Happy New Year! Firstly, whilst Christmas seems a long time ago, I wanted to send a big thank you to Amanda and the team at Hobbs House Bakery and Peter Powell and the Creative team, who kindly supplied bacon sandwiches and coffee, for all our volunteers who decorated The Market Hall and the Christmas trees and Tetbury Heating and Plumbing who assisted with the installation of the lights. We would also like to thank the Dormers Close residents who decorated the Christmas Tree in Berkeley Wood.
The Market House - we start this year with a large project planned, the repair and decoration of our beautiful Market House in the centre of town. This work is due to commence on 15th April and will take 5 weeks. During the day 9am – 5pm, there will be manually operated traffic lights in operation
Parking – we wanted to remind you that whilst The Chipping Car Park is operated by Cotswold District Council on our behalf, this Pay & Display Car Park is owned by the Feoffee and that any profits made are then used by the charity for the benefit of the town. Also, we still have a car parking space available at the bottom of Gumstool Hill, if you would like to take the opportunity to rent, please contact Feoffee Richard Cooper, either in person or via our website.
Herd Lane – we have received complaints from residents regarding the tipping of rubbish and food waste along the bank and should you see anyone doing this, please report to us and we will take the appropriate action. This is a public area for the benefit of our local community and we work hard to keep this tidy and would welcome your support in this matter.
History Talks – Thirteen member Dr Tony Walsh continues to provide talks to groups and organisations regarding The Feoffees and Thirteen and whilst he already has a couple planned for this year, if you are a member of a group who would like to know more about us, please either contact Tony, either in person or via our website.
Finally, at the end of last year we made the following fixed grants to community organisations:
Advowson (Town Council) - £70
Tetbury in Bloom - £1500
Holiday at Home - £1500
Reverend Hughes (Lecturers grant) - £30
St Mary’s Primary School annual grant - £3,000
Tetbury Area Youth & Community Trust - £3,000
Tetbury Flower Show - £500
Tetbury Library £750
You can find out much more about our history and the current work we do in the town, by visiting our website www.thefeoffeesoftetbury.co.uk or speaking to any member of the Feoffee or Thirteen, we would be pleased to hear from you.
Lance Vick – Chairman