Thursday 27 February 2020

Flooding update from Tewkesbury Borough Council - 27/2/20

Weather and river levels 
River levels are set to remain as is over the next few days and unlikely to rise any further over the weekend.
There is some rain expected this weekend but this is not going to be significant or cause any further issues. It is expected river levels will start to fall over the course of next week however, there is more rain expected over Wales during the week which is expected to track down the River Severn late next week. Therefore levels are likely to remain high until the second week of March. 

The majority of roads are remaining open and it is unlikely that these will need to close, with the exception of the B4213 at Haw Bridge and A417 Maisemore - which is being closely monitored and opened when river levels allow and traffic managed with the use of traffic signals. Please keep an eye on the county council’s website for information on road closures:
Officers were in the Sandhurst and Ashleworth area yesterday and visited 150 households to ensure that residents were watching the flood levels and had sufficient sandbags. 300 filled sandbags were delivered yesterday along with 400 empty bags to residents in Longford, Sandhurst and Ashleworth.

We continue to have a good supply of filled sandbags at the Public Services Centre – they are available to vulnerable residents who have registered with us to receive assisted waste collections and we have mechanisms in place to deliver to these vulnerable residents, should this be necessary. If you know if someone who needs sandbags outside of office hours, please call: 01684 293445. Alternatively, we have empty sandbags that residents can take and fill themselves – builders merchants should have a good stock of sand or soil can also be put in bin bags and used in the same way as sandbags. 
A reminder that our out of hours number is: 01684 293445
Amy Adams
Corporate Services Officer
Tewkesbury Borough Council
01684 272104

Tuesday 25 February 2020

Agenda for Parish Council meeting on 2nd March

The agenda for the meeting of Maisemore Parish Council on Monday 2nd March has now been published and can be found here.  The meeting is in the committee room of Maaisemore Village Hall and will start at 7.30pm. 

Members of the public are welcome to attend and may ask questions on any item on the agenda during the public participation section at the beginning.

Tuesday 18 February 2020


Apologies - a post about the Boat Share Show got on to this site by mistake.  It's now in its rightful place on

Saturday 15 February 2020

Which? warns of Amazon Prime scam

  There’s something you need to know  -
A malicious phone scam is doing the rounds. An automated call pretending to be from Amazon Prime is telling victims their subscription will be ‘renewed’ for £39.99 – even if they’re not a customer.
From here, it’s highly likely scammers will attempt to extort bank details and/or personal data from you.
We’ve notified Amazon, but if you receive this call, hang up immediately. Find out more about this scam, and read our advice on how to keep you and your family safe.
   Amazon Prime scam   
  You can either click on the button above or copy and paste this URL into your browser:
Stay safe,
Which? campaigns team

Tuesday 11 February 2020

More scamming

I've just had a text message claiming to be from EE - with whom I don't have an account - and obviously trying to get my bank or card details.

It reads:
We were unable to process your latest bill.  In order to avoid fees, update your payment information via: [website address deleted].

If you get anything like this, please don't click on the website address.

Thursday 6 February 2020

Police advice about burglaries

Public meeting about proposed new houses

The Parish Council has organised an Extraordinary General Meeting to consider the planning application (19/00676/OUT) for a further 33 houses alongside the approved application at Bell House Farm, which is for 15 houses. 

The meeting will be in Maisemore Village Hall at 7.30pm on this Thursday 13th February 2020.  Full details of the application can be found on the Tewkesbury Borough Council website.

The agenda for the meeting is here.

Indicative plan for the extra 33 houses at Bell House Farm.
The existing (approved) application is shown shaded alongside.