Stanley Baldwin Memorial

We are pleased to report that The Baldwin Memorial in Astley has been cleaned.

Astley and Dunley Parish Council took over as trustees of The Baldwin Memorial from the Tomkinson family in 1989. We have taken advice on several occasions with regard to cleaning but were advised by conservationists, listed building experts and a stonemason that due to the porous condition of the sandstone, also the closeness to the highway and pollution from vehicles we should not attempt to clean, other than perhaps with a very soft brush and warm water.

We were approached a while ago by Bewdley Civic Society who are also interested and have connections with the Baldwin family. They offered to pay for a gentle clean as stated, this was due to have happened during 2020 but due to COVID-19 this was delayed.

You may have seen – The Baldwin Memorial has now been cleaned – by the approved stonemason – and funded by Bewdley Civic Society.

May we extend our thanks to Richard Perrin and Bewdley Civic Society, the result is excellent.

For more information https://astleyanddunley.org.uk/our-locality/stanley-baldwin 

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NOTICE OF VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF PARISH COUNCILLOR

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF PARISH COUNCILLOR

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 John Armstrong

The vacancy will be filled by election if, within 14 days after the date of this notice,10 electors for the Parish of Astley & Dunley give notice in writing to the Electoral Returning Officer, Electoral Services, The Council House, Avenue Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3AF asking for an election to be held to fill the vacancy.

If an election is not requested, the vacancy will be filled by the Parish Council.

(Note: The period of 14 days referred to EXCLUDES Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays)

Dated: 24th June 2021

 

Signed Pam Perfect

Clerk of the Council

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About Being A Councillor

Are you passionate about your community? Do you want to help make a long-lasting change? Do you have innovative ideas for the council? Do you have concerns about a specific issue and want to do something about it? If this is you, then we need you. We need people from all backgrounds and experiences who reflect their community to put themselves forward for election. Make a change and become a councillor.

 

Here, you will find everything you need to know. We explain what local councils and councillors do, how you can become a councillor, details of the role and what to expect, and for local councils a range of resources to help recruit candidates.

 

WHAT DO LOCAL COUNCILS AND COUNCILLORS DO?

 

Local (parish and town) councils and councillors make a massive difference to the quality of life of local people. They are passionate about their communities and seek to make a change to help improve the lives of their residents.

 

Local councils run numerous services, depending on the size of the council. Many you will see day-to-day, but some are less known. These include introducing solar panels, setting up dementia-friendly groups, organising community buses, creating neighbourhood plans, implementing suitable housing, establishing youth projects, managing allotments and open spaces, maintaining footpaths, public seating and litter bins.

 

Councillors are elected to represent the local community, so you must either live or work in the council area. Becoming a councillor is a rewarding experience as you will be in a position to make a change in your community to help improve the lives of residents. A councillor’s role can include responsibilities such as developing strategies and plans for the area, helping with problems and ideas, representing the community, working with other local community groups, decision making and reviewing decisions and talking to the community about their needs and about what the council is doing.

A vacancy to be a Parish councillor has arisen due to the retirement of John Armstrong.

A vacancy to be a Parish councillor has arisen due to the retirement of John Armstrong.

John Armstrong has decided to retire from his position as a Parish Councillor and this has created a vacancy on the Parish Council. John has served on the Council for nearly 10 years, on behalf of the residents the Council wish to thank John for his dedicated service to the community. We shall miss his excellent advice and  knowledge of the village.

WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL PUBLIC NOTICE

WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL PUBLIC NOTICE

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

(U64211 Astley Burf, Astley And Dunley)(Temporary Closure) Order 2021

Order made: to close that part of U64211 Astley Burf from its junction with U64212 Bull Hill to its junction with U64211 Riverlands including the closure of U64212 Weather Lane

Reason: Carriageway Resurfacing by Worcestershire County Council

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: Diversion 1 – U64214 Seedgreen Lane, U64214 Astley, B4196 Astley, U64213 Weather Lane and vice versa. Diversion 2 – U64211 Astley Burf, U64211 Astley, B4196 Astley, U64212 Bull Hill and vice versa.

Maximum duration: 18 MonthsAnticipated duration: 14 days Commencing: 24 June 2021

Thomas Pollock Head of Commercial Law (Legal & Governance) County Hall Spetchley Road Worcester

18 June 2021

 

U64212 Bull Hill, Astley Burf (DIVERSION) U64212 Bull Hill, Astley Burf (PLAN)

WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL PUBLIC NOTICE

WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL PUBLIC NOTICE

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

(Seedgreen Lane, Astley And Dunley)(Temporary Closure) Order 2021

Order made: to close that part of Seedgreen Lane from its junction with B4196 Astley to its junction with Junction with U64211 Hampstall Lane

Reason: Carriageway Resurfacing by Worcestershire County Council

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: U64211 Hampstall Lane, U64212 Bull Hill, B4196 Astley and vice versa.

Maximum duration: 18 MonthsAnticipated duration: 12 days Commencing: 28 June 2021

Thomas Pollock Head of Commercial Law (Legal & Governance) County Hall Spetchley Road Worcester

25 June 2021

 

U64214 Longmore Hill & Seedgreen Lane, Astley Burf (DIVERSION) U64214 Longmore Hill & Seedgreen Lane, Astley Burf (PLAN)

Important news concerning Stourport Bridge

The bridge will be closed from 7.40pm Tonight until 6am Friday morning
Closure to facilitate emergency sewer works on historic bridge.
Well worth taking this on board in order to take another route over the next few days.

WEATHER WARNINGS HAVE BEEN ISSUED BY THE MET OFFICE.

weather warning
Yellow warning of thunderstorms
Areas affected: East Midlands | East of England | London & South East England | North East England | North West England | South West England | Wales | West Midlands | Yorkshire & Humber
Starts: 18:00 BST on Wed 16 June
Ends: 06:00 BST on Fri 18 June
Some places are likely to see thunderstorms later Wednesday through to Friday with the potential for travel disruption and flooding.
– There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail and strong winds
– Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services
– Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
– There is a small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded roads
– There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost
Issued at: 10:22 BST on Sun 13 June
Thanks to Vicky at Midlands Storm Chasers U.K

D&O Primary Care Network – Covid Update

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Time for some (slightly belated) #CovidVaccine numbers for Herefordshire and Worcestershire!
✅ 491,788 first doses given in total – up 14,446 since last week.
✅ 323,205 second doses given in total – up 36,647 since last week.
That’s a grand total of 814,993 vaccinations given so far – 51,093 of those in the week ending 23rd May 👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️
✅ Almost all of those aged over 55 have received at least one dose, and 91.4% of those aged 50-54, 82.5% of those aged 45-9, and 81.4% of those aged 40-44 have had their first, too.
✅ 95.2% of over 80s, 100% of those aged 75-59, 96.3% of those aged 70-74, 89.4% of those aged 65-69, 68.6% of those aged 60-64, and 51.5% of those aged 55-59 have had their second dose, too – giving them the best available protection against coronavirus.
Our GPs and wider #NHS staff are still working – and in some cases, still volunteering their time, space, and resources – to rollout the vaccine to every single eligible patient, as quickly and efficiently as we possibly can.
So thank you to all of our patients for your continued support, and to all of our teams across Worcestershire who are working tirelessly to vaccinate as many patients as we possibly can 💙
Have a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend everybody – and stay safe!

(C2276 Dunley, Astley and Dunley)(Temporary Closure) Order 2021

WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

PUBLIC NOTICE

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

(C2276 Dunley, Astley and Dunley)(Temporary Closure) Order 2021

Proposed Order: to close that part of C2276 Dunley from its junction with A451 Dunley to its junction with U64409 Reynolds Lane

Reason: Carriageway Patching by WCC

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: C2276 Abberley, C2276 The Village, C2071 Abberley, C2071 Netherton Lane, C2021 Dunley, A451 Dunley and vice versa.

Maximum duration: 18 MonthsAnticipated duration: 12 days Commencing: 5 July 2021

Thomas Pollock Head of Commercial Law (Legal & Governance) County Hall Spetchley Road Worcester

11 June 2021

C2276 Dunley Part 2 [Diversion]

 

C2276 Dunley Part 2 [PLAN]

 

Fly Tipping – Not In Our Parish!

fly tip

Fly tipping is the illegal dumping of waste. It is anti-social and can cause pollution of the environment and be a physical danger to animals and human beings, spoils the local neighbourhoods and our quality of life.

Waste that is fly-tipped comes in various types such as: garden refuse and green waste; rubbish; large domestic items, washing machines, fridges, sofas and mattresses; furniture; tyres, asbestos and clinical waste.

Large fly tips of waste from construction, demolition, excavation and property renovation activities, which can at times block the highway, prove a serious hazard to the safety of road users, together with the pollution to the environment and animals.

The type of fly tip and size of it can vary dramatically from a single bag of rubbish to large quantities of waste which are dumped from trucks whilst driving along the road.

Waste is found fly tipped in various types of locations such as: verges beside the road, in lay-bys, on the public highway, on private land and even beside the provided bins at recycling sites.

Private land

Fly tipped waste on private land is the responsibility of the land owner, who will need to arrange for its disposal. Malvern Hills District Council will work with land owners where possible to identify offenders, prosecuting where appropriate.

Public Highway

Waste that is fly tipped solely on a public highway is the responsibility of Malvern Hills District Council. Please report online at Fly Tipping and Littering – Malvern Hills District Council

Duty of Care For Householders

Every householder has a ‘duty of care’ to ensure that they have taken reasonable steps to dispose of waste in accordance with the law. You are required by law to ensure that you are handing over your waste to a person or company who is authorised and licensed with a waste carriers licence to transport and dispose of it safely. There are some exceptions to the requirement of a licence, such as charities etc. The person taking away your waste must also keep a record of this, a waste transfer note, held for two years.

Handing over your waste without asking questions may lead to your waste being fly tipped and you being partly responsible and therefore liable to enforcement action being taken against you.

Further information regarding discharging your duty regarding the public register of licensed waste carriers(link is external).

The Environment Agency has a public register of waste carriers which you can use to see if an individual or firm holds a waste carriers registration certificate check online(link is external).

Bulky large items of waste can be taken away by our special refuse collection. Book a collection online at Bulky Waste – Malvern Hills District Council

Witnessing Fly Tipping

If you witness fly tipping or discover a fly tip, any information you give may help the investigation and lead to a prosecution of the offender. It would be useful if you could record the details and report it immediately.
Please do not put yourself at risk.

  • registration number of vehicle
  • colour and make of vehicle
  • any signwriting or distinctive marks on the vehicle
  • time and date
  • number of people involved
  • a description of the people and their clothing especially if distinctive
  • anything heard which may help identify them, names, etc.
  • what has been fly tipped
  • is it tipped on the footpath or carriageway
  • is it public highway

Do not:

  • touch the waste as it may contain syringes, asbestos or hazardous substances
  • disturb the site, as there may be evidence that could help identify the fly-tippers
  • approach anyone you see fly tipping

All information is valuable to us and will be treated confidentially. If you take photos (e.g. camera phones) please inform us.

Fly tipped waste must be collected and disposed of in accordance with the law therefore it is always best to report fly tips to the council so that they can advise accordingly on the correct disposal of the waste. Please note that Malvern Hills District Council are only responsible for the clearance of waste from public land.