Tour of Britain crosses the Thornhams

A collection of residents’ photos can now be viewed as a pdf here . If anyone would prefer a copy of the pdf on a CD, please click here and send an email request.

Some of the photos will also appear in the October issue of the Messenger. Many thanks to all who so enthusiastically helped in the gathering of these striking images.

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Parish Hall Minutes March 2017

The draft minutes for the trustee’s meeting can be found here

The draft minutes for the AGM can be found here

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Forge Community Church

4pm Every Sunday at Hartismere High School

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Clay Street break-ins

There were TWO break-ins on Clay Street last night (Thursday 9th Feb) – please be on the lookout for suspicious activity / people and make sure you garages / sheds / windows etc are all secure.

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Parish Hall Trustees Minutes: Jan 2017

Draft minutes now available here

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Interested in Volunteering?

Eye Girlguiding are looking to increase volunteers in the area in order to offer Guiding to more girls. Click on the thumbnail below for more details and contact Clare Brinkley (eyedistrictguiding @ hotmail . com (without the spaces)) if you are interested.


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Thornham –> 21st Century

You thought it would never happen and for many years it has held a lot of us back and caused a LOT of frustration but FINALLY…. you can upgrade to fast broadband in Thornham Magna!! I’d suggest you login to (or call)  your internet provider right now and order that upgrade! Prices will vary but it’s a relatively modest price increase for most (perhaps £6-£10 per month extra).

The technology we have is called FTTC – Fibre to the Cabinet. What this means is that the fibre connection terminates on the A140 near the White Horse and the last mile or so is good old fashioned copper. This limits speed and means you won’t hit headline speeds BUT you’ll be jumping from a around 2mpbs to 25 mpbs (download) on average. I think we’re guaranteed around 20mpbs which is plenty fast enough to stream TV services for example. We may see speeds approaching 30+mpbs on a good day! Upload speeds should be around 6mbps which again is a massive increase on our current <0.5mbps! Most people don’t do much uploading though so it isn’t of huge importance to most of you unless you use services like Apple’s iCloud for your photos.

As always, your actual speeds will vary according to the copper pair you’re on, the distance to the cabinet and the equipment you use.

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Connecting Communities – local transport service starts 13th June 2016

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Connecting Communities

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