Zoom Registration details for the forthcoming Ordinary Parish Council Meeting to be held on Monday 5th October 2020 at 7.30pm

October Ordinary Meeting of the Parish Council.

I hereby give notice of an Ordinary Parish Council Meeting of DODDERHILL PARISH COUNCIL which will be held on Zoom on MONDAY October 5th 2020 starting at 7.30pm, to which Councillors are summoned for the transaction of the following business.

Signed – Carole Hirst (Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer – Dodderhill Parish Council

Please Register in advance for this meeting:

To attend the meeting you will need to sign up for a FREE Zoom Account once you have downloaded Zoom.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom containing information about joining the meeting.

 

 

Extra Ordinary Parish Council Meeting scheduled for Monday 21st September at 7.30pm via Zoom.

Extra Ordinary Meeting of the Parish Council.

I hereby give notice of an Extra-Ordinary Parish Council Meeting of DODDERHILL PARISH COUNCIL which will be held on Zoom on MONDAY 21st September 2020 starting at 7.30pm, to which Councillors are summoned for the transaction of the following business.

Signed – Alyson Keane – Chairman of the Council

Alyson Keane

Register in advance for this meeting:

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Enclosures will be added as they are received by the Parish Council. Please keep checking the website between now and 12 noon on Monday 21st September 2020

 

A Q&A overview will be uploaded and updated as the question come in for all to see.

 

The current project has no relation to any other area of the Parish except the recreation field and only the project will be dealt with at this meeting.

 

If you have any queries regarding the reports or items on the agenda you wish to raise at the meeting please complete the form and forward to the clerk at which is linked below. This will enable a more detailed response if appropriate to be produced.

 FORM LINK BELOW.

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Agenda 21st Sept 2020 EGM

Item 5 – Recreational Plan With Proposed Changes

Item 5- Bio-Diversity Report

Item 5 – Severn Trent Water Letter

Item 5 – Allotment Information

Item 5 – Allotment Correspondance – Requests From Committee – Wychbold Allotment Working Group

Item 5 – Allotment Questionnaire – Sent out 7th July 2020

Item 5 Funding – Dodderhill PC – open space project outcome

Item 5 – Misc – Dodderhill Parish Council – Open Space – LGA – Risk Assessment

Item 5 – Dodderhill Parish Council Open Space LGA Supporting Documents

Item 5 – Wychbold Section 106 funding

Item 5 – Pre-planning advice Report for new entrance

ITEM 5 Play England Guidance

Item 5 Community involvement survey results

Item 5 Miscellaneous Information – Community survey comments

Item 5 Miscellaneous – Dodderhill Parish Council allotment gate proposal pre planning advice

Item 5 Pump Track decision making process_

Question and Answer – Question – MB

Statement from Dodderhill Parish Council

Statement from Dodderhill Parish Council

Following community discussions on social media, Dodderhill Parish Council will hold a public meeting to discuss the Pump Track (and by extension the allotment gate and hedge).

We currently are awaiting further information and once this has been received, we will publish the date of the meeting.

Thank you,

Cllr Alyson Keane

Chair of Dodderhill Parish Council

Here 2 Help You! Find out more about Crowdfund Worcestershire at latest online event

Here 2 Help You! Find out more about Crowdfund Worcestershire at latest online event

Has lockdown given you an idea of how you could improve things for your local community? If so, the County Council wants to hear from you.

Charities, local organisations and individuals across the county are being encouraged to join an hour long online event to learn about how they could fund their community project ideas through Crowdfund Worcestershire.

The latest event is running on Friday 4th September from 12-1pm.

Worcestershire County Council, alongside Malvern and Wychavon District Councils, are inviting anyone who may have a project idea that will support their local community, no matter how big or how small to join the latest online event.

Your project idea must be around the following themes:

    • Food Poverty – predominately focused on families
    • Social isolation/befriending – looking at virtual community connections / or adapted schemes that comply with social distancing.
    • Return to work – helping people prepare for a return to work or helping them into work.
    • Maintaining our volunteering offer – helping to create a legacy of community and volunteer action post Covid-19.
    • Healthy communities – activities to improve the health and wellbeing of your local community
    • Ticket to ride – transport projects that are sustainable, innovative, citizen-led and community-based to support increase resilience and boost connectivity of communities in Wychavon and Malvern by improving local people’s ability to travel to services and opportunities for social interaction.

The Crowdfund Worcestershire initiative has been launched to help build on the success of its Here2Help community campaign.

It is there to give anyone who lives locally who might have ideas about how to improve their community the opportunity to gain much needed funding through Spacehive, a crowdfunding platform.

Worcestershire County Council will be working with Spacehive on the initiative with a funding pot of £85,000 which they hope will at least double for the projects through the crowdfunding they will carry out themselves, with help and support along the way from Spacehive.

This funding, via the same Spacehive platform, will be led by Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils and there’s pledges of up to £50,000 up for grabs for this first round.

 

Spacehive is a funding platform that brings together people, businesses, councils and foundations to collaboratively fund projects that communities want.

Councillor Lucy Hodgson, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Communities, said: “It’s great that we’re able to continue the community spirit generated from Here 2 Help, it has proven really successful, and we must hold on to it, as we look forward to the future and the recovery phase.

“So if you have an idea on how a to support your local community, then join the online event to find out more about how Crowdfund Worcestershire may be able with funding to get your project off the ground or improve on what you are already delivering.

The hour long event is a great way to learn more and ask any questions you may have. It could be the gateway to getting funding from the Council and from your local community.

“You know what your community needs best as you understand the challenges and opportunities your  local area and this model puts you and your ideas in the driving seat.”

If local people and organisations have an project idea they will need to register their idea on the Crowdfund Worcestershire platform by 30th September, clearly outlining how they may be able to help maintain progress in the key areas.

To find out more information about Crowdfunding Worcestershire and book your place on the event on 4th September, please visit the dedicated pages on Spacehive.

Wychavon District Council’s Annual Residents’ Survey Returns

Annual Residents’ Survey returns

Residents are being encouraged to share their views on a variety of different topics as part of Wychavon’s Residents’ Survey.

The annual questionnaire, which will run from 6 September to 4 October, will give people across the district an opportunity to say what they think of their local area and services.

This year, the survey includes questions on how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted residents, as well as the response and support provided by the council. It will also ask questions about such issues as litter and homelessness.

Feedback will be used to improve services and the ongoing recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. A summary of the results will be published anonymously on the council website.

Last year, the survey received 1,140 responses, with traffic congestion, crime, public transport, litter and recycling voted as the top priorities for Wychavon residents.

The survey takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete but progress can be saved so it can be completed in stages.

Cllr Bradley Thomas, Leader of Wychavon District Council, said: “The views of our residents really matter to us and we are encouraging as many people as possible to tell us what they think. This year has been difficult for everyone and we have been amazed at the community spirit across the district.

“We would like to thank all of our residents for their amazing volunteering efforts as well as our staff and councillors at Wychavon who have gone above and beyond to maintain services and to provide support. Receiving feedback on this will allow us to make improvements where needed”.

To be the first to receive the survey, please sign up for email updates by visiting www.wychavon.gov.uk/consultations. The survey will also be available at this link from 6 September until midnight on 4 October.

Paper copies can be sent on request, please call Customer Services on 01386 565000

Dodderhill Parish Council “Ordinary Parish Council” Meeting Scheduled for Monday 7th September is Postponed

Dodderhill Parish Council has postponed its Parish Council meeting scheduled for Monday 7th September at 7.30pm via Zoom.

This will be re-scheduled as soon as is practicable, later in the month.

The Parish Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Carole Hirst

Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

Worcestershire County Council- #HandsFaceSpace Campaign

Worcestershire County Council is creating a #HandsFaceSpace video campaign to encourage people to follow social distancing rules – wash your hands regularly, wear face coverings and keep a safe distance – and they need your support.

The campaign is focused on asking people to create short videos to tell us why sticking to the ‘Hands, Face, Space’ guidance matters to them.

We want you to share your story by sending us a 50 second max, selfie-style video (landscape if possible), explaining why the government’s #HandsFaceSpace guidance matters to you personally. Maybe your loved ones have been shielding, or getting your business going relies on everybody following the guidelines? Perhaps you haven’t been able to regularly see your grandchildren, or you’ve really missed meeting up with friends?

We want to encourage more people to follow the guidelines and will be sharing your video across our website and social media channels.

Watch an example video using this link: https://we.tl/t-qOdDvXPrJU

Tips for recording your video:

  • Use a smartphone and if possible, record your video in landscape
  • 50 seconds max
  • Don’t worry if it’s not perfect, we just want to hear from you
  • Please don’t read from a script, just chat normally.
  • We’d like personal stories, to help others understand why it matters to everyone to follow the guidance.
  • Don’t worry about the public health messages, we will add a slide at the end of the video, which reminds everyone of the hands, face, space message.

Video files are usually too large for email so we suggest sending them to us using www.wetransfer.com. Just follow the instructions on screen to attach your file and in the ‘send to’ box use the email

Sharing your #HandsFaceSpace message will help us to continue keeping people safe. Many thanks for your support

 

Calling Community Project Creators!!! £85,000 funding available!!

Crowdfund Worcestershire has been launched by Worcestershire County Council to help local organisations gain funding through the Spacehive crowdfunding platform – www.spacehive.com/movement/worcs

Worcestershire County Council has a funding pot of £85,000 available through Crowdfund Worcestershire to support organisations in their bid to help in the county’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic – https://www.spacehive.com/movement/worcs/supporters

This is an opportunity for organisations that have project ideas, which need financial backing, to create a project on Spacehive and pitch for a pledge via the Crowdfund Worcestershire platform by 30th September 2020, clearly outlining how they may be able to help maintain progress in these five key areas:

o             Food Poverty – predominately focused on families.

o             Social isolation/befriending – looking at virtual community connections / or adapted schemes that comply with social distancing.

o             Return to work – helping people prepare for a return to work or helping them into work.

o             Maintaining our volunteering offer – helping to create a legacy of community and volunteer action post Covid-19.

o             Healthy Communities – activities to improve the health and wellbeing of your local community.

Projects may also qualify for pledges from the County Councillor’s Divisional Fund.

In addition, organisations in Malvern Hills and Wychavon will also have the chance to tap into pledges for community based transport projects. This funding, via the same Spacehive platform, will be led by Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils and there’s pledges of up to £50,000 up for grabs for this first round.

If you would like to find out how you can create a project and access funding please register for the FREE on-line events taking place on the 13th August and 4th September  by visiting https://www.spacehive.com/movement/worcs/news  Project Creator Workshop and click on BOOK A PLACE.

New crowdfunding initiative set to boost funding for local projects 

New crowdfunding initiative set to boost funding for local projects 

Charities and local organisations in Worcestershire are to get a helping hand with new projects thanks to an exciting funding scheme being launched by the County Council

The initiative, called Crowdfund Worcestershire, has been launched to help local organisations gain funding through Spacehive, a crowdfunding platform.

Worcestershire County Council, keen to build on the success of its Here2Help community campaign, has set up the initiative to give anyone who lives locally who might have ideas about how to improve their community the opportunity to gain much needed funding.

The Council will be working with Spacehive on the initiative and has an initial funding pot of £85,000 which they hope will at least double for the projects through the crowdfunding they will carry out themselves, with help and support along the way from Spacehive.

Councillor Lucy Hodgson, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Communities, said: “It’s great that we’re able to continue the community spirit generated from Here 2 Help, it has proven really successful, and we must hold on to it, as we look forward to the future and the recovery phase.

“Crowdfund Worcestershire is a great way for everyone to come together and help their local communities in whatever way they can.  Working in this way means that we’re able to do a better job of offering grant funding that can be increased with support from local residents and businesses, in order to better help those who need it. Local people are best placed to understand the challenges and opportunities in their local area and this model puts them and their ideas in the driving seat.”

The first round looks to support organisations in their bid to help in the county’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. The County Council is keen to hear from organisations that have project ideas which need financial backing around the following five key areas:

    • Food Poverty – predominately focused on families
    • Social isolation/befriending – looking at virtual community connections / or adapted schemes that comply with social distancing.
    • Return to work – helping people prepare for a return to work or helping them into work.
    • Maintaining our volunteering offer – helping to create a legacy of community and volunteer action post Covid-19.
    • Healthy Communities – activities to improve the health and wellbeing of your local community

Spacehive is a funding platform that brings together people, businesses, councils and foundations to collaboratively fund projects that communities want.

In addition to county wide project creators having the opportunity to pitch for the £85,000, available for ideas that support the wider county’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, organisations in Malvern Hills and Wychavon will also have the chance to tap into pledges for community based transport projects.

This funding, via the same Spacehive platform, will be led by Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils and there’s pledges of up to £50,000 up for grabs for this first round.

Charities and local organisations are being encouraged to create a project on Spacehive and pitch for a pledge via the Crowdfund Worcestershire platform by 30th September, by clearly outlining how they may be able to help maintain progress in the above key areas.

Spacehive will lead a programme of events for anyone who is interested in learning a little bit more or might want to discuss ideas that they would like to put forward. Free online events are taking place on the 13th August and 4th September. To book a place on these events, visit https://www.spacehive.com/movement/worcs/news

To find out more information about Crowdfunding Worcestershire, please visit the https://www.spacehive.com/movement/worcs or email

 

Dodderhill Parish Council re-opens Wychbold Recreational Area and Outdoor Gym.

Following our previous statement on 1/7/20, we are delighted to say that the Wychbold recreational area and outdoor gym are now open.  Equipment has been safety checked, and new signage has been put in place which gives guidelines on usage which must be observed.