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Useful Information CHURCHES Christ Church, The Chipping 01453 298389 St. Marys’ - C of E- Church St. 500088 St. Michael’s - R.C. - The Green 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: 502303 The Tolsey Surgery, High Street, Sherston. Tel: 01666 840270. HOSPITAL Malmesbury Road. Tel: 502336. PHYSIOTHERAPY Tel: 501766. CHIROPODIST Tel: 504228. OSTEOPATHS Tel: 503599 and 502214.

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1st – 9th June –Gloucestershire Guild Crafts See the advertisement in this issue 2nd June – St Marys’ Choral Evensong Please see the article in this issue 4th June – Dolphins Hall AGM 7.30 pm at the Dolphins Hall 9th June - Avening School Fete 9th June – Rail Lands Trust Bike Ride See the advertisement in this issue 10th – 14th June Friends of Tetbury Hospital House-to-house collection & fundraising 11th June – Scam Awareness Tetbury Library drop-in; 10.00 am start 15th June – Avening Bear Hunt 11.00 am at Avening Primary School BBQ, drinks, cakes, ice-creams, bears! 15th & 16th June – Ashley Open Gardens See the advertisement in this issue 22nd June – TTC Clubs & Societies EXPO At Dolphins Hall – see the ad in this issue 24th June – WI Coffee Mornings Resume Please see the article in this issue 28th June – Feoffee Community BBQ 6.00 pm at the Millennium Green 29th June - Leighterton Village Fete See the advertisement in this issue Tetbury Footpath Group walks for June: Please see the article in this issue Cotswold Voluntary Wardens June Walks Please see the article in this issue


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Avening Primary School 24 Avening WI 38 Chelworth Bookworms 14 Cotswold Voluntary Wardens 55 Dolphins Hall 49 Eating Out 40 Girlguiding 10 History of Tetbury Society 6 Holiday at Home 20 Leighterton Primary School 45 Letters to the Editor 18 Lion’s Den 5 Mayor’s Report 32 Men in Sheds 31 News from St Marys’ Church 8 Phoenix Surgery 50 Probus 12 Shots from a Lawyer’s Gun 28 South Cotswold Bridge Club 48 St Mary’s Playgroup 51 St Mary’s Primary School 52 Tetbury Area Youth & Community Trust 13 Tetbury Art Society 41 Tetbury Bowls Club 27 Tetbury Camera Club 22 Tetbury Cares 67 Tetbury Cricket Club 42 Tetbury Footpath Group 56 Tetbury Hospital 65 Tetbury in Bloom 30 Tetbury Library 59 Tetbury Rail Lands Trust 37 Tetbury Scout Group 36 Tetbury Theatre Group 44 Tetbury Town Football Club 60 Tetbury WI 46 The Feoffees and the Thirteen 17 U3A 62 Wacky Races 9 What’s On 3 Young by Name 4 SCHOOLS SWR Comprehensive, Lowfield Road. Tel: 01666 502378 St. Mary’s Primary, St. Mary’s Road.Tel: 01666 502275. SWRS SPORT/LEISURE CENTRE Tel: 501086 TETBURY SHOPMOBILITY BOOKINGS Monday-Friday 9.00-3.00 Tetbury Town Council Offices 504670. Saturday 10.00-4.00 Tetbury Tourist Information Centre 503552 The Friends of Tetbury Community Transport Roger Bellairs, 07759 142577 TETBURY CARES, www.tetburycares.org Website to signpost local health services

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Young by Name What a To-Do! As I delete the latest ‘Task Management’ app from my phone, my quest for the perfect automated to-do list resumes, in parallel with my perpetual search for the ideal handbag. When I downloaded this cutely-named app, it seemed full of promise. I imagined my days streamlined and efficient, my desk and my conscience clear by wine o’clock every day. However, I quickly went off it when it began to take over the decisionmaking process. It refused point-blank to allow me to change my mind about priorities, or even to move incomplete tasks to the next day! I really need an action-list app with a “Mañana” setting - although the ever-patient editor of this esteemed magazine may disagree.* The last straw was the app’s high-handedly adding events to my calendar that were of no relevance to me. Bank Holidays I could accept, and I don’t mind a reminder of the Queen’s birthday, but the Battle of the Boyne? Really? All that did was to make me feel inadequate that I couldn’t think of an appropriate to-do action to add to my list. “Wear orange,” suggested one waggish friend, when I protested the fact on Twitter. Which brings me to a different approach to productivity management: the ‘What NOT

to Do’ list, for logging time-wasting things to avoid. If you know of any app designers out there, tell them I think there’s a gap in the market for this. I don’t mean only for recording evergreen items such as “Don’t spend too much time on Twitter!” (Except to ‘like’ @ LionsTetbury’s wisecracks, obviously.) I formulate new ideas for my version of this app every day. This morning, for example, I’d have added: “Don’t match up the pile of odd socks that your husband has discarded on the

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bedroom rug while searching his wardrobe for a pair – he is not a toddler. He can sort his own socks.” Although to be fair a toddler would handle this task very well, if at the stage of enjoying shape-sorter toys and memory games of pairs… I must add to my action list: “Recruit affable toddler.” So, it’s back to the drawing board for me – or at least to pen and paper. A handwritten list by my keyboard will have to suffice. Sometimes old technology really is the best option, just as old wives’ tales so often prove to be founded in fact. Old-fashioned does not mean obsolete. My favourite sage old saying? “The best way to get something done is to do it.” As in writing my column for the Tetbury Advertiser. (You see what I did there?) Tick!

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Lion’s Den Tetbury Lions have booked a stand at the upcoming “Get to know your Town” open day, where we will be joined by many more organisations, town council and voluntary groups. The event is aimed, primarily, at our new neighbours from the recentlybuilt developments around the town, but everyone’s welcome, so please mark the date in your diary. It’s at the Dolphins Hall on the 22nd of June, so please come along and say “Hello!” to the Lions and to many more.

I’m now in my final month as President of Tetbury Lions - I cannot believe how quickly the year has gone, and how busy it has been! May brought our eighth annual Wacky Races during the first bank-holiday weekend and the event went very well, with good crowds, exciting racing and some crashes and spills. A fun day was had by all who attended. A big “Thank You!” to my fellow Lions, our supporters and

sponsors - and especially to the growing number of local organisations who provide support on the day: without your help this event would not take place. We look forward to running it again next year. As you might imagine, following the truly Herculean efforts to get Wacky done, June tends to be a quieter month for the Tetbury Lions. Socialising, we have a canal trip from Bradford on Avon organised in the coming weeks though, when hopefully our two barge captains will keep everyone safe and dry. And we are also looking forward to our annual ‘handover’ lunch, when at the end of June I shall be passing the Lion President’s baton on to the incoming President – Lion Tony Sykes.

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History of Tetbury Society The Battle of Nibley Green was the subject of Adam Dolling’s talk at HOTS on the 2nd of May. This was the last ‘private battle’ on English soil. It was fought on the 20th of March 1470 and was distinct from the Wars of the Roses that were taking place elsewhere around that time. It was the culmination of arguments and legal proceedings concerning the inheritance of the Berkeley estate under the terms of the will of Lord Thomas Berkeley, who died in 1361. His will used the legal device called ‘entail’ that left property to male heirs only, so when in 1417 the then Thomas Lord Berkeley died without a son, it was a nephew, James Berkeley, who was entitled to inherit. This was vigorously disputed by the grand-daughters - and their husbands - of the first Thomas. A long and complicated series of difficulties between James Berkeley and other noble families ensued. By 1470, James Berkeley had died and had been succeeded by his eldest son William, who had possession of Berkeley Castle and owned the Berkeley Estate except for the manors of Wotton, Cowley, Simondshall, Sages, Newleves and some other properties. These were inherited by the 22 year old Viscount Lisle from his grandmother the Duchess of Shrewsbury, who died in 1467. At the end of 1469, Lisle decided to close off the Berkeley inheritance and made an abortive attempt to bribe his way into the Castle. After that failed, he wrote to William Berkeley challenging him to a face-to-face duel or a battle. William chose the battle to be fought next day, the 20th of March, 1470. Berkeley raised about a thousand men using the castle employees and estate tenants reinforced with miners from the Forest of Dean. Lisle recruited locally, including in Tetbury, but only raised about 300 so was heavily outnumbered. Nibley Green lay between the Castle and Lisle’s properties in Wotton. Fighting began with Lisle leading a charge downhill, presuming that some Berkeley scouts were the entire opposition. The majority of Berkeley’s men, though, were concealed in the Michaelwood trees opposite. Lisle was killed by a volley of arrows almost immediately and his men began a retreat. This was the signal for carnage to ensue - and some one hundred and fifty men were cut to pieces as they retreated along the narrow Church Lane. So, the Battle of Nibley Green was all over in one day, leaving many locals nursing injuries or lamenting the loss of their husbands. Some evidence was found of

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a mass burial in Nibley church and the remains were re-interred in the churchyard. Adam had a small display of armour and weapons of the period but, given the short notice of the battle, it must remain in doubt how the men were actually equipped or clothed. He showed us photos of tombs in Berkeley church and he gave us an

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Wacky Race events, Steve Thomas in his very distinctive ’C12’ racer had a scare this time when for the first time ever he was demoted to second place by Owain Wilford in ‘Moonraker 2,’ going into the final round. Steve fought back though, and by increasing his starting line pushing crew to three, managed to win back his first place with a course record time of 28.47.

Wow, what a Wacky Race we had this year, in the eighth running of this crowd-pleasing event! Thanks to the assistance of the Rugby Club, the scouts, Sir William Romney’s School pupils and a few others, the course was set up and dismantled in record time. Not bad, considering two hundred straw bales and around a hundred and fifty crowd control barriers had to be moved.

practice session, unable to compete in the final two timed runs. Indeed, several carts lost component pieces on various parts of the course or suffered buckled wheels. Trumpton, the Fire Brigade entry, once again had problems and came to a halt before the end, having to be pushed. Emergency repairs were completed just in time to have them compete in all races though.

Back in 2012, in the inaugural event, Steve set the pace with a time of around 35 seconds - a measure of just how competitive this event has become. Just six seconds separated the three junior entries with George Jaggers in ‘Gen 3’ taking the honours with a time of 34.22, good enough to give him tenth place in the overall standings. This year any profits generated by the racing will be channelled toward Longfield Hospice - so a big thank you to those who took part, to all those attending and to all who helped to make this another great day out.

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Once again, we are very grateful for the support of the Duchy Home Farm who delivered and collected the bales, to Westonbirt Arboretum for loaning the barriers and to Eagle Plant for providing the transport and equipment to collect and return them. It should be noted that without this complimentary support it would be impossible to hold this event, as crowd safety would be compromised. For the second time running we were able to provide large television screens both in the Chipping car park and on Millennium Green. Thanks to the Feoffees for granting their kind permission to install these screens. These arrangements are a crowd favourite, limiting movements between both ends of the course and allowing everyone to relax with family members and not miss any of the thrills and spills that is Wacky Racing. The screens were also used to promote goods and services in and around Tetbury; it will be a long time before anyone attending forgets the “Arkwright” sketch, promoting Tetbury Hardware! And what of the racing? Entrants continue to come from far and wide - this year from as far afield as Dorset, London and the Midlands. Chipping Street has finally been resurfaced, so it was certain carts would be setting fast times. The jump halfway down the course again provided a highlight too, with the crowd shouting “Jump! Jump!” as each competitor came down the course. Not all of them were brave enough to respond to the challenge. The tight turn to the finish by the Royal Oak once again created several ‘casualties,’ with three competitors, after a very competitive

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Appropriately, following the enthronement of the new Emperor of Japan, Reg Bolton came on the 2nd of May bearing bonsai. Introduced to Japan by Indian Buddhists, brought to Europe in Victorian times and now world-wide, he said the term ‘bonsai’ means ‘plant in a tray’. Reg, a Chelsea exhibitioner, offered advice on starting and nurturing bonsai from seeds, cuttings and small plants, explaining his own techniques, illustrating key points with his impressive tree specimens. He stressed plants must be kept well-fed and watered, describing readily-available foodstuffs. Root control and frequent pruning of unwanted growth, retaining the embryonic buds at the bottom of leaf stems, were necessary to keep plant and leaf sizes small. Unglazed drained china trays were essential too. Above all, Reg said, there must be harmony between the size and shape of the plant and its tray. Once hardy, trees should be kept in a healthy tree environment, not indoors. As our Speaker Secretary said, could bonsai cultivation be the next step for our gardeners?

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The People’s Pod are now thoroughly enjoying the lighter evenings… …and beginning to spend a bit more time outside on the Memorial Recreation Ground, enjoying the old pod decking for table tennis and pool and the odd game of rounders. We haven’t abandoned our cooking, of course, and have enjoyed whipping up some Birthday Brownies for one of our young people, as well as celebrating the marriage of one of our youth workers. We had a great time giving her a ‘young-person-friendly’ Hen do, too - where everyone was welcome. The toilet paper wedding gown game was a real favourite! Congratulations to Hannah and Darshan who tied the knot at the end of May.

On Friday the 10th of May we held our second youth cinema evening at the Goods Shed. In a poll taken at SWR in April, the young people chose the film Beauty and the Beast and had a great time watching it. We will be having another youth cinema evening, hopefully on Friday the 5th of July, so watch this space for the choice of film to be shown. Mentoring continues to go well as we meet some young people weekly for one-to-one sessions, to give them a safe space to talk. If you are reading this and have some time to give, please consider whether you might like to become a voluntary mentor for TAYCT, to help support young people. The challenges that young people are facing these days are huge, from exam pressure to the complications of social media and complex relationships. Sometimes having someone


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The decoration and repairs at The Market Hall are now complete, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank both local businesses and residents for their patience during the process. I’m sure you will agree that the building is looking wonderful now, following this work, and once the hanging baskets are also in place it will once again be the jewel in the Town’s crown. As the summer gets underway, we will be getting busy, and this month we will be attending the Tetbury Expo at the Dolphins Hall on the 22nd June, when you can come and learn all about not only us, but other organisations in our town.

There will also be our Community BBQ at the Millennium Green at 6.00 pm on Friday the 28th June. For those of you who are new to the town or have never attended before, this is a ‘free of charge’ community event, an opportunity to meet your friends old and new and to enjoy a burger or a hotdog. Just bring a blanket, chair, drinks and yourselves! Everyone is welcome and we look forward to meeting you all there.

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The Dolphins Dramatic Society has recently had to say farewell to the lovely George Dowson, a member since 2000, who passed away on the 18th March. He directed two plays for us – “Blythe Spirit” and “The Cemetery Club,” could sing, dance and play the guitar and gave us some memorable acting as Professor Chester Marvel in “The Wizard of Oz” and as Friar Tuck in “Robin Hood The Panto,” among other roles.

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Tetbury Camera Club For keen camera enthusiasts one of the best ways to spend an evening is sharing it with like-minded photographers, either shooting new pictures or looking at recent ones, so it isn’t surprising then that many of us voted a night we recently hosted with guests from Sodbury and Yate camera club as twice as good as normal! It’s always illuminating to learn what other clubs are doing, to hear their views on different facets of our hobby and see what photographic styles and techniques they are adopting. On this occasion we were treated to a couple of hours of very professional presentations. These covered a wide variety of photography styles, from still-life to a humorous audio visual, stunning landscape shots to a very interesting demonstration of the work done by a recent Sodbury

member whose work is so admired she has been awarded a licentiate by the Royal Photographic Society. They were all inspirational and convinced us we are going to have a hard task in the autumn when Tetbury has now been invited to make a return trip down the A46

to one of Sodbury and Yate’s evenings. More recently we had some of our own work to be proud of when one of our members, Charles Rymer, discovered that he had been asked to display one of his pictures at an exhibition being staged in Cheltenham by Andoversford point-topoint. Earlier in the year the racecourse teamed up with Cheltenham Camera Club and launched a search for the best images capturing the character of the Cotswolds. Entries were invited from all parts of the county and the best pictures submitted were then used for a display at the April point to point meeting. The one that Charles submitted, ‘Hidden Valley Near Oxbury Upton.’ underlined the value of the advice we have given here in the past – always taking your camera with you is the one way to ensure you never miss a great shot! Charles had his and saw the ideal picture opportunity by chance when out for a weekend walk. “It wasn’t a planned picture, just one I spotted when out on a walk” he said. “I took it a few days before the announcement of the ‘Capture an image of the Cotswolds’ competition was announced. There were lots of entries, but only twenty selected and I’m delighted with the reaction. If it’s held again next year, I’ll be keen to try and repeat my success.” If you’d like to try your hand doing the same thing keep shooting in the country and join any local camera club, (preferably ours!) - as being a member of a club was one of the main requirements for entry to the competition. We meet at Tetbury’s Priory Inn on Tuesday evenings and are always ready to welcome new members. On June the 22nd we will be manning a stand in the Dolphins Hall, where there will be a day of displays to introduce newcomers to what goes on in the town. Come along and meet some of our members - we’d be happy to tell you more.


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Our nature experts took part in the next round of the Gloucestershire schools nature quiz, having won the first stage of the competition. They performed amazingly well with incredibly challenging questions and although they didn’t make it to the next stage this time, they came away feeling very proud of their efforts. After many months of being out of action, the surface in our top playground has finally been replaced, with the essential work being funded by Sports England. The whole school will take part in the school sponsored walk on the last day before half term, raising money for the school as well as enjoying being in the outdoors. In the last half of the summer term, the children have so much to look forward to with a huge variety of sports matches and tournaments in cricket, rounders, tennis and athletics. We also have ‘Chance to ! Shine’ cricket coaches coming into school, to give all children the opportunity to have a go at the sport. And we have our ! school sports morning, where the children compete in their school houses at events which include running, the sack! race, javelin and the steeplechase. For further information about our busy place of learning please see our school website: www.avening.gloucs.sch.uk 1110609 Jo Gale:Layout 1 19/5/09


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Tetbury Bowls Club occasion. Of course, we cheered on our members, ‘The Parry Gang’s, annual entry, this year starring Jerry as a dinosaur. Sadly they didn’t win “fastest cart” but again had great fun.* Fridays are still Social Nights, so there’s always someone there from around 7.00 pm and it’s a good time to catch us if you want to know anything more about the club – you’d be very welcome. Jan Yates, Secretary, Tetbury Bowls Club

The bowling season is well under way… …and right now we are enjoying the lovely weather with both players and spectators enjoying a drink from the bar while they watch. Our Opening Gala marked the start of the season, bringing together summer players with those who continued to play indoors over winter. We began with a minute’s silence for those we had lost since the end of last season, then straight into a round of ‘Spider’ to raise funds for the charity ‘Hope for Tomorrow,’ followed by a couple of hours refreshing our bowling skills ready for our first matches. It was great to be back together again! It seems ages ago since we had our Easter

meal but it’s definitely worth mentioning. Bev outdid herself with a three course meal enjoyed by everyone and the Easter Bonnet competition saw some ‘interesting’ entries. Lots of fun was had by all. Our taster session at the end of April attracted lots of people to come and try bowls for themselves and we have since welcomed several new members. The new players have received some coaching and are already enjoying playing in friendly and senior matches. If you missed our session and still want to have a go that’s great - just contact any of us and we’ll arrange to meet you at the club for a ‘roll up.’ As usual Tetbury Bowls Club had a Tombola stall at the Wacky Races, raising muchneeded funds for the club and enjoying the atmosphere and excitement of the

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Shots from a Lawyer’s Gun Mr Gauke’s proposals to end divorce petitions based on fault or conduct are welcome, although from a personal point of view, drafting of some of the petitions was a useful guide to me to some of the behaviour one must avoid in one’s own marriage. The removal of ‘conduct’ will not, however, remove the trauma and instability which results from the breakup of a relationship into which so much emotional energy will have been invested over what may be many years. If you don’t care, why bother?

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issue of pensions are more appropriately dealt with in the jurisdiction of the courts; if in place, they make the whole divorce process less expensive. If the parties have not thought about their long-term finances until the marriage has broken down irretrievably, the costs are likely to multiply extensively into thousands of pounds. The problem is that solicitors have to protect themselves as well as their clients - and the pace of each party’s financial disclosure can be long-winded and uneven, while the administration of the courts has cracked up completely due to cuts.

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work of making the town look as attractive as possible, all year long. Over one thousand bedding plants will be added to the different beds and containers, to give that extra splash of colour

throughout the summer months - and we’ll be using our usual vibrant colour schemes, which compliment the shrubs and perennials used in the different locations. Very early on during our fourteen years of existence, we learnt that with municipal planting the aim is to create a BIG impact - something that people will notice from a distance, even if they’re driving past at 30 miles an hour! We also learnt the need to use plants that are reliable, easy to maintain and are happy to withstand a certain amount of ‘neglect,’ bearing in mind that we can’t nurture them all on a daily or even weekly basis, as we would in our own gardens. Above all else, they need to be droughtresistant and not wilt or collapse on the first occasion of having insufficient water. All the different types of plants that we use now have been tried and tested over time and have ticked all the right boxes! Sue Hirst, Team Leader, Tetbury in Bloom


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Firstly, I would like to say how proud I am to have been elected by my Town Council colleagues as the Town Mayor, at the Annual Town Council Meeting of Monday the 13th of May. This followed a very successful election campaign, where we saw twenty-three candidates contest the fifteen available places. It has resulted in a new-look Town Council, with nine brand-new Councillors joining six previous Councillors. My congratulations to them all. I am now

looking forward to a busy year of working with them, and I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate Rob McCorkell, on his election as Deputy Mayor. If you have any ideas or concerns regarding our town, please don’t hesitate to contact any Councillor – our contact details are on

This month there are a couple of events which the Council have been co-ordinating, so please check out the ‘Visit Tetbury’ website www.visittetbury.co.uk for further details and for information about other events taking place. On Saturday the 8th of June as part of our town D-Day celebrations there will be a Cadet Parade, an historic exhibition in The Malthouse, and a 1940’s “Sweetheart Ball” in The Dolphins Hall at 7.30 pm. Advanced tickets are available at the Town Council Office, the Visitor Information Centre, or online at https://www.southwestlive.co.uk where booking fees apply. On Saturday the 22nd of June the “Tetbury Expo” will be held in The Dolphins Hall, where you can come and learn about many of the groups and organisations in the town. I am looking forward to working both with you and for you as Mayor in the coming year - and as a Town and District Councillor over the next four years. Please come and say “Hello!” if you see me out and about. With best wishes, Cllr Nikki Ind, Mayor of Tetbury







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Since the Scouts returned after the Easter break, they have been busy enjoying the lighter nights and the great outdoors. So far, they have made cars out of vegetables which were then tried out in a race down the top of the Chipping Steps. Working towards their ‘Global Challenge’ badge the scouts have also been playing

a trading game where they were divided into five sections and had to work out what proportion of the cost of producing a banana they thought their job was worth. It led to some very interesting thought processes, and it also showed them the difference between our values and the values encountered in a third world country. This week saw us take to the water on the Stroud Navigation at Ryeford in Katakanus.* Great fun was had by all, trying to knock plastic ducks off the oppositions boat and then trying to be the first team to rescue them. There was much splashing and the Scouts were certainly a lot wetter when they finished! Finally, we represented the group at the District St Georges Day Parade in Stroud on the 28th of April. About four hundred Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from across the Stroud and Tetbury District paraded through Stratford Park in Stroud to the St Roses School, where they took part in a selection of fun activities to give them some disability awareness. Jean Buxton, Tetbury Scout Group * Ed: A “Katakanu” is essentially a combination of a canoe and a catamaran, so has twin hulls. It’s a very stable small craft, usually formed from moulded polyethylene, making it very buoyant even when the seating areas are flooded. As youTuition probably knew… 340208 Piano 22/2/08 22:24

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It has been a busy and energetic time down at The Shed recently, starting with the four-day Big Book Weekend over the first May Bank Holiday. Run in partnership with the Yellow Lighted Book Shop, the Shed played host to an amazing selection of authors, playwrights, poets and academics sharing insights to their world, as well as the inspirations for their work. It was a lot of hard work both for Hereward and his team and for our unstinting group of Volunteers, but we have received a lot of positive feedback and hope to be able to make this an annual event. Woolsack’s now come and gone – again made possible by the efforts of volunteers throughout the Town. Tetbury is extremely lucky to have people prepared to work hard for the benefit of others. We thank you all!

May saw the start of a Saturday parkrun using the Shed as the start and finishing point. Organised by Eileen Hodgson, working in conjunction with parkrun UK, these 5k runs are open to everyone whatever their ability, are easy to take part in and designed to take place in pleasant parkland surroundings. Plus, runners and supporters alike can treat themselves to a tasty reward at our Whistle Stop Café! Also, in May, we enjoyed a memorable evening with local musician and composer Richard George. Together with four outstanding singer he premiered ‘Colour is Life,’ his new album, performed by Rosie Tuck with Richard at the piano. The audience went home humming tunes ranging from the traditional to the contemporary from the world of musical theatre and opera. June sees the Community Bike Ride on Sunday the 9th raising money for local community projects by involving as many people in Tetbury as possible. It also aims to raise awareness about the different charities involved and improve fitness by encouraging people to cycle. For more information and to download a sponsorship form please visit our website: www.shed-arts.co.uk Many of you have enjoyed our Wednesday afternoon tea concerts. Organised and run by Will Cook, Will’s done a magnificent job of encouraging some wonderful performers to come along and play to a most appreciative audience enjoying a cup of tea or coffee and maybe a piece of delicious cake at the Whistle Stop Café. It has been decided to take a short break over the summer, but we promise these popular afternoon concerts will return in the Autumn. None of these musical events centred around the piano would have been possible without the generous support and encouragement of so many people helping us to raise the funds necessary to keep our beautiful Steinway down at the Shed.

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The Skittling ladies also had first round success against Upton St Leonards WI. It was a very friendly evening, despite being a tight match; touch and go until the last ball! We next play against Tibberton and Taynton WI at the end of May. Several ladies enjoyed a day in Oxford, attending a matinee to see the highly acclaimed production of the musical ‘Calendar Girls’. We got exceptionally wet on our May walk! We walked along the canal from Chalford to the Daneway, where we had the opportunity to dry out over lunch before returning in the afternoon when the rain had stopped. The dogs enjoyed the mud! We shall be visiting Miserden for our June walk. We were fortunate to get a speaker for our May meeting after two cancellations, one on the morning of the meeting! Sue Osborne managed to contact Ian Caskie who happened to be in our area that day. He spoke to us first thing at the meeting and gave a very polished illustrated talk about the history of the SS Great Britain. He brought us up-to-date with all the latest developments to make a visit to the ship more rewarding, including information about the newly-installed Museum nearby. We have members “trained” to collect their small change for the Cobalt appeal! It’s amazing how it mounts up each month. Last month the amount was £21.00. We have lots to look forward to in June. Tetbury WI are hosting the Group Meeting at the Goods Shed. On Wednesday the 19th of June we have our summer trip to the wonderful Sir Harold Hillier Gardens near Romsey. We shall be busy on the 9th of June, providing cream teas for the Avening Church Fete as usual.

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Eating Out Our first few visits to The Vine Tree out at Foxley were characterised by one thing: our inability to remember how to get there each time! However, those journeys were very helpful in getting to know the surrounding lanes between here and Malmesbury and beyond, so it wasn’t time wasted. These days, of course, the place is popular enough to have brown signs pointing the way, which makes getting there a little easier – but less of an exciting and mysterious cross-country safari! True to form, the place was very busy (though this was in large part due to it being Badminton weekend) but they found us a table readily enough when I called in advance. It has to be said that the décor where we sat - whilst being a wonderful deep crimson - combined with the small windows, made it quite dark, so reading the splendid menus was a bit tricky at times. I say ‘menus’ because something which was different from our last visit was that they had two: one for their ‘regular’ dishes (which previous experiences suggest are generally very good) and one,

new ‘Seasonal Market Menu’. Neither is particularly extensive, so previously voiced concerns over too many choices meaning too little quality were allayed. There are several vegetarian options, plus customers are at liberty to mix and match, so the range of combinations was very good. And another addition new to us was a little amuse-bouche of a few breadsticks with a smooth and garlicky cream cheese – very nice; it’s always good to have an appetising nibble for free! For starters, Flossy’s sea-salty and more-ish fresh Port Isaac crispy squid with harissa mayo was the target of some food envy on my part (though, fortunately, there was a little too much for her!), even though my seafood ‘duo’ of a big, succulent scallop and huge shell-on tiger prawn in chilli butter was also delicious. Next up was hake on warm potato and spinach salad with chive cream sauce for Flossy, and another duo for me – this time, beautifully pink lamb rump with a crispy leg/shoulder croquette served with new potatoes, watercress and – the deciding factor - samphire. The fish was very well cooked, though Flossy felt it was a bit small and possibly not ‘bright-eyed’ fresh, and she couldn’t shake off the feeling that her potatoes were sautéed roasties from a previous sitting. However, it all tasted good. My lamb was tender and deeply tasty, and the addition of

the croquette gave a very pleasant contrast in both texture and flavour. With lashings of butter on the veg, this was a delight. Accompanied by a beer and a glass of wine, it came in at just under £60, so it’s not what you’d call cheap – but then we did choose some of the most expensive dishes on the menus. That said, it’s a lovely out-of-theway pub with a big, child-friendly, sunny garden and consistently good food, so we reckon it’s well worth your time and money. Fill

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Tetbury Art Society

It has been a busy period since our last report. Firstly, Barry Barnes arranged a silk painting workshop at the library for the afternoon of Saturday the 27th of April, tutored by librarian Sophie, who is also a talented artist. Nine of our members attended and were shown the techniques for painting on silk. Everyone came away with at least two completed paintings. With tea, coffee and cake available it was a successful and enjoyable afternoon and we would like to thank Sophie for her enthusiasm and encouragement. On Wednesday the 1st of May we were visited by Beth Jenkins, a member of the Gloucestershire Printmaking Cooperative, for an evening on Contemporary Relief Printmaking. After a talk and demonstration, we were invited to have

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a go ourselves with the materials that she had brought along. From Saturday the 4th until Monday the 6th of May, we held our Spring Exhibition in the Market Hall. There were a few problems setting it up due to reduced access to the hall, because of the work being carried out; this resulted in our being unable to hold a preview this year - but Feoffee David Hicks did his very best for us, and we were able to open the exhibition to the public at 10.00 am on the Saturday morning as usual. The exhibition went well and over the three days we were able to sell seventeen paintings. On Wednesday the 5th of June Irene Stuttard will give a demonstration of portraiture in pastels. Then, for July and August, we will be working outdoors on Monday afternoons, weather permitting. We hold our August exhibition in the Market Hall from Saturday the 24th until Monday the 26th of August - then we shall be into September and the start of our Autumn Programme! More information on the Society’s activities can be found on our website www.tetburyartsociety.org.uk - or you can phone me on 01666-502909 or Barry Barnes on 01666-503926. We meet on the first Wednesday of most months in St Michael’s Hall, Silver Street, Tetbury at 7.30 pm. Visitors are welcome, (there is a charge of £3 per visitor,) and you will find that we are a friendly group welcoming all those interested in art, at whatever level they may personally have reached. Michael Kingham, Tetbury Art Society





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Tetbury Cricket Club Good day fellow athletes. May has come and gone and we are now into full swing of the cricket season. Both our senior teams started the season by registering home wins against Chipping Sodbury 2nds and Stroud 4ths, respectively. An impressive start from the 1’s, given that Chipping Sodbury were relegated from Division 2 at the end of last season. Our 2’s also completed a stunning victory in their first game, bowling out the opposition for just 38 runs and knocking it off inside 8 overs. Both are encouraging results, but nowhere near as pleasing as the first couple of games for our girls’ team. In their first competitive game away at Cam on the 1st of May, they narrowly missed out against a team

containing many players an age group older than them. In their second game however, and their first at home against Frampton,

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in front of a crowd of over sixty eager fans, they produced an emphatic 63-run victory, again against a team containing a number of players from an older age group. I can’t quite voice how big an achievement this is for this group of girls, who only started training with a hard ball about 8 weeks ago. They are already holding their own against established teams! These girls certainly ‘can,’ and I look forward to watching their remaining games this season. A great start to the playing season for all our teams, then - and one which we hope will lead on to an excellent season. We’re always on the lookout for new players though, so anyone interested is always welcome. Pop along to one of our outdoor training sessions or drop us an email at tetburycricketclub@gmail.com to meet the team and join in the fun. Another thing I’m delighted to announce is the launch of both a ‘Mini Masters’ programme, (aimed at both boys and girls,) and a Boys Cricket programme. Supported by five Level 2 coaches, these programmes will run for nine weeks on Saturdays from the 1st of June, starting at 9.00 am. If you’re interested, just drop us an email or turn up on one of the Saturdays and we’ll get you signed up. We’re delivering these programmes following the numerous expressions of interest we’ve received from local parents, and the guys are giving up their own free time to run the programmes, so please do make sure you support them and take advantage of this offering. On a final note, with both my cricket cap on, and my hat as a trustee of the Dolphins Hall and Memorial Recreation Ground firmly in place, the amount of litter appearing on The Rec is growing. As we now approach summer, the usage of the facility will only increase. That doesn’t mean the litter should too! Whether you are playing for one of the sports clubs, using the skatepark, playing in the playground or just enjoying the use of the facilities, if you make rubbish while you are there, please remember to pick it up and dispose of it. That’s enough from me. Speak soon, PJ, Tetbury Cricket Club

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Tetbury Theatre Group Our April trip was to the Playhouse at Oxford A day trip which gave us ample time to also have a walk around this wonderful city, to lunch, or to shop. The coach dropped us outside the theatre which is opposite the Ashmolean Museum and another great place to visit and have lunch. We went to see a play called “The Remains of the Day,” based on the 1989 novel by the Nobel Prize-winning British author Kazuo Ishiguro. A literary masterpiece of undeclared love which entranced generations as a novel and film, it made for a brilliant production - the scenery and effects also really good. During May we went to see “Calendar Girls” at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff, which is another super venue; the theatre is a very impressive building on Cardiff Bay. This was another day trip, which meant we had time for a walk around the waterfront where there are lots of interesting buildings. We had lunch in the Norwegian Church which is now an art centre, although originally consecrated in 1868. In the development of Cardiff bay in 1980, the church was dismantled. moved and then rebuilt in its

new location near the Millennium Centre in 1992. it is a delightful building.

off to Malvern Theatre to see Anthony Horowitz’s ‘Mindgame.’

“Calendar Girls” is really good a musical by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth, based on the true story of a group of ordinary WI ladies who achieved something extraordinary by posing “au naturale” for a fundraising calendar. I found the theatre production even more moving than the film – and, needless to say, the music had a real ‘feelgood’ factor.

In July it is our annual outing and this year we are off to Bristol for a trip around the harbour then on to Avon Valley Railway. In August we are off to the Mill at Sunning to see “Private Lives,” so lots of exciting and varied trips to come. If you would like more information, please see www.tetburytheatregroup.co.uk or if you would like to use the coach or have any other queries phone Diana Challis on 01666 502768.

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Leighterton Primary School fence so the children can see through it into the pond area. Over the next few weeks we will be working on the area inside the fence too, so that it can be used by groups of children to support their learning. At the beginning of this term we launched new clubs for the children, and there is a wide range of activities. Teachers and parents have kindly volunteered to run them, and they have been extremely popular with all our children. “We are really lucky to have lots of amazing clubs to choose from, like Gardening Club, Printing, Dodge Ball, Rounders, Cricket, Story Telling, Fun and Games, Athletics and Cookery,” Imogen told me.

The children at Leighterton Primary School were delighted to return from… …their Easter break to find a lovely new outdoor classroom was under construction on our school field. More and more of it was built during the week, and during the second week back at school it was finished, and the children were able to use it right away.


At Leighterton, we use the splendid site we have for learning outside, and this wonderful new addition means that we can use the outside space for learning in all weathers. Already, the children have taken musical instruments to the outdoor classroom and have composed and performed to each other. They have also used it as a base for recording information too, when they find things in the grounds.

If you would like to find out more, or to come and look around Leighterton Primary School, you are very welcome to contact the school office on (01666) 890273. We would be delighted to show you around at a convenient time. Further information about school is also available on our website - www.leighterton.com

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Tetbury WI

Monday June the 24th at 10.30 am. These coffee mornings offer a chance for a casual natter over a cup of coffee. Come and meet us there! Tetbury WI welcomes members from Tetbury and the surrounding villages and we always welcome new members.

The Early May Bank Holiday weekend saw the Wacky Races come to Tetbury…

Our next Institute meeting will be at The Goods Shed on June the 10th at 7.30 pm, Jacky Robinson will give us an insight into life after breast cancer with her talk “Bald, 1 Breast and 50.” We’d love to see you there.

…and the ladies of Tetbury WI were on hand to support this Lion’s Club event with a stall filled with sweet and savoury baked goods. The town was out in force for this fun-filled event too - and our ladies raised over £280 for our funds. Tetbury WI members proved very successful in the 2020 WI calendar competition, with three photos included in the calendar for next year. Well done to Jan and Pauline for representing us all so well. At our May meeting, Ian Caskie gave a very informative talk on the “SS Great Britain, Launch to Relaunch.” Ian, a volunteer for the past twelve years, told us how Brunel introduced wrought iron and screw propellers to create the biggest and fastest ship in the world. After its launch in 1843 the ship sailed trans-Atlantic for only four times before it eventually ended up transporting over 16,000 people to their new lives in Australia. She was rescued from abandonment in the Falkland Islands and returned to Bristol in the 1970’s, where extensive restoration was carried out. As

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a follow-up to this talk, Jan has cleverly organised our next visit to Bristol in June to include a guided tour of the SS Great Britain. The trip is fully booked and very much looked forward to. In June, we will welcome members from Avening, Kemble and Ewen WI to the Goods Shed, where we will host the annual Group meeting. Our three WI’s are grouped together and annually we take turns to host a very special night with a special speaker and supper. The supper club also has an outing planned with a lunch in the Trouble House. This venue always proves popular with our ladies. Our informal coffee mornings resume in June, with coffee at the Snooty Fox on

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The Dolphins Hall AGM is being held on the 4th of June at 7:30 pm, at the Dolphins Hall. The meeting will be used to present a report on the work of the trust between April 2018 and March 2019 - and to present the accounts from the same period. The meeting will also be responsible for appointing up to six resident trustees to

the Dolphins Hall board of trustees. Any resident of Tetbury or Tetbury Upton may stand for election as a trustee. Any attendee at the meeting can vote. If you would like to stand for election to the role of resident trustee, please contact me on chair@dolphinshalltetbury.co.uk. It will also be possible for people to put themselves forward at the meeting, but the process will be smoother if people can express their interest in advance. Anybody standing for election will be

Dolphins Hall asked to make a short statement to the meeting explaining why they would like to be a trustee and what they feel they can bring to the board. We would love to see as many members of the public at the AGM as possible. This is your chance to affect who looks after your community space and its future for the next twelve months. I find it amazing that it is June already. It’s hard to believe how fast this year is going. For the Memorial Recreation Ground the football and rugby seasons are over, and the cricket season is now in full swing. Keeping the ground in good enough condition to play sport all year round is very challenging, so I would like to acknowledge and thank those who spend a lot of time trying to ensure the grounds remain suitable for our sports teams.

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Phoenix Surgery All our staff undergo refresher training on Basic Life Support every year. This year the trainer, Paul Blench, also set up an exercise on immediate trauma management skills using haemostats and tourniquets, giving practical experience which could be used when dealing with knife or puncture wounds. The picture shows some of our doctors and nurses looking happy and relaxed having saved the life of the dummy on the table.*

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The NHS has published new prescribing guidance, covering thirty-five minor shortterm health conditions, which are either ‘self-limited’ or suitable for self-care. A selflimiting condition does not require any medical advice or treatment as it will clear up on its own, such as sore throats, coughs, colds and viruses.

Established in 1992, the charity has actively supported patients in Cirencester and district to access gym memberships, osteopathy, counselling, and more. The Phoenix Charitable Trust currently works with CHYP, Everyone Active, and Cotswold Counselling to deliver social prescriptions to those in need.

A minor illness that is suitable for selfcare can be treated with items that can be purchased over-the-counter from a pharmacy. These conditions would include, for example, indigestion, mouth ulcers, warts and verrucae.

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By following these guidelines, the NHS can save millions of pounds. Some people may be surprised by the things that were prescribed, such as sunscreen and dandruff treatments. Patients are advised to seek advice in the first instance from a pharmacy. Advice on minor ailments suitable for selftreatment is available from:

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The ‘Secret Garden’ is officially no longer a secret! What a fantastic turn out we had at our joint open day with HC-One’s Ilsom house last month. We introduced our Forest School, ‘The Secret Garden’, to so many lovely local residents, families and friends. The open day provided an opportunity for members of the public to visit both the care home and the forest school - and to gain an insight into what’s available for both local children and the elderly in such a ‘hidden local gem’. The day was a great success for everyone, and we are so proud of the partnership we have built with the team at

Ilsom house – we look forward to the future as we continue to work closely with them to develop positive relationships between the children, staff and residents. Alongside the run up to our open day playgroup, staff have also been busy completing their forest school level two and three training. All staff have now been trained or are completing training and will continue to provide the highest quality forest school experiences to our children. Back at playgroup, our children have been using their physical skills to throw bean bags and balls, as well as experimenting with small items such a buttons and gems and making play dough! These are all really important skills to help develop their hand,

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Over the coming months we are looking forward to welcoming more new children, as well as supporting our preschool children with their transition to school. I can’t believe our older ones will be ‘flying the nest’ in a matter of a few months now! We are focusing on building their confidence ready to move to a new setting, as well as savouring as many memories with them as we can.

During the last couple of months, we have hosted an Easter craft fair, run an Easter Egg hunt around the town and held a bottle tombola at the Wacky Races, which again proved to be a real success this year. We would like to thank everyone who supported us in these events, along with those who have organised, donated prizes and helped on the day. We couldn’t have done it all without you! Please keep a look out for us at our next fundraiser during the summer show on the 11th of August. Each week we continue to see lots of new and lovely faces at our Seedlings ‘baby and toddler’ group - but for those who haven’t ventured along yet, we would welcome you to come and join us at our friendly sessions on Monday mornings from 9.00 am at Christchurch. You can see what we’re all about, chat with staff and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee whilst your children enjoy the lovely activities on offer. We also have some exciting new sessions from September so please keep a look out for more details of this over the summer term! For more details please visit our Facebook page or call us on 01666 503777 to arrange a visit to see what we do.

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St Mary’s Primary School St Mary’s Primary School is continuing to expand, and we now have close to three hundred and fifty children enrolled. Unfortunately, despite intense lobbying of the Government and the Department for education, the situation around school funding across the country remains extremely challenging. Schools are still not being provided with adequate funding and resources to deliver the level of provision and support that is expected - and that our families and children deserve. The Governors of St. Mary’s have worked hard to ensure that we maintain a high standard of education for our pupils and we will continue to do so, however it is often the most vulnerable children in our school - those from disadvantaged backgrounds or those with special educational needs - who bear the brunt of cuts. Schools across the county are struggling to provide the levels of support to which these children are entitled. We are very fortunate that we have the support of community groups in Tetbury such as The Feoffees, the Tetbury Lions, Tetbury Town Council, Tetfest, The Rotary, Tetbury Relief in Need, the Adam Philby Trust, the Church and other organisations who have made donations to help us maintain our good standards. We have also been fortunate to benefit from Tesco grants in recent years and other grants that our hard-working governors have managed to access. We have also been well supported by the Diocese who have used capital funding to make repairs to the school and enhance the learning environment. This summer the Diocese will be making repairs to the school roof and the PTfA are helping us fund improvements to the outside learning and play area for our four- and five-year-olds. Governors, however, have to find 10% of the cost of the capital projects carried out by the Diocese - and this can prove challenging when they have no income to speak of. We feel very fortunate to be so well supported by the parents and members of the community and we thank you for your continued support in difficult times. Jo Woolley, Headteacher


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Cotswold Voluntary Wardens each year the church at Cam organises a group to carry a cross up the hill, as part of the “Procession of Witness.” Whitminster – installing a new gate for the path adjacent to Frome Bridge Mill on the River Frome. Here, we are just outside the ‘Area of National Beauty,’ looking up at the Cotswolds. The mill is picturesque and is now a very pleasant restaurant and bar, accessible from the nearby A38 roundabout. Hawkesbury Upton – installing a new gate on the Cotswold Way long-distance path on the Cotswold escarpment, looking down across the Severn Vale.

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yourself, by joining one of the Warden’s walks listed below, or one of the Tuesday walks conducted by the Tetbury Footpath Group?

Footpaths Work: Some of the fantastic locations the Wardens have worked at in the last few weeks are: Cam Peak – installing a new kissing gate for the footpath on the lower slopes. This coneshaped hill brings to mind Cecil Frances Alexander’s lyrics for the hymn “There Is A Green Hill Far Away,” so on Good Friday

One of the many pleasures of our work in the countryside at this time of year has been hearing the return of Spring’s migratory birds. Some are now not as common as they were, but at Hawkesbury we heard a Yellowhammer singing its characteristic “a little bit of bread but no cheese” song, and a Skylark, high above us. We’ve seen the Swallow’s return and had them zoom around us, but I have not as yet heard the Swifts this year – which I usually hear in Tetbury. Have you? I heard a Cuckoo in Tetbury this April though, for the first time in many years. “The Cuckoo comes in April, he sings his song in May. In the middle of June he whistles a tune – in July he flies away.” Heard but seldom seen, I’ve personally only seen Cuckoos once, on the top of Robinswood Hill on the outskirts of Gloucester. A pair had just arrived and were circling around excitedly, delivering their familiar call.

Local Walks in June: Local circular walks lead by the Wardens in June are: - Wednesday the 5th of June at 10.00 am from Newark Park (the National trust Car Park,) for 6 miles via Alderley and Tresham. - Tuesday the 11th of June at 10.00 am from Coaley Peak picnic site car park on the B4066 for 3 miles through meadows to see the wildflowers. - Monday the 17th of June at 10.00 am from the Hare and Hounds, Westonbirt on the A433 for 5 miles. - Sunday the 23rd of June at 10.00 am from the clock tower by the roundabout in the centre of Nailsworth for 8 miles via Kingscote. Bring a packed lunch.


- Wednesday the 26th of June at 10.00 am for coffee at the Vasta Café at the Prema Arts Centre, Uley, departing at 10.30 am for 5.5 miles via Uley Bury, Cam Long Down and Cam Peak. Richard Glanville, Cotswold Voluntary Wardens

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Tetbury Footpath Group The 2109 season of walks with the Tetbury Footpath Group is now well under way. So far, we have enjoyed generally good dry weather, and good numbers of walkers have turned out. They’ve mainly been existing members of the group, but with a very welcome new members and visitors have also joined us. As always, our walks have varied in length and difficulty At the end of April the group organised the second Tetbury Walks Festival, with nine different walks spread over the three days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. In general, the Festival is thought to have been a success with more participants than in 2018, possibly due in part to better weather than last year. However, some walks were much better supported than others and we will try to learn from this for the future. If any readers of this article participated in any of these walks and have any comments to make, or ideas to share, please let the group know via our email address or via the website. New for the group, we are going to try organising a few walks at weekends in addition to the weekly one on Tuesday in


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our usual program. A few comments have been received suggesting that there are people who would like to be part of a group walk, but who cannot come on Tuesdays, or during other weekdays. The first of these Weekend Walks is to be on Sunday the 30th of June at 2.00 pm, starting from the Goods Shed. Others are planned, so if you are interested please check the group’s website and watch for further notices.

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Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can; there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did. Sarah Caldwell On Tuesday the 11th of June we are hosting a fraud/scam awareness drop-in between 10.00 am and 12 mid-day. Linda from the

Coventry Building Society will be here, to offer advice on the different types of scams, and to provide useful information on how to protect yourselves against fraud. So if you are unsure about how to keep safe, would like some more information, or are just curious then why not pop along to the library to be enlightened? While we are on the topic of learning, the Open University teamed up with the BBC to conduct a study into how taking part in a creative activity can help our wellbeing and emotions. So, with the summer on its way, surely now is a great time to start a

Tetbury Library new hobby or creative activity? The library has a range of books of topics such as sewing, gardening, woodwork, pottery, photography, drawing, bird watching, jewellery-making, book-binding, cakedecorating, poetry, writing and many more to grab your creative attention. If you would prefer a more subtle way to be creative, then we also have a good section of health and wellbeing books, to guide you to a more positive state of wellbeing such as mindfulness, meditation and sleeplessness. We also have books on stress, depression and anxiety, to help you focus your mind and give you a start if being creative seems a little too daunting at the moment. Library members can also use our computers to draw and design, so if your creativity is more linear then we may be able to help there too. Our ‘Code Club’ has now started and is off to a roaring start, so if this is your way to express your creativity then please register your interest with us, as we are hoping to run another course in September. Have fun in being creative, learning new skills and improving your wellbeing! Linda, Sophie and Liz, Tetbury Library



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Tetbury Town Football Club Another season has passed at Tetbury Town Football Club, but preparation is already underway for next year!

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It’s been another busy month for the TTFC youth section, with our big fundraising “Fun Run” held at the SWR pitches. Children from the ‘Tiny Tigers’ all the way up to the under 10’s ran around a long course that featured skills stations where they had to take footballing challenges, under the watchful eye of the coaches and the under-11 kids. The children, along with numerous parent helpers manning the BBQ and the café, managed to raise over £550 towards club funds: a great effort by all! TTFC also played host to the Cotswold Youth League cup finals this month and were hugely proud to have a team from every age group between u7 and u11 competing for a trophy. A great reflection on the kids who play and the progress we are making as a club. After a lot of very close and hard-fought matches, the u10’s emerged as winners of the John Baker Cup,

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Are you suffering from problems with passing water? This could include a slow flow, dribbling and incontinence, urinary tract infections, getting up at night or feeling like you need to go all the time? These symptoms may have a major impact on your life, and you might need to know where each toilet is before leaving the house. Tetbury Hospital’s new Consultant Urological Surgeon, Mr John Henderson, can help with these issues. If your GP feels that you need to be referred for a urology appointment, as an NHS patient it is your right to choose which hospital you attend for an appointment. The current wait time at Tetbury Hospital for a urology appointment is four weeks.

The Trustees have approved a major redevelopment of our hospital, which is now well underway. So now seems a good opportunity to give you an update on what the upgraded department will mean to our patients. Firstly, we will have two refurbished consulting rooms, one of which will lead directly into our brand new procedure room, affording increased privacy for patients undergoing procedures. There will be a further new consulting room in our day surgery unit and new toilet facilities. On top of that, the day surgery unit will be split into singlegender bays, which will ensure a higher level of privacy and dignity. Read about Mr Henderson on our website www.tetburyhospital.co.uk.

Monika’s Health & Wellbeing Classes Look after your Heart Every Wednesday morning in the Dolphin Hall there are two types of classes to choose from

Tai Chi - 10am to 11am and Gentle Postural Stability training - 11.15am to 12.15pm Both classes gently strengthen the body, releasing the stress of everyday life.

The large new procedure room will enable our consultants to carry out many more procedures, one of which is called a flexible cystoscopy, a diagnostic procedure for urology conditions, which will be carried out by Mr Henderson. The ability to offer cystoscopies is a particularly exciting development for us and will mean patients will not have to travel further afield for this procedure. With this in mind, the Friends of Tetbury Hospital, our fundraisers, will be running their annual house-to-house collection from Monday the 10th to Friday the 14th of June, and are aiming to raise £11,000 to buy the flexible cystoscopy system.

For more details call Monika on 07840 826306 Cost per person £6.00 Free parking available. 0710318

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Help for people caring for an adult with a life-limiting illness.


National Carers Week, 2019

4,500 people in Gloucestershire are looking after someone in the last twelve months of their life. Whilst supporting someone with a life-limiting illness often involves the same things as other carers, (for example practical tasks such as housework, help with getting to appointments, personal care such as washing and dressing,) these demands become much more difficult when the person’s physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs become more complex and/or demanding, as their condition deteriorates. In addition, families must often think about and discuss ongoing care and planning for the future, whilst also dealing with their own feelings of loss and change. Longfield is Tetbury’s nearest hospice, (based just outside Minchinhampton,) caring for adults in Gloucestershire with a life-limiting diagnosis, (for example Cancer, Neurological conditions such as Parkinsons and Motor Neurone Disease, COPD, Heart Failure and other end stage organ failure.)

The 10th through to the 16th of June is National Carers Week. Did you know that there are 6.5 million people in the UK caring for somebody? A family member or friend who has a disability, mental or physical illness, life-limiting illness, or who just needs extra help as they grow older.

caring role and to help them look after their own health and wellbeing are being missed.

A ‘carer’ is anyone who gives unpaid support to look after someone who is unable to look after themselves. Without their support, the person they care for could not manage.

In Gloucestershire alone there are around 63,000 ‘carers,’ and this number is growing. Caring can be a hugely rewarding experience, but it is often challenging to take care of your own wellbeing whilst caring. Its impact on all aspects of life from relationships and health to finances and work should not be underestimated. Without the right information and support, it can be tough.

Whilst providing end-of-life care for patients who choose to die at home, Longfield’s ‘Hospice at Home’ looks after the patient’s family too. Family carers also have free access to counselling and bereavement support, complementary therapies, and an ongoing programme of practical support, including Benefits Guidance, workshops on Nutrition, Future Planning, Moving and Handling, Incontinence and ‘Positive Caring for End of Life’ courses.

Where can you get help?

For more information visit our website at www.longfield.org.uk or call 01453 886868.

Carers UK ‘State of Caring’ Survey, 2017: 72% said they had ‘suffered mental ill health’ as a result of caring. 42% have missed out on financial support as a result of not getting the right information and advice. 42% are men. 12% are also still in employment. For these last two groups in particular, opportunities to be better supported in their Front

Are you caring for someone or do you know someone who is?

The Carers Week website provides a wealth of information: www.carersweek.org

Longfield also supports family and friends:

Locally, carers can find out about support through the Gloucestershire Carers Hub: www.gloucestershirecarershub.co.uk

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