The Parish Council is looking to produce a Neighbourhood Development Plan. This is a statutory document that will set out a vision for the future of the parish, along with policies on: where development should go what sort of facilities need to be provided what improvements are needed in the area The aim is to […]
Website for Dodderhill Parish Council
The parish council usually meet at 7:30pm on the 2nd Tuesday of every month (NB please check the time on the Agenda for the meeting you wish to attend). Everyone is welcome to attend and listen to the proceedings. There is a public open session at each meeting to allow members of the public to question the council and this is followed by formal council business.
There are thirteen voluntary councillors and one professional Parish Clerk. If a vacancy occurs on the council then it is normally advertised via the notice boards, website and magazine. If you would like to join and help build our community please come along to a meeting or contact the Parish Clerk for further details.
What does Dodderhill Parish Council do?
Dodderhill Parish Council is a small local authority that represents the first level of local government. As it is the authority closest to the people, parish councils are invariably the first place people will go with concerns or ideas and for this reason they are a vital part of any community.
Parish councils have a wide range of powers, duties and responsibilities which are essentially related to local matters. Here are just some of Dodderhill Parish Council’s responsibilities:
- Owns and maintains the playing fields and open space around Wychbold Village Hall, including the children’s play area and multi-use games court.
- Owns Wychbold Village Hall.
- Provides and maintains the bus shelters and litter/dog waste bins.
- Employs a Lengthsman, as part of the County Council Lengthsman Scheme, to carry out extra maintenance around the village. This may include the cleaning of signs, clearing of drains and removal of vegetation from public areas and footpaths.
- Comments on all planning applications in the parish. Wychavon District Council then makes the final decision, taking into account our views along with the planning rules and regulations.
Where do Parish Councils get their funding?
- Each year the council raises a ‘precept’ on council tax payers to cover the cost of running expenses.
- By applying for project-specific grants (for example Lottery funding, Lengthsman Scheme, Local Authority grants).
- Via the levy imposed on some types of building development (known as Section 106 funding). This money can only be spent on specific projects as set out in each planning agreement.
Latest News Items
Clerk to the Council/Responsible Financial Officer The Parish Council is seeking to appoint a Clerk to the Council/Responsible Financial Officer with a high level of professionalism and organisational skills. The applicant will be an excellent communicator who can work well both within a team and on their own. The Council is seeking someone who preferably […]
Join and be an active member of our local community and help us with crime and safety, planning issues, environment, highways and local services. You must: • be over 18 and on the electoral register or a resident of the Parish or live within three miles of the Parish as the crow flies or own […]
The Parish Council is holding its Annual Meeting of the Council at 7PM on Tuesday 8th May and the Annual Parish Meeting at 7PM on Tuesday 15th May 2018. The Annual Meeting of the Council is where we elect a chairman and review policies and procedures. The Annual Parish Meeting is not a formal council […]
Chequers Lane, Wychbold – Affordable Housing A planning application is being prepared for a proposal comprising 100% affordable housing on land at Chequers Lane, Wychbold. This site has previously been granted planning permission for 36 dwellings (Council ref. W/11/02571/OU, PINS ref. APP/H1840/A/12/2171973, Reserved Matters approval W/13/00618/RM). This consent has since lapsed. An public exhibition on […]
In October 2017 Worcestershire Regulatory Services conducted an assessment of nitrogen dioxide levels in the area. The assessment was based on monitoring data and a detailed dispersion model. The assessment concluded that the Annual Mean Objective for Nitrogen Dioxide is being exceeded and is likely to continue to be exceeded. As part of their Local […]
Join and be an active member of our local community and help us with crime and safety, planning issues, environment, highways and local services. You must: • be over 21 and on the electoral register or a resident of the Parish or live within three miles of the Parish as the crow flies or own […]