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NOTICE OF CASUAL VACANCY FOR COOKHILL PARISH COUNCIL
There is currently a vacancy for a Parish Councillor on Cookhill Parish Council. The Parish Council have received notice from the Returning Officer at Wychavon that they may co-opt to fill the vacancy.
COULD YOU BECOME A COOKHILL PARISH COUNCILLOR?
Becoming a councillor is a most rewarding experience. It gives you the opportunity to help your local community and be part of a dedicated team providing key services for your area.
Being a Parish Councillor is a great way to gain political experience and useful skills in public speaking, debating and problem solving. New Parish Councillors are good news for the community – they inject fresh ideas, new perspectives and enthusiasm which benefits the community.
To find out more about how to join the Parish Council please contact the clerk at email@example.com or click here for more information.
Sunflower Growing Project
Cookhill Baptist Church are once again leading the Sunflower Growing Project in Cookhill.
Carry on the ethos of wellbeing, through kindness, appreciation, gratitude, encouragement and thanksgiving to NHS staff, key-workers and all who have been providing care, service and support. These have been inspired by the example of the late Captain Sir Tom Moore and many others.
The project helps encourage parishioners to develop “green-fingers” by growing flowering plants, such as sunflowers, and to develop gardening skills. Growing plants will enhance any garden (or chosen area) with symbolic “beacons of hope” and offers scope for fund-raising for a chosen charity.
Why not hold a competition with family or friends to see who can grow the tallest or most elegant sunflower?
For people with limited garden facilities, you may like to consider an alternative flowering plant of your own choice, perhaps sweet peas or lilies?
Seeds can be planted from March onwards. Growing details are available on seed packets.
For more information please contact David R Morgan Tel. 01527 893408
Litter Picking in Cookhill
The Parish Council would like to thank the volunteers who are still collecting litter in and around Cookhill.
The Countryside Code
Respect other people
* Consider the local community and other people enjoying the outdoors
* Park carefully so access to gateways and driveways is clear
* Leave gates and property as you find them
* Follow paths but give way to others where it’s narrow
Protect the natural environment
* Leave no trace of your visit, take all your litter home
* Don’t have BBQs or fires
* Keep dogs under effective control
* Dog poo – bag it and bin it
Enjoy the outdoors
* Plan ahead, check what facilities are open, be prepared
* Follow advice and local signs and obey social distancing measures
Click here to learn more about respecting our beautiful countryside when you are out and about.
COVID-19 / CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
Update from Cookhill Parish Council – Wednesday 30th June 2021
Please read more about what we can, and can’t do, following the partial easing of restrictions here.
Worcester County Council – Here2Help & Here2Help Business
Here2Help is a community action response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
There are many vulnerable people in our community who have to self-isolate. This dedicated site provides a central location for the vulnerable who are unable to seek help from family, friends and neighbours. You can request help, volunteer to help and find useful resources.
For local businesses looking for guidance you can access resources via the Here2Help Business page.
As always should you be concerned about yourself or a neighbour, or require medical assistance, please phone 111 for non emergencies and 999 in an emergency.
Please refer to the Government website for the current guidelines regarding the symptoms of Covid-19 and what you should do to protect yourself, and others. Click here for new guidance regarding symptoms and self-isolating – Stay home, stay safe!
Cookhill Playing Fields & Facilities
The Cookhill Playground remains open.
- The site is monitored regularly, by volunteers, but users are reminded that the site is unmanned. You can view the current risk assessment here.
- The playground equipment, including the adult exercise equipment & goal posts, is thoroughly cleaned twice a month, but users should still exercise caution when touching equipment.
- A safety check of all equipment is carried out on a regular basis
- A hand sanitising unit has been installed at the entrance to the playground.
- Signage asking users to follow Government guidelines with regards to the safe use of playgrounds, including social distancing and hand sanitising.
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 no plots available at the allotment site, if you are interested in going on the waiting list, 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 defibrillators 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 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 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.
For more information please contact Kenny Hirst at Cookhill Cricket Club on email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.