A417 Missing Link – Notification of Statutory Consultation

A417 S47 Consultee Letter

Notification regarding the consultation on Highways England’s proposed A417 Missing Link, which would improve the connection between two dual carriageway sections of the A417 at Brockworth bypass and the Cowley roundabout. The proposed development would provide a 3.4 mile (5.5km) new dual carriageway, with a grade separated junction at Shab Hill linking the new A417 to the A436 for journeys towards Cheltenham and Oxford, and to the B4070 to Birdlip.

The attached letter is notice of Highways England’s consultation from Tuesday 13 October 2020 to Thursday 12 November 2020.

The attached letter provides further information on the proposed scheme, how to access the consultation documents, and how to submit a formal response to the consultation.

To allow Highways England time to collect and assess all responses to this consultation before finalising our application, please ensure your response reaches us by 11.59pm on Thursday 12 November 2020.

Should you have any queries about this correspondence, the proposed scheme or the consultation, please contact us via a417missinglink@highwaysengland.co.uk or by phoning 0300 123 5000.

The consultation is now live (Tuesday 13 October 2020) and will run until Thursday 12 November 2020.

You can view the consultation materials on our website here; including our consultation booklet and a summary of feedback from the 2019 consultation. Our webchat function where customers can speak to our project team in a private 1:1 conversation will be live from later today, and will run over the next few weeks at dedicated times.

We’re hosting five live question and answer events with our project team, focusing on different topics and specialist areas. At these events, our project team will give a short presentation to camera and then take questions from attendees. You can submit your questions using the chat function, which can be used anonymously.

Theme Date Time
Safety, traffic and engineering Monday 19 October 9.30am – 11am
Landscape, wildlife and habitats Tuesday 20 October 9.30am – 11am
Local access and public rights of way Wednesday 21 October 9.30am – 11am
Land, property, business and tourism Thursday 22 October 9.30am – 11am
Looking ahead – submission, examination and construction Friday 23 October 9.30am – 11am

You can register for these by emailing A417MissingLinkatAirBalloon@highwaysengland.co.uk.

Web: https://highwaysengland.co.uk/projects/a417-missing-link/

Covid-19 Mobile testing unit in Tewkesbury.

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

Please do not contact the site owners!

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

If you don’t have an appointment you will not get a test!

Mobile testing unit location : Check here


Tewkesbury RFC, Gander Lane, Tewkesbury, GL20 5PG

Appointments available for Tuesday 20th and Monday the 26th of October


Temporary Road Closure U47814 St Marys Lane: Ref/70992 – 5/10/2020 to 5/12/2020

Please be advised of the following temporary road closure:

St Marys Lane, Tewkesbury

The road above will be closed (as per the attached plan) from 08.00 05/10/2020 to 17.00 05/12/2020  

This is to allow for urgent external plaster and roof repairs to an historic timber frame building.

If you require any further information regarding this closure please contact Gloucestershire Highways on 08000 514514.

St Marys Lane Tewkes Oct 20

Sealed Order St. Mary’s Lane

Signed Has Made Notice – St. Mary’s Lane

Temporary Road Closure U47803 Red Lane: Ref/71094

Please find attached the notice expressing the intention to temporarily close the above road.

Signed Intend To Notice – temp closure

sealed order red lane

Red Lane, Tewkesbury

The road above will be closed (as per highlighted area on attached plan) from 08.00 19/10/2020 to 17.00 30/10/2020  

This is to allow for Overlaying High Voltage Cable works by Western Power Distribution.

Should you have any further queries regarding this closure, please contact the Gloucestershire Highways helpline 08000 514 514.

Tewkesbury Borough Council welcomes grant applications from groups supporting communities.

Tewkesbury Borough Council is urging voluntary and community groups to apply for funding from its Covid-19 Emergency Community Fund if they have had to respond to exceptional challenges during the Covid-19 lockdown.

So far, over 60 grants totalling nearly £60,000 have been paid to organisations supporting communities in Tewkesbury Borough including charities, neighbourhood projects, parish councils, sports clubs, and voluntary groups.

The grant programme has helped to support a diverse range of projects such as community food schemes, art projects to improve mental health, community radio, social groups, and projects keeping vulnerable people connected.  Grant applications have been received from established organisations as well as new volunteer-led groups emerging as a result of the pandemic.

Charitable organisations across Tewkesbury Borough (and voluntary and community groups with charitable aims) can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 to deliver projects or services that meet the Tewkesbury Borough Covid-19 Emergency Community Fund criteria.

The fund remains open and officers are focussed on ensuring that voluntary and community groups have the essential funding they need to continue to support the health and wellbeing of their communities during this challenging time. Groups may be looking for funding to support the following areas:

  • Reducing social isolation – supporting people who are feeling particularly isolated or lonely as a result of social distancing.
  • Improving mental health– supporting individuals affected by Covid-19 and helping vulnerable people to feel more confident in a changing world.
  • Celebrating volunteers – ideas to retain volunteers and show appreciation for their commitment during the lockdown.
  • Ensuring financial sustainability – costs associated with establishing new community groups which have grown out of specific needs during the pandemic.
  • Strengthening communications – ensuring groups have access to the internet, social media, IT equipment, training for volunteers and staff.

Grants can also support with costs relating to reopening community facilities such as additional cleaning, cleaning equipment, PPE, signage and hygiene products.

Organisations can apply up to three times for a Covid-19 Emergency Community Grant. Applications from organisations and groups based outside of Tewkesbury Borough are welcomed if they can demonstrate how they are supporting people and communities living in the borough.

Lead member for communities, Councillor Clare Softley, said: “We are so pleased that this grant scheme has funded some amazing work in the borough, supporting vulnerable groups at an incredibly challenging time in our lives. We know that this work is far from over and encourage voluntary and community sector organisations to get in touch and apply for some financial support.”

Debra from the BeSocial Club for older people in Winchcombe received a grant to help fund cleaning equipment and hygiene products. She said: “Thank you so much for your grant! We are absolutely thrilled that Tewkesbury Borough Council has chosen to support us. The grant will enable us to open our doors with peace of mind that the centre is as clean and safe as we can possibly make it.”

For more information about the Covid-19 Emergency Community Grant criteria and how to apply, visit https://www.tewkesbury.gov.uk/forms/emergency-grant-for-charitable-organisations-and-community-groups

Celebrating Gloucestershire Day!

On September 21 2020, we are be celebrating the first annual Gloucestershire Day. #GlosDay will be an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the people, places, businesses and plans that make our county so incredible.  You can participate by sharing images of the county or community groups on social media with the tag #glosday


Bin collections over the August bank holiday

Waste and recycling collections will be a day later than usual after the August bank holiday next Monday (31 August).


Catch-up collections will run from Tuesday 1 September through to Saturday 5 September. Normal collections begin again on Monday 5 September.  Anyone who is unsure of their collection day can find out by visiting: tewkesbury.gov.uk/recycling.


Usual collection day Bank holiday collection day
Monday Tuesday 1 September
Tuesday Wednesday 2 September
Wednesday Thursday 3 September
Thursday Friday 4 September
Friday Saturday 5 September