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A New Surgery?

Neighbourhood Plan – Pre-Submission Consultation

22nd February to 9th April 2018

Just to let you know that the consultation period will run from Noon Thursday 22nd February until Noon Monday 9th April 2018.

All of the documents will be made available on line at www. (neighbourhood plan) website – and printed copies of the four main documents will be placed in the following locations for people to read:

Sherston Post Office/Stores

The Tolsey Surgery

Church of the Holy Cross

The Angel Hotel

We will be asking interested parties to review and comment on the draft plan before the 9th April deadline.  There will be a pro-forma response form that can be downloaded from the website and printed copies of the same form at each of the above locations.  Once completed these will need to be returned either by email to the Sherston Parish Clerk - -or posted to her  home address at 33 Hatherley, Yate, Bristol, BS37 4LT – or by hand to the Post Office Stores.

Arrangements have been made for two drop-in sessions to be held in the Village Hall on Saturday 3rd March and again on Saturday 17th March (10.00am to 12.30am).  


Dr Philippa C Pettit (f)


Dr Pettit graduated from Southampton medical school in 1987.  Having done hospital jobs in and around Bristol, and a year in Australia, she and her husband  settled in Sherston with their 1 year old son Harry in 1993 .  She has been a Partner at the Tolsey Surgery ever sin

Dr Lorna Harris (f)


Lorna graduated from Bristol University Medical School in 1986. She moved to Cirencester to train as a GP and has lived and worked in the area since then.  She joined The Tolsey Surgery in 2002 and became a partner in 2008 following Dr Heathcock’s retirement.

Lorna has a special interest in Diabetes, Women’s health and contraception & child health.

Lorna has lived in the Cirencester area for 24 years with her husband and 2 children.  In her spare time she enjoys playing the cornet in the local brass band, gardening and is involved in Girl Guiding.


Dr Simon Watkins (m)


Simon graduated from The University of Bristol Medical School in 1999.   He trained as a GP Registrar at Romney House Surgery in Tetbury.  Prior to working at The Tolsey Surgery he was a salaried GP at practices in Gloucestershire.


Simon’s childhood ambition was to become a GP.  He has special interests in Cardiology, Musculoskeletal medicine and Child Health.  He is actively involved in the education of undergraduate medical students at Bristol University.


Simon has lived in the local area for eleven years.  He is married to another Bristol based GP, and they have two young children.  His hobbies include football, rugby, music and drama, and playing with his children.



Dr Lorraine Jeffery (f)

Lorraine trained at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in London.  She was working as a GP in Chippenham for a number of years before leaving to work as a locum, and has now joined our team of doctors.  Lorraine has a special interest in the area of Care for the Elderly.  

Lorraine lives locally with her husband, she has two grown up sons and enjoys horse riding and skiing.

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