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

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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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Proposed new byelaws to protect salmon stocks on the Severn

What is happening?

Severn Salmon Consultation Notice poster

The Environment Agency is urging anglers and interested parties to have their say on proposed new fishing regulations that aim to protect salmon and sea trout stocks on the River Severn and estuary.

River Severn salmon populations have declined in recent years and are now falling below the Conservation Limit – that is the minimum level deemed necessary to maintain populations at a healthy and sustainable level.

It is hoped that the new measures, which will also protect stocks on the River Usk and Wye, will be in place for the next 10 years (reviewed after 5 years) and see a halt to the decline in salmon stock numbers.

We encourage all fisherman to review our proposals and participate in our consultation.
They can review our plans and respond online at: https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/west-midlands/river-severn-net-limitation-order-and-byelaws, or call 03708 506 506 to request a copy of the information to be posted or emailed.

Replacing existing regulations
Previous time-limited regulations for salmon and sea trout fishing on the River Severn for both rod and net fisheries need to be renewed and updated to ensure that salmon stocks are adequately protected from further harm.

What are the proposed new regulations?
The proposed new regulations will:

1. Require mandatory catch and release of all salmon and sea trout caught.
2. Restrict fishing methods in order to improve the survival of released salmon.
3. Prohibit the operation of the draft net and putcher fisheries, and require the release of all salmon and sea trout caught by the lave nets.
4. The number of available lave net licences to be set at 22 through a new Net Limitation

Parking restrictions at Shavers End (C2276)

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) Worcestershire County Council (Malvern Hills District) (Civil Enforcement Area) (Waiting Restrictions and Street Parking Places) Consolidation Order 2013 (Variation) Order 2021 [Experimental Prohibition of Waiting on C2276 Shavers End and Reynolds Lane, Dunley/Abberley]

Click below for information of the Order as above, together with a copy of the Public Notice which will be published shortly in the local newspaper.

1 C2276 Shavers End Reynolds Lane Dunley Abberley Exp POW

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NOTICE OF THE CLOSURE OF JENNINGS WOOD LANE, ASTLEY AND DUNLEY, WORCESTERSHIRE (“THE HIGHWAY”)

PUBLIC NOTICE

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

 

WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

 

NOTICE OF THE CLOSURE OF JENNINGS WOOD LANE, ASTLEY AND DUNLEY, WORCESTERSHIRE (“THE HIGHWAY”)

Reason for restriction: New customer connection by BTThere 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 U64219 Burnthorne Lane to its junction with C2195 Heightington Road.
  1. This provision shall continue in force for a maximum of 5 days, however, it is anticipated that it will remain in force for 1 day commencing 23 April 2021.

 

  1. Alternative routes: – C2195 Heightington Road, U10011 Wylde Lane, C2021 Dunley Road, C2021 Heightington, C2021 Dunley, A451 Dunley 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 19 February 2021

981716 – Jennings Wood Lane, Astley And Dunley – Expedient

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Local Dunley firm in finals of Amazon business awards

naomi joy from vicars of oakhampton estate

Vicars Gin near Stourport in finals of Amazon business awards

BOSSES at an artisan gin company near Stourport says reaching the finals of Amazon’s Rural Business Awards is a “real boost” after a tough year.

Vicars Gin, located on Oakhampton Estate in Dunley, will represent Worcestershire in the Best Rural Drink Business in this year’s finals later this month.

Vicars was established by the Crane family in 1827. The family, now seven generations on, continues to create artisan gin from Worcestershire soil.

The Oakhampton Estate currently farms in excess of 2,000 acres of fine, arable farmland. A small proportion of the land has recently diversified, and now produces coriander seed, orris root, and juniper.

The botanicals are produced in the woodland, which boasts its own ancient spring which supplies all necessary water.

Speaking ahead of the final, Naomi Joy, from Vicars, said: “It’s fantastic to be in running in this year’s Amazon-backed Rural Business Awards.

“Like many other businesses, we’ve faced a lot of testing times this past year so to have this acknowledgement is a real boost.”

This year, businesses had 13 categories they could enter, ranging from Best Rural Start-Up Business and Best Rural Diversification Project, through to Best Rural Professional Services Business and The Triumph Over Adversity Award.

Vicars is one of two Worcestershire businesses to reach the finals – OLPRO, a Worcester-based firm delivering outdoor leisure products, is up for the Best Rural Retail Business accolade.

Due to the impact of Covid-19, the 2021 finalists will attend an online ceremony where the overall winners in each category will be announced on February 25.

John Boumphrey, UK country manager at Amazon, said: “The Rural Business Awards is an excellent opportunity to highlight the accomplishments of rural businesses and we’re very proud to be sponsoring the awards, particularly during this challenging year.

“I would like to wish OLPRO and Vicars of Oakhampton Estate the best of luck ahead of the final.”

By Emily Collis 

Chief Reporter Kidderminster Shuttle

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