Dodderhill Parish Council Bi-Election on Thursday the 26th March 2020 at Dodderhill Village Hall – CANCELLED

Due to the restrictions on public gatherings and meetings due to the Coronavirus Pandemic the Dodderhill Parish Council Bi-Election on Thursday the 26th March at Dodderhill Village Hall has been cancelled. A further date will be set for this when Government restrictions on public gatherings are lifted.


This has been confirmed by Electoral Services at Wychavon District Council

COVID-19: Five steps to look after yourself and others

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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.


Get involved with the Police Budget with live Question and Answer session on Monday 20th January from 7pm on PCC facebook page (@WestMerciaPCC)


As the Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion, begins to set the budget for the next financial year, he wants to hear questions from the public, to put the Chief Constable.
How would you like to see your money spent? How would you like to see resources prioritised? What would you do differently?

Budget and resources will be the focus of the next live question and answer session taking place on Monday 20th January 2020 from 7pm, streamed live on the PCC’s facebook page (@WestMerciaPCC). There will be opportunity to submit questions in advance, or live during the broadcast. The Commissioner and his Deputy Tracey Onslow will put the questions to West Mercia Police Chief Constable Anthony Bangham, and new Deputy Chief Constable Julian Moss.

Commissioner John Campion said “It’s important that tax payers have a say in how their money is spent, and that resources are used wisely on the issues that matter the most. In previous years the public have helped to shape decisions leading to an uplift in officer numbers making the police more visible and accessible. This is an opportunity to have your say at the highest level, in the most open and transparent way.”

Questions can be submitted in advance via a Facebook comment or private message, or via email to .">http://.
For more information about how you can take part visit:


Invitation to All Residents


In association with the Worcestershire Association of Local Councils, Dodderhill Parish Council would like to invite you to join us to learn more about how the Parish Council is run on behalf of the residents of Wychbold and the wider parish of Dodderhill.


In the Village Hall, School Road, Wychbold


Refreshments will be available!

We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions

Council Surgery in Wychbold

The Councils providing services in Wychbold and Dodderhill will be on hand to answer questions, provide information and discuss any concerns residents may have at an event in Wychbold Village Hall.

The event will take place on Monday 30th September 2019 at 6.30pm.

Representatives from Worcestershire County Council, Wychavon District Council and Dodderhill Parish Council will be in attendance, so do come along with those burning questions!

Village Hall and Open Space Funding Update


Village Hall and Open Space Funding Update

By now or in the next few days you will receive a pack containing details of the new and exciting plans the Parish Council have to give the community a Village Hall to serve the whole of the community in the future and to further improve the open space areas.

The pack contains a questionnaire/survey that can either be returned by post or by hand or completed online.

The “QR” code in the top right hand corner of the survey form gives the online address or you can manually enter it in your browser of choice as per below.


On the Open Space Area Project we have also taken feedback from issues raised by the Allotment Working Group and also the young people within the community who talked passionately about their desire for a “Pump Track” at a recent council meeting.


In relation to the Village Hall project, the application needs to show the need for the community to have a Village Hall fit for the 21st century that enables and supports revenue generation and usage opportunities that a new vibrant Village Hall will bring for the benefit of the whole community.


Other supporting factors such as the issue of toilet facility access for the recreation ground also align with the concerns raised by the Village Hall Committee and therefore are at the heart of the plans for the new Village Hall.

The Parish Council reiterate our standing that we are open to work with all to deliver this vision.

Please take your time to read the booklets and give your feedback via the survey.

Car Park Closed

The car park at the Recreation Ground off School Road will be closed from Wednesday to Friday this week for maintenance work. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Tree Work at Piper’s Hill Common

Please see below communication received from Worcestershire Wildlife Trust:

I am a Reserve Officer for Worcestershire Wildlife Trust and, out of courtesy, just wanted to let you know about some work we have planned in your area. We own and manage Piper’s Hill Common SSSI (also known as Dodderhill Common and Hanbury Woods), which you may well be familiar with as the B4091 runs straight through it.  If not, it is a 15.5ha site which is a former wood pasture and has over 200 veteran trees.

You may well know that ash dieback has arrived in Worcestershire and it is already having a noticeable effect on some of our county’s trees. As land managers we are taking it very seriously but we are assessing it on a case by case basis and don’t intend to clear-fell areas of ash trees because we’re hoping to identify disease-resistant individuals.  However, we have a significant number of ash trees along the roadside at Piper’s Hill and these pose a health and safety risk to drivers travelling past the nature reserve on this busy road; ash dieback can cause trees to suddenly lose limbs or to fall over. Consequently, this winter we are planning on removing the ash alongside both sides of the road in a strip that’s about 15m wide (ie within falling distance of the road). We understand the shock that visitors and passers-by will have when they see such a familiar area change quite quickly but we won’t be removing every tree, just the ash and any other that are leaning hazardously into the road. Our priority here is the safety of road-users but we’re also relieved that, whilst we’re losing some of our ash trees, part of the by-product of this work will benefit the trees that are left behind, particularly the older ones. As we are working, we will also be taking the opportunity to clear some space around some of these veteran trees, which will help to increase their longevity.

Any queries about this work can be directed to the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust – or 01905 754919