Flood update from Tewkesbury Borough Council

Tewkesbury Borough Council are monitoring the situation with regard to flooding in the Borough at the moment.  Currently the major rivers (Severn & Avon) are within normal levels.  There is some localised flooding of roads and tributaries. 

There is a limited supply of sandbags and any vulnerable individuals requiring them should contact the Borough Council.  Anyone else requiring sandbags should either purchase them from builders merchants or use other means, such as black bags filled with soil.

 Gloucestershire County Council Highways Department are monitoring the situation on the roads.  The Fire Service, Police and the Environment Agency are also monitoring the situation. Current is to try and avoid flood waters wherever possible.

 The good news is that the rain is forecast to stop early / mid-afternoon and the situation should improve quickly although there may still be some run off from fields / mountains locally so the advice to take care will remain.

For all of the latest updates please visit: https://www.tewkesbury.gov.uk/flooding

 

Remembrance Road Closures – Sunday 10th November 2019

The following roads will be closed between 8.30am and noon on Sunday 10th November in order to facilitate the annual Remembrance Parade:

  • Sun Street
  • High Street
  • Barton Street
  • The Cross
  • Church Street (from the junction with Gloucester Road, past The Crescent, to The Cross)
  • Gander Lane
  • Gloucester Road (up to the car park at Mill Avon)

Traffic flow through the Town will be maintained via Oldbury Road & Barton Street.

 

Oldbury Road Closed for Resurfacing 16th – 21st November

Gloucestershire County Council is resurfacing Oldbury Road in Tewkesbury from Friday 16th November as part of the £150 million investment into the county’s roads.

The popular Oldbury Road is nearing the end of its life expectancy and requires resurfacing. A full road closure will be in place between 7am - 7pm from Friday 16th to Wednesday 21st November (excluding weekends). A diversion suitable for all type of vehicles will be in place. 

Spring Garden, Oldbury Road and Bishop’s Walk car parks will be closed between 7am – 7pm during the work. However the top end of Oldbury Road will be reopened one day early on the morning of Wednesday 21st November, to allow access to all three car parks for the weekly market day. Crews will complete vital resurfacing across 1,500m² of road with approximately 176.5 tonnes of material.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood, said: “We’re laying a brand new surface on this popular road which forms part of our £150 million investment to improve Gloucestershire’s highways. I would like to thank the local community and road users for their patience while this essential work is carried out.”

Cllr Kevin Cromwell, county councillor for Tewkesbury, said: “Oldbury Road is an important route and the resurfacing will have a major benefit to the local community here in Tewkesbury. I look forward to the work being completed and seeing the positive impact for local people, businesses and road users.”

 What’s the diversion route? (suitable for HGV’s)

 Via Barton Street, High Street and Sun Street.

 Gloucestershire County Council is investing £150 million into our roads, to help keep your county moving – their biggest ever investment. Keep up to date with works and road closures near you by following @GlosRoads on Twitter and Facebook.