Worcestershire Passenger Transport Survey

The Worcestershire Passenger Transport Strategy is now available online.

The Worcestershire County Council Passenger Transport Team have already been out to several locations across the county to engage with members of the public, schools, surgeries, hospitals and libraries to promote consultation of their Strategy.

For more information including how to take part, see the links below.  Further dates for August and September will follow.

Hard copies of these documents, and paper copies of the consultation questionnaire, are available in Libraries.


Worcestershire Passenger Transport Strategy – A5 Leaflet 


South Worcestershire Development Plan Review

A new page has been created on the DPC website in relation to the South Worcestershire Development Plan Review. Residents are encouraged to read the information via the links provided and use the interactive map to see how the Plan may affect Dodderhill parish and Wychbold in the future. The Plan is due to go to the “preferred options” stage in November 2019.

Please note that the Parish Council have no powers to directly influence this Local Plan Review and it is being conducted by Wychavon District Council as the Local Planning Authority. The Parish Council will of course take part in any further consultations in relation to the parish later this year. Residents can also respond directly to the consultation and are encouraged to do so.



County Council Chairman’s Update

A Word From The Chairman, Dodderhill’s County Councillor

As well as helping with problems you may have with County which I will always endeavour to sort out, I thought you might be interested to know what a Chairman of County gets up to in the meantime.

On Thursday May 16th I was installed as Chairman in the Chamber at County Hall. I caused something of a surprise when I announced that as Chair I was going to remain impartial and not vote on any motion (which previous Chairs have done) because I felt that voting would immediately destroy the whole essence of neutrality and impartiality. This caused something of a stir. So did about 100 climate change protesters filling the Chamber and completely upsetting the agenda. I spent most of the morning quelling the possibility of rioting and people glueing themselves to my desk. As it turned out most of them were better behaved than some councillors, but it was a baptism of fire certainly. I eventually got home at about 5.30pm after having been at County Hall from 8am… exhausted.

The next day I officiated at a Citizenship Ceremony with the Lord Lieutenant. There were 25 new citizens from amongst others, Poland, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Holland and Oregon USA. I find it fascinating chatting to them all after the ceremony. At the beginning I have to stand up and tell them about the county they have chosen to live in and the more I research the more I realise that Worcestershire, one of the smallest counties in England punches way above its weight in so many areas. I have chosen to concentrate on sport, music and business in my year in all three categories of which we excel.

Saturday I attended the annual concert of our young musicians in the University Arena. Worcestershire Youth Music is now part of Severn Arts a newly formed self-governing charity. The concert was brilliant and the finale saw all the musicians, all 250 of them from the youngest aged 7 to those about to leave school and go to college on stage. It took 5 conductors to hold them all together as they played an arrangement of Ravel’s Bolero specially written for them. I have never seen/heard anything like it in my life, simply magnificent. And there were many, many proud parents, grandparents and siblings in the audience who applauded for what seemed ages afterwards. Difficult to follow but I had to then thank everyone and I urged the musicians not to give up playing when they left school or college, like I did, only returning to playing in a band in my 70s and wishing I had done it many years earlier!

On Monday evening I had a lesson in using a Twitter account under the name @ChairmanWorcscc which apparently is the County’s way of informing the public of my activities. I have never used Twitter before and am still wary of it. Some of the comments I have read from people are extreme and grossly discourteous. I will however persevere. I took the day off on Tuesday to attend the Shelsley Walsh Driving School hoping that I can knock a couple of second off my time in competition this season, before my wife makes me sell the MGC Sebring because she says I am too old and my reactions are not what they used to be to drive quickly. As you might expect I disagree but am sure to lose the argument!

Wednesday evening I attended the Severn Arts performance in Worcester Cathedral, a gathering of children from schools throughout the county who guided us around the ancient building in a mix of dance, drama, voice and music. It was a magical evening. The talent we have in this county is extraordinary.

Thursday was a meeting at Chateau Impney to meet the owner Rod Spollon and talk about his speed event in July and how that contributes to both the economic success and the motor sport image (eg Shelsley Walsh, Morgan Car Company) of this county.

Friday we drove to Hereford for the installation of its new county Chairman Sebastian Bowen. Again I made the vote of thanks.

Next week just 3 engagements..so far!

Cllr Peter Tomlinson

Joint Project to Improve Village Hall

The Parish Council and Wychbold Village Hall Management Committee would like to hear the community’s ideas for improving the Village Hall.

Funding is available from Wychavon District Council’s Legacy Fund and the Council and Village Hall Committee are working together on an application for a share of this money (up to £100,000) to make improvements to the Hall for the benefit of the community.

There are a number of “workshops” planned at the Village Hall that are open to the community to attend, share ideas and learn more about what the Village Hall could provide in the future, should the application for funding be successful.

The first workshop is on Tuesday 28th May at 7.oopm and will look at how the Hall can become more environmentally friendly and reduce running costs. Download the posters below for details about further workshop dates.

Community consultation workshop 1

Community consultation workshop 2

Community consultation workshop 3

Community consultation workshop 4

More information about the project can be obtained from the Parish Clerk – dodderhillpc@gmail.com

Parish Council Summer 2019 Newsletter

The Parish Council’s Summer 2019 Newsletter is now available for download. You can also find copies of the Newsletter at locations around the parish.

Summer Newsletter Page 1

Summer Newsletter Page 2

Annual Parish Meeting – 14th May 2019




TUESDAY 14th MAY 2019 at 7.00pm




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



Election of Parish Councillors for
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





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.


Head of Legal and Democratic Services

Date 9 April 2019

Chequers Lane Droitwich WR9 7PH – Road Closure And Diversion