Saturday, 30 August 2008

Town Council Web Site

It seems that it doesn't matter how much of our money Tenbury Town Council spend on their web site, they prefer to keep even the meetings that the public can attend as quiet as possible. Next Monday's Web Site & Communication Meeting has only been advertised on one notice board outside Temeside House and not on their website!

Bumper Harvest

Local Farmers report a good Harvest despite all the recent wet weather. There has been some difficulty in harvesting the crop due to the wet ground, and the crop will need additional drying, but yields are good.

Any hope of a reduction in prices for the consumer are probably premature as the fertilizer being purchased for this season is in the region of £360 a tonne compared with £120 a tonne last year. With higher input costs and the additional fuel costs for operating the farm machinery, there seems to be only one way the prices can go. Up!.

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Democracy - Safe in their hands!

Extract from the minutes of the town council.


Minutes of the Web Site/Communications Committee held on Monday 21st July 2008 at
7.30pm in the Council Chamber, Teme Street, Tenbury Wells.

PRESENT: Deputy Chairman Cllr ****, Councillor **** and Cllr **** Town Clerk.

1.1. Election of Chairman.

It was prop. **** that Cllr **** be elected as Chairman. There was no second to the proposition.

A temporary Chairman was therefore required to be elected for the meeting to continue. It was prop. **** that Cllr **** be elected as the temporary Chairman. There was no second to the proposition.

It was then prop. Cllrs ****/**** the meeting be postponed, 2 for 1 against. The motion was therefore carried and the meeting postponed.

Meeting ended 7.35pm.

Tenbury Town or Toy Town?

Has the meeting been re-scheduled. Well if it has there is no record on the website. Perhaps it was held in private session, like so many meetings of the Town Council to spare them from further embarrassment? Currently (if the very expensive web-site is correct) the council have no meetings planned. Perhaps they have all resigned!

Ghost Town

Tenbury town centre was like a ghost town this afternoon, with some of the shop keepers peering out along the pavement wondering where all the people were. The only hive of activity was the Regal, where over a hundred & forty excited children (and adults) waited to see the latest Dream Works release, Kung Fu Panda.

Friday, 22 August 2008

Busiest ever week at the Regal

With the screening of the hit movie Mamma Mia, the volunteers running the Regal Cinema at Tenbury Wells have successfully managed what is probably their busiest week ever.

With 5 full houses seating around 1300 people, Tenbury Wells Teme Street has been alive each evening, with hundreds of people with happy, smiling faces.

Mamma Mia is set to become as popular as the movie Grease has been for the last twenty years. With stunning and outrageous performances from a star packed cast, this film is a must see for anyone who has ever hummed, whistled or sung an Abba song, or remembers 'Disco'. Set in a holiday destination that we would all like to visit, this film will be re-watched and remembered for years.

Congratulations to the team, and long may it continue with an exciting range of high profile films being promised over the next few months.

Lets hope the the Town Council are as successful in the Lottery Grant Application to help fund much needed repairs having let the fabric of the building deteriorate over the years.

Unofficial Website
Official Website

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Unprecedented crowds outside the Regal

Hugh crowds queued outside the Tenbury Wells Teme Street Regal Cinema tonight hoping to see the latest blockbuster movie 'Mamma Mia'.

The queue started forming an hour before the screening was due to start and quickly built to be over a hundred metres long.

The Art Deco style 1937 cinema only has a maximum capacity of 260 seats, so hundreds of people had to be turned away.

Hopefully this new found enthusiasm for screening popular films in Tenbury will be continued and this will help to raise the cinemas profile to enable the new management and the Town Council to raise the much needed finance and grant aid to carryout extensive repairs.

Regal History
Regal Rescue

Mamma Mia Trailer

Saturday, 2 August 2008

Tenbury Show a roaring success.

Tenbury Agricultural Society's, Tenbury Countryside 150th Anniversary Show held today on a larger show site was a run-away success.

There is no news yet on the total number of people who attended, but it is thought that number of people watching the first display by the Dancing Diggers, was the largest crowd for more than 20 years.

Great weather helped an enthusiastic crowd to enjoy a much improved and extremely well executed show.

Last year the flooding meant the cancellation of the show, but this year all efforts appear to have been redoubled and the result was fantastic.