Thursday, 19 October 2017

Tenbury Wells Road Closures

There are a number of times in the next couple of months when Teme Street will be closed.

The Civic Parade (Usually from the library to St Mary's Church) Sunday 22nd October 10 minute closure between 9.40am and 10.15am.  Also 10 minute closure between 11am and 11.45am

Two Minutes Silence  Saturday 11th November 11am

Remembrance Day Parade Sunday 12th November 10 minute closure between 10.25am and 10.55am. Also 10 minute closure between 11.50am and 12.05pm.

Christmas Lights Ceremony 18th November 16.30pm to 17.30pm

Road Resurfacing. The official closure is 27th November to 1st December but the road should only be closed for one evening and night.  (I'll update when known)

Santa Parade Saturday 2nd December 16.30pm to 17.30pm

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Nisa on track to be sold to Co op

The board of Nisa has recommended acceptance of a £143m takeover offer from The Co-operative. 

Co-op will pay £137.5m over four years plus £5.5m in transaction costs and take on Nisa’s £105m debt.

Nisa would remain a standalone business and brand but it appears that its members can continue trading under the Nisa brand, convert to Co-ops or sell their business to the Co-op group.

G H Bowkett Ltd currently own 225 shares in Nisa out of a total 60,000 in circulation. Each share could be worth up to £2,291 under the deal which is still subject to a vote by the members next month.

Friday, 29 September 2017

Water Quality Problem in Tenbury Wells

Immediate release from Severn Trent

Hi it's Severn Trent,

If you are in the WR15 8 and SY8 4AU area you should not drink your water while we investigate a problem. If you have any questions there is more information available www.stwater.co.uk/news

We will update you as soon as we have more information.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Barclays to close Tenbury Branch

Barclays Bank are to close Tenbury branch on Friday 8th December 2017.

This decision is of probably little surprise the anyone who has tried to use the branch in recent years, with all but the very basic transactions unavailable at the branch.

The biggest impact is probably for business customers who wish to pay in cash on a regular basis. 

With cash machines available at Tesco, Co-op, Bowketts and TSB, and cash-back being offered by all the major retailers, the impact should be minimal to most customers.



Friday, 5 May 2017

Conservatives retain Worcester County Council

With 47/57 seats declared it is clear that Worcester County Council will be Conservative controlled.

Ken Pollock retains Tenbury

Ken Pollock has once again retained Tenbury Ward for the Conservatives in the County Council Elections.
May 2017 Results (37% Turnout)

Ken gained one more vote than in the 2009 election but his percentage rose from 44% to 60.7% due to the low turn out of just 37%

Tenbury resident Jonathan Morgan increased his vote from 176 (4.37%) in 2009 (standing as an Independent) to 551 (18.68%) in 2017 as a Labour candidate.

2013 Results (31% Turnout)

2009 Results (50% Turnout)


Phil Grove retains Hallow

Phil Grove, who lives in Tenbury Wells and is one of the two District Councillors, has retained his seat on Worcester County Council by winning the Hallow Ward where the turn out was a disappointing 37%.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Tesco opens in Tenbury at last!

Some eight and a half years after the first soil samples were taken, the gleaming new Tesco store was opened this morning by the Tenbury Mayor, Mark Willis.

With Mark, is the Store Manager, Dave Ashton, representatives from the Adam Millichip Foundation and the Tenbury Town Band who each were donated cheques for £500, Lilly from Burford Primary who designed the shopping bags being presented today to shoppers, and various Tesco Managers and Customer Service Assistants.

The shop has been busy since it opened its doors at 8am this morning, and whilst the car park was often almost filled to capacity, there was a good turn over so (when I was there) there was no queuing.