Become a Local Councillor #MakeAChange

Tewkesbury Town Council are encouraging all sections of the community to consider standing in the upcoming Local Elections on May 2nd 2019. No experience is necessary, individuals just need to live or work in Tewkesbury and be passionate about this community.

Town Mayor, Councillor Chris Danter, said ‘Becoming a Local Councillor is a great way to get involved with your community and to also help shape the services and projects that the Town Council will deliver. Local Councillors are closest to their communities and are best placed to find out what the real local issues are and how to overcome them.’

Applications to become a Local Councillor are welcomed regardless of race, culture, ability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, marital status, religious affiliation, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status. Diversity within the council means that it has a greater range of skills, experience and knowledge and that it better reflects the community it serves.

For more information visit https://www.nalc.gov.uk/our-work/elections

Or call the Town Council offices on 01684 294639 or pop in for an informal chat about standing.

Curlew on the Severn Ham

Tewkesbury Town Council is pleased to be able to report that the Curlews have returned to the Severn Ham – spring is here! Curlews, Skylarks and Redshanks, which have all bred, or attempted to breed, on the Ham in recent years, nest on the ground and are, therefore, very vulnerable to disturbance.

Signs are in place to remind visitors to keep to the footpaths, especially when the grass is long and requesting that dogs are kept on a lead so that the curlews aren’t disturbed during their nesting season.

For more information about curlew, please visit www.curlewcall.org or if you would like to report seeing the curlew – we are particularly interested on where on the Ham you have seen them, please post below!

Extension to M5 Tredington Bridge Work

We have received an update from Highways England regarding the M5 Tredington bridge deck refurbishment scheme.

 The original dates were that the full closure of the overbridge would be in place until Sunday 24 February and that the overall scheme would be completed by Sunday 17 March 2019.

 Due to unexpected defects found in some of the concrete, which require further repairs, these dates have changed as the programme has been extended.

 The revised dates for completion of the scheme are now as follows:

 Phase 1 – total closure of the overbridge – now scheduled for completion on Friday 3 May 2019

Phase 2 – temporary two-way traffic lights and end of the scheme – now scheduled for completion on Thursday 30 May 2019

The diversion route for the full closure of the overbridge will remain the same.  Diversion Route

 

Please note that whilst we always aim to work to the programme, unforeseen circumstances may mean slight changes to it. We will always aim to notify you of any major changes within the programme, but please monitor www.trafficengland.com/<http://www.trafficengland.com/> to keep up-to-date.

 

If you have any queries or comments about the works and would like further information, please contact the Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 or by email: info@highwaysengland.co.uk<mailto:info@highwaysengland.co.uk>.

 

Waste Collections Friday 1st February

If you were due a waste or recycling collection on Friday 1st February and it has not been collected, please bring your bin in over the weekend and place back out by 7am Monday 4th for collection either Monday or Tuesday.  Weather dependant operatives should have caught up by Tuesday as well as completing Monday & Tuesday’s rounds as normal.

2019 Tewkesbury Town Civic Awards

We are looking for nominations for the 2019 Tewkesbury Town Civic Awards

Do you know an individual or group who have made an outstanding and positive contribution to the local community and demonstrated exceptional community spirit and civic responsibility?

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Adult Civic Award and the 2019 Young Person Civic Award.

All nominations must be submitted by 28th February 2019.

Civic Award Nomination Forms

Civic awards terms of reference – 2019

If you require any additional information, please contact the Town Council on 01684 294 639