Wyre Piddle Parish News Report – Wyre Piddle Parish Council October 2019 edition.

Wyre Piddle Parish News – October 2019

Keep Wyre Piddle Tidy!
Our village is now signed up for the Wychavon Adopt a street scheme. We have our own set of litter picking equipment and all we need to do is a litter pick 3 times a year. This can be at a time to suit and doesn’t have to be an organised community event. If you would like to volunteer to litter pick on your own street or any other problem area please can you get in touch with me and I can deliver you some pickers and further information. I have 10 sets altogether – one for me, so that makes 9 available for some other willing and able folk!
susanessex@wyrepiddlepc.org.uk

Smith’s Meadow
Smith’s Meadow new hedgerow weeding/pruning/top gate painting weekend will be on the weekend of November 2 & 3, at 10am, I have chosen this weekend as the wild life would of finish breeding and a lot of the vegetation would have died down a little. If anyone wishes to volunteer to support this event please contact myself on my mobile 07805651502 or email johnpaul@wyrepiddlepc.org.uk for more information.

We Don’t Buy Crime
The WDBC signs are up on all the main entrances into the Village. Councillor Wilks and I accompanied Timothy Williams on a very rainy day to put them up. Thanks to Timothy Williams and his able assistant Alan McFarland. Our thanks also go to The Chair, Councillor Paul who has erected the remaining A3 size WDBC signs all around the village.
I have a few A3 size WDBC signs left if anyone knows or thinks there is an area that needs one please get in touch. misanmcfarland@wyrepiddlepc.org.uk

Evesham Road
A request was made to Wychavon District Council to sweep the Evesham road, as the amount of debris in the gutters was considerable. This work was done but not to an acceptable standard, and the drainage gullies are in some cases blocked. There are still a lot of weeds growing in the gutters. However, we have been informed that the road will be resurfaced in October and it is assumed that the road will be properly cleaned before the resurfacing work is done.

Eastern Bridge
I am still getting complaints from villagers regarding the unauthorized use of the Eastern Bridge. Enquiries have been made to the West Mercian Operation Snap to see if any action is being taken. They have informed me that they are prosecuting offenders for red light offences, and are sending out warning letters for those using the key code to change the traffic lights. If they continue to use the key code, then they will also be prosecuted. lewissearle@wyrepiddlepc.org.uk

Wychavon Supporting Communities FREE WORKSHOPS

One of Wychavon District Council’s promises is to run a two year programme of workshops for parish and town councils and community groups on a range of topics that bring together successful examples and share best practice to enable others to implement their own solutions to local needs. The workshops are free for representatives of Wychavon based groups and organisations but advance booking is essential as we will only run a workshop if enough places are filled.

Free workshops
Play areas – maintenance and inspection
Tuesday 17 September 2019 | 10am – 12pm at Wychbold play area
This will take place at play area and will provide guidance on some of the main aspects of play equipment inspection and how to undertake an effective inspection. It will also cover how to respond when faults have been identified.

Tackling speeding in your parish
Monday 23 September 2019 | 6pm – 8pm in the Committee Rooms, Wychavon Civic Centre, Pershore, WR10 1PT
Details to be confirmed.

Flood awareness
Monday 30 September 2019 | 6pm – 8pm in the Committee Rooms, Wychavon Civic Centre, Pershore, WR10 1PT
With 2007 a distant memory for most, this workshop could act as a personal reminder for households about how to prepare and react to local flooding events. For your community as a whole it provides an opportunity to think and develop some actions to improve a community’s resilience.

Neighbourhood planning
Thursday 24 October 2019 | 6pm – 8pm at Wychavon Civic Centre, Pershore, WR10 1PT
This session will explore the benefits of preparing a neighbourhood plan, as providing an overview of the process and the support available to parish councils and neighbourhood plan groups. We will also share examples of adopted neighbourhood plans in the district.

Making the most of your village hall event
Saturday 19th October 2019 | 10.30am – 3pm at Wychavon Civic Centre, Pershore, WR10 1PT
This event will include a choice of four workshop sessions covering a range of topics. Two workshops will run from 10.30am-12noon (Improving your Village Hall and Funding) and two from 1-2pm (Marketing and Communications and Organising the Organisers) with a session from 2-3pm for questions and discussion. Lunch will be provided for those attending all day.

Event management
Monday 4 November 2019 | 6pm – 8pm at Wychavon Civic Centre, Pershore, WR10 1PT
We all do events, but are we being efficient?. This workshop aims to cover the basics of putting on events and will include some of the tools to help you save time and effort in running events.

Applying for funding
Tuesdays, 4 February, 25 February or 10 March 2020 | all 6.30pm – 8pm at Wychavon Civic Centre, Pershore, WR10 1PT
This workshop will look at how to identify your funding needs and how to raise funds through a range of methods including sponsorship, fundraising and grant applications.

CLICK HERE for more information and links to book a place on the courses

Piddle Post- September 2019- Parish Council Report

Piddle Post September 2019 Parish Council Report

The Eastern Railway Bridge
The bridge is now being monitored on a weekly basis and the traffic officers from Operation Snap are reviewing footage and taking appropriate action. This may mean that if you are a serial offender in using the bridge, you may soon be receiving summonses through the post on a regular basis. The bridge is closed to most traffic for a reason, and the parish council will ensure that the County Council and the Police continue to monitor the bridge on a regular basis. If you continue to use the bridge, you run the risk of prosecution.

Neighbourhood Watch
I have continued with Neighbourhood Watch duties, and membership is growing slowly. I have also had two volunteers for local coordinators in Church Street and the Poplar Avenue new estate area. You may not be a member of Neighbourhood Watch, but you can still download an app called WeAlert. It is a mobile phone app that allows users to easily share alerts by type, i.e. Burglary, Vandalism etc with each other, quickly and easily. It is another way we can all help to reduce crime in our village. If you have any questions, please contact Cllr Lew Searle on lewissearle@wyrepiddlepc.org.uk or on 07795 251549

We Don’t Buy Crime
We Don’t Buy Crime is a West Mercia Police initiative to reduce and disrupt the market for stolen goods, and to protect your home and possessions by making them less attractive to the would-be criminal. The police are working with a local business, SmartWater, to make use of the latest technologies to fight crime. Wyre Piddle has become a ‘We Don’t Buy Crime’ village, where every residential property has the opportunity to mark their possessions with SmartWater free of charge. Several events have been arranged for the distribution of Smartwater kits. The photo shows Timothy Williams from West Mercia Police putting up signs at the main entry points to the village accompanied by Cllrs Misan McFarland and Jenny Wilks. If you have not yet claimed your free kit contact Misan McFarland by email misanmcfarland@wyrepiddlepc.org.uk or on 07930 332363

Defibrillator
Some of you may have noticed we now have a second defibrillator in the village situated on the side of the Anchor. I would like to say a big thank you to Fabio and Paul at the Anchor for allowing us to home the unit there and to Peter Hurst and Richard Attwood for making the install happen. Our next steps are now to identify a group of people who are willing to be trained and to book this in.

Cllr Carole Townsend

Street Lighting
Cllr Susan Essex has investigated the charges for electricity used and has found we have been overcharged. She has negotiated a backdated refund and a new charge for the year. She will also be looking at alternative providers to see if we can get an even better deal when the contract is due for renewal. She is looking at the possibility of LED lights being installed which are cheaper to run and more eco-friendly.

Worcestershire Passenger Transport Survey
It is still not too late to complete the survey form for the Worcestershire Passenger Transport Survey and have your say on rural transport. Just type in Worcestershire Passenger Transport Survey in one of the search engines and it will bring it up. You can read what the County Council are doing about transport and then complete the survey. It is important to hear from as many people as possible. If you can speak to those without transport or the elderly, ask what do they need from public transport? How do they get to the doctors or the hospital, how do they manage with their shopping? You can then include their views with your own. Thank you, Cllr Lew Searle
The next meeting of the Parish Council is on Thursday 26th September at 7:30 in the Village Hall. All welcome. For general enquiries contact our Chair: Cllr John Paul johnpaul@wyrepiddlepc.org.uk 07805 651502

Malvern Hills and Wychavon Neighbourhood Watch Together Event at Leigh and Bransford Memorial Hall on Wednesday 25th September 19

Malvern Hills and Wychavon Neighbourhood Watch Together event on Wednesday 25 September 5-8pm Leigh and Bransford Memorial Hall Sherridge Road, Leigh Sinton, Malvern WR13 5DE.

This drop-in market place event is an opportunity for Parish Councils and residents from across Malvern Hills and Wychavon to find out how to go about creating a successful Neighbourhood Watch scheme for their community. The event will also enable current and aspiring members of Neighbourhood Watch schemes to discover services available to them within their community, that they can then signpost their scheme members to when required.
To help with attendance figures, please tell us you’re coming by visiting the link below.

CLICK HERE FOR neighbourhoodwatchtogetherevent.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Contact details for volunteer services who help to take older people to the shops

Cllr. Misan McFarland reported that “01386 554 299 is a telephone number of the volunteer services I saw yesterday taking some older people shopping. I spoke to the ladies and they said the bus brings them to the Co-op then collects them later and the shopping is delivered by the Co-op to their homes!

Hope this helps with your investigation of transportation for shopping for villagers without cars. ”

Regards Misan Mcfarland Councillor

PUBLIC NOTICE- Road Closure Order – (U47231 Evesham Road, Wyre Piddle)(Temporary Closure)

Road Closure Order – (U47231 Evesham Road, Wyre Piddle)(Temporary Closure)

Proposed Order: to close that part of Evesham Road from its junction with A44 Wyre Piddle Bypass to its junction with U47218 George Lane.

Reason: Carriageway Resurfacing.

Exemptions: to permit access to any land or premises fronting the highway affected where there is no other form of access; and to allow the works to be undertaken.

Alternative route: U47231 Main Road, U47231 Worcester Road, B4083 Wyre Hill, B4083 Abbey View Road, A44 Wyre Piddle Bypass and vice versa.

Maximum duration: 18 Months. Anticipated duration: 11 days Commencing: 1 October 2019

 

Reports of an increase of Dog Fouling left on footpaths, private gardens and Public Open Spaces

There have been a number of reports of people walking their dogs around Wyre Piddle that are not clearing up their dog excrement. Please clear up and dispose of your dog waste responsibly.

 

We don’t Buy Crime

We Don’t Buy Crime


We Don’t Buy Crime is a West Mercia Police initiative to reduce and disrupt the market for stolen goods and to protect your home and possessions by making them less attractive to the would-be criminal. The police are working with a local business, SmartWater, to make use of the latest technologies to fight crime. Wyre Piddle has become a ‘We Don’t Buy Crime’ village, where every residential property has the opportunity to mark their possessions with SmartWater free of charge. Several events have been arranged for the distribution of Smartwater kits. These new Smartwater kits are unique to each household and provide an easy-to-apply unique forensic coding system for your valuables. Items that are marked can be returned to you if recovered. Almost anything can be marked including cars, boats, caravans, jewellery, paintings, personal items, electrical goods, gardening and power tools. The photos show Timothy Williams from West Mercia Police putting up signs at the main entry points to the village accompanied by Cllrs Misan McFarland and Jenny wilks. If you have not yet claimed your free kit please contact Misan McFarland by email misanmcfarland@wyrepiddlepc.org.uk or by phone on 07930 332363

West Mercia Police launch their new Newsletter “On the Beat” – South Worcestershire.

West Mercia Police have launched their ‘On the Beat – South Worcestershire’ newsletter and are looking to distribute to parish councils. It will be a quarterly newsletter and this is the first edition.
If you have any queries regarding this newsletter or policing in your area please contact your local Policing Team, contact details are available here – On The Beat Newsletter

NOTICE OF DISTRICT ELECTION 2019

NOTICE OF DISTRICT ELECTION 2019

Please see link above for Notice of District Council Election 2019