Tetbury news by Kevin Painter

THIS is an official request Tetbury Town Council who have been involved in trying to establish ownership of a piece of land that is much needed for the burial ground extension.

We are running out of time, so we need your help, to prove to the Charity Commission that this land does not belong to the conveyance of May 3, 1974.

Do you remember a stone wall on the recreation ground that ran on from the end of the Bowls Club?

Do you remember what the land over the wall was used for?

Do you remember who farmed the land over the wall.

Do you have any photographs or documents showing the divide?

If you can help us please email or write to Tetbury Town Council by May 26, 2020, remembering to include your name and address.

Email executiveofficer@tetbury.gov.uk or colinpearce@tetbury.gov.uk or write to Tetbury Town Council, The Old Court House, 63 Long Street, Tetbury, GL8 8AA.

COTSWOLD District Council has confirmed that due to the current situation with coronavirus (Covid-19), they have decided to suspend car parking charges in the car parks, including the Tetbury ones.

However the exception is the Chipping Car Park in Tetbury which started charging again on Monday.

SCRUBBERS are still making face masks.

Please contact them if you are from the following groups and are in need of masks: nurseries, schools, registered childminders, the elderly living at home, care homes, home care workers, shop workers, delivery workers, postmen/women.

For further information please contact by email Terri White at t.whitemol@gmail.com or Annette Farrow at annette.farrow@yahoo.co.uk.

You can also contact them through their Facebook page.

If you can sew but don’t want to make scrubs, join Tetbury Scrubbers.

Please get your sewing machine out and help to prove the community spirit behind this (as is if that was needed!).

It was lovely to hear from one of our readers in South Cerney after reading the original story to pass on her contact details to this team so she could help.

TETBURY, always proud of its heritage, businesses and of course its people are currently waking up from its self-imposed hibernation as many of the businesses/ shops are certainly bringing the town back to life, whilst keeping within government guidelines.

Our town has and must return to its original roots of being a quintessential English market town.

In fact, one of the most popular in cornerstones of Tetbury businesses is opening again as Jesse Smiths will be now be open for three days a week starting today, Thursday, May 21.

They will only be open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with only two people allowed in the shop at one time.

Many other shops are now open within government guidelines, including Co-op, House of Cheese, The Grocer on Church Street, Cohens Pharmacy, Lloyds Pharmacy, Post Office, The Coventry Building Society, Tetbury Fish and Chips Shop, the Imperial Chinese takeaway, Hobbs House Bakery, Halls Bakery, and the Blue Zucchini.

Many of the shops are operating by online ordering.

Overrider has taken this a stage further by operating a click and collect service, where shoppers can purchase items by ordering online.

Many other shops and businesses are offering an online service, for example Scentiments, the flower shop, who are now offering a delivery service.

So if you would like to send a floral gift within a 10 mile radius of Tetbury or simply just like some beautiful fresh flowers for your home delivered in a safe contactless manner then please ring 01666 503196, 07554975148 or email enquiries@tetburyflorists.co.uk.

We also have Tesco and Hampton Stores, as well as the Priory Inn and Stargazzy.

No mention of a market town would be complete without mentioning the market traders who visit every week on Wednesday and Saturday, Tim Cordall’s Plants and Cary Thompson Village Veg.

And remember, shopping local is not just for lockdown, it’s for life.

AS we all adapt to the change in our lifestyles, it was lovely the other day when I went to St Saviours Church and met with three ladies who obviously had not seen each other for a while.

They were visiting their family plot and were seated around, maintaining social distancing in almost a picnic setting, enjoying a sandwich.

Even the groundsman who was cutting the grass at the time thought it was but a lovely charming sight.

Of course in typical Tetbury style we had a natter (chat!) and reminiscence.

COUNCILLOR Martin Lea was appointed as the lead councillor during the current Covid-19 crisis.

And he’s certainly been kept busy with his daily deliveries to those at risk and venerable who cannot get out.

Martin would like to thank everyone who has been so helpful and supportive, and is hoping to after the crisis have a get-together to say thank you.

However, he is ever mindful of the fact that there are always people who slip through the net.

So if you feel yourself or know someone who is vulnerable or at risk please contact Martin for an informal chat to see what is available.

You can email Martin at martinlea@tetbury.gov.uk or ring 07873 345540.

And I’ve been asked to say thank you to Martin for the work he done, he has gone above and beyond.

PLEASE do contact me at the following email address - kevindpainter@icloud.com - with any Tetbury community news you would like reporting in the Standard and stay safe at this challenge time for all of us.