Tetbury news: Householders facing council tax hike

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AT the recent public town council consultation which took place on January 12, the original initial proposal was an 8 percent increase meaning an extra £2.63 p/w for a Band D property.

However at the last finance and scrutiny meeting on January 18 by looking through the budgets the Finance and Scrutiny meeting will now be recommending to full council that the precept request will be £389,480.

It was then voted on and unanimously agreed to put forward the proposed increase of 7 percent, this will mean an increase of £2.31 p/w for a Band D property.

This will now be put forward to council to vote on at the next full town council meeting dated January 25, starting at 7pm.

At the start of all meetings there is a public consultation session where fifteen minutes is allowed for public questions or statements.

Each person is to state name and to be allowed three minutes maximum.

Questions may be answered briefly but not debated.

Issues may be referred for subsequent response if necessary.

If you have any questions you can email them in or even speak online at the beginning of the meeting.

For more information please contact town council offices on 01666 504670 or email ceo@tetbury.gov.uk.

I’VE been asked to remind people that Jesse Smith’s butchers will be closed on Tuesday’s until the end of April but will still be open on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday’s.

Only two people in the shop at one time.

IF you watch Countryfile on January 31 you may see a familiar face the amazing hard-working Mary Hinton who is known affectionately as the hedgehog lady.

Mary runs the local hedgehog hospital looking after and tending to hedgehogs that need help.

So please watch this program and see this amazing lady and what she does. For more information about her work visit helpahedgehog.org.

Mary was awarded one of the local Inspirational Dolphins awards for her tireless work at the last award presentation. And yes she had more points than any other!

TETBURY Goods Shed art centre are seeking a trustee to join their team to take responsibility for overseeing the building and facilities management.

The role will include helping to shape and define the future development and leading on future infrastructure projects.

Although they may currently be in lockdown, it’s an exciting time to join the team as they are busy working behind the scenes to support the success of its vibrant arts venue with its continued high aspirations for future development and continued success.

The Goods Shed is run almost entirely by volunteers, and they take a huge pride in the venue and its events.

To apply please send a CV outlining your building and facilities management experience to Claire Jefferies, trustee, via email goods.shed@btinternet.com.

More information about the Tetbury Goods Shed can be found by visiting the website www.shed-arts.co.uk.

THE Tetbury Police Museum has been running its first ever crowdfunding campaign.

The museum is trying to raise funds to survive and thrive during the Covid-19 pandemic.

While currently closed and unable to receive donations from visitors, the museum has taken a look at how it can have a digital presence for the community and for interested visitors.

Visit bit.ly/3qv6Mym.

THIS week Reverend Poppy Hughes with the churchwardens made the decision to suspend public worship in all church buildings in Tetbury for the time being.

This is in response to the gravity of the situation: the increased risk of transmission of Covid-19, and the chief medical officer’s request for people to stay at home and avoid contact with others.

This will of course be kept under review, as public worship in church buildings is allowed under current restrictions.

However St Mary’s Church is still offering virtual church services which are held on Sundays at 10am, which is open to everyone.

If you would like to find out more about online Zoom virtual Sunday Worship, then please contact Diana to be added to the mailing list and for your invitation link office@tetburychurch.co.uk.

POLICE are appealing for information after thieves broke into two sheds and a summerhouse in Tetbury.

The break-in happened in the Charlton Road area between 3pm on Thursday and 3.20pm on Friday.

Police say a ‘valuable leaf blower was stolen’.

If anyone saw or heard anything suspicious, please call police on 101 and quote incident number 272 of January 15.

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