Entries by Carole Hirst

Abberley Parish Council is organising FREE Defibrillator training for members of Abberley community- Saturday 28th March at Abberley Village Hall.

Abberley Parish Council has a defibrillator situated next to the front entrance of the Village Hall. It is crucial for our community that as many local residents of Abberley as possible are trained to use this equipment should the situation ever arise. The defibrillator training will take place on Saturday the 28th March 2020 at […]

Open 4 Community – A Funding Portal for the Community.

Are you looking for funding for local projects and initiatives? Identifying and diversifying alternative funding streams has never been so important for local government. That is why Worcestershire County Council has again secured Open 4 Community, an on-line funding portal designed to meet the specific needs of Parish & Town Councils, voluntary & community groups, […]

Advice on Rural Crime Prevention

Rural Crime Prevention Machinery Theft • Where possible, vehicles should be housed in a lockable garage or building, ideally with security lighting installed to the perimeter. • Vehicles should always be locked when not in use, with the keys kept hidden and locked away in a secure location. • Keep recordings or photographs of serial […]

Overgrown Hedges and Trees bordering roads and paths. (Encroachment)

OVERGROWN HEDGES AND TREES BORDERING ROADS AND PATHS Dear Parishioners, You may not be aware that there are strict rules governing the growth of trees and hedging bordering paths and roads. 1. There should be clearance of at least 2.2m (7’ 2’’) above a footway, pavement, or verge to allow pedestrians free passage. 2. Hedges/vegetation […]

South Worcestershire Development Plan Review – Suggested comments for SWDP Consultation Review

South Worcestershire Development Plan Review – Preferred Options Paper public consultation from Monday 4th November to Monday 16th December 2019 and a revised version of the Local Development Framework. The South Worcestershire Councils (SWCs) (Malvern Hills District, Worcester City and Wychavon District) have commenced a review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP). The SWDP […]

Pavement Parking in Abberley

Dear Parishioners, It is often brought to our notice that there is a problem with pavement parking in Abberley. It is misguided to think that it is helpful to park across the pavement. It may allow cars to pass unimpeded but it makes it IMPOSSIBLE for pedestrians, people with sight problems and pushchairs and prams […]

Worcestershire County Council call out for local contractors to assist with snow clearance.

Worcestershire County Council utilises local contractors to assist us with snow clearing across the County. We’re always looking to increase these, as the service they can provide to us is invaluable, especially in assisting in clearing roads to local isolated communities during severe weather. Contractors are assigned to specific zones, based on where they live. […]