Mayor Chris Davies 2022-
Town Mayor Cllr Chris Davies can be invited to attend local events in a formal capacity. To request his attendance, please download the invitation form [link to download booking form] and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to: Town Hall, High Street, Thornbury, Bristol, BS35 2AR. The Council staff will communicate with Chris and respond as soon as possible to the invitation.
Monday 24th May 2021 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. Then 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”.
Former Mayor Jayne Stansfield (2020-22)
Cllr Jayne Stansfield held the position of Town Mayor and Chair of Council from 2020-2022. During this time, she was delighted to attend a number of events within the town.
The 2022 Mayor’s Youth Awards were rebranded as green awards, open to young people who had made a significant contribution to their local area and the wider environment. This year’s winner showed many valued qualities which made them a very worthy award recipient. Cllr Stansfield congratulated them, saying “I was impressed with your commitment to a long-term project, which I can see required patience, dedication and responsibility. Your efforts […] contribute to reducing food miles, increasing biodiversity and providing support to native British species of wildlife. This award recognises your achievements in the past year, and I hope will encourage and motivate you to continue your efforts into the future, as what you do really does make a difference.”
“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.
Former Mayor Angela Symonds (2019-20)
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.