Sunday, 29 April 2012

Tenbury not on Flood Alert (Yet)

Flood Alert for River Teme and its tributaries downstream of Ludlow


At 9:45pm today; the level at the Tenbury Gauge was 3.44 metres and rising. A peak level of between 3.5 and 3.6 metres is expected to occur tomorrow morning.

Flood Warning for River Teme at Stanford Bridge.

River Teme at Tenbury

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Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Tenbury MP calls for fairer local fuel prices

Harriett Baldwin MP
Local MP Harriett Baldwin has called on local petrol companies to keep prices under control as pump prices reach record highs.

Harriett has referred the issue to the Office of Fair Trading in recent months and is keeping a close eye on pump prices as supply issues ease. 

Diesel 2/4/12 Tenbury

She commented: “I would be very angry if petrol companies have used this situation as an excuse to lift prices and keep them high.

“As supply levels are back to normal, I hope that prices will return to the pre-budget levels and no company starts profiteering.

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Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Local to Tenbury - Diesel Prices

prices update from
Swan Garage
Worcester Road, Burford, 
last updated on 2 April
Tuffins Foldgate Lane 
Foldgate Lane, Ludlow,
last updated on 2 April
Bypass Garage
The Bye Pass, Bromyard, 
last updated on 2 April
Top Garage
Hereford Road, Bromyard,
last updated on 2 April
Morrisons Leominster
Barons Cross Road, Leominster, 
last updated on 2 April
Total Leominster
Mill Street, Leominster, HR6 0AL
last updated on 2 April
Bengry Motors
Bargates, Leominster, HR6 8EY
 last updated on 2 April
Mrh Northside
Hereford Road, Hope Under Dinmore, Leominster, HR6 0PJ
last updated on 2 April

Get a taste of Tenbury this Easter!

Local residents and visitors can enjoy a "Taste of Tenbury" afternoon on Easter Saturday, 7th April, from 12 noon to 4pm. Tastings will be on offer during the afternoon and people can sample some great deals in Tenbury's shops.

Other activities during the afternoon include Live Music from Banjanova at the Royal Oak, from 1pm, Storytelling for Children at the Pump Rooms, from 2pm, and the Golden Apple and Windfall Draw presentations will take place at the Pump Rooms at 3.30pm. Sponsors are G E Bright Electrical and Frank P Matthews Ltd.

Another Easter attraction is a Car Boot Sale on the Burgage (behind Tenbury's Teme Street car park) on Easter Monday, 9th April. It runs from 8am to 1pm.

The popular monthly 'Grand Windfall' Loyalty Scheme will continue until the end of June, with a first prize of £1,000 each month, plus the chance to win an iPod touch! Businesses and shoppers in Tenbury Wells have embraced the Loyalty Scheme with enthusiasm and apple stickers can be earned at a wide range of locations, including shops, pubs, hairdressers, cafes and supermarkets, making it easy for shoppers to earn the 15 stickers that are needed to complete a Card.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Traffic Lights return to Tenbury

Traffic will be controlled by Temporary Traffic lights in Tenbury's Market Street starting on Tuesday 10th April whilst kerb stones are renewed.  There is also a plan to resurface part of Market Street overnight starting Friday 13th April.

Pay by Phone Parking in Tenbury

Malvern Hills District Council is introducing cashless and ticketless parking from April 2nd across all of their public car parks, including the one in Tenbury Wells. This means that in all of the district’s public car parks customers will not have to find change for parking as they can pay by credit or debit card. Using the system is easy – there are clear instructions on the location signs around the car parks. Cash will still be accepted.

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Sunday, 1 April 2012

Tenbury Bids for "Golden Ticket"

Tenbury's video in support of their application
Tenbury Wells joined hundreds of communities across England in bidding for a slice of one million pounds from Mary Portas's scheme to help rejuvenate town centres. As well as the cash they'll get advice from the retail guru.

Last year Mary Portas led a review into the decline of the high streets and concluded that many had reached crisis point.

"Our high streets have faced stiff competition from Internet shopping, and out-of-town shopping centres - leaving them underused, unloved and under-valued. The Internet is not going to go away, and so for our high streets to survive they need to offer something new and exciting. 
"So today I'm offering a golden ticket to 12 town centres across the country to become 'Portas Pilots' - areas with the vision and enthusiasm to breathe new life into what should be the beating heart of their communities, and they will get Mary's and my support as they try out the ideas in her recent review."

McDonalds to come to Tenbury

It looks like Tenbury, will be getting a 24hour drive thru fast food restaurant in the next few months.

International food giant McDonalds have announced that they have plans to convert the closed Burford Nurseries Cafe into a drive thru fast food restaurant.

A spokes person said that they have secured a rural development grant from Shropshire Council and hope to have all the necessary permissions in place within a few months.

They went on to say that this is an ideal site with access directly off the A456, and with no immediate residential neighbours.  We see no reason why people living in rural areas should be deprived of our fantastic range of nutritious meals, or have to travel to Kidderminster or Worcester to enjoy them.