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our work and value for money, from small orders to contract work. Our skilled staff, high-tech equipment and close working relationships with commercial printers, enable us to cope with virtually any print assignment.

22 High Street, Thornbury BS35 2AH
Tel: 01454 413883
Fax: 01454 883883
www.horders-tp.co.uk
Email:


Johnson & Furze


Optometrists and Opticians

We provide exceptional eyecare and beautiful eyewear to the residents of Thornbury and the surrounding area. The advanced qualifications and clinical expertise of our optometrists put us at the forefront of our profession in terms of the services that we can offer.

Why not contact us to arrange an eye examination today?

7 Chapel Street, Thornbury BS35 2BJ
Tel: 01454 411760
www.johnsonandfurze.co.uk


Jolies Fleurs Thornbury


I am 'open' behind closed doors offering mostly delivery ( occasional 'collection' within guidelines) I have my landline with a message to contact my mobile and I am taking orders from social media pages and my email and website. I currently use locally grown blooms only (my bigger supplier is only just starting to offer a very limited supply of blooms as Holland have been on complete shutdown). Having said that... at this time I rather enjoy the complete 'grown not flown' aspect of floristry! Supporting a local grower as well is ideal! Pre orders only really as I have to coordinate with flower cutting and supply.

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Flowers make people smile, which is why I love to create beautiful flower arrangements!

Whatever your price range, theme or occasion I pride myself on a personal approach to the needs of every individual and each unique creation.

Jolies Fleurs creates bouquets for special occasions such as Birthdays, Sympathy, Thank Yous, to celebrate the Birth of a Child, Get Well Soon, Congratulations, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, dinner parties or 'Just Because'.

My bespoke flower designs matching your required theme or colour scheme are guaranteed to delight.

I use the freshest, top quality flowers, and design to order for convenient collection or local delivery.

Follow me on facebook and see photos and videos on instagram.

8 St Mary's Way, St Mary Shopping Centre, Thornbury BS35 2BH
Tel: 01454 416111
joliesfleurs.co.uk
Email:


Melrose Group


Melrose Group provides full accountancy service to small businesses. Our committed team has over 100 years combined experience in the small business sector, specialising in the hospitality industry. This means we have the knowledge to help you with all your accounting needs, from right at the start of your business journey, through to yearly accounting and bookkeeping.

As we don’t out-source to third parties we can offer a completely integrated service, liaising quickly and easily with other departments. This makes us more efficient and cost effective. Each client receives a dedicated, local client manager to work with. They will take the time to understand your business, helping you to stay in control of costs and advise you on how to drive your company forward.

8-10 St Mary Street, Thornbury BS35 2AB
Tel: 01454 419262
www.melrosegroup.co.uk
Email:


Mortgage Advice Bureau - John Skipp


I’m still working from home and supporting clients over the phone or using Zoom. I can cover the whole process remotely so still able to help our clients; we are just having to adapt to what lenders can and can't do at the moment. I am now offering fee free advice for all NHS staff on a permanent basis. No conditions no restrictions no minimum loans, just free advice.

I am also trying to support some of our local charities and am having posters put up in local hospitals to help support Made A Mark. Any NHS staff who see the poster at work will get free advice and I will donate £50 to Made A Mark for each mortgage that completes.

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Mortgage Advice Bureau is a leading mortgage network and broker winning over 70 national awards for the quality of its advice and service during the last five years.

We handle over £12bn of loans annually and have over 1,000 expert advisers offering expert mortgage and protection advice on a local, regional and national level to UK consumers, both face to face and over the phone.

We have access to over 12,000 products from more than 90 UK lenders so we can find the right mortgage for our customers individual circumstances.
Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

There may be a fee for mortgage advice. The actual amount you pay will depend upon your circumstances. The fee is up to 1% but a typical fee is 0.3% of the amount borrowed.

Mortgage Advice Bureau is a trading name of BMA Bristol Ltd which is an appointed representative of Mortgage Advice Bureau Limited and Mortgage Advice Bureau (Derby) Limited which are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

BMA Bristol Ltd. Registered Office: Knightwood Court, Mead Road, Bristol, England, BS34 8PS. Registered in England Number: 09911363

Avon Way, Thornbury, Bristol BS35 2DP
Tel: 07825 787288
www.mortgageadvicebureau.com/mort...
Email:


Papilio at Heritage


Home and Coffee

Tonight they announced when retail can open up again and we will be open to welcome you to #papiliohome again from the 16th June.
We will initially be open Tuesday - Saturday whilst we see what footfall and takings are like.

Papilio Home is the new online shop for Papilio at Heritage. We're just starting out online with a tiny selection of our usual in-store offering. More is being added daily.

We also have cards available to order via social media and are also offering local delivery for products when people get in touch.

papilioatheritage.shop

www.facebook.com/papilioatheritage

www.instagram.com/papilioatheritage

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Enter a world of gorgeous interior accessories and gifts, along with homemade cakes and food served in a welcoming relaxing environment.

With a wide range of contemporary gifts, jewellery and home accessories, traditional brands including Emma Bridgewater and Dartington and a large children’s range, our gift shop has something for everyone.

The coffee shop is popular for its cakes and lunches and when having a coffee inside just won’t do, come and experience the hidden gem of Thornbury - our large garden and patio.

24 High Street, Thornbury BS35 2AH
Tel: 01454 415096
papilioatheritage.shop
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Sovereign Independent Financial Advisers Ltd


Serving the Thornbury Community for 28 years

We are a firm of Chartered, Independent Financial Planners based in Thornbury.

We offer tailored financial advice to individuals and companies alike, helping you plan and prepare for a future that is driven by your aspirations.

We offer our prospective clients an initial meeting or discussion at our expense. If you would like to find out more, get in touch via email or phone.

Unit 4, Thornbury Office Park, Midland Way, Thornbury BS35 2BS
Tel: 01454 416653
Fax: 01454 411287
www.sovereign-ifa.co.uk
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St Mary Centre


***Please click here for the latest news on how the virus is affecting the St Mary Centre.***

The St Mary Centre - a great place to shop and visit.
With covered shopping malls containing several national and many independent retailers, it provides a great place to relax, eat and of course shop, with free parking. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Quaker Lane, Thornbury BS35 2AD
Tel: 01454 888822
www.stmarycentre.co.uk
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During this time of uncertainty, Barcan+Kirby are working extremely hard to ensure that we are protecting the health and safety of both our employees and our clients above all else.

We continue to offer the highest standard of service to our clients, however, we have had to adapt our usual working processes in line with the government’s guidance.

All of our six offices were closed to the public from Monday 23rd March, and all staff are working from home, providing the same high standard of service as we did prior to lockdown.

Contacting us
We are asking individuals not to visit our offices unless specifically asked to do so. All enquiries are now coming through our website and phone lines. Our Reception and Client Relationship teams are working hard remotely to ensure they’re dealt with as efficiently as possible. We also have the assistance of Moneypenny, who are able to take enquiries over the phone, should we be unable to take a call at a particular time.

For family law enquiries, we have also now launched Settify, an online tool which gathers details from those making enquiries relating to family matters and means our legal team have all the vital information they need prior to a first appointment, saving valuable time for both parties.

Wills
For Wills, LPAs and Court of Protection matters, our specialist team continue to advise clients remotely, either by telephone or by Skype. Wills can usually be prepared within 7-14 days of agreed instructions and money paid on account. If there is a need to have the will prepared in a shorter time frame then this can be discussed, and our Will Writers are prioritising key workers during this time.

Completed Wills will be sent via email or post, and we will arrange a telephone appointment or Skype at the time you are signing the Will, to talk through the formalities of witnessing.

Appointments
Initial meetings and appointments may be taken over the telephone, rather than face-to-face, across all departments. Before the initial telephone meeting can take place, we ask that individuals scan or photograph two forms of ID and send to the lawyer they’re seeing. Any documents should also be sent to us electronically, and if hard copies are needed, we will advise individuals on how best to get these to us via Royal Mail.

Communications
We continue to update our clients and colleagues via email and telephone. We are also using our social media channels and dedicated website area to keep the public informed and to answer FAQs around each area of law we practice: https://barcankirby.co.uk/coronavirus/.

We have also launched a secure, easy-to-use online payment function on our website, which clients can use to pay invoices rather than call or come into our offices.

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Incorporating the former offices of Alan Hodge Solicitors, David Cross & Co and Sims, Cook and Teague Solicitors, we have been established in Thornbury for over forty years, and are committed to providing a wide range of quality legal services tailored to clients' needs.
We can assist with company and commercial property transactions, advice for businesses, wills trusts and probate, buying and selling your home, divorce and other family matters, personal injury claims, and other disputes. Please request your free half hour initial interview.

Tel: 01454 414342, Fax: 01454 281276, DX: 48362 Thornbury

40 High Street, Thornbury BS35 2AJ
www.star-legal.co.uk
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Surroundings


Picture Framing, Gifts and Homewares

Hey wonderful customers/friends, first and foremost, we’re missing you all very much. Just so you know, despite being closed, we’re still framing like crazy and we are still taking new orders too. The same applies to Em’s fine art printing service and you can call or email us with any new enquiries.

As expected, we are encountering some supply issues but I can assure you we’re doing EVERYTHING we possibly can to get around these problems. If you already have an order in our queue, PLEASE bear with us. I can assure you, it will get done ASAP but we can’t work quite as quickly as we’d like to in these conditions. As previously mentioned, we’re keen to take new orders too and we can do this safely. We pick up from you and consult via a myriad of telecoms options to best suit you. Above all, thank you and please stay safe and well. Xxx

Rich is offering to do drop-offs at your door for framing, Annie Sloan Chalk paint and items on offer at Surroundings.

If you live outside of Thornbury or Wotton and not en route between the two, order need to be £20 or over for free delivery. Contact us via Facebook or phone. Free delivery between Thornbury and Wotton and £20 minimum for outside of this area.

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Specialists in bespoke picture framing, we’re always happy to help with any framing needs and offer a comprehensive range of mouldings.
We also have an amazing range of gifts from books to blankets, candles to cushions, toys, jewellery, bits and bobs galore and so much more.

26 St Mary Street (opposite library car park), Thornbury BS35 2AT
Tel: 01454 411000
Tel: 07739 044813
www.surroundingsonline.co.uk
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The Gables Hotel


Set in a rural location, just minutes from the M5, the privately owned Gables Hotel offers 46 ensuite bedrooms, a spacious Brasserie & Bar, flexible meeting and party facilities, ample free parking and free wi-fi. Whatever the reason for your visit, our friendly and attentive staff will ensure that your time at the hotel is memorable. The Brasserie & Bar is a great place to enjoy a morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea or evening meal and every Sunday we serve a delicious carvery lunch with choices to suit everyone.
Please click below or see the calendar for our special events.

Bristol Road, Falfield GL12 8DL
Tel: 01454 260502
www.thegablesbristol.co.uk
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The Swan


Come and enjoy cask marque accredited ales and traditional pub food from breakfasts to roasts, with coffee and snacks in between. Bed and breakfast available 7 nights a week.
Our newly-renovated upstairs function room is available to hire for almost any private or business event (including breakfast), and we cater in-house or at your workplace. See the feature page below for our various regular events, quizzes and music nights.

17 High Street, Thornbury BS35 2AE
Tel: 01454 413062
www.mythornbury.co.uk/thornbury/t...
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The Thornbury Clinic


We are still available for free telephone triage appointments if people are concerned. We are also offering appointments online and if someone needs an emergency appointment face to face we will also deliver this in clinic.

As an aside we are also doing free classes to keep everyone active. Our facebook page has all the info!

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Whether you are struggling with neck pain at work, a sports injury or just want a relaxing massage, we can help! With free parking outside, a completely refurbished reception area and state of the art treatment rooms, we are very proud of our clinic.
Our practitioners use techniques gathered over years of working in teams of Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and Chiropractors to make sure you improve as quickly as possible. They will work with you to come up with a treatment plan that is clinically excellent and works around your busy life.
We pride ourselves on having a holistic, patient centred approach and will look forward to helping you back on track as soon as possible.

4 Castle Street, Thornbury BS351HB
Tel: 01454 838366
www.thethornburyclinic.co.uk
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Thornbury Chiropractic Clinic


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.

John Williams is our chiropractor on duty this week 9am–2pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Phone 01454 418259 for more details.

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What therapies do we offer?

Chiropractic – Treating back, neck and shoulder problems. Joint, muscle and posture problems. Leg pain, Headaches and injuries arising from sports.

Acupuncture – Treats muscle and joint problems. Arthritis, pain management. Headaches and Migraine. Digestive disorders. Stress related conditions (depression, anxiety, insomnia.) Addictions.

Holistic Massage with soothing warm bamboo – Treats muscle and joint stiffness. Relaxes body and mind. Relieves stress. Improves circulation and digestion.

See the offers page for details of our latest promotions.

The Georgian House, 6 The Plain, Thornbury BS35 2AG
Tel: 01454 418259
www.thornburychiropractic.co.uk
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Thornbury Eye Centre


We are your local, friendly and independent optometrists and dispensing opticians, offering a complete eye care service.
Our professional eye checks monitor your vision and health, and we offer NHS and private prescriptions. We specialise in contact lenses, and offer a range of glasses and sunglasses, from budget to designer.
Open 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, Saturdays 9am-1pm.

1 St Mary's Way, Thornbury BS35 2BH
Tel: 01454 416929
Tel: 0800 092 9490
thornburyeyecentre.co.uk


Thornbury Garden Shop


We understand that people are taking extra precautions at the moment with the recent Corona virus outbreak. As a Pet shop we are allowed to stay open so will be doing so and delivering for as long as we can. If you can’t come into town, we can deliver locally to ensure you still get all the essentials you need for your pets, garden and wild birds. Please phone or email for details. Please note: Opening hours have been adjusted to 9:15-4:30 to allow more time for deliveries. Sunday opening is suspended until further notice. Thank you for your understanding

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We are situated right in the heart of Thornbury, our front entrance is on the High Street next to the White Lion Pub and our side gate for loading is just 100 yards from the Castle Court Free Car Park. Help is always at hand for loading those heavy items!
Many of our plants we grow ourselves locally or are hand-picked for quality. Vegetable plants are our speciality with a good seasonal selection available. We also have a busy pet supplies section with a huge choice of wildbird food.

Thornbury Garden Shop, The Courtyard, High Street, Thornbury BS35 2AQ
Tel: 01454 419350
www.thornburygardenshop.co.uk
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Tockington Manor School


At Tockington Manor School and Nursery we are still providing care for our key worker children. Our teachers are also delivering a mix of live video lessons, filmed lessons, google classroom and emailed work for all of our pupils to complete at home.

Our key message is that we are also open for enquiries. Our Headmaster is on site and is conducting regular video calls with prospective parents to discuss their requirements and a video tour of the site. If anyone is looking for their reception class in September, unsure about senior school and could join us in Year 7/8 or just considering a new school then please do get in touch by email:
asymonds@tockingtonmanorschool.com
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Tockington Manor School is a very special place, where boys and girls from the age of 2 to 13 are able to flourish in a tranquil countryside setting. Being a small school with a team of dedicated teachers who are passionate about their craft we are able to spend time discovering the talents of our children, and with outstanding facilities in Science, ICT, Sport and the Arts, there are opportunities for every child to excel.

We are here to support our families and provide flexible wrap around care with extended days including breakfast and supper, plus flexi and full time boarding from age 7. Please get in touch to arrange a private meeting with Stephen Symonds Headmaster and a personal tour.

Washingpool Hill Road, Tockington BS32 4NY
Tel: 01454 613229
www.tockingtonmanorschool.com
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6 O’Clock Gin


Although our shop on the industrial estate is closed to the public, we are busy fulfilling customer orders from our website, and hopefully helping to keep everyone in good spirits during the lockdown (if you'll excuse the pun!)

We're also engaging with customers on soical media, with special Facebook Live Broadcasts every Friday at 6pm, with exciting ideas of serves and cocktails to make with our products.

And we're still busy producing hand sanitiser, which has taken a lot of had work, adaptation and dedication from our team. It's been delivered to care homes, key workers and NHS trusts across the UK, as well as to consumers via our website, and we're really happy to be able to do our bit to help in these difficult times.

C6 Ashville Park, Short Way, Thornbury BS35 3UU
Tel: 01454 418046
www.6oclockgin.com
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Brain Tumour Support


Brain Tumour Support’s aim is that no-one feels alone when facing the effects of a brain tumour diagnosis. The charity’s dedicated to being there for patients, carers, friends and families following a brain tumour diagnosis.
They offer an individualised support service which provides specialist information, practical guidance, emotional support, help coping with bereavement and much more.
Crucially, help is there for as long as it is needed, and that can often be years.

First Floor, 29a High Street, Thornbury BS35 2AR
Tel: 01454 414355
www.braintumoursupport.co.uk
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Bramley and Gage Liqueurs


C6 Ashville Park, Short Way, Thornbury BS35 3UU
Tel: 01454 418046
www.bramleyandgage.co.uk
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Cadman Wealth Planning Ltd


Cadman Wealth Planning are operating remotely and we are here to help with your financial planning needs.

Financial Advisers, Robert Cadman, Katy Cadman and Mortgage and Protection Adviser, Kaela Monks are available on our normal office telephone line should you wish to get in touch or please email below.

We can conduct meetings either over the phone or via video link.

Cadman Wealth Planning Ltd is an Appointed Representative of and represents only St. James’s Place Wealth Management plc (which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority) for the purpose of advising solely on the Group’s wealth management products and services, more details of which are set out on the Group’s website www.sjp.co.uk/products.

4 The Plain, Thornbury BS35 2AG
Tel: 01454 411401
www.cadmanwealthplanning.co.uk
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Dunkley's Chartered Accountants


Woodlands Grange, Woodlands Lane, Bradley Stoke BS32 4JY
Tel: 01454 619900
Tel: 01454 619911
www.dunkleys.accountants
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Grange Carpets


Although we are not able to open the Grange Carpets Shop we are available on our usual number to answer any enquiries regarding flooring or curtains.

We can also give quotes in preparation for our return to service.

28 St. Mary Street, Thornbury BS35 2AT
Tel: 01275 844740


Lee's Mend A Shoe


St Mary Street, Thornbury BS35 2AR
Tel: 01454 414725
www.leesmendashoe.co.uk
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Lee's Mend A Shoe


Hi it's Lee from Lees mend a shoe sorry we're currently closed at the moment but we are operating a locksmith service thank you very much stay safe hope to see you all soon in my the shop

St Mary Street, Thornbury BS35 2AR
Tel: 01454 414725
www.leesmendashoe.co.uk
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Linela Embroidery Ltd


Awkley Lane, Olveston BS35 4EW
Tel: 01454 615300
Fax: 01454 615306
www.linela.co.uk
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LoobyLou Yarns


We are operating a full service from our website below with free delivery to the local area.

15 The Plain, Thornbury BS35 2BD
Tel: 01454 501580
www.loobylouyarns.co.uk
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Milburys


Milburys Property Sales, Letting & Management

Milburys continue to offer a seven-days–a–week service, with phones answered on all our usual numbers.

Our hours are as shown here and the members of staff working are as shown here here.

Sales - We continue to progress our clients sales, liaising with some excellent and hardworking local solicitors, remaining positive and keeping the momentum going.

Enquiries - Colleagues are dealing with fresh enquiries on a daily basis, both on properties for sale and to let, with offers continuing to come in.

Valuations - We have continued to assist with remote mortgage valuations and, where practical, provide written opinions for probate purposes as well.

Lettings - We remain very busy with enquiries, with video tours providing an extra insight.

Property Management – Our team remain very busy and pro-active, also offering out-of-hours support where practicable.

If we can help anyone in any way, do please call.

61 High Street, Thornbury BS35 2AP
Tel: 01454 417336
www.milburys.co.uk
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Miles Tyre & Exhaust Services


Unit A, The Rearing Sheds, Oldbury Lane, Oldbury-on-Severn BS35 1RF
Tel: 01454 415556
www.milestyres.com
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Mint Plants


We are operating a full service from our website below with free delivery to the local area.

15 The Plain, Thornbury BS35 2BD
Tel: 01454 501580
mintplants.co.uk
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News 4 You


1 Horseshoe Lane, St Mary Centre, Thornbury BS35 2AZ
Tel: 01454 419116


Old Down Estate


Foxholes Lane, Tockington BS32 4PG
Tel: 01454 414081
www.olddownestate.co.uk
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Randall's Office Furniture


Unit 2, Crossways Business Park, Crossways Lane, Thornbury BS35 3UE
Tel: 0117 360 0123
www.randallsoffice.co.uk
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Savery & Son Locksmiths


13 The Plain, Thornbury BS35 2BD
Tel: 01454 412280


Simpson Solicitors


Simpson Solicitors at 12 The Plain, Thornbury are open!

As we specialise in just Wills, Powers of Attorney and Probate we have been designated a key service by the government as it is considered more important than ever that everyone has Wills and Powers of Attorney in place to make sure their wishes are followed in case they become seriously ill.

Our Free Wills Review service is still the starting point, but now by telephone rather than at the office. 01454 412 278 is still the number to book a free telephone meeting. Then if the client wishes to go ahead and use us to put in place up to date documents, we offer our usual clear fixed price service with a promise of no hidden costs

We also still provide full assisted signing service. We think ensuring the documents are properly signed and witnessed is an essential part of the service. We are not charging anything extra to travel to a client’s home for a door-step signing – we will oversee the signing, providing 2 witnesses from our office and keep to 2m social distancing. Next week we will also be introducing a drive-thru signing service in the Simpson’s car park in Gloucester Road, Thornbury – for clients who are able to drive to us.

NHS Heroes Scheme:

We have watched in awe our #NHSHeroes working round the clock to protect the nation. We wanted to give something back. Given our line of work we have created our NHS Heroes Scheme and so in April and May when anyone instructs Simpson Solicitors in Thornbury to put in place a new Will, we donate a free Will to an NHS worker to help them protect their family.

12 The Plain, Thornbury BS35 2BE
Tel: 01454 412278
www.simpsonsolicitors.com


Split Dimension Occupational Health Strategy Management and Brokerage


Serving the South West

14 The Plain, Thornbury BS35 2BD
Tel: 01454 852715
www.splitdimension.co.uk
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Sysum's Barber Shop


3a High Sreet, Thornbury BS35 2AE
Tel: 01454 413722
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T & J Owen


T & J Owen is temporarily closed but I am still offering Funeral and Sympathy flowers at this difficult time. My mobile is: 07542 195065.

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We are a friendly imaginative team of florists with years of experience. We are your local Interflora florist and can deliver anywhere.
Whatever the occasion, whether big or small, business or pleasure, pop in to see us or give us a call and tell us what you have in mind!
We also sell plants, oasis, vases, silk flowers, gifts, cards and a lot more besides.

1 The Plain, Thornbury BS35 2AG
Tel: 01454 413212
www.tandjowenflorist.co.uk
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The Computer Store


7 St Mary's Street, St Mary Centre, Thornbury BS35 2AB
Tel: 01454 413424
thecomputerstore.it
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The Wheatsheaf Inn


Chapel Street, Thornbury BS35 2BJ
Tel: 01454 412356
www.wheatsheafthornbury.co.uk
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Thornbury Motors


We are still open as normal, albeit with appropriate social distancing measures in place:

- Forecourt and Spar shop open -Mon to Sat 6.30am to 10.00pm, Sun 8.00am to 8.00pm. We are also offering home deliveries, with limitations, to those unable to leave home.

- Garage open for service, repairs, MOT’s, tyres etc… - Mon to Fri 8.00am to 5.30pm, Sat 8.00am to 12.00am

- Car sale/showroom – closed for personal visits; online and telephone enquiries only

Grovesend Road, Thornbury BS35 2EF
Tel: 01454 412535
www.thornburymotors.co.uk
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Thornbury Self Storage


Here are Thornbury Self Storage we are still open but for essential business purposes only in order to support those businesses and key workers who are still operating and working and to whom we owe a great deal! We obviously, like us all, have strict health and safety processes in place!

If you need any further information or wish to clarify our position please don’t hesitate to call us!

Kington Road, Thornbury BS35 1PQ
Tel: 01454 413343
www.thornburyselfstorage.co.uk
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View Architects


19A St Mary Street, Thornbury BS35 2AB
Tel: 01454 418966
www.viewarchitects.com
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We are remote working, but still churning out searches nationwide!

Top floor Suite, 12 The Plain, Thornbury BS35 2BE
Tel: 0330 1595312
www.xpresslegal.co.uk
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