Tetbury news from Kevin Painter  


THE police open surgery/drop-in meetings for February are:February 13 (10-11am), February 20 (10-11am) February 27 (10-11am). These are held in Tetbury Town Council offices, the Old Courthouse, 63 Long Street, Tetbury.

A chance to drop in and have an informal or formal chat if you have any questions or concerns about policing in your area, with local officer PC Neil Lightfoot.

THE St Mary’s playgroup Valentine disco will be on February 15 from 5-7pm at the United services club tickets are only £5 per family and you can buy from the playgroup or on the evening on the door. Dancing, singing, food and prizes.

ARE you concerned about your memory? Or do you care for someone has memory difficulties? If so come along to the free friendly club for people with memory concerns and their friend’s families and carers.

Carer Respite and loans available on request. The Young at Heart Memory Club runs on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 10.30am-2pm at St Mary’s Centre, St Mary’s Road, Tetbury, GL8 8BW. The next meeting is February 14 and they would love to have more members. Fish and chips for lunch. For further information please contact Lorna on 07971929258.

AT THE last full Tetbury Town Council meeting following on from a recommendation from the finance and scrutiny committee that the precept be increased by 2.9 percent.

This will cost a band D council taxpayer an extra £3.65 over last year (£125.62 to £129.26). This decision was made without setting the budget first. It was decided to set a budget that matches the precept at a later date.

The finance and Scrutiny Committee have decided to bring forward to 6.30pm the start time for the next meeting on Monday, February 11 in order to allow for consideration of the various budget proposals. This meeting is open to the public.

ST MARY’S Primary School,Tetbury is one of the three community projects currently being supported by Tetbury Co-Op. If you are a Co-Op member and would like to help raise funds for the school please log in to your account and select St Mary’s school. If you are not a Co-Op member it is very easy to join and you will earn rewards for yourself and your chosen community project.

ARE you looking after someone who suffers from dementia, and have concerns about what will happen if they go missing?You can help by signing up to the Herbert Protocol, a scheme which enables police to have quick access to a range of relevant details about the missing person which may help locate them - things like previous addresses and special locations, hobbies and regular routines.

Gloucestershire Constabulary is working with the Alzheimer’s Society to promote this scheme, named after war veteran George Herbert who died whilst missing and trying to return to his childhood home.

All you have to do is download a form from the police website, fill it in, keep it safe and hand to police in the event of having to report the person missing.

For more details visit gloucestershire.police.uk/staying-safe/the-herbert-protocol/