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Goods Shed conversion gets the green light

Cotswold District Council has formally approved our application to for a change of use of the Goods Shed from industrial to community use. 

This is fantastic news, as it means that we can fully realise our plans for a range of activities and events in and around the shed when the renovation is completed. These will include a cafe, and market area, concerts, exhibitions and film showings.

A huge thank you to everyone who wrote in to CDC supporting the application.

Carols in Goods Shed a great success

Collage of Carol Service images

The Carol Singing in the Tetbury Goods Shed was a great success. Local musicians sang and the Avening Brass Band provided the music. Afterwards, mulled wine and mince pies was enjoyed by many of the attendees. Organiser Will Cook said, "We expected 50 people and we got 200. - we gave out all our Carol Sheets and some people were looking the words up on their mobile phones. It was a great evening and something we plan on making an annual event".

Events raise nearly £1,100 for Goods Shed Appeal

Two fund raising events have raised over £1,100 for the Tetbury Goods Shed Project appeal.

A Ladies Pampering Evening at the Dolphins Hall on Friday 6 December raised £625 for the campaign to convert the historic goods shed into a vibrant new community venue.

"We had a fantastic response from both pamperers and pamperees," said organiser Jo Gale of Romney Road, Tetbury. Together with co-organisers Andrea Payne, Jo Parke and Carolyn Witcher, Jo laid on a feast of healthy and luxurious treats at the ladies-only evening.

"It was a very successful evening, with a lot of happy, relaxed woman leaving us after their visit!" she added.

Bring and buy brings in £465

Earlier, the bring and buy sale at Northleaze, Tetbury, organised by Jill Dodge, raised over £460 for the appeal.

"I can’t thank our supporters enough. Thanks to efforts like these, the Tetbury Goods Shed Project is well and truly on the right track," said Will Cook, chairman of the Tetbury Rail Lands Regeneration Trust, which is co-ordinating the restoration of the shed in tandem with Tetbury Town Council.

The next event at the Goods Shed will be a children's carol concert on Friday 20 December, starting at 6.30pm. "Everyone is welcome," said Will Cook. "It will be a lovely way to start counting down the final five days of Christmas."

The Goods Shed Project will see the 124-year-old Great Western Railway building become an all-purpose community venue for concerts, exhibitions, film screenings and social functions. Facilities in and around the Goods Shed will include a cafe, play area, and open air stage, with regular indoor and outdoor markets in due course.

Over £350,000 has already been pledged towards the estimated £500,000 cost of completing the conversion. 

Getting the Goods Shed ready for the carol concert

Barrie Doyle and Will Cook working on a safety railing around the loading bay at Tetbury Goods Shed

Volunteers have been hard at work at Tetbury Goods Shed, this week, installing safety railings for the Carol Concert on December 20th. Everyone is invited to make their way to the shed for the concert, which begins at 6.30pm.

There will be festive lights, mince pies and mulled wines as well as many of your favourite carols. We hope to see you there!