Severn Trent works on the Severn Ham

Severn Trent have been working hard on the Severn Ham to repair the leak in the water main, in very challenging conditions.  Not only have they been replacing the pipe, but they have been taking steps to minimise the damage to the Site of Special Scientific Interest and will complete remedial restoration work to the site once all the work has taken place.

As you can see from the photograph below, there was a significant leak.

Administration Assistant Vacancy (part-time)

Salary Range NJC 5-6 (£18,795 – £19,171) pro-rata
20 hours per week (fixed term until 31st March 2021)
NEST Pension

Tewkesbury Town Council is looking to appoint an outgoing, motivated and innovative part-time Administration Assistant to support the work of our friendly Town Council Office in the heart of Tewkesbury

The hours of work are normally Monday – Thursday 10:00 -15:00. The post holder will be required to provide cover for most school holiday periods.

This is a varied role and duties include but are not limited to: dealing with enquiries, taking bookings and taking payments from members of the public by phone, email or face to face in Reception, maintaining up-to-date council and community information and publications on noticeboards and the website (e.g. minutes, agendas, posters), managing the Mayor’s diary, dealing with enquiries in respect of council owned buildings, moorings and playparks, general administrative duties and assisting with the production of documentation.

You will have excellent communication and keyboard skills and the flexibility to deal with a variety of situations and tasks. Ideally you will be creative and able to use publishing software such as Publisher/Canva or be prepared to train for this. You will need to be able to work under pressure, using your own initiative, but also working as part of a team and be able to deal with changing priorities.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellent organisational and administrative skills with good attention to detail as statutory deadlines must be met.

Closing date for the receipt of applications is 17:00 on Friday 29th November with interviews scheduled for Thursday 5th December 2019.

The application pack can be downloaded here


Flooding Update – 16/11/2019 @ 17:00

A sustained peak for the river levels in the Severn and Avon is expected to take place this evening, into tomorrow and potentially Monday.

The Environment Agency has been in contact with approximately 30 properties that may be liable to flooding and have advised them of appropriate action to take, today it has had three officers on the ground making visits.

The county council’s website details lists of current road closures:

Here are some useful links, for official agencies:

GCC Highways

Met office

If you need to contact someone from the Town Council 0ver the weekend, please call our emergency planning member, Simon Raywood on  01684 292544.

Flood update from Tewkesbury Borough Council

Tewkesbury Borough Council are monitoring the situation with regard to flooding in the Borough at the moment.  Currently the major rivers (Severn & Avon) are within normal levels.  There is some localised flooding of roads and tributaries. 

There is a limited supply of sandbags and any vulnerable individuals requiring them should contact the Borough Council.  Anyone else requiring sandbags should either purchase them from builders merchants or use other means, such as black bags filled with soil.

 Gloucestershire County Council Highways Department are monitoring the situation on the roads.  The Fire Service, Police and the Environment Agency are also monitoring the situation. Current is to try and avoid flood waters wherever possible.

 The good news is that the rain is forecast to stop early / mid-afternoon and the situation should improve quickly although there may still be some run off from fields / mountains locally so the advice to take care will remain.

For all of the latest updates please visit: