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Thursday, 22 June 2017

Living well with dementia

Deanwood Lodge has organised an event in Maisemore Village Hall on Thursday June 29th at 3.30pm at which the main speaker will be June Hennell MBE.  Full details are here.

You can join June on a sometimes funny, sometimes dramatic, but always absorbing roller-coaster ride - and leave feeling more prepared for whatever dementia throws at you.

Tickets are free, but pease reply to Deanwood Lodge to let them know you want to attend - email or phone 01452 415057.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Hempsted Recycling Centre tempoaray closure

Hempsted Household Recycling Centre (HRC) in Gloucester will be closed from 19-23 June for work to accommodate more traffic and reduce queues.

Other recycling centres in the County can be found here.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Superfast broadband for Maisemore in 2018.

It has recently been announced that Maisemore is included in the contract awarded to Gigaclear by Fastershire to supply super fast 'fibre to premises' broadband in Maisemore. 

This is part of the 'Phase 2' roll out and Maisemore is in area 3E of this phase.  Fastershire have identified 257 premises to which the contract will apply.  You can check whether your property is included here by entering your postcode and selecting your individual property.

Fastershire is a co-operation between Herefordshire and Gloucestershire County Councils and is funded by government to fulfill the super fast broadband need not met by commercial operations.  They have identified 31 premises in Maisemore where the need has already been met by BT Openreach or another operator.

The contract will provide a fully fibre connection to the curtilage of the properties, but the government funding does not provide for the connection of individual properties.  The cost of this will be down to the householder.  Once connected to Gigaclear, the BT line and associated line rental can be dropped.  

The Gigaclear system is entirely fibre based and has no connection with the BT Openreach network.  Because of this, the fibre will need to be installed, and this will require trenches to be dug.  For properties with shared drives or on private roads, it may be worth starting to discuss with neighbours where the fibre might be laid to conect the houses to the main system at the edge of the properties.

The aim is for completion around June 2018, and it should be possible to order the new connection from around May 2018.  If your existing broadband contract is due for renewal, it may be worth considering whether the renewal should be for less than 12 months.

Funeral of Ron Lane

Ron Lane's funeral was held in St Giles Church, Maisemore, on Monday June 5th.  The church was full to overflowing, bringing friends from so many aspects of his life together. There were tributes from his grandchildren Natalie Girard, Oliver and Abigale Lane and Rev Canon John Evans.  The church was full of laughter and applause, for a celebration of his life, reflecting how much he was loved and respected.  There is more here about that life over the 20 years in Maisemore and before.

Maisemore Fete update

Maisemore FĂȘte is on Monday 28th August 2017.

A few more volunteers are needed urgently to help with the fĂȘte this year. Please contact Emma if you can help ( or 07984419596).

Donations of the following items are also needed for this year:
Bric-a-brac, crockery for smashing, jewellery (don’t worry if it is slightly damaged, we can fix it), books, raffle prizes, tombola prizes, cakes and produce.

Non-perishable items can be dropped off at the Village Hall on Sunday July 16th between 2pm and 4pm or on Friday August 25th between 2pm and 4pm.
Cakes and produce can be delivered to the Hall on Monday 28th August between 9am and 11.30am.

If you wish to drop off items at another time, please use the contacts below:
Lynda Kyle (Bric-a-brac)
Erica Clark (Jewellery) 07486285868
Pippa Cooley (Books)
Emma Holdaway (Crockery, Raffle prizes and Tombola prizes)

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Rectory Farm full planning application

The application for full planning permission for 28 new homes on the Rectory Farm site (application 17/00538/APP) has now been submitted to Tewkesbury Borough Council by the developers, Newland Homes.

The site has already received outline permission (application 15/00131/OUT) so the current application is for 'reserved matters' such as the appearance and landscaping of the scheme.

The developers have sent out a card to every household in the village showing the overall plan with some additional details and contact information.  More information is available on the Tewkesbury Borough Council website.  These details include illustrative street scenes but the planning layout has not yet been put on the TBC site so it can be seen here.  The scheme follows closely that included and approved in the outline proposals.

The Parish Council has not yet received formal notification of the application from TBC.  When this happens, councillors will consider whether to include discussion of it on the agenda for the next meeting on 3rd July or whether to hold a special meeting.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Untimely death of Ron Lane

Notice published in Gloucester Citizen
It is with sadness that we report the death of Ron Lane, who made a significant contribution to the Maisemore community.  He was taken ill while walking home from a Village Hall committee meeting and died from a heart attack two days later.

Ron was a member of the Parochial Church Council,  recently organising the new church heating system.  He also gave stalwart support to the History Society, where he did all the photography and slide shows.

He will be greatly missed.  His funeral is at 2pm on Monday 5th June in St Giles Church, Maisemore and afterward in the Village Hall.  People attending the service are asked to park in the Village Hall car park.  It has been requested that there be family flowers only, with other marks of respect being by donation to the British Heart Foundation, which may be sent c/o S C & B S Cocks, Funeral Directors, 59 Hucclecote Road, Gloucester GL3 3TL (01452 617892), with cheques made payable to the charity.