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TEWKESBURY’S VERY OWN NATURAL WORLD Summer is approaching and Tewkesbury Nature Reserve is now waking up and breaking out into spring, providing an oasis of calm for all to enjoy- free of charge - on the edge of the town.

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The reserve was established at the end of 2013, and is now a great place for all Tewkesbury residents to visit and experience the wildlife and nature right on their doorstep. Over the last four years, work has been progressing to add river meanders, extend the reed beds and ponds, plant a community orchard, develop the beginnings of a wildflower meadow, pollard some of the trees and generally manage land which had been neglected for many years. The most obvious sign of change is the increasing bird population since reed beds were installed. In addition to the little egrets that regularly visit the reserve, there are now a couple of great egrets visiting as well. In all eighty different bird species have been observed on the reserve. Visitors walking qui-

ed but this year we have had a couple of issues. Part of the fence keeping the cattle in has been cut away and will need to be replaced. “Also, after a recent incident, we must ask dog owners to keep their animals on a lead when near the livestock. Tewkesbury Nature Reserve from the air

etly around the ponds may see the resident heron that has been around from the start. Last year two cormorants took advantage of the ponds too, also feeding for fish. As well as bird life, there is a growing butterfly and moth population and many dragonflies, damsel flies and

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invertebrates are thriving too. Photographers are encouraged to visit the reserve; different times of year provide great photo opportunities, as the pictures in this article show. Tewkesbury Nature Reserve spokesman Larry Blacker said: “Part of our responsibilities include a certain amount of farming which is why we continue to have sheep on the reserve. In early 2016, a small number of cattle were introduced too. “Of course their presence needs to be respect-

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“The reserve is there for all to enjoy. We continue to develop the land with ambitious aims. “If anyone would like to be kept informed of activities held on the reserve, or would like to volunteer to help, then drop me an email to larryblacker@hotmail.com."

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Marina Court, in Trafalgar Road, has a ‘Community Hub’ offering a varied health and wellbeing programme. It includes innovative, preventative and enabling classes along with holistic therapies, learning opportunities and social events too. Any income generated is reinvested and means the scheme is always evolving to meet the changing needs of residents and the wider community. Over the last twelve months, funds raised have delivered an outdoor gym, a wildlife area with pond, table tennis table, and specially designed inclusive archery equipment. Residents have played an active part in fundraising for Marina Court; £20,000 in the past two years, including five grant awards for

outdoor activities for the wider community. Residents have also raised over £6000 for local charities including the Royal British Legion, MacMillan Cancer Support and Acorns Childrens Charity. Residents also knit for the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital neo-natal unit, make Twiddlemuffs for dementia sufferers, and teach their skills to local schoolchildren who visit regularly. These achievements show that, when enabled, people within Extra Care can bring a valued contribution to society. LaingBuisson judges commented that Marina Court was “A very well run Extra Care site. Excellent use of the community hub with a list of interesting and unusual facilities.”

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ABBEY PREPARES FOR 900th ANNIVERSARY Roseanne McEwan, Brand Development Manager at Cotteswold Dairy, has been appointed as Chair of Tewkesbury Abbey’s new 20.21 Steering Committee. The committee will plan and execute events for the year-long celebrations which, will mark the 900th anniversary of the consecration of the Norman Abbey. They will run from October 2020 to October 2021. It will also be responsible for planning and executing events leading up to the year by actively engaging with local community and business groups. “Roseanne is wellplaced to chair our committee for the 20.21 celebrations as she grew up on the outskirts of Tewkesbury and her family business is Cotteswold Dairy, where she heads up all aspects of marketing,” said the Vicar of Tewkesbury Abbey, The Revd Canon Paul Williams. “Her late grandfather, Harry Workman, was a popular figure in the town and her father,

Avon Weir and The Abbey (Photo: Adam Jackson)

Roger Workman, is still well-known in the town within business circles and for his generosity.” Father Paul explained that it is Roseanne’s enthusiastic attitude that encourages others to get involved in the community. “She makes people aware of the importance of working together and has raised a significant amount of money for different charities on both an individual level and by facilitating those in business to get involved and see what a

difference donating money and goods can do and how this can impact on the lives of others.” Over the next four years, the committee will plan a number of events which will get people involved on both a personal and business level to assist the local community. If you would like to get involved or receive regular updates please email 20.21@tewkesburyabbey.org.uk. You can also follow Tewkesbury 2021 on Facebook and Twitter.

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DERBY DAY AT RIPPLE SPRING FETE Budding Lewis Hamiltons could kickstart their racing careers this month, by entering the Box Kart Challenge at Ripple Fete. Entries are now open for the soapbox derby, which will take place on a timed track at the village fete on Saturday 27th May (2-5pm). Entrants are invited to build their own nonmotorised karts, and compete in them for a prize on the day. The ‘Great Ripple Bake Off’ will also be held again this year. Those making their cakes will have an earlier start than the karters. Bakers should collect their ingredients from The Railway Inn at 10am, and return cakes for judging at 2pm.

Last year’s dog show All the usual fun activities will be held too - including a dog show, stalls, tombola, children's races and refreshments. For more information about the fete and its

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Country market helps to top up Tewkesbury in bloom’s pot The ladies and gentleman of Tewkesbury's Country Market have raised over £140 in help top up Tewkesbury in Bloom's fundraising pot to brighten up the town with summer plants, writes Shelby Powell. Thanks to Rose, Sarah and Carol the team donated prizes for an Easter raffle to help gardening volunteers. The Country Market team meet every Friday morning at the Town Hall (except Bank Holidays) and you can pick up delicious homemade cakes, bread and biscuits, unique crafts and handmade items, plus plants and other locally grown or sourced produce including eggs. There's always a friendly face to greet you, and they do a good cup of tea too!

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PHARMACY MATTERS by Peter Badham

Home prescription deliveries can free up space at new Medical Centre

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After years of hard work and planning, Tewkesbury now has a new Medical Centre, writes local pharmacist Peter Badham. I am sure this new facility will bring enormous benefits to patients, as the GPs are now providing services in a purpose built centre. We all congratulate the GPs on their determination in seeing this project to completion. In my experience car parking for patients is always an issue at any Medical Centre.

Some surgeries have no parking at all. They rely on patients finding their way to the surgery by public transport or parking as close as they can. Nationally 80% of prescriptions issued are for repeat medication, and this is where a pharmacy can help. Why go to the surgery at all for prescriptions for your

TEWKESBURY’S MARKETS IN MAY Two popular markets will be held in Tewkesbury this month. On the morning of Saturday 13th May, the Farmers & Crafts Market returns to the Abbey Lawns Car Park - with lots of fresh local produce and artisan goods on sale. Saturday 27th May will see the High Street pedestrianised and filled with stalls from 9am-5pm for the Food and Craft Market, which always attracts plenty of visitors to the town. For more information see the www.visittewkesbury.info website

Peter Badham regular medication? Prescriptions for most medications can now be sent electronically to pharmacies, as soon as the GP signs off the prescription. Furthermore Badham Pharmacy offers a free, no criteria, delivery service all around Tewkesbury. Our experienced delivery drivers cover over a hundred miles a day, ensuring patients get their medication on time. So next time you want any prescription medication, consider having it delivered to your door This will free up parking spaces near the new Medical Centre for patients who have an appointment with their GP.

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155 High Street Tewkesbury GL20 5JP

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Tewkesbury

Located in a small hamlet in a rural location and on the edge of Tewkesbury - This is a beautiful detached home. 3 Double Bedrooms; Master with Ensuite; 3 Reception Rooms; Kitchen/ Breakfast Room; Utility Room; Views of the Cotswolds & Malverns; Attractive Private Garden; Ample Driveway Parking; Double Garage with Power & Light. EPC D.

£550,000

This is a pretty timber framed detached cottage sitting in a semi-rural, elevated position with lovely views over open countryside. 4 Bedrooms; Master with Ensuite; 2 Reception Rooms; Kitchen/ Breakfast Room; Utility Room; Upstairs Shower Room; Study; Ample Driveway Parking; Single Garage; Summer House; Front & Rear Gardens. EPC E.

Long Green

£475,000

Teddington

With the elegance of the Georgian period clearly in evidence in this classic home, you will not fail to be impressed by the feeling of space and grandeur. 4 bedrooms; master with ensuite; 3 reception rooms; kitchen/ breakfast room; utility room; downstairs wc; upstairs family bathroom; ample driveway parking; private rear garden. EPC E.

£450,000

Little Beckford

£415,000

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£375,000

Twyning

£350,000

Move straight in! That really is the quality of the presentation. Detached with far reaching views to Cleeve Hill, this 4 bedroom home with ensuite, separate dining room; large lounge, kitchen/breakfast room; downstairs wc; double garage and driveway parking must be viewed! EPC E.

With a beautifully presented and private rear garden, this individually designed and built detached bungalow is lovely. 2 double bedrooms; 3 reception rooms; kitchen/ breakfast room; modern shower room; ample driveway parking; carport; useable attic space. EPC D.

Situated within a close of exclusively detached properties. 2 double bedrooms ; lounge; conservatory; separate dining room; kitchen with patio doors; gated side access to rear on both sides; private rear garden; garage; block paved driveway with parking for several cars. EPC tba.

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£350,000

£337,500

£315,000

Immaculate and spacious - this home is lovely and the garden is large, level and sunny! 4 bedrooms; large dual aspect lounge; modern kitchen/ breakfast room; separate dining room; utility; downstairs wc; ample driveway parking; bathroom. EPC E.

Bursting with character and charm, this is a beautifully presented family home with views across fields. 3 Bedrooms; Large lounge/dining room; Modern Kitchen/breakfast room; Utility room; Contemporary shower room; Bathroom; Large summerhouse/studio; Open aspect to front and rear with views across fields; Off road parking. EPC E.

A spacious detached bungalow in an elevated position. 3 bedrooms with fitted wardrobes; dual aspect lounge; second reception room; large kitchen/ dining room; conservatory; cloakroom; guest wc; bathroom; double garage; petty gardens; driveway parking. EPC F.

Mitton

Walton Cardiff

Rosefields

£300,000

A very thoughtful extension to this popular design semi-detached home in the sought after area of Mitton, provides spacious and luxurious accommodation much in demand today. 4 bedrooms; master with ensuite; lounge; L shaped kitchen/ dining room; downstairs wc; family bathroom; integral garage; driveway parking; over 100ft garden backing onto stream. EPC D.

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£275,000

This is a delightful well presented detached home on the popular residential estate of Walton Cardiff. 3 bedrooms; master with ensuite; dual aspect lounge; conservatory; modern kitchen; dining room; utility room; garage with power and light; garden; off road parking. EPC C.

£270,000

Views over the Marina and to fields beyond – this immaculately presented home is sure to impress. 3 double bedrooms; master with ensuite; 2 reception rooms; kitchen/ dining room; pretty garden; garage; parking; family bathroom; walking distance to town centre; NHBC warranty remaining. EPC B.


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Immaculately maintained and presented, detached home in this popular area with garden backing onto open fields. 3 good sized bedrooms; modern kitchen/ dining room; lounge; bathroom; ample driveway parking; garden. EPC D.

£255,000 offer over

A beautifully presented thatched cottage situated in the heart of this popular village. 1 large bedroom (previously two separate bedrooms); lounge; kitchen/ breakfast room; conservatory/ dining room; grade II listed; character throughout.

Newtown £225,000 What a lovely home, this house has surprisingly well proportioned accommodation throughout. 3 double bedrooms; large lounge/ dining room; kitchen/ breakfast room; upstairs family bathroom; single garage; garden. No Chain. EPC E.

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Walton Cardiff

Town Centre

£225,000

Alderton

£250,000

£200,000

This could be the view from your kitchen! Simply sensational - quality finish and fittings and quietly positioned in the town centre! 2 bedrooms; open plan living space; integrated kitchen; modern shower room; stunning views; walking distance to town centre; no onward chain. EPC D.

Beautifully maintained inside and out - lovely home, full of quality finishes and one that you could just move straight into. With an open feel at the front and back and a south facing rear garden, this is a real treat! 2 double bedrooms; lounge; modern kitchen/ dining room; family room; ensuite to master; bathroom; south facing garden. EPC C.

Twyning

Town Centre

£205,000

£200,000

£205,000

What a surprise you will be in for when you enter what you believe to be the front door! 3 storey house; 4 bedrooms; lounge; dining room; kitchen/ breakfast room; family bathroom; courtyard garden; grade II listed. No Chain.

Town Centre

£155,000

A newly refurbished first floor apartment with stunning views across the gardens and fields to the Malvern Hills. 2 double bedrooms; dual aspect lounge; modern kitchen; contemporary bathroom; dining hall; single garage; parking. No Chain. EPC E.

As part of a quality build conversion in 1990, this delightful mews hom e is quite lovely combining modernity with period original features. 2 double bedrooms; lounge/ dining room; kitchen; downstairs wc; bathroom; allocated parking; located just off the high street. EPC D.

These apartments are always popular not least for their excellent location being within easy reach of the High Street and popular Ham. 2 Double Bedrooms; Lounge/ Dining Room; Kitchen; Bathroom; Balcony; Allocated Parking; Garage; Walking distance to the towns amenities. No Chain. EPC B.

Town Centre

Tewkesbury £130,000 A beautifully light ground floor apartment for the over 55s. 2 bedrooms; L shaped lounge/ dining room; kitchen; shower room; communal gardens; parking; day manager; 24 hour care line.

Town Centre

£125,000

£155,000

This is an attractive double fronted, town centre property. 2 reception rooms; kitchen; upstairs bathroom; 2 bedrooms; courtyard; walking distance to the town’s amenities. EPC D.

A lovely second floor apartment in the popular residential development of Home Abbey House for the over 60s. 1 double bedroom; lounge/ dining room; modern kitchen; shower room; communal gardens; day manager; 24 hour care line; walking distance to the towns amenities. No Chain. EPC D.

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Cat of the Month This is Miffy. Only 5 years old - she loves cuddles and lots of attention. Her dedicated cat fosterers would love to find her a new forever home. Miffy has Eosinophilic plaque, a form of eczema mainly caused by fleas. She has responded well to treatment and is now ready to be rehomed. Miffy would appreciate a quiet home with no animals or children. If you want to have a chat or meet Miffy, please contact our branch Homing Officer on 0345 371 2730.

ANIMAL MATTERS by Vale Wildlife Rescue

2017 SET TO BE A RECORD YEAR If this year continues as it has started it will turn out to be our busiest on record, writes Caroline Gould of Vale Wildlife Rescue at Beckford. It may settle down and revert to average numbers but my feeling is that it will continue to be busier than normal. So far this year we have treated more than 750 animals (420 birds, 317 mammals, 8 reptiles, 6 amphibians and 1 insect). Amongst this number have been 92 hedgehogs, 24 buzzards, 50 mallards, 23 badgers, 68 foxes, 17 roe deer and 16 robins. It will be interesting to see how the rest of the year, and in particular the busy summer months, pans out.

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plans drawn up and quotes for the construction.The project, consisting of two fenced enclosures each containing a rehabilitation pool and insulated, indoor accommodation is going to cost £18,000. When we treated George the swan from Cheltenham, after he was shot through the head with a crossbow

food for the many species rearing young in the spring and summer. • Check before strimming, mowing and lighting fires in case hedgehogs or other animals are hiding. • Keep cats in during the main bird breeding season when fledgling birds, unable to fly properly, are likely to be hopping around in gardens. • Make sure cats have a collar and bell on to forewarn birds of the cat’s presence. • Leave an area of your

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Swans at Vale Wildlife Rescue in Beckford Because Vale is continually growing, we are always having to think about raising funds for new and improved accommodation for our patients. We moved to our site in Beckford in 1992 but we have never had any pools for the rehabilitation of waterbirds. As we are now treating a much higher number of birds such as swans, ducks, grebes, moorhens, geese etc, we have reached the point where we have got to provide some sort of rehabilitation pools for these birds. We have had

bolt, we set up a Justgiving page to raise funds towards his treatment. We have decided to keep the appeal going to fund our latest building project. If you would like to donate towards the construction of these pools, the Justgiving page can be found at www.justgiving.com/campaigns/c harity/vwr/helpgeorge Lastly, a few reminders for this time of year: • Make sure fresh water is available in your garden for wildlife. • Provide a variety of

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shipton­oliffe Spring cottage is a beautifully presented character cottage. Exposed stone walls, stone mullion windows, beamed ceilings and feature fireplaces. Jack and Jill en-suite Bathroom downstairs, oil fired central heating. £645,000

Westmancote Beautifully presented detached Cotswold stone built character cottage. Open fire place, master bedroom with an en-suite, garage and off road parking for 2 cars, PVCu double glazing and gas central heating. £625,000

aston­on­carrant Rarely available and well presented 4/5 bed detached family home. Double glazing and oil fired central heating, double garage with off road parking for 4 vehicles. Viewing comes highly recommended. £525,000

Westmancote Rarely available located on the edge of Westmancote a 4 bed detached family home. Double glazing and gas central heating, garage with off road parking for 3 vehicles. Viewing highly recommended. £499,950

Kinsham Well presented 2/3 bed detached bungalow, west facing garden with views over open field/farmland. LPG gas central heating and PVCu double glazing. Garage and parking for several cars. Viewing highly recommended. £365,­000

bromsberroW­heath A rare opportunity to acquire a 4 bed detached character cottage. Updated to meet the needs of modern day living, exposed beams, brick work, oak flooring and ingle nook fire places. PVCu double glazing. £325,000

tWyning Rarely available 3/4 bed spacious detached bungalow in need of some updating, so offers the opportunity for those looking to put their own stamp on the property. PVCu double glazing, garage and off road parking. £305,000

bredon Detached bungalow raised well above the banks of the river Avon with stunning views. Gas central heating, PVCu double glazing, attached tandem garage and off road parking for 4 cars on the sloped drive. £300,000

bredon 2 bed detached bungalow has been updated to a high standard and offers the potential with planning agreed for a 2/3 bed and bathroom loft conversion. PVCu double glazing, gas central heating and parking for 3 cars. £290,000

teWKesbury Well presented 4 bed semi detached family home. En-suite to the Master Bedroom, a re-fitted family bathroom, PVCu double glazing and gas central heating and off road parking for plenty of vehicles. £284,950

northWay 3 bed mid terraced family home. Located in an established residential area. Northway has the added benefit of enjoying excellent access to the M5/M50 junction 9 and Ashchurch railway station. £179,950

northWay 3 bedroom semi detached family home in area popular with families and the older generation. PVCu double glazing and gas central heating, a private rear garden and off road parking for 2 cars. £195,000

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BUSY SPRING FOR SEVERN UNIT MVS Springtime has been busy for Tewkesbury based Severn Unit Maritime Volunteer Service. In addition to their normal training sessions they had a special “Speaker Evening” at the end of March when they were pleased to welcome Professor Sir Michael Berry FRS from Bristol University as their guest speaker.

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His talk “Chasing the Silver Dragon” was largely about the Severn Bore which is formed when the rising tide moves into the funnel shaped Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary with the surging water forced upstream in a series of waves and can reach as far as Tewkesbury under certain conditions. On 8th April the Unit was asked to provide a Guard of Honour for the Mayor of Pershore and other VIP’s at the opening of new moorings at the Angel Hotel Pershore which had been built in a partnership with Avon Navigation Trust. Head of Unit Nic Price said “We were very proud to be invited to take part in this event and support this important occasion”. He added “We are now looking forward to playing our part at Tewkesbury Big Weekend 13th and 14th May.”

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£375,000

Newtown

£337,000

Stonehills

£289,950

Immaculate presentation and benefitting from a terrific plot, this double fronted four bedroom detached family home is accessed via wooden double gates with off road car parking and a detached double garage. Well prortioned accommodation with all mod cons, one of the biggest houses built by Bloor Homes on the development.

Deceptively spacious and beautifully presented, this 4 bedroom detached chalet style family home is located in one of Tewkesburys best regarded suburbs a short distance from the Town centre and convenient for the secondary school and Junction 9. Lovely landscaped gardens and detached garage, ample parking.

3 Bedroom detached family home built by Taywood approximately 20 years ago, refitted kitchen, refitted ensuite, generous conservatory, low maintenance gardens and garage ( accessible from the house with utility area at the back ) with better than average car parking to front. Beautiful and immaculate throughout.

Wigeon Lane

Ashchurch Road

Graylag Crescent

£285,000

£265,000

£265,000

Occupying a lovely position on the very fringes of the Walton Cardiff development this is a four bedroom end terrace townhouse with far reaching views across open farmland, two ensuite, substantial conservatory, single garage with power and light, good gardens with a very practical 7 x 5 garden shed.

Bay fronted traditional 3 storey townhouse with lovely features, kitchen with range cooker, bathroom with walk in shower and roll top bath, bespoke hardwood double glazed sash windows, quirky garden with 3 seperate areas including a utility outbuilding and wc, fantastic summerhouse, off road car parking.

Competitively priced 4 bedroom detached house on Walton Cardiff , kitchen to fron with lounge diner at the rear leading to conservatory and private rear gardens, 4 bedrooms with en suite to the master and family bathroom, double glazed and centrally heated with garage.

Redwing Close

Saxon Park

Monteray Road

£259,950

£210,000

£209,950

Tastefully done 3 bedroom detached family home in a quiet cul de sac a short distance from the local junior school, community centre and shop parade, a credit to the current owner it has refitted bathroom, ensuite and wc, refitted kitchen, ample parking, and low maintenance gardens.

Persimmon built 3 storey end townhouse with convenient access for junction 9 overlooking amenity land, kitchen with built in appliances, lounge, 2 bedrooms and bathroom to the middle florr while on the top floor a master suite with ensuite and separate dressing room, off road car parking and garage.

Immaculate 3 bedroom mid townhouse by Persimmon Homes, lounge to front with kitchen breakfast to the rear, downstairs wc, 3 bedrooms with master ensuite and family bathroom, gas fired central heating, UPVC double glazing, off road car parking and garage.

Neville Road

Sycamore Road

The Maltings

£189,950

A well regarded road which is surprisingly close to town, this is a large 3 bedroom semi detached family home with 2 front to back reception rooms, front to back kitchen, detached pitched roof garage, detached outbuilding suitable for use as a home office or craft room, lots of parking.

£169,950

Large four bedroom townhouse which, rarely , was built as such rather than being extended or reconfigured at a later date, two reception rooms, kitchen and large utility this is a house which would benefit from further improvement and updating, good plot, a very robust, honest house.

£139,950

Rarely available 2 bedroom second floor sheltered apartment overlooking the scheme gardens, The Maltings is a well regarded sheltered development for the over 55s which enjoys a town centre location, communal facilities, lift, live in scheme manager and parking. No Chain.

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fessionally trained director, Francesca Delmarco, agrees to help them out. She has a plan that will give the group a new lease of life and persuades them to enter a one act play festival for an all female cast with a play she has written herself. Francesca’s play is controversial; it concerns

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Revue” and is a colourful kaleidoscope of some of the best, most tuneful and entertaining songs from an array of musicals performed by the members of Manor Players over the many years of their existence. It imagines a rehearsal as the cast go through their paces under the watchful eyes of their enigmatic but somewhat emotionally challenged director. Songs from shows such as Lionel Bart’s “Blitz”, “Calamity Jane”, “South Pacific”, “Oklahoma” and many more are all presented with verve and gusto. There is something here for everyone to enjoy and it’s a great reminder to all of the people of Tewkesbury what a versatile and talented bunch of amateur dramatics enthusiasts the members of Manor Players are. Come along and enjoy a splendid evening’s entertainment. You won’t be disappointed. Tickets are available from the Orange Pig Childrens clothing shop in the High Street and from manorplayers.com, Tel 07875 336475. Please note not suitable for children under 12, parents discretion advised.

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with John Dixon, Tewkesbury Historical Society I can still never understand how an architect could design this ugly building to dominate the High Street or how a council could permit it, writes John Dixon. Especially when a noted Medieval Building was demolished to make way for it. In 1881 Frederick Moore described it as “a house with a quaint gable, in which is carved an oak beam, with a floriated boss in the centre”. The Commission for Historical Monuments described that boss as a ‘Tudor Rose’. However this photo reveals that in the early 20th century a façade was built to hide the Medieval features – and the entrance to Bedford Court. Bob Sayers lived there from 1935-1937 and confirmed this: “The front door which typically opens into the best room with the windows either side. “The room ran the whole width of the house, with a massive

oak beam running the length of the room, i.e. parallel to the road. In the centre was an absolutely exquisite Tudor Rose carving. What a terrible loss when this was destroyed.” Bedford Court, named after a grocer and later fried fish-shop owner, had become famous because it was said to have been the location for Sally Watkin’s Cottage, featured in the popular novel, ‘John Halifax, Gentleman’. Home owners in the town competed to convince the tourists that their home featured in the book! When the area was demolished in 1965, the woodwork disappeared but stone floors, which were believed to have been originally part of the Abbey Cloister, was

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POSITIVE THINKING by David Slater

THE CHALLENGE IS TO BE YOURSELF If I had £10 for every person who, over the years , has said to me “I really don’t know who I am”, I would be a very wealthy person indeed, writes David Slater.

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I thought that it would be a good idea to look at this in this month’s column ! I was born and brought up in a small Worcestershire town and for years, I suppose, I could have wondered who I was ( as an individual in my own right ). My dad was very well known and respected throughout the town so, well into my teens and early twenties, even, I was Joe Slater’s son. If someone met me they would say “ Ah, you are Joe Slater’s son”. I would smile and say that I was but I suppose, in a way, I should have had the courage to have said, “I am David and Joe Slater is my dad”. Sounds trivial but in many ways it did undermine what confidence I had in myself as an individual with personal worth. We all deserve to be recognised for who we are as individuals. It is easy to feel inferior. I almost said then it is easy to be made to feel inferior BUT the choice is ours as to whether we actually allow that feeling to creep in or not. Eleanor Roosevelt said “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”. So why do we tend to try and be what all these people want us to be the parent your children want you to be ; the workman your employer

wants you to be ; the partner your spouse wants you to be……… Why? I think that the main reason is that we fear rejection. If we feel fragile in ourselves then rejection would be very destructive and hurtful. Do YOU feel scared of rejection ? Write down a few reasons why. Do it almost without thinking. It is vital to remember that in trying to be all things to all men you are bound to fail at some stage. It is absolutely impossible to please everyone. Sometimes it feels almost impossible to please anyone! The sooner that you actually realise this the better it is for you as you will stop wasting time and energy, physical and emotional, trying to achieve the impossible. Know your mind and life according to YOUR values, You may receive rejection but your strength is to cope with it. Remember that you are not in control as to how people think or speak or behave SO stop making yourself unhappy worrying about it. If you are faced with a rejection remember that it can be a very powerful source of personal learning. You will learn more from receiving the odd rejection than for not trying at all to succeed. Continued on Page 55

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A splendid townhouse in close proximity to Tewkesbury Abbey and the Town Centre.

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A striking 1930’s detached property on the entrance to the village. Generous gardens surrounded by countryside and views.

A splendid townhouse in close proximity to Tewkesbury Abbey and the Town Centre.

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Delightfully set to the head of a quiet cul-de-sac in the peaceful village of Pamington.

A traditional three bedroom semi detached property boasts extensive gardens with superb views over open countryside.

A modern semi detached house set in quiet cul-de-sac with a generous kitchen diner and delightful gardens.

Detached Bungalow | Spacious Living Room | Three/Four Bedrooms | Modern Oak Kitchen | Bathroom & Shower Area | Covered Side Walk | Utility Area & Cloakroom | Private Gardens | Energy Rating D

Three Bedrooms | Superb Living Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Downstairs Cloakroom | Refitted Family Bathroom Extensive Gardens | Fantastic Countryside Views | Ample Parking | Energy Rating C

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Set peacefully alongside an open green with garage & parking at the rear.

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Bay Fronted Sitting Room | Dining Room | Kitchen | Utility Room | Two Double Bedrooms | Upstairs Bathroom Brick Built Storage Shed | Large Plot | Front, Side & Rear Gardens | NO ONWARD CHAIN | Energy Rating E

£89,950 A ground floor flat uniquely benefiting from its own private garden. The property would be ideal for either a first time buyer or someone looking for an investment opportunity. Lounge Dining Room | Kitchen | Bedroom | Bathroom | Off Road Parking | Garden | Energy Rating B

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New Role at Tewkesbury Leisure Centre Tewkesbury Leisure Centre welcomes Melissa Bettis into her new role as Partnership, Health & Wellbeing Manager. Melissa will be based at who work in and around some great future partWyre Forest Leisure Tewkesbury, and I nership working for in Centre in Kidderminster believe that between us and around but will also oversee we can link up and form Tewkesbury.” Tewkesbury Leisure Centre. As part of the role Melissa will help forge partnerships within the local community and help set up local initiatives and schemes that help to promote Health & Wellbeing. Melissa Bettis; Partnership, Health & Wellbeing Manager said “I am looking forward to learning about the local area and help forge new schemes and initiatives. Melissa Bettis, Matt Cotton (General Manager at I have already met some lovely passionate people Tewkesbury Leisure Centre).

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CATS PROTECTION VOLUNTEERS RAISE MUCH NEEDED FUNDS On Saturday 8th April, the local branch of the charity Cats’ Protection held a street collection in Tewkesbury High Street. The collection was organised by Mary Gardner who was assisted by Joyce, Sheila and Carol, all volunteers with the branch. It was a lovely sunny day and a grand total of £112.29 was collected during the day which will now go towards

LITTLE DEERS APPERLEY PRE-SCHOOL SCARECROW FESTIVAL 20th May 2017 12.00 - 3.00 BBQ BAR CAKES At Apperley Village Hall GL19 4DD

helping the charity’s activities in Tewkesbury and surrounding areas. Mary and all the Cats’ Protection team are extremely grateful to the people of Tewkesbury for their generosity in donating to their cause. Cats’ Protection aims to find good homes for cats in need and locally, they rely on fosterers to care for homeless cats until a permanent home can be found. They also provide vouchers towards the cost of neutering cats to prevent litters of unwanted kittens, and provide information to help peoples’ under-

standing of cats and their care. Would you be interested in the fostering of a cat or kitten, or in volunteering to help with fundraising for Cats’ Protection? If you are, you can contact the branch coordinator on 01345 371 2730.

We offer a range of services including the new Minor Aliment Service.

BINGO At the Northway Inn Wednesday evenings Eyes down at 7.30pm

COCKTAIL & CASINO NIGHT Thursday 4th May 7.30pm - Tickets £20 At The Roses Theatre Try your luck at our glamorous Cocktail & Casino night! Dress up in your finest party attire and bring your friends to a Casino Royale themed evening where you can have a go at the roulette and blackjack tables, as well as many more thrilling games. You’ll be given a voucher to get you started and whoever ends the night with the most fun money is rewarded with a bottle of bubbly. Supported by The Rotary Club of Tewkesbury.

OUR PHARMACY IN CHURCH ROADS BISHOPS CLEEVE IS OPEN EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR

We can supply free of charge, subject to criteria, a range of treatments for coughs, colds, eye infection, constipation etc. Don’t suffer, pop in and see us. Badham Pharmacy 23 Church Road Bishops Cleeve Tel 01242 672653

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Our speciality cheeses include Black Bomber, Gorwydd, Caerphilly, Gorgonzola Dolti, Wookey Hole Cave Aged Cheddar, Colston Basset Stilton, Shropshire Blue, Trevarrian Brie, Stinking Bishop and many more. Our fine wines, craft ales and ciders together will make the ideal garden party.

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The LOWER

LODE Inn

Lovely days by the River We are now serving great evening food 7 days a week

A METICULOUS APPROACH TO VEHICLE MAINTENANCE, PROMOTES GREAT FEEDBACK FROM CUSTOMERS

Try our Fabulous 3 Meat Carvery

Local garage owner Rahul Gokani is a believer that prevention is much better and cheaper than a repair when it comes to the safety and performance of our vehicles. When he moved to new premises at Unit C2, Northway Trading Estate, Rahul joined the National, Good Garage Scheme, which promotes good customer service, satisfaction and industry standard servicing. Since joining, the garage has received over a hundred positive feedbacks from their customers, many of which are on display in the reception area or can be read on the R P Motors facebook page. Rahul offers preventative advise and care, with tailored service plans and special fully synthetic oils for your particular vehicle. R P motors also uses Forte chemical treatments as part of your regular servicing to remove internal contamination from your engine and fuel systems. This used as part of

your regular service can reinvigorate engine performance and reduce the chances of expensive repair bills over a period of time. On completion a detailed computerised invoice is given to every customer highlighting any future work or recommendations. The fully qualified mechanics of R P Motors are able to facilitate all kinds of servicing and mechanical repairs, offering a Free collection and delivery service to local customers for hassle free servicing. If you have an issue that you need sorting on your car, check out the feedback from R P Motors valued customers or talk to Rahul. Bookings can be made on tel 01684 437010 or by visiting www.rpmotors.weebly.com

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The Good Food Stop

For Busy People

SUCCESSFUL FINAL EVENT OF THE SERIES The warmest day of the year so far for the final event of the Tewkesbury Aquathlon series was a complete contrast to the bitter cold of the first event in January.

Great home cooking just the way you like it Breakfasts, Lunches, Sandwiches, Baps, Jacket Potatoes and more, all available to eat in or to takeaway!

OPEN

TEWKESBURY TRIATHLON CLUB’S 4TH AQUATHLON by Terry Ballard

The run course particularly benefited being firmer and faster. The overall winners of the 400m swim and 5k run event were Male - Nigel Gaskin (22:34), Female Ellen Helmsworth (28:26).

Mon - Thurs 7am - 8pm Fri 7am - 3pm & Sat 8am - 1pm

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JUMBLE SALE Saturday 20th May at 2pm Beckford Social Club Admission 20 pence.

First in the open category were Male Alexander Wright (24:57) and Female Kate Miller (28:34) First in the Veteran category were Male Jamie Lyall (24:46) and Charlie Clayton (31:29) The Super Vets were won by Mark Turton (24:48) and Teresa Tranter (32:48) With the successful conclusion of the series the focus now turns to the Club’s Spring Sprint Triathlon on 7th May. This will be the first major event to take place at Tewkesbury’s new leisure centre.

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TTC member Tom Radley on the run section of the Aquathlon.

‘IN YOUR OWN WORDS’ POETRY GROUP Featuring Miki Byrne Tewkesbury’s own group of poets, based at The Roses Theatre, will be reading at the prestigious Cheltenham Poetry Festival in May 2017. Details: Sunday 7th May 5.00 – 6pm. in The Lounge, Cheltenham Playhouse. 47-53 Bath Rd, Cheltenham GL53 7HG Phone:01242 522852 Tickets by email from Howard Timms: howardtimms52@gmail.com or www.ticketsource.co.uk

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TEWKESBURY FLOWER CLUB Our May meeting is on Tuesday 9th May at the Watson Hall. The doors open at 7.00 and the meeting starts at 7.30. Our demonstrator this month is Louise Rigden and her title is "Fairy tale Flowers". Visitors are always welcome and entrance only costs £5. No experience is necessary just come and enjoy an enjoyable evening watching an expert arranging beautiful flowers which will be raffled at the end of the evening. Further information can be obtained from Jill Cooper 01684 294544.

CAUGHT IN THE ACT Local mural artist, Brandon Higgins has brightened up many homes and buildings with his stunning artworks around the town. The painter is adding his finishing touches to a wall mural of a tree on a windy day at Coversure Insurance Brokers in Barton Street.

VISIT OUR HETAS APPROVED SHOWROOM • Displays from a variety of manufacturers, includes live displays • Great selec on of stove accessories • Flue components, rope seals and much more for sale • Installa on service available from our HETAS qualified engineers

FREE STOVE STARTER PACK worth £99 with every stove purchased Showroom Opening Times: Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm and Saturdays 9am - 12pm

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RAMBLING AROUND with Jack B. Walker

AMONG THE RESERVES

Distance: approx. 3 miles (from point 1 on map) Car Parking: with care (and respect to local residents) in Great Comberton village Refreshments: The Bell, Eckington or The Anchor in Eckington. There is also a shop in Eckington. Not to scale: OS Sheet 190 recommended

Unlike its neighbour, the Gwen Fitch Reserve, the John Bennett nature reserve has public access allowing walkers and ornithologists to observe a wide range of birds in the wetlands, writes Jack B. Walker. The land was given by Mrs Wimpy Bennett, who wanted to create a reserve in memory of her husband. Work began on creating it about seven years ago. Now that the lighter nights are with us, this walk makes a pleasant evening stroll. We shall start from the village of Great

Comberton and follow part of the 88 mile long Shakespeare’s Avon Way. This traces the river from its source to where it joins the Severn at Tewkesbury. There is no off-road parking in Great Comberton, so please park with care and respect to residents in the village street. It is probably less intrusive to park at the north end of the village, near the war memorial. From here, walk back up through this lovely village, and just before Waterbrook House, look for the Public Footpath sign to Nafford (1). The route is way marked with the ‘Shakespeare’s Avon Way’ logos as well as yellow arrows. Bear right down the path and follow the arrows across the fields for about three quarters of a mile, until you meet the road at Nafford (2). Walk past Nafford House and at the drive turn right (3) and follow the path down between the fences to emerge on to the river bank. Go over the bridge on top of the weir (4) and

Bredon Hill viewed from the hide in the John Bennet Nature Reserve

cross Nafford Lock by the swing bridge, then follow the path across the small island. Cross the bridge over the second weir, (5) where the waters rush impressively beneath you. This is a popular spot for anglers and canoeists. Bear left along the path until you reach a gate on your right, with information boards about the John Bennett Nature Reserve (6). Follow the permissive path as directed, to reach the observation hide overlooking the wetland. As this is a ‘there and back’ walk, simply retrace your footsteps from this point.

When you return to Nafford Lock, note the wind-powered water pumps in this area. These are used to provide water for the wetland habitat. The two larger ones, closest to the weirs, feed the Gwen Fitch nature reserve (established in 2001) to which there is no public access. As you walk back from Nafford to Great Comberton, away to your right is the scarp side of Bredon Hill, dominated by Battens Wood. Please note: this walk should not be attempted when the river is in flood as the reserve will be under water!

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WHAT’S ON in Tewkesbury and District

MUSICAL SALUTE FOR ARMED FORCES DAY Tewkesbury branch of the Royal British Legion will be marking Armed Forces Day next month with an evening of musical entertainment at the George Watson Memorial Hall in Barton Street. On Sunday 25th June nostalgic music will be provided by the stunning Cate Cody and the Jazz Cats. Advance tickets

priced at £10 each are available online from w w w. w e s a l u t e y oushow.co.uk. Tickets are also on sale at Bookworm and at the

䡵 Cate Cody British Legion in Church Street. Profits are in aid of the Gloucestershire Poppy Appeal.

TEWKESBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY Friday 19th May 2017 Tewkesbury Methodist Church at 7.45pm Jack Boskett illustrating "A Taste of My Day Job as a Tewkesbury Professional Photographer" All welcome at discounted price: £1.50 members and £3.00 visitors

TEWKESBURY

ABBEY FETE

Visit the Tewkesbury Abbey Fete

Bank Holiday Monday 29th May from 11.00am-4.00pm

Tewkesbury Town Training Band Craft Stalls • Children’s Rides Tombola • Grand Draw Tower Tours • Garden Produce Stalls Have a go at Archery

www.tewkesburyabbey.org.uk

Spring has sprung at the

Royal Hop Pole Hotel in Tewkesbury THE IDEAL FATHER’S DAY Father’s GIFT!

Here Now at The Royal Hop Pole!

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Ask at the bar for details.

£4.99 Enjoy a drink or al fresco dining in our lovely garden Now with a designated no smoking area

NEW SPRING INTO SUMMER MENU 14 new drinks and 13 new dishes

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BAR STAFF The Royal Hop Pole Hotel 94 Church Street TEWKESBURY GL20 5RS

Tel: 01684 278670

Stay with us and make it a night to remember

Day Sunday 18th June

Ideal if you have family and friends visiting the area Rooms from only £44.00

28 Beautiful En-Suite Bedrooms Stay in this historic coaching inn in the very heart of medieval Tewkesbury - all rooms are en suite with plasma TV, tea/coffee etc. Visit our website jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/hotels/the-royal-hop-pole

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FAST FOOD AND DINING OUT in Tewkesbury DISH OF THE MONTH

MEGA SUNDAY ROASTS FROM THE ANCHOR INN The Anchor Inn, in Tewkesbury High Street, has a well-earned local reputation for its hearty, quality Sunday Roasts. Diners can choose from a choice of succulent beef, pork, chicken or lamb from award-winning local butchers such as Halfords and Kevin Mace. This is homecooking at its best - with mountains of fresh seasonal green and toot vegetables to accompany each meal. Feast upon tangy cauliflower cheese, locally grown broccoli and carrots, the sweetest garden peas plus lashing of potatoes and Yorkshire pudding. The price? Just £7.75 - with veggie and gluten free options available too. If you are particularly hungry you can size-up to a mega roast for £11.75. The Anchor is at 42 High Street, Tewkesbury, GL20 5BH. Telephone 01684 293625.

Exceptional quality Indian food with very traditional flavours

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Specialists in freshly prepared Bangladeshi & Indian Curry, Balti & Tandoori Dishes Opening Hours Lunch 12 noon - 2.00pm Evening 5.30pm - 11.30pm

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CHINESE & MALAYSIAN CUISINE

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OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK

Restaurant Open A warm Thurs-Sat 6pm-9pm welcome Sunday Lunches from Sue 12noon-4pm and Paul

Saturday 6th May PIE NIGHT Book Now for Sunday 18th June FATHER’S DAY LUNCHES Book your table now at The Huntsman Inn GREEN STREET | KEMPSEY | WORCS | WR5 3QB

Telephone: 01905 820336

Quay Street, Tewkesbury

01684 293220 Mon-Fri 11.45-2 & 5pm-11pm; Saturday 11.45-2.30 & 5pm-11pm

Tewkesbury Fryer FOR A TASTE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN FISH & CHIPS, KEBABS AND BURGERS Gluten-free batter & pizzas now available every day Columbine Road, Walton Cardiff

01684 290888 STONE WILLY’S PIZZA

Mon & Tues: 4.30pm-10pm Wednesday to Saturday: 12-2pm & 4.30pm-10pm

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(CLOSED MONDAYS)

DELIVERY SERVICE AVAILABLE (MINIMUM ORDER £15)

Chinese Restaurant & Take-Away

01684 292046 17 High Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5AL

Now open at the Crown Shuthonger DELIVERY SERVICE AVAILABLE

01684 293714 or 07724 630083 The Crown, Mythe Road, Shuthonger, Tewkesbury GL20 6EF Tues-Sat 5pm-11pm, Sun 5pm-10.30pm, Mon closed, Open Bank Holidays

At The Royal Oak, Main Road, Bredon, Tewkesbury GL20 7LW Restaurant Opening Times Monday & Wednesday-Sunday Lunch: 12 noon-2.30pm Dinner: 5.30pm-11.00pm Take Away Collection Get 10% Off Delivery service within 3 miles Pub open every day from Noon

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Celebrating 19 years in Tewkesbury DINE IN • DINE OUT TAKEAWAYS • (01684) 273727 FREE DELIVERY (within specified area of Tewkesbury) OPEN 6pm UNTIL LATE Rajshahi, 121 High Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5JU


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Test your powers of recall with six of the best questions in this month’s Tewkesbury Direct Pub Quiz. 䡵 1: Born David John Moore Cornwell in 1931, which author’s best-selling books include The Spy Who Came In From The Cold and The Night Manager?

䡵 2: Which first class English county cricket teams plays its home matches at Chester-LeStreet? 䡵 3: Which artist is normally credited with inventing cubism? 䡵 4: Which territory reverted to Chinese rule in 1997 after being leased to Britain for 99 years?

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Live music every Saturday. Resident band the Future Set last Friday of every month. Free barn hire for functions and band practice. Real Ale - Real Food - Real Pub Church Street, Tewkesbury Tel: 01684 290555 䡵 TUES 2nd MAY: Corinne West, The Roses Theatre.

䡵 THURS 11th MAY: The Real Thing, Forum, Malvern.

䡵 FRI 19th MAY: Medicine Spoon, The Berkeley Arms.

䡵 THURS 25th MAY: Steve Pledger, Evesham Arts Centre.

䡵 SAT 6th MAY: After Dark, The Wheelhouse, Upton-upon-Severn.

䡵 FRI 12th MAY: Raymond Froggatt, The Roses Theatre.

䡵 SAT 20th MAY: Hump-du-Bump, The Wheelhouse, Upton-upon-Severn.

䡵 FRI 26th MAY: The Future Set, The Berkeley Arms.

䡵 SAT 6th MAY: Treorchy Male Choir, No. 8 Arts Centre, Pershore. 䡵 SAT 6th MAY: Sax Appeal, The Berkeley Arms.

䡵 SAT 13th MAY: Jibbafish, The Berkeley Arms. 䡵 SAT 13th MAY: Hot Tubes, The Wheelhouse, Upton-upon-Severn.

䡵 SUN 7th MAY: Papillon, Cleeve Tithe Barn.

䡵 SAT 13th MAY: Orchestra Pro Anima, (English Strings) The Roses Theatre.

䡵 WED 10th MAY: Coope, Boyes & Simpson, The Roses Theatre.

䡵 WED 17th MAY: Folk Music Session, The Cross Keys, Bredon’s Hardwick.

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䡵 SAT 20th MAY: Kevin Rhodes, The Berkeley Arms. 䡵 SAT 20th MAY: Tewkesbury Choral Society, The Roses Theatre. 䡵 SAT 20th MAY: Simon Goodall & The Bourne Again Shadows, No. 8 Arts Centre, Pershore. 䡵 TUES 23rd MAY: Miranda Sykes, The Roses Theatre.

䡵 5: Which animated movie featured Lightning McQueen and Chick Hicks? 䡵 6: What are Shiba Inu, Lhasa Apso, Komondo and Belgian Malinois? ANSWERS: 1. John Le Carré; 2. County Durham; 3. Pablo Picasso; 4. Hong Kong; 5. Cars; 6. Breeds of dog.

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䡵 SUN 28th MAY: Crescendo Big Band, Gupshill Manor.

䡵 SAT 4th JUNE: The Quo Experience The Roses Theatre.

䡵 WED 31st MAY: The Phil Beer Band, The Roses Theatre.

䡵 FRI 9th JUNE: The Manfreds, The Roses Theatre.

䡵 WED 31st MAY: Jazz Club with the Kim Cypher Quartet, Theoc House.

䡵 WED 14th JUNE: Folk Music Session, The Cross Keys, Bredon’s Hardwick.

䡵 SAT 27th MAY: Izarra, The Wheelhouse, Upton-upon-Severn. 䡵 SAT 27th MAY: The Doonies, The Berkeley Arms. 䡵 SAT 27th MAY: His Way - The Frank Sinatra Show (tribute), The Market Theatre, Ledbury. 䡵 SAT 27th MAY: Dominic Kirwan with Lisa Stanley, The Roses Theatre.

WHAT’S ON IN BRIEF This Month 䡵 BREDON BABY & TODDLER GROUP. Every Wednesday morning, 10am 11.30am. Bredon Village Hall during Worcestershire term time. Everyone is welcome with their children/grandchildren from newborns to pre-school age. Contact bredonsteppingout@googlemail.com or Facebook for more information. 䡵 TEWKESBURY MEMORY CAFE: Tewkesbury Day Centre, last Wednesday of each month (2-4pm). For those suffering from memory loss and/or dementia. Advice and support, craft activities etc. Plus tea/coffee and cakes in return for a small donation. For more details please call 01684 296238. 䡵 CREATIVE CLUB: Mosaics,Pottery, Embroidery and Crochet Every other Monday from 9th January, 7pm 9pm Tewkesbury Baptist Church, Station Road, £3 per week. For further info 07398 921780. 䡵 BUSY NEEDLES A free club for independent crafters who wish to pursue their craft whilst making friends. More details call 01684 276503

䡵 CARE TO SING TEWKESBURY Tewkesbury Day Centre. Second Wednesday of the month 2pm to 4pm. For those with memory problems and their carers/companions. Tea and cakes and singing favourite songs together. £2.50 per person. Details: 01684 772559. 䡵 MOVEMENT TO MUSIC: every Tuesday, 10am-11am, 50+. The Scout Hut, Oldbury Road, Tewkesbury. For more details, pleas call Mrs Allvey on 01531 650200. 䡵 FREE LOCAL HISTORY ADVICE: You will find a family and local historian at Tewkesbury Library most Thursday afternoons. Advance booking essential - please call 01684 293086 for more details. 䡵 BREATHE EASY TEWKESBURY: every second Tuesday of the month, 2pm-4pm at the Boys Brigade Community Centre. Open to sufferers of lung conditions, their families, friends and carers. British Lung Foundation Support Group. 䡵 BREDON CRAFTERS: third Wednesday of the month,1pm until 5pm. Bredon Village Hall.

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7TH ANNUAL WINCHCOMBE FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AND ARTS 22nd - 29th May 2017 Great activities for all ages including: Jazz, Street Fair, Workshops, Pop, Talks, Sculpture and much more. www.winchcombefestival.co.uk

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ELLIE’S HAIR RAISING EVENT To mark the tenth anniversary of her brother David’s full recovery from cancer, Ellie Boskett (aged 23) has been growing her hair for the past twelve and a half months for it to be donated to The Little Princess Trust whilst also raising money for CLIC Sargent and Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal. It is now at a decent length for the charity to make a long wig and Ellie has been working hard to keep it wellgroomed and in good condition. The Little Princess Trust provide real hair wigs free of charge to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses. Becky Robinson from the Blow Salon in Tewkesbury will be doing the honours of cutting it at private event on Saturday 13th May. To date Ellie has raised over £1800.

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TUDOR BIRDS OF PREY DAY At John Moore Museum Saturday 6th May 2017 Four sessions to choose from: 10.00am to 11.15am | 11.45am to 1pm 2pm to 3.15pm | 3.45pm to 5pm Falconry was an incredibly popular sport in Tudor times. Henry VIII was a keen falconer and Anne Boleyn even had a crowned white falcon as part of her badge. The Heraldic meaning of the Falcon/Hawk is One who does not rest until objective achieved and is often found on the coats of arms of kings and nobles. Visit the museum and learn how important birds of prey were to the Tudors, plus you'll meet a Kestrel, a Buzzard, a Peregrine Falcon, a Barn Owl, an Eagle Owl and a Little Owl. A costumed falconer from Midlands-based J.R.C.S Falconry will tell you all about these amazing creatures, the ancient art of falconry and answer all your questions. This is an ideal activity for families and especially those with children studying the Tudors at school. Tickets: Adults £4.00 / Seniors & Students £3.50 / Children £2 (Tickets include admission to the John Moore Museum & The Old Baptist Chapel).

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THE COUNTRIES NEWEST RAILWAY STATION, TO OPEN IN EARLY JUNE Volunteers from the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway have painstakingly rebuilt the rail Halt that used to serve the Ancient Monument of Hayles Abbey near Winchcombe. The Halt was built by the Great Western Railway in 1928 when the Abbey ruins were first opened to the public and was closed in the 1960s. Today the new structure has been built in the same style with a wooden faced platform and with a replacement corrugated iron waiting shelter, identical to the original, which was rescued from the old railway station at Usk in Powys. The Halt is ideally suited for visits to Hayles Abbey and is on the route of the long distance Cotswold Way, and the Winchcombe Way walks, as well as Hayles farm shop and the interesting Hayles Church which is home to some rare Medieval wall paintings. The GWSR is grateful for the help in sponsorship of some of the materials from local company, Building and Plumbing supplies who have a branch in Shannon way Tewkesbury.

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KEEP SAFE SCHEME Two Partnership Board Members help back up the ‘Keep Safe’ Scheme, at Tewkesbury Leisure Centre. The Keep Safe scheme gives vulnerable people a short term safe place to go if they are feeling threatened or worried when out and about in their local town. Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire and local Keep Safe Advisors work in partnership to support young people with learning disabilities to go out and invite local businesses to register as ‘Keep Safe’ places. Shops, businesses and public buildings who are a ‘Keep Safe’ place will display the Keep Safe sticker in their window. People with learning disabilities can register to be part of the scheme and will be given a ‘I need help’ card to carry. The card will have telephone numbers for the Keep Safe place staff to call. Teresa Hemmingway, Keep Safe Advisor said “I am really pleased to see that Tewkesbury Leisure Centre has joined this countywide scheme. It is so important for community hubs/centres to be aware of vulnerable peo-

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A change of chair at the Probus Club Tewkesbury & Bredon Hill Probus Club recently held their Annual General Meeting in Bredon Village Hall. The new chairman, Tim Woollatt, is shown having been presented with the badge of office by the outgoing chair, Roger Emmet. At the meeting members were asked to find new ways to increase the membership, and especially to encourage recent retirees to join. The Club meets weekly to hear speakers on a wide range of subjects, and occasionally also meet for lunch and trips to places of interest. Anyone interested may contact the Secretary, Bill Bush on 01684 298419 for more information.

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IT’S A KNOCKOUT! Tewkesbury School Sports Centre is planning a fun community event this summer – It’s a Knockout! Businesses, local teams, groups of family and friends are warmly invited to join us for an afternoon of entertainment on Sunday 16th July 2017 from 10.30am at Tewkesbury School. The event will be a great team-building opportunity and gives the chance to gather colleagues, family and friends for an afternoon of fun and entertainment, not only for those taking part in the challenges, but also for those watching and cheering

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HISTORIC GAMES & CRAFTS Wednesday 31st May 2017 Drop in between 10.30am and 12.30pm Held in the Old Baptist Chapel, part of the John Moore Museum, Church Street, Tewkesbury, GL20 5SN Come along to the newly-restored Old Baptist Chapel in Tewkesbury where there will be dressing up, toys, games and crafts from the past. Explore your imagination and learn to love history. Suitable for children of any age.

our event a great success. Team members need to be aged 12 or over, male or female and be reasonably fit. There is no dress code, although fancy dress is encouraged! Please note clothes may get wet, foamed and dirty. Event registration will be from 10.30am and the main event will kick-off at approximately 11.00am. There will be 8 different challenge zones and the event in its entirety should last no longer than 3 hours. A medal ceremony will be held at the end to present the winners, runners up and not forgetting the dread-

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TEWKESBURY FOOD BANK MAKING A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE by Jack Lowe Project Manager Jack Lower tells of the progress that has been made: Since 1st April 2016 and 31st March 2017, we have processed 480 vouchers which represented 692 adults, 410 children, making a total of food supplied to 1102 people. This represents 3,306 meals. This figure is up by nearly 400 people fed compared to the same period in 2015/16. These figures do not include the families and individuals supported by our Christmas Blessings and School Holiday meals projects, which would add significantly to this. For those interested in figures, you may also like to know that we received 8,896.24 kgs of food and gave out 10,302.45 kgs. That’s a lot of tins, packets and boxes to move! Our next session at the Touching Souls Tea Room at Tewkesbury Abbey is Sunday 7th May 2017. Anyone who can help with this event is most welcome. Again, we need donations of cakes and volunteers to work on the day. Please contact Sandra on 01684 296824 or call into the

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WE WILL COLLECT AND DELIVER YOUR PRESCRIPTION FREE OF CHARGE Just bring your prescription to our branch and we will have it ready for collection or delivery to your home within two working days! We also make and deliver dosette trays

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Champions Bell Boat race. 12.45 Duck race from

Healings Mill bridge. 13.00 Demonstration by ANT with landing

craft and Argo Cat Amphibious Vehicle. 14.00 Guided riverside and Town Walk [FREE but donations welcome]. 14.30. Grand Boat Parade leaving Tewkesbury Marina travelling through the Town on the Mill Avon to the end of navigation at Abbey Mill and returning back to the Marina. 16.00 Final sail past by MVS to Abbey Mill. 16.30 Close. Here are some photographs of the fun and activities from last years event.

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JON WAGSTAFF’S COMEDY NIGHT Thursday 1st June The Village Inn Twyning.

TEWKESBURY CIVIC SOCIETY Thursday 11th May at 7.30pm in the Elmbury Room, Tewkesbury Public Library. An illustrated talk: ‘Katherine Parr - A Gloucestershire Queen’ By Michael Bottomley. Members £1.50 Visitors £2.50 (Tickets on the door)

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NEW APPLE TREES FOR TEWKESBURY HOSPITAL Helen Carver sent in this report from Tewkesbury Friends of the Earth Tewkesbury Friends of the Earth group organised the planting of apple trees by the new doctors surgery, The Deveraux Centre, as a positive gesture for the environment, wildlife and people. The small area of land is owned by Gloucester Care Services. Julie Ellery, Matron of Tewkesbury Hospital has kindly agreed to the planting of 2 apple trees on the site and 1 in the hospital garden. They have been generously donated by Martin Hayes of the Gloucestershire Orchard Trust. The trees are organic. Dessert applesTyndenam Worcester early and Rajka. They are MM106 maidens so are small at the moment. Friends of the Earth is a charity that champions for the environment, started 40 years ago. Protecting nature so it can recover to sustain a healthy planet that can work for everyone. Therefore giving wildlife a chance to thrive and provide wild spaces for people to enjoy. The area is to the north of the Deveraux Centre near the cycle shelter. It is south facing. It is a remnant of the old Tewkesbury Hospital grounds.The hospital was built in the 1930’s on the land of Orchard House. This little area has 2 surviving apple trees from that orchard, both cookers. They are a part of history! The area appears neglected and wild. But this is why it is so important. Places like this are disappearing due to pressure of development. It is now the case that wildlife is present in urban areas. Tewkesbury Friends

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of the Earth want to support this urban wildlife refuge and at the same time maintain the heritage of the old orchard for people to see and be inspired. Helen Carver worked as a nurse at the old and new Tewkesbury Hospitals. She retired in 2014. She remembers this area. It was hidden away between the hospital kitchen and Trinity Hall. This hall borders the back of the site. It was built in the 19th century as a Methodist Church. Helen has asked the advice of Jo WorthJones, wildlife garden expert of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust on how to maintain the area for wildlife in the situation of a mini orchard. Therefore some of the monster brambles have been removed. But some will be left as so will Ivy and nettles as they provide nectar for Butterflies, Bees and Insects. Tortishell butterflies lay their eggs on nettles. The self seeded

Buddlia will remain, though under control as the flowers are a magnet to butterflies. In due course nectar and caterpillar food plants will be grown. Buckthorn for Brimstone caterpillars, Jack by the Hedge for Orange Tip butterfly caterpillars. Comfrey and Lungwort for early nectar source for Bees. Verbena Bonariensis, the flowers are loved by Butterflies for nectar. The emphasis is on Butterflies, Bees and Insects at the moment. Insects are vital for pollination to ensure plant health and productivity. They need support! It was a pleasure to observe 2 Holly Blue butterflies nectaring on the Ivy flowers and a Bumblebee on the rough grass during the warm sunny spell we had in April. It is a sheltered sunny spot just what insects need. But also for people to look and ponder about this little wild space and mini orchard.

PILGRIMS IN THE HOUSE The Merchant’s House, Church Street, Tewkesbury, Glos Sunday 28th & Monday 29th May 10am to 5pm (last admission 4.30) Visit the beautifully restored 15th century Merchant’s House in the heart of historic Tewkesbury to meet members of the Walsingham Pilgrims living history group who will be taking up residence and recreating life in a medieval shop and house. The Walsingham Pilgrims are dedicated to interpreting the domestic and military life of the 14th century and so will be doing a spot of time travelling for their visit to the Merchant’s House. Meet them for some fun hands on history in our atmospheric timber-framed building. FREE Admission: Donations welcome.

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TEWKESBURY BATTLEFIELD ANNIVERSARY WALK

VACANCIES

A longer stroll around the battlefields. Learn about the politics of the fifteenth century and how the events of the battle unfolded. Sunday May 7th from the Crescent, Church Street, (by the bus stop) at 2.00pm and will last for up to three hours. £2.50 Adults Under 15 free. Stout waterproof shoes recommended. E. walks@tewkesbury.org.uk T. 01684 294939.

TRAVEL CONSULTANT REQUIRED

THREE SHOPS NOW ONE This month we make a comparison with Tewkesbury’s High Street of 1902 and of the present day. Firstly we have a view of 114 High Street, which as you can see was a rather flamboyant branch of the Gloucester Co-operative Society, a retail company that returned profits to its

members and customers. It may be still within living memory that many may recall the CoOp Stamp you could remove from the wrapper of a packet of their own brand of tea which

could be collected and redeemed against goods from instore. The exterior of the premises was essentially signwritten as an advertisement for the shop, however the “all goods

at city prices” implied that prices in the cities were cheaper then, but we are not sure that the same applies today.

We are looking for a FULLY QUALIFIED Travel Consultant. Minimum of 4 years current reservations experience in a Travel Agency. The position is for 4 fixed days per week. Please apply in writing with your CV to: Stephanie Jepson Courtney World Travel 127 High Street, Tewkesbury, Glos GL20 5JU Or Email: stephanie@courtneyworldtravel.co.uk

WE ARE HIRING Due to continued expansion we are looking for labourers and drainage engineers to work on our on going contracts. The next shop we take a look at, is that of T.Durrant, a bootmaker and shoe retailer at 115 High Street. We guess

that it is Mr Durrant standing in the doorway of his shop and can only imagine the quality of the footwear and the

M and Co has also replaced number 113 High Street where the premises of A Pearman was situated, who used the shop as a base for their trades, including Plumbing, Glazing and house decoration, this was the first in a row of shops that were demolished to create a larger retail site. We also take a look at the beautiful half timbered Tudor building at 9 High Street. In 1902, Ironmonger

Humphrey King traded from here, and remarkably the Large Golden Key that hung from the second floor corbel, still hangs there to this day, albeit, the other way round. Above the ground floor is the lettering H KING and to either side it seems as if Humphrey has used the space to display some of his goods. Today, the ground floor is occupied by the Halifax Bank.

smells of tanned and polished leather, something we may never again experience. These two featured

shops have long gone from the High Street, and today the more modern M and Co clothiers, has replaced them.

Drainage experience desirable but not essential. Please forward CV’s to williamrosedrains@outlook.com

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SENSATIONAL SPRING SALE Unmissable deals on great furniture Carlton 3 Door Sideboard Was

Henley 3 Door Sideboard Now

£769 £399

Swindon Non Reclining 3 & 2 Suite Was

Now

£1589 £899

Carlton Table and 4 Chairs Was

Was

£749 £269

Harmony 4’6” Divanset Was

Now

£529 £389

Atlanta Table and 4 Chairs Now

Only

£1189 £699

Lynwood Small TV Unit Was

Now

£199

Atlanta Nest of Tables Now

£369 £149

Was

Now

£129 £49.99

We’re only a few minutes from where you live! Mitton Manor Garage, Bredon Road, Tewkesbury GL20 5DA Tel: 01684 298400 www.theocusfurniture.com Open Monday-Saturday 10am-5.30pm. Closed Sundays, Open Bank Holidays. FREE Parking 48 - TEWKESBURY DIRECT


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Successful Martial Arts club celebrates 6th Birthday Tewkesbury’s successful Martial Arts club, White Tiger Martial Arts & SelfDefence Academy, celebrated its 6th Birthday on Wednesday 19th April. The chief instructor, Mr Paul Wanklyn a 5th degree Black belt said “I’d like to thank everyone who’s ever been involved in the club, students past and present, family and friends, Gloucestershire Police and Crime Commissioner and other agencies for supporting us in our quest to offer a quality service to the community. I’d also like to thank Tara’s Creative Cakes for supplying us with a fantastic cake.” The club started off at Queen Margaret’s School in the town but quickly outgrew it. Training is now offered at the Wheatpieces Community Centre in Walton Cardiff where traditional Taekwon-Do, Korean

Kickboxing and Children’s Martial Arts are taught. Since opening, the club has received a number of awards from national organisations such as SPORTED, CLUBMARK and SPORTS COACH UK.

The club is now also internationally recognised. Anyone looking for further information on the club is invited to view the website at w w w. w h i t e - t i g e rtkd.com.

TEWKESBURY MITTON TOWNSWOMEN'S GUILD The Townswomen’s Guild meets on the first Wednesday of the month (unless this falls on a school holiday) at Mitton Manor School at 7.45pm. Wednesday 3rd May. Mr Eugene Schellenberg “The Ifkara Bakery Project” Guests, visitors & new members welcome. Please bring a friend. Tea, coffee, raffle and sales table.

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Garages • Slate and Tile Roofing Restorations and Alterations Double Glazing and Installations Conservatories • Facia and Cladding

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GARDENING

PAINTING & DECORATING

PLUMBING & HEATING

‘Handy Andy’ General Garden Maintenance Grass Cutting - Garden Clearance Weeding - Fence Painting - Hedge Cutting

Call 07521 221713 Excellent and reliable service Fully insured, references available

HOUSE CLEARANCE & REMOVALS

10 Fairway, Tewkesbury GL20 8QD

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Ben Bowers Heating Solutions Ltd HEATING ENGINEERS

We can collect and deliver anything from household items to motorbikes and garden furniture nationwide Fully insured arronsdeliverycollections@gmail.com

Solid Fuel - Oil - Gas - Wood - Biomass

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LANDSCAPING & SUPPLIES

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LANDSCAPING COMPANY • Patios • Fencing • Driveways • Gates • Sheds • Summerhouses Testimonials available - please call COTSWOLD & VALE 寿01242 620000 Fencing & Landscaping Supplies Ltd Old Sawmill, Evesham Rd, Toddington GL54 5DF

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PLASTERING

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• Plastering • Screeding • Ceilings • Partitions • Building Alterations • Rendering • Drywall etc • External Coatings • Free Quotes

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PLUMBING & HEATING

Mike Spearing Heating Ltd

Phone: 01684 773783 Mobile: 07972 484197 REGISTER Licence No: 2337437 Reg No: 199878

Heating Systems. Boiler Replacements. LPG. Oil. Breakdowns. Servicing. Unvented. General Plumbing. Bathrooms. Tiling. Under Floor Heating. Power Flushing. Over 15 years experience in the trade including working as a Service Engineer for TOP boiler manufacturing company Worcester Bosch Up to 7 Years Manufacturer’s Warranty on selected boilers. Full Public Liability Insurance. Gas Safe and Oftec Registered.

01684 291622. 07786 442500 mikespearing@talktalk.net

Plumbing and Heating Mark Hanbury www.hanburyplumbingandheating.co.uk

01684 275883 or 07786 324987


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PLUMBING & HEATING

SEWING, TAILORING & REPAIRS JO FIGGETT SEWING & DRY CLEANING

Plumbing and Heating Engineers • Boiler Installations • Boiler/Fire Servicing

• Landlord Safety Inspections • Breakdowns/ Repairs

• Bathroom Installations

• LPG/Natural Gas

• General Plumbing

• Unvented Hot Water Cylinders

To book an appointment or for a FREE quotation call us on

07970 680879

or email info@incaplumbingandheating.co.uk

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• 24 Hour Assistance • General Repairs • Maintenance • Minor Development Work Undertaken Electrical - Carpentry - Plumbing “Flexibility Is Our Strength”

at Monarch Drycleaners 8 Mitton Way, Tewkesbury GL20 8AN • SEWING ALTERATIONS • REPAIRS • CURTAIN/BLIND MAKING • BRIDAL ALTERATIONS • HABERDASHERY

Tel (01684) 850496 or 07773 718786 jofiggett@yahoo.co.uk

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We offer a comprehensive project timeline from start to finish and guarantee a competitive price

Providing roofing solutions across Gloucestershire. Contact us for free no-obligation advice and quotations

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Mobile: Email: enquires.prs@gmail.com

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Carpentry, Joinery & Property Maintenance Tewkesbury based - Established over 10 years Kitchens, Second fix, doors, balustrades, skirting boards, architrave, flooring, window repairs All Property maintenance considered Paul V. Harvey Tel: 01684 275195 or 07866 900 637

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MOBILE 07887 912814

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IS YOUR CHIMNEY SAFE? DOES IT LEAK? DOES IT NEED RE-BUILDING, RE-POINTING, REDUCING, CAPPING, COWLINGS, BIRDGUARDS, FLASHING REPAIRED/RENEWED FIREPLACE RESTORATION, ROOF REPAIRS EXTERNAL DECORATION UNDERTAKEN

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TILING

POLICE NOTES with Police Sgt Henry Wright of Tewkesbury Police

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Reporting someone missing If you think that someone you know is missing, the police should be your first point of contact, writes Sgt Henry Wright of Tewkesbury Police. You can contact them on 101 or visit your local police station. If the missing person is a child, or you think that they are at serious risk of harm, call 999. A disappearance should be reported immediately if the person is felt to be at risk or unsafe.

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The recording and searching for missing persons is an area of police work which is going on in the county every day and it can be very resource intensive using specialist search trained officers, the police dog section and the police helicopter. The circumstances surrounding a disappearance can differ greatly and so too can the role of the police in a missing persons investigation. There could be any number of reasons behind a disappearance which is why you should contact the police straight away if you are at all concerned about the safety and wellbeing of the person who has disappeared. To do this, you can contact your local police station in person or by phone. You can report to your own local police station even if the missing person lives in another part of the UK. You can make a report to the police immediately – you do NOT have to wait until 24 hours after a disappearance. In an emergency you can contact 999. Once you have made a report, what the police do will depend on the circumstances of the disappearance and how much they consider the missing person to be at risk. They will assess the level of risk by considering the missing person’s age, the circumstances of their disappearance, whether this is out of character, and whether they need medication or treatment. The advice on this below should help you know what to expect, what questions to ask, and whether/how you should help in the search.

If the police assess that the missing person is at risk, they may decide to: • Search the missing person’s home or last known address and the area where the missing person was last seen • Attempt to make contact with them by phone, if they have a mobile telephone. • Conduct checks on their mobile phone or computer • Conduct house to house enquiries • Check local hospital admissions • Review CCTV footage • Conduct land and air searches, particularly in high risk cases • Co-ordinate media coverage and issue a press release to the local media appealing for help from the public. The police, or the family of a missing person, may contact ‘Missing People’ on 116 000 to request help with publicising the missing person’s picture through our poster and media appeals. In order for the charity to publicise a case, the person has to be reported missing to the police and they will always need to talk to the police to check our involvement is appropriate before launching an appeal. I hope that you never have the necessity to report someone as a missing person but please remember that there is a ‘Golden hour’ - and the sooner we start the search the better especially if the person is vulnerable. Sgt. Henry Wright Tewkesbury Police.

LEAF OPEN FARM SUNDAY 11th JUNE 2017 From Hanging Doors to Fitting Kitchens Small and Large jobs equally welcome

Call Steve: 01684 295493 Mob: 07977 886643 Time served joiner over 25 years experience

Discover more about the countryside by visiting one of the following farms who will be welcoming visitors as part of this popular annual event. OVERBURY FARMS - Overbury, GL20 7NR COURT FARM - Stoke Orchard GL52 7RY CHURCH FARM - Bushley GL20 6HT HARTPURY COLLEGE - Hartpury GL19 3BE For full details visit www.farmsunday.org


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POSITIVE THINKING by David Slater (continued) Continued from Page 20:

If you are faced with a rejection remember that it can be a very powerful source of personal learning. You will learn more from receiving the odd rejection than for not trying at all to succeed. I read this somewhere. It is called the Gestalt Prayer. What it says is this : • I do my thing and you do yours. • I am not in this

world to live up to your expectations. • You are not in this world to live up to mine. • I am I and You are You. • If by chance we find each other, it’s beautiful. • If not it can’t be helped. THE CHALLENGE IS TO BE YOURSELF IN A WORLD THAT IS TRYING TO MAKE YOU BE LIKE EVERYONE ELSE So, don’t be afraid of

being YOU. Why deprive the world of the unique qualities that you have ? Believe in yourself. It is not half as hard as you think once you realise that it is OK to think in this way.

Go on ! Take a deep breath. Shoulders back. Walk tall. Let the world know who you are because one thing is certain . YOU deserve to be known! David Slater

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Preparations are well underway for this year’s Tewkesbury Half Marathon, which takes place on Sunday 14th May.

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Runners will set off over the thirteen mile course at 10am, leaving the town along the A438 through Northway & Ashchurch, rejoining the A46 to Aston Cross. From there they turn left past the old army camp and up to Kemerton, before heading back to Tewkesbury

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