Coronavirus/Covid-19 Message from the Parish Council

Dear residents

In response to the recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), and following the latest Government advice, Thornton Parish Council has taken the necessary steps to cancel all meetings. It is therefore incumbent upon the Council that there will be no April ordinary Council meeting.

For all of us right now the current crisis is a challenging time while we do our best to take care of ourselves, our families, loved ones and the wider communities where we all live and work.  If anyone has any concerns about how they or a vulnerable or elderly neighbour or relative is going to be able to cope with the restrictions to our day to day lives that the Government may ask us to make,  whether it is practical things like food deliveries or practical help, please can you email: or phone: 07722 929 483 and we shall immediately put you in touch with someone who can assist.

We hope this cancellation is just for the one month of April and that we can reconvene in May.  It almost goes without saying, please keep safe and take care  during this difficult time.

Best Regards

Thornton Parish Council


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Updated: 21st March 2020

NWAS: Don’t delay giving help…EVERY SECOND COUNTS!

Many thanks to NWAS Dave Kitchin and Dave McNally on an excellent presentation at last night’s Council meeting, 2nd March 2020.   If we didn’t understand the importance of first responders, early CPR and defibrillation – we do now!

Cardiac arrest survival rates:

9.1% without early CPR and defibrillation

42.6% quadruples with early CPR and defibrillation

Don’t delay giving help.  EVERY SECOND COUNTS!

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A vacancy now exists on the Thornton Parish Council and is open to any resident to apply, 8 October 2019.

Have you ever fancied being on the Thornton Parish Council?  Well now you have an opportunity to be.

Thornton Parish Council has declared that a vacancy exists on the Parish Council due to the non declaration of acceptance of office of Councillor Janice Blanchard.  Residents, if they so wish, can express an interest in becoming a member of the Council.

If you are interested in applying, be quick, you only have 14 working days from the 8th October to respond, which would give the 25th October as the deadline.  You will need to get ten local people to sign a petition for you by the deadline and send it in to the address in the letter below.

An election will only become necessary if enough voters ask for one, otherwise, the vacancy can be filled by co-option.

Dated:  8th October 2019

Click the link Notice of Casual Vacancy