Sunday, 1 September 2019

Last of the Summer Wine

Maisemore Arts and Drama Society is to stage a production of Last of the Summer Wine on October 18th & 19th in Maisemore Village Theatre.

Tickets can be got from or by phoning 01452 52333.

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Don't give anyone your bank or credit card

Local successes in Scramble Championship

Local rider Ollie Bubb (just turned 10 and pictured here receiving the trophy) won 5 out of 5 races in the 65cc group of 40 riders at the recent Andy Bubb Memorial Scramble Event in Maisemore to take the overall win.
Zachary Bubb (7) also did well and, despite a few crashes, finished 8th overall in the 50cc automatic group. 
The championship was first held in Maisemore back in the 70's.
This year there were around 120 young riders participating in this well-organised event, with youngsters from the age of 6 showing off their skills on two wheels.

Polic & Crime Commissioner's report

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Intensive Poultry Unit details

An application has been submitted to Tewkesbury Borough Council for various matters on which conditions were applied on the planning consent for the planned Intensive Poultry Unit to the north of Maisemore.  These include a surface water management plan and details of lighting.

The relevant documents are on the TBC website under application reference 19/00104/CONDIS (

Saturday, 20 July 2019

Improved access to documents

From time to time there are posts on this site with links to Parish Council and other documents, but these links have not been easy to find once the post is no longer current.

To overcome this, a separate Documents page has been added and can be found in the bar menu above. It lists many documents that are either held as part of the Parish Council's website or can be accessed by a link.  All the links on the Documents page will open in a new browser window.

The Parish Council has a commitment to make what it does as transparent as possible, so improved access to relevant documents helps meet that commitment.

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

The Maisemore Chicken Sheds - the Committee's determination

The minutes of the TBC Planning Committee in mid-June 2019 at which the chicken sheds application was approved are now available - check out 

They don't record the voting figures - we understand these were 13-2 for. 

For those who haven't yet seen the Officer's report presented to the committee you can find it at

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Andy Bubb Memorial Meeting 2019

The annual All British Andy Bubb Memorial Meeting organised by the Severn Valley Schoolboy Scramble Club will take place just outside the village this weekend (Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August).

This event is a great opportunity for youngsters from the age of 6 to show their skills on the scramble circuit in the field at the end of Blacksmiths Lane in a fully supervised event.

Residents are very welcome to come along and watch the races, for which there is no admission charge.  

There will be refreshments, bar and children's entertainments as well as the racing.

Pedestrian access is down Blacksmiths Lane, but no vehicles should use this access which is a private road and bridleway - vehicle access is through the next entrance on the left going out of the village towards Hartpury.

It will, of course, be quite noisy, but it is in full compliance with all the regulations.

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Cold caller alert

Over the weekend Police have received calls in relation to persons going around in a white van asking residents if they wanted their hedges and trees cut and asking for large amounts of money to do this. A small white van was reported with males aged approximately 20 to 30 years with Irish accents going door to door in the area of Maisemore.

Residents should be aware of this and to report via 101 if they see any suspicious activity taking place. They should also turn the people away.

Tewkesbury neighbourhood Police will be in the location this morning patrolling.  

For advice on home security visit

Message Sent By
James King (Police, PCSO, Tewkesbury)

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Agenda for Parish Council meeting on 1st July

The agenda for the Parish Council meeting to be held next Monday (1st July) at 7.30pm in the committee room of the Village Hall has now been published and can be found here.

The minutes of the last meeting can be found here.  Previous agendas and minutes are listed on the Agendas and Minutes page of this site, accessed from the bar menu above.

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Thanks from Village Hall Committee

Carole Banks writes:

Maisemore Village Hall Committee would like to thank everyone who supported the open garden event on 9th June - in particular those who opened their gardens, donated cakes and plants, helped on the day and of course those who ‘did the grand tour’. The event raised £666, which will be used together with other funding to improve the children’s play area at the hall.

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Open Garden - date correction

The dates when the Weir Reach - in The Rudge, Maisemore - will be open as part of the National Open Garden Scheme are Sunday 16th June and Wednesday 19th June from 11am to 5pm.

Monday, 10 June 2019

Open Gardens

If you missed the Village Hall's Open Gardens Event on Sunday, there is a chance to see one of them again as part of the National Garden Scheme.   Weir Reach - in The Rudge, Maisemore - will be open on Sunday 16th June and Wednesday 19th June from 11am to 5pm.  There is a charge in aid of charity of £4 for adults, children free.  Teas will be available and there will be plants for sale.

 There's more information about open gardens at

Andrew Cooley writes:
"I visited 8 of the 9 gardens open last Sunday in the Maisemore event organised by the Village Hall Committee and it was a very enjoyable and interesting experience.  Thanks to everyone who opened their garden to visitors and to those who worked at the Village Hall to provide tea and cakes".

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Should the "Pig Meal Shed" be preserved?

Jeremy Chamberlayne writes

"Most people in Maisemore today will not have even noticed the inconspicuous shed, that has stood for about 100 years, close to the School crossroads, outside the old school boundary fence. The story of the Pig and Poultry Club is clearly outlined, in a delightful book - “Pigs, Peas and Poetry - How a Gloucestershire village school gained international recognition”, by Fiona Mead, who died recently.

The book is an account of the inspirational head teacher, from 1915-1956, who set up the club, built the shed and organised the club for both the school and residents. There are four former pupils still in the village who had a part in this.

While it was formerly creosoted every year, it has been abandoned for many years and is becoming derelict. It is likely that there is no formal evidence of ownership and now some people would like see this somehow adopted as a heritage site, to keep alive the memory of the school and the club, particularly during WW2, when it boosted the self sufficiency of the village.

A restoration project could include some permanent interpretation and, possibly, some display.

Any comments would be welcome."

Maisemore Open Gardens

Don't forget that nine gardens in Maisemore will be open to view this Sunday.  The gardens are of varying sizes and there are some new gardens to see this year. 

Entry is £5 per adult, children free, and entrance tickets and map will be available from 1pm to 6pm at Maisemore Village Hall.  Teas will also be available there, where there is plenty of parking.  There will also be a plant sale.

Thursday, 16 May 2019

New Parish Council

Maisemore's new Parish Council met for the first time this evening (Thursday 16th May).

The new Chairman is Cllr. David Jones and the re-elected Vice-Chairman is Cllr. Debbie Burgess.

Full contact details of all Parish, Borough and County Councillors are in the Village Directory, accessed from the bar menu at the top of this page.

Fake Police scams

Please be aware the Police have had reports of victims receiving phone calls from people claiming to be Police Officers who say they have arrested someone possessing a cloned bank card in the victim's name. The caller will then ask the victim to withdraw cash, or ask the victim to move their money to a 'safe account'. These calls are fraudulent.

Neither the Police, nor your bank, will ever ask you to withdraw or move money, or to confirm your PIN number.

Message Sent By
Victoria Brinton (Police,
Cyber Protect Officer, Gloucestershire)

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Borough election result

The formal notice of the Tewkesbury Borough Council election on 2nd May has now been published and is on this website here.

Your new Borough Councillors are:

Paul McLain (Conservative)
07798 803213 -
Jill Smith (Conservative)

01452 524938 -

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Agenda for Parish Council Meeting

The agenda for the next Parish Council meeting on Thursday 16th May has now been published - here.  The meeting is at 7.30pm in the committee room of Maisemore Village Hall.

This is the Annual Parish Council meeting where newly elected Parish Councillors take office and complete Statements of Acceptance of Office.  It also includes the election of a Chairman and Vice-chairman as well as other officers.

Agendas and minutes for previous meetings are available on the Agendas & Minutes page of this site, using the bar menu above.

It was originally intended to hold the Annual Parish Meeting (APM) for all parishioners on this date but, due to unforeseen circumstances all ot its agenda is adjourned until the Meeting can be rearranged at the Annual Parish Council Meeting.   The APM will be opened immediately before the Annual Parish Council meeting to accept apologies for this postponement and then adjourned to a date to be agreed by the new Council.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Polling Day

Thursday 2nd May is polling day for the Tewkesbury Borough Council elections.

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm. We are electing two councillors for this Highnam with Haw Bridge ward, so you have two votes. 

If you have a postal vote and have not sent it in, you can take it to any polling station in the ward - or get someone you trust to drop it in for you.

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Latest Neighbourhood Watch newsletter

Voneus outage

Apparently there is a major outage in the area, so we have no broadband connection through Voneus. If they can't fix it remotely, they will send out an engineer.

Friday, 26 April 2019

Ready for the Maisemore Clean-up

Some of the bags of litter collected in a previous
spring clean up waiting to be picked up
by Tewkesbury Borough Council
The litter pickers, hi-viz vests and other kit for the Village Clean-up tomorrow (Saturday 27th) arrived first thing this morning - so we're all set to go.

The Clean-up is from 1.30pm to 5pm, and we'll be starting at the Village Hall from 1.30 onwards - so there's just time to get your breath back after the  Get-Together in the morning.

Anyone who wants to help tidy up the village will be most welcome.


Thursday, 25 April 2019

Local perspective on knife crime

Beth Cox  from the Office of the Police and Crime Commisioner for Gloucestershire, writes:

The use of knives and other pointed weapons is very much in the news at the moment and it’s very easy to see Gloucestershire through the prism of some of our other bigger cities which have different problems.

This link puts the issue into context locally.

Deanwood Lodge planning application approved

Planning permission has now been granted for he internal reconfiguration and refurbishment of Deanwood Lodge into a 13-bed residence for people with learning difficulties  (application reference 18/00803/FUL).

Full details of the decision can be found on the Tewkesbury Borough Council website.  As the number of occupants will be less than for the previous use, there are no conditions related to parking.

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

No mobile library on May 2nd

Unfortunately, the mobile library an has still not been repaired, so it will not be visiting Maisemore on Thursday 2nd May as expected.

If anyone is waiting for books they ordered, they can be delivered to a library of their choice to be collected by them.  If you order a book on line, there is no charge.  

To contact the library service, phone 01452 426973 or visit

Parish Council thanks Cllr Phil Awford

Maisemore Parish Council would like to thank Councillor Phil Awford for the support and commitment he has given to the parish over the many years he has served as Borough Councillor representing Maisemore’s interests within Tewkesbury Borough Council.
Councillor Awford continues as our County Councillor and as such we welcome his ongoing engagement and contribution at Parish Council meetings.

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Q&A session on fibre broadband

Gigaclear are hosting a Q&A session on their fibre broadband at 7pm on Wednesday 15th May in Maisemore Village Hall.

Gigaclear say "Our broadband experts will be on hand to discuss how having a high-quality, fast and reliable internet connection allows you to use multiple devices, seamlessly - with the speed you need."

You can register for free tickets to the event here.

Saturday, 20 April 2019

Village Get-together

The Maisemore Village Get-Together and Bacon Butty Breakfast is this coming Saturday April 27th in the Village Hall.

There will be gluten and dairy free options and something suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Everyone is welcome.  There is no charge - although donations in aid of the Village Hall will be welcomed on the day.

The Village Hall Committee would particularly welcome anyone who wants to come along to represent a local group or society, such as MADS and Maisemore Local Hoistory Society.

The event runs from 10am to 12noon.  It's a great opportunity to come along with the family and meet friends and neighbours.  There's no hidden agenda - it's just all about getting to know other Maisemore residents in a friendly atmosphere.

Friday, 19 April 2019

Can you help Holly?

The Cinnamon Trust urgently needs volunteers to help a resident of Maisemore and their lovely dog Holly, a 7 year old Border Collie who would love to go for a good walk so we would be delighted to hear from anyone who would like to volunteer to help. 

This is a national charity whose wonderful volunteers help people over retirement age and those in the latter stages of a terminal illness by offering all kinds of pet care.

If you would like to register or even have a quick chat about registering just call Sally or Tressa direct on 01736 758707 or email or

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Post Office Pops Up

Hartpury Village Hall reports:

"The new 'pop-up' post office will open for business at Hartpury Village Hall on Tuesday 7 May and will operate every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 2.30 – 4.30 pm, offering all normal post office services, including banking operations. 

Customers will also be able to pre-order shop items including fresh milk, bread and papers."

This is probably for a trial period, as the Village Hall message ends:  "USE IT OR LOSE IT!"

Monday, 15 April 2019

European Parliament Election Notice

The formal notice of the European Parliament Election on Thursday 23rd May has now been published and can be seen here and  on the Parish Council notice boards.

The Borough Council elections are on Thursday 2nd May.  The Polling station is in Maisemore Village Hall and will be open from 7am to 10pm.

Friday, 5 April 2019

Parish Council will not need an election

With five people nominated for the five vacancies on the Parish Council, there will be no need for a Parish Council election.  There will, of course be an election for two Borough councillors on Thursday 2nd May.

Everyone nominated will, therefore, be automatically elected as Parish Councillors on the election date.  Their first Parish Council meeting will be on Thursday, 16th May.

Server problem

There has been a problem with the server that provides part of this website so that some links didn't work.  Hopefully it will be rectified by Friday morning.

9.30am Friday: Problem now resolved so the site should respond as usual.

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Borough Council candidates - 2

Some people have had difficulty accessing the details on the Tewkesbury Borough Council website, so there is now a copy on the PC website here.

Borough Council candidates

Tewkesbury Borough Council has now published the list of candidates for the Highnam with Haw Bridge ward (which includes Maisemore) in advance of the local elections on Thursday 2nd May. It can be viewed here.

Two councillors are to be elected (ie you can vote for two of the names on the ballot paper).  Neither of the current Borough Councillors for this ward is seeking re-election here.

Grand Designs on self-build

Anyone who took an interest in the current planning application for self-build homes in Maisemore may be interested in the Grand Designs programme on Channel 4 tv at 9pm tonight (Thursday 4th April).

It features a self-build 'street' in Oxfordshire intended to be the first in a plan to re-use an old RAF depot. There may eventually be around 2,000 self-built homes there.  The project is being fully supported by Cherwell District Council.

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Change of date for Parish Council meeting

Please note that the date of the next Parish Council meeting has been changed to Thursday 16th May.

This will be the first meeting of the newly elected Council.

Monday, 1 April 2019

Due to serious problems with the Mobile Library Van it will NOT be visiting Maisemore on the 4th April 2019.

Staff have renewed all books until the 2nd May, when it is next due to visit the village. Fingers are being crossed that the vehicle will be repaired by then.

You are quite welcome to visit any of the Libraries in the County to return and also replenish your reading material.

Monday, 25 March 2019

What's on in & around Maisemore

An events page is now available on this website - accessed from the main menu bar above. The format has not been finalised, but it does now give details of what's on with dates, times and who to contact - with an email link if available.

If you want any event included in the list, please email the details to  Any event that is open to members of the public can be included.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Who can stand for electon to the Parish Council?

You can stand for election to the Parish Council if you are at least 18 years old by 2nd May and:

a. you are registered as a local government  elector in Maisemore parish

b. you have, during the whole of the 12 months preceding polling day, occupied as owner or tenant land or other premises in the parish

c. your principal place of work during those 12 months has been in the parish

you have, during the whole of those 12 months, lived in the parish or within 4.8 kilometres of it. 

You may, of course, be qualified under more than one of the above. 

Nomination forms are available from the Democratic Services department of Tewkesbury Borough Council, Gloucester Road, Tewkesbury, Glos GL20 5TT - 01684 272021 -

Nomination forms need to be signed by two other registered electors for the parish and must be delivered by hand to Tewkesbury Borough Council - either by you or by someone acting on your behalf.

Please get in touch

This poster about young people's efforts to get politicians to take climate change seriously was put on the Parish Council notice board in the bus shelter opposite Persh Lane.  Whoever it was also wrote a suggestion that it should be considered on the PC meeting agenda posted there.

We would love to hear from whoever raised this so that we can get it on the agenda for the next PC meeting - just email  The law says that the PC can only discuss things that are on the formal agenda, but anyone can ask for something to be added - we just need to know at least a week ahead.  The next Parish Council meeting is on Monday 13th May.  If it's on the agenda, it can be discussed, both in the formal part of the meeting and in the public participation part at the beginning.  Anyone can come along and take part in that.

The web link written on the poster is  It's a video called Seven - and it's well worth a watch.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Election Notices

The notice about the election of 2 Councillors to serve on Tewkesbury Borough Council is here.  The similar notice about the election of 5 councillors to serve on Maisemore Parish Council is here.

Nomination forms for both Councils need to reach the Returning Officer, Council Offices, Gloucester Road, Tewkesbury Glos GL20 5TT no later than 4pm on Wednesday 3rd April.

If you are not yet registered to vote, you should do so by contacting the Electoral Registration Officer at the above address. Applications need to be received no later than midnight on Friday 12th April.  Applications to register to vote may also be made on line to

The elections are due to be held on Thursday 2nd May.  The polling station will be Maisemore Village Hall and the polls are open from 7am to 10pm.

A scam you should not ignore

If you get a text like this:

FreeMsg: Reminder. You are subscribed to MobiPlanet for £4.50 every 7 days from UME until you text STOP MPL to 83463. HELP? 03300535858

you should NOT ignore it. 

It is a scam, but this text message is the only one you may get before they start taking £4.50 a week from your phone account. 

DON'T delete it - it's the only record you've got and the only one you're likely to get with the cancellation details.

DO text STOP MPL 83463 if you can - but your phone may block it.

If it does, phone 03300535858 to unsubscribe. 

CHECK your phone account to see whether any payments have been taken.  If they have, you may be able to get a refund.

There's more information about this scam on the giffgaff support forum at

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Fake TV licence scam warning

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Gloucester City thefts alert

If you are a Visitor to Gloucester City Centre you are kindly reminded to not leave your personal possessions unattended whilst visiting any local pubs and restaurants within the City. Keep your wallets, purses and possessions zipped away safe and within a reasonable accessible distance.

Unfortunately there has been an increase in thefts over the past last few months.

Victims of theft should further report the crime via the 101 non emergency telephone number.
Personal issue possessions such as bank cards should be cancelled as soon as possible with your bank. Any items such as passports/driving licences should also be cancelled as soon as possible.

If it can be avoided and unless absolutely necessary do not carry items such as utility bills within your possessions as these can easily be used to commit fraud.

For further crime prevention advice please feel free to view the Gloucestershire Constabulary website at -

Message Sent By
Ben Rollins (Police, PCSO, Gloucester)

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Flooding in Persh Lane

There's quite a substantial flood in Persh Lane following last night's heavy rain. 

It's caused by a blocked drainage gulley which has been reported to the County Council. 

Apart from the gulley, there's nowhere for the water to drain to as the fields either side are higher than the road surface. 

The water table is currently also virtually at road level and Complete Utilities have had to abandon work on installing broadband fibre on a stretch in this spot because their trench kept filling up with water - and that was before last night's rain.

Road issues are among many things that can be reported on line to either Gloucestershire County Council or Tewkesbury Borough Counci.

Tuesday, 5 March 2019


The Maisemore Village Clean-up will now be in the afternoon of Saturday 27th April as there's to be a 'bacon butty' village get together in the Village Hall in the morning.  More details to follow.

Can you help clean up Maisemore

The Parish Council last night agreed to run a Maisemore spring clean event on Saturday 27th April, linked up with the Great British Spring Clean supported by the Keep Britain Tidy campaign.

If you can help on the day - between about 10 and 12.30 - that would be great.  If you're definitely coming, please let us know  (, but anyone who comes along to join in on the day will be most welcome.

The meeting point will be Maisemore Village Hall and litter picking equipment will be available, kindly supplied by Tewkesbury Borough Council.

Monday, 4 March 2019

'Local' social network

A 'local' social networking platform has become popular in Maisemore over the past few weeks.  It's called and it now has nearly 70 members within Maisemore.

This network isn't actually local but it claims to be able to keep what you see - and what others see - within the Parish. If you decide to use it, you will need to give your real name and at least part of your real address, and some residents may be reluctant to do this.  Others may take the view that it prevents rudeness and lack of respect being allowed to flourish behind the mask of a made-up user name.

Of course the Parish Council can't endorse any commercial system or service. 

Borough and Parish Elections

Borough and Parish elections are scheduled for Thursday 2nd May - so now's the time to start thinking about how you could make a difference to the future of Maisemore by standing for election as a Parish Councillor.  Parish Councils need new people and new ideas to help the community thrive - and not all existing councillors will be seeking re-election.

The election timetable starts in a couple of weeks - here it is in full:

  • Publication of Notice of Election - Monday 18 March
  • Nominations open - Tuesday 19 March
  • Deadline for receipt of Nominations - 4pm Wednesday 3 April
  • Deadline for withdrawal of candidate - 4pm Wednesday 3 April
  • Publication of Statements of Persons Nominated - 4pm Thursday 4 April
  • Last date for registration - Friday 12 April
  • First despatch of postal votes - Friday 12 April
  • Deadline for receipt of postal vote applications - 5pm Monday 15 April
  • Publication of Notice of Poll - Wednesday 24 April
  • Deadline for receipt of proxy vote applications - 5pm Wednesday 24 April

To apply to register to vote, please visit
To print a postal vote or proxy vote application form, please visit
For further information on standing as a Parish Councillor, contact the Democratic Services department of Tewkesbury Borough Council on 01684 272021 or

Democratic Services will be able to send you a nomination pack with the necessary nomination form and plenty of other information.

If you want to know more, there's useful information - All About Local Councils - here.  It's published by the National Association of Local Councils.

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

March Parish Council meeting agenda

The agenda for the next meeting of the Parish Council on 4th March is now on this website here.

Members of the public are welcome to attend and there is a section for public participation at the start of the meeting, which is in the committee room of the Village Hall at 7.30pm.  Both public participation and the actual Council meeting can only cover items on the agenda.

Previous agendas and minutes of meetings can be found on the Agendas & Minutes page of the site, accessed via the bar menu.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Every cloud ...

The closure of Hartpury Post Office will be a blow to many Maisemore residents who use it regularly.  The Parish Council would like to thank Victor Smith and his team for providing such a valued service for so many years.

As a consequence of the closure, Cotteswold Dairy - who have been supplying the milk to Hartpury Post Office - will be looking to expand their service in Maisemore, where they can deliver to your doorstep on six days a week.

For those of us who are trying to cut down on single use plastic, there is some more good news in that Cotteswold will deliver full cream, semi-skimmed and skimmed milk in 'rinse and return' glass bottles. The Dairy can also deliver newspapers, bread and other products.

If you would like to become a customer for doorstep delivery, you should contact Cotteswold Dairy on 01242 672426 or at  Alternatively, go to their website - - and use the 'Become a customer' option.

Please note that your web browser may give a warning message when you first use this site, but it is a genuine site and not a scam.

This posting is provided for the information of residents and mention of any commercial organisation on the Parish Council website does not imply the Parish Council's endorsement or recommendation.


Friday, 15 February 2019

Lonely Hearts Romance Fraudster Alert

The NFIB have become aware of techniques used by romance fraudsters against people using dating sites. Not only will they steal your heart they will steal your money and your identification. 
When you think you’ve met the perfect partner through an online dating website or app, but the other person is using a fake profile to form a relationship with you. They’re using the site to gain your trust and ask you for money or enough personal information to steal your identity. 
A dating fraudster, previously involved in deceiving people that wanted a friendship explained how they would create fake accounts with social media platforms so that their details matched and could be searched. By appearing to be a real person their fake persona could be corroborated by prospective partners searching their background and believe them to be genuine. The fraudster said:
“People like to live in fairy tales to say it won’t happen to me. I make sure all my conversations are bespoke. I will show insecurity myself about trusting people and this helps allude to them that I’m genuine.”
The fraudster will also utilise as many accessible online research tools to explore people’s information for their own personal gain or sell onwards. The fraudster elaborated and explained:
“I use various online directories to find out about the person. Once I have enough, I use it to milk everything I can using their details or sell them on to other fraudsters via the dark web”
When asked how people could check if a person is real. The romance fraudster offered advice for others searching for a relationship. They told us that after you see a picture of them: 
“Ask for them to send you another photo of themselves posing with their thumbs up or waving. It’s like a form of 2 factor authentication and makes it hard to do if it’s not an original picture”
What you need to do

  • Avoid sharing too many personal details when on online dating profiles. Revealing your full name, date of birth, or full home address may lead to your identity being stolen.
  • Never respond to any requests to send money, or have money transferred into your account by someone you don’t know and trust. These types of requests should always raise a red flag. If something feels wrong then it is usually right to question it.
  • Pick a reputable dating website or app, and use the built-in messaging service. Fraudsters want to quickly switch to social media or texting so there’s no evidence of them asking you for money.
Message Sent By
Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

Monday, 11 February 2019

Could you open your garden on 9th June

Maisemore Village Hall commitee would like to host an open garden event on Sunday 9th June 2019 from  1-6pm. 

If you would be willing to open your garden would you please contact Carole Banks 07988 674236 or email

As well as providing teas at the hall we also hope to have a plant sale so any donations of plants would be appreciated.

Sunday, 3 February 2019

Another telephone scam

PC Sally Allanson, of Tewkesbury Police, writes Tewkesbury)

We have received a report of a telephone scam from people pretending to be from HMRC. They will state you owe tax and will instruct you to purchase Google Play vouchers. They will advise you what to say to the shop when you are purchasing the vouchers and then ask you to call them back with the voucher codes. This is a scam and if in doubt always call HMRC to check the call before taking any steps.
For more information, please visit our website:

Remember, we're unable to accept reports of crime through Your Neighbourhood Alerts. If you need to report something, please call 101 or report online: 

Always call 999 in an emergency.

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Council objects to planning applications

Following the two public meetings held on 16th and 23rd January, Maisemore Parish Council has registered its objections with Tewkesbury Borough Council.

The first meeting considered application 18/01162/FUL for the erection of an intensive poultry unit to the north of the village.  The minutes of the meeting are here and the objection is here

The second meeting was to consider an outline application (18/01202/OUT) for housing on Swinley Field, behind the Village Hall.  The minutes for that meeting are here and the objection is here.

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Do you recognise this?