Remembrance Service & Parade – Sunday 14th November

Tewkesbury Town Council is pleased to announce that the Remembrance Service and Parade will take place on Sunday 14th November 2021.
Further details and timings will follow over the next few weeks, but we wanted to give advance notice that this event will be taking place in the usual format (subject to no changes in restrictions in the meantime).
We look forward to seeing Tewkesbury remembering together again.


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:

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  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  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

Tewkesbury Town Council