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Property Marking & Defibrillator Training
Security marking your property increases the chance of getting it back if it is lost or stolen.
Join the Safer Neighbourhood Team, from West Mercia Police, for a property marking event on Sunday 16th June between 10am and 1pm at Cookhill Village Hall to help you keep your property safe and secure.
Pop along with lawnmowers, tools, etc. and they will security mark it, free of charge.
The Charlotte & Craig Saving Hearts Foundation will be also be joining us to give essential defibrillator training.
Please contact the clerk for more information about the event.
Cookhill Cricket Club
Cookhill CC will again be running All Stars Cricket for a 3rd year. All Stars Cricket is the England and Wales Cricket Board’s entry level participation programme, aimed at providing children aged five to eight with a great first experience in cricket.
Every child that registers will receive a backpack full of goodies including a cricket bat, ball, activity book, personalised shirt and cap.
Fun filled Sessions start on the 18th May and run for 8 weeks so come along and join in the fun at Cookhill Cricket Club by registering here.
For more information please contact Billy Harris at Cookhill Cricket Club on 077515 80069 or email email@example.com. You can also visit the club’s website here or visit the Facebook page.
Further information about the National All Stars Programme can also be found on their website.
Severn Trent Water – Road closures in Cookhill
March 2019 Update
Severn Trent Water are still working in Cookhill to replace the water main running along the length of the village. Work has now been completed on the Saltway and Brandheath Lane.
The works will continue for the next few months, with road closures remaining in place to ensure work can be carried out safely. The team will be moving along the Ridgeway, from the Nevill Arms, from the beginning of April 2019.
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 Ridgeway will be closed, with diversion routes clearly signposted.
If you would like further information regarding the works please do not hesitate to contact the clerk on 07584 687 283 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Internet Connectivity in Wychavon
Wychavon District Council are currently focusing on internet broadband connectivity issues and would like to know where the internet blackspots are in the region.
Please contact the clerk at email@example.com if you would like to report connection problems and she will pass this on to Wychavon.
THINKING OF BECOMING A COOKHILL PARISH COUNCILLOR?
The Notice of Election will be announced on Friday 22nd March. Nomination papers must be hand-delivered to the Returning Officer at Wychavon District Council in Pershore between Monday 25th March 2019 and 4pm on Thursday 3rd April 2019.
You can also find information on standing for election as a Parish Councillor, a nomination checklist and guidance on completing the nomination papers on the Wychavon website . Alternatively, you can get in touch with the clerk on 07584 687 283 for more information.
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 is currently 1 plot available at the allotment site, if you are interested in taking on this 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
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.
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
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.