Remembrance Sunday Arrangements – 8th November 2020

2020 has been a year like no other we have experienced. The current restrictions on large gatherings mean that unfortunately we are not able to meet as normal to remember and parade together on Sunday 8th November, but that does not mean that Tewkesbury won’t be remembering.

We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to find a suitable and legal alternative way of holding our Remembrance Service.

A small service will be held in Tewkesbury Abbey.  Due to social distancing requirements the numbers able to attend will be very limited and it will be by invitation only.

However, we will be live streaming the event via the Abbey webpages, so please do join us to ‘virtually’ Remember and the retiring collection for the Royal British Legion will now take place via their website https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/ways-to-give/donate.  With many poppy sellers unable to go door to door this year, the Royal British Legion would greatly appreciate any support you are able to give them.

Again, due to the current ‘rule of six’ there will be no wreath laying around the Memorial Cross this year, however, if you would like to lay a personal wreath at the War Memorial in the Abbey, the Abbey will be open for you to do so from 1.30pm to 3.30pm on Sunday 8th November.  The wreaths will then be transferred to the Cross by 11th November.

Thank you on behalf of:

Tewkesbury Town Council

Tewkesbury Abbey

Royal British Legion

Temporary Road Closure U47814 St Marys Lane: Ref/70992 – 5/10/2020 to 19/12/2020

Please be advised that the following road closure has been extended until 19/12/2020 at the request of the applicant in order to complete the necessary works.

St Marys Lane, Tewkesbury

The road above will be closed (as per the attached plan) from 08.00 05/10/2020 to 17.00 05/12/2020  

This is to allow for urgent external plaster and roof repairs to an historic timber frame building.

If you require any further information regarding this closure please contact Gloucestershire Highways on 08000 514514.

St Marys Lane Tewkes Oct 20

Sealed Order St. Mary’s Lane

Signed Has Made Notice – St. Mary’s Lane

Temporary Road Closure U47803 Red Lane: Ref/71094

Please find attached the notice expressing the intention to temporarily close the above road.

Signed Intend To Notice – temp closure

sealed order red lane

Red Lane, Tewkesbury

The road above will be closed (as per highlighted area on attached plan) from 08.00 19/10/2020 to 17.00 30/10/2020  

This is to allow for Overlaying High Voltage Cable works by Western Power Distribution.

Should you have any further queries regarding this closure, please contact the Gloucestershire Highways helpline 08000 514 514.

Tewkesbury Borough Council welcomes grant applications from groups supporting communities.

Tewkesbury Borough Council is urging voluntary and community groups to apply for funding from its Covid-19 Emergency Community Fund if they have had to respond to exceptional challenges during the Covid-19 lockdown.

So far, over 60 grants totalling nearly £60,000 have been paid to organisations supporting communities in Tewkesbury Borough including charities, neighbourhood projects, parish councils, sports clubs, and voluntary groups.

The grant programme has helped to support a diverse range of projects such as community food schemes, art projects to improve mental health, community radio, social groups, and projects keeping vulnerable people connected.  Grant applications have been received from established organisations as well as new volunteer-led groups emerging as a result of the pandemic.

Charitable organisations across Tewkesbury Borough (and voluntary and community groups with charitable aims) can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 to deliver projects or services that meet the Tewkesbury Borough Covid-19 Emergency Community Fund criteria.

The fund remains open and officers are focussed on ensuring that voluntary and community groups have the essential funding they need to continue to support the health and wellbeing of their communities during this challenging time. Groups may be looking for funding to support the following areas:

  • Reducing social isolation – supporting people who are feeling particularly isolated or lonely as a result of social distancing.
  • Improving mental health– supporting individuals affected by Covid-19 and helping vulnerable people to feel more confident in a changing world.
  • Celebrating volunteers – ideas to retain volunteers and show appreciation for their commitment during the lockdown.
  • Ensuring financial sustainability – costs associated with establishing new community groups which have grown out of specific needs during the pandemic.
  • Strengthening communications – ensuring groups have access to the internet, social media, IT equipment, training for volunteers and staff.

Grants can also support with costs relating to reopening community facilities such as additional cleaning, cleaning equipment, PPE, signage and hygiene products.

Organisations can apply up to three times for a Covid-19 Emergency Community Grant. Applications from organisations and groups based outside of Tewkesbury Borough are welcomed if they can demonstrate how they are supporting people and communities living in the borough.

Lead member for communities, Councillor Clare Softley, said: “We are so pleased that this grant scheme has funded some amazing work in the borough, supporting vulnerable groups at an incredibly challenging time in our lives. We know that this work is far from over and encourage voluntary and community sector organisations to get in touch and apply for some financial support.”

Debra from the BeSocial Club for older people in Winchcombe received a grant to help fund cleaning equipment and hygiene products. She said: “Thank you so much for your grant! We are absolutely thrilled that Tewkesbury Borough Council has chosen to support us. The grant will enable us to open our doors with peace of mind that the centre is as clean and safe as we can possibly make it.”

For more information about the Covid-19 Emergency Community Grant criteria and how to apply, visit https://www.tewkesbury.gov.uk/forms/emergency-grant-for-charitable-organisations-and-community-groups

Celebrating Gloucestershire Day!

On September 21 2020, we are be celebrating the first annual Gloucestershire Day. #GlosDay will be an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the people, places, businesses and plans that make our county so incredible.  You can participate by sharing images of the county or community groups on social media with the tag #glosday

 

Bin collections over the August bank holiday

Waste and recycling collections will be a day later than usual after the August bank holiday next Monday (31 August).

 

Catch-up collections will run from Tuesday 1 September through to Saturday 5 September. Normal collections begin again on Monday 5 September.  Anyone who is unsure of their collection day can find out by visiting: tewkesbury.gov.uk/recycling.

 

Usual collection day Bank holiday collection day
Monday Tuesday 1 September
Tuesday Wednesday 2 September
Wednesday Thursday 3 September
Thursday Friday 4 September
Friday Saturday 5 September

 

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