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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

3rd Oct - “How to become an Eco-Church” Please see the News from Christ Church article in this issue. 5th Oct - Tetbury Lions Wacky Races meeting at The Priory 7.30 pm 6th Oct - Tetbury Art Society “Demonstration in mixed media” St Michael’s Hall 7.30 pm. 7th Oct - History of Tetbury Society Talk on The prehistory ofthe Cotswolds by The Corinium Museum. See article the in this issue. 13th Oct - St Mary’s School Open Day 13th Oct - Tetbury Film Society showing “Yuli”. 7.30 pm at the Dolphins Hall. Please see the article in this issue. 15th Oct - Avening School Open Day 16th Oct - Childrens story and craft sessions Restarts at Tetbury Library and continues monthly thereafter. 21th Oct - Launch of the Friendship Cafe 24th Oct - u3a “The Black Pit” performance at The Goods Shed. See poster in this issue. 27th Oct - Tetbury Film Society fundraiser. Please see the article in this issue. 31st Oct - Christ Church All Souls Day 4.00 pm 31st Oct - St Marys’ Chruch All Souls Day 31st Oct - Tetbury Good Shed “Community Environment Day” at Sir William Romney’s School V don olunt atio ary no nly

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of my working life in an environment in which formal suits were expected, but I never felt comfortable in one, resenting their depersonalising effect.

Suit Yourself Although it’s nearly a decade since I last worked in an office, I couldn’t help but cheer at recent reports of the demise of the suit as business wear. While some blamed working from home, journalists were making predictions pre-pandemic that lounge suits were on their way out. About time too, considering they first became fashionable in the 1860s. Why didn’t this sartorial shake-up come sooner? Starting my career under Thatcher’s government and the era of the power suit for woman, I spent a large part

This may seem surprising, considering how much I liked wearing a school uniform, albeit a more modern version than the one imposed on my sister, six forms ahead of me. Hers was the last class to have to wear berets, for example, on their journey to and from school. For my cohort, the old-fashioned gymslip was replaced by a straight-sided, waistless polyester tunic. In the third form, we switched to an A-line skirt of the same material. Our blue blouses were nylon instead of cotton, presumably chosen for their drip-dry, noiron properties. Whoever thought kitting out adolescents entirely in artificial fibres

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was a good idea had clearly never worked in a classroom in high summer. Changing schools at fourteen to one without a uniform added a new source of stress to my morning routine. I dithered over what to wear to fit in with my peers while remaining true to myself. For the rest of my teens, I lived largely in jeans, a habit that eventually went the same way as my slender teenage waist. Looking back, my changing attitude makes perfect sense. As teenagers, we were still working out who we were and took comfort in looking like everyone else, but by the time I entered the workplace, I knew who I was, and I certainly wasn’t prepared to be just another suit. When I gave up my last day-job to stay home and write, my wardrobe underwent a revolution. Except that, fast forward to the present, as I put my summer clothes away and dig out my winter ones, I spot a startling similarity between my current wardrobe staples and my old school uniform, only now my clothes are in natural fibres. There are abundant straight tunics and pinafore dresses, of which my favourite is in my school’s standard navy blue; plain cardigans and jumpers; and sensible MaryJane flats. Addicted to berets, I’m frequently told when bumping into someone who doesn’t know me very well, “Ooh, I didn’t recognise you without your hat!” A recent newspaper article bemoaning the sudden ubiquity of elastic-waisted trousers strikes me as a positive step to wean ourselves off lockdown pyjamas. While M&S may have stopped stocking suits in half their stores, the shop-floor space will surely come in handy for housing more trousers to accommodate our newly expanded waists. And that suits me very well indeed.


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Lion’s 200 Club An annual payment of £13 buys you into the Lion’s 200 Club lottery. We use these subscriptions to help local causes – and you get the chance to win a cash prize! Application forms can be obtained from Malcolm at Tetbury Hardware.

There is one winner for September who received £100.

Tetbury Lions involvement with Cherington Village Show parking was very successful. Many thanks to Lion Ken for his leadership and his tireless efforts on the day.

It has been wonderful to hold our meetings face to face again…

It is confirmed that The Wacky Races are going ahead on the 2nd of May 2022, past years have been fun-filled and great entertainment for all the family. No entry tickets are needed, all you need to do is pop the date in your diary and wander …and get the fundraising plans going down into town to experience all the thrills full steam ahead for various charities. We and spills, of which, if previous years are to were thrilled this month to be able to go by, there will be lots! If you would like help Avening Parish Council for a Zip Wire to be part of the team that puts the day to be installed for the local play park, I together, please do join us for a drink on understand it’s gone down a storm and has the 5th1of October at 7.30 pm at The Priory. been wellKP used over the 22/2/08 summer by21:50 the 100208 Gardens Page Lion Phil Williams will be giving an insight children, which is great to hear. into the planning and running of the event. We would love to see you there and would appreciate any help that you could give. It was a real honour to be able to receive the chain of office from Lion Malcolm Philby during the handover meeting. Living in and around Tetbury for years gives me a thorough understanding of the towns needs and being part of the Tetbury Lions, who are united in the desire to serve and support the community, allows me to put my knowledge to good use, give something back and help in whatever way I can.


Our aim is to expand the club with a mix of newcomers to Tetbury with new ideas, and more long-standing residents with experience of the town’s needs. The Tetbury club is just one in the global Lions organisation which has worldwide initiatives, but organises itself to suit local

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community needs. “Think Global, Act Local” is our philosophy.

If you are interested in our community, why not come along to one of our friendly meetings and see what we do, there is no obligation, but you will find our meetings a great mix of humour and business! The Lions recently held a BBQ to celebrate the fact that we could all be together once again. Thanks must go to Lion Colin Poole for being the chef. Finally, we still have a few tickets left for our Charter Night at Westonbirt School, on the 22nd of October. If you are interested please do get in contact.

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Tetbury Bowls Club Here at Tetbury Bowls Club we are coming towards the end… …of the season with just a few more midweek and weekend friendlies to play.

provided by our ‘Novice Competition’ winner Vincent Knauss, and much enjoyed by all. Our Spacehive fundraising has done incredibly well. We are looking forward to Race Night this Saturday but, along with some very generous donations from club members, friends and family, we are confident we will reach our target of almost £20,000. A huge thank you to all those who have helped.

Last week saw our club competition finals, At the end of September the club starts some fantastic play with very close scores, work on Phase 2 of our development with just the 51Up and Pride Pairs league project, to join the existing clubhouse to still to complete. We have been lucky with the new changing rooms, incorporating the weather this year though the last few disabled facilities and new indoor viewing evening matches have ended up being areas. Again, with some expert help, our played in the dark - not helped by an trusty team of members will do much electrical fault on one of our floodlights. The of the work themselves. Friday evening Saturday final was followed by delicious socials will continue in a slightly smaller 130208pork GLCorWilliams 22/2/08 22:03 Page 1 pulled beef rolls with coleslaw, club room, but we have several events at

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The first HOTS meeting to take place inside after eighteen months welcomed Tony McAleavy, who was speaking about ‘The Witches of Malmesbury’. that were reported to be “flying through the aire on a staffe” along with other odd things, and his friend, M.P. for Malmesbury Sir James Long, who questioned the women and committed them to Salisbury Gaol. Plus he looked at parish records and wills in Chippenham to help him unearth the story.

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Reports were made that a coven of witches were intent on killing or laming (harming) children, and the parents of children who died through mysterious illnesses were blaming this group of ‘witches’ for these occurrences.

Tony began by explaining that the events took place late in terms of witches compared with other parts of the country as most of the reports came from 1671 and ’72. Tony explained that he had carried out research about a 17th Century antiquary and writer called John Aubrey. John Aubrey wrote about a “cabal of witches”

The people involved were Alice Elgar, Goody Orchard, Elizabeth Peacock, Ann Tilling and Judith Witchell. Many of the accusations related to one family, the Webbs, which included the laming of Thomas Webb and threats made to Mary Webb. Other accusations included the killing of a gelding and mare worth £150 belonging to Henry Denning, but the worst charges were the killing of four girls, unconnected to the Webbs.


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Many of these women appeared to be poor beggars, one of whom, Alice Edgar a widow, was described as ‘obnoxious and begging with menaces’, who was eventually beaten up, committed suicide and was buried at a cross roads, as no consecrated ground was possible for suicide. Goody Orchard went to a house, Abbey Brewery, begging for yeast, but was turned away by Mary Bartholomew. Goody threatened Mary and then ran away. This action led Mary Bartholomew, nee Webb, to believe that she was being targeted by the witches. Goody Orchard was finally caught, confessed and was hanged at Salisbury. Ann Tilling, was accosted by Mary Bartholomew, leading to a confession with fourteen others being named as members of the ‘coven’. At that time, groups of three witches were deemed to be more powerful (ie Macbeth) and multiples of three even more so, so when nine names appeared, it led the authorities to interrogate them in the Old Court Room in Malmesbury on a variety of charges of witchcraft. Four of the women were sent to Salisbury. Of this number the ‘ringleader’ Elizabeth Peacock and Alice Webb were found not guilty, Sir James Long

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but Judith Witchell, Elizabeth’s sister and Ann Tilling were publicly hanged. Possibly because they had both confessed whereas the other two had not. At this time judges were inclined to support not guilty verdicts, but obviously confessions will have influenced their decisions! These were amongst the last hangings for witchcraft. Elizabeth Peacock survived and became solvent enough to write and leave a will. Our meeting next month will be Dr Alison Brookes or James Harris from the Corinium Museum speaking about “Prehistory of the Cotswolds: Highlights of the Material Culture and Settlement Archaeology of the District” on the 7th of October. 1001021

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Girlguiding Our new Ranger unit for girls aged 14-18 has started with great enthusiasm. Seven girls met for a taster session and planned their activities for the next few meetings. They also had their pick of leftover craft items in our storeroom and have produced some detailed tile paintings. They are already discussing exciting trips including a residential to Paris! Get in touch if your daughter would like to join them on alternate Thursday evenings.

The Rainbows were the next unit to return to the Malt House during the week of what we discovered was their 30th birthday. I’m sure we will find a way to celebrate later this term! The Guides and Brownies have all returned to meetings and although we all must find ways of being Covid secure we are still able to deliver a great programme and have fun as usual! We are currently running most of our units with just two regular adult volunteers which means meetings may have to be cancelled or we must ask already busy leaders to turn out on another evening. We would love to

welcome more to help run our meetings – our aim is to have at least four adult volunteers in each unit. If you are interested and would like to visit a meeting or discuss what is possible, please do get in touch. Rainbows is for girls aged 5-7, Brownies for those aged 7-10, Guides aged 10-14, Rangers 14-18 and leader opportunities are for all those aged 18+. Go to our website at Girlguiding.org.uk to register your daughter or to volunteer or contact us on our email address. Sue Doidge Tetbury District Commissioner tetbury@girlguidingglos.org.uk

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Tetbury Probus resumed its twice-monthly meetings in August. One of our members, Charles Rees, gave us a detailed and informative talk on the more recent history of Albania. From Ottoman rule, through King Zog, Italian interference and WW2 partisan warfare leading to the rise (with help from Kim Philby) of Enver Hoxha. He brought with him a strong dose of Marxist Leninism, and the nationalisation of everything in sight, as well as a KGB

type secret police but with improvements to schooling, medical services and rights for women. Help from the Soviet Union continued after Stalin died, but Hoxha thought that things were going too soft under his successors and turned to China for a purer Marxist Leninist ideology. He followed the Maoist line, even to the chaos of the Cultural Revolution. When China later turned to ‘Communism with Chinese Characteristics’ i.e., it became a commercial and industrial giant, the three million people of Albania were left to make their own way in the world.

Tetbury Probus The subject of our next meeting, presented by another colleague, was the beginning and growth of British Nuclear Power. Working as he had on several of our nuclear power stations, Richard Glanville was uniquely qualified to describe the various ways heat can be obtained by bringing certain isotopes of uranium close enough to produce heat, but not enough to produce a violent explosion. This heat had to be converted into pure high-pressure steam to drive the turbines, which provide the electricity we use today – to re-charge our smart phones! To build power stations when these processes were a step into the unknown was the work of our civil, mechanical and nuclear engineers, who, with mixed results, have brought us to the present day with the construction of the huge facility at Hinkley Point in Somerset.

Some of you will know that the previous writer of this column, Theo Stening, died in August. He was our colleague for many years and his wisdom and gentle wit will be greatly missed. Bob Burnett, Tetbury Probus


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The Feoffees and the Thirteen I am pleased to report that after almost eighteen months, we were finally able to hold our first joint Feoffee and Thirteen Meeting in September and it was wonderful to be able to discuss together the work that continued during the pandemic, along with planning for work in the coming months. Could I please start by making a polite request to all dog owners who use Herd Lane and the Allotment/Community Orchard area to walk and exercise their pets. Our members strim and maintain this area for the benefit of our entire community and recently we have been faced with the unacceptable situation of dog mess not being picked up by owners. This has meant that before any maintenance can take place, we have to remove the mess and it was particularly disappointing to find that we had to clear an area next to a memorial bench. We want all public areas to remain smart and tidy, however, we do need the community’s assistance in this, please be responsible and help us to provide clean, tidy, green space for all to enjoy. You will have noticed throughout the district that the phased introduction of cashless parking has begun and I can

confirm that in November it is planned that Chipping Car Park will move over and no cash will be accepted in the ticket machines. You will be able to pay for parking though the new Parking App, which you will need to download on your phone, or by contactless card payment. We were pleased to allow permission for the Tetbury Fire Service to use Chipping Steps as part of their training. They descended the steps with all equipment, practicing being able to access basement areas in the event of a fire and we were very pleased to be able to assist with this.

Finally, we are in the process of installing and replacing some of the benches on our land and we have recently installed a new bench in the community orchard in memory of Will Stoner. We also have plans to replace benches on the Millennium Green and London Road. If you think we may be able to help you or your group with an education or training grant or if you would like volunteer to help us or wish to know more about the work we do in our town, please visit our website – www.thefeoffeesoftetbury.co.uk - or speak to one of our members. Lance Vick – Chairman

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Mayor’s Report It’s October already and the Town Council Meetings are back in full swing now that the summer recess is over. Firstly I would like to congratulate all members of staff and Councillors involved in the “Out of Flock Down” event held in August, this was a hugely successful event and although the weather was not kind to begin with, I would like to thank all those of you who turned out to support what was a very “different” kind of day! We hope that this will become an annual event in some form. During the summer Tetbury gained a Gold and a Silver Olympian. It was very humbling to meet Tom McEwan and to talk about his success at the Tokyo Olympics, together with how much of an impact Team GB’s success has had on inspiring the next generation of Olympians. Recently I had the pleasure of joining the official opening of Upton Mill Care Home. Ms Angela Rippon was charged with this task, as she is an ambassador for the Alzheimer’s society and her compassion and knowledge truly shone through. It was lovely to see the residents, their families and staff enjoying the occasion. My heartfelt thanks must go to all who have worked tirelessly to keep our loved ones safe in these most difficult of times. I have also had the pleasure of meeting some of the residents of Steepleton, and took the opportunity to answer questions on issues that were of importance to them. At the time of writing this, I am looking forward to returning to Steepleton to have dinner in the restaurant. The restaurant is a great asset to the town, so do pop along and try it one day. Further to the appointment of Andrea Payne as Health and Wellbeing Co-Ordinator, I have some information to share. Andrea is available for members of the public to come into the Council Offices, by appointment only, to help signpost and assist with form filling on Monday and Friday mornings. You can contact Andrea direct on 01666 504670 or 07871631912 Tetbury Town Council Health and Wellbeing will be launching a Friendship Café commencing on Thursday the 21st of October between 10.00 am – 12.00 pm. This will take place at the Dolphins Hall, every Thursday morning until Christmas, and will be open to all members of the community. Andrea will again be running this, and each week there will be members of partner agencies invited to join in. The Dementia Café funding has been approved by the Health and Wellbeing Committee and will be up and running as soon as restrictions allow. The venue will be Upton Mill Care Home. Activities will be provided for those who a suffering with Dementia and advice/support will be available for carers. We are very much aware that this is a much-needed service and look forward to it getting off the ground. Tetbury Town Council has two vacancies for Councillors and at our Full Council meeting on the 27th of September we hope to have filled these as we have had seven applications. These will be filled by Co-Option, a voting process held by the existing Councillors, as no request for an election was submitted to CDC. I look forward to introducing the successful applicants in the next issue. Tetbury Police Museum is once again open to members of the public on Wednesdays and Fridays. While closed it has undertaken some refurbishment and of course, Covid Safety measures are in place. Cllr Ann Pearce Mayor Tetbury Town Council

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A few quick reflections on the season then, and what a few months it has been! A quick look of the stats and it shows we’ve seen more runs, wickets and games at the Recreation Ground than we’ve had in over twenty years. I’d like to take some credit and say it is the world class wickets I prepare, but in reality it is down to all the fantastic

volunteers who have joined in this year and allowed us to make cricket more accessible than ever and offer more opportunities to take part than ever before. We’ve doubled the size of the youth set up, added more senior players meaning we’re looking at a 3rd XI next season, given the ‘Old Farts’ as they lovingly call themselves (to me, they’re the veterans) an opportunity to get out on the pitch again, and of course launched our first ever women’s side. We really are creating a great little community down at

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Tetbury Camera Club ‘If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.’ Katharine Hepburn I know that Katharine Hepburn was not talking about photography when she said those words. Still, they do apply to photography, and photography has always had lots of rules. Because photography is the ‘Half-Blood Prince’ of science and art, rules were always going to have to be flexible. Science sets the physical boundaries, and art sets the creative boundaries of photography. Light, lenses, sensitised materials and how we process our images come from science. Composition, creativity, the use of colour or shades from black to white, and the emotional response we inspire in those who view our pictures come from art. The picture you see above was inspired by the paintings of the old masters. Where they could paint the light anyway they

chose to, I had to use light in a way that would allow me to give this picture that same feel. Understanding the science of light and how to modify it allowed me to do that. Laws of Physics determine how light acts, and we cannot change that. The


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We work to serve people here in Tetbury. And the beautiful church building is also a vital part of our community as a focus, and place for quiet prayer and reflection. All of this is costly. It is costly in terms of people’s time and talents, which are given so generously. And it is costly in financial terms. In total, our mission costs over £100,000 a year. And over half of that goes to pay the “Parish Share” – our contribution to having a parish priest in every parish. We are so grateful to all who give to support this work. However, we are now not raising enough money to cover our costs. Over recent years, we have used our savings – our reserves – to make up the shortfall. But this can’t go on forever. So, our campaign this autumn – called “The Gift of Love” aims to increase regular giving by £10,000 a year, to make up the deficit. It’s ambitious, but I pray this can be achieved. In the meantime, of course, our ministry goes on. There is a warm invitation to everybody – and especially families and children – to come along to the Harvest Festival at 10.00 am on Sunday the 17th of October. It will be a fun service of songs, prayers and readings for all ages, focussing on the wonder of creation. And do bring your gifts of donations for the Foodbank. And then, at the end of the month, we begin our season of remembrance by marking All Souls on Sunday the 31st of October. This is a special time for people to remember loved ones who have died, when the church will be open for people for a time of quiet reflection and perhaps to light a candle, with a special service at 6.00 pm. Please see our website for more information nearer the time.




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Autumn is now very much upon us and it won’t be long… …before we are working our way around the town removing all the summer bedding plants from the beds and displays that we tend in readiness for bulb planting and the winter months ahead. Even though the colorful bedding geraniums will be gone, long flowering perennials such as penstemons and hardy fuchsias, will continue to flower until the first frosts. The colorful foliage of the different shrubs that we use will also give interest and structure for a while longer and some will stay evergreen throughout the winter.

From the number of comments we are still receiving on a regular basis, it’s obvious that many people have enjoyed the floral displays over the past year and it continues to make us feel that our hard work is appreciated and worth all the effort. One of the most time consuming and challenging tasks we face each summer is watering, especially if we have a heatwave or a long period with no rain. We are extremely grateful to those residents and traders (you know who you are!), who helped with this enormous task by taking on the regular responsibility of watering the bed at Bray Brooke Close, Tesco filling station, the planter on Millennium Green, the tubs on the Chipping Steps and the troughs in Market Place. Your help with keeping these beds and planters watered made a huge difference to how much else WE could do, and we thank you all very much indeed.

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Tetbury Theatre Group At last we have had a Theatre visit, the first for eighteen months! We went to The Mill at Sonning to see Two into One, which is a comedy by Ray Cooney. Ray Cooney started writing in 1962 when he was actor for Brian Rix at the Whitehall Theatre, the name of which was changed later to the Trafalgar Theatre. The play was about a cabinet minister who arranges to spend the night with a young lady who is the P.A. to the Opposition. He makes the mistake of enlisting the assistance of his own secretary, George Pigden and, as result, Richard’s wife and the young lady’s husband turn up at the hotel. It was hilarious, slick

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Spending time outside, filling a void with a worthwhile activity, working as part of a small group enjoying the beautiful seasons this country has to offer, can only help boost both physical and mental wellbeing. True our shed is small and very cosy when it rains, but the essence of a Shed is not a building, but the connections and relationships between its members. Rest assured it is not as small as the extreme example in the illustration. We meet every Wednesday morning at the allotment in Herd Lane (behind the Royal Oak) from 10.00 am until 12.00 pm. All are welcome, even if you have little or no appetite for gardening. While the allotment project is now in its third year and doing very well, the second part of Men in Sheds, the workshop in the Cirencester Road industrial estate, is only just getting underway. At this site, several men have come forward to enjoy the fun but the painting of the outside of the container has been delayed by weather and holidays. However, with the removal of a lot of clutter and by moving items around to hopefully their final positions, the interior is taking shape as a safe place to work with tools. The acquisition of a generator has moved forward with a secure electrical supply now a priority, a huge step forward in making sure we can make tea; only then can we say the unit is fully functional. If you think you can help with cake or biscuits, or just want to enjoy the social side of the allotment or the workshop, please call Ken on 01666 504189. Ken White, Men in Sheds Team

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News from Christ Church We celebrate Creationtide at this time of year in the Church. At Christ Church we have had a little creation series on Sunday mornings. On the 19th of September Mike Dearsley, a local farmer, led our worship, then on the 26th of September we celebrated our Harvest Festival. After this service some of us took part in the Big Green Week apple pressing and crop swap. It seemed very appropriate to go from the harvest festival to an apple pressing. On Sunday the 3rd of October, the last of the mini-series, we will be looking at how we at Christ Church can take our next steps in becoming an Eco Church, and how we can add our voice to the campaigning to get the best possible deal at the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (cop26), the vital international conference on acting globally to deal with the climate emergency.

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We are again walking in the beautiful Cotswold countryside. We are so lucky… Our weekly walks from the Tetbury Goods Shed, usually starting at 10.00 am, feature some of the best walking around here. Sometimes we take cars to our starting point (and hopefully our ending point). Our walks are usually around five miles, and we grade them for difficulty so you decide which you would like to do. This last month we have walked from Uley up to the Bury and beyond to Cam Long Down. The views were glorious.

On the 7th of September we walked the beautiful Tresham valley which goes down via Hillesley. This hidden unpopulated valley is wonderful for walkers. If you want to walk with us and give it a try you are very welcome, We are a very friendly group. Our next walk is the Lasborough, Ozleworth Bottom walk. If you decide to walk with us regularly then becoming a member is only £6. Contact Julian Upton to join on 07818826530. Details of upcoming walks can be found on our website. They will continue to appear one month in advance, as a rolling programme moving through into autumn and winter. See www.tetburywalkers.co.uk under Walks Programme for details. Please phone or email

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There will be guided tours led by members of our school council as well as coffee and cake. Come and look around our wonderful school!

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We are also thrilled to announce that our much-loved Fledglings pre-school session has re-started on Friday afternoons, 2.00 pm

with the children feeling delighted at being back together again without the barriers of the bubble system and a sense of normality returning to the school day. We were so excited to welcome the new reception children starting in the Eagles Class on the first day. They have all settled in beautifully and already feel part of our school community. The new Owls class (y5/6) have barely sat in their seats and already they are off out on their residential visit to PGL Liddington, where they will take part in a variety of activities ranging from raft building to archery. They will also be taking part in the ever-popular crate challenge, where they will build and climb crates while attached to a rope and strive to build the biggest structure. The Kestrels class (y1/2) will also be venturing out of the classroom in a couple of weeks as they visit the John Moore Museum in Tewkesbury as part of their term topic on ‘The Great Fire of London’. They will get a chance to visit a Tudor House where they will learn how the houses were built and what materials were used. There will also be some visitors coming into school in the next few weeks. Dan the Skipping Man will be leading skipping sessions with each class and FGR will be resuming their PE lessons with the Eagles and Owls classes, as well as running an after-school sports club for KS2 pupils. The Hawks will be visited by a first-aider who will give them first aid training as part of their ‘keeping fit’ topic. !

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Avening WI Our first ‘live’ meeting in September took place in the Social Club and… …we had a very good crowd, including four new members. Our speaker, John Crowther, spoke about the plight of hedgehogs and the work done at the Help the Hedgehog Hospital. He stressed the need to protect and nurture the hedgehog for the good of our gardens. We had several events in August. We visited Ampney Brook House at Ampney Crucis. It was a very warm day for wandering around the garden, we were glad of tea and delicious cakes under the shade of the trees. It was interesting to see the progress after our visit a couple of years ago. In contrast, our treasure hunt social event in Minchinhampton had awful weather and had to be abandoned. However, members gathered in my house and enjoyed a picnic

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We are sad to report the departure of well-respected member, Maisie Stanton, who is leaving the area. Maisie has been a fundamental part of our WI and the wider village for many years. She has always been a hard-working member of the WI and an active committee member, including serving as President. Her Gloucester tarts, jams, chutney and homemade bread are legendry. In the wider community, she has played a substantial role; running the playgroup for many years; involved with Avening school as a parent and as a member of staff, and making many useful contributions to village life. Unfortunately, ill-health is forcing her and her husband Nigel to relocate nearer her family in the Forest of Dean. She is coming to the Community Café morning on the 21st of September in order that we can give her our best wishes for her new home. She will be greatly missed by everyone.

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Our speaker in October will be Dr Phoebe Carter who is responsible for the creation of the new Community Orchard above the playing fields in Avening. Visitors, as always, are very welcome to our meeting. Shirley Hand

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Did you come and join us last month at our Off the Rails Festival down at the Shed? Then you’ll know what a wonderful day it turned out to be. The weather was extremely kind, meaning everyone was able to enjoy the live music and various performances during the day. The amazing jazz duo Holder and Smith kicked off proceedings, followed by a steady stream of music ranging from classical guitar with Alan Brinley Shaw, through a variety of Folk including, Becky Dellow, Dryadic and the incredible trio Folk On. The Big R Big Band brought the music and atmosphere of the big band era and soon had people up on their feet dancing along. For our younger attendees there was a special tent with Storyteller John Row, accompanied by Magical Timmy, performing some amazing tricks. We even had a Hula Hooper, with the beautiful and talented Aisling Dacre, walking through the audience. We are extremely grateful to our Sponsors who made the event possible and to all our hard-working Volunteers who kept going nonstop throughout the day looking after

Details of our upcoming events are shown in our advert below, but do check out our Community Environment Day on the 31st of October. Called ‘Our World in your Hands’ we will be showcasing what you can do to help our environment and what is already being done locally. Entry is free all day, including an art exhibition from pupils at Sir William Romney, as well as the Evening Talks with a panel of Speakers answering your questions on agriculture, green energy and how to save money in the home - we look forward to seeing you.

everyone. A special thanks to Sasha and her team at the Whistle Stop Café who worked themselves into the ground providing sustenance for everyone. This event was the brainchild of our Artistic Director, Nick Ullmann and so delighted was he with how the day worked out that plans are already underway to do it all over again next year! In other news - work is coming along restoring and reinstating our original Signal Box alongside the Train Carriage at the rear of the Shed. David Walker and his intrepid team have been working extremely hard and we will tell you more next month.

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Over the last few months, we have been working very hard growing our ophthalmology service. This means that we can continue to offer excellent NHS wait times for outpatient appointments and cataract procedures in our day surgery unit. We now have seven highly experienced Consultant Ophthalmologists offering NHS and Private Patient appointments and surgery. Our patients consistently give us great reviews about their experiences of care when having cataract surgery. You can read these on the Reviews page on our website at www.tetburyhospital.co.uk

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Tetbury Nursery Playgroup using things like conkers, pine cones, leaf printing and pumpkins. If anyone is out walking and finds some autumn ‘treasures’ the children might like, or if anyone has an excess of pumpkins, sunflower heads, pine cones or conkers in their garden, we’d be very grateful here, and the children will love them, so please drop them in. At the end of last term we held a raffle and we’d like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all those who donated prizes, these included The Priory Inn, Lifestyle Health & Beauty, Han’s Bakes, Eager Sew & So, Fudgin’ Shell Brownies, Tetbury Hardware, Café 53, Avon and of course, our parents. With the money raised we’ve ordered some den-building materials and a big set of torches, which we know all the children will love.

We’ve had lots of changes at Tetbury Nursery Playgroup so far this term, with a newly fitted playgroup room, new childrens toilets and cloakroom area, and what everyone is talking about…the new colourful coat hooks! The children love choosing which colour hook to hang their coat and bag on in the morning. We’ve welcomed back returning children, and lots of new faces too, so the focus of our first few weeks has been to settle them all in. Our priority is to help them get used to new surroundings, new adults and friends, and new routines. The changes to the main room have made it more open and bright, and the children can more easily access a wide range of resources. We have a counting and weighing station, mark-making area, craft room, playdough section, play kitchen, cars and car mat, book corner, puzzle tables and much more on offer to the children. We’ve also changed the way we plan activities, making it more simple and more child-led. Our garden’s

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. Our creche and toddler stay and play group both remain closed for the time being, we’ll provide an update in the near future. Tetbury Nursery Playgroup

been very busy, with logs, tyres and crates available for the children to make their own courses, as well as sand, soil, digging and a mud kitchen to provide lots of prompts for their imagination.


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Beauty Corner I can’t say I am a huge winter fan it indeed does cause havoc with the skin; the cold weather exacerbates the symptoms of dry skin and in turn it becomes tight, uncomfortable, often flaky, sore and red. So, we need to adapt our skin care routines ready to face the colder months ahead. 1. I would be encouraging people to be using a more hydrating richer cleanser, you don’t want to be using anything too harsh or astringent when the skin is more sensitive.


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3. Use a richer hydrating cream at night, not only does the cold breeze often cause the skin to become dry but also the central heating can make it feel tighter. Everyone usually benefits from a richer cream at night, and this will aid with the dryness. 4. Reduce your retinol application, if you use a retinol you may wish to reduce the frequency or strength you are using. I love retinols they are fabulous for the skin, lockdown was the perfect time to up your retinol game, as no one was able to see your skin peeling. However, in the cold winter months the skin is much more prone to irritation, therefore I would be monitoring your skin closely and if you feel your skin is changing or becoming more sensitive, just ease off the retinol for a while.

What would I recommend using during the colder months? Beautiful skin is a commitment and consistency is key. Your top non-negotiable products should be a Cleanser (AM and PM), Toning Pads (AM and PM), Exfoliator (2 x weekly), a Hydrating Cream (AM and PM) and a SPF 30/50 (AM) – these would be my five essential products. I promise if you are using the best products for you personally and using them consistently you will notice such a difference. Do not be tempted to opt for wipes, and only


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September saw us back at The Goods Shed for the first time since March of last year, we were excited to gather for a casual Evening Meeting which coincided with the WI’s birthday. Members were welcomed with a glass of Prosecco and Chris led the toasts; we were very happy to raise a glass to toast the WI, but also in celebration of being together as a full group again. Seventy-one of our ladies joined us at The Goods Shed, it’s fair to say we were ready to catch up with friends, swapping stories and gossip, the sound of laughter and chat filled the room. Our WI gained ten new members during lockdown, and we were very pleased to welcome another six ladies to our fold on the evening. Our Institute now boasts a very healthy one hundred and six members. As life opens again, we will be able to enjoy more regular gatherings as a larger group. Our various interest groups have been getting together, where restrictions have allowed, throughout the past eighteen months. These smaller groups are designed to give our members an opportunity to share their interests with likeminded other members, gathering at various times focusing on particular interests and hobbies with timings and frequency dictated by the groups themselves. Over the years many have joined the WI to make

another crafty group, to bring a fresh outlook into the mix? As some have been enquiring about the Book Groups, it was decided that Linda would also head up a fourth book group. There is space for more to join the Gardening Group and the Art Group, and there were even murmurings of a Gin Group which sparked a lot of interest…. So, lots of choice for our ladies to engage with! friends, to build their support network, or perhaps to get to know new people having settled in a new area. Lifelong friendships have been built through our local WI. These groups have really proved invaluable during the pandemic, where the support and camaraderie offered really helped us to support each other. Chris has been working on some ideas for the Food Group. This group generally gets together several times a year to create learning events based around our common enjoyment of food, there is normally some lovely food to taste too! While the needlework group is presently oversubscribed, Linda spoke to us about her needlecraft group, where she has made some places available, with several ladies very interested in joining. However, perhaps some of our nimble-fingered newer members would like to start up

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The Malthouse the available space, very limited financial resources and the potential constraints of carrying out modifications to a building that has a number of listed features means that improvements to access will be a longer-term project. There are, however, several areas within the building which require improvement and upgrading in order for the premises to be made attractive to other user groups. Apart from the usual and ongoing need for painting and redecoration, the refurbishment of kitchen facilities, lavatories and smaller meeting rooms are examples of matters that the Trustees wish to plan for and carry out over the course of the next few years.

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The Trustees of the Tetbury Malthouse Foundation are pleased to report that the gradual lifting of the Covid-19 restrictions that affected many of Tetbury’s communal facilities means that the building may now welcome back a variety of users. Scouts, Guides, Cubs, Brownies, Beavers and Rainbows have begun to hold their weekly evening meetings in the main hall; Fitness, Pilates and Yoga groups are once again able to use the upper floor and main hall during daytime and evenings with fewer 720208 Nailsworth Dom Applian

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It is felt that coordination and supervision of works of this nature would best be carried out under the watchful eye of a suitably-qualified Project Manager, and the Trustees would very much like to hear from persons who reside in or close to the town who may be interested in taking on such a role on a professional basis. The Tetbury Malthouse Foundation was registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation in August 2019 with the charity number 1185077. Further information may be obtained by e-mailing tetburymalthouse@gmail.com M Johnson, on behalf of The Trustees of the Tetbury Malthouse Foundation

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Computer Advice Your Landline phone will be disconnected... Big changes are afoot if you use a landline at home and you do not pay for a broadband or fibre Internet connection. The future is digital, so the humble analogue telephone socket will no longer be supported at the end of 2025, so that much of the equipment in your local exchange can be removed. The remaining apparatus will only provide you with an internet connection, whether it is still via the copper phone cable or via a fibre connection. With this connection you can then use a VOIP (voice over internet protocol) phone or adapter plugged into an ethernet socket on your router to make phone calls. The latter could allow you to connect a standard landline phone with the current BT plug. If you use several handsets, your base station just needs to be connected and you can use your phones the same as you do at present. This adapter could also accommodate alarm connections, panic alarms etc, although compatibility should be checked with your provider to make sure you are ready for the changeover. Do note that if your provider cannot provide you with an internet phone service, third party providers are available. You can also transfer your existing landline number to provide continuity.

What will happen if you still require a landline phone, but have no internet connection and do not wish to have one? It is likely there are quite a few people in this situation, who need to make calls to friends, family and to keep in touch with the outside world. In such circumstances, the telephone operators should provide a basic internet connection with a very simple router that will allow the connection of a landline phone with the cost projected to be around the same as a current landline tariff with line rental. If your connection speed is very slow, it may not be possible to use a VOIP service as the internet speed could be too slow. Calls could stutter or fail completely. In such circumstances, if a speed upgrade is not possible, a mobile may be the only option.

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Garden Event in aid of Tetbury Hospital Foxley Manor, near Malmesbury recently played host to a sell-out Tetbury Hospital fundraising event. Proceedings began with a fascinating talk entitled “Rosemary Verey - Her Contribution and Legacy to c20th Gardening” delivered by Horticulturalist Margie Hoffnung, who had worked with Rosemary for ten years. This was followed

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Please note: We will adhere to Government Guidelines as the Covid situation eases. Please wear protective face coverings if you prefer to do so. Please try to avoid congestion, use our free Sanitiser and be polite and courteous to our staff and fellow customers.

Pet Products: We can supply most major brands of foods if our wholesaler stocks them, to feed your pets. Ask us about treats, litters, bedding, leads and harness’s and toys. If we can get it so can you!! Ask us for a quote you may even be surprised how competitive we are.

We stock a wide range of items and are pleased to say we will source other products for you. You will be surprised at our range and prices. Garden Care Products: Happy to help you with your gardening needs with our comprehensive range of Garden Care Products. Our new season 2022 Mr Fothergills Seeds will be with us in October so please buy early to avoid dissappoitment.

We currently have a large range of goods and services in Homewares, Electrical, Cleaning, Decorating, Key Cutting, Shoe Repairs, Fuels and much more. We do all we can to provide as wide a range of products services at the best possible rates.

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Thank you! We want to say a huge thank you to Stroud and District Athletic Club who supported Tetbury Hospital by donating £200 from their race in August. The event started at Cherington, and they asked our own wellknown member of the Friends Committee, Ann Tarlton, to fire the starting pistol! What a great day. If you need any more information on these events or have fundraising questions of your own, please email www. friendsoftetburyhospital.co.uk or call 01666 501786 Friends of Tetbury Hospital

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Leighterton School We have been delighted with our latest Ofsted report and… …are very excited to be able to share extracts from it with our community. “Leaders and staff are united in their ambition for pupils to succeed. They set high expectations in all aspects of the school’s work, which pupils rise to seamlessly. Behaviour in lessons is excellent. Pupils are attentive and always try their best. Adult expectations are high and even the youngest children can focus on the task in hand in a sustained manner. Pupils say that behaviour in the school is ‘not of concern’ and that ‘bad behaviour does not happen here’. They know that adults would help if they had any worries. The high-quality relationships between staff and pupils contribute to a positive learning culture. Pupils exude contentment, saying, ‘There’s loads of nice people to make friends with.’ Pupils are in universal agreement that this is a lovely school to be part of. They say that children are kind and disagreements short-lived. Pupils say that they can sort out fallings-out for themselves but know that staff are there to support them if needed. Pupils are keen to look out for one another and act as buddies to younger pupils. They told inspectors that they want to help others who may, from time to time, ‘be down in the dumps’. Everyone shares leaders’ high expectations of pupils. This is a school that is determined to get the best out of every pupil. The curriculum is coherent and well sequenced. Leaders have thought carefully about the content pupils will study and the sequence of learning in every year group. Pupils are highly engaged and enjoy learning. Lessons flow uninterrupted as pupils are attentive and concentrate well.

pupils have gaps in their learning, including gaps as a result of the disruption caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus). In reading, some pupils had forgotten some sounds that were previously secure. Staff have identified where extra support is needed and which sounds need further rehearsal. Teachers are now revisiting some of this key knowledge and pupils are catching up quickly. In the early years, children have a comprehensive and well-developed vocabulary. Here, language learning is strong. For instance, children are confident using sentence stems to explain their observations in understanding the world. When looking at plants through a magnifying glass, a child commented, ‘I noticed that carrots have spiky leaves.’ Older pupils talk enthusiastically about the books they are reading and their favourite authors. They are developing very positive attitudes towards reading. In key stage 1, leaders know that books are not yet as well matched to pupils’ phonic stage of development as they would like. Occasionally, pupils do not gain the full benefit of practice as books are a little too challenging. The mathematics curriculum is well sequenced as leaders have thought carefully about the content pupils will study. To compensate for the impact of COVID-19, there are now more opportunities for pupils to revisit important content. For example, a daily ‘flashback 4’ session at the start of each

lesson is supporting pupils in revisiting and recalling number facts, such as factors and fractions. Pupils with SEND make good use of hands-on resources to support their learning, keeping pace with their peers. Pupils are becoming competent mathematicians. In the wider curriculum, pupils achieve well. Leaders have carefully planned scientific topics that progress in difficulty as pupils move through the school. Teachers are skilled at connecting knowledge from previous topics, which helps pupils to understand new learning. Pupils have positive attitudes. Great care is afforded to promoting pupils’ wellbeing. The headteacher is clear that ‘happy children make happy learners.’ Pupils are full of praise for how the school looks after them both socially and academically. They say that school days are ‘fun and challenging’ in equal measure. There is a huge array of activities on offer. Pupils make the most of clubs; their attendance is high, and everyone takes part in something that appeals.” If you would like to come and have a look around our lovely school, we would be delighted to show you round. Please contact Mrs Davey in the school office on (01666) 890273 or through our website – www.leighterton.com to arrange a convenient time. Leighterton School

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Subject leaders work closely together and are effective. Teamwork is strong and Cards 2020.indd Business this helps to ease the workload while developing everyone’s skills effectively. Leaders place significant importance on developing staff subject knowledge. Professional development opportunities are used well.



Teachers are expert in the subjects that they teach. Provision for children in the early years, including children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), is particularly strong. Throughout the year groups, adults make regular checks on pupils’ understanding, referencing previous learning. They are skilled at supporting pupils in committing new learning to longterm memory. At this school, pupils are set firmly on the path to success. Assessment is used well to identify where

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Avening Zip Wire

Avening Primary school, Minchinhampton Golf Club, Avening Community Café, Avening Community Orchard and the Villager magazine. John Hetterley, Avening Parish Council

Tetbury Lions were pleased to support the Avening zip wire project Organised by Avening Parish Council and are delighted to see that it was completed in time for the school holidays. The Lions, in conjunction with Shirley Hand, donated £500 in memory of her husband Bert who was a Lions member and used to live in Avening. This helped achieve the target of around £10,000 for new playpark equipment. The zip wire has been enjoyed all through the summer by the Avening youngsters, it has proved a real hit.


More than two hundred Avening residents contributed towards the playpark project during two Crowdfunder campaigns over the last year. The Parish Council also received support from Cotswold District Council, Calor Rural Community Fund, GCC Growing our Communities Fund, Renishaw Charities Committee and The Langtree Trust. They would also like to thank local organisations for publicising through social media and newsletters, particularly


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