25th January – Suspended waste and recycling collections today due to inclement weather

Tewkesbury Borough Council and Ubico have taken the decision to suspend all waste and recycling collections today as the road and pavement conditions are hazardous. The operations team have travelled some of the routes this morning and reported the conditions are very slippery for both the crew members pushing and carrying containers, as well as the HGVs they drive.

There is an added concern regarding the number of parked cars on the roads due to people working from home which will have added to the challenge of driving the routes safely.

The missed collections will take place over the week with the crews adding today’s rounds over the rest of the week. It is hoped to get them done by Friday but may possibly be into Saturday.

Residents are asked not to report their bin as a missed bin, but to leave the containers out and the crews will be along this week at some point to empty them.

Bulky item collections will be rebooked through Customer Services.

New dates – Warm & Well’s energy saving webinars 2nd & 3rd February

Warm and Well Winter Webinars 2021

Warm and Well are pleased to offer a series of short webinars aimed at helping you to support struggling families this winter.

‘Full of very useful knowledge I can use to support my service users in addressing/resolving some of their issues and improve their lives’

‘ The tips for saving money- good, really useful info I can share with service users to help them and also tips I can use myself.’

There are 4 sessions over 2nd & 3rd February lasting 20 minutes each with a Q&A session at the end.  If you attend all 4 sessions, you can gain a CPD accreditation in ‘Fuel Poverty Awareness and Energy Use at Home’. You can book by simply clicking the session in this Eventbrite page; https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/warm-amp-well-17718577870

  • Health in a cold home and COVID19
  • When should you be concerned about energy welfare?- signs to look out for.
  • How can we save money on home energy this winter?
  • What Funding is available for improving your home?

Speed Restriction – TTRO 0141 A438, Mythe Bridge, Tewkesbury

Please be advised of the following temporary speed restriction:

A438 Mythe Bridge, Tewkesbury

The section of the above road (as per attached plan) will be subject to a temporary 20mph speed restriction from 07.00 08/03/2021 until 18.00 12/03/2021.   

The restriction will be in place whilst Atkins/GCC carry out maintenance work to the bridge parapets and bollards.

If you require any further information regarding this restriction please contact Gloucestershire Highways on 08000 514 514.

Mythe Bridge A438 ttro plan

A message for the new year from Tewkesbury Town Mayor

When I took on the role of Town Mayor in May we were in lockdown and were holding remote Council meetings and all events were cancelled. Little did I envisage that we would still be in a similar situation at the end of the year. It has been a very taxing time for many people and in different ways. Many have struggled with the isolation from family and friends and worry about work and money. Let’s hope that things improve in 2021.

We must be thankful for all the key workers that kept essential services going such as Hospital Staff, Doctors, Emergency Services, Carers, Schools, Shop Workers, Council Staff, Delivery Drivers and many more.  Also credit to the volunteer groups and individuals who visited friends and neighbours providing shopping, meals or just to have a chat.

The Town Council is looking for nominations  for people to receive a special Community Award in recognition of their work during 2020 relating to the pandemic.  More details can be found on Town noticeboards and the website.

Many businesses have had to adapt in order to keep trading. I have tried to visit as many in the town as I can and hope that we will all continue to support them in the coming months.

I encourage everyone to have the Covid 19 vaccination when offered it then all the sacrifices that have been made over the last nine months will not be in vain.

Best Wishes to you all for 2021. Stay safe.

Cllr. Aldridge

Where to recycle your Christmas tree in Tewkesbury Borough

Get 2021 off to a green start by recycling your Christmas tree at one of 11 locations around Tewkesbury Borough.

Trees can be taken to any of the places below from 6 – 24 January 2020:

  • Webbs Garden Centre, Evesham Road, Bishop’s Cleeve
  • Dundry Nurseries, Bamfurlong Lane, Staverton
  • GL3 Community Hub, Cheltenham Road East, Churchdown
  • Gotherington Nurseries, Gretton Road, Gotherington
  • Greenway Nurseries, Main Road, Shurdington
  • Tewkesbury Garden Centre, The Mythe, Tewkesbury
  • Brockworth Garden Centre (formerly Wyvale), Shurdington Road, Brockworth
  • Pamington Farm, Pamington Nr Tewkesbury
  • Over Farm Market, Over, Nr Gloucester
  • Norton Garden Centre, Tewkesbury Road, Norton
  • Primrose Vale, Shurdington Road, Bentham

Those subscribed to Tewkesbury Borough Council’s garden waste collection service also have the option of using their brown garden waste bins to recycle their trees. Small trees can go in the bin but trees taller than two meters (six feet) will need to be cut in half and put out next to the bin.

Residents can also recycle their Christmas trees at any of the Household Recycling Centres in Gloucestershire, but you must prebook your visit to gain access to these sites.

Lead member for clean and green environment, Councillor Jim Mason, said: “The Treecycle scheme has been running for many years and is hugely popular with Tewkesbury Borough residents. Please do use it if you have real tree to dispose of so that it can be composted and used to help the environment in many different ways.”

Please remove all decorations and pots from your trees before leaving them at the locations above.

Remember to social distance when recycling your tree!

Flooding Update 23rd December 2020

There are currently a number of flood warnings and alerts across Gloucestershire.

For more information, please visit:

https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/warnings?location=Gloucestershire

For advice on preparing for flooding, please visit:

https://glosprepared.co.uk/

For a full list of road closures, please visit:

https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/highways/roads/roads-in-severe-weather/current-road-closures

In the event of a major flood event; deliveries of filled sandbags will be made available to vulnerable people (eg disabled or older residents). If you are vulnerable and need sandbags delivered, please phone us on 01684 295010 (or out of hours 01684 293445).

Tewkesbury Town Council