Welcome to MyThornbury - your online guide to events and organisations in Thornbury, South Gloucestershire.
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South Gloucestershire Library service is looking for volunteers to help children do the Summer Reading Challenge 2014. The theme this year is Mythical Maze and children are challenged to read six books to collect their very own medal and certificate. Click below for more information on how to get involved.
Thornbury's St Mary Shopping Centre is pleased to be able to collaborate with Thornbury Arts Festival again this year and support the Shadow Puppetry Workshop that is being run in the former premises of Julian Graves in the St Mary Centre on the 10th of May 2014, between 11am and 1pm. The theme for this years workshop is the Hindu tale of Rama & Sita. Click below to find out more...
Discover the story of Mrs Chambers’ quilt at Thornbury Museum's 'Stitches in Time', showing until 29th April. The exhibition also shows treasures from their textile store, including all sorts of sewing, fine needlework, craftwork and tools of the trade. Click below for details.
Thornbury In Bloom has a number of cultivated, native primrose plants that are available for planting around the town and would be glad of some volunteers to plant them!
The only condition is that they are planted in a public open space and that we have photos of their location and if possible them being planted. If you would like some to plant please get in touch. The number is limited, so the sooner the better!
At Thornbury Leisure Centre we are lucky enough to have some large conference and event facilities for concerts and other fantastic entertainments.
The Centre has recently been running some successful live music tribute artist events and they're keen to hear your thoughts on where to go from here. Should they do more? What sort of entertainments are you and your friends looking for?
Click below to share your views through an online questionnaire, and you could win 1 month's free unlimited use of the gym, fitness classes and swimming.
Book aficionados (with an eye for a bargain) will be pleased to learn that the Lions Club Bookshop have moved to new premises in St Mary Street (opposite Hawkes House) in the St Mary Centre. Click below to read more...
There are plans for a Flower Festival in St Mary's Church 11th – 14th July in aid of the church and the Children’s Society. The theme is 'Celebrating Thornbury' to depict the many voluntary clubs and organisations in the town.
If your group would like to be included, please contact Mrs Jean Boakes on 416220 or email below. If you would like to contribute financially, that would be readily accepted.
Thornbury's brain tumour charity Hammer Out, which has announced that as from 31 March, it will become known as Brain Tumour Support.
The charity, which is the South West and Midlands' only brain tumour charity, is rebranding in order to adopt a name which more neatly summarises what it offers - support to brain tumour patients, their families, carers and loved ones, who are facing and dealing day to day with the devastation of a brain tumour diagnosis. Click below to read more...
Thornbury Table Tennis Club is offering group coaching to junior or senior visitors who want to learn a new sport or improve their current ability.
The sessions are being run by the coaching team of the Bristol Academy of Sport, which currently oversees some of the country’s best young table tennis players at SGS College in Filton. For more information, please click below...
We're being warned to be extra vigilant when dealing with unexpected callers at the front door. Trading Standards are aware of rogue traders recently offering services such as driveway resurfacing/sealing/cleaning and tree and hedge maintenance. Damage from winter storms, such as fallen fence panels or trees, may give rogue traders a plausible excuse to knock on your door.
If you think you or someone you know has fallen victim, please contact Trading Standards through the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 08454 040506.
Thornbury business owners Olivia Mills of Host Event Management and Lucy Adams of Lucy Loves Weddings have each won a prestigious award at the Bristol and Somerset Wedding Awards.
Olivia won “Best Wedding Planner” and said “I am so delighted; this is a great achievement for myself and for my business moving forward”. Lucy won “Best Wedding Stationer” and found out she I had won via Twitter: “I didn’t believe the outcome so I had to confirm with them next morning!” The ceremony raised over £1000 for The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation, which enables terminally ill individuals to have the wedding of their dreams. Lucy and Olivia are both available for bookings in this area.
Thornbury Volunteer Centre will be operating a pop-up shop in the St Mary Centre between Monday 2 June and Saturday 7 June, National Volunteers’ Week. They would also welcome enquiries from local craftspeople who would like to display and sell their crafts, or from people who would be willing to run a taster session or workshop. Click below to read more...
Oldbury on Severn's 2014 Fun Run will take place on the morning of the Sunday 22nd June. This is a departure from the normal date of Father's Day and this year it is a week later. We have changed the date having listened to many people that have said that family commitments on Father's Day had prevented them running the race in the past.
We have a new website this year that will make it much easier to Register. Online registration is now open.
The South Gloucestershire Big Spring Clean 2014 will run from 1 March – 30 April, and everyone is encouraged to join in. Friends, families, neighbours, parish and town councils, community and voluntary groups, church groups, schools, students, youth clubs, scouts, cadets, brownies, guides, and businesses are all invited to take action against litter. Click below to read more...
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