Tetbury news by Kevin Painter

TETBURY’S mayor Ann Pearce read out the following press release/statement at the recent June meeting of Tetbury Town full council meeting, regarding the potential extension of St Saviours Burial Ground.

“Following a lengthy process between the Charity Commission, Dolphins Hall Management Committee and Tetbury Town Council, there has been contention over the years regarding ‘Plot 8’ being used as an extension to St Saviours Burial Ground.

“Recent communication between all parties has led the town council to the opinion that this part of the Recreation Ground is solely owned by Tetbury Town Council.

“The Dolphins Hall Management Committee believe that the same piece of land falls within their jurisdiction.

“Tetbury Town Council are committed to finding an amicable solution for all parties and will engage in mediation discussions with the Dolphins Hall Management Trust.”

Ann added that The Dolphins Hall Management Committee chair Steve Scott felt that the following would be appropriate to add to our press release, and has had full and prior knowledge as to its content.

“The rules of the trust restrict what the trustees of the Dolphins Hall Management Committee can and cannot do.

“Charity law requires them to maintain the principles by which the recreation ground was established.

“However, we are pleased that they have committed to doing their best to explore options with us to see if a solution to this complicated situation can be found while allowing them to comply fully with all their charity requirements.”

TETBURY Hospital are launching their Tetbury Hospital Covid-19 Recovery Appeal.

Tetbury Hospital is under great pressure due to the Covid-19 crisis.

And financial support is now urgently needed to protect this invaluable,vital much-needed service for our town and of course the many visitors and patients.

They are asking you to please donate.

You can donate by clicking on the donate button on their website which of course will make a real difference to the future of your hospital.

Please visit www.tetburyhospital.co.uk.

Over the past few months, we have come to realise how important our NHS and medical and health workers are and now is time to support our very own local amazing health care hospital and providers.

KINGSLEY House will be reintroducing garden visits for families and friends.

It will be a controlled visit and by appointment only to begin with.

They are hoping for a good weather so all visitors can enjoy it!

If you wish to visit please contact the home manager, on 01666 503333.

This is an ideal opportunity to once again say thank you to the hard-working staff of this home and indeed all other care workers that have operated in difficult situations in isolation, maintaining the physical well-being and mental well-being of the residents.

We can never say thank you enough.

WOULD you like to learn about the Feoffees of Tetbury and their origins?

And about the work they do in the town and who they are?

Would you like to learn more about the history of our town and the Tetbury Dolphins?

If so come to a talk (a Walkthrough History of Tetbury) by Dr Tony Walsh at the Good Shed at 2pm on Sunday, September 15.

Entry is free. A collection for charity will be taken and all are welcome. Questions and comments are also welcomed!

ON Sunday, Tetbury had a visit from the Cotswolds Black Lives Matter group who gathered under Tetbury Market House in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement worldwide

for a very peaceful protest.

In true Cotswold style, the peaceful demonstrators merely stood with their signs and waved to motorists as they drove past. Jessica the coordinator said: “We will be visiting other Cotswold market towns.’’

PAM Sims would like to say a big thank you to her wonderful neighbours, who gathered on her drive and sang her words to the tune of Green Green grass of home, much to Pam’s delight and surprise.

They decided to surprise Pam with the tune after being made aware of the story of Pam’s fundraising and poem.

Pam would also like to thank Jackie Rymer, who organised this and the person who anonymously donated £60 to go to her fundraising choice, the Cheltenham and Gloucester NHS Covid appeal.