Updated: Oct 31, 2022
Greening Tetbury members have been taking some time off in August after a super busy July pulling off another fantastic year of Paint The Town Green! This blog post is to celebrate the achievements of Paint the Town Green and all those who took part.
Thank you so much to the businesses and buildings that made the effort to be
part of the month showing their efforts towards reducing their carbon
footprint and sustainability. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to St Mary’s Primary school children and Mrs Pockett who judged the shops and spoke to the staff. Congratulations to the winners for the shops/buildings competition! Thank you to Chris White of Hook House Pottery for making the distinctive Greening Tetbury tankards as prizes.
First Prize: The Grocer of Church Street
Second Prize: Domestic Science shop in Long Street
Third Prize: The Library
A special mention goes out to The George Veterinary Group for their impressive efforts:
We also ran an online competition with the shops/ buildings and the winner was
Matthews, The Funeral Directors. We have been very impressed with their
efforts in 2021 and 22 in reducing their carbon footprint.
The events of the month would not have been possible without the
collaboration of the Goods Shed and Highgrove Traditional Crafts in supporting
the theme of Climate Change. We had two very enjoyable and new experiences with the ‘Meet Make Mend workshop’ and a ‘Clothes Swap’ at Highgrove. They hope to run these again so watch this space.
We also had a wonderful Children’s Poster competition ‘Art for Planet’s sake’
in the Goods shed. Thank you so much for your delightfully creative work. The winners of the Poster competition were :From St. Mary’s primary school (first prize went to Isabelle Porter and the second prize to Iona Ind); for Avening primary school (winner Melissa and runner up Annie). We also had lovely collages from The Tetbury Nursery/Playgroup and St. Mary’s playgroup.
We had a Children’s and an Adult quiz on the Market stall and the winners were: Iris (Children's) and Andrea and Paul (Adult).
We had lots of fun in the sunshine at Tetfest...!
Despite all the amazing achievements, there were three disappointments in the month: One was that SWR could not be part of the Poster Competition (even though they had done the work) because of Covid….a common theme sadly but we look forward to them being part of our activities in the future. We were sad to have to reschedule the bike ride to Westonbirt due to the prediction of hot weather….warning!! Climate Change, we are feeling it! Thanks to Westonbirt Arboretum, Westonbirt school and the Wild Carrot for
collaboration on this adventure. We have also had to reschedule our Talk on ‘Climate Solutions’, we hope to be able to do that later in the year.
We would like to give a big thank you to the Tetbury Town Council for their support
particularly The Deputy Mayor Ann Pearce for her appearances a few times at
the Market stall during the month, even getting soaked at the opening of Paint
the Town Green on the first day. We would also like to thank Kevin Painter who
has been a great support in attending and reporting our events and taking
photographs during the month, as well as the Ancient and Honourable Town
Crier Mr Tony Evans, we are very grateful to him for his Oyez,Oyez,Oyez
Finally a massive ‘Thank you’ to all GT members who have supported the month of Paint
the Town Green in Tetbury! We couldn't have done it without you.