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Major Updates

Welcome to the Orchards

Moving into a new home and community is a great time to think about how you can use your car less and try out some new ways of getting around. Why?

  • Fewer cars on the road help make streets nicer places
  • There’s less pollution, noise and congestion
  • People feel safer, your children are safer
  • With more people out and about, you’ll get to know your neighbours
  • Your street can be transformed into a vibrant place for the community to use, rather than just for passing traffic
  • Walking and cycling are healthy and cheap alternatives – they’re worth a try!

Residents travel survey

Please click on the link below to complete your survey by 2nd November 2020.

When you’ve submitted your survey, you will automatically be entered into a prize draw for 3 x £20 Amazon vouchers, and any offers and information you have requested will be sent to you.

Thank you in advance for your time filling this in.

Complete the survey

Get your FREE Discover Thornbury guide

Discover Thornbury is your starting point for getting to know the neighbourhood in and around the Orchards, its outdoor spaces, transport links, walking routes and community.

The free printed and online map highlights some of the great places and spaces on the doorstep for Thornbury Fields and the Orchards residents, nice local walks and features for getting around. We took recommendations from local people to help new residents get to know their neighbourhood and encourage people to get out on foot and by bike.

To request a printed copy of the guide, please email transport.policy@southglos.gov.uk or take a look online at the digital map at www.aroundyourway.org

Click the image below to view the guide:

Get up to £250 towards your sustainable travel expenses

Moving into a new home and community is a great time to think about how you travel and to try some new ways of getting around.
To help you do this we are pleased to offer you this Smarter Travel Voucher, valued between £100–£250 and valid until 31 May 2022.

In addition to the COVID-19 working restrictions, for a limited period for claims received by 30th September we are supporting resources to enable residents to work from home. This trial will be reviewed due to the current pandemic and if felt suitable will be extended and communicated on the above mentioned website. During this period the scheme will support items for home office, for example furniture such as laptop stands, desks, office chairs and computer accessories however not computers, telephone or internet provision. Full details of eligible items can be found in the Terms & Conditions below and please do contact us by email if you have any queries – transport.policy@southglos.gov.uk

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Car Sharing

Car sharing is a great way to save money, and can reduce congestion and emissions on our roads.

Do you want to reduce your travel costs and meet new people in your area? Car sharing could be for you.

We can help you learn more about car-sharing, and also help you find people to share journeys with.

If you are a resident of The Orchards, you can also email us – just send us your name and details of where you are regularly travelling to, and we will help you get started.

Contact us

To learn more about car sharing, request your free copy of the Discover Thornbury map, or for more information, please email: transport.policy@southglos.gov.uk

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