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TETBURY ADVERTISER

September 2019

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The Weighbridge Innsummer Enjoy the rest of the Home of the famous days (and at the "2 innights) 1" pie Weighbridge…. The Weighbridge Inn is a real, old-fashioned Cotswolds country pub. Dogs and children are welcome and there is a stunning garden to the rear with plenty of parking available. Located between Nailsworth and Minchinhampton, the pub is famous for its “2in1” pies. This is a unique dish of the filling of your choice on one side topped with mouth-wateringly crumbly pastry and accompanied by delicious cauliflower cheese on the other. However, the award winning Chef, Toby Refoy, also ensures a variety of weekly seasonal specials and home-made desserts are always available with four local real ales and a great wine selection to accompany them

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The Team Editorial/Advertising copy to:Richard Smith - Editor 35 Chavenage Lane, Tetbury GL8 8JT. Tel: 07884 265117 email: advertiser@tetburylions.co.uk Steve Parr - Accounts 11 Northlands Way, Tetbury, GL8 8YT. Tel: 07525 487870 email: accounts@tetburylions.co.uk Colin Poole - Distribution 47 Quail Meadows Tetbury GL8 8PQ. Tel: h) 01666 502573 (m) 07747 898291 email: distribution@tetburylions.co.uk

What’s On 1st September - ‘Plastic Free Picnic’ Millennium Green – 1.00 to 5.00 pm 3rd September – TFG scheduled walks begin Please see the Tetbury Footpath Group article 4th September – TAS Autumn schedule beings Please see the Tetbury Art Society article 5th September - Professor J. Tann at ‘HOTS’ Please see the article in this issue 9th September – Tetbury WI Meeting The Goods Shed - 7.30 pm

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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.

14th September – LE Perry Open Day 14th September - Tetbury Hospital Open Day 14th & 15th September – Heritage Weekend Please see the ‘Feofees’ article in this issue 14th & 15th September – HOTS Annual Exhibition Please see the ‘History of Tetbury Society’ article 15th September – Harvest Festival Services 18th September – Tetbury Film Society “Red Joan” (12A) - Dolphins Hall – 7.00 pm Please see the “new season” article in this issue 23rd September – Tetbury WI Coffee Morning The Snooty Fox - from 10.30 am 24th September – Beaudesert Park School Violin and Piano Recital - 7.30 pm 25th September – ‘Longfield’ Coffee Morning Market Hall Tetbury – 10.00 am to 12 noon 27th September – ‘Spiderman’ re-scheduled Please see the TAYCT article in this issue 28th September - McMillan Coffee Afternoon Tetbury Bowls Club - 12.00 noon to 5.00 pm

DOLPHINS HALL COMMUNITY CENTRE Bookings through Tetbury Town Council 01666 504670 or email: contact@dolphinshalltetbury.co.uk LIBRARY Close Gardens. Tel: 502258 (Mon 10.00-1.00, Tue 10.00-5.00, Wed 10.00-5.00, Fri 10.00-6.00, Sat 10.00-1.00) LOCAL AUTHORITIES Tetbury Town Council, Old Courthouse, Long Street. Tel: 504670 (Mon-Fri 9am - 3pm) Council Info. Services, in Council Office. Email: executiveofficer@tetbury.gov.uk Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester. Tel: (01285) 623000 NATIONAL EXPRESS Bookings taken at the Tourist Information Centre. Daily return service from Cirencester to Heathrow. www. visittetbury.co.uk

Contents Avening WI 42 Chelworth Bookworms 28 Computer Advice 10 Dolphins Dramatic Society 39 Eating Out 53 Friends of Tetbury Community Transport 29 Friends of Tetbury Hospital 30 Girlguiding 34 Goods Shed Play Area 64 ‘Greening Tetbury’ 17 History of Tetbury Society 46 Lion’s 200 Club 4 Lion’s Den 5 Mayor’s Report 26 News from Christ Church 61 News from St Marys’ Church 60 News from St Michael’s Church 56 People for You 59 Probus 66 Shots from a Lawyer’s Gun 24 South Cotswold Bridge Club 50 South Cotswolds Rotary Club 58 St Mary’s Playgroup 54 Summer Show 36-37 Tetbury and District Footpath Group 11 Tetbury Area Youth and Community Trust 9 Tetbury Art Society 32 Tetbury Bowls Club 12 Tetbury Cares - Men in Sheds 71 Tetbury Community Choir 23 Tetbury Film Society 52 Tetbury Goods Shed 65 Tetbury in Bloom 14 Tetbury Library 62 Tetbury Nursery Group 6 Tetbury Rugby Football Club 68 Tetbury Theatre Group 18 Tetbury WI 40 Tetfest 38 The Barn Theatre 67 The Feoffees and the Thirteen 45 U3A 48 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

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

Tetbury Town Crier Tony Evans, 24 Box Crescent, Minchinhampton, Nr. Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 9DJ. Tel: 01453 731355 Mob: 07969 302042 Email: tonyevanstowncrier@btinternet.com

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Young by Name Back to the Future There’s nothing like a holiday in a place very different from home to give you a fresh perspective. This summer we headed for East Anglia, which is as flat as a page of this magazine. Not only was the landscape a change from the gently undulating Cotswold hills, but we also learned a lot about British history.

Going Underground Neolithic flint mines: who knew? I thought flint was just something you found on the surface. But Neolithic tribes discovered that the best type for spearheads lay in a vertical seam thirty feet below the ground and they sank pits to dig it out. Near Thetford, my husband and daughter descended a mineshaft ladder to bear witness. (Smart delegation on my part!)

soldier ends in a combined dagger, axe and hammer – a medieval forerunner of the Swiss Army knife, on a grander scale.

Rising Up In the city museum of Ely, birthplace of republican Oliver Cromwell and base for Hereward the Wake, resistance leader against the Norman invasion, we learned the remarkable story of how the flooded fenland has been reclaimed and made available for farming, over the centuries. They’re nothing if not determined, these East Anglians.

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How did ordinary people cope with such gruesome methods of fighting? A Redcoat, polishing his musket, explained. “It was just normal life to them. When you’re used to slaughtering your own livestock to survive, the only difference in battle is that the blood and guts spilled are human.”

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“Ah, a time travelling baby!” I observed. “Just don’t try to separate him from Thomas,” replied his dad, a medieval peasant. “Some Romans tried that earlier, and there’s not much left of them.”

“I like your sunhat,” I smiled, thinking he must be melting in the heat. “Armoured straw,” he said with a wink. But this was no merely cosmetic exercise. Also on show were impressive demonstrations of historical skills, from hand-forging chainmail, to armed combat with a vast array of authentic weapons. Now I know what a poleaxe looks like, I realise how devastating actually being poleaxed would be. This stout stick taller than the

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Lion’s Den and member of ‘Medical Volunteers International.’ She presented a thoughtprovoking and sometimes harrowing account of her time in Athens earlier this year, where she was helping with the refugee crisis. My special thanks to her and her grandmother Pauline, who came to offer support. The summer show has been and gone, and despite the less than accommodating weather it was well supported successful. Lions manned the gates and the carparks as usual, and also helped run the “Big Pan,” offering Jesse Smith goodies to the show crowds and exhibitors.

As I pen my first contribution… …to the Lion’s Den for eight years, (when I was last President of this marvellous Club), I had expected to be mulling over my choice of words in the August sunshine, perhaps oiling the wheels with something summery like a glass of Rosé. Instead I am peering out through the gloom at rainsoaked lawns and dashed rose blooms and thinking about putting the kettle on!

scooter he has achieved great success and is the current Under-12 European Champion. In Barcelona last month Freddie came 10th in the world. Well done! We also had a presentation from Alice Barber - an inspiring advocate for

Despite changeable weather, we have been extraordinarily busy. My first two meetings of this new Presidential year have been packed with fresh topics and with numbers swelled by visiting guests and new members. This month we were honoured with a visit by Freddie ‘Apples’ Aplin and his parents, John and Amanda. We helped Freddie get to Barcelona for the 2019 World Roller Games. Freddie is from Tetbury and is only 10. With his titanium

I was very pleased to ‘badge up’ our latest member Derek Harvey in a ceremony at the August meeting. Welcome, Derek, to one of the finest Lion’s clubs in the land. It is only four years since we won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in the community, secured in part for our work in providing the Tetbury Advertiser, for which I’m once again honoured and very proud to be writing. The award is equivalent to an MBE, and during my time as President I am its custodian and keeper of the framed certificate signed by Her Majesty. Not bad for a small town of something over 6,000 people! In conclusion: I shall try to make this year as successful as possible for our Club, the Advertiser and the town. We’ve some fantastic ideas to delight the community and to keep things vibrant and successful. See below, the ‘Big Lions Quiz,’ at the Great Tythe Barn! It will be an epic night in beautiful surroundings, a chance to make money for charity and new friends too. Watch this space! Lion Tony Sykes, President, Tetbury Lions

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Tetbury Nursery Playgroup As we begin an exciting and busy new term, we’d like to offer a warm welcome to all our new starters, their families, and to the children returning after the summer break. We’d also like to wish those children who moved on from us at the end of last term a happy transition into primary school. The team here have been busy over the summer holidays cleaning, sorting, tidying and setting up new resources. We now have a new office, and improvements to our garden mean there is now a flowerbed for the children to plant flowers in, helping them learn to look after things and to watch them grow. It also looks like some fairy-folk have decided to make their home in an area of the playgroup garden too! Our crèche, playgroup and preschool sessions continue to be busy this year and this means we’ve been able to welcome new staff member Carmela Constable to the team. Carmela was a solicitor in the Philippines, moving to Tetbury seventeen years ago to marry husband Tom. Her three children attend St. Mary’s Primary School and Sir William Romney’s School. Continued support, growth and development of our team is important to us, and we’re pleased to say Caroline

Swinburne has recently completed her Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner through SGS College. In addition to the support provided by playgroup, thank you to the Tetbury Feoffees who also kindly contributed towards Caroline’s course fees with an Education and Training grant. September and October also sees staff complete their paediatric first aid training which is a requirement of early years staff every three years; the training will run over a four-week period. In September we will also be welcoming an Educational Psychologist who will be carrying out some training on Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Our Tuesday ‘Play and Stay’ group starts back from the 10th of September, from 9.15am - 11.15am. Parents, carers and grandparents can come along with their children to play and chat, there’s always a variety of activities for children from birth to pre-school age, fun crafts, song time and of course Laura’s legendary story-telling. In our playgroup and pre-school sessions this term, our priority is to ensure the children settle in well. We hope to spend plenty of time in the garden as we approach autumn - it’ll soon be time to dust off the waterproof trousers and get the wellies on to enjoy the puddles! It’s been an ongoing challenge for early years settings to find the funds to improve facilities and to provide the quality of resources we insist on to give children an enabling environment. At Tetbury Nursery playgroup one of the ways we fundraise is

through our ever popular Bingo evenings. These are every other Thursday evening from 7.00 pm at the playgroup in The Ferns (first game starts promptly at 7.30pm.) Everyone is welcome, there are great prizes, refreshments, company, fun and laughter. Please do come along to support us, no need to book, dates for the next 3 months are 5th and 19th September, 3rd, 17th, 31st October and 14th and 28th November. If you’d like to contact us about any of our sessions, or arrange a visit, please phone us on 01666 504855 or email us at tetburynurseryplaygroup@ eygloucestershire.co.uk Tetbury Nursery Playgroup

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It is the start of a new academic year - and it is always great for us to welcome back familiar faces to The Pod, as well as to see some new ones. Often, new year 7’s who are now able to come along for the first time. It’s great to catch up and hear all about what our regulars have got up to over the summer. We got some good weather in the second half of June and July, so managed to have plenty of outdoor sessions on the Rec. Sadly, our end of year barbecue did not quite work out, due to the rain on the last day of term. However, we still had a great evening and enjoyed our indoor hot dogs and some team games in the Dolphins Hall!

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We also had a great cake stall at Tetfest in July. We had great fun baking sweet treats and it was great to be part of a community event, advertising what we do. We made the decision last term to postpone our youth cinema evening showing ‘Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse,’ due to the date clashing with various SWR events, meaning many young people could not attend. We are pleased to announce that it will now be shown on Friday the 27th of September at The Goods Shed at 6.00 pm. As usual, we will have drinks and snacks available to buy for a proper cinema experience, but without the hefty price tag! Tickets will be available from Tetbury Hardware Store and on the goor, and it is open to all 11- to 18-year-olds. We would love young people to make the most out of the opportunity to visit a cinema performance in their own town, so please

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Tetbury Area Youth and Community Trust do head down yourself or send your young people down for an evening out in Tetbury. In September we are expanding our mentoring service and have two new volunteers who are going on training before they are ready to start working one-to-one with young people. Supporting young people is one of the things we at TAYCT get most excited about; we get to support young people gaining confidence and becoming stronger. Young people access mentoring for a variety of reasons, ranging from challenging family dynamics, mental health needs, educational challenges or social needs with peers – or anything in between. Mentoring has a positive and significant impact on young people, as they feel they have a safe place to be themselves where they won’t be judged. Jo had the pleasure of sharing the vision of TAYCT with Tetbury Lion’s ‘Community Solutions Team’ back in July. We love sharing what we do, and our aim is to provide more support to those who need it in Tetbury. If you feel that you could offer one or two hours a week to volunteer and in support of a young person, please do get in touch to find out more by emailing jo.tancock@tayct.org.uk Jo Tancock, Project Manager, TAYCT (Tetbury Area Youth & Community Trust)

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Computer Advice Windows 7 ‘end-of-life’ is rapidly approaching! As you may have read in my previous editorials, the Windows 7 operating system will be going end-of-life in January next year. If you are still using this version of Windows, you will need to act soon.

You can either upgrade or replace your system, although the former option could save you a tidy sum. When XP and Vista went end-of-life, many thought they could carry on using it indefinitely. However, many banking and other secure websites eventually prohibited users from logging on, as the security risk was too high. This will also happen with Windows 7. I have already upgraded many desktop and laptop computers, which are now happily running the new system. Why buy a new PC when your old one could be running just fine, saving you money - and the planet?

having to shell out for new kit. If you have a minimum of 3GB RAM and a hard disk with at least 50GB of free space, then you should be ready to go. I would recommend backing up your data before attempting an upgrade. If you are having issues with your installation it might be prudent to reformat the drive for a clean start with the new system. At the same time, swapping your hard drive for an SSD [Solid State Disk], will dramatically improve performance and breathe new life into your PC. If you need help with this, do let me know. When you are moving to Windows 10, I can make the process easy for you and give you the same Windows menu that you are used to, without the need to click on any tiles or wade through options you do not understand. If Apps baffle you, do not panic, you can use your favourite programs without having to use any of the new style apps at all. Having the latest version keeps you

Thank you for your patience if you have missed my editorials over the summer. I look forward to bringing you more news and tips over the coming months. So, if you have any queries on the above or anything else that might be affecting your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone, do get in touch. Don’t forget, if your device is running slow or it is not what it once was, let me run a service for you to improve its performance. Please contact Nic on 01666 502067, mail@ inghamassociates.com or go to www. tetburycomputershop.co.uk Ingham Associates, the Tetbury Computer Shop - now in my 31st year of Trading. ‘Computer Nic’

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Tetbury Footpath Group Tuesdays, then join us on the 29th. Visitors can just turn up at the start but, if possible, please contact the leader in advance. (The contact information for the leaders is also shown.) Walkers are not insured against personal injury or incapacity by the group everyone is responsible for their own safety and ability to complete the walks. For more information about the group, see our website: www.tetburywalkers.co.uk or contact us by email on tetburydfootgp@ gmail.com

Walks Program for September: Levels: A = easy to D = hilly

Come Rain, Come Shine! The group has continued to walk each Tuesday - even on the hottest day of the year so far. And we’ve walked when it has been raining and has been forecast to continue to do so - so whatever the weather, we walk. Some, easy walks – some, more challenging ones. Come and join us as in the open air in our lovely countryside! We welcome new members

and visitors on our walks – and for all walks we meet at the free car park at the Goods Shed. Some walks start directly from there - for others we use cars to get to the start/ finish location. The program of walks for September is below and includes the last of the four Sunday afternoon walks that are being tried this year, so if you are interested in walking with the group, but cannot manage

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03/09/19. Start 2.00 pm. Cars needed. A most delightful walk in the picturesque Toadsmoor Valley from Eastcombe. Much of it is easy along the Valley but there are two steep gradients to be beware of. Length 4m, 6.4km. Level B/C. Leader: Diana 502768

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Tetbury Bowls Club This is a very exciting time for Tetbury Bowls Club, as we have received planning permission for the development of our club house. Keeping the same overall footprint we hope to provide a larger clubroom, improved male and female changing rooms and, very importantly, new disabled facilities. We need to raise around £60,000 with fundraising already in progress to get the work started. Our members will be using their variety of skills as much as possible to keep our costs down. As they say: ‘Watch this space!’ It’s been a very mixed summer season up to now. Weather has played a large part and for several weeks our newly installed watering system was totally redundant, but we have enjoyed some great games with neighbouring clubs and internal club competitions. After a closely fought final our men’s A team ended up in fourth place in their league, the ladies didn’t do quite so well but neither team was bottom of the league and, considering lots of our players

were new this year, (talk about being thrown in at the deep end,) we did well. The social scene continues with Friday get togethers for Bingo and chat, as well as the bar being well patronised and open most nights. On Saturday the 28th of September we are holding a McMillan Coffee Afternoon up at the club, in memory of our member

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Tetbury in Bloom We have had a very busy summer, not only because of the usual deadheading and maintenance of our flower displays, but because the extended period of warm dry weather in July meant that we needed to water the beds and troughs on a regular basis. Happily, our efforts paid off, as everything did extremely well. We also made progress with the unexpected project on the ‘Audi’ roundabout that I mentioned in my previous article. During the first half of July, with muchneeded and greatly appreciated help from the Town Council ground staff, we managed to dig out by hand all the large shrubs from the middle of the roundabout, which instantly gave improved visibility for people trying to cross London Road to and from the Highfield housing development. It also created a much lighter look to the overall planting scheme. The fact that there were already established box bushes planted around the central tree meant that

we weren’t left with a totally empty space, although it did leave several huge patches of bare soil. Over the remaining half of July and throughout August we continued to prepare the entire star-shaped bed ready for us to add in several carefully chosen and well placed plants, including more spring flowering bulbs. The design and planting of the roundabout has always been greatly admired; it received national recognition in 2013 in a two-page centre spread feature in the gardening

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Greening Tetbury

This is a very exciting time in Tetbury! Why? Because people are hopeful.

signed up - and we continue to exchange ideas and suggestions of how best to tackle this global and local problem.

They are getting behind the idea that here in Tetbury we can do something to contribute towards saving ‘Our Common Home’ - the Planet!

The next step… at The Goods Shed on the 24th of July we had the Al Gore film: ‘An Inconvenient Truth, the Sequel. Truth to Power.’ This was a very powerful film about Climate Change and the difficult geopolitics that surround it.

How it all began… a few people from Tetbury and Area Churches Together (TACT) formed a Justice and Peace group with the theme of ‘Climate Change.’

On the 31st of July there was an educational, but anxiety-provoking talk, on Global Warming by John Andrews - again at The Goods Shed. Our planet is in a mess, but it is not too late to improve things!

The story so far... the first initiative was to challenge people to try to reduce their use of plastic, particularly single use plastic. In June we held ‘Tetbury Minimal Plastic’ month. What a fantastic response we had! People really got on board. A Facebook page was set up to which over 460 people

There followed a discussion meeting on the 7th of August when we joined forces with John Andrews again and invited anyone interested in tackling Climate Change to join the debate. The outcome of that meeting is that people have formed interest groups under the umbrella term ‘Greening Tetbury.’ The interest groups are Transport, Food, Energy, Communication and Minimal Plastic. A website will be developed to keep us all in touch with what is happening, and to encourage people to get involved. We will also keep you updated via the Tetbury Advertiser. Whatever religion you belong to - or if you are of no religion - all are welcome to join for the common purpose of tackling the problem of Climate Change.

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Tetbury Theatre Group In July it was the annual summer outing which was very special… …as our founder, treasurer, booking agent and researcher, Lin Ashby, retired after twenty-six years. This was the last trip Lin organised. Lin, (formerly Lin Tanswell,) started the group with Sheila Jones - arranging many wonderful theatre visits most months, greatly appreciated by all our members. We took a collection and Andy James (from the coach company we use) presented Lin with a painting, which we knew she had been looking at for some time. The outing was a great success, leaving Tetbury as usual by coach going to Bristol Waterfront. There, we boarded a boat for a trip around the harbour. The talk was

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Noel Coward promised his childhood friend Gertrude Lawrence that he would write a play that they could both star in and he sketched out the idea in Tokyo, then wrote it in Shanghai. He sent the script to Gertrude, who telegraphed back to say: ‘Have read play. Nothing wrong with it that can’t be fixed.’ In return he telegraphed: ‘The only thing that will be fixed is your performance…!’ I think it must have been a special play for him. We have lots of great trips to come. The next is the ‘Lion King’ at Bristol in September and we’re then at Stratford in October, Birmingham in November. If you would like more details about any of our trips, or if you would like to join us, do phone Diana Challis 01666 502728 or Helen Price – email retreatcottage17@ btinternet.com or look at our web site www.theatregroup.co.uk Celia Bays, Tetbury Theatre Group

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Tetbury Community Choi: “Down on the Farm”- at Christ Church! We have recently taken part in what has now become a regular and favourite fixture in our musical calendar - the Holiday@Home event. I should apologise here for erroneous information given within the last TCC article, regarding dates for this (I blame the weather you know; it was a very hot day when I was writing the relevant article!) I do hope that no-one was inconvenienced by the error. This event was held, as always, at Christ Church, and was spread over two days. It was very well attended on both days by residents of the local area, and Tetbury Community Choir are always delighted to

be a part of the entertainment provided. The theme this year was “Down on the Farm,” and the choir entered into the spirit of things by dressing up (or is that dressing down?) in appropriate farming attire. This was the first experience of the Holiday@ Home event for Nicki, our Musical Director, and I know that she enjoyed it very much, as we all did. Our audience seemed to enjoy the choir’s contribution enormously, and we have had plenty of positive feedback from the guests at the event. The choir always hope to provide a high standard of singing with a great deal of fun and entertainment, and we hope that we succeed in that. As a non-audition and truly ‘community’ choir, we welcome members of all backgrounds, ages, and

Tetbury Community Choir circumstances, with varying degrees of singing experience or no experience at all. In doing so, we recognise that there are liable to be one or two ‘wobbly moments’ sometimes, during a performance, (I have certainly had mine!) - but we continue to build on our already considerable abilities, year-on-year. The men’s section of our choir has certainly increased greatly in number - and is indeed a formidable force to be reckoned with! The choir are now preparing for our next concert, which will be on the 14th of December, and will be held at the Goods Shed. As usual it will include a good mix of music, so something for everyone, we hope. My lips are sealed as to the content, but I will say that there are some lovely pieces included in this next performance, so make sure you get your ticket on time; our last concert was virtually sold out. We are a very friendly and informal choir who like to have fun, even though we take our singing very seriously. New members are always welcome. We offer a couple of free “taster” practice sessions, so why not join us? In any case, we would love to see you at the next concert, either in the audience or singing with us. You can find out more about us on our website www. tetburycommunitychoir.co.uk Carolyn Marmont, Choir Member, Tetbury Community Choir

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Mayor’s Report A lot’s happened during this Summer! I’ve had the pleasure of attending some wonderful events, including the Feoffee Community Barbecue, ‘Tetfest,’ the ‘Global Warming’ talk by John Andrews and, of course, the Summer Show, in which I took part with Child Ambassador Andrew Ellis. At the news of the closure of the Sports Centre at SWRS, we held an extraordinary meeting of the Town Council and formed a Working Group to look at local Leisure and Recreation; the first meeting will be held early in September. To ensure Cotswold District Council understand the issues we face I asked Council Leader Joe Harris to meet with me; I’ll continue to keep him updated on local matters and to work with the District Council to find solutions. The Dolphins Inspirational Awards evening is on Friday the 18th of October at the Dolphins Hall, so if you’d like to nominate someone please contact Tara Niblett at the Town Council office, by phone on 01666 504670 or by email at executiveofficer@ tetbury.gov.uk I look forward to celebrating those who inspire us and who work hard to make Tetbury a very special place. Tetbury Town Council has an Emergency Plan for implementation at times of crisis

- and we are currently updating our list of volunteers and equipment. If you’d like to be involved as a volunteer, or have equipment or a service to provide, once again please contact Tara. Christmas is coming! We now only have sixteen weeks and plans for our Christmas light switch on are already underway. If you can help us, please contact me via the Town Council Office.

DAY CENTRE STATEMENT: URGENT HELP is required, to save our Wednesday and Friday Day Centre. When Cotswold Volunteer Service went into administration a few years ago, withdrawing Tetbury’s Care Services, Tetbury ‘Relief in Need’ took over the banking ONLY – and informally - which prevents us from applying for grant funding. The time’s now come for Tetbury to revisit the situation. Following financial review of the first six months of 2019, it’s apparent the Day Centre cannot continue to run at a deficit. Although lucky to be supported by donations from The Feoffees and Tetbury Lions in recent years, this funding cannot continue indefinitely - and projections show the centre will run out of money by the end of the year. A Community Interest Company is needed, to provide sustainable Elderly Care services for the town. We need to get a working

group to review both the facilities and the finances, enabling these services to be set up formally and thus able to apply for grant funding. This company will be of limited liability and need several Directors, so if you’d like to be involved or know someone else who would, please contact me, Cllr Stephen Hirst or Feoffee Dave Hicks. Meantime if you’d like to donate toward this valuable community service, or to sponsor a session, (currently each place costs around £20 with attendees being charged £10,) please donate via the Town Council Office. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Tetbury Relief in Need.’ BACS transfers to the Relief in Need bank account can be made to Sort Code 30-92-06, Account Number 01580297 quoting your name and the reference ‘Day Centre’ or ‘DC,’ so that we can allocate the funds accordingly. Should you have any questions, please contact me via the Town Council Office. Lastly, if you have any ideas or concerns regarding our town, please don’t hesitate to contact any Councillor – our contact details are on the Town Council website http://tetbury.gov.uk/about-the-council/ councillors/ - and we look forward to hearing from you and working for you. Cllr Nikki Ind, Tetbury Town Mayor Ed: This is an edited version of what was a very detailed report from the Mayor this month; the full version is available on the Town Council Website.

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Help us to create a ‘Bluebell Trail!’ Community Planting Day – 10.00 am to 12 noon, Saturday 21st September 2019 Tetbury Town Council and the Tetbury Feoffees are partnering with the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust in its ‘Wild Towns’ scheme across seven towns in Gloucestershire. In Tetbury the scheme will be focussed on the Rail Lands, to improve the stream bed, waterflows, biodiversity and public access. The scheme is valued at £40,000 – comprising £20K European money, £10K from the Town Council and £10K from the Feoffees. The Wildlife Trust will provide a Project Manager because it has the economies of scale to do so across the county; meaning that the Tetbury Council Taxpayer will pay only a quarter of the project cost, to benefit from £40,000 of improvement work, delivered by professionals.

Part of the overall project in Tetbury is to create a Bluebell Trail along the old rail track. What can you do to be part of this? • On Saturday 21st September we want volunteers (local families and their children, and local groups,) to plant thousands of bluebell bulbs along the Rail Lands. • Volunteers should come dressed for gardening and equipped with their own garden trowels • In advance of the day, we will put in some numbered stakes and map them. • Arriving at any time from 10.00 am to 12 noon, each group will be given: (a) a map or plan showing all the stakes/planting locations; (b) their own stake number; and (c) a bag or boxful of bluebell bulbs. • Our volunteers will then go off to find their allocated stake and plant their bulbs in the immediate area. • We then wait for April-May 2020, to enjoy the spectacle of our new Bluebell Trail! There’s no need to formally register, but we would like you to tell us that you intend to join in, so please call the Town Council on 01666 504670 or email townclerk@tetbury.gov.uk Stephen Holley, Town Clerk

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Friends of Tetbury Community Transport Advertiser - and also at various locations around the town. This service is donation based. Occasional trips to local garden centres or other hostelries on Wednesdays are also advertised in the same way and are once again donation based. Group minibus trips are available by arrangement: for information on availability contact FTCT by telephoning Roger Bellairs on 07759 142577. Other administration and all bookings, (other than the FTCT group minibus trips,) are made through Community Connexions on 0345 680 5029.

They provide transport mainly aimed at elderly and disabled residents – although all residents of GL8 are entitled to make use of their services. CC are based in Cheltenham and operate throughout Gloucestershire. The services they provide in Tetbury include a normal bus service on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday to Malmesbury, for which bus passes are accepted. Door-to-door service

every Tuesday morning to Tetbury town for which bus passes are accepted. Door-todoor service every Thursday morning and afternoon to Tetbury Tesco, for which bus passes are accepted. Door-to-door service to and from the Monday, Wednesday and Friday Day Centre clubs. Door-to-door service to Tetbury Library on the last Friday, monthly, in the morning. CC also undertake school runs. A volunteer car service in conjunction with CC’s service and sponsored by FTCT is donation-based and essentially, (but not exclusively,) intended to enable attendance for hospital, doctor and dentist appointments – and similar. The FTCT based in Tetbury provide three trips per month, normally on the second, third and fourth Saturdays of the month, to local towns and other destinations. These are advertised on Page 3 of the Tetbury

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The FTCT car service relies entirely on a small group of volunteers - and is constantly on the lookout for new recruits. Unfortunately, during this year the service has lost four volunteers, mainly due to ill health - increasing pressure on those who remain. Volunteers can offer whatever time they have available and the role need not be onerous. Anyone who can do at least a couple of trips a month would be welcomed with open arms. I can assure anyone who volunteers that the role is rewarding, and CC reimburse drivers at the rate of 45p per mile to cover expenses. If you’re able to help and would welcome an informal chat to find out more about the role, please contact me on 07759 142577.

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Friends of Tetbury Hospital Tetbury Hospital Annual Door-to-Door Collection Result: Thank you! The annual door-to-door collection was carried out by our loyal team of volunteers in June, providing an opportunity to chat to many local residents about our

hospital developments and to thank them personally for their generous donations over the years. The weather that week was not kind, but our trusty volunteers continued, in the pouring rain! When the collection envelopes were returned, we began the count. We are absolutely delighted to report that this year you have exceeded expectations and raised over our target of £11,000. I will update you on the exact total later, as donations are still coming in! This is an

incredible demonstration of community spirit, loyalty and generosity toward your local hospital and we thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. We’ve now been able to buy our flexible cystoscopy system, and our first NHS patients have already been treated. This means that you will no longer have to travel further afield for a cystoscopy procedure and can request of your GP that you see a urology consultant and receive your treatment in Tetbury. The Friends of Tetbury Hospital would also like to thank all our volunteers and give special thanks to Ann Tarlton, Ann Walsh, Sandra Whelan, Sally Nicholas and Katharine Landale – all of whom went ‘above and beyond’ with their energy and diligence in co-ordinating this year’s collection. Without them, it just wouldn’t have been possible. We are a unique hospital supported by a remarkable community, of which we can all be proud! On the 14th of September we are holding an open day, and we hope you will come along to look around the hospital to see the equipment and facilities which you’ve raised funds for over the years. If you would like to become involved, or to hear more about supporting the hospital, contact friends@tetburyhospital.co.uk

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Tetbury Art Society September already! With the nights beginning to draw in, it is time for us to resume our monthly indoor meetings at St Michael’s Hall. (But I am getting ahead of myself…) Where to start? Well, we were kindly invited to take part in an art-themed open day at the Ilsom House care home held on Friday the 28th of June. There was an art competition in classes Friends, Family (won by Joyce Smith) and Community (won by Josie Drinkwater), a small demonstration that we provided and a colouring table for those interested. There was also a buffet and piano recital and a chance to talk to Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, our Member of Parliament. Cari, their Activities Coordinator, had worked hard. For July and August, we sketched and painted outdoors on Monday afternoons.

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Girlguiding Brownie units from Tetbury joined together for a fantastic residential experience in July. Charlotte – the main leader and organiser - writes: “We took nineteen children to Macaroni woods for Pack Holiday. Our theme this year was ‘Brownies go to the festival’ - and it really wouldn’t have been a British festival without a downpour of rain on the second day! After the Brownies had arrived and settled in, we got straight into making festival accessories of flower garlands, anklets

and ribbon bracelets. We did try to have a sing-song around the campfire, but this was interrupted by the arrival of the rain. We still braved the outside though and sat under a big oak tree and carried on our campfire singing. We also tried some ‘moving and shaking’ from our new brownie programme. Everyone was finally asleep by 1.00 am on our first night, but we then had an early wake-up call at 5:50 am. On the second day we all got ready to go to our festival, with festival make up, outfits and hair glitter. We went to the funfair and cooked our own burgers for lunch. We also set a record, as for the first time since I have been taking girls away all Brownies stayed, and no one went home early. I would like to thank all the leaders who came on this holiday, from both units, as without you and your support we wouldn’t be able to do these events.

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I would also like to say a huge thank you to Simon Moss for providing the girls with festival accessories. Finally, a massive thank you to Lidl of Dursley for sponsoring our burger-making activity and giving us a discount on our food shopping.” Well done Charlotte and team – another successful event giving girls wonderful opportunities. We are looking forward to next May, when the whole District will be joining together for a residential at our HQ in Cheltenham to celebrate our 100th birthday. The summer term finished with a joint Brownie and Guide water games evening – luckily, on a fairly warm evening. Both Guide units got wet again when they tried stand up paddle boarding at South Cerney! We have a few changes in units from September. Caroline has moved from Brownies to Rainbows as Rhiain has finished leading the group. Thank you, Rhiain, for your efforts - and congratulations on finishing your leadership qualification. Casey and Nicky will now be leading the Tuesday Brownie unit. I am delighted to say that out of six girls who were working on their Duke of Edinburgh awards last year, five have decided to continue helping in the Rainbows and Brownies. We now have a total of nine young leaders in our units and we’re hoping they will all become unit leaders in the future!

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Summer Show Although it was occasionally a little damp, we do hope you enjoyed this year’s Summer Show! I should just like to thank the following for helping us to run the Show Day this year. Firstly, thanks to my hardworking committee – and committee members Penny and Nigel Dobson in particular, especially for the ‘new adventure’ they arranged in the extra marquee: free children’s entertainment for the Saturday afternoon. Surprisingly, over two performances only about thirty kids came along – and even more mysteriously not one

ice cream was sold, but this is a brand new incentive, so perhaps more will flock to the marquee next time.

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Thanks go to our many sponsors, too! The trade stands on Show Day were well worth a visit, so thank you again Penny – and thanks to the traders for their donations. Tetbury Lions did a sterling job on the gates and we could not have done without them, or without Lion Malcom from Tetbury Hardware who also dealt with our schedules.

and last but by no means least many thank to the supporters, exhibitors and visitors wh turned up on the day in what were some ver varied weather conditions.

Eagle Plant supplied the toilets and I must thank the Feoffees and Dolphin Recreation for the use of the ground. Well done to our Vice President David Prosser who presented the cups and thanks also to all our volunteer help on the day - particularly John from Jesse Smiths with ‘the big pan’ and invaluable assistance from Paul Stead and Roger and Janet Grzyb.

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What a fabulous summer! (Well most of the time…) And no, we haven’t been idly sitting in the sun all the time - the panto has been chosen, and written by our very own Neil Hainsworth. It will also be directed by him! You will all know the pantomime; it just has a different twist to the end of it: ‘Aladdin – The Uncle Strikes Back.’ The cast has been selected and rehearsals will start this month; the set has been designed - and even though the lovely Anne Smith has moved to South Wales, she

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Thanks to the ‘Expo Day’ arranged by Tetbury Town Council, we’ve gained some new members! Ned Mortlock, Richard Burton, Mia Ogden and after a couple of years away from us Andy Heap have now all entered the fold. It’s really great to have them all on board and for you the public to see some fresh faces. We are always looking for new members, especially younger ones who can sing – and if you don’t want to act there’s always plenty to do behind the scenes. If you’re interested, please do call Jenny Miles on 01666 503059. We’re a friendly bunch and will make you most welcome. Terri White, Dolphins Dramatic Society

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Avening WI I am sitting in my bedroom overlooking sand dunes and blue sea. No, not in Spain, but in mid-Wales! Just as good, if not better, on a beautiful morning like this. I am pleased to be away from Avening this week as there will be an interesting clash there between men laying cables in the High Street and the hordes of visitors going to the Gatcombe Horse Trials.

We have had two sessions of walking netball with Kemble WI. Still at the learning stage, we have had great fun and we’re looking forward to another session in September. Several members enjoyed an afternoon at the Federation Centenary Village Fair in the grounds in Cirencester at the home of the Bathurst Family. We are having a late summer meeting with a ploughman’s lunch and a friendly skittles match, where we will be joined by some members of Mitcheldean. We are working with this WI to produce a resolution for next

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We had a most enjoyable evening at the Goods Shed, hosted by Tetbury WI. We commenced with a delicious supper served with wine. The cake for their golden anniversary was cut by two founder members and the County Chairman proposed the toast to Tetbury WI. The talk by Caroline Lowsley Williams was illustrated with pictures of both Chavenage House and by the various celebrities who have been involved in filming there, (including of course the famous ‘Poldark’ TV series.) The proceeds of ‘Poldark’ paid for vital roof repairs to the building! In June we had a very pleasant afternoon at Ampney Brook House Garden. We were shown around by the gardener, who gave us a brief history of the house and garden which was only brought in 2012 and had no garden - only parkland and trees. The afternoon finished with hot drinks and home-made cakes served outside in the sunshine. Next, we are visiting a garden in Daglingworth. We have reached the end of the road with our Federation Skittles Knockout competition. The final match was arranged by Twyver WI and it was a strange match indeed! No ‘sticker-up’ arrived and there were only two balls to throw instead of three! After an interminable evening, Twyver were the winners, but our captain Wendy reported our ladies were “very well behaved” under the circumstances! It was a very warm day for our July walk around the lakes at Woodchester Mansion; lunch was taken at the Old Flying Club Café at Nympsfield. In August we are planning to walk around Frampton on Severn with lunch at the Three Horseshoes.

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South Cotswold Bridge Club Bidding a slam on less than 30 HCP We had a hand recently on which only one couple called and got a small slam. Sometimes distribution is as important, if not more important, than high card points: NORTH (15 HCP)

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Tetbury Film Society Love Film? Join Us! Wednesday the 18th of September marks the beginning of the new season for Tetbury Film Society.

Tetbury Film Society is back for a new season starting on the 18th of September.

We kick-off with the thriller ‘Red Joan’ from the renowned British theatre director Trevor Nunn. Dame Judi Dench stars as the retired physicist Joan Stanley who late in life is revealed to be a long-serving spy for the former Russian KGB.

All showings are at the Dolphins Hall on Wednesday evenings. Doors open at 7.00 pm - films start at 7:30 pm.

Amanda and I have viewed dozens of films between us over the last months, trying to select something for everyone. This season’s programme includes award winners from around the world, among them a biographical drama, a Scandinavian thriller, a comedy and a documentary. For details, check out our website (www.tetburyfilm. org.uk) or look for our advertisement in this month’s Advertiser.

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The Guilty (Cert 15) – Danish thriller. A police officer must race against time when he answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. Longfield Fundraiser, Sully: Miracle on the Hudson (Cert 12A) – The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River.

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We look forward to seeing you ‘back home’ in the familiar surroundings of the Dolphins Hall. We debated location at the AGM back in April, and the overwhelming opinion of our members was that they wanted to return to the Dolphins Hall where we have our own equipment and use of the hearing loop. Thank you to Tetbury Goods Shed for kindly hosting us last season. I for one will miss having an ice cream with the film! We are still welcoming new members and accepting membership renewals. It’s great value, averaging only £3 per film. Also, members can buy up to three guest tickets on the night. Liz Farnham, Tetbury Film Society

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Woman At War (Cert 12A) – Icelandic drama about a woman fighting to save the planet and adopt a child at the same time.

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The Divine Order (Cert 12A) – Swiss comedy drama in which a housewife causes a stir in her conservative town, when she leads a campaign to gain equal voting rights for women.

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Maudie (Cert 12A) – The true story of Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis, who painted cheerful scenes on whatever materials she could find.

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Lucky (Cert 15) – In his penultimate screen performance, Harry Dean Stanton brings all his 90 years of experience to this sad, sweet story of a cantankerous old man. Tetbury Hospital Fundraiser: film to be confirmed

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Faces Places (Cert 12A) – French documentary in which director Agnès Varda and artist JR create large-scale portraits of ordinary people - and post them in unusual places.

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Yuli (Cert 15) – The story of Cuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta’s rise to fame, told with the help of the man himself.

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Eating Out

A special occasion presenting an opportunity to eat out, once again we haggled over a venue for a Monday lunchtime meal, Monday being one of those odd days when some restaurants and pubs stay closed. After a search, we plumped for somewhere we hadn’t visited for years: The Potting Shed at Crudwell. And what a splendid decision it turned out to be! In a rare moment of forward planning, I called to book a table. Although it was

Monday and unlikely to be busy, the call served several purposes, initially establishing that they were indeed open, then that they were not only open but offering the full menu and thirdly to actually book the table. All of which turned into a bit of a result… It being a sunny July day, we weren’t the only ones who’d had the idea of a nice lunch. The place was extraordinarily busy, which led us to wonder if that was simply because they were one of the very few places available. But, when the food arrived, the reason became clear.

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Both my devilled Cornish crab on griddled sourdough and Flossy’s beetroot cured smoked salmon were deliciously fresh, light and tasty (though the crab wasn’t really ‘devilled’ to my taste) and very well judged in terms of size. To follow, garlic and chilli tiger prawns with green salad for me and the Potting Shed burger with Sriracha relish, fries, etc. for Flossy. I hadn’t expected fries or the prawns to be shell-on prawns (or the accompanying finger bowl, for that matter) as they weren’t mentioned on the menu, so there was a bit of wrestling to be done, but the prawns were firm and succulent and well worth the effort – and mess! Flossy’s (clearly) homemade burger was savoury and meaty and quite filling, which was lucky, because that meant I got to have a nice-sized bite to help out. Since it was a special occasion, dessert was calling. I felt compelled to have lemon polenta cake, lemon curd and meringue, while Flossy chose lime & elderflower sorbet with a shot of limoncello, both of which were lip-smackingly good. Worth an extra mention regarding the desserts was the service. Flossy not being able to stomach it, we asked which items contained fresh cream. In just a minute or two, the waitress returned from the kitchen with a menu on which she had marked the potentially ‘hazardous’ choices. Not revolutionary, I know, but a nice, efficient touch all the same. We enjoyed it all so much that a few weeks later we went with relations to tuck into beef carpaccio, mackerel on toast, twice baked souffle, soup, lamb rump, lemon sole, Flat Iron chicken and fish and chips. All four of us sat back full-bellied, reflecting on a what had been a sumptuous meal. With prices which are pretty competitive for round here, we reckon it well deserves to be busy on Monday lunchtimes - and certainly deserves another visit in the not too distant future! Fill

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St Mary’s Playgroup Has the summer gone? It’s the summer holidays still, but already I can feel September approaching. With lovely sunny weather so far, I’m sure I speak for everyone in hailing the wonderful opportunities it’s given us to be outside with our children: long may it last! Before looking forward I must take this opportunity to wish all the best to our wonderful preschool children who ‘flew the nest’ in July as they begin their journey to ‘big school’ very soon. We have made so many memories with our children since they started and can’t wait to see them take their independence, creativity and characters off with them to thrive in Reception. We will miss you all! As we look to welcoming lots of new faces and families in the new term, we will also have begun our new sessions in September with lots of exciting changes. We will be running Forest School for our 3+ children on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday alongside our indoor sessions at playgroup and will also be opening longer sessions Monday-Thursday with mornings available from 2 years. This is a huge change but one we have been carefully planning over the last year. We will be proudly sharing the impact of this each month as we move forward and look forward to reaching out to more of our local families looking for high-quality provision in an exciting and nurturing environment!

gov.uk/ or feel free to give us a call and ask to speak to us about what funding you might be able to receive to help with the cost of childcare. Last term our Seedlings baby and toddler group was extremely popular and will continue to run on a Monday morning from September. We are so excited to see lots of new and lovely faces (as well as our ‘regulars’!) and if you haven’t popped in recently we would welcome you to come

along and join us at our friendly sessions on Monday mornings from 9-11am at Christ church to see what we are all about, chat with staff and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee whilst your children enjoy the lovely activities (and snack!) on offer. For further details please visit our Facebook page or call us on 01666 503777 to find out more. Heidi Bailey, Playgroup Leader

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News from St Michael’s Church September is often the start of new beginnings, whether it is school for the first time, a new school or university. Along with St Peter’s, Cirencester, we too are starting a new beginning. As a parish we’ve had a period of continuity which we have not had since Mgr. William Mitchell (RIP) was parish priest, but after six years as our Parish Priest, it is time to bid “Goodbye and Thank You!” to Father Isidore Obi. Fr Isidore will go on to become parish priest at Holy Family Church, Swindon and will continue with his work on the Marriage Tribunal and other Diocesan commitments. We will remember him for his enthusiasm, spiritual guidance and his inspirational homilies. He has always taken part in our Irish celebration evenings and Michael Fest evenings – occasionally dressed in his national costume and playing the drums! Along with his predecessor he has a wicked sense of humour and enjoyed a good laugh! We are holding a ‘bring and share’ evening buffet on his last Friday as we say goodbye – and his last Mass will be on Sunday the 1st of September at 9.00 am. All those who have known Fr Isidore are welcome

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to attend; we want to make his last Mass memorable for him.

God’s Church is always open with a warm welcome, followed by coffee after Mass.

We wish Father every success, happiness and God’s Blessing for his new challenge.

Our Michael Fest celebrations commence with a Musical evening on Friday the 27th September at 7.30 pm - tickets are £5.00. This always promises to be an enjoyable evening, so please come and join us. On Sunday the 29th of September our 9.00 am Mass will be one of Celebration and Thanksgiving, remembering those who have worked hard to build the parish - and those now working hard to keep it happy and successful. You are welcome to join us for either or both of these events.

During September, we will be welcoming our new parish priest – Father Philip Thomas, who will also be parish priest of St Peter’s Church at Cirencester. We hope that he will be happy with us and enjoy life in Tetbury and Cirencester. Fr Philip was ordained a Catholic Priest by Bishop Mervyn Alexander in 1996 and joins us from Wells and Cheddar. We will be recommencing our Children’s Liturgy during Sunday Mass, starting on the 15th September. We welcome all children – and especially those whose families are new to Tetbury. Indeed, we welcome all those new to the town to attend our 9.00 am Sunday Mass – as well as those who for whatever reason have been away for a while.

Wishing you all - especially those starting a new term at school, a new job, or anything challenging and new a happy and successful time - and wishing God’s Blessing on you all. Elaine Wright, Parish Administrator, St Michaels Catholic Church, Silver Street

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South Cotswolds Rotary Club We are rapidly approaching our flagship event on 29th September 2019 - the Badminton Horseless Trial Event (HTE). It’s a 5k and 10k cross country event either for individuals or teams of four run at the Badminton Park the home of the “Badminton Horse Trials” and including one or two of the obstacles! It is a marvelous opportunity for entrants to obtain sponsorship to raise money for their

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co.uk and follow the link from Badminton HTE 2019 or just turn up on the day. (Preregistering before the 22nd of September enables a free car park pass.) Among those who will be entering are pupils from Sir William Romney’s School to raise money for their “Outside Social Spaces Project.” This is an ambitious project, driven by the pupils, to improve areas to enable them to meet and interact in a convivial environment. As a club we were so impressed with the enthusiasm of the pupils, supported by the Headmaster Jon Bell and his staff, that we awarded a grant towards their fundraising efforts. President Peter Wyman presented a cheque to three pupil representatives. In addition to fundraising activities as a club we also have social events. We recently paid a visit to The Duchy Home Farm. David Wilson the farm manager gave us an initial introduction to the farm indicating its extent and the various soil types which informed the land use. He also explained the principles behind the organic farming regime of The Duchy Home Farm. We were then given a walking tour over some of the land, demonstrating the crop rotation employed. Afternoon tea at The Snooty Fox brought a very enjoyable afternoon to a conclusion. If you would like to join like-minded people supporting their local communities, come and join us. Contact us through our website or telephone me on 01666 502548 for further details. Doug Hughes, Secretary, RCSC All Aspects of Interior Exterior Painting

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‘People For You’ is now in its eleventh year of operation, providing a unique and much valued volunteer befriending service for the communities of Tetbury and neighbouring villages. And we’re moving forward to establish a new and independent charitable organisation, to ensure that the service currently provided can both continue and flourish. The name will remain unchanged, as will the contact telephone number.

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News from St Marys’ Church

At St Marys’ Church we are all praying for our children and young people, as they start their new school year. And with our primary-school children we’ve made these pretty blessings cards, which say: “God bless you” … with love and prayers from everyone at St Marys’ Church. Our Curate Rob and I give them to the children to tie on to their school bags as they arrive; we hope it helps get them off to a good start!

Finally, on personal note, I am taking a three-month sabbatical starting in midOctober, leaving everything in the hands of our wonderful team at St Marys’, including of course our Curate Rob. I will be on retreat for a month, and then spending time with my husband Garry in Italy (lucky us!) The Church of England offers this to all parish priests, every seven years or so. It is a huge privilege to be given this time away, and it will be a 681010 March Roofing:Layout 1

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At the recent AGM of the Tetbury Rail Lands Regeneration Trust, under whose umbrella the Goods Shed Arts Centre operates, current Chair Christine Berry announced that three Trustees had decided it was time to stand down. She says: “Will Cook and Julia Hasler have both been instrumental over the years in getting the project off the ground, for which they deserve our total appreciation. They have both expressed a strong wish to continue to be supportive of the Goods Shed project but wish to stand back from day to day administration. Grayham Cleaver is also a long-standing Trustee and over the years has worked incredibly hard, like Will, (and saving us a fortune) to keep the physical structure up-to-date. “A very successful, busy centre for the community has been created through years of goodwill from our community, hard work and great expertise, be it with buildings, the foundations of an active arts centre or the cafe. We acknowledge our enormous debt to Will and hope very much that he will continue his position as Honorary President. We thank Julia for her creative impetus in setting up the Arts Centre and her success in raising funds to take us forward. There is so much to celebrate in the undoubted success of this amazing project. “While it is sad to see such stalwart leaders and supporters step down it gives us the opportunity to bring in some new Trustees with the specific strengths needed to take the project forward. We are therefore looking for potential new trustees who have experience in arts administration, the creative arts or marketing.” Please contact Christine Berry c/o office@shed-arts.co.uk

Regular visitors to the Shed often comment on our changing Art Exhibitions. Each Artist normally displays their work for around six weeks, and we aim to ring the changes in style and artistic medium. Local Artist, Alison Vickery, with her scenes from around Tetbury, together with her flower studies proved very popular and currently we have Concrete Fever Dream, a presentation of largescale graphic prints produced by Norfolk based Artist Will Hurt. This series showcases images developed using the artist’s proprietary software “Mass” to create drawings and animations so saturated with complex geometry that they are only possible due to recent developments in computer hardware. Later this year we are holding a Community Art Exhibition inviting local Artists, young and old, to submit one framed piece to go on display. You can choose from a wide range of medium = crayon, oil, water colours, etc (no photographs please – not this time around. More information will be available on our website shortly. For up to date news on all ongoing developments, do keep an eye on our website! Or, better still, sign up to our regular newsletters and ‘whats on’ alerts, to be amongst the first to learn what is happening down at the Shed. Go to www.shed-arts.co.uk and follow the links.

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5 Mamma Mia Here We Go Again SINGALONG (12A) 7.30 pm. Join us for a wonderful evening singing along to all your favourite Abba tunes. 12 Fighting with My Family (12A) 7.30 pm. biographical sports comedy-drama starring Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson. 19 Ash is Purest White (15) 7.30 pm. Story of violent love spanning 16 years set in the Chinese criminal underworld. 26 Eaten by Lions (12) 7.30 pm. Half-brothers Omar & Pete embark on a journey to find Omar’s real father, after their parents are eaten by lions.

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Shirley and I were delighted to be invited to a packed press night… …for the third production of this year’s programme at the Barn Theatre – and there was no mystery about the success of this barn-storming farce. This version of ‘The 39 Steps’ was a comicthriller parody, based on a combination of both John Buchan’s 1915 novel and Hitchcock’s classic 1935 movie. The cast of four very talented actors took us through a fast-moving play in two acts, moving from London to the desolate moors of Scotland and then back to London. The play seeks the meaning of the clue ‘the 39 Steps,’ given to the main character Richard Hannay by a

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The Youth section had varied fortunes – entertaining touring sides and recording some notable victories. We’re also pleased to report that we’ll be fielding a ‘Colts’ team in conjunction with Cirencester RFC, to ensure there’s a pathway for our junior players to progress to Senior rugby when they’re ready. We ran summer ‘touch’ sessions on the Recreation Ground, and these were well attended – the focus has now switched to training, which takes place on a Tuesday evening. We’re keen to recruit new, lapsed and former players at all age levels and ability levels – please see our advertising

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