Decisions made and issues highlighted by Thornbury Town Council and its Committees during October-November 2021
At the Council meeting on the 19th October it was decided or noted that:-
- Council considered in detail the proposed Traffic Regulation Orders on the High Street from South Gloucestershire Council and agreed a list of important issues and questions that it would ask them to address.
- Council was very happy to support the Open Spaces Committee proposal to plant a hedge and a protective fence on Oakleaze Green, which is directly in line with its aim to address climate change
- It was unanimously agreed that Thornbury Town Council should publish a Declaration of Climate Emergency.
At the Planning & Town Development meeting on the 26th October it was decided or noted that:-
- The Committee should again contact South Gloucestershire Council to seek a response to the questions asked and issues raised regarding the Traffic Regulation Orders on the High Street.
- The South Gloucestershire Council Regeneration Manager would be attending the next Planning and Town Development Committee meeting on 18.11.21.
At the Planning & Town Development meeting on the 16th November it was decided or noted that:-
- The Committee received a presentation from South Gloucestershire Council regarding the High Street who confirmed that they would shortly be holding community engagement sessions in Thornbury.
At the Open Spaces meeting on the 23rd November it was decided or noted that:-
- We are very happy to be taking part in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Tree Planting Scheme being run by The Honourable Company of Gloucestershire and will be soon be taking possession of two Oak trees to be planted on Thornbury Town Council land.
- Plans were finalised for a hedge which will soon be planted on Oakleaze Green with whips donated as part of a Woodland Trust Scheme. This will provide a haven for wildlife and help contribute to reducing our carbon footprint.
- Streamleaze play area will be receiving a welcome update with two items of replacement equipment being installed in the new year – a fully accessible roundabout and some stepping stones.
- We are funding changes to how South Gloucestershire Council manages two grass verges in the town (a section of Morton Way and Grovesend Road), with them being “cut and collected” just once per year to encourage the growth of wildflower. We hope that local residents will support the move away from “neatness” being the priority, and instead putting environmental benefits at the forefront.
At the Finance & Policy meeting on the 30th November it was decided or noted that:-
- The 2021 Mayor’s Youth Awards were presented in the Wider Community Change, Unsung Hero, and Team Categories with the Overall Winner’s shield going to the Jigsaw Thornbury team. We would like to congratulate all winners and nominees.