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Mayor Jayne Stansfield

Town Mayor Jayne Stansfield can be invited to attend local events in a formal capacity. To request her attendance, please download the invitation form [link to download booking form] and submit it to info@thornburytowncouncil.gov.uk or by post to: Town Hall, High Street, Thornbury, Bristol, BS35 2AR. The Council staff will communicate with Jayne and respond as soon as possible to the invitation.


I attended the Thornbury Eisteddfod concert at the URC on Friday 25th March 22. The standard the children’s playing and singing was extremely high. The only downside was that as this is the first Eisteddfod following Covid there had not been as many entries as usual, so the concert was short (but very worthwhile!).

The first group to perform had begun their rehearsals via zoom but came together perfectly as they performed their recorder piece. It cannot be easy rehearsing separately from each other, and they deserve great credit for their determination and perseverance, as well as their playing.  It was a huge pleasure to be able to attend, not only to hear the children perform but also to hear the community piano which was donated recently.

Although I will not be Mayor in a year’s time, I look forward to the resurgence of Eisteddfod and hope that next year there will be many more children showing off their musical accomplishment next year.


The Mayor’s Youth awards for 2020/21 were presented by the Mayor, Jayne Stansfield, on 30th November. The winners were:

Overall Winner – Jigsaw Team

Unsung Hero Catergory – Harry Hollister

Wider Community Change – Keira Butler

Team – Jigsaw Team

A huge and deserved congratulations to our winners and nominees, who did some outstanding work this year.

The Mayor laid the first wreath as usual at the remembrance service held at St Mary’s Church on 14th Nov 21. Although this year’s remembrance service was small, and there was no parade due to the prevalence of COVID-19, many people gathered outside the church to pay their respects.


Deputy Mayor Chris Davies

Monday 24th May saw the start of the Thornbury Walkathon, a new fundraising initiative to support local charities and good causes, organised by the Rotary Club of Thornbury. 2021 is the 50th anniversary of the Thornbury Rotary Club, during which time they have raised over £500,000 for good causes. Deputy Mayor Chris Davies was invited to attend the start of the Walkathon, held on the Mundy Playing Fields and taking place between 24th May and 6th June. Money will be raised to support Jigsaw Thornbury as the primary charity beneficiary.

Cllr Chris Davies was invited to attend the opening of the new town centre studio of Thornbury Radio. He said that the team behind the project, which saw hundreds of volunteer hours of work, should “feel rightly proud of [their] achievements”. The gathering was small, in line with COVID restrictions, but Chris “was really pleased and proud to be a part of it”.

Deputy Mayor Chris Davies (950x1280)
Deputy Mayor Chris Davies Cutting Ribbon
Informal Group Outside Studio (1280x886)
Phill Makepeace David Wrench And Nigel Lane

2019-20 Mayor Angela Symonds was kindly invited by Grace Lodge to judge their exciting event, The Grace British Bake Off. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening that Angela was delighted to attend and was very impressed by the standard of cake making. By kind permission of Grace Lodge, we are able to show you some photos of the fantastic entries into the competition that the residents made.

A variety of cakes and fruit
People laughing together
Mayor Angela Symonds tasting a cake
Cakes in front of a sign
Mayor Angela Symonds judging
A man presenting flowers to a lady
A lady receiving flowers
Mayor Angela Symonds presenting an award to a lady
A variety of cakes in front of a sign