Wednesday, 31 December 2008
Following Tenbury Town Council's refusal to waive the usual hire fee, it was feared that this additional expense would have to be met from the limited funds available to the volunteer Tenbury Film Group.
Although the Town Council were steadfast in ensuring that they made a profit from the School Film, they may not have been so lucky with the Pantomime that they promoted in the week before Christmas which appears to have landed the Council with a significant loss.
Wednesday, 24 December 2008
Saturday, 20 December 2008
The Tenbury Advertiser leads with the destruction of the Mulberry Trees recorded here on 6th December, and the Ludlow Journal, leads with the "Use it or loose it" message from the Tenbury Wells Regal Cinema recorded here on 2nd December.
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
The winner of the Public Competition to Guess as many window themes as possible should be announced shortly.
Wednesday, 10 December 2008
The three plaques were originally mounted on a stone plinth, but the fixings were found to be of insufficient strength to withstand the rigours of life in the Burgage. They were also rather hard to read.
The plaques have been strengthened and remounted on a large steel plate.
Tenbury Mayor unveils the original sculpture
Monday, 8 December 2008
The trees planted to commemorate the Queens 80th Birthday were grafted from trees growing at Buckingham Palace.
It has been estimated that the cost of replacing these trees is in the region of £150, provided replacement trees can be found.
Saturday, 6 December 2008
Mistletoe Queen & attendants
Listen to Mistletoe Queen on Radio 4 Womans Hour Programme
Friday, 5 December 2008
Recent low attendance figures have brought about a turn in fortune for the volunteer run cinema. During the summer 7 sell out screenings of Mamma Mia helped to boost the funds, but recent very low audience numbers have eaten away at this surplus.
The Tenbury Regal Group have to pay enhanced fees to the film distributors when there is a large audience, but still have to pay a substantial distributor fee, and a hire fee to Tenbury Town Council even if no one turns up. Ironically they even have to pay a distributors courier fee when the Regal is unavailable for films due to other bookings.
A coffee morning is being held in the Regal Community Centre starting at 10am on Saturday 17th January 2009 with an auction of film posters at 11am. You are urged to come along a discuss the cinema and it's future.
Tenbury Regal Website
Tuesday, 2 December 2008
Nearly every shop has been refitted within the last 18 months and new hi-tech lights decorate the street scene.
To add to the Christmas magic many of the shops have entered the Tenbury Chamber of Trade shop window competition. Some truly magical window displays have been created to put a smile on your face, to tease the mind and get you guessing which Christmas song they represent.
There also some unusual gift ideas and great bargains to be found in the shops.
He explained that whilst the Council does not have the funds to assist companies directly they can access a number of grants which may be enough to help companies continue trading.
The new building, which will incorporate new changing facilities for the football and rugby club has been given the green light and it is hoped that a design architect will be appointed soon, once suitable funding has been found.
The second multi purpose, art and culture building, proposed for the Regal site appears to have stalled.
In conjunction with other organisations, various public consultation exercises have been carried out and others are planned.
In particular, children and young people have been encouraged to take an active part in the consultation process.
Although the crime rate around the Tenbury and Teme Valley area remains low, the current economic climate will inevitably lead to an increase in crime.
There have been reports of Fuel and Heating Oil thefts and thefts of scrap metal, although these have reduced with the reduction in fuel prices and halving in the value of scrap.
In recent weeks the street patrols have been tackling the problem of young people cycling on pavements and the usual problems of under age drinking.
The national drink drive campaign also starts today, and as the occurrence drink driving is still statistically high in the Teme Valley area they will be stepping up their patrols and random stops.
A national Power Company have donated a 'large' number of low energy light bulbs to Tenbury Police to distribute to vulnerable people to enable them to leave a light on for security reasons without running up a large bill. Anyone requiring a bulb or who know someone who would benefit from a bulb should contact the front desk.
MHDC have decided not to reduce Car Parking charged following the reduction in VAT, but to allow additional free parking.
They are also hoping to announce no increases in Car Parking charges during 2009.
It has been estimated that the Tenbury Wells Car Park is revenue neutral, and MHDC could allow free car parking in Tenbury with no overall loss of revenue, but they have refused to move from their policy of treating all their car parks the same. MHDC make significant profits from some of their car parks.
Tenbury Wells, is in competition with Leominster where parking is now free.
Unusually the whole co-option process was carried out at a special meeting of the Town Council to which the press and public were excluded.
Tenbury Town Council regularly use the Section 100(1) of the Local Government Act 1972 to exclude the press and public from official meetings, and where the act cannot be stretched to apply they hold informal meetings which they are also able to exclude the public and press.
(Only meetings where Councillors are "summoned to attend" are official meetings)
The Council have voted to adopt the Freedom of Information Act, model publication scheme, but rather than make all relevant documents available on their website, the will use the website to direct enquiries to the Town Clerk who will copy documents and make a charge.