From 5th January a Tewkesbury Shopper bus service will operate on a Friday morning between 09:30 – 12:00.
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Following the full council meeting on Tuesday 5 December, Tewkesbury Borough Council has voted in favour of adopting the proposed Joint Core Strategy (JCS).
Gloucester City Council adopted the strategy on Thursday 23 November 2017 and Cheltenham Borough Council has a full council meeting scheduled for Monday 11 December. All three councils must vote in favour of accepting the plans in order for the JCS to be adopted.
More detail regarding the strategy can be found on the JCS website: https://jointcorestrategy.org
What is JCS?
The Joint Core Strategy (JCS) is a really important document that will affect everyone that lives and works in Gloucester City, Cheltenham Borough and Tewkesbury Borough. It sets out the identified need and location for employment and housing sites and associated infrastructure up to 2031.
To help shape this future development, the JCS sets out a long-term vision for the area together with policies relating to important issues such as flooding, green belt and affordable housing. These policies are vital because they will essentially define what developers can and cannot do in the JCS area.
The strategy is based on an evidence base. This is a key point, because it means that our preferred approach to future development isn’t based on our opinions, but is founded on impartial and independent evidence. Examples of documents that sit within our evidence base include a green belt review, flood risk assessments, housing needs assessments, housing land availability assessments and a full review of infrastructure needs.
The JCS must also comply with national planning policy guidance set by the government and it must be based on local, statistical evidence such as population changes and economic forecasts.
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To the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty,
Our Sovereign Lady Elizabeth
By the Grace of God
Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,
Head of the Commonwealth of Nations, Defender of the faith.
We, the Mayor, Councillors and people of this ancient town of Tewkesbury do send to
your Majesty and his Royal Highness,
Prince Phillip Duke of Edinburgh, our most loyal greetings and congratulations on this
your 70th Wedding Anniversary.
We joyfully recall that wonderful November day in 1947 when the drabness and sadness
of the second world war was set aside with a rainbow of colours; with your household
troops once again in their full ceremonial scarlet.
The mall full of the sounds of marching bands and the glorious cacophony of the hooves
and jingling harness of the household cavalry.
These sights and sounds we had almost forgotten; that made your wedding day even
We thank you both for your selfless devotion to the people of this island and to your
lands beyond the seas.
May almighty God continue to bless your glorious reign.
Given to my hand this 20th day of November in the Year of our Lord
Two Thousand and Seventeen.
COUNCILLOR PEGGY CLATWORTHY,
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN
CRIED FROM THE TOP OF THE TOWER OF The Abbey Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Tewkesbury
by Michael David Kean-Price – Town Sarjent and Common Crier
Formerly of your Majesty’s Royal Regiment of Horse Guards (The Blues)
Sharing Heritage: Tewkesbury Museum celebrates a £9,400 Heritage Lottery Fund Grant.
Tewkesbury Museum has received a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Sharing Heritage grant, it was announced today. This exciting project, ‘Memories of Ashchurch’, led by Tewkesbury Museum, has been given £9,400 to to tell the story of Ashchurch Army Camp, and find out more about its remarkable history and its influence on the town of Tewkesbury.
Tewkesbury Museum collects and preserves objects of relevance to the history of the area covered by the town and surrounding villages. With an emphasis on voluntary support, our exciting new project will give the community a chance to discover the rich, colourful and sometimes troubled history of Ashchurch Army Camp.
This oral history project aims to collect memories about life, work and the Army at Ashchurch. We will hold reminiscence workshops and event days, interviewing people with a connection to Ashurch Army camp, both military and civilian. Your stories will be at the heart of this project.
‘Memories of Ashchurch’ creates exciting new opportunities for Volunteers, who will receive Oral History Training, learning new skills in researching and documenting our interesting local history. Volunteers and staff will work together to produce fascinating educational resources for both young and old alike. If you would like to volunteer with us, please get in contact with the staff at Tewkesbury Museum.
Commenting on the award, Curator, Maggie Thornton said ‘This project will give a unique insight into the history of the camp and its influence on the town of Tewkesbury. I am very excited to be working on this project, I’ve always been interested by the relationship between the American Soldiers based at Ashchurch and the local population of Tewkesbury in the Second World War. ‘
Volunteer Graeme Kilgour said ‘after volunteering at the museum for around 4 years, I have been entrusted to run this project with Maggie. I am very excited to learn about the history of Aschurch Army camp, having heard stories about it all my life. I look forward to sharing these with the community. This project creates a great opportunity for people to volunteer at the museum and learn new skills. I am very excited!’
Nerys Watts, Head of the Heritage Lottery Fund South West, said: “The Ashchurch Army Camp is an important part of the local history and heritage of Tewkesbury. Now, thanks to National Lottery players, members of the public will get the chance to explore and preserve the heritage of the army camp through the ‘Memories of Ashchurch’ project, focusing on the relationship between the army camp and the town. This will lead to a permanent exhibition at the Tewkesbury Museum, along with learning resources and events.”
Your local Newtown Ward Town Councillors will be holding a surgery at the Boys Brigade HQ on the 8th October at their Coffee Morning between 10:00 and 12:30.
The following roads will be closed between 09.00 and 09.45 on Sunday 11th November in order to facilitate the annual Remembrance Parade:
The following roads will be closed between 10.40 and noon on Sunday 11th November:
Traffic flow through the town will be maintained via Sun Street / Oldbury Road / Barton Street.