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TETBURY ADVERTISER

July 2021

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This month not only brings the lifting of lockdown restrictions (fingers and toes tightly crossed), but it also brings National Chocolate Day, arguably an even better reason to celebrate July. Chocolate has an almost magical ability to make life better and has safely become my new going out substitute during the lockdown days, well that and wine! Eating an ounce of dark chocolate each day actually has some health benefits, including reducing stress and blood pressure – do I need to convince you (or myself ) more, what are you waiting for?

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Useful Information CHURCHES Christ Church, The Chipping 01453 298389 St. Marys’ - C of E - Church St. 01666 500088 St. Michael’s - R.C. - The Green 01666 502367 Tetbury Community Church, 25 The Ferns 07739 909047. COMMUNITY CONNEXIONS TRANSPORT Sandford Park Offices, College Rd, Cheltenham GL53 7HX Tel: 0345 680 5029 COTSWOLD CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU TEL: 0808 800 0511 DOCTORS Phoenix Tetbury, Long Street. Tel: 01666 502303 The Tolsey Surgery, High Street, Sherston. Tel: 01666 840270 HOSPITAL Malmesbury Road. Tel: 01666 502336 OSTEOPATHS Tel: 01666 503599 & 01666 502214

Welcome to the July edition!

This year is different to many, not just because of Covid, but because the Tetbury Advertiser will be publishing and distributing its very own separate August edition. Back in February we took the difficult decision of cancelling it as the pandemic restrictions made it too difficult to safely produce and deliver it. We hope that this goes someway to making it up to our beloved advertisers, contributors and of course readers! Mary Roberts Editor

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Avening Primary School 61 Avening WI 35 Beauty Corner 6 Chelworth Bookworms 9 Cotswold Voluntary Wardens 10 Cotswold Youth Network 31 Dolphins Hall and Recreation Ground 30 Friends of Tetbury Hospital 54 Girlguiding 13 Greening Tetbury 27 History of Tetbury Society 14 Leighterton Primary School 17 Lion’s Den 5 Lion’s 200 Club 5 Mayor’s Piece 15 Men in Sheds 36 News from Christ Church 57 News from St Marys’ Church 44 News from St Michael’s Church 38 Shots from a Lawyer’s Gun 39 St Mary’s CE VA Primary School 25 Tetbury and District Footpath Group 45 Tetbury Art Society 41 Tetbury Bowls Club 58 Tetbury Camera Club 21 Tetbury Cricket Club 18 Tetbury Film Society 26 Tetbury Goods Shed 29 Tetbury Hospital 62 Tetbury in Bloom 22 Tetbury Library 42 Tetbury Nursery Playgroup 46 Tetbury Probus 34 Tetbury Theatre Group 49 Tetbury WI 50 The Feoffees and the Thirteen 53 U3A 23 Young by Name 4

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LOCAL AUTHORITIES Tetbury Town Council, Old Courthouse, Long Street. Tel: 01666 504670 (Mon-Fri 9am - 3pm) Council Info. Services, in Council Office. Email: executiveofficer@tetbury.gov.uk Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester. Tel: (01285) 623000 NATIONAL EXPRESS Bookings taken at the Visitor Information Centre. Daily return service from Cirencester to Heathrow. www. visittetbury.co.uk

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POLICE STATION The Old Courthouse, Long Street Tel: Emergency - 999, Non-Emergency 101 (note new number).

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Young by Name Here’s one way you can stop foreign travel restrictions spoiling your summer holiday this year: take a trip back in time instead. You don’t even need a time machine, HG Wells style. Instead, take yourself to a place in this country that was important to you in your past. Such trips can spark treasured memories that lurk in the back of our locked-down brains, as well as providing the opportunity to create new ones. A couple of weeks ago, I did exactly this, albeit by proxy. I took my 88-year-old father for a day trip to the Cotswold village of Todenham, near Moreton-in-Marsh. Two days after his seventh birthday – and the outbreak of the Second World War – my father, his two sisters and their mother had been evacuated to Todenham from the London suburb of Sidcup, on the edge of Kent. They considered themselves fortunate to be able to lodge as a family with my grandmother’s stepfather and his second wife, rather than being separated and sent to strangers, as so many evacuees were. On a glorious early summer’s day, together

with my sister and my daughter, we toured territory that was still very familiar to my father. The little village has not changed much in the last eighty years, at least on the outside. We enjoyed listening to my father’s recollections of his time at the village school, watching the village blacksmith at work, hunting for souvenirs from an enemy plane that crash-landed in a nearby field, and enjoying cosy family evenings playing games, reading and drawing by lamplight around the kitchen table. When we knocked on the door of the cottage in which he had lived in those days, the current owner – whom, we were glad to see, was taking excellent care of the house and garden – was hospitable and sympathetic. Although relatively new to the village herself, she was able to share news of many people he remembered from his childhood. His friend Dorothy Duckett had become a primary school teacher, for example, and his younger sister’s friend Valerie Poole had moved away but later returned to retire to the village they all loved. We strolled around the village, going to visit the village school (now the village hall) and the parish church which as a young evacuee he had attended every Sunday. Inside the church, an elderly lady, one of the churchwardens, was welcoming visitors. After a few moments of chatting to her, my father asked in sudden recognition, “Are you Valerie Poole?” Indeed she was, and together they shared memories that had lain dormant for over eighty years.

We returned from our day trip as refreshed, moved and inspired as from any foreign holiday. So, if you’re wondering where to go this summer, you could do worse than visit your old haunts, wherever your roots may be. As L. P. Hartley said in the famous opening line of his novel The Go-Between, “The past is a foreign country”. Best of all, there’s no compulsory quarantine when you return. Debbie Young www.authordebbieyoung.com

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Lion’s Den On October the 22nd we are holding our Annual Charter night Dinner Dance at Westonbirt School. We would welcome anyone who would like to attend this wonderful function in such a beautiful setting. The Dinner is being held in the Great Hall,. This is exquisite dining., dress code is Black Tie or Lounge Suit. Tickets are £45 per head. Reservations through myself on 07747608990. Our Men in Sheds are extremely busy in Herd Lane selling vegetable plants and will soon be selling fresh vegetables and salad season will soon be upon us. This is another operation that the “Lions” fund for charities. This is thanks to Ken White and his team. Please, pay them a visit, they are open every Wednesday between 10.00 am to 12.00 pm.

Sadly we are still curtailed by Covid restrictions. This means that we have not been in a position to support our regular organisations as we would normally. However, the 19th of July will soon be here and all being well we can all get back to normality. We were very pleased to have sufficient funds to sponsor the Tetbury Bowls Club in paying for four sets of Bowls to help the club set up a junior club. I think this is a wonderful opportunity for the juniors of our town to train and participate in another type of sport. In addition to this we have sponsored a

Shield which will be an added incentive for the juniors to receive a memory of their success in a tornament. We also had sufficient funds to help St Mary’s School to purchase books for the children to give wider experience of reading at home. It gives us the Lions great joy to be able to help the youth of our beautiful town. Normally, we wouldn’t deliver your ever welcome Tetbury Advertiser during August but this year is different and we are producing an August edition.

I heard that Jeremy and Sue Townsend are opening their Rose Gardens on Sunday the 4th of July between 2.00pm and 4.00pm in aid of Tetbury Hospital. In view of the lack of fund raising it’s much appreciated that local residents will step in and help the likes of Tetbury Hospital. Once we are out of lockdown we intend to hold an open evening to recruit new members to our ever hard working team of “Lions”. Finally, I would like everyone to know that I have chosen during my tenure to support Dementia. Maggie Heaven, Lion President

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Beauty Corner How do we stop or slow down ‘premature ageing’? The sun is our biggest enemy when it comes to ageing UV rays are hitting us all the time and we need to block as many as we can. Did you know, UVA rays are responsible for ageing, UVB rays are responsible for skin cancers and burning whilst HEV (High Energy Visible Light) – causes premature ageing and is emitted from electronic devices such as computers, televisions, and phones! Yes, a tad worrying! The problem is UVA is present all year round whether the sun is shining or not and HEV light travels even deeper into the skin than the ultraviolet rays! Therefore, when you are looking for an SPF make sure you are protected from all these rays by buying only products labelled as ‘broad spectrum’. There are two types of sunscreens ‘Physical and ‘Chemical’. You will be most familiar with chemical sunscreens. These are the

brands you would instantly recognise in your local supermarket or chemist. The active ingredients inside, absorbs the UV radiation to prevent them damaging your skin. Physical sunscreens generally have two ingredients zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, these are physical blocking particles that sit on the skin, whilst scattering and reflecting the damaging rays away from the skin – like

a physical barrier bouncing the rays away. Here are my top tips for loving and embracing spf… 1) SPF should always be the last product you apply, and applied generously, whatever the weather! 2) Make-ups and creams with ‘added SPF’ don’t cut the mustard – they help combat rays but please remember this is not their primary function, so protection will be minimal. I would really advise against using a ‘Jack of all trades’ product, and instead use a separate SPF – unfortunately, you can’t cut corners with skin as it will only come back to haunt you in years to come. 3) Products on your skin need to be layered. To get the most benefit make sure you allow each layer to dry. This might mean applying a serum (sitting and having your breakfast – letting that product absorb) before applying your SPF. 4) Factor30 or Factor50? A higher SPF number does not mean you will have better sun protection. It means you will remain protected in the sun for a longer period.

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Living with Bennett in her father-inlaw’s house, the loneliness and boredom eventually prompt her to volunteer for a new travelling library. Mrs Roosevelt, the president’s wife, was promoting the idea to encourage education in the more remote parts of the country. However, this decision does not endear Alice to her new family or neighbours as the key force behind the packhorse library is Margery O’Hare, regarded as the last remaining member of a no-good family of troublemakers. Despite her family’s misgivings, Alice is soon a key member of the small group of librarians who set out on horseback each day to deliver books to the remote cabins that scatter the mountains surrounding Baileyville. Some treat her with suspicion, others are grateful for the distraction that a few books can bring to the relentless toil that makes up their lives. The library, and the friends she makes within it, is also a distraction for Alice, struggling to make sense of her marriage. It is not long, however, before some of the leaders within the local community begin to push back against the existence of the library as it starts to have an impact on attitudes and the way people view the status quo. When Margery also starts to circulate information on the illegal practices that the mine owners use to gain advantage over their workers, it is only a matter of time before things come to a head.

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Costwold Voluntary Wardens After the recent wet and cold spell this has been really welcome to all I’m sure. We are, however, not the only ones welcoming the warm weather – the natural, wild, herbage adjacent to our footpaths have thrived and begun to encroach significantly in many areas. My photos this month illustrate how this can make the PROW difficult to negotiate – particularly if one is wearing clothes such a shorts suitable to the warmer climes. Brambles, nettles and other, less uncomfortable wild plants then need to be controlled as shown in the second photo. This section is a short access track between Cutwell and Parsonage Farms and was cleared by the Wardens on Tuesday the 8th of June We also repaired the stile access to the track and the steps to an adjacent PROW crossing the road passing Parsonage Farm on the same morning. We hope that the local walkers, both individuals and groups, will appreciate our efforts. The Wardens not only maintain the various paths within the Cotswolds but also take on “project work” supporting and developing the local environment – often in conjunction with local organisations and land owners. One such project is being developed with a land owner between Bath Road (around Bath Bridge) and Newnton Road, close to the sewage works. This work should involve the planting of around one thousand six hundred endemic trees and some areas of wild plantings and will be carried out in conjunction with the Sir William Romney school and some local and county council help. It should also provide two paths capable of being negotiated by the less-physically-able of our society and in preparation for these we have already installed a kissing gate to replace an older stile in poor repair on Bath Road. The final result should not only help to improve the local environment but also will contribute, in some small way, to efforts to combat global warming. I will write specifically about this project in a future entry.

Before Another service to the local community provided by the Wardens is the arrangement of guided walks. Unfortunately these had to be curtailed during the pandemic as larger groups (even outside) were not allowed. We have recently re-started these

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Girlguiding Girlguiding Tetbury is pleased to welcome Daisy and Lily as leaders in Guides. Daisy was a Guide and Young Leader and now she has returned to work in Tetbury we are delighted that she has come back to help. Lily moved here from the Midlands where she too was a Young Leader. Brownies are still looking for more leaders as currently Sue and Rachel are running both Monday Guides and Tuesday Brownies!

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Over the past difficult year many girls have left our units and so from September we will be looking to recruit both Brownies (aged 7 – 10) and Guides (aged 10 – 14) so please get in touch if you would like further information. If your daughter is one of those who have left and would like to return when we start indoor meetings again, please let us know. We would also be pleased to receive any centenary sweatshirts, neckers or other uniform if no longer required as these can be passed on. Most units have now started meeting face to face outside, with one still meeting on Zoom – the emphasis is on having some fun and so far, parents tell us we are doing this! It’s so lovely to see the girls face to face and to see and hear them chat with each other after over a year! So many activities have been tried in just a few weeks. The Guides have made sitters, made and fired catapults, taken part in a county sock challenge, cooked omelettes in a bag, made dampers on a campfire, made spaghetti and marshmallow structures, looked at tree identification, tried negotiating, collaboration and competing and looked at communication styles and methods. Outside the Brownies have blown bubbles, tried painting with water, made catapults and taken part in the sock challenge. On Zoom they have been looking at all things British and have designed and made a very British Theme Park. The Rainbows have been working on the Explore badge and had a go at Astronaut academy where they practised their balancing, accuracy, and physical skills. They have talked about survival skills and learnt a new song to remind them how to keep warm if ever stuck outside. They have also used recycled items to make collages of things they want to protect. We have a few more weeks of exciting activities before the summer break. In September we are looking forward to “normal” meetings back in our own Tetbury Malt House. We are very grateful to St Mary’s School and St Michael’s Catholic Church who have made our units so welcome over the past few years. Sue Doidge Tetbury District Commissioner

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History of Tetbury Society The ‘Cotswold Post’ was a local newspaper that was produced in Tetbury for a short while in the early 1980’s.

There were reports on local events such as Craft Shows and many photographs of participants. A good example was Major John Berkeley unveiling a plaque in Combers Mead Gardens, he said ‘I am pleased to see an old lorry park turned into something which will be of benefit to future generations’.

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This newspaper was independently owned and published by Cotswold Newspapers Ltd., Elgin House, New Church Street and then later at 4 Long Street. It covered the (South) Cotswolds but many items were based in Tetbury. The editor was Albert Gallienne. Initially it cost 5p in 1980, later it was free. ‘Here’s the new one!’ was the top headline to the first edition dated the 10th of October 1980 projected onto our screens. The newsprint was difficult to read online so Kathleen spoke about the reports. Viewers found the photographs easier and Brian Kimber, who was mayor at the time often featured as did the vicar, the Rev Michael Sherwood. There were many photographs of local groups.

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A very fully reported scoop was headlined ‘Crash ends gun drama’. A high-speed chase through country roads came to an abrupt stop in Tetbury it ended with a Volvo rammed into a wall and the driver laying in the road.

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Mayor’s Report Welcome, isn’t it nice to have had some sunshine! As a Town Council we are back holding our Full Council meetings in person as per legislation. I have been lucky enough to be given the chance to do a second term as Mayor for Tetbury and also Cllr Peter Coleman will remain as my Deputy Mayor. I have had the wonderful opportunity to present Inspiration Awards to two young people in our Town who have been spending their spare time fund raising for both Dementia and Cancer Research, so well done once again to Maisie and Dylan for all your efforts and for raising nearly £3,000 between you! As Mayor on the 5th of June I was able to launch the Greening Tetbury’s “Paint The Town Green” month, I was very impressed with both the commitment of Greening Tetbury, and all the businesses that participated in the initiative, from window and street displays, down to the advertising of how they are reducing their carbon footprint within their respective businesses. I would like to welcome Andrea Payne as our new Town Council Health and Wellbeing CoOrdinator, Andrea is currently undertaking a period of training. The Town Council offices will also continue to facilitate the Baby Hub, which is held from July all day on a Thursday every week. Andrea will also be involved in some work to assist Cotswold District Council in the ‘Roll Out” of provision and activities in the Summer Holidays, please see below. Do your children receive free school meals? Do you struggle financially but not quite meet the criteria for your children to have free school meals? If so, Cotswold District Council are working with Gloucestershire County Council and the Department for Education, to fund food and activities in Tetbury, and throughout the Cotswold district, during the summer holidays. The scheme will be available for up to four days a week, for four hours a day over four weeks of the holidays. There may be a limit on how many sessions each child can attend, depending on uptake. Further information about dates, locations, food and activities will be released via your children’s school, Cotswold District Council’s website, Town and Parish Councils and local organisations. So, look out for emails and posters! If a lack of transport is a barrier for your child/children to attend this scheme please let us know on your booking form as funding is also available to transport your children, to and from the venue. Tetbury Town Council, and various organisations throughout the Cotswold district have offered their offices and staff to help you book onto these schemes, using their technology. Please call 0787163912 for further information on dates, timings and access to this service. Please let me take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful Summer Break, although the Town Council holds no meetings in the month of August, the office continues to remain open for business as usual. Cllr Ann Pearce Mayor Tetbury Town Council A paid-for feature

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Leighterton Primary School we have been able to make donations to our school for key items to enhance our children’s school experience. A virtual visit from Father Christmas, personalised Mother’s Day gifts and treats from the Easter Bunny have all helped to raise funds, raise smiles, and bring much enjoyment. As a PTFA of a village school, we are exceptionally lucky to have close relationships with our families, teaching team and local communities – all who overwhelmingly support us in everything that we do.

Last month we were delighted to post out our PTFA Welcome Packs to our new September ‘21 families. PTFAs play a central role in enhancing the school experience, and at Leighterton Primary School our extremely vibrant PTFA is no different. We want to ensure every family gets the best experience from their time at our school and we believe the PTFA has a pivotal role in fulfilling this. From making friends, to putting on events and feeling connected with our children’s education, involvement

with the PTFA can offer so much. Over the past fifteen months, PTFAs across the country have had to find new ways to engage with their families and local communities. We have needed to be more innovative than ever with our fundraising and challenge ourselves to do things differently. At Leighterton we are extremely proud to have been able to continue with our successful track record of fundraising and

But it is not just about fundraising. PTFAs are a great way to meet new people, put your life experience to good use and, on occasion, challenge yourself to do new things and learn new skills! Volunteering and helping others has never been so important, and as a PTFA, we are proud that our young people can see their grown-ups giving up their time to make a difference to the lives of others. As we rapidly approach the last term of the academic year our focus turns to ensuring we provide a memorable send off for our Year 6 leavers and their families. There really is no better motivation for getting involved in your PTFA than knowing you’re creating life-long memories for our children and their families.

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Tetbury Cricket Club The sun has finally arrived and cricket is being played to its max at Tetbury CC… … and what a relief that is after all the rain…I’ve suddenly realised how obsessed you become with the weather when you are trying to facilitate cricket training and organise matches! The Under 9’s teams are going from strength to strength, winning their first league game against Quedgeley & Hardwicke CC and winning their division at Stroud CC’s Under 9 Festival. What a great start for them all – well done. The Under 13’s girls and the Under 11’s boys have also started their league games and further matches for the Under 13’s boys and Under 11’s girls will be coming

...August Edition News... We will be publishing a separate August edition for the first time, copy date is 15th July! We look forward to receiving your contributions. up in the next few weeks to get them off the starting blocks. With all these teams, the numbers of attendees at youth training on a Saturday morning is great to see and anyone new is always welcome to join us from 10.00 am at the Recreation Ground. We’d like to thank Malc & Liz Philby from Tetbury Hardware who is currently supporting our Youth teams by donating the money from their collection bucket in the shop – so if you are in there getting your essential items anytime soon and

have some spare change please think of us. Our Women’s Softball team have played their first two league games against Stinchcombe and Hawkesbury and quite amazingly won them both! What an incredible start for our team who only first met and started training at the end of April. The Men’s First and Second teams continue to play home and away on Saturday afternoons and last weekend saw convincing wins for them both. Paul, our chairperson, has also realised one of his ambitions for the club and has started up an Over 50’s training session at Sunday lunchtime with a promising turnout on the first two Sundays… again if any of you are interested, please come along. And finally, I would like to pass on my thanks to all our sponsors of the club teams who make this all possible, so thank you Soft Water, Fine & Country, Lifestory, Carcare, Diligent Robot and Capelli’s! On a final note, with the school year not too far from finishing, remember we are running a Dynamo’s Cricket Summer Camp from Monday the 26th of July to Friday the 6th of August for our youngsters. It is a great opportunity to develop both cricketing and social skills, so do take a look at what is on offer!

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Tetbury in Bloom With July arriving, the summer season is now well upon us… …with the planting of the town having been completed at the end of last month. Our time over the next twelve weeks or so will be spent following a two-week rota making sure that the areas we tend are visited and maintained every other week. Deadheading, weeding and generally keeping everything looking neat and tidy is our main focus, together with the added task of watering all the freshly planted areas, especially during any hot dry periods. Once the bedding plants have become established though, they should be able to withstand reasonable drought conditions, making their maintenance a less time-consuming and odious job. It took us several years of trial and error to find the best bedding plants to use to give maximum impact for minimum effort and the most successful we have found has been the bedding geranium, hence why we now use them every year. Even using the larger potted variety of geranium wasn’t as

successful as the smaller bedding variety, as we found they tended to need far more watering to sustain them when newly planted. The bedding variety appears to find it much easier to become established and although it may take them two or three weeks to come into full flower, once they do, their vibrant colours create an eyecatching display.

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Our longed-for exit from Covid19 restrictions has been postponed but… …our members are nevertheless eager to get back to as normal as possible and more groups are now meeting face to face. The Gardening Group had a very successful coffee morning at Northfield House in Tetbury and are looking forward to meeting again in July in a lovely garden

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churchyard to take part in the National Churches Count on Nature project. This is a joint initiative promoted by Caring for God’s Acre and the Church of England. It brings local people together to discover the wildlife in their local churchyard, recording the species they find and combining their results which are then collated on the National Biodiversity Network, a nationwide database of wildlife in the UK. The children had a brilliant time and really enjoyed hunting out the mini beasts living there. I’m not sure the mini beasts felt the same way! Sadly, we didn’t meet the resident hedgehog, but it was a great opportunity to develop children’s curiosity in their local environment.

Every cloud has a silver lining, and the coronavirus pandemic has certainly… …given us an excuse to spend even more time outside in our amazing space. Throughout June children have been participating in several activities that have encouraged them to think about their environment and develop their spirituality. As part of their Forest School activities, children were invited to visit St. Mary’s

Our reception children also visited St Mary’s Church earlier in the term to meet Poppy and learn about the Church as a special place. The children found out all about the building and they also had the opportunity to lie down in the church and listen to a lovely piece of music, experiencing the beauty and the peace surrounding them. Year 3 children have been planting bee friendly plants in the school grounds as part of their science topic. They have dug out the flower bed, planted and cared for the plants to encourage the bees and studied and learnt about the importance of bees in our eco-system.

St Mary’s CE VA Primary School Year 4 children really enjoyed exploring our town in June when they went on the walk looking at all the wonderful ‘Greening Tetbury’ window displays, and they were given the very important job of judging the winning display! Our PTA are currently creating a beautiful art installation from rocks painted by members of the school community at the front of the school as a positive memorial to this time. When it is completed, I will publish some pictures. It is lovely that the whole school has come together to contribute. 2021 has been another challenging year at St. Mary’s School, however these times have brought us closer as a community. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the people of Tetbury throughout the pandemic and with your support we have been able to address some of the difficulties faced by our most vulnerable families. We keep our fingers crossed that the next school year sees less disruption. Happy summer holidays everyone! Jo Woolley, Headteacher

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Tetbury Film Society Tetbury Film Society is delighted to welcome members (new and old) to its 2021/22 season. As restrictions are lifted and life begins to tentatively return to normal, we are busy planning a new and interesting programme. The only thing missing is an audience! As a traditional film society, our aims are to “provide access to film to the whole community by means of a varied programme … in a social setting”. We also wish to support alternative films and emerging directors; promote international film and culture; and share a love of film. It’s not like a book club where we discuss and critique the film afterwards – we just sit back, immerse ourselves in another world and wait to be amazed.

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The Greening Tetbury (GT) flag flew outside the Town Council offices for the whole of June, celebrating the collaboration between GT and our local businesses - and raising awareness of the ways in which we can all reduce our energy use and our carbon emissions.

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Transport GT volunteers are talking to the Town Council and Cotswold District Council about the electric charging points planned for Tetbury. With a supplier now selected, it won’t be long before West Street car park and other town locations offer electric vehicle charging. Electric cars and bikes for hire in Tetbury?! It only takes 25-30 users to make this a possibility through Co Cars. Complete the survey at: www.greeningtetbury.org before the end of July to help make this happen or go to https://BIT.LY/CCTetbury.

Food If you would like to be involved with produce sharing, including plants and cuttings, or creating an Apple Day for Tetbury, contact Emanuelle at:greeningtetbury@gmail.com Farmers are amending their practices. To find out more, GT is hosting a public meeting at The Goods Shed on Wednesday, the 22nd of September, under the title ‘The Answer Lies in the Soil’. Come and find out more! Bookings at www.shed-arts.co.uk.

face meeting. Please come and join us. Everyone is welcome between 10.30-12.30 on 10th of July at The Wild Carrot Cafe, near Chavenage House on Chavenage Lane.

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Come and join us! If you have a special interest or expertise in any of our action groups, do let us know! GT is growing through the enthusiasm of its members. We now have two new trustees, Anne Cox (leading the Co Cars initiative) and Jessica Willows (who has degrees in Environmental Geoscience and Atmospheric Science). New members are always welcome. Email membership@ greeningtetbury.org. Membership is free (or you can make a donation).

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Crikey, we are already halfway through the year and the Shed continues to slowly open back up to more and more visitors. In July we are delighted to be hosting the new exhibition of David Bent’s art of flight collection – inspired by the Red Arrows. This is the first time that these iconic works will be displayed together at the Good Shed. Leading modern aviation artist David Bent was first invited to collaborate as Artist in Residence with the Red Arrows in 2006. This remains to this day and David is the artist most closely associated with the team. With wonderful use of colour, expert detail and creativity, his work perfectly showcases both the excitement of flight and its inherent beauty. David’s art reflects the precision and engineering excellence of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team capturing the imagination of those who see and are inspired by his pieces - just as the Red Arrows do with every performance and display. Our first two Piano Clubs were warmly welcomed by performers and audience alike, and we are looking forward to our

next gathering on the 28th of July. Building on the popularity of our Tea Concerts originally brought to the Shed by Will Cook - we offer talented amateur pianists the chance to perform on our wonderful piano to an appreciative audience whilst enjoying a tasty “something” from our Whistle Stop Café. Now then - can you help us please? We have a wonderful team of Volunteers here at the Shed and we are grateful to every single one of them, but we can always do with a few more (we are especially short on gentlemen right now). There are a range of opportunities for you all to get involved with, across all aspects, whether helping with the various events or more practical skills including maintenance and gardening. For more information, please contact Kate Raw, our latest team member here at Tetbury Goods Shed on admin@shed-arts. co.uk or telephone 01666 505496. Which is a nice way of introducing Kate to a wider audience. She joined us in early June and is settling in nicely. Her prime responsibility is to our Volunteers: looking after them generally, organising coverage at our events and ensuring our performances run smoothly. She has a lot of experience in the performing arts, being extensively involved in local theatre, visual arts, and the music scene; a trained vocalist and multi-instrumentalist performing

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Dolphins Hall and Recreation Ground If you asked me to pick two words to describe… …trying to build a community building right now, I would need to pick frustrating and slow. Having been hit by the triple whammy of delayed funding, the global pandemic and Brexit causing large price increases and a worldwide shortage of materials it can sometimes feel like we are trying to wade our way through treacle. As I write this, in mid-June, we are currently waiting on revised planning permission. On marking out the building on the site it was decided that it would be better if the building was moved by about three metres to both reduce how far the building came into the rec and to allow a bigger access space between the two planned new buildings. This small move required us to submit a planning revision which has so far taken eight weeks. This has delayed us getting final prices and being able to place an order for the buildings steel frame as the architect cannot release construction drawings, even though the building design has not changed, until planning is approved, just in case the planning office request a change based on the buildings new position. Anyway, by time you read this hopefully the revised planning will have been approved and a steel order will have been placed which will allow the groundworks to have started. The trustees are determined to make this happen and will keep going until we finally get there. The recent sunny spell brought hundreds of people out onto the rec to enjoy the sunshine. It is always great to see the rec being so well used. Sadly, this increased usage also saw a huge increase in the amount of litter that was left on the rec. The rec belongs to us as a community, and we would just like to appeal to the community to work together to look after it. Please can you make sure you either put

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It has been a busy time recently at Inspire to Aspire. We launched Stow youth club and have been fully booked each week. We are delivering five resilience and wellbeing groups this term. one online and four in schools, reaching forty six young people!

Residents are invited to contribute and work with Cotswold District Council on their Green Infrastructure Strategy, which will aim to boost green and open spaces as part of the Council priority to respond to the climate and ecological emergency and produce a plan for the future of the Cotswolds that is green to the core. Details can be found at news.cotswold.gov.uk.

Bourton on the Water Junior club launched on Monday the 31st of May at 6.00 pm with a colour festival. For more information you can email hello@inspiretoaspire.club or text/phone 07768875377.

CYN Roadshow During half term the Cotswold Youth Network visited thirteen towns and villages across the Cotswolds. The events featured some fun activities, including a ‘silent disco’ and provided a great opportunity for young people to share their views about what matters to them most, and hear about opportunities in their communities. Everyone who attended was given useful information on where they can get support and a goodie bag. The events were supported by organisations including World Jungle, Young Gloucestershire, Inspire to Aspire, The Door Youth Project, Prospects and Cotswold District Council. Over the week we met with nearly two hundred young people and heard directly from them about the challenges of living in the Cotswolds and how they felt about their life. A full report on the roadshow will be available shortly.

HAF Programme Sarah & Jacqui at Cotswold DC have been tasked with pulling together a Holidays and Food programme in partnership with Gloucestershire County Council and youth organisations in the Cotswolds which aims to provide Holiday activities and food for children on free school meals across the summer holidays. This programme also aims to be accessible to other children and young people not on free school meals. Fingers crossed there will be lots of fun activities for children to take part in this summer. FMI : Contact Sarah Clifton Gould

Spotlight on Young People Fourteen year old Aliya joined Cirencester Markets on the 5th of June to fundraise for a once in a lifetime opportunity expedition to Nambia. She made some beautiful hair accessories which she sold at the Saturday Market .

The new strategy outlines a number of key recommendations that could be taken to benefit the district as a whole, as well as focusing on the seventeen settlements where major development is most likely to happen. Members of the public and key stakeholders are now invited to share their views on the strategy, which will out to consultation until the 26th of July.

Future Me Resources Future Me are a team of young people from across Gloucestershire – They came together as Future Me Youth Representatives in August 2020 to be representative of young people across the county, but more importantly to connect with other young people to allow them to share their views and experiences of growing up in the county. Information is power, and we want to transform the way young people aged 14 - 25 years access information and inspiration to help them on the road to becoming adults. Their mission is that Future Me Gloucestershire is for young people, about young people and by young people. As Youth Representatives, we are producing interactive resource packs designed to share information and links to helpful support, resources and information on a range of topics, such as: Mental Health and Wellbeing and Education, Training and Employment, which can be found on the following website: /www.gloucestershire.gov.uk

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Avening WI Whenever possible we have got together in small numbers and walked to various places including, Cherington Lake; along the Stroud canal tow path and the Macmillan Way from Avening to enjoy coffee at the Wild Carrot Cafe in Chavanage. Our Zoom coffee mornings have been popular. Last month, each member received a little parcel of Neal’s Yard facial products and then a few days later we had a Zoom pamper session run by one of their senior consultants, Aimee Poole. It was a lovely way to spend a couple of hours. In June, John Butterworth talked about the history of The Lion Hotel in Shrewsbury, an old coaching inn, and all the famous people that have stayed there.

There are lots of plans in the pipeline for when things return to normal. Our Committee has been incredible during the pandemic, working hard to keep in touch with our members. Birthday cards, Christmas cards and plants for ‘special’ birthdays have been distributed. In the Autumn we celebrated our birthday with cake and hyacinths to grow. We

were pleased to get lots of photos of the resulting flowers. Yvonne Crew, one of our oldest members, reached ninety years old and we had a Zoom get together to congratulate her. Following our success with the hyacinths, we are now trying to grow chilli plants from seed. All through lockdown our monthly News & Views has been produced by Bridget full of recipes, quizzes, news from members and photos of various craft projects.

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Having read in the village magazine, The Villager, about our ninetieth birthday, Michael Metcalfe has made us a multi-coloured rag rug during lockdown. He even found a 1930’s penny to sew into the rug. It was received by a special motorbike delivery! Shirley Hand, Avening WI

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Men in Sheds With the threat of frosty mornings having now completely subsided, work is progressing well on the Herd Lane allotment and the fruits of our labour, not literally, will soon be available for purchase over the wall. Along with our regulars, new customers are always welcome. We have no set price list for any of the produce, we just ask for a donation to the Lions. We have a few paper bags available but if you can bring your own, it would be most helpful. We are on site every Wednesday between 10.00 am and 12.00 pm. We do work hard for a little while but generally stop at 11.00 am for drinks, cake and of course a chat. That would perhaps be a good time to call by. With the easing of the Covid lockdown restrictions we are now preparing for the second and perhaps more important phase of the Men in Sheds project, the launch of the workshop. Housed in a large container unit offering extensive natural lighting, this part of the project is located on the industrial estate in Cirencester Road (where the kebab van is located). The location is ideal as it is very unlikely, whether working indoors or outside, that noise disturbance will be an issue. With an eclectic range of tools in place (some of which need some attention) and

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News from St Michael’s Church We have enjoyed some beautiful sunshine recently; nature is at it’s very best. Animals in the fields, lovely green grass, bales of hay ready to be stored, when I drive from Tetbury to Cirencester with the sun shinning through the trees, it’s beautiful. Due to the times that we have been in since last March and are still in as we wait for confirmation of lockdown easing, it is good to remember God’s beauty around us. It is difficult to get the timing and numbers gathering right. We are getting there; a lot of people have had two injections and now the lower age groups are getting theirs too. We must not forget the NHS and all key workers who have worked hard during the Pandemic. The numbers of those attending funerals have increased to the number of the building but remembering social distancing. Who can forget the image of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth at her husband’s Prince Philip funeral walking into the chapel and then sitting alone? Weddings can also take place with increased numbers to how many the building will hold but still with a few restrictions.

and the other parishes that he has served in the Diocese of Clifton. We had planned a joint parish Mass with St Peter’s followed by a picnic. What ever we do, we hope that he enjoys himself! We look forward to Father celebrating many more years in His Ministry. During July the schools, colleges and universities will finish for the summer holidays; after what has been a turbulent eighteen months in Education. We wish them all well, however, we send our 130208 GLC Williams

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News from St Marys’ “I’ve got so much to be thankful for.” What a lovely positive thing to hear, I can’t count the number of people that have said that to me over the past eighteen months, which is wonderful. In all that we have coped with, with all the ways we have been isolated and missed beloved familiar things, yet people have said to me, time and again: “Do you know, I’ve got so much to be thankful for.”

grateful thanks for the difference you have made in my life through the viral pandemic”. We’ve already given a postcard to every child at St Mary’s School, and are distributing them around town. Who would you like to thank? Of course, thankfulness will be at the heart of our 10.00 am Service in St Marys’ Church on Sunday the 4th of July. We’ll be thanking God for all the blessings poured out into our lives, and the life of the community. And thanking God for the ways we have been comforted and supported when times have been difficult.

I’m so grateful for this hopeful outlook, which has certainly helped me through. People then talk about everything from enjoying our beautiful countryside to heartfelt appreciation of the support of friends and neighbours … and actually seeing family more regularly on Zoom than in normal times! I’ve been surrounded by people who count their blessings, and that has helped me remember to count mine. So, what a great time to celebrate our UK Thank You Day on Sunday the 4th of July. The picture here is the postcard produced by Gloucester Diocese, everyone is invited to use a card to write to someone “with

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priest in Gloucester Cathedral on Saturday the 26th of June. And it will be the first time we have had our main 10.00 am act of worship in the church building – hoping to also live stream as we won’t be on Zoom that day. So do come along at 10.00 am on Sunday the 4th of July if you can. After the 4th, we are still finalising our plans, but we think the services will return to Zoom for the rest of July, and a full return to the church building on Sunday the 1st of August. If you want to keep in touch with our plans, contact us and we will add you to the mailing list. Email: office@ tetburychurch.co.uk So, make sure you are ready for Thank you Day, because you know what they say: “A thankful heart is a happy heart.” It will be good to spread a little thankfulness and happiness. And who will I be thanking? All those lovely thankful people who’ve cheered me up all year, of course. Thank you! With love and prayers, Poppy

It doesn’t stop there! Because our lovely Curate, The Revd Pauline Setterfield, will also be leading the Service of Holy Communion for the first time, following her ordination as

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Tetbury and District Footpath Group Tuesday the 6th of July 10.00 am meet at the Goods Shed. Cotswold Water Park, cars needed. Starting from South Cerney following the towpath of the disused Thames and Severn Canal to Cerney Wick, around the lakes and returning along the old railway track. Distance 5 miles, Grade A. Leader: Phil Woodcock 01666 504108 philipdwoodcock@btinternet.com Tuesday the 13th of July 2.00 pm meet at the Goods Shed. Sherston. Brook End, Lordswood House and Farm and back to Sherston. A fairly level walk using field paths and tracks, with a small amount of road walking at the start and end. Distance 5 Miles, 2.5 hours Grade A/B. Leader: Ian Thomas 01666 502939 thomasik42@gmail.com

June certainly provided us with some glorious weather for walking, with firm conditions underfoot. We have completed a variety of walks around Tetbury. These have included visits to Chedworth (including the Roman Villa), Beverston, Coates and into the Golden Valley.

We remain cautious about Covid but I’m pleased to say we continue to attract new members. If you are interested in joining us, please go to our website (tetburywalkers. co.uk) where you will find out how to contact us. Our annual subscription is £6 pp p.a. or £12 for a couple p.a. Due to limited numbers, to join our walks you must book with the Leader in advance. Our upcoming walks for July are:-

Tuesday the 20th of July 2.00 pm Meet at the Goods Shed. Shipton Moyne from the Cat and Custard Pot the walk heads out past the Church and Hodges Barn through the Escourt Estate to the River Avon. Crossing the Fosse Way it heads across the fields towards Brokenborough, circling round towards Upper Fosse Farm, before returning up Cranmore Lane to Shipton Moyne. Distance 5 miles, Grade A. Leader: Jane Bell 07718 967299, janeb@openda.com Tuesday the 27th of July 9.30 am meet at the Goods Shed or 10.00 am at the Purton Bridge Car Park Grid Ref SO 6922 0417. Cars Needed. A walk along the Sharpness Canal viewing the “Purton Hulks” and the remains of the Severn Railway Bridge, then into Sharpness to see the Vindicatrix memorial. Return across country for views across the Severn Estuary. Leaders: David & Maggie Smith david. dr.smith@gmail.com, 01666505869 For all these walks we will meet at the Goods Shed and all need cars. Please remember it is essential to book onto the walks with the leader to help us stay Covid safe. This month’s photograph is of St Arild’s Church at Oldbury on the Hill which we visited at the end of May. Well worth a visit.” John Burton, Chairperson Tetbury & District Footpath Group

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Tetbury Nursery Playgroup It’s been very exciting for the children to have some visitors to playgroup over the last few weeks, after a long time with very few. Our first was the photographer who took some lovely pictures of the children in our garden. The next visitors were two separate classes of older children from St. Mary’s Primary school, who included us in their walks around Tetbury to view and judge the great ‘Paint Tetbury Green’ window displays. We’ll find out the results soon, so fingers crossed, but even if we don’t win prizes the children have really engaged in all things to do with re-using and recycling. Our pre-schoolers have shown great knowledge of how home recycling works, many of them help with the task at home and are familiar with the

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who likes collecting shiny ‘gifts’ that humans have left in parks and woods near his home, but soon realises such gifts have a negative impact on his local area and his wildlife friends. Generally we use a lot of recycled objects as craft and play materials, during this particular focus our recycled robots were a firm favourite, along with fish made from milk bottle tops and turtles made from scrap paper. All our children made a green or blue handprint to create our ‘Hands of our Future’ world picture. In last months advertiser we talked about making the transition from playgroup to primary school as smooth as possible. Creating a blended approach is important, so the children can enjoy their last few weeks at playgroup without worrying about what comes next, but at the same time gradually introducing them to some of the aspects of what will be their new environment in a couple of months time. As part of the process it’s been great for the teachers from St. Mary’s to come down and 14:38 visit, to run activities and meet the children joining them from us in September. The children have also had the opportunity to go up to their new school/s to visit, take a look around and start to familiarise themselves with their new surroundings. For our 2021 Pre-school graduates we have been able to work out staggered sports day and leavers presentations, and an end of year party, obviously following the latest government guidance. It’s been fantastic to see each one of them develop their personalities and skills over the years, some of them having joined us as babies in our creche. We will miss them all. We thank their families for the support during their time with us, and we wish them all the best for their time at primary school and beyond. If you’re looking for a playgroup or preschool space for your child for next year, then please get in contact with us, email us at tetburynurseryplaygroup@ eygloucestershire.co.uk visit our Facebook page or give us a call on 01666 504855. Tetbury Nursery Playgroup

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We are looking forward to our first trip out on the 19th of August…

Playhouse. We go in the morning which gives us time to walk around the beautiful city of Oxford, lunch, shop or visit the Botanical Gardens and then go to the theatre for the matinee.

…when we are off to the Mill at Sonning to see “Two into One”. This is a comedy which we thought would be suitable after the last year and we will also be having lunch there, so a lovely day out.

The Playhouse was founded as The Red Barn at 12 Woodstock Rd, North Oxford in 1923 by J.B. Fagan. The Playhouse is now Oxford Playhouse, which is an independent theatre designed by Sir Edward Maufe and built in 1938. The theatre is a listed Grade II building situated on the south side of Beaumont Street, opposite the Ashmolean

Another great day out we used to do (hopefully again soon) is to the Oxford

A charitable trust runs the Playhouse, through a professional management and direction team, as a theatre for the local community. Like much of North Oxford, Oxford Playhouse is owned by St John’s College. It was closed for some years over funding issues but is now refurbished with a hundred and sixty-four seat capacity in the main auditorium. Oxford Playhouse has close relations with Oxford University and is the home of the Oxford University Dramatic Society. We decided not to have a summer outing as things are so uncertain at the moment but hopefully, we can look forward to visiting the National Arboretum next year. If you would like any details about Tetbury Theatre Group do visit our website www.thetetburytheatregroup. com or telephone our chairperson Helen Price 01666 503187 or Diana Challis our membership secretary 01666 503768. Celia Bayes, Tetbury theatre Group

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were very pleased that Diane could speak to us over Zoom instead. As Community Liaison Officer at the M5 site, Diane gave a highly informative Outreach Presentation about the Municipal Waste Recovery Treatment Facility that ensures the reduction of landfill from the one hundred and thirty thousand tonnes of Gloucestershire waste! Diane took several questions from the Zoom audience, and we all learned so much about what happens to our waste once it is collected from our homes. While restrictions have now been extended, our planned get together at the Goods

Shed for our July meeting has sadly had to wait for a few weeks more. The Fish and Chip Supper Special train trip with GWSR, originally scheduled for the 3rd of July, must now also wait until restrictions allow. Our July meeting will once again be via Zoom when we gather on Monday the 12th of July to hear from the Baroness Bolsover, who promises a deliciously entertaining Afternoon Tea Talk, we look forward to seeing you there. Tetbury WI welcomes members from Tetbury and the surrounding villages. Jennifer Walsh, Tetbury WI

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Further to last month, when I told you about the partnership work… …the Feoffees are involved in, with both the Town Council and Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, I am pleased to confirm that the Tetbury Kingfisher is now proudly in place at the Millennium Green. What is so lovely is that the artist who completed this Kingfisher is Tetbury born Gemma Compton and I am sure you will all agree with me that it is beautiful. Please download the Trail App or find the map at www.kingfishertrail.org and enter the code on the plaque, as you discover the Kingfishers throughout the Cotswolds this summer.

person, after such a long time, however until restrictions are eased, we will be unable to meet with the Thirteen. However, I would like to thank them for their continued support in our work, which has been invaluable during this time. If you use Preston Park as part of your daily exercise, please note that in July the cows are due to return, so could I ask you to please ensure that all gates are kept shut.

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We are pleased to say that we are starting to plan our outdoor fundraising events again if possible. This is exciting news after such a long time away from the community. Our initial events will take the form of garden openings, talks and walks. We will be sure to keep you updated on our website www.friendsoftetburyhospital.co.uk and Facebook and Instagram pages. Please follow us and like and share our posts.

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We took part in this national week of biodiversity recording at our Chipping Steps graveyard. Several of us met on a gloriously sunny day, had a friendly chat, and surveyed the progress of our work there. We did a count of the trees, flowers, and creatures. Ben Jackson of Greening Tetbury identified the species, and I wrote the names down. It astonished me that in quite a small patch of land we counted forty species of plants and trees, and over a dozen species of insects and birds. We will do our best to celebrate the goodness of God’s creation and to preserve and encourage this biodiversity and to develop the area as a quiet sacred space, a sanctuary for creatures and people.

News from Christchurch Coffee Pot We meet to share coffee and chat together on Wednesday mornings between 10.30 am and 11.30 am – for the time being meeting at the Priory Inn on London Road where we have three or four adjacent tables. Do pop along and join us there and order your latte, americano or cappuccino. I like to think we are reasonably friendly!

Sunday Worship Our principal reason for existing is to worship God and grow as disciples of Jesus Christ. We do this in our times of worship, through praise and celebration, through confession and intercession, in song and prayer, in music and silence, in reflecting on the stories in scripture.

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Making and sticking to your 2015 fitness goals Tetbury Bowls Club

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Avening Primary School You could have been mistaken for thinking you were standing on the sidelines… …of The Tour de France last week if you heard the clanking of cowbells and general hullaballoo made by the Hawks class as they took part in their own Tour de Avening School in the top playground. Joined by one of our parents, Mr Boyle who works in the racing industry, the class learned all about the professional world of cycling and took part in practical activities, including learning to change a wheel and repair a puncture during a race. The children cheered their fellow classmates on using castanets, bells and other instruments to generate as much noise as possible as they raced in an inter-house competition on a special bike that Mr Boyle had brought along with him known as ‘The Squirrel’. It was wonderful to take part in the Greening Tetbury #paintthetowngreen initiative for June. Our Eco-Councillors put together a Climate Change Quiz for children, which was on the Greening Tetbury stall on Saturday’s throughout June. Thank you to the Greening Tetbury team for the opportunity to be involved in such a positive project within our wider community. The school is currently alive with the sound of music as our KS2 pupils prepare for their end of year production, which will take place in July. The children will be performing ‘Hoodwinked’, a modern musical adaptation of the classic tale of Robin Hood. A special marquee has been hired to enable the performances to take place in the school playground with socially distanced audiences attending each performance. Rehearsals are well underway and everyone is so excited at being able to perform together as all KS2 children are now in the same bubble within school. Before then, the Owls class also have their two day outdoor residential to look forward to at the end of June. The class, accompanied by several members of staff, will be travelling to Copsegrove Farm Park in Bisley where they will put up tents to camp in and spend the two days taking part in activities such as den building, pond dipping and creating natural art. The pupils will also be designing and making pitfall traps to capture and identify minibeasts. As the evening draws in, there will fireside activities including music, games and toasting marshmallows. We are incredibly grateful to Avening Church education committee who have funded the trip for all Avening children making it cost free for parents. For further information about this busy place of learning, please see our school website: www.avening.gloucs.sch.uk. Avening School Team

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Tetbury Hospital There are so many of you that know everything about Tetbury Hospital. From our journey as part of the NHS to becoming the independent healthcare provider and charity that we are today, delivering the best in care that is safe, effective and centred around the patient. There are some of you that have been involved with the hospital over the years as GPs, Board members, Volunteers and Staff. Your contribution and efforts have been, and still are, extremely valued and we are indebted to you. In saying this we also

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