Covid-19 Mobile testing unit in Tewkesbury.

Please note there will be a COVID-19 mobile testing unit in Tewkesbury on Tue, Wed and Thursday this week.  Anyone with symptoms of Covid-19 can book an appointment.

To book a test or for more information on testing, go to the NHS website or call 119.

Mobile testing unit location : 

Tewkesbury

Tewkesbury RFC, Gander Lane, Tewkesbury, GL20 5PG

Appointments available for Tuesday 4th August, Wednesday 5th August, and Thursday 6th August.

 

Eat Local in Tewkesbury with the Governments Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

Local Restaurants who are registered under the Eat Out to Help out Scheme

Use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme at these establishments:

  • to get 50% off your food and non-alcoholic drinks up to a total value of £10 per person if you eat or drink in
  • every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 3 August and 31 August
  • as many times as you like

Find more participating restaurants near you: Eat Out to Help Out 

Cafe au Chocolat

137 High Street, Gloucestershire, GL20 5JR

Jelly Roll Cafe Ltd

17 Barton Street, Gloucestershire, GL20 5PP

CAROUSEL

112 High Street, Gloucestershire, GL20 5JY

Tilly’s

83 Barton Street, Gloucestershire, GL20 5PY

SUBWAY

46 High Street, GL20 5BH

The Hide Coffee and Tea House Limited

89 Church Street, Gloucestershire, GL20 5RX

My Great Grandfathers Restaurant

84-85, Church Street, Gloucestershire, GL20 5RX

The Abbot’s Table

73 Church Street, Gloucestershire, GL20 5RX

Caffe E Vino

78 Church Street, Gloucestershire, GL20 5RX

Salerno

67-68, Church Street, Gloucestershire, GL20 5RX

The Boathouse

King Johns Island, Mythe Road, Gloucestershire, GL20 6EB

Il Sapore Di Napoli Ltd

34a, Cotteswold Road, Gloucestershire, GL20 5DL

CANTERBURY INN

Ashchurch Road, Gloucestershire, GL20 8BT

Brown’s Garden Restaurant

Tewkesbury Garden Centre, Mythe Road, Gloucestershire, GL20 6EB

Gupshill Manor

Gupshill Manor, Gloucester Road, Gloucestershire, GL20 5SG

Tewkesbury Park Hotel

Lincoln Green Lane, Gloucestershire, GL20 7DN

Malt House Emporium Ltd

Unit 2, Tewkesbury Retail Park Northway Lan, Gloucestershire, GL20 8UY

Lakeside Bar and Restaurant

Lakeside Cafe and Bar, Croft farm Waterpark, GL20 7EE

Hilton Puckrup Hall Hotel

Puckrup Hall, Puckrup Lane, Gloucestershire, GL20 6EL

The Village Inn

Flat, Village Inn, Twyning Green, Gloucestershire, GL20 6DF

The Hunters inn

The Hunters inn, Buckbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 6AR

The Fox and Hounds

The Fox and Hounds, Gloucestershire, GL20 7LA

Temporary Road Closure U45681 St. Marys Road

Gloucestershire County Council has made an order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) to temporarily close part of the U45681 St Marys Road outside the property known as 7 Mill Bank Cottage for a distance of approximately 30 metres.

The reason for the closure is to enable a boundary box and meter to be installed.

The road is expected to be closed between 09:30 and 15:00 on 27th July 2020 only or until the works have been completed. For further information, please contact Gloucestershire Highways on 08000 514 514 or visit www.gloucestershire.gov.uk.

Pedestrian and emergency access to premises on or next to the road will be maintained.

Alternative Route: As signed on site.

Signed Has Made Notice Sealed Order U45681

Sealed Order U45681

Tewkesbury Leisure Centre prepares to reopen Monday 3rd August

Preparations are underway to reopen Tewkesbury Leisure Centre on Monday 3 August.

The leisure centre closed its doors on 20 March as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, the teams from Places Leisure and Tewkesbury Borough Council have been busy taking advice from Public Health England, following Government guidelines, and consulting with the trade body ukactive to implement lots of new measures to help keep colleagues and customers safe, ready for when the centre reopens.

When visiting again from Monday 3 August, customers will notice more signage encouraging them to keep a safe distance from others. Some activities will restart, but at a reduced capacity, so it is essential to plan ahead and book online, by using the Places Locker app or by visiting placesleisure.org/centres/tewkesbury-leisure-centre

The Places Leisure team will implement enhanced cleaning regimes and customers will be advised to use the cleaning stations and hand santiser before beginning any activities or using any equipment. A handy new film has been produced to help customers prepare for the changes.

Temporary Closure U45681 St Marys Rd

Gloucestershire County Council intend to make an order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) to temporarily close part of the U45681 St Marys Road outside the property known as 7 Mill Bank Cottage for a distance of approximately 30 metres.

The reason for the closure is to enable a boundary box and meter to be installed.

The road is expected to be closed between 09:30 and 15:00 on 27th July 2020 only or until the works have been completed. For further information, please contact Gloucestershire Highways on 08000 514 514 or visit www.gloucestershire.gov.uk.

Pedestrian and emergency access to premises on or next to the road will be maintained.

Alternative Route: As signed on site.

Signed Intend To Notice

Tewkesbury Playgrounds Update

Playground update – we are working towards reopening the Town Council owned playgrounds (Warwick Place, Derek Graham & Mitton) as soon as is it safe to do so.

However, they will not be reopened by Saturday 4th July.

For safety reasons, it is recommended that all playgrounds undergo a full operational inspection before they can be reopened and we do not yet have a confirmed date for this to take place.

Thank you for your patience.

Making our high streets safer

Tewkesbury Borough Council is preparing to make the borough’s high streets safer as non-essential retail stores prepare to reopen next week.

Following the government’s announcement that all non-essential retail stores can reopen on Monday 15 June 2020, the council has begun collaborating with Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) and Gloucestershire Constabulary to ensure that three of the borough’s busiest high streets have measures in place to allow for social distancing.

The council, in partnership with the county’s highways team, has identified three high streets in Tewkesbury Borough where footfall is highest and pavement space is most limited: Tewkesbury town, Winchcombe and Bishop’s Cleeve. These high streets present the potential for significant difficulties for social distancing, so temporary measures will be put in place to support shoppers’ efforts to maintain a 2m distance from others. These measures include a mixture of widening walkways, introducing one way systems for pedestrians, and physically marking out 2m distances. There will also be volunteers on hand to signpost those who might need help navigating the new arrangements.

As part of the county council’s social distancing trial schemes, on-street parking bays along Tewkesbury High Street were reallocated to give pedestrians more space to stay apart. Using water-filled barriers, the county council is using the high street as a trial site for new government measures. Sharing the learning from the trial sites so far, the borough council will install signs and floor markings in Winchcombe and Bishops Cleeve without physical barriers, and there are no changes to on-street parking in these areas.

Once the temporary measures are in place, the council will work with business and community groups to gain a better understanding of how the measures are performing, and – after taking advice from the county’s highways team and the police – will look to adapt the arrangements where needed.

Councillor Rob Bird, leader of Tewkesbury Borough Council said: “The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the local economy has been devastating, and it’s so important that businesses are able to start trading safely again. Likewise, residents will want to start visiting their local high streets again to buy goods and services they have been without for weeks.

“The measures put in place are there as a guide, but we all have a social responsibility to follow them and keep 2m apart from others. This is part of a wider package of support we’re offering businesses all around the borough to help them keep employees and customers as safe as is practically possible. We will continue to work with businesses and communities to assess the measures put in place and provide the support and advice needed to get our local economy flourishing again.”

Councillor Nigel Moor, cabinet member for environment and planning, said, “We are pleased with how the Tewkesbury High Street trial is going. We have used the learning from here and our other sites at Bourton on the Water and Cheltenham’s Bath Road to pull together guidance which will help districts to reopen their high street spaces in a safe way. Where the county council can help quickly at a local level, providing signs and markings to keep residents safe, we will empower districts to make these changes.

“We have submitted our plans to government to enable access to the Emergency Travel Fund, and we are working through the priority submissions we have received from district councils for temporary “pop up” schemes. We hope to hear from the government soon so we can progress these as soon as possible.”

https://www.tewkesbury.gov.uk/news/making-our-high-streets-safer

Tewkesbury Borough Council – Reopening retail businesses

As many non-essential retail stores prepare to open their doors next week, Tewkesbury Borough Council is on hand to support local businesses with preparations to reopen safely.

Following the government’s announcement that all retail stores can reopen on Monday 15 June, the council’s environmental health officers and the business Growth Hub are providing tailored advice and support to help businesses meet their Covid-19 responsibilities.

The council would like to hear from owners of businesses in the borough who are preparing to reopen next week. Those who complete this short survey will be helping council officers to better understand which businesses are reopening and what they need, so that they can be offered tailored advice.

Councillor Rob Bird, leader of Tewkesbury Borough Council said: “We want to support business owners in their efforts to reopen in a way that helps keep employees and customers as safe as is practically possible. What we’re doing in time for 15 June is just the beginning – we will continue to work with businesses to assess the measures they put in place and will provide the support and advice needed, with the aim of getting our local economy moving again safely.”

Tewkesbury Borough businesses can find a wealth of information and practical help, such as templates and how-to guides by visiting: covid19.tewkesbury.gov.uk/support-for-business-to-re-open.

To keep up with the latest advice and support for local businesses during the pandemic, sign up to council’s business e-newsletter.

Tewkesbury Borough Press Release – Do you have a property to let?

Tewkesbury Borough Council is looking to team up with local landlords to help those struggling with accommodation due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

 With the financial strain hitting many households, some residents have not only lost their jobs, but their home too. Housing officers have seen a 100% increase in demand for temporary or emergency accommodation, when compared with the same time last year.

 The private lettings, sales and holiday-let market has also suffered and although restrictions are slowly being lifted, the pandemic has left many landlords with empty accommodation and no income. Housing officers are appealing to landlords in this situation to take advantage of Home Seeker Plus’s private lettings scheme. By signing up, they can enjoy a range of benefits, with many options available to help maintain rental income, even where a tenant might be experiencing financial hardship.

Councillor Gill Blackwell, lead member for housing, said: “We have seen a worrying increase in housing need since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. Landlords – and anyone wanting to bring an empty property back in to use – have a real opportunity to play a key role in making a difference to people affected directly by this crisis and the knock-on effects of the pandemic.

 “I’d urge landlords and property owners to get in touch with our private lettings team who can advise them about Homeseeker Plus and the support it offers both landlords and tenants, which will hopefully lead to sustained and consistent tenancies.”

 To find out more please visit: tewkesbury.gov.uk/homeseeker-plus-private-lettings-scheme