Worcestershire Safeguarding Adults Board – advice and information on self-isolating

Groups within the parish are being encouraged to register your efforts on the Worcestershire ‘Here to Help’ website at: http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/here2help to help us see what is going on in local parishes during this pandemic.

There are two parts of the website one to register if you are offering help and one if you are asking for it.

Having organisations register on this site will help match individual needs to local help but also importantly give vital intelligence regarding any unmet individual needs and potentially support organisations to develop their local ‘offer’ to meet the needs of our communities.

WSAB Safeguarding adults info for self-isolating

COVID 19: Police and Crime Commissioner- Working together to beat the virus

COVID-19: Working together to beat the virus
The Coronavirus is a concern for us all across West Mercia and during these uncertain times we must work together to ease the situation. We all have our part to play and there are many ways to offer support to our communities’ most vulnerable whilst ensuring personal safety. I have seen communities come together throughout Worcestershire to provide services such as collecting prescriptions, shopping or even offering phone calls to ensure those most vulnerable are still cared for and not lonely. As Commissioner I would encourage you all to keep safe and listen to guidelines issued by the Government and local authorities but keep community spirit going and look out for each other.

More information about offering support across Worcestershire can be found here: http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/here2help

Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion

Newsletter from MHDC “How we are responding to the Coronavirus Outbreak”


How we are responding to the coronavirus outbreak MHDC

Parking issues at Abberley- Advice from Safer Neighbourhoods Team

The Parish Council have recently had reports of parking issues on The Common , Abberley.

Pedestrians having to squeeze past or walk in the road, Cars turning in from A443 often find themselves head on with vehicles leaving the Common.

We have contacted PCSO 6336 Vanessa Snape, our Community Support Officer of Martley and Tenbury Safer Neighbourhood Team and we detail her response below.

“IF a vehicle is causing an obstruction, call 101 with all the relevant information, an information log will be created. If it’s ‘antisocial’ parking, then send an email to the team "> with a photo; we can send a generic letter to the registered keeper of the vehicle.”

Vanessa Snape
Police Community Support Officer 6336
Martley and Tenbury Safer Neighbourhood Team
E mail :
Mobile 07814 040307
Voicemail 01905 725780
CRIME STOPPERS 0800 555 111

Stay at home: guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection – GOV.UK


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Cancellation of Parish Council Meeting Wednesday 18th March 2020

Cancellation of Parish Council Meetings

Following advice from Worcestershire CALC, Abberley Parish Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday 18th March has been cancelled due to restrictions imposed by the Coronavirus.
The Government advises that everyone implement what is termed social distancing with those who are over 70 and those who would normally get the flu jab to be particularly stringent in observing this advice. Social distancing includes avoiding large gatherings, and gatherings in smaller public spaces such as pubs, cinemas, restaurants, theatres, bars, clubs, Village Halls and Council meeting rooms.

Until we are informed by the Government that it is safe to do so, the Parish Council will be managing their business without formal meetings. This is in line with guidance provided by Worcestershire CALC.

Parishioners should check the Parish Council website and contact the Parish Clerk with any matter over which they have a concern or make written representation.

We apologise for this inconvenience at this time.


Carole Hirst

Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer.

Coronavirus- Sources of Advice

The coronavirus situation is fast-moving and there is an increasing amount of misinformation online. We should be using government advice to inform decisions and be checking that advice regularly.

Public Health England has FAQs that will be updated regularly

• This guidance, developed with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, aims to assist employers and businesses in providing advice to their staff

• You may find the advice from ACAS useful in considering any employment-related matters that may impact your local council

• For further reading, the Local Government Association has published a very useful list of different government advice sources

Useful links

Latest Government advice

Regularly updated information for the public on the outbreak, including the current situation in the UK and advice about the virus and its symptoms, as well as statements from the Chief Medical Officer on confirmed cases in the UK.

The Government has published its Coronavirus action plan, which outlines what the health and social care system across the UK has done to tackle the outbreak, and what it plans to do next.

Public Health England has produced a dashboard with information on confirmed cases of coronavirus.

Grant Funding for youth groups from the UK Youth Fund

UK Youth Fund


Open for Applications

Grants are available for third sector and statutory organisations in England to deliver extra sessions in youth
clubs and settings for young people or to enhance and expand existing sessions.

UK Youth, a national charity working with a network of local youth clubs and organisations to support young people
across the UK, is administering this Fund with funding being provided by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and
Sport (DCMS) and the Youth Accelerator Fund.

Objectives of Fund
The aim of the Fund is to provide increased capacity and support for grassroots youth organisations in England, allowing
them to reach more young people.

Value Notes
A total of around £1 million will be awarded in grants.
Grants of between £3,000 and £20,000 are available.
Please note the grant must be spent before 31 March 2020.

Who Can Apply
The following organisations can apply:
• Voluntary and community organisations.
• Registered charities.
• Constituted groups and clubs.
• Not-for-profit companies or Community Interest Companies.
• Statutory bodies (including town, parish or community councils).

Preference will be given to organisations with an annual turnover of under £1 million.
Organisations must be members of the UK Youth Movement to be eligible. They can sign up for membership free of
charge on the UK Youth website.
Applicants must be able to spend the grant by 31 March 2020.

The following are not eligible for funding:

  • Alcohol.
    • Contingency costs, loans, endowments or interest.
    • Political or religious activities.
    • Profit making activities.
    • Fundraising.
    • VAT that can be reclaimed.
    • Statutory activities.
    • Capital works or refurbishment costs.

Eligible Expenditure
The funding is for the delivery of extra sessions or the expansion of existing sessions in youth clubs in England, with the
aim of reaching more young people.
The grant can be used to cover the following costs:
• Equipment.
• One-off events.
• Staff costs.
• Training costs.
• Transport.
• Utilities/core running costs.
• Volunteer expenses.
The grant must be spent before 31 March 2020.

How To Apply
Applications will be accepted from Thursday, 30 January 2020 until 5pm on Tuesday, 11 February 2020.
Applications should be made as soon as possible as the application window may close early depending on the
number of applications received.
Guidance notes and the online application form are available on the UK Youth website.
Successful applicants will receive the funding within two weeks of the closing date.