Grant funding secured to enable completion of Warwick Place play area refurbishment

Tewkesbury Town Council is delighted to have been awarded two more grants towards the refurbishment of Warwick Place Play Area in Prior’s Park, Tewkesbury. The grants for £15,000 from Barnwood Trust and £2,000 from Gloucestershire Playing Fields Association will enable the project to be completed in the late Autumn.

The work will include making the park accessible for all users and the installation of numerous swings, a roundabout, picnic tables and benches.

Tewkesbury Town Council and Heart of Prior’s Park (HOPP) have been working together for three years to plan and fundraise for the refurbishment.

Chairman of HOPP; Gavin Preedy said, ‘Fundraising for a project of this size is never easy and we are extremely grateful to Barnwood Trust and Gloucestershire Playing Fields Association for their grants and to Tewkesbury Town Council for their investment of £32,000 in our community. The completion of Phase 1 in May has made a dramatic difference to the number of people using the park and we can’t wait for Phase 2 to be completed later this year.’

Tewkesbury Town Mayor; Cllr Terry Walker said, ‘As a Town Council we work hard to improve the facilities for the residents of Tewkesbury, and we look forward to them enjoying the completed park in Warwick Place. We would like to thank the Barnwood Trust and the Gloucestershire Playing Fields Association for their support of this project and for helping to make it a place that everyone can access and enjoy.’

Martin Hawkins from Barnwood Trust said, ‘We are very pleased to contribute funding to Warwick Place Playground through our Community Spaces Capital Grant. We hope it will help revitalise this important local space where everyone is made to feel welcome. It is an excellent example of a community-led project, at the heart of an established residential area. The project will cater for the needs of everyone, including disabled children and their families, with new accessible play equipment, paths and benches for all.’

Tewkesbury Borough Council launches EU Settlement Scheme

Tewkesbury Borough Council is working with the Home Office to support the area’s most vulnerable and hard to reach citizens applying to the EU Settlement Scheme.

The EU Settlement Scheme is designed to make it straightforward for EU citizens and their family members to stay after the UK leaves the EU.

The assisted digital service provides face-to-face support for citizens in the UK who don’t have the appropriate access, skills or confidence to complete the online form.

Tewkesbury Borough Council’s lead member for customer focus, Councillor Mike Dean, said: “We always go the extra mile for our customers, so I’m pleased we’re able to offer this support from our Public Services Centre in Tewkesbury. It’s great to be able to guide customers through a process that can seem complicated and intimidating – our friendly customer service advisers are on hand to help.”

The deadline for applications is:

•           30 June 2021 if the UK leaves the EU with a deal

•           31 December 2020 if the UK leaves the EU without a deal

The service is by appointment only.

To book, please phone 03333 445 675 on Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm or Saturdays from 9am to 4pm.

 

Town Councillor Vacancies – Tewkesbury Town South Ward

There are two vacancies available for co-option to the Town Council, for Tewkesbury Town South Ward.

For more information please contact the Town Clerk, Debbie Hill on 01684 294639 or email: townclerk@tewkesburytowncouncil.gov.uk

Application and eligibility forms and more details can be found here.  Co-option pack – July 2019

All completed forms need to be returned to the Town Hall by 1st July 2019 and the co-option will take place at the Full Council meeting on Monday 8th July 2019.

 

The Wurzels come to Tewkesbury

Somerset legends, The Wurzels are performing in Tewkesbury at The Watson Hall on Saturday 27th July. They will be supported by Imprints, a Shanty-Folk-Rock cider fuelled explosion from Bristol. Doors open at 7pm. Standing tickets are priced at £18 each are available to purchase through the What’s On section of the Town Council’s website.