Annual Parish Meeting – 14th May 2019

NOTICE OF MEETING

TO ALL LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTORS REGISTERED FOR THE PARISH OF DODDERHILL

THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING WILL BE HELD ON

TUESDAY 14th MAY 2019 at 7.00pm

AT WYCHBOLD VILLAGE HALL, SCHOOL ROAD, WYCHBOLD

 

AGENDA

1. Welcome by the Chairman of the Council

2. Apologies for Absence

3. Minutes of the previous Parish Meeting held Tuesday 15th May 2018

4. Chairman’s Report

5. Reports from District and County Councillors

6. Town Council Accounts Summary 2018/19

7. Reports from Dodderhill/Wychbold community organisations

8. Public Open Session

This meeting is the annual opportunity for local council electors to speak and to discuss issues of relevance to the parish. Please note that this is not a Parish Council meeting and therefore is not a decision-making forum.

“Pop Up” Cafe at the Village Hall & Recreation Ground

The Parish Council hope you have been enjoying the pop up café at the Village Hall, being run by Cllr Maureen Addy and her husband Bob.

They have both give their time freely to run the café, so pop down and say hello! It is open between 11am to 4pm on Thursday 25th, Friday 26th and Sunday 28th April. The café is not open on Saturday. The café sells tea, coffee, sweets, chocolate, ice cream and crisps. Perfect for refuelling after using the recreation field, new play equipment, zip line, outdoor gym and multi games court!

You can also view information about current Parish Council projects and how you can get involved!

 

New Pathway Works to Begin at Recreation Ground

The Council’s contractor, Sutcliffe Play Ltd, will begin work on the new pathways around the recreation ground on Tuesday 23rd April. The paths will be gravel and provide a circular route around the recreation ground.

The work will start at the top of the field, away from the play equipment, until the holidays have finished. The work should take around three weeks to complete.

There will also be some new bike racks installed at the Village Hall end of the field.

You can view a plan of the new pathways by clicking the link below.

Dodderhill P.C.- Wychbold Rec Ground Pathway Plan

Notice of Uncontested Election

NOTICE OF UNCONTESTED ELECTION

Wychavon

Election of Parish Councillors for
Dodderhill
on
Thursday 2 May 2019

I, being the Returning Officer at the above election, report that the persons whose names appear below were duly elected Parish Councillors for Dodderhill.

Name of Candidate and Home Address

ADDY, Maureen
3 School Road, Wychbold, Droitwich, Worcester, WR9 7PU

DOW, Guy Nathan
42 School Road, Wychbold, Droitwich, WR9 7PU

HOWARTH, Susan Gail
4 Pear Tree Way, Wychbold, WR9 7JW

KEANE, Alyson Elizabeth
(Address in Wychavon)

WALTON, Jacquline
76 De Wyche Road, Wychbold, Droitwich, Worcester, WR9 7PN

WEBB, Douglas James
(Address in Wychavon)

Returning Officer, Wychavon District Council

Road Closure – Chequers Lane

PUBLIC NOTICE

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – SECTION 14 (AS AMENDED)

WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

NOTICE OF THE CLOSURE OF CHEQUERS LANE, DODDERHILL, WORCESTERSHIRE (“THE HIGHWAY”)

Reason for restriction: Drainage Work / Flood AlleviationThere is a need to close the highway in the following terms:-

  1. The effect of this Notice is that no vehicle shall proceed along that part of the highway from its junction with De Wyche Road to its junction with St Richards Road.
  2. This provision shall continue in force for a maximum of 5 days, however, it is anticipated that it will remain in force for 4 days commencing 9 April 2019.
  3. Alternative routes: – C2004 Stoke Road, M5 Junction 5 to Junction 6 on slip, A38 Motorway Junction, A38 Worcester Road, Chequers Lane and vice versa.

Nothing in this Notice shall prevent at any time access for pedestrians to any premises situated on or adjacent to the highway, or to any other premises accessible for pedestrians from and only from the highway.

SIMON MALLINSON

Head of Legal and Democratic Services

Date 9 April 2019

Chequers Lane Droitwich WR9 7PH – Road Closure And Diversion

 

 

 

Dodderhill Parish Council – Council Tax 2019/2020

Dodderhill Parish Council have agreed to increase their share of the Council Tax by 35% to £49.47 per year for a Band D taxpayer.

This sounds like a lot, but in real terms is just a 25p per week increase to allow the Council to insure and maintain the fabulous new facilities at the recreation ground and to build up a small fund to replace/enhance the equipment in the future. This comes after years of council tax freezes and is still well below the national average parish charge of £64.05.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Parish Clerk at dodderhillpc@gmail.com.

Great British Spring Clean – Keep Dodderhill and Wychbold Tidy!

Help Keep Dodderhill and Wychbold Litter Free!

Dodderhill Parish Council and McDonalds (Wychbold) have joined forces to participate in Keep Britain Tidy’s  Great British Spring Clean!

The date for our event will be the weekend of

Sat and Sun 13th/14th April 2019

You are invited to join us as a volunteer at the event by sending your name and contact details to either Dodderhill Parish Council, dodderhillpc@gmail.com or McDonalds, 01264@uk.mcd.com.

We will contact you with further details when areas have been allocated. (Tell us if you would like a particular area)

All HV tabards, litter grabbers, gloves and recycling bags will be provided by McDonalds. The event will be run from either Wychbold Village Hall and/or McDonalds, Worcester Road, Wychbold. Should you have any further concerns with litter either before or after this event, then please advise using the above email details, giving location etc. McDonalds will endeavour to visit these areas and litter pick.

Any details given in relation to this event will be held securely and will not be used for any other purpose . You can check either party ’s Privacy Statement by referring to their web sites.

You can also register via the Keep Britain Tidy website where we have our own listing for the event.

Download the Event Poster here and feel free to share! 

Wychavon Village of Culture 2019 – Dodderhill Parish!

We’ve only gone and won the Wychavon Village of Culture 2019! 

The Parish Council put forward some ideas to Wychavon DC based on the criteria to “encourage the use of culture as a catalyst for change”. In brief, the Parish Council will have £5000 and now need to:
 
1. Form a committee to oversee the spending of the money;
2. Produce an application process for community groups to apply for funding;
3. Provide Wychavon DC with a project portfolio for the whole year prior to them releasing the money;
4. Include the history of the BBC towers within the programme;
5. Recognise that this is a tool to get projects up and running within Dodderhill parish, not just Wychbold;
6. Ensure any project has the capability of reaching and engaging with the whole community.
 
The next steps will be discussed at the next meeting of the Parish Council on 4th March 2019.

New Parish Clerk

Dodderhill Parish Council have appointed a new Parish Clerk following the departure of David Hunter-Miller. The Parish Council are very grateful to David for the hard work and dedication he has shown to the Council during his time as Clerk and would like to wish him well for the future.

The new Clerk is Nick Farress who was chosen following interviews held on Friday 11th January 2019.

Nick can be contacted by e-mail at dodderhillpc@gmail.com or by telephone on 07858 827254