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Thornbury Community Facilities

Ends: 29 Sep 2017

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South Gloucestershire Council, Thornbury Town Council (also as Trustee of the Armstrong Hall), and the Trustees of Turnberries have been working together over the past 6 months to look at where community facilities in Thornbury could best be located in the future to support our growing community. Together, we want to understand your views and ideas on the proposals which could affect the Armstrong Hall, Thornbury Library, Turnberries Community Centre and Thornbury & District Museum.

Further information is available in our consultation document.


Facilities currently provided at the Armstrong Hall

For the facilities currently provided at the Armstrong Hall complex, two options are under consideration.

Option 1: Refurbish and extend on the existing Armstrong Hall site to modernise the facilities provided

This option would involve refurbishment of the entire complex and the provision of new extensions to the rear and to replace the bakery annex to provide changing rooms and additional multi-purpose community meeting space.

Click here to see the plans for the redevelopment of the Armstrong Hall on the existing site.

Option 2: Build a new extension onto Turnberries that could provide improved community facilities

This option would involve building a large extension on the area to the front of Turnberries to provide a new performance hall, larger stage and performance space, changing rooms and additional multi-purpose community meeting space in addition to the existing facilities on the site. If this option is taken forward the Armstrong Hall site would be sold for redevelopment and the proceeds used to part fund the new extension at Turnberries.

Click here to see the plans for the redevelopment at Turnberries and the artist impression.


Potential relocation of Thornbury Library

South Gloucestershire Council who are responsible for library services are considering the option of moving the library service to space in the Turnberries Centre which will require some remodelling work to the existing Turnberries building in order to facilitate this the existing library building is coming to the end of it’s useful life and hence is not in a good state of repair. It will require considerable investment in the near future, while there is currently a space at Turnberries, which is larger than the existing library, that could accommodate the service. There may be additional benefits to the town of co-locating cultural and other community facilities in the same space. Any potential library move is not dependent on the future location of facilities currently provided at the Armstrong Hall.

Click here to see the plans for the redevelopment at Turnberries.


Thornbury & District Museum

The decision on the future of the Armstrong Hall could also have an impact on the Museum which is based on the current Armstrong Hall site and serves the wider district of the Lower Severn Vale. The Town Council is committed to working with the Museum Trustees to ensure that they have a suitable long-term base from which to operate from, whichever option is eventually progressed for the Armstrong Hall site. At the current time no specific alternative location for the museum has been agreed and a number of options are being considered which could see the museum stay in its current location, be incorporated into a wider redevelopment of the Armstrong Hall site or relocate to another local site. It is not possible due to the space requirements and specialist facilities needed by the museum for it to be incorporated into the Turnberries site.


Have your say

A decision on the future of these important facilities is expected to be taken by Thornbury Town Council, Armstrong Hall Charitable Trust, South Gloucestershire Council and the Turnberries Trustees later in the Autumn. To help inform these decisions, we are seeking views from local people throughout September 2017, which will be considered as part of the decision making process.

The consultation will open on 1 September and run until 29 September 2017. We are jointly holding three consultation drop-in sessions where further information and staff will be available to answer any questions that you may have about these options and proposals. These sessions are taking place on:

  • Tues 12 Sept 2017 (2pm to 7pm) at Turnberries
  • Weds 13 Sept 2017 (2pm to 7pm) at Thornbury Library
  • Thurs 14 Sept 2017 (2pm to 7pm) at the Armstrong Hall

Further information about these proposals are available from our consultation document.

A copy of the consultation slides used at the user briefings is also available.

You can tell us your views by completing our online survey.

You can also download a copy of the survey here.

Copies of the consultation document and survey can also be picked up from Thornbury Town Hall, Thornbury Library, The Armstrong Hall or Turnberries Community Centre throughout the consultation period.

You can also tell us your views by emailing:

Or by writing to:

South Gloucestershire Council FREEPOST RTXL-YJXJ-BXEX Corporate Research & Consultation Team Thornbury Community Facilities Council Offices Badminton Road Yate BRISTOL BS37 5AF

For further information or enquiries, you can also call 01454 412103.

Consultation Summary

Consultation Summary
Name Thornbury Community Facilities
Description Have your say on the future of Armstrong Hall and Thornbury Library
Dates From 1 Sep 2017 at 00:00 to 29 Sep 2017 at 23:59.
Status Open
Consultation Topic Arts, culture & heritage
Geographical area Thornbury North, Thornbury South and Alveston
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