Pipe replacement works at Derek Graham play area

Sewage pipe replacement work is scheduled to start along the edge of the Derek Graham play area from 4th May.  The work is being carried out by Severn Trent and is expected to take several months to complete.  Access to the park will be maintained throughout the works, but access to the trim trail will be restricted.

Tewkesbury Town Covid-19 Community Response Awards

Tewkesbury Town Covid-19 Community Response Awards

Each year Tewkesbury Town Council recognises individuals and groups who have made an outstanding and positive contribution to the local community and demonstrated exceptional community spirit and civic responsibility.

This year the Town Council will be awarding a set of special Covid-19 Community Response Awards to recognise those who have contributed to the local community during these unprecedented times.

Nominations can be made for individuals and groups by completing the form below.

There are three categories: adult, youth (under 18’s) & groups

Completed forms must be sent to Tewkesbury Town Council by the end of February 2021.  Forms can be emailed to: assistanttc@tewkesburytowncouncil.gov.uk

Nomination form for Tewkesbury Town Covid-19 Community Response Awards

Updated Remembrance Arrangements – Sunday 8th November

It is with regret, that due to the new national Covid restrictions, it is no longer possible to hold the planned live streamed Remembrance Service from Tewkesbury Abbey on Sunday 8th November.

However, this will not stop Tewkesbury ‘Remembering’.

A pre-recorded ‘service’ will be available on the Tewkesbury Abbey website https://www.tewkesburyabbey.org.uk/  and on You Tube from 9am on Sunday 8th November.

In addition, Tewkesbury Abbey will be open for individuals to lay wreaths at the War Memorial at the back of the building between 10am and 4pm on Sunday 8th November.  Masks must be worn inside the Abbey and a 2m social distance maintained between individuals.  The wreaths will then be transferred to the Memorial Cross on the morning of Wednesday 11th November.

We will remember them.

Remembrance Sunday Arrangements – 8th November 2020

2020 has been a year like no other we have experienced. The current restrictions on large gatherings mean that unfortunately we are not able to meet as normal to remember and parade together on Sunday 8th November, but that does not mean that Tewkesbury won’t be remembering.

We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to find a suitable and legal alternative way of holding our Remembrance Service.

A small service will be held in Tewkesbury Abbey.  Due to social distancing requirements the numbers able to attend will be very limited and it will be by invitation only.

However, we will be live streaming the event via the Abbey webpages, so please do join us to ‘virtually’ Remember and the retiring collection for the Royal British Legion will now take place via their website https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/ways-to-give/donate.  With many poppy sellers unable to go door to door this year, the Royal British Legion would greatly appreciate any support you are able to give them.

Again, due to the current ‘rule of six’ there will be no wreath laying around the Memorial Cross this year, however, if you would like to lay a personal wreath at the War Memorial in the Abbey, the Abbey will be open for you to do so from 1.30pm to 3.30pm on Sunday 8th November.  The wreaths will then be transferred to the Cross by 11th November.

Thank you on behalf of:

Tewkesbury Town Council

Tewkesbury Abbey

Royal British Legion

Interested in Planning? Co-option Vacancy Details

In its role as a consultee, Tewkesbury Town Council has the opportunity to influence planning policy both at a national and a local level, as well as to analyse and comment on the potential impact of a wide range of different planning proposals in and around Tewkesbury.

Here, we have a unique historical built environment which it is our duty to protect, while at the same time promoting a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle for our parishioners.

As the planning system comes under pressure to change, in order to overcome the twin challenges of COVID 19 and Brexit, we invite members of the public to volunteer for co-option onto our Planning Committee, to ensure that we have the resources to continue to give informed and balanced responses to planning applications.

Committee meetings take place approximately once a fortnight and there are training materials available.

For more information contact the Town Council on 01684 294639 or email admin@tewkesburytowncouncil.gov.uk

Tewkesbury Borough Council to resume car parking charges on 13th July 2020

Parking charges in car parks owned and managed by Tewkesbury Borough Council will resume on Monday 13 July.

Charges were temporarily suspended on Tuesday 24 March in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, but as government restrictions are gradually being lifted, car parking charges will soon resume.

With most non-essential retail stores reopening on Monday 15 June, the borough council will continue to suspend parking charges for a further four weeks after this date to allow traders and shoppers to become accustomed to the new safety arrangements. Following almost 16 weeks of free parking, charges will resume on Monday 13 July.

The council is urging anyone parking after 13 July to use the Ringo app on a mobile device to avoid handling cash, and there is also the option to call the Ringo number to pay over the phone. This service is now free to use.

Another option is for shoppers to use the Paypoints in Tewkesbury and Winchcombe, where parking can be paid for using a contactless card. When using Paypoint locations, drivers must take note of the car park number, found on the ticket machines and lamposts.

Councillor Robert Vines, lead member for finance and asset management said: “We hope that shoppers and traders find the extended free parking useful as they familiarise themselves with the changes put in place to make our high streets safer.

“The charges will resume on 13 July, so in preparation, I would urge drivers to use the cashless payment system and download the Ringo app – this is the safest and most convenient way to pay. Other options are to call the Ringo number and pay over the telephone or use the PayPoints located in nearby shops.”

The council has also temporarily increased the number of parking permits available to help residents who need off-street parking whilst working from home. For details of prices and to apply for a permit, visit: tewkesbury.gov.uk/parking-permits

Car Parking Charges Temporarily Suspended

Parking charges in car parks owned and managed by Tewkesbury Borough Council have been suspended with immediate effect.

The move is in response to the Covid-19 restrictions put in place to protect the NHS and save lives. People should only leave their homes to collect food, for health reasons or for essential work.

It is hoped that by suspending parking charges in council-owned car parks in Tewkesbury and Winchcombe, people will find it easier to access the food and health care they need locally whilst restrictions on movements are in place.

It will also help residents who are now required to work from home and don’t have parking facilities. Those with parking permits will be compensated for this suspension.

Charges will initially be suspended whilst the Government’s current measures, in respect of Covid-19, are in place but this will be kept under review.

Remember that the advice is to stay 2 metres away from others, so please leave adequate space between cars when parking.

The payment machines will be covered over with immediate effect

Tewkesbury Town Council