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
Dodderhill Parish Council are starting to make plans for community events to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend 2022. We would like to undertake different events to cover all ages of the community, very similar to the previous events for the last jubilee and royal wedding. The Parish Council would like to invite you to […]
Calling Volunteers. Are their any volunteers within the community who would like to get involved in Community Projects and Event planning Please send your details to
From Monday 19 July most legal restrictions introduced to help control the spread of coronavirus will be lifted. This does not mean the pandemic is over though. In our district infection rates are high and now at levels we have not seen since late January/early February this year. You can view the figures on […]
Have you taken Wychavon’s £5 challenge? Throughout July, residents of Wychavon are being encouraged to spend £5 a week in an independent shop or hospitality business in Pershore, Evesham, Droitwich Spa and Broadway. Wychavon District Council’s £5 challenge, which has been inspired by Totally Locally’s national Fiver Fest campaign, was created because a study by […]
Good afternoon The Electoral Registration Officer is starting the register of elector annual canvass which we still need to do by law and will be sending out communications during July, August and September. We try to use technology as much as possible to reduce the number of paper forms we have to post and have […]