Welcome to Cookhill Parish Council website.
Keep informed on local events, read Agendas and Minutes from the Parish Council Meetings and stay up to date with what’s happening in your local area.
Christmas 2018 Refuse Collection Dates
Please click here for the 2018 Christmas Refuse Collection Dates.
The allotments are situated off the Ridgeway, Astwood Bank a short distance on the left past the Why Not Public House, when travelling towards Redditch. There are currently 34 plots, owned and run by Cookhill Parish Council with the assistance of Cookhill Allotment Association.
There are currently 4 plots available at the allotment site, if you are interested in taking on a plot, and reside within 5 miles of the Parish of Cookhill, please contact:
The clerk on 07584 687283 or David Claydon, Cookhill Allotment Association on 01527 894317
New Homes Bonus Grant Funding Scheme
Cookhill Village Hall have submitted an application to the Parish Council for assistance with their project to refurbish the kitchen & bar area, along with the urgent replacement of the boiler. The refurbishment is detailed below;
- Level the floor in the kitchen, due to subsidence
- Fully refurbish kitchen
- Enlarge the serving and storage areas in the bar area
- Install refrigeration and glass washing facilities
- Provide drinking water to the bar area
- Urgent replacement of the failing boiler
The Village Hall have already raised a large portion of the estimated project total themselves via fundraising and donations from the community.
The Parish Council have agreed to a grant, the amount of which is to be agreed following the receipt of the necessary quotes, at the November meeting. This grant is to be used for the boiler replacement.
Furthermore, the Parish Council would like to apply for the £6,262 available via the New Homes Bonus Grant Funding Scheme from Wychavon District Council, to be used towards the refurbishment.
The Parish Council would welcome your comments on the project, whether you are in support or not, by 9th November. Comments can be made by contacting the clerk on 07584 687283 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Cookhill Parish Council!
2019 is an election year for local Councils and could be your chance to get involved with your community as a member of Cookhill Parish Council.
To find out more about becoming a Parish Councillor and to see how you can get involved click here or contact the clerk for more information.
Public Access Defibrillators in Cookhill
Did you know that there are four public access debrillators in the Parish?
A recent emergency in Cookhill almost called for the use of the Village Hall defibrillator. Thankfully the ambulance arrived quickly, meaning the defibrillator wasn’t needed on this occasion but the knowledge that it was there gave the parishioner peace of mind.
To learn more about the Cookhill defibrillators and their locations here.
There has been an increase in the number of scam callers in the area over the last few months.
One of the scam calls doing the rounds requests access to your computer remotely, claiming that BT will shut down your connection if you do not do this. Another reports that your internet connection will be terminated if you do not click through to another department.
Please remember that if a caller asks to access your computer remotely, or asks for personal information and bank details, you should end the call immediately and use another method to verify the request.
For more information on how to stay safe online, and to report fraud and cyber crime, please visit the Action Fraud website.
Cookhill Computer Club
The Wednesday morning Computer Club and Internet Café will be closing for the summer holidays.
The last session will be held on Wednesday 18th July from 10 – 12. Come along and join us for a coffee and a biscuit!
We will be opening again for the Autumn Term on Wednesday 5th September 2018 at 10 so why not bring along your laptop to Cookhill Village Hall for the informal Internet Café drop-in sessions.
Practice some of your computer skills in a social setting. Get online or use a specific website with someone there to help if you need it.
This is a free service provided for residents by Cookhill Parish Council and is run by the clerk.
Severn Trent Water – Road closures in Cookhill
Severn Trent Water are currently working in Cookhill to completely replace the water main running along the length of the village. Work has already completed at the crossroads with Arrow and Inkberrow, coming from the Weethley direction.
Works in Cookhill will continue for the next 18 months, with some road closures to ensure work can be carried out safely. The team are currently moving from Oak Tree Lane towards Church Lane.
The Parish Council have been assured that everything will be done to minimise disruption and residents will still be able to access their properties whilst sections of the road are closed. During the works sections of the A441 will be closed with a diversion route in place for the duration of approximately 10 weeks.
If you would like further information regarding the works please do not hesitate to contact the clerk on 07584 687 283 or via email email@example.com
Fly-tipping in Cookhill
The Parish Council have been made aware of a number of incidents involving the dumping of waste around the Parish, this illegal dumping is known as ‘fly-tipping’.
Fly-tipping is an offence and perpetrators may be liable to prosecution. Please note that leaving scrap of any kind on land that does not belong to you is classed as fly-tipping.
Any waste that cannot be taken away by authorised kerbside collection should be taken to an authorised waste and recycling centre. Details of your local centre can be found here.
If you would like to report an incident of fly-tipping in the Parish please contact the clerk on 07584 687 283.
Cookhill Neighbourhood Watch
If you would like to report any suspicious behaviour in and around Cookhill you can either contact the clerk, on 07584 687 283, or the Neighbourhood Watch representative – details below.
Cookhill Neighbourhood Watch – Contact Cllr Terry Bennett on 07765 447997
Cookhill CC will be running 1 Senior team and 3 Junior teams (u9s, u11s & u13s) in 2018, which will compete in the Worcester County League. The club is therefore actively looking to attract new members of all ages to boosts it’s ranks.
So if you are looking for a friendly, family-orientated club, who can offer significant opportunity for you to actively participate in competitive and friendly cricket, or if you just want to have a go at cricket!
The cricket club are also offering FREE taster session to new participants.
Further information about Cookhill CC Juniors please contact Coach – Billy Harris on: 07751580069, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the clubs website cookhill.play-cricket.com, or facebook page @cookhillcricketclub.
ON THE COOKHILL PARISH COUNCIL WEBSITE
You can also find links to other services supplied by Worcestershire County Council and Wychavon District, as well as organisations and groups that help bring you the everyday things we need and enjoy.
- Read the Agenda for the next Parish Council meeting or read the minutes from previous minutes here.
- Want to grow your own veg? Learn how to rent a plot at the Cookhill Allotments here.
- Read the Chairman’s updates and other news here.
- Learn more about the Council’s policies, standing orders and financial regulations here.
- Need to speak to a Councillor? Find all the contact information here.