Welcome to the new-look MyThornbury!
We've had a major makeover, but don't worry - all the events, listings and features you know and love are still here. It's easier to find what you're looking for, with a new search box at the top of the page. And now we're mobile and tablet-friendly too. Give it a whirl and let us know what you think.
This month on MyThornbury there's a chance to win life membership of Lighterlife, plus a £50 voucher.
And for parents with children choosing schools, we have a new feature page showing School Open Days in our catchment area.
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The Castle School is holding an Autumn Fayre 6-8.30pm on November 14th, and there are still a few stalls available at £15 each. If you'd like to book one, call 01454 862104 or email below.
Bluebird Care has decided to give away its first ever Community Grant – a sum of money that could benefit any local group in South Gloucestershire working with older people. The care provider is making available £250, and the group that can best demonstrate a need for additional support will be allocated the funds.
For more details and to receive an application form contact Bluebird Care on 01454 323624 or email below.
Britain’s Got Talent finalists Bars and Melody will switch on the Christmas Lights in Thornbury this year. If you would like a chance to switch on the lights with Leondre and Charlie, please send your contact details to TCLA with a donation by 1st November 2014. Click below for more...
Thornbury’s very successful Community Composting site is threatened with closure, as South Gloucestershire Council is proposing to withdraw funding. The composters have a plan to cut the cost from £130,000 to around £10,000, but need Council support until the new arrangements can be put into place. The future of the site will be discussed at a Council meeting on 5th November. Sustainable Thornbury is asking you to support the Composters. Click below to find out how.
Thornbury Churches Together are planning a 15-piece Easter art trail, based around the 14 Stations of the Cross plus the resurrection, but with the depiction of each Station centred around a place in Thornbury.
The purpose is to show that the Easter story isn't just something from 2000 years ago that happened in Jerusalem, but is something that is relevant to people here in Thornbury today.
Celebrations for Thornbury in Bloom, a proposal for more houses and a fight to keep the composting site open. Click below to read the lateset news from Thornbury Town Council.
Latest news from the Gazette:
• Thornbury in Bloom cap-off a successful year with Britain in Bloom award
• Public consultation held for proposed 150 home development
• Fire crew attends digger fire in Severn Beach
• One lane closed on M5 due to broken down vehicle
• Thornbury author publishes collection of short stories
• more local news
Latest items from BBC News:
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• GDP rises by 0.7% in third quarter
• Payout to mother of secret PC's child
• NY doctor tests positive for Ebola
• Canada attack 'not linked to IS'
• more UK & world news