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World championship veteran fencer Caron Hale says she wouldn’t have risen as far as she has in the sport without the support of Thornbury Lifestyle Centre.
Caron, aged 58, has been fencing competitively all over the world for the past 18 years. Managers at Thornbury knew how expensive it is for Caron to compete as she receives no funding or sponsorship, so they agreed to waive her membership fee in return for her encouraging more people into the sport. Thornbury Lifestyle Centre currently hosts three fencing courses at the Severnside Sports Hall and these are taught across a range of ages and abilities on Saturday mornings.
Caron says: “I really can’t thank the Thornbury Lifestyle Centre enough – they’ve been absolutely brilliant.”
Caron has won a number of medals recently, and is now in training for the 2018 World Championships.
Horizon Nuclear Power welcomes the announcement that its chosen reactor technology, the UK ABWR, has been approved for use in the UK. This paves the way for new nuclear build at Horizon’s planned developments on the Isle of Anglesey and at Oldbury on Severn, South Gloucestershire. Click below to read more...
Christmas collection calendars are being delivered, but you can check your dates on the council website below. Waste and recycling collections will not take place on Monday 25, Tuesday 26 December or Monday 1 January. Sort It recycling centres will be closed from 2:00pm Sunday 24 December. They will be closed all day on Monday 25, Tuesday 26 December and Monday 1 January.
South Gloucestershire Council has launched a new website, dedicated to their Superfast broadband programme.
Click below to find the latest information on broadband within South Gloucestershire.
Not all premises may benefit from the fibre upgrade, so you can check on an individual basis using the Openreach website - https://www.openreach.co.uk/orpg/home/products/super-fastfibreaccess/superfastfibre.do
GLOSS FM has been invited by Government Regulator Ofcom to submit an “Expression of Interest” for a local radio service for Thornbury and District. This opens the door to the station being able to permanently transmit an FM signal to the area, making the service more easy to listen to for everybody.
Cadman Wealth Planning are running a Christmas Window Competition for local primary schoolchildren.
Count how many fairies are in the window, and you could win £500 for your school, plus £25 for the pupil that guesses correctly. Click below to find out how to enter.
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