At times like this we all need to support each other to cope with the changes to our lifestyles we will have to make in order to delay the spread of Covid-19. This hub is a collaboration between all local councils, police and health services.

Covid 19 information and advice can be found here

A list of other support groups can be found here – Support for the local community 1120

If you or someone you know needs help, use the hub to register or call 01452 583519


Age UK Gloucestershire has been working on a magazine including news & information and activities for older people in our communities who are still self-isolating, or are just isolated because they have no support around them.

They need people to help deliver these in their communities and if anyone can help it would be much appreciated. This winter and further restrictions is going to be a tough time especially for those people and we want to try and reach them with a little support if we can.


A PDF version of the magazine can be found here – Grapevine Autumn 2020

Please contact Chris Walker if you can help on 07511 225435 or email him at


Highways England is drawing up plans to improve the A417 Missing Link between Brockworth bypass and Cowley roundabout, with the aim of creating a more reliable and safer road, reduce rat running and improve local air quality.

In autumn 2019, Highways England asked people what they thought of these plans and is now using the feedback to amend its plans. This includes responding to requests to improve local connectivity, accessibility and reduce the scheme’s impact on communities and the environment.

Highways England needs a bit more time to amend its plans and collect survey data. This extra work will however ensure it delivers the best practicable solution for all.

The Development Consent Order application will now be submitted in 2021, and Highways England will continue to provide further scheme updates in the coming months.

You can find out the latest information about the A417 Missing Link by visiting the project website here, where you can also register for updates.

The latest newsletter which includes information on the design work we’re carrying out and next steps for the scheme is here – A417 Missing Link Newsletter Summer 2020.

If you have any questions, you can email:



The Age UK Gloucestershire team is just a phone call away and we’re keen to support all older people in the county during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are providing support in the following ways:

Over the phone

Call our Help Team if you have an immediate problem. The Team provide information and guidance about a range of issues including shopping, community support local to you, prescriptions, benefits and finances and accessing health and social care. The Team will advise on how you can access support if you have recently left hospital.
Call 01452 422660. Line are open Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm

Call our Friendship Line FREE if you would like a friendly chat. We know that social distancing is really difficult and lots of you are missing having someone to talk to regularly. Our staff and volunteers are on hand, with a listening ear and time to chat and we’d love to hear from you.
Call 0800 2980579. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm

Helping you connect with others

Greet Your Street is a chance for neighbours to pop outside for Elevenses together whilst still maintaining social distancing. Many areas are already involved with one commenting: “People are talking more to each other, it’s brought them together. It was like they needed permission to talk.”
To find out how easy it is to get your street involved, visit

Gloucestershire Springboard is a Facebook Group where you can meet friends, join in activities and have fun. Members are sharing gardening tips, recipes ideas, photographic challenges, taking part in online quizzes and more. If you’re online and would like to join, search:

For accurate and up to date details for individuals and community groups about all the information and support we are providing, visit our website:


Tewkesbury Borough Council’s garden waste collection service will resume from Monday 4 May.

The paid-for service has been suspended since 30 March due to Covid-19, but now that staffing levels have become more stable, garden waste collection is now able to start again.

Customers of the Garden Waste Club who have accumulated extra garden waste in the time the service has suspended can put extra garden waste out for collection, provided that it is presented alongside their brown bin in a sturdy bag or container – this is so it can be safely loaded into the vehicle. Crews will be unable to collect loose garden waste. This should be left for the next collection and put it in the brown bin.

Anyone who is unsure of their bin collection day should check the collection calendar at


During the current COVID-19 pandemic Parish Council meetings will be held via online video conferencing using Zoom (website: Members of the public will be able to watch and listen via a link provided along with the agenda. The agendas continue to be placed in advance on noticeboards and on the council meetings page of this website.

To attend the meeting check the Agenda and use the web link provided to join. There will be a separate link for each meeting.

The first time you use the link it may take a few minutes to install Zoom. Follow instructions on the screen. If using tablet or smart phone you may need to download an app so allow extra time. There is no need to set up a Zoom account yourself.

Members of the public will be able to see and hear Councillors on the screen, but members of the public will be muted with the video turned off, and so will not appear on the screen or be heard. The exception will be if they are putting a question or are invited to speak by the Chairman. If you have submitted a question and wish to speak at the meeting, please inform the Chairman and Clerk if you would prefer to appear on video or to be audio only.


Stay Connected is a free helpline for anyone worried about themselves or someone else who is in self-isolation or needs support at this time.

A call with the Stay Connected helpline gives people the tools and confidence they need to live well during self-isolation, which can include:

  • Practical guidance to staying in contact with families and friends
  • Planning for self-isolation including food, shopping and medication
  • Tips on adjusting to self-isolation
  • Advice on what’s out there online to help people stay connected with others
  • Advice for carers/family members
  • A listening ear and a friendly conversation

Contact Stay Connected: 0800 048 7035 (Monday to Friday 9.00-5.00) or Email:

Visit Stay Connected online for resources, information or to make a referral


For detailed up-to-date guidance on what to do – for example tips on how to ‘self-isolate’, travel advice, or help for businesses go to the official Government website here.

At a local level Hucclecote Parish Council is doing its best to respond responsibly by introducing the following measures:

• We are advising all regular users of the Hall (especially those that have older or vulnerable members) to cancel their bookings (we will ‘hold’ your regular slot in our timetable, and not charge you until your booking restarts)
• We are co-ordinating volunteers to help those who are self-isolating. If you want to volunteer to support vulnerable local people close to where you live, contact Cheryl on 07812 830 196 (ideally by text) with name, full address and indicate if you can drive. The volunteering involves popping a leaflet through your close neighbours’ letterboxes and then offering to help them by occasionally picking up their groceries, helping with errands or giving them a friendly phone call.
• Our parish clerk will continue to work at Pineholt Village Hall, but she won’t be able to deal face-to-face with members of the public. Phone or email her (weekday mornings) – her contact details are 07716 122319 or

Our Play Area on Bird Road is closed until further notice.

Please remember to stay home and only go outside for food, health reasons or for work. If you do go out, stay at least 2 metres away from other people and wash your hands when you get home. Do not meet others even friends or family.

We will review and update this guidance regularly


The garden waste collection service has been suspended and will not run for at least 2 weeks. A number of drivers and collection staff are unable to work due to Covid–19 which has meant the remaining workforce are focussing on the main waste services.

Update 14/04/20 – Tewkesbury Borough Council will continue the suspension of its garden waste collection service for at least another two weeks.

The decision follows a review of how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting waste and recycling collection services across the borough.

The council’s waste and recycling contractors, Ubico, will continue to focus its efforts on completing statutory collections (i.e. refuse, food waste, recycling and litter bins), and is continuing to suspend non-essential collections to allow for drivers and crews taking time off to self-isolate if needed.
Here are some helpful tips to help manage garden waste until the service resumes:

· Don’t light bonfires. Many people – especially those with Covid-19 symptoms, underlying health conditions or respiratory illnesses – are having to self-isolate and could be seriously affected by the smoke.
· Prop your brown bin lid open slightly and keep it in the shade to reduce odour.
· Dry out any new garden waste (grass clippings, for example) and store in a heap or in a bag until services are up and running again.
· Consider home composting – this is one of the most effective ways to minimise the amount of waste going to landfill and it will also act as a great fertiliser for your plants next year.

The council will review the price for the garden waste service for next year’s subscriptions, based on the length of the current suspension, to ensure that customers don’t lose out.”

Tewkesbury Borough Council


Following the introduction of parking restrictions in January 2016, the parish council has received concerns from residents and non-residents regarding road safety on Bird Road and Folland Avenue.

In some locations on Bird Road, particularly around the mini roundabouts, the double yellow lines appear to stop short and at the junction with Hucclecote Road the parked vehicles cause a hazard to road users entering and exiting the estate.

The parish council has met with Gloucestershire Highways to discuss extending the double yellow lines and they have agreed to proceed with a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO). Before proceeding with the required TRO we would welcome your comments on our proposals. The plans can be viewed below or at the parish council offices on Saturday 15th February, between 10 – 12pm.

Bird Road 1

Bird Road 2

Bird Road 3

Folland Avenue

Comments need to be received by 21st February 2020 and can be emailed to or call and speak to the Clerk on 01452 612485.

The TRO process can take up to 18 months and will involve further consultation with residents.


Hucclecote Parish Council