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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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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.
South Gloucestershire’s Sort It!* recycling centres are to step up user residency checks to try and reduce unauthorised use of the sites.
Every tonne of waste tipped by unauthorised users, such as non-residents or commercial traders, costs the council £100 per tonne to process. Unauthorised use can also create delays and inconvenience for residents seeking to use the sites.
Visitors to the sites may be asked to provide proof of both identification and residency. Any official documents that can confirm both types of information - such as driver's licences, utility bills, Council Tax bills or passports – are acceptable.
Horizon Nuclear Power has today welcomed the announcement from the European Commission which helps clears the way for EDF’s new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C.
A separate inquiry would be carried out by the EU on any future agreements Horizon makes with the UK Government for its proposed projects at Wylfa Newydd and near Oldbury-on-Severn, South Gloucestershire.
Latest news from the Gazette:
• Tytherington woman will shave head for charity
• Police offer advice following spate of burglaries in South Gloucestershire
• Bristol man charged with murder
• POLICE come up with life-saving new use for licence disc holders
• Olveston bowls club give over £1,000 to air ambulance charity
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