Local residents tell us that BT will offer their customers BT Infinity 2 Unlimited broadband at up to 71 MBp/s for £24.95 or BT Infinity 1 at up to 38 MBp/s for £19.95 per month for the first 12 months. Bizarrely this is cheaper than the existing broadband package!
Don't forget to compare prices though as if you're out of contract you can also now get one of the other broadband providers like Sky, TalkTalk, or many others to provide your connection.
We would be very grateful if you would spare the time to pop into either the Infant Base or the Junior Base to sign a petition to claim for fairer funding for schools in Gloucestershire. The petition can also be signed at the Alderton Village Shop and the coffee shop Dumbleton.
Government funding for education is allocated according to a formula which results in some counties receiving significantly more funding than others. This results in schools in some other counties being allocated approximately £2,000 more per pupil than schools in Gloucestershire. For us as a school, this could equate to £150,000 more a year!
Local MPs are very supportive of the claim for fairer funding and have asked all schools in this area to invite parents and members of the local community to sign a petition which they will present to the Prime Minister. Petitions must be with MPs by 23 October so please come in to sign as soon as possible.
Gloucestershire is ranked 149th out of 152 for education funding, making our schools some of the poorest in the country!
Your support will give us the opportunity to make a huge difference!
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Early in 2012 when I was buying Alderton Village Shop & Post Office, I had a very welcome response from all the residents whom I met. It was very obvious to me at that time that the shop was very important to the residents. I have done my best toimprove the service and add to the line of products by my customers requests. We have done our best to provide our customers with the best local supplies and best service.
However sales in the last few months (since the beginning of August) have been disappointingly low which is very worrying. If you really want to have a village shop and Post Office, you really need to support it.
Royal Mail are constantly monitoring our sales and services online and if they come to conclusion that we are not doing well enough, they can cancel our licence and close the Post Office. So it is very important to show that Post Office is also being supported!
We do not expect anyone to do their weekly shopping here (although the shop is well stocked), but buying a few essentials would help.
We try to keep our prices compatible with supermarkets and our meat, bread, cakes and especially vegetables are locally produced and superior to supermarket quality.
To end this on the positive note, we have added new organic items to list from Haslum's Farm, such as rocket, pac choy and chard. Also the 2015 Alderton Calendar is now available in the shop. Soon we wil lbe taking orders for Christmas turkeys, sausages, meat and vegetable boxes.
Remember if you really want to have a Village Shop and Post Office, you need to support it!
Alderton's Playground survery results are in! 63% of people who responded thought that the current playground was 'Poor' or 'Very Poor' and 96% of people 'Strongly Agreed' or 'Agreed' that new modern play equipment should be provided.
To read the report and see what residents thought click here.
Thanks to all of our runners in 2014's run. For results and photos please click here. Don't forget every penny of your entry fee goes to help our village Pre-School. We hope you enjoyed it and will be back in 2015!
Alderton Village celebrated "localism" in action when the recent Charles Church Development was refused by Tewkesbury Borough after the village had put up a strong argument as to why the development was a bad idea.
It was defeated because it was not sustainable within the village and was to be built on the edge of an area of outstanding beauty. Over 90% of the village participated in a local survey and a great many of the village worked in producing a professional objection and in sending objections to our local MP and the Tewkesbury planning committee.
The village is working hard now on producing a Neighbourhood plan which is well on the way. The evening was a success although a muted celebration as we fully expect the developers to appeal the decision. We just had to celebrate how well the village had worked together.
Again a big thanks to the councillors who voted against the development and supported us, our local MP who also supported us and finally to the village for working together and achieving outstanding work.
Pegasus Group have submitted an application for 70 houses behind St. Margarets Road with access through St. Margarets Drive. They state that 70 houses is appropriate for Alderton! It's a shame the village don't agree.
Pegasus Planning group on behalf of Freemans Homes have submitted an outline planning application for the erection of up to 70 homes and parking behind St Margarets Road with access from St Margarets Drive.
Pegasus propose to present to the village in early September.
To see an outline plan and for more information click here.
Charles Church's application is not being considered at Tewkesbury Borough Council's Aug 20th Planning meeting and is being held back until the Joint Core Strategy meetings have been held at the three local authorities affected. Tewkesbury Borough Councils Joint Core Strategy meeting is on 3rd September with Gloucester on the 12th September.
Joint Core Strategy 'preferred options' will therefore be known before Charles Church's planning application goes before the Tewkesbury planning committee. This may mean that Charles Church will go to appeal on the basis of non-determination but this should not reflect on the outcome if it is decided by inspector.
To find out more about the Charles Church application click here.
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