Friday, 21 November 2014

Filming in Tenbury

The team from the Regal Tenbury were filming in Teme Street this week, to produce the opening sequence to their pantomime; Aladdin.

Tim Wallers takes the lead playing the wicked Abanaza.

Monday, 2 June 2014

Waste Site Fiasco

As previously reported

New Waste Site For Tenbury 5th January 2009
Notice to Quit June 2011
More Parking 15th December 2011

19 December 2007

 I took this photo in 2007, but I probably could have taken it at any time over the last 20 years. Certainly nothing much has happened at the Tenbury Wells Business Park (apart from a few changes of tenants) for a long time.

In 2009 the County Council announced that Tenbury would get a new waste site.  It was after all in the contract drawn up with Severn Waste.  As often happens after the announcement nothing much happened.

In June 2011 I suggested that perhaps the Town Council should force the hand of the County by giving them notice to quite their existing site on the car park. As often happens nothing much happened.

Finally in 2013, the Town Council decided so serve notice.

Things started to happen.  Plans were drawn up by WCC & Severn Waste and submitted to the planning authority, MHDC.  The plans were supported by the local District Councillors and the Leader of MHDC, the County Councillor, The Town Council and by the public at an exhibition.  It looked like the plans would be passed this summer and the site would be built and be open by Easter 2015.

Suddenly two other companies whose names are secret due to business confidentiality also want space on the business park, so that plans for the waste site have been put on hold.

Some would say good news for Tenbury as more businesses on the park should bring additional jobs. Could this be evidence of the green shoots of economic recovery?  Or is this Tenbury getting stitched up yet again by the officers at MHDC!  Well certainly some Town Councillors, although trying to choose their words carefully through gritted teeth, at the very least thought "here we go again!"

No Tesco for another three years...

Tesco have confirmed that the Tenbury site is not on the list of 100 stores that they are cancelling. 

They have also confirmed that the site is not up for sale, but they still cannot confirm a date by which the store will be opened, or indeed when building is likely to start.

The indications are that the work will not start until at least financial year 2016/2017.

Some work will have to be started, otherwise the planning permission will lapse, but it seems once again Tenbury will be left waiting.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Army Units on Standby At Tenbury Wells?

Three Army lorries arrived this morning in Tenbury Wells.  They joined a huddle of Worcester County Council and other yellow jackets teams.

Up to 80 troops have been mobilised and are available to help out in the Tenbury area.  It is likely that they will be billeted at Tenbury High School, which will also be used as the local control centre for the emergency team and for anyone evacuated from their homes.

The next storm is due to hit Tenbury about 4pm on 14th February 2014.

At 1.15pm the river level was 2.45 metres.  Flooding in Tenbury usually occurs at 5 metres so there is reasonable "headroom" but our fate is usually dictated by the rainfall around Newtown in mid Wales.

Friday, 15 November 2013

A Very Rare Sight

It seems that once again a number of businesses in Tenbury are playing "musical chairs".

Buttons, Books & Bangles are leaving their "Old Forge" site.  The Little Dress Shop is moving from Teme Street to Market Street and there is "moving in" action in the old Flower Shop.

The old Dyke Ruscoe shop has become the Charity Christmas Card shop. The recent Books Books Books shop becomes a "pop up" shop for the Mistletoe Festival.

But the rarest sighting of all must be a car actually pulling in at the Teme Street Garage. It's certainly the first time I've seen that happen ever!

The passing lady on the mobility scooter was so surprised I thought she might wipe out the row of Santa's.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Charging rumpus at The Regal in Tenbury

You may have see the headline article in the Tenbury Advertiser (Click to read)

Visit the news section of the Regal Trust website to see the full details.

Let me know what you think.

Monday, 5 August 2013

Clever Con @O2

Is it just me (and four others) that have suddenly found that there is no longer any 3G signal in Tenbury, in fact often no 2G signal either?

Until a few weeks ago, I was able to get an EDGE data signal and a strong "4 bars" phone signal.

Then, almost nothing.

Complaints to O2 get returned as nothing wrong here!  Their website now shows that Tenbury only gets a 2G signal, so they are supplying what they are advertising!

I cannot categorically say what their website used to say, but I've been with their network for many years and apart from the odd engineering fault had a good service.  Now I struggle to make a call outdoors.

Anyone else having problems?

Any recommendations where to try next?

Update: 11th August

It seems that EDGE travels by 2G, so the map is probably correct.  Also the local transmitter has come back online. (Officially it never went off!) My phone is now picking up the EDGE signal and once again knows I'm in Tenbury not Woofferton (the next nearest mast)

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

The Church of England is in crisis

An interesting article in

Featurng Tenbury's own Rev Claire Lording and a picture of George as well.

Worth a few minutes read.