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.
Website for Dodderhill Parish Council
The parish council usually meet at 7:30pm on the 1st Monday of every month via Zoom (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
Re: M5 junction 5, A38 roundabouts road markings I’m writing to inform you of some upcoming maintenance works on the M5 near Droitwich Spa. This work will be carried out by our contractor, Kier, on our behalf. What we’re doing and why? What are the benefits? We’ll be repainting the road markings and replacing the […]
Statement on behalf of Dodderhill Parish Council The Parish Council have sadly taken the decision that the recommendations at this time are not achievable to make a safe environment for the community. The Wychbold recreational area and outdoor gym will remain closed until further notice. Since the start of lockdown no safety checks have been […]
Government Legislation has changed for Parish Councils which came into force on the 4th April 2020 to enable Parish Councils across England to carry out their meetings. The change of legislation was introduced as a measure to support Parish Council during the COVID 19 Pandemic. Parish Councils are now permitted to hold their meetings remotely, […]
Key Messages As stated previously, 97% of Primary Schools are open for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 pupils. Up to 60% of eligible pupils attended last week but due to staffing and space constraints, some smaller schools have re-opened on a part time basis. Plans are being finalised for the phased return of pupils […]
Covid-19 (Coronavirus) update: 12 June 2020 You can keep up to date with all our public messaging by following our social media accounts or checking the coronavirus update page on our website. If you are aware of anyone who is vulnerable and in need, please make sure they fill in the form or call the number […]
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DOWNLOAD Vacancy Notice Councillor Dodderhill Parish Council PARISH OF DODDERHILL NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council. If by 9 June, 2020 (14 days excluding Dies Non, after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is […]
The Prime Minister announced some changes to the lockdown restrictions this week which came into force on Wednesday (13 May). The Government has produced some FAQs on what you can and cannot do to help you understand the changes. Although the infection rate is coming down, the virus has not gone away and we all still […]