Chairman’s Update – December 2017

Christmas in Cookhill

Christmas is almost upon us and the weather has decided to give us a nice, seasonal dusting of snow to get us in the holiday spirit.

Cookhill Gritter

You will have noticed that the Parish Council gritter has been out on the village over the past few days, helping to make the roads safer for parishioners. It would be very helpful if residents could keep their vehicles off the road during bad weather so that the gritter can make its rounds safely.

Please be aware that the gritting carried out by the Parish Council is done so by volunteer Councillors. Although we do our best to make the roads as safe as possible for road users we still ask that drivers take every due care and attention when driving around the village.

If you have any concerns about grit bins that need to be refilled or a particular road that urgently needs the gritter, please don’t hesitate to contact the clerk on 07584 687 283

New vehicle activated sign on Edgioake Lane

After years of campaigning the Parish Council have finally been given permission from the Highways department to install a new VAS (vehicle activated sign) on Edgioake Lane. The Parish Council hope that the installation of this new traffic calming measure will help to slow traffic down as it enters and leaves the village.


You may have noticed that the Parish Council have replaced the old, damaged noticeboard outside SE Davis and have also installed a brand new one outside the new houses at Ridgeway Meadows. A new waste bin has also been installed here and is already in use.

Computer Club

The Parish Computer Club and Internet Cafe has been very well attended this year. The club, run by the clerk, is held on a Wednesday morning from 10 till 12 in the Cookhill Village Hall rear meeting room.

The Club is not just for people who would like a little extra assistance when using their laptops and tablets but is fast becoming a social setting to meet like-minded local people and enjoy a biscuit and hot drink in a friendly atmosphere.

If you would like more information about the club you can call in to the Village Hall on a Wednesday morning to meet everyone or you can call the clerk on 07584 687 283.

The sessions start again on Wednesday 3rd December at 10am.

Seasons Greetings

Finally, I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year on behalf of Cookhill Parish Council.

Councillor Bob Pinfield – Chairman to the Parish Council.

Chairman’s Update – September 2017

Autumn is almost upon us once more!

It has been a busy year so far in Cookhill with lots to keep the Parish Councillors busy!

Cookhill Playing Fields 

The new equipment installed at the Playing Fields has received rave reviews with lots of parishioners using the facilities. The new children’s equipment is being well used and we have had lots of reports of villagers using the adult exercise equipment as part of their daily routine.

The Parish Council are currently in the process of replacing one of the baby swings on the older swing-set to enable older children to use it and we expect that to be installed in the next couple of months.

Dog Waste Dispensers 

After reports of high levels of dog waste in the Parish the Councillors agreed the purchase of several dog waste bag dispensers and you will notice them dotted about the Parish. Currently we have one by the Nevill Arms, one at the bottom of Church Lane, one on Edgioake Lane (just past SE Davis) and one at the allotments. The bags dispensed are great quality and it means there is no excuse for not picking up after your four-legged friends!

Parish Paths Warden

The Parish was lucky to appoint a new Parish Paths Warden – Mr Tony Mitchell – in the latter part of last year. Mr Mitchell has now received all the necessary training from Worcestershire County Council and has been busy walking our many footpaths and repairing stiles and reinstating finger posts where possible. As you all know we are very lucky to have a wealth of footpaths in Cookhill and the Parish Council would like to thank Tony for his continued hard work.

Dangerous branches

Finally, if you are concerned about any overhanging wires or cables encroaching onto power lines don’t hesitate to make contact with us and we can make contact with the relevant authorities to make sure that this is dealt with quickly and safely.

As always your Parish Councillors are here to help. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.

Councillor Bob Pinfield – Chairman to the Parish Council.

Chairman’s Update – November 2016

The Grand Opening of the Cookhill Parish Playing Fields!

Following the installation of the new children’s play equipment from Wicksteed at the Playing Fields the Parish Council welcomed members of Wychavon District Council to the official opening on Tuesday 29th November. Chairman Councillor, Mrs Frances Smith was in attendance and even tried her hand at the popular adult’s exercise equipment, installed earlier this year by Fresh-Air Fitness! Thankfully the sun was shining and children from Tiny Tribes Nursery joined councillors and parishioners to try out the new play equipment.

The Parish Council was awarded two sets of funding from Wychavon District Council earlier this year via the New Homes Bonus Scheme and the Section 106 Fund enabling us to significantly update the equipment already on offer. The feedback from residents has been extremely positive with walkers making it a part of their route and stopping to make use of the new facilities.

The Parish Council would like to thank Wychavon for making the transformation a reality.

Finally, on behalf of Cookhill Parish Council, I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Councillor Bob Pinfield – Chairman to the Parish Council.