Feoffee and Thirteen BBQ

In June the Feoffees and Thirteen organised a community BBQ on the Millennium Green for the whole town to enjoy. This was a free event and appreciated by so many people.  We were so lucky with the glorious sunshine.  Thanks go to Danny Bristow for organising this and all of the Thirteen members who helped.

Here are some pictures from the event.

 

 

 Tetbury residents enjoying the BBQ

Tetbury residents enjoying the BBQ

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 Danny Bristow and friends cooking for Tetbury

Danny Bristow and friends cooking for Tetbury

 Local residents enjoying the BBQ

Local residents enjoying the BBQ

 Rachel Lee, Nicky Ind and Jim Pearce serving for the Thirteen. Thank you!

Rachel Lee, Nicky Ind and Jim Pearce serving for the Thirteen. Thank you!

June News

The Feoffees and Thirteen of Tetbury

 

Over the last month or so we have seen a number of changes in the Thirteen, firstly Pam Bird – our hardworking and historically, the first woman in history to be voted as a member of the Thirteen – decided to stand down after 18 years. I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Pam for her contribution to our work in the town and particularly The Market Hall over this time. Pam has been presented with flowers and the Thirteen of Tetbury Emeritus, along with a farewell Afternoon Tea at The Close.

Secondly, I am pleased to confirm the appointment of Darby Law to the Thirteen, who we welcome and look forward to working with on our projects in the town.

Many of you may not realise that the Feoffee have a number of parking spaces available for rent in the town, both in The Chipping and at the bottom of Gumstool Hill and which we hold a waiting lists for. However, recently an opportunity has come up for one space at the bottom of Gumstool Hill and if you are interested in renting this, please contact us via our website.  The annual rent is £350 (1st January – 31st December – pro rata if taken part way through the year).

Finally, we hope to meet you at one of our events over the summer months, the dates of which are given below:

8th September              - Beating of the Bounds

15th/16th September   - Heritage Weekend

If you want to know more about us and the work that we do within the town and grants available, please speak to any member of The Feoffee or Thirteen, or check out our website  www.thefeoffeesoftetbury.co.uk and we would be pleased to hear from you if you have any projects which you feel may be of interest to us.

 

 Lance Vick – Chairman

May News 2018

The Feoffees and Thirteen of Tetbury

 

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With the summer approaching, our town will start to burst into flower, with our flower beds and hanging baskets being prepared and displayed.  It has been a busy spring for us, as custodians to a number of Open Spaces in the town which include – The Millennium Green, Preston Park and the Railway Line, The Knapp, Scavenge Lane and Cutwell.  We are pleased to have been able to replace the tree, which previously had to be removed for safety, at Cutwell and I must thank Dave Norris, John Latter and John Price for arranging the planting of this tree.  They were pleased to be joined by the children from Puddleducks, who we hope will watch this tree grow big and strong, as they do.

 

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If you want to know more about us and the work that we do within the town and grants available, please speak to any member of The Feoffee or Thirteen, or check out our website  www.thefeoffeesoftetbury.co.uk and we would be pleased to hear from you if you have any projects which you feel may be of interest to us. We hope to meet you at one of our events over the summer months, the dates of which are given below:

 

29th June                     - Community BBQ at the Millennium Green

8th September             - Beating of the Bounds

15th/16th September   - Heritage Weekend

 

Finally, I am pleased to confirm that we have recently given three grants for equipment to students at Cirencester College, University and Teacher Training.

 

 Lance Vick – Chairman

April News 2018

The Feoffees and Thirteen of Tetbury

Happy Easter to you all, hopefully by the time you read this, the ‘Big Freeze’ which we experienced at the beginning of March, has given way to more spring like weather and we can look forward to planning events in our town.  This year the Feoffee and Thirteen are planning to hold their Annual Town Community BBQ on the Millennium Green on 29th June at 6pm.  For those of you who are new to the town or have never attended before, this is a ‘free of charge’ community event, an opportunity to meet your friends old and new and enjoy a burger or hotdog – just bring a blanket, chair, drinks and yourselves – everyone is welcome and we look forward to meeting you all there!

 

Dates for your Diary

 

29th June                     - Community BBQ at the Millennium Green

8th September               - Beating of the Bounds

15th/16th September   - Heritage Weekend

We are planning some more work at our open space area in Cutwell this spring, with a new Oak Tree due to be planted to replace the tree which had to be removed for safety a year or so ago.

Grants approved recently have included support for an Expedition to India, an Expedition to Borneo and support for software for a college course.

If you think we may be able to help you or your group with an education or training grant, please visit our website – www.thefeoffeesoftetbury.co.uk -  or speak to one of our members.

Lance Vick – Chairman

March News 2018

The Feoffees and Thirteen of Tetbury

 

As Spring arrives and the young people of our town start to prepare for their GCSE’s and A Levels in the Summer, I thought this would be a great opportunity to highlight the availability of education and training grants, as they move forward from school.  

Our charity is able to make grants towards equipment for people undertaking apprenticeships for a trade or those entering into further education. 

In addition, we can also award grants to local schools, groups and clubs and this month we have been able to provide a grant to Tetbury Rugby Club towards their Under 11 boys Rugby Tour.

If you think we may be able to help you or your group with an education or training grant, please visit our website – www.thefeoffeesoftetbury.co.uk -  or speak to one of our members.

Lance Vick – Chairman

January News 2018

January News 2018

The Feoffees and Thirteen of Tetbury

Firstly, whilst Christmas seems a long time ago, I wanted to send a thank you to Amanda and the team at Hobbs House Bakery, who kindly supplied bacon sandwiches and Peter Powell and the Creative team, who kindly supplied coffee, for all our volunteers who decorated The Market Hall and the Christmas trees. We would also like to thank the Dormers Close residents – Caron, James, Alex and Alison - who supplied and decorated the Christmas Tree in Berkeley Wood and ensured that the letters in the Post Box reached Santa safely.

I would like to start the new year, by looking back at 2017 and letting you know that we were very pleased to make grants to 30th September 2017 of over £25,000 to both Community Groups and individuals, these grants were:

Fixed Grants

Advowson (Town Council)- £70

Lecturers Grant - £30

St Marys Primary School - £3000

Millennium Green - £2500

British Legion – £150

Flower Show – £300

Tetbury in Bloom - £1500

Holiday at Home - £1500

Library - £1500

Tetbury Relief in Need - £6000

Tetbury Youth Pod - £3,000 (subject to them confirming their future plans with the Treasurer) 

Individual Grants

£300 grant support for plumbing course apprenticeship

£230 support for a course at Kings College

£360 support for an individual to undertake a talking and drawing therapy course

In addition, in November we supported St Mary’s Playgroup with some additional funding, which included a £300 training grant and in December we supported the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme at Sir William Romney’s with a grant of £3,000.

Finally, we are working with the town council and Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust on a project to look at clearing the stream from Preston Park to Wiltshire Bridge.

If you think we may be able to help you with an education or training grant or your group, please visit our website -www.thefeoffeesoftetbury.co.uk -  or speak to one of our members.

Lance Vick – Chairman

December News

The Feoffees and Thirteen of Tetbury

Once again this year, The Market Hall will be the focal point in the centre of town, decorated with lights and two beautiful trees. Once again, I would like to thank the Lowsley-Williams family for their donation of the trees and to Tetbury Plumbing & Heating and Lloyd Avis for all their assistance to The Thirteen in the erection and decoration this year.  Without our members and this support from our community we would be unable to have such a wonderful display.

Should we be lucky enough to experience a ‘White Christmas’ this year and you have an opportunity to get your sledges out from the garage to enjoy Preston Park, please be aware that you use this recreation area at your own risk, be safe and have fun. 

I am pleased to confirm that we have made grants this month to Holiday at Home, Tetbury Relief In Need, the Youth Club, Tetbury in Bloom, St Mary’s School and £900 for apprenticeships and students.  We also continue with the work on Chipping Steps to maintain and improve this area.

If you would like to know more about the type of grants and support available, please do not hesitate to contact us. Educational or Training Grants, as well as discretionary Grants to the town’s clubs and societies are available by application to the Feoffees at www.thefeoffeesoftetbury.co.uk

Finally, may I take this opportunity to wish you and your families all a very Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year.

Lance Vick – Chairman

November News

The Feoffees and Thirteen of Tetbury

 

It has been a time of change for our group in the last month, with our Treasurer, Campbell Higgins, retiring from his position after 16 years and we welcome Kara Hassett, who will be taking on this very important role.  The Thirteen welcome Mike Avis, who has been elected to join them in the important work of supporting the Feoffee with our work in the town.

Tony Walsh and Jim Pearce of the Thirteen have recently been very busy with historic talks on The Feoffee and Thirteen and guided tours of The Market Hall for groups which have included, visitors from America and our German twin town of Zwingenberg – there are more planned for the new year, so if you know a group who would be interested please contact us.

With Christmas approaching this month you will see a lot of activity in the town and particularly The Market Hall, members of the Thirteen will be organising the installation of the Christmas lights around the building and the Christmas trees either side of the steps – do stop to say hello if you are passing by.

This month we have been pleased to support 3 local people with grants, which totalled £900

If you would like to know more about the type of grants and support available, please do not hesitate to contact us. Educational or Training Grants, as well as discretionary Grants to the town’s clubs and societies are available by application to the Feoffees at www.thefeoffeesoftetbury.co.uk -  Lance Vick – Chairman

October News

The Feoffees and Thirteen of Tetbury

 September started off busy, with the traditional annual Beating of the Bounds, followed by the presentation of The Feoffees accounts on the first weekend and the opening of The Market Hall and Committee Room on the second weekend, as part of the national Heritage Weekend celebrations. Over the Heritage Weekend we welcomed over 300 visitors to The Market Hall, where there was not only our display, but a wonderful display of local history from the History of Tetbury Society. If you missed either of these events, please look out for them next year, when the Beating of the Bounds will take place on 8th September and Heritage Weekend on 15th/16th September and come and join us.

Over the summer there has been some maintenance and repair work being undertaken on Chipping Steps and this will continue into the autumn, as weather permits. 

Finally, I am pleased to advise that this month we have been able to award an Education grant to Millie Ludlow.

If you would like to know more about the type of grants and support available, please do not hesitate to contact us. Educational or Training Grants, as well as discretionary Grants to the town’s clubs and societies are available by application to the Feoffees at www.thefeoffeesoftetbury.co.uk -  Lance Vick

September News

The Feoffees and Thirteen of Tetbury

 

It has been a very busy summer for us all, it started with some ground preparation in Cutwell ready for the planting of a new tree.  This involved removing a large number of old roots and thanks go to Dave Hicks, Dave Norris, John Price, John Sharp and Trolley Wood for all of their hard work in completing this.  At the Market House we have also been busy, installing a new alarm system and smoke detector.

The Feoffees also supported an art day for 21 students as part of SWR enrichment week. Working from the pod the students looked at the different techniques of graffiti art, a popular art format with young people. A Tetbury graffiti artist lead the session supported by youth workers. The local Police Officer and Police Community Support Officer also came along to the event to discuss the legalities of graffiti, so the students were fully informed about what is lawful and what is not.

Once again, the Year 6 leavers at St Mary’s School were all awarded a Bronze Feoffee Medallion as they move on to the next stage in their education.

Tony Walsh has continued with his historical talks for local groups and he has recently given another talk to the Westonbirt Society, if you are part of a group or organisation who would be interested in a talk, please contact us either by speaking to a member of the Feoffee or Thirteen or via our website.

Dates for your Diary

Beating of the Bounds - 2nd September – meet under Bath Bridge at 9.30am

Heritage Weekend 9th/10th September

Finally, we are still trying to locate a Romney Coat so that we can display it in The Market Hall, if anyone knows where one is please let us know.

If you would like to know more about the type of grants and support available, please do not hesitate to contact us. Educational or Training Grants, as well as discretionary Grants to the town’s clubs and societies are available by application to the Feoffees at www.thefeoffeesoftetbury.co.uk -  Lance Vick – Chairman