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 http://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/libraries.

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 sallycollins@cinnamon.org.uk or tressaherriott@cinnamon.org.uk.

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.