Vacancy for Assistant to the Town Clerk – CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Administrative role at Tewkesbury Town Council to assist the Town Clerk with a diverse and interesting range of duties.

Based in offices within the Town Hall in the middle of the High Street, your duties will include assisting the Town Clerk with the management of the Council’s Committees and their delivery of services to the people of the Town.

You will have responsibility for communication with local authorities at all levels, community groups and service providers as well as the general public. You will be expected to work as part of a small friendly team, as well as on your own initiative. Within your flexible approach to working hours, your organisational abilities will be called upon on a daily basis, as will your IT skills.

You will need to have previous senior administrative experience, preferably with Local Government experience.

To apply please download the vacancy documents.  If you would like to have an informal discussion with Debbie, the Town Clerk please telephone 01684 294639.

Job Description
Person Specification
Application Form

The closing date for applications is 10am on Tuesday 28th August 2018
Interviews will be held by arrangement

Refuse & Recycling Collections – Monday 19th March

All collection crews will be out and as long as it is safe to do so, all bins and caddies will be emptied.  If any bins or caddies cannot be accessed safely (for example on the hills etc), Ubico intends on returning either Tuesday morning or at the latest by Friday.  Residents are advised to put their bins and caddies out as normal, and leave them out if safe to do so if their collection does not happen on Monday.

Any missed bins or caddies from Monday 19th March should be reported to Tewkesbury Borough Council online or by phoning customer services after Tuesday, thus giving Ubico enough time to carry out as many collections as possible by the end of Tuesday if required.

Refuse & Recycling Catch-up Collections

From Monday, Ubico will be carrying out the catch up collections for refuse and recycling bins that were missed on Friday 2 March.

  • Blue recycling bins will be emptied Monday 5 March
  • Green refuse bins will be emptied Tuesday 6 March

 Food and garden waste

Unfortunately there are not enough collection vehicles to empty the brown garden waste bins from Friday therefore these will be emptied on the next scheduled day which is Friday 16 March. See note below about extra garden waste. There will not be any catch up food collections as there are no spare food waste vehicles to collect it. The next food waste collection will be Friday 9 March.

Please note:

Garden waste collections on Monday 5 March and Tuesday 6 March will not take place as these vehicles are being used to collect the weather impacted refuse and recycling collections. 1 or 2 bags can be put alongside the garden waste bin on the next collection. This is the same for the garden waste collections from Friday 2 March only. Excess garden waste can also be taken to the household recycling centres at Wingmoor Farm near Bishops Cleeve or Hempsted in Gloucester.

 Please see this link to the web article which also contains information on reporting missed bins etc:

It is expected that there will be missed bins / reports for the next fortnight or so and Ubico are aware of this so will be planning extra trips if needed. Customer services will also be able to post out blue bags should people miss Monday’s blue bin catch up but are happy to wait until the next collection.

Severn Ham Repairs & Curlews

A message from the Severn Ham Committee Chair

Work is about to commence on repairing the leaks on the Severn Ham.  The work is short term and disruption to walkers and dog walkers alike will be kept to a minimum, however it is advisable that you keep away from the part of the Ham while this work is being carried out by Severn Trent.

Great news – the Curlews are back on the Ham and I would respectfully ask all our dog walkers to keep their dogs on leads.  I know its a big ask as the Ham is a lovely place for dogs to run free, but the birds are very rare and a protected species.  We consider it a privilege to have the Curlews nesting on the Ham and therefore I would very much appreciate your co-operation in this.

Many thanks

Councillor Pete Aldridge

Town Clerk News

The Town Clerk, Helen Railton-Price, has left Tewkesbury Town Council after more than three years’ service to pursue other opportunities. We thank her for her contribution to the Council during that time and wish her well for the future.

Debbie Hill has been appointed as Interim Town Clerk.