Following the sad passing of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, a Book of Condolence for Worcestershire has opened online.

The Book of Condolence is open for residents to pay their respects and show their love and support for the Royal Family.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, traditional physical books of condolences are not being made available for people to record their messages.

As an alternative, you can leave your message by following the below link. Your message will be shown on an online book of condolence and it is anticipated that the content of the online book of condolences will eventually be retained as part of the historical records at the Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service.

Here is the link to the Online Book of Condolence

If you are unable to leave a message via the online book of condolence or are unable to ask a relative or friend to complete on your behalf, please call 01905 765765 select option 9 and a member of staff can complete the online form on your behalf.

Opening hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

The Book of Condolence will close at 8am  on Sunday (18 April)

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

            ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – SECTION 14 (AS AMENDED)

 

WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

 

NOTICE OF THE CLOSURE OF U64211 ASTLEY BURF, ASTLEY AND DUNLEY, WORCESTERSHIRE (“THE HIGHWAY”)

Reason for restriction: Water Leak/Burst MainThere is a need to close the highway in the following terms:-

 

  1. The effect of this Notice is that no vehicle shall proceed along that part of the highway from its junction with U64214 Seedgreen Lane to its junction with U64212 Weather Lane.

  1. This provision shall continue in force for a maximum of 5 days, however, it is anticipated that it will remain in force for 3 days commencing 12 April 2021.

 

  1. Alternative routes: – U64212 Weather Lane, B4196 Astley, U64214 Astley, U64214 Seedgreen Lane and vice versa.

Nothing in this Notice shall prevent at any time access for pedestrians to any premises situated on or adjacent to the highway, or to any other premises accessible for pedestrians from and only from the highway.

THOMAS POLLOCK

Head of Commercial Law (Legal & Governance)

Date 12 April 2021

 

CAD HARTSHALL LANE

Message of condolence

It is with profound sadness that we have learned of the death of His Royal Highness the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. On behalf of the council and the people of Astley and Dunley, we extend our sincere condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family as this sad time.

Annual Parish Meeting – POSTPONED – Wednesday 21st April 2021

The Annual Meeting for the parish of Astley & Dunley has been postponed until further notice. While the Coronavirus legislation includes Parish Councils, it does not extend to Parish Meetings (as we had hoped) and it therefore means we are required to hold the meeting in person. Clearly, we are unable to organise this at the current time. A meeting will therefore be arranged when guidelines permit.

COVID – one year on

Last March, I do not think any of us could have imagined the challenges we would face in the next 12 months.

Those challenges have come into every part of our lives. They have changed how, and sometimes where, we work; they have affected how we spend our free time; they’ve led to us missing our loved ones; and sadly, for some of us, they’ve led to the illness and loss of family and friends.

As we mark the anniversary of the first nationwide ‘lockdown’, I wanted to take some time to reflect on the last year and the incredible work done – in the face of adversity and sometimes personal tragedy.

In those early weeks of the pandemic, huge parts of life shutdown: businesses shut their doors; schools were closed to most students; and weddings, holidays, and social events were postponed.

Some of us switched to working from home, often while trying to juggle home schooling with our work commitments. Many others, meanwhile, kept travelling to work, and remained in public-facing roles despite the virus.

It was also a time of tremendous worry, particularly for those who are especially vulnerable to the virus or those with elderly or unwell friends and relatives. Even those lucky enough to be in robust health could be struck down by COVID, as the many stories on TV and in the newspapers showed.

Thousands of people were told to ‘shield’ for their own protection – hardly able to enjoy the glorious weather that helped to offset the horrible news coming to us each day, from both close to home and around the globe.

Saddest of all is that, as the year progressed, tens of thousands of people lost a loved one. Those losses have affected all of us.

But in the past year we have also witnessed tremendous fortitude and kindness.

Across the country people faced challenges in getting supermarket slots or caring for children or older relatives. Yet, they kept working – from homes, offices and kept making sure that essential services were running.

The challenges of COVID in our personal lives and in society are not over yet. But with the rollout of the vaccine, we can finally see light at the end of the tunnel.

We are well on our way to making sure that the disruptions of the past year are mitigated and reduced. There may be more bumps in the road ahead, but we can now believe that we are past the darkest days of the pandemic.

On this very sombre anniversary – one that none of us ever wanted to mark.

In the words of Captain Sir Tom Moore

“Remember, tomorrow is a good day, tomorrow you will maybe find everything will be much better than today.”

Update from West Mercia Police & Crime Commissioner

Hello and welcome to my latest newsletter…

Which is also the last one you’ll see for a little while. From Monday 22nd March we head into the pre-election period so, in accordance with the restrictions around communications, this newsletter will resume after the PCC elections in May.

Please click on link below

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Elections – poll clerk positions available

Malvern Hills Electoral services are looking for staff to work at polling stations on Thursday 6th May. Due to covid-19 we need to employ more staff than usual and we still have vacancies to fill.

Poll clerk positions are available at stations across Malvern Hills, from 6am – 10pm. As a poll clerk you would be paid around £180 for the day and mileage. It’s a day getting to know our district and residents and giving something back to the community. The role involves greeting electors, issuing ballot papers and keeping the station clean. Full training will be given online before polling day.

All staff will be provided with masks and other PPE to protect them against Covid-19. Electors will be asked to wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

Fewer count assistant roles are available at this election due to covid-19. If you usually work as a count assistant and are not offered a count job please contact elections to be considered for a polling station role.

If you already work for elections please let any family or friends know about these vacancies.

For further information or to express an interest in working as a poll clerk please get in touch.

Malvern Hills – elections@malvernhills.gov.uk   01684 862200

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

            ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – SECTION 14 (AS AMENDED)

 

WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

 

NOTICE OF THE CLOSURE OF U64211 ASTLEY BURF, ASTLEY AND DUNLEY, WORCESTERSHIRE (“THE HIGHWAY”)

Reason for restriction: Telecoms civil/poling workThere is a need to close the highway in the following terms:-

 

  1. The effect of this Notice is that no vehicle shall proceed along that part of the highway from its junction with U64212 Weather Lane for a distance of 100 metres in a Westerly direction.

  1. This provision shall continue in force for a maximum of 5 days, however, it is anticipated that it will remain in force for 3 Days commencing 5 May 2021.

 

  1. Alternative routes: – U64211 Astley, B4196 Astley, U64212 Bull Hill, U64212 Weather Lane and vice versa.

Nothing in this Notice shall prevent at any time access for pedestrians to any premises situated on or adjacent to the highway, or to any other premises accessible for pedestrians from and only from the highway.

THOMAS POLLOCK

Head of Commercial Law (Legal & Governance)

Date 3 March 2021

 

RS0539 – HV0040 – Hampstall Lane Stourport – Roadside

Update from West Mercia Police & Crime Commissioner

Hello and welcome to my latest newsletter…

This edition includes: a better deal for domestic abuse victims as Government makes changes to the Domestic Abuse Bill; advice about Covid-19 vaccination scams; my investment to help offenders to manage their anger and the launch of ‘Drive’ in Herefordshire.

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Weather warning for Wednesday / Thursday from Vicky at Midlands Storm Chasers

A quick glance at the system heading through on Wednesday and Thursday.
The met office have issued a yellow warning for the main bulk of the U.K. .
This is for strong gusting winds , torrential rain at times , and gales along the western coast .
It is looking like a wild spell with gusts getting up into the 50-60mph range , however it is only Monday and we have a few data sets to go before those fine details can be declared.
For now , it’s a case of keeping it in the back of your mind , maybe reschedule any outdoor plans ,fixing fences , and lash your trampoline down .
It’s not looking too bad , and currently an unnamed storm , but ya know , I bet the Dutch will get in there and call it Brenda or something , or the French , Le Brenda .
( Brenda won’t be the name , I’m just using it as an example as I like it )

Vicky – Midlands Storm Chasers

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