Open Spaces, Trees & Play Areas


Tetbury Town Council manages 3 play areas within Tetbury, they are located at Dolphins Recreation Ground, Webb Road and Suffolk Close. We hold a monthly inspection of these areas to make sure they are kept in the best condition, however should you find something needing attention please contact us.

We have just completed our yearly safety inspection of all areas using an external examiner and the report will be available shortly. We have devised a programme of repairs for the next few months. If anyone would like to donate any time to helping us maintain these areas for the benefit of our children please contact us. The areas are usually in need of painting, weeding etc and any help is greatly appreciated to ensure that the local spaces can be enjoyed by all.

Open Spaces in Tetbury leaflet


Works to Trees within Tetbury’s Conservation Area or if protected by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO)

If you wish to carry out work to a tree(s) in a conservation area that measures over 75mm in diameter (measured at 1.5 metres above ground level) or a tree that is protected by a TPO, you are required to apply to Cotswold District Council (CDC) to carry out that work at least six weeks before the works are undertaken.

Their application form can be found on online: or you can request a copy to be posted by calling: 01285 623000

To help CDC consider your application they may visit your tree(s). Appointments for such visits cannot usually be made. The local parish or town council and district councillor may also be consulted.

If CDC has no objections to the works you will receive a decision notice to that effect. (No conditions, e.g. re-planting, can be placed on that decision.)If CDC considers that the works would have a detrimental impact on the character and appearance of the conservation area and that the tree(s) has significant public visual amenity, they will normally try to contact you to see if the notification can be amended. If an acceptable amendment cannot be agreed, a will be served to protect the tree(s).
For more information on trees in conservation areas, please visit Cotswold District Councils website

If you are in any doubt regarding whether a tree is protected by a Tree Preservation Order or a Conservation Area DO NOT CARRY OUT ANY WORKS until you’ve checked with Cotswold District Council: or 01285 623000 as you could be heavily fined.