MP welcomes new service for isolated older people

Thornbury & Yate MP Steve Webb has welcomed a new confidential phone line service launched this week focused exclusively on the needs of older people.   The service, known as the Silver Line, has been developed by TV personality Esther Rantzen, who launched Childline back in the 1980s.  

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MP and CAB join forces again for Thornbury

Thornbury & Yate MP Steve Webb and South Gloucestershire Citizen’s Advice Bureau are working together on a new project to ensure the continuation of CAB services in Thornbury.   Earlier this year, the local community responded with great generosity to a campaign organised by the Thornbury Gazette to raise the £12,000 needed to keep the Thornbury bureau open for a year.  

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Cabinet Minister visits Thornbury

Thornbury & Yate Liberal Democrats have been joined for their annual constituency dinner this year by Cabinet minister Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business.  Vince Cable addressed a packed dinner on Saturday evening (16thNovember) at Turnberrie’s community centre in Thornbury after undertaking a visit to a community energy event in the constituency earlier in the day.  

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