There's a 30 Years On School Reunion for those who joined Thornbury Castle School in 1978 and took exams in 1983. The event takes place at Tortworth Court Hotel in September and tickets must be bought by the end of July. Organisers are trying to track down around 170 of 270 members, so if you know someone who was in that year, please pass on the information. Click below for more details.
Catherine Hobbs has been given use of a four acre field in Thornbury to create sustainable allotments for children in every key stage of Thornbury's schools. She has some help already, but is looking to set up a committee to run the project. If you would like to help, please email Catherine below.
Silver for Dr Jenner’s House
Staff and volunteers at Dr Jenner’s House are delighted to announce their new Silver grade Green Tourism Award! The museum was awarded a Bronze award back in 2010 and has worked tirelessly to improving the site’s contribution to sustainable and eco-friendly practices and procedures. The Silver result has kicked the summer off to a celebratory start!
The Worker's Education Association is seeking new branch committee members to help plan and promote short courses for local adults. The small committee meets two or three times a year. The positions are voluntary. You may have taken part in courses in the past but this is not necessary. Nationally, the WEA is the largest single voluntary provider of adult education and is a registered charity. They believe in learning for the fun of it so courses are non-vocational. For an informal discussion, contact Simon Cannell on 01454 610071.
Could you lift share to Berkeley?
Here's an opportunity to cut your petrol costs, help save the environment, and meet a neighbour! A new Thornbury resident is looking for a car pool service from Thornbury to Berkeley and Oldbury Power Stations, where she will start working in a few months. If you can help, please call Rupert on 0208 752 0311 or email below.
Berkeley Castle wins award
Berkeley Castle has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.
Andrew Lomas is planning to organise local badminton sessions for juniors ages 6 to 16, and adults 17+. All standards of player are welcome, and all abilities. For more details, and to book a place please ring or text 07582 079592 or email below. Andrew is CRB checked.
Thornbury to Dursley bus saved
The 311 bus service, which runs between Thornbury and Dursley has been saved. South Gloucestershire Council and Gloucestershire County Council negotiated a deal with First Bus that will see the service continue to run unchanged for a further 12 months whilst options for the future are explored. For more information on buses click below.
Eastwood Park, the wedding and conference venue and training centre near Thornbury is celebrating 10 years independence following a management buyout by the current leadership team. Since the buyout in 2003 revenue has increased by approaching 75% and the business undergone significant diversification. Click below to read more...
Richard from Surroundings Gifts and Framing in Thornbury is attempting to paddle the entire navigable River Wye (103 miles) in one day on June 21st. It's in support of the Myrtle Ellis Fund, part of the National Brain Appeal, supporting rare dementia. To read more and make a donation, click below.