Tetbury news with Kevin Painter

WELL done and thanks to Tetbury Army Cadets who created memorials to remember those who have fallen.

Due to being unable to partake in Remembrance parades this year they found another way to show their respect.

They also took part in the doorstep salute at 11am where the cadets took to their doorsteps to salute and remember during the two minutes silence.

Colour Sergeant Kamila Gebicka,Tetbury Platoon commander said: “I am so immensely proud of every single one of the cadets and I’m sure you will join me in letting the cadets know what a fantastic job they have done!”

UPTON Mill Care Home in Tetbury set the challenge to the pupils of St Mary’s Primary School to create works of art to celebrate Bonfire Night.

Reaching out to the local business community, leisure and wellness coordinator Felicity McMahon was able to get some amazing prizes to offer in the KS1 and KS2 competitions.

Felicity said: “Things are very different this year and we wanted to give the children at St Mary’s an opportunity to connect with our residents, capturing the feeling behind Bonfire Night though their eyes.

"Our residents really enjoyed the judging and were amazed by the amount of entries we had.”

There were prizes for first, second and third in both KS1 and KS2 as well as a certificate of entry for each child who submitted an entry in the competition.

Upton Mill would like to thank Hobbycraft, Café 53, Yellow Lighted Bookshop, The Priory and The Goods Shed for their generous donations of prizes.

The winner of KS1 was Darcy Sheppard and KS2 was Emily Clark.

Well done to all involved in this fantastic community project that literally spanned the generations.

Proving that even in lockdown the community spirit is alive and well.

THE Tetbury Goods Shed will be presenting and sharing a series of weekly shows during lockdown.

Free to join, people can stream performances of music and drama sessions recorded especially for The Goods Shed on Wednesday evenings at 8.30pm.

Tetbury Goods Shed is closed until early December due to the second national lockdown.

For more information, visit facebook.com/tetburygoodsshed.

IN support of World Food Day, Upton Mill Care Home in Tetbury set up a donation station within the home to donate items to the local foodbank, to give back to their local community.

Leisure and Wellness coordinator, Felicity McMahon said: “We are a warm and loving home and this was an ideal opportunity to spread some of that love to those who really need it in these difficult times.

"Our residents were in full support of this initiative and enjoyed helping us box up the items ready for collection.

"Our local community is incredibly important to us and we are so happy we could help in this way.”

THE Priory Inn in Tetbury will be once again offering delivery of food boxes and meals.

£10 boxes are available online to buy for next day delivery.

All products are from local suppliers with 30 miles!

And something new is the meal kit recipe box.

For more information please visit doorstepfoods.co.uk.

TETBURY Goods Shed would like to inform everyone that everything that was scheduled for November has been rescheduled for December or January!

The main event in December is the rescheduled Jazz evening gypsy jazz with Holder and Smith on December 12, at 8pm.

If you had already bought tickets for the November event then your tickets will be valid for this event.

If you would like to come and haven’t booked tickets then they are considering running two events on the same day if there is enough demand, so please check the website: www.shed-arts.co.uk.

AND The Panto is the big Good Shed news for January- ‘Oh no it isn’t!’

All being well, professional company Wonder Pantomimes from Exeter will be putting on three performances of Aladdin on Saturday, January 2.

Tickets will be available from £8 (plus booking fee).

The show will last for approximately 75 minutes and run without an interval.

Tetbury Goods Shed would like to thank The Tetbury Lions, Tetbury Town Council and The Feoffees of Tetbury for their support of these performances.

Current virus measures and advice mean they cannot sell tickets at the door.

Seats must be reserved in advance.

However they have upgraded the ticketing arrangements to allow you to reserve specific seats.

For more information and links please visit www.shed-arts.co.uk.

THIS year the Posada due to the current government guidelines will be different.

However Mary and Joseph are preparing to travel around the Tetbury Benefice ‘virtually’.

They can arrive in your house by email, you can gather around the screen, light your own candle, print off an activity sheet for children and say a prayer.

You can also tell us about the virtual visit before you send them on their way to the next home ready to receive them.

If you would like to take part, please email Diana at office@tetburychurch.co.uk by Monday.

If you would like to receive Mary and Joseph on a particular date do also please let them know.

No promises but we will do our best, first come first served!

Please also confirm you are happy to share your email address with everyone involved.

And a special thank you to Sarah Parton for organising this with the Churches and St Mary’s School.

AS we prepare for the start of Advent, how about making an Advent Calendar window display?

It’s a perfect way to share the season with those around us.

Ideally your display will include the number to be changed each day as we move through Advent.

Fancy giving it a go? Email a photo of your display to Diana to be used on the first Sunday of Advent (Sunday, November 29): office@tetburychurch.co.uk.

This is another lovely and simple idea from Saint Mary’s Church.

Thank you to Sarah Williams for suggesting this.

TETBURY Lions would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that took part in the Lions first online auction.

The auction was a great success with lots of support from local people and companies and they managed to raise over £2,250 for local causes.

The club would like to thank everyone who took part by donating lots, bidding and some even did both.

This money will help top up their funds following months where they have been unable to run any fundraising events.

The next thing on their agenda is the Children’s Treasure Hunt in December.

12 toy lions will be hiding in shop windows around the town with each one depicting one of the 12 days of Christmas.

Entry is free to children under 12 and entry forms can be picked up at Tetbury Hardware and the Tourist Information Office.

First prize will be one of our large lions and a Christmas stocking full of goodies.

I think it would be appropriate to say thank you to the Lions, and well done to the Lions fundraising committee for organising and adapting to ensure the good work carries on.