My first six weeks in post have been very busy indeed. I hope in the next year to promote health and well being in our town, addressing issues such as social isolation in the community and this started off with me volunteering as a Marshall at the new Goods Shed Parkrun, a weekly free event held at 9am every Saturday morning.

As Mayor, I enjoyed seeing everyone out and about during Woolsack Day, the free event for both residents and visitors, with a variety of stalls, including the French Market, as well as the racing! That weekend also saw visitors here from our French twinned town Chatillon-sur-Indre and whilst I was not involved in this, I understand from the Deputy Mayor that a good time was had by all.

My first official event and one which I was very proud to represent the town at, was to attend the church service and take the salute at the annual Royal Air Force Air Cadet Bristol and Gloucestershire Wing Parade on Saturday 8th June. To see so many young people marching and our community coming out to support them was wonderful. Also, as part of the town’s D-Day celebrations we had exhibitions at The Malt House – thanks to History of Tetbury Society (HOTS) and Elisabeth Hancock – and many shops and businesses took part by dressing their windows 1940’s style, with the day rounding off with the Swing Band in The Greyhound, many thanks to all who took part.

Myself and the Deputy Mayor, have announced that we will be holding ‘drop in’ sessions for residents and Councillors on a Friday afternoon 2pm – 4pm at the old Coombe House Community Hub. However, should this not be convenient for you or your residents, please contact the Town Council office and I can arrange an alternative time.

As we go into the summer months there are many events in the town taking place including Tetfest, Holiday at Home and Tetbury Summer Show, I hope to see many of you out and about at these events.

With best wishes

Nikki Ind