Wyre Piddle Parish Council Planning Protocol

The below document will be used when the Parish Council consult on all Planning applications, this was adopted in March 2024

Wyre Piddle Planning Protocol 2024

Community transport scheme

Bishampton and Throckmorton PC are currently exploring an opportunity for a Community Bus service in conjunction with Pershore volunteer centre.   We think that we have options on support funding for a 6 month trial if we can demonstrate enough interest and potential demand for such a service.

They are looking at one  (possibly two) days a week and the service would have a pre-booking element.  The idea would be to operate from the villages to Pershore, with a few hours in Pershore and then a return.  Passengers could expect to pay a small fare to assist with costs.

They thought that Hill and Moor and Wyre Piddle communities might also would be logical inclusions as they lie proximate to the route.

They are trying to get evidence of potential demand by running an online survey – and with neighbouring parishes in mind, have included a “starting location” box on the survey form with Hill and Moor and Wyre Piddle as options.

If you think that such a service may benefit our community,  please share with  your neighbours and ask them to fill in the form below if they would be interested.

Survey page link  –  https://batpc.org.uk/combus

Parish Councillor Vacancies

The Parish Council currently has two Councillor vacancies- could this be you?

The Parish Council meets bi-monthly usually on the last Thursday of the month, the next meeting is Thursday 28th March at 7:30pm in the Village Hall why not come along and see what happens.

Please contact the clerk if you would like more information on what being a councillor involves

Wyre Piddle Parish Councillor vacancies

There are currently two Councillor vacancies for Wyre Piddle Parish Council, please see below:

Vacancy Notice Wyre Piddle Parish Council

Vacancy notice Wyre Piddle Parish Council 2

Please contact the Clerk Lisa Cope if you would be interested in joining! The Parish Council meet bi-monthly on a Thursday in the Village Hall

NOTICE OF ELECTION – ELECTION OF DISTRICT COUNCILLORS 2023

NOTICE OF ELECTION DISTRICT 9TH MARCH 23

NOTICE OF ELECTION DISTRICT 9TH MARCH 23

Wychavon District Council – £30,000 fund for Coronation Celebrations to Town and Parish Councils

£30,000 fund for Coronation Celebrations

 

A £30,000 fund is being made available to town and parish councils to support celebrations to mark the Coronation of King Charles III.

 

Wychavon will be contacting town and parish councils directly in the next few weeks to tell them how they can access the money, which can be spent on street parties and community events over the Coronation Weekend. 

 

As well as the dedicated fund, Wychavon is also scrapping fees for road closure notices for anyone holding a street party to celebrate the Coronation. 

 

His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort will be crowned on Saturday 6 May at Westminster Abbey. The following day the Coronation Big Lunch takes place where neighbours and communities are invited to share food and fun together. On the evening a special Coronation Concert will be broadcast live from Windsor Castle. 

 

On Monday 8 May, the public are being urged to take part in The Big Help Out by volunteering or joining projects to support their local area. 

 

Organisations and community projects that have volunteering opportunities available are being urged to register them with Wychavon who will help promote them to the public. 

 

Cllr Rob Adams, Executive Board Member for Stronger Communities, Culture and Sport on Wychavon District Council, said: “After the success of our Platinum Jubilee Fund last year which gave £15,000 to town and parish councils to support those celebrations, we’ve decided to double the support on offer this time. 

 

“The Coronation Weekend is a wonderful opportunity for friends, families and communities to spend time together celebrating what will be a wonderful occasion for our nation. I also hope lots of people will take the chance to do some volunteering with some of the many wonderful voluntary and community groups we have here in Wychavon.”

 

For more information about Coronation events in Wychavon visit www.wychavon.gov.uk/coronation.

Would you like to be a councillor?

Would you like to be a councillor?

Special sessions are being held for anyone wishing to stand in this year’s local elections.

Elections to Wychavon District Council and parish and town councils across the district take place on 4 May 2023. To stand for election candidates need to be at least 18 years old and be a British citizen or eligible Commonwealth or EU citizen.

They must also meet certain criteria which will be explained at the Wychavon Nomination sessions, or alternatively can be found on the Electoral Commission website: https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/candidate-or-agent

Applicants do not have to represent a particular political party but can stand as independent. Anyone wanting to stand on behalf of a political party should contact their local office for more information.

The deadline for nominations for this election is 4pm on Tuesday, 4 April 2023.

Wychavon is holding two sessions to guide people through the nomination process, what is required of candidates during the election and key dates. Sessions are being held at the Civic Centre in Queen Elizabeth Drive, Pershore from 5pm to 7pm on Tuesday 21 February and Thursday 23 February. The content will be the same at each session.

To book a place at one of the sessions, or to raise any questions, email .

Wychavon’s share of the Council Tax bill could be frozen for the sixth year running if proposals put forward by councillors are accepted.

Council Tax freeze proposed again

Wychavon’s share of the Council Tax bill could be frozen for the sixth year running if proposals put forward by councillors are accepted.

If approved the freeze would mean by March next year, £2.7 million will have been kept in the pockets of Wychavon residents.

Keeping Council Tax on hold is one of a number of proposals put forward at a meeting on Wednesday (1 February) by Wychavon’s Executive Board to support residents and improve the district.

Another £1million was announced for community projects through Wychavon’s Community Legacy Grants scheme, which will open to applications in early 2024.

A pledge was made to continue to work with partners to provide practical advice and support to residents with the cost of living crisis, backed by £50,000 of new funding.

Councillors also proposed £75,000 to recruit a financial inclusion officer as part of Wychavon’s Housing Service to offer direct support to people in financial difficulty.

Parish and town councils will also get £30,000 to support street parties and events to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III.

There were also new environmental commitments made. Wychavon, working with its contractor FCC Environment, will spent £210,000 over the next two years to begin phasing in the use of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) to FCC’s bin collection and street sweeping fleet. HVO can cut carbon emissions by 90% compared to diesel. The move follows a successful trial of the fuel in 2022.

Funding of £70,000 will also be made available to each of Wychavon’s leisure centres to pay for swimming pool covers. Pool covers can cut energy consumption by about 50% helping to cut fuel bills for Wychavon’s leisure centres as well as slash carbon emissions.

All of the proposals will now go to a meeting of Wychavon’s full Council on February 22 for final approval.

Cllr Bradley Thomas, Leader of Wychavon District Council, said: “Wychavon already has the fourth lowest Council Tax charge of any district council in the country. By keeping our part of the bill on hold for a sixth year running we’re keeping money in residents’ pockets so they can spend it on their priorities, like household bills and essentials.

 

“Even though we’re freezing our part of the bill, as our other spending announcements show, we’re still committed to improving Wychavon by investing in our communities, supporting people when they need us most and protecting our environment.”