Tewkesbury Borough Plan Pre-submission Consultation

The Tewkesbury Borough Plan (TBP) is a plan for the area that will allocate sites for housing and employment development as well as provide planning policies to guide future development in the Borough. It provides a plan covering the period from 2011-2031.

The Pre-Submission is the final stage of consultation before the plan is submitted to the Secretary of Statement for Communities and Local Government for its independent examination. All comments received will be submitted to the Secretary of State and considered as part of the examination by the Planning Inspector.

We are seeking your views on the policies and the proposals in the draft plan and would encourage you to respond by using the online consultation facility at:  This consultation is open until 5pm on 18 November.

VCS Alliance State of the Sector survey

Our mission is to be the independent voice that informs, strengthens and develops the voluntary and community sector in Gloucestershire. To do this effectively we need to talk to you and understand what matters most to you. 

In early 2020 we will produce a State of the Sector report. It is vitally important that we gather your views and opinions so that these can be reflected in this report. The report will be shared with all key stakeholders and provide a snapshot of the sector, its capacity and resilience.

Find out more and how you can get involved here. The survey closes on 15 December 2019.

Refreshing the Charity Governance Code

The steering group behind the Charity Governance Code is seeking views from the sector on whether the code should be more explicit about expectations around diversity and inclusion.

The group has begun a consultation about plans to refresh the code, how the code is being used, any topics that should be included or updated such as around safeguarding, and suggestions for how to improve awareness of the code.

You can take part by completing an online survey available at The consultation is open until 28 February 2020.