Entries by Roger


Parish of Astley & Dunley NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Parish of Astley & Dunley, as a result of the resignation of Councillor Jeremy Scholes The vacancy will be filled by election if, within 14 days after the date of this notice,10 electors for […]

Government announces national lockdown (Monday 4 January 2021)

Everyone in England must stay at home except for specific reasons, including essential shopping, to work, if you cannot work from home, to exercise, to seek medical help, and to escape domestic abuse. The full list of restrictions are available on the dedicated restrictions pages of the Government’s website (opens in a new window). In response […]

Clearing your path or driveway – the snow code

Clearing snow and ice from the pavement outside your home or public spaces can help prevent slips and falls. Here’s some handy advice issued by the Department for Transport. Don’t be put off clearing paths because you’re afraid someone will get injured. Remember, people walking on snow and ice have a responsibility to be careful […]

Worcestershire to be placed under stricter tier three coronavirus restrictions

WORCESTERSHIRE will be placed under stricter tier 3 restrictions following an announcement by Health Secretary Matt Hancock. The county has been under tier two restrictions since the national lockdown ended earlier this month but will move up a tier from midnight tonight following a rise in cases. Tier three restrictions ban households from mixing indoors […]

New Year message from Astley & Dunley Parish Council

This year has been uniquely challenging and difficult. We have seen the worst public health emergency in a century as Covid-19 spread and the nation entered the first of several lockdowns on March 23. 2020 will shortly be coming to an end. I do not suppose that many people in Astley & Dunley will regret […]


WEATHER WARNINGS Have Been ISSUED Yellow warning of wind Areas affected: East Midlands | East of England | London & South East England | North East England | North West England | SW Scotland, Lothian Borders | South West England | Wales | West Midlands | Yorkshire & Humber Starts: 15:00 GMT on Sat 26 […]

West Mercia Police & Crime Commissioner – Hello, Merry Christmas and welcome to my final newsletter of 2020…

This edition includes: a chance to have YOUR say on my budget; some Christmas generosity in the community, a county lines drug dealer arrest; a plea to help further prevent crime and a special message to all those living in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Worcestershire. Due to the new COVID-19 government guidelines, my office is mainly […]

River Severn Sandy Lane and Severnside, Stourport – Flooding is expected – immediate action required

River Severn Sandy Lane and Severnside, Stourport Flooding is expected – immediate action required River levels are forecast to continue rising at the Bewdley river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property and roads and farmland is expected today. No further rainfall is forecast today. We expect river levels to […]

Changes to forming Christmas bubbles

The Prime Minister has announced changes to the rules on forming Christmas bubbles. This is in response to rising case numbers and the discovery of a new variation of the Covid-19 virus which is more easily spread. You are now only allowed to form a Christmas bubble, with up to two other households, on Christmas […]