Date of next Council General Meeting - Please note the meeting will commence at 18:30 and be held at St Nicholas Church Parish Hall
Schedule of meetings for 2020 (all subject to confirmation)
24 February 2020 23 March 2020 27 April 2020 18 May 202 22 June 2020 27 July 2020 24 August 2020 21 September 2020 26 October 2020 23 November 2020 21 December 2020
Roadworks will take place between 27 January and 17 April 2020. See here for further details
Tewkesbury BC supports a County wide scheme to provide free energy advice to help people to stay warm and well in their homes. This ranges from simple changes you can make, to helping you access grants for insulation or providing information about renewable technologies. We can help you reduce your energy bills, switch your energy tariff or supplier, and help you find local installers and tradespeople. They can offer a free home energy visit and assist in accessing grants and funding.
You can find further information by following this link http://www.warmandwell.co.uk/ or by calling one of the Warm and Well Advisors free on 0800 500 3076.
The recent floods have highlighted that it can be difficult to obtain sandbags in an emergency. TBC will supply & deliver sandbags to people previously registered with them as vulnerable. If you qualify and wish to take advantage of this it is important to get in contact with TBC and register with them before a flood happens.
For others sandbags may be collected if available. Contact TBC Flood team for details.
A useful guide for coping with floods is published by GCC and may be found from this link
The Met Office publishes warnings and advice for flood risk and other weather related events. For current reports follow this link
There have been recent scam phone calls received in the parish. There are many types of calls and with different techniques. If you receive a call asking you to take some action or to connect your computer to a particular website from someone you don't knnow be very wary. Here are some examples....
An email saying that payment for your licence has failed and instructing you to follow a link to arrange a new direct debit. Very likely to be a fraud and if you do set up a link at the very least you will not see your money again. Worst case malicious software could be loaded on to your computer. Check details of your licence very carefully and contact TV Licensing directly, not through the link in the email.
These calls take the form of a recorded message alledgedly from a card provider such as VISA saying that there are concerns over a particular transaction. You may be asked to press a button on your phone if the card use was not yours. The advice is not to respond to anything in the phone call but to hang up and to call your own bank or card provider.
Beware of calls claiming to be from the Inland Revenue leaving messages asking you to ring back. These come with a threat of taking you to court soon if you don't respond. DON'T ring the number back as this is a scam and you will be charged a lot of money per minute for the call. The taxman will not ring you in this manner. If you need more reassurance ring your tax office on it's normal number.
Calls are also being recieved ostensibly from BT claiming that telephone and internet services will be cut off next day. Also emails saying that with leaving the EU new data protection laws must be approved and asking the recipient to click on a link. These should all be ignored.
Recent calls claiming to be related to renewal of Amazon Prime. Amazon would not contact you this way.
For details of the Parish Council's revised Taxi Voucher scheme see Travel Vouchers
Tewkesbury shopper service - here for more information
picks you up from home on a Friday morning.
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