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. This allows us to deploy them at very short notice to augment the gritters

If you are aware of any local farmer, or contractor, with a JCB, or tractor and plough/blade who would be willing to assist us when it snows, please respond to this email with any contact information you may have. We will then contact them directly to discuss it further.

Payment is made on based on their hourly rate for plant and labour.

Please contact below if you are interested.

Theresa Ashley
Worcestershire Highways
Worcestershire County Council
Sixways House
Warriors Way
Pershore Lane

Tel +44(0)1905 843036
Email tashley@worcestershire.gov.uk

Late Summer Shindig!

Late Summer Shindig
Abberley Parish Council would like to send a huge thank you to all those who participated in the Late Summer Shindig.
The brilliant band of George Buchanan, fantastic food from The Crunchy Pig and delicious drink from Magic Bars and, last but certainly not least, Paddy Levack, complete with bagpipes, contributed to making it a foot tapping evening – even reluctant dancers were having a go by the end!!
A special thanks must go to Jim Gibson for heading up the whole thing and being a fabulous compere on the night and to Lisa Walker and Sarah Crabbe who were indefatigable in their enthusiasm for making sure the show stayed on the road.
Various clubs and groups active in Abberley produced some wonderful displays advertising what they do; by all accounts there is much in which to get involved.
The biggest thanks go, of course, to YOU – who came, who saw and who danced.

Catherine Knight
Chair – Abberley Parish Council

Apply for a Community Grant up to £20,000 funded by European Social Fund

Apply for a Community Grant up to £20,000 funded by the European Social Fund
Worcestershire County Council are currently delivering a Social Fund that enables small businesses or charities support inactive individual’s back into further education or employment.
You must be a small business with 49 employees or less or a charitable organisation.

There are specific priority groups that ESF are wanting to target:
 Participants over 50
 Participants with a Disability
 Participants with Ethnic Minorites
 Participants who are Women




Abberley Parish Clean-Up, Saturday 12th October 2019- 10am to 1pm.

Abberley Parish Clean-Up Saturday 12th October 10am to 1pm Start at the village green Abberley Parish Council are organising a village tidy-up.
Help us to give your village an autumn clean!

CLICK HERE for Tidy-Up poster

• Meet at the village green at 10am to collect equipment • Rubbish to be deposited at Village Hall Car Park where it will be collected. • All equipment must be returned on completion to the village hall area or to a member of the council team.
All welcome but children must be accompanied by a responsible adult
We will provide the equipment (high vis jacket and gloves, rubbish bags etc) Please tell us if you’re helping by 4th October.
Council can only support litter picking in 30 mile/hour zones – areas outside this are at your own risk.
Cathie Eberlin 07739 455827

Catherine Knight


Neighbourhood Development Plan Update Report September.

Abberley Neighbourhood Plan Progress Report.

Councillors Knight and Andrew met with David Clarke of MHDC to brief him on progress to date, share with him the three documents created so far and talk about next steps. This meeting flagged up the current piece of work by MHDC on village categorisation, progress by MHDC on the review of additional sites put forward in the call for sites and the need to identify green spaces within the NP. David Clarke was given copies of all three documents created to date and shared the draft design guidance with the planning officers dealing with the two SWDP sites on Abberley Common.

The final signed off version of the Housing Design Guidance was received from Aecom last week and is now on the PC web site.

Part of the display space at the 21st Sept village Ceilidh event was used to make residents aware of work done to date and next steps.

David Nicholson will be writing the first draft of the actual NP plan in October 2019.

The NP working group will be meeting on 27th November.

All Minutes from the Neighbourhood Plan Working Group are available on the Parish Council Website at

CLICK HERE for Abberley NDP Working Group Meeting Minutes

All documents produced for the Neighbourhood Plan to date are available on the Parish Council website at
CLICK HERE for Abberley Neighbourhood Plan Policies and Documents

A hard copy can be obtained from the Parish Clerk, 1a Church Walk, Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire. DY13 0AL.

Abberley Parish Clean Up – Saturday 12th October from 10am to 1pm.

Abberley Parish Council are keen to work with the local community and Parish groups in organising a community clean up on Saturday 12th October from 10am to 1pm. If you or a group you are involved with are interested in getting involved with us please contact Catherine Knight or Cathie Eberlin.

CLICK HERE to contact Catherine Knight 


We will then keep you informed of our plans.


Abberley Public Meeting 28th May at Abberley Village Hall at 7.30pm

Abberley Parish Public Meeting

A Meeting of the Parish of Abberley
is convened by Parish Clerk, Carole Hirst
At Abberley Village Hall, Clows Top Road
The Committee Room
On Tuesday 28th May 2019 at 7.30pm

District Councillor Paul Cumming will attend to discuss the “Reserved Matters”.

To discuss “Reserved Matters”Planning at
19/00674/RM- The Common, Abberley- Residential development of 25 dwellings, including 10 affordable units


19/00451/RM- Clows Top Road, Abberley- for appearance, landscaping, layout and scale following a grant of planning permission 16/00816/OUT for the erection of 26 dwellings and access.


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD Abberley Public Meeting Poster