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THORNBURY TOWN COUNCIL PLAY AREAS REOPENING FROM FRIDAY 17 JULY 2020

We are very pleased to confirm that Thornbury Town Council’s play areas, skatepark and outdoor gym will be open from Friday 17 July 2020.  Thank you for bearing with us while the necessary risk assessments were carried out and some pieces of equipment safely removed to allow visitors to follow social distancing guidelines.  We would ask you to read and adhere to the temporary signage that has been placed in or near each area.  We would also ask you to adhere to the following when visiting any of our play areas:

  • Please follow the current social distancing guidelines when visiting and encourage your children to do the same.
  • If the play area is busy, consider coming back at a later time.  Talk to your children about this possibility before visiting. 
  • Wash your and your children’s hands before and after visiting.  Take hand sanitiser with you and consider taking a bottle of water in case your children’s hands get covered in mud.  Ensure your children use hand sanitiser frequently. 
  • Follow and adhere to all current government advice in addition to the above guidance. 

Below are links to the temporary signage that is being put up in the play areas, skatepark and outdoor gym. 
Play Areas Signage 1   Play Areas Signage 2   Outdoor Gym Signage  Skatepark Signage   

Below are links to the risk assessments that have been carried out for each of the play areas, and the skatepark and outdoor gym.
Mundy Playing Fields Play Area Risk Assessment     Chantry Play Area Risk Assessment
Outdoor Gym Risk Assessment     Eastland Avenue Play Area Risk Assessment  
Osprey Park Play Area Risk Assessment     Streamleaze Play Area Risk Assessment

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TOWN HALL REMAINS CLOSED.  WE ARE CONTINUING TO WORK ON MAKING THE NECESSARY CHANGES TO REOPEN SAFELY.   

YOU CAN STILL CONTACT US BY PHONE OR BY EMAIL:

TEL: 01454 412 103
EMAIL: [email protected] 

COUNCIL MEETINGS

Council meetings are taking place remotely via video conference.  Members of the public are very welcome to join these meetings via video conference.  Details for joining a meeting will be included on the agenda for that meeting.  Agendas are published, as usual, in advance on this website (see “COUNCIL BUSINESS”, then “Meeting Dates, Agendas and Minutes”.)

Committee meetings are not currently taking place, in line with guidance from the National Association of Local Councils.  

 

Update 16.06.20

There are funding opportunities available from Sport England, which is being administered by Wesport. The funding is available immediately to support activity. For more information, please visit: http://www.wesport.org.uk/funding/sport-england-inequalities-fund/ 

Update 11.06.20

THORNBURY TOWN COUNCIL Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return, Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2020

Update 05.06.20

South Gloucestershire Council have decided to close Thornbury High Street from Monday 8th June. Please see the press release with details here. For any further information please contact South Gloucestershire Council direct.

Update 04.05.20

South Gloucestershire Council’s One Stop Shop in Yate is now closed, to help protect their staff and residents visiting. You are still able to access their services by telephone. For Covid-19 related enquiries, the number is: 0800 953 7778. For all other enquiries related to South Glos Council, please continue to contact their main phone line: 01454 868009

Update 25.03.2020
If you are struggling to get help and support whilst staying at home, there is a list on the South Glos website of organisations and individuals available to assist. To access, go to: https://beta.southglos.gov.uk/get-help-and-support-in-your-area/

We are also aware of a group operating on Facebook called “I Can Offer” who are promoting support in Thornbury for residents. If you are a member of Facebook, you can seach for this group.

Information on Thornbury Foodbank is available here: https://mythornbury.co.uk/thornbury/thornbury-foodbank 

PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE OR FACEBOOK FOR FURTHER UPDATES

Latest News

We are inviting companies to tender for our contract to inspect, maintain and test fire systems. For more information, please visit: Invitation to Tender

South Gloucestershire Council have reopened some of their Sort It Centres, including Thornbury, this weekend. They are asking residents to: “be respectful of other people on the roads and living or working in the local area. Staff are working in shifts at the moment so the sites can open for longer to help reduce queuing. Make use of the temporary extended hours 6am to 6pm, and only go if essential. There are restrictions around the type of waste that can be disposed of, no trailers allowed, and social distancing measures in place to keep everyone safe. Check https://bit.ly/2SZk87Z for more information.”

Four Towns and Vale Link Community Transport are continuing to operate services for vulnerable people to get to medical appointment and shopping. Please visit them at: http://4tvl.org.uk/ or call them on 01454 250500

We have been asked by the Avon Local Council’s Association to circulate the following advice on washing machine recalls:

Whirlpool Washing Machine Recall Info Ad 2020

In these uncertain times where the Covid-19 virus is causing so much anxiety and disruption to people’s lives, especially in relation to jobs and training, the Future Bright team at South Glos would like to reassure residents that the project will continue to run and offer support throughout this crisis.

Future Bright career progression coaches are able to support people who are currently in paid work but on top-up benefits, to progress their career and help remove barriers to progression.  This support can be provided remotely by telephone contact, Skype, email and text messaging.

Please click the link to be re-directed to the South Glos website, to find out more information and contact details:

https://www.southglos.gov.uk/education-and-learning/future-bright/

Thornbury Town Council operate a Community Toilet Scheme which allows visitors to the town to use the toilet facilities, during opening hours, int he following properties, without making a purchase:
The Swan, 17 High Street
Papilio at Heritage, 24 High Street
The Malthouse, 59 High Street
The Armstrong Hall, 4 Chapel Street
The Wheatsheaf, 7 Chapel Street

Community Toilet Scheme

Thornbury Town Council’s Notice of Conclusion of Audit is below. This is our Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the Year Ended 31 March 2019
Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Comments and Questions Welcomed!
Thornbury Town Council would be very happy
to receive any comments, questions or queries
regarding its application for a Public Works 
Loan Board loan for £70,000 for the purchase
of essential outdoor equipment.  Below is the 
Council resolution to take out the loan, and 
further details can be found in the published 
Council minutes on this website.  
Any questions or comments should be 
directed to the Town Clerk – contact details
above.
Council Resolution dated 11.04.19

Community Infrastructure Levy
Thornbury Town Council has published its
Community Infrastructure Levy Statement
For 2016/17
See here

2017/2018 Notice of Conclusion of
External Audit
See Here

Town Council Sets its Budgets
For 2018/19

For more information See Here

Annual Governance Statement 2016/2017
See here

 

What’s On

ALL COUNCILLOR SURGERIES ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Have you ever wanted to learn more about first aid? What about IT skills for the workplace or perhaps caring for animals? South Gloucestershire Council are running online courses for both adults and families, covering a wide variety of subjects. You can join together with other families to learn and practice new skills. To find out more about their scheme, you can visit the South Glos Community Learning page at: www.southglos.gov.uk/communitylearning

Thornbury Police Beat Surgeries

***CLICK HERE FOR BEAT SURGERY DATES***

Meeting Dates

COUNCIL AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DURING THE PERIOD OF CLOSURE DUE TO GOVERNMENT ADVICE ON CORONA VIRUS.

Council Meetings are taking place remotely via video conference.  Members of the public are very welcome to join these meetings via video conference.  Details for joining a meeting will be on the agenda for that meeting which will be published, as usual, in advance on this website.  (See “COUNCIL BUSINESS”, then “Meeting Dates, Agendas and Minutes”.)  Committee meetings are not currently taking place, as per guidance from the National Association of Local Councils.