Tetbury news with Kevin Painter

THE Tetbury Goods Shed cinema makes a welcome return tonight (October 8).

Due to limited numbers at each showing, there will be a matinee showing at 2pm as well as the usual 7.30pm showing.

The first film is Military Wives followed by Oscar winners 1917, Parasite and Little Women.

The Goods Shed has been awarded the Visit England‘s “We’re Good To Go” industry mark to show its Covid safe, and therefore a number of changes have been made.

Customers need to book numbered seats online and there are new seating layouts.

There will also be one way systems and hand sanitising equipment.

The toilets will be open. Please do not turn up without pre-booking.

THE Tetbury Goods Shed is showing the film Dulcima in memory of John Price on Wednesday at 6pm.

Tickets are free but limited to 60. If you would like to come please contact Tetbury Tourist Information Office who are collecting names.

A collection will be taken for the Firefighters Charity.

HERE is an official statement from Tetbury Town Council.

The extraordinary meeting of Tetbury Town Council will not be held until clarification has been received from various departments within Cotswold District Council and advice from our own legal representative.

Due to various statements being made on Facebook regarding the legal requirements of the S106 monies for the Redevelopment Project, we have sought clarification from a legal representative who attended the meeting in August and have received the following response: "I have always made it clear that I have a conflict of interest in that I am unable to advise any organisation other than Cotswold District Council.

"I have stressed on many occasions that bodies other than Cotswold District Council must seek their own independent legal advice as I am unable to advise them.

"I repeat that I have never provided legal advice to any organisation other than Cotswold District Council and when attending the meeting in August this was at the request of the district councillors who represent Tetbury."

Once a definitive response regarding the S106 allocation of funds has been received from Cotswold District Council then an extraordinary meeting of the council will be held.

UNFORTUNATELY as a result of the current Covid pandemic, this year’s remembrance service will not include any service in St Mary’s Church, the traditional march through the town or the traditional tea afterwards.

There will be however a very limited open air service on Sunday, November 8, at 2.30pm.

This will be for invited persons only to lay wreaths on behalf of the various organisations, therefore the public are being discouraged to attend this year due the restrictions.

Instead residents are encouraged to stay in their own homes and remember at 2.30pm, then later visit St Saviour’s on their own to pay their respects to the fallen.

Restrictions at the moment are still in place for groups of no more than 30 to meet which would be exceeded should the public attend.

So please stay home this year and stay safe, but still remember the sacrifice that has been made for us all.

Of course we will still be able to honour the two minute silence on Armistice Day, which marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918.

AT 5pm every Saturday at St Marys’ Church, they are delighted to offer a quiet, reflective Benefice Service of Holy Communion.

They can accommodate 23 individuals or “households”, with spaces allocated in advance.

If you plan to attend, please contact our parish administrator Diana Sharpby. Email office@tetburychurch.co.uk or ring 01666 503 944.

Please note it is now mandatory to wear a face covering in church buildings.

Also on the first Wednesday of the month from they will be offering a quiet, reflective service of Holy Communion with access from the northeast entrance.

WORLD Jungle are pleased to announce the Adam Philby Skate Jam on Friday, October 30, from 1pm until 4pm at the Recreation Ground.

As part of scratch and state 2020 there will be tunes, competitions and £100 worth of prizes from Decimal.

The event will be supported by Tetbury Town Council and Arts Council of England with special thanks to Tetbury Youth committee.

For more information, visit www.worldjungle.org.uk.

WORLD Jungle are also pleased to present ‘’off the streets’’ with sessions at the Dolphins Hall starting on October 26 from 2pm to 4pm with a hip-hop dance workshop.

Further dates have been announced including circle skills, T-shirt making and more.

All the events are free, but spaces are limited, so booking is essential.

And on Friday, October 30, at the Recreation Ground, there will be the big donut.

This will be a play date event and will include graffiti art workshops, Henna tattoos, circus skills, giant bubbles, African drumming, outdoor fire pit and marshmallows.

For more information or to book please ring Ben on 07889512644 or visit wwwworldjungle.org.uk.

MICHELE Maund, the churchwarden of St Mary’s Church would like to tell everyone that since June 15, we have managed to keep the front area of the church open daily for private prayer and for the many visitors that have visited Tetbury over the summer.

This has been possible with thanks to a small dedicated team who have cleaned daily, unlocked and locked the church.

After careful thought, from October 1, the church opening times will be as follows: Wednesday mornings 9am -1pm; Saturday 1pm – 4pm; Saturday 5pm; Benefice Service of Holy Communion on Sundays 12pm – 4pm and of course on the first Wednesday of the month from 9.30am we will be offering a quiet, reflective service of Holy Communion with access from the northeast entrance.

Please note that to allow the church to be open on a Sunday it will be cleaned before opening and cleaned after closing and the 72 hour rule will apply for Wednesday to Saturday.

Well done to Michele and all her team.