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Following a busy summer, September continued in the same vein.

Firstly, I would like to thank the Town Councillors, who all gave their time over the summer to ensure that the Police Museum could be opened on Saturdays for our residents and visitors. In fact, they continued this into September, with the museum opening on two Heritage Weekends too. If anyone is interested in becoming involved with maintaining the collection or opening the museum to the public out of Town Council office hours, please contact our Curator Maria via the Town Council office.

At the start of September, I attended the historic Beating of the Bounds, the traditional, annual walk to beat the boundary of our town, followed by the presentation of the Feoffee and Thirteen accounts and a welcome cup of coffee.

Working Groups seem to very busy at the moment, there is a lot to do in our town. At the start of September, I chaired the first working group meeting regarding Leisure and Recreation and at the end of September the first working group meeting to look at Climate Strategy in the town. With the start of the Greening Tetbury group, I will next month be attending a meeting with their representatives and District Councillor Rachel Coxcoon, Cabinet Member for Planning Policy, Climate Change and Energy and I will also be attending the Gloucestershire Rural Community Council Climate Strategy event, at the end of October.

After years of planning, the Town Council – in Partnership with the Feoffee, the European Union and Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust – held our Community Planting day, starting off the Wild Towns scheme, with the planting of the Bluebell trail on the Rail Lands. Thank you to everyone who took part in this event and I look forward to watching this scheme develop and the potential return of waterflow through Preston Park.

This month sees the return of the Dolphin Inspirational Awards and I look forward to updating you regarding this evening next month.

Finally, Christmas is coming and if you are interested in attending a planning meeting to look at the events planned for our Christmas in Tetbury Weekend – 6th -8th December, please join us for a meeting at the Council Chamber on Thursday 10th October at 6pm.

If you have any ideas or concerns regarding our town, please don’t hesitate to contact any Councillor – our contact details are on the Town Council website – http://tetbury.gov.uk/about-the-council/councillors/ – and we look forward to hearing from you and working for you.

With best wishes
Nikki

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