Saturday, 23 May 2020

Gigaclear outage




Please note that some people in the village are still without an operational Gigaclear service after planned maintenance overnight - despite what Gigaclear are saying on their website. Please advise if you're affected. I'm not by the way - seems to be the west end of the village that's affected. 

Status at Gigaclear suggests no problems: 

May 23, 2020 
Planned Emergency Maintenance 

Completed - The scheduled maintenance has been completed. 
May 23, 06:00 BST 

In progress - Scheduled maintenance is currently in progress. We will provide updates as necessary. 
May 22, 22:01 BST 

Scheduled - Our 3rd Party backhaul supplier will be carrying out essential maintenance on the network in the Maisemore (South West) area. To ensure that this work is completed safely, it is necessary to temporarily disconnect some equipment which will result in a loss of internet service for some customers. Affected customers have been advised by e-mail. Gigaclear apologies for any inconvenience caused. 
May 21, 16:44 BST

Report problems at https://myaccount.gigaclear.com/s/raise-a-support-case

Sunday, 17 May 2020

RSPCA plea

From RSPCA staff - YOU CANNOT, I repeat YOU CANNOT
get coronavirus (Covid-19) from your pets. 
People are dumping their animals at shelters out of ignorance
and fear - PLEASE PLEASE post this on your page
and get the word out before more animals are abandoned. Please help.

Saturday, 9 May 2020

Bulky waste collection service resumes - info from TBC



Tewkesbury Borough Council will start taking bookings for its bulky waste collection service from Monday 11 May.

The announcement comes a week after the garden waste collection service was reinstated. Both services have been affected by staff shortages due to the coronavirus pandemic, but now that staffing levels have become more stable, the two services are back up and running again.

Customers who would like a bulky item collected from their home can call the council from Monday to arrange it.

Customers are asked to only book a collection if the household has been clear of Covid-19 symptoms for at least two weeks – this is to limit any spread of the virus and to safeguard the collection crews’ health and wellbeing. If symptoms in the household appear after booking a collection, customers must call the council to rearrange it for two weeks after the last day of symptoms.

Councillor Jim Mason, lead member for clean and green environment, said: “Thank you to all of our customers for understanding and bearing with us and thanks to Ubico crews who are doing a fantastic job of managing waste and recycling collections under very difficult circumstances.

“After a challenging few weeks, I am pleased that staffing levels are more stable and we are, once again, able to help residents dispose of bulky waste.

To arrange a bulky waste collection, visit tewkesbury.gov.uk/bulky-item-collection for details or call 01684 295010.

VE day commemorated IN the church (porch)

Flowers to commemorate VE day in the church porch (I swapped them over to get a better picture!):



Thursday, 7 May 2020

VE day commemorated at the church

The Chamberlaynes (Jeremy and Val) have suitably dressed the entrance to the graveyard for VE day.





Hempsted Recycling Centre reopens on 11 May 2020

https://www.gloucestershirerecycles.com/household-recycling-centres-hrcs/your-nearest-recycling-centre/hempsted-hrc-gloucester/

Hempsted and Wingmoor Farm Household Recycling Centres reopen on 11th May 2020 for prebooked vehicles only. Pyke Quarry, Oak Quarry and Fosse Cross Household Recycling Centres remain closed until further notice
Visitors to Hempsted and Wingmoor Farm Household Recycling centres are required to prebook their visit in order to gain access to these sites. Social distancing will be required on site, and in order to minimise queues and waiting times the number of booking slots available will be limited.