National Moment of Reflection

There will be a National Moment of Reflection, including a one-minute silence, at 8pm on Sunday.

The Government is encouraging people to mark this in their own way with friends and family, with suggestions including standing on doorsteps or gathering with neighbours in the street. The Council will be promoting this event and the Mayor will be observing the Moment of Reflection on the steps of the Guildhall

Find out more about the National Moment of Reflection

https://www.worcester.gov.uk/news/her-majesty-the-queen

Warndon Parish Council joins the nation in mourning the sad passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

We offer our deepest condolences to the Royal Family at this very difficult time and pay tribute to the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

A Book of Condolence is open for residents to sign at the Guildhall in High Street

A Book of Condolence is also open at the Lyppard Hub, Ankerage Green for Warndon Parish residents to sign.

A Book of Condolence is also open at Warndon St Nicholas Church,

Other Books of Condolence will also be opened at Worcester Cathedral, St George’s Catholic Church, County Hall, the University of Worcester, Worcester Hospital, Warndon Library, St John’s Library, and The Hive.

Alternatively, you may wish to sign the official e-book of condolence on The British Monarchy website.  

The Union Flag at the Guildhall is being flown at half-mast.

 

Bat Watching

Want to find out more about these secretive creatures?

 

Join us on a Bat Watch

with Liz Yorke

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

 

Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

Please dress appropriately for the weather on the evening. A torch may also be useful!

For further information please contact

 

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Police and Communities Together (PACT) Drop-in Sessions

With immediate effect the PACT surgery currently held at Woodgreen Church (corner of Woodgreen Drive/Hastings Drive) on Thursdays will be replaced.You can now find us at the church every other Sunday between 10:45-11:30am starting from Sunday 26th June.

This is an opportunity to meet the Safer Neighbourhood Team, discuss local priorities, complete crime surveys or just for an informal chat.

We hope that the change will allow a more diverse and inclusive range of people to be able to meet with us.

If you are not able to see them in person, but have a crime, anti-social behaviour or neighbourhood concerns then please report it online or call 101 or email .

In an emergency always call 999.

West Mercia Police seeking your help

We are appealing for information after a pair of Rayban Sunglasses were stolen from a car in Corfe Avenue, Worcester after the driver’s side window was smashed.

The theft occurred between 9pm on 28/03/2022 and 4am on 29/03/2022 when the sunglasses were stolen from the vehicle whilst it was parked on Corfe Avenue, Worcester.

We are keen to hear from anyone who may have any information relating to the theft of these items or that may have been in the area around the time of the incident and heard or seen anything suspicious.

There are some simple but effective things you can do to help protect your property – where possible remove all valuable items from your vehicle before leaving it unattended.

We are also encouraging the community to call us on 101 if they see anyone acting suspiciously around a vehicle.

If you have information about this or any other suspected crime, please let us know using the online ‘Tell Us About’ form on our website www.westmercia.police.uk  quoting crime reference 22/30291/22 or email your local Safer Neighbourhood Team .

Worcester City Centre Transport Strategy – Survey

Have your say about the future of the city’s transport infrastructure!

The Worcester City Centre Transport Strategy will provide a framework for future transport provision and infrastructure for the city centre. This framework will address themes including accessibility for all modes of transport, traffic congestion, air quality, parking provision and the public realm.

SYSTRA is undertaking this survey on behalf of Worcester City Council. They would like to understand:

– The types of journeys you currently make into and through Worcester city centre, and whether you would like to travel differently in the future; and

– What you think about the experience of travelling into and through Worcester city centre, and what might improve your experience in the future.

Your views are very important, it will take just 10 mins to complete. Deadline for submission is April 10th.

Survey:  https://systraltd.researchfeedback.net/s/WCCTS

Young People’s Poetry Competition 2022

The Parish Council plans to sponsor a poetry competition for young people in and around the area, taking place in Spring 2022.  The theme will be “a place or a space or a wild thing” –  a church, tree, field, shop, playpark, house, pond, butterfly, squirrel, or duckling for example, ideally around the parish. Think about the history and the ecology – and let your imagination take over !!

Contributions will judged by a panel including Leena Batchelor the previous Worcester Poet Laureate, now poet in residence at The Commandery.

Illustrated contributions will be displayed in the Hub Community Centre on Ankerage Green and in local shops in June/July;  the winners will be invited to read their poems at the Villages Fete planned for 10th July and the awards presented there.  Besides the fun of taking part, prizes of £25, £15 and £10 will be made to the winners in the three age groups, primary, secondary & sixth form along with certificates & mementoes.

 

Contact Councillor Jan Scrine at for further information;

for inspiration, look at our Villages Heritage Trail, https://warndonparishcouncil.org/warndon-villages-heritage-trail

or the Warndon Woodlands Nature Trails, https://warndonparishcouncil.org/warndon-woodlands-nature-trails

 

Neighbourhood Watch 2021 Crime and Community Survey Launched

For the second year running, we want to hear your thoughts about crime, community, and how effective Neighbourhood Watch is. 

The survey, launched on Wednesday 20th October 2021, is open to the public across England and Wales, regardless of whether they live in a Neighbourhood Watch area or not.

The results will enable us to better understand on a national and regional level crime, fear of crime and benchmark whether membership to a Neighbourhood Watch scheme, or living in a Neighbourhood Watch area, has an impact on levels of crime, concern about crime, neighbourliness, and the willingness of communities to work together.

Last year our survey received just over 30,000 responses from across England and Wales providing us with a rich and useful set of data. This year we will be able to compare our data to last year’s results.

All data will be anonymised and aggregated and will be used by Neighbourhood Watch to ensure our work is effective, inclusive, and representative.

To participate go to:  www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CL72YGJ

The survey closes on the 16th of November. Thank you for your support.

New Defibrillator – Harley Warren

Warndon Parish Council would like to thank the resident in Harley Warren for allowing the Parish  defibrillator to be sited on their garage wall. The new location is just off Dugdale Drive in Haines Avenue. The defibrillator is one of three sited within the Parish. The others being  outside the Lyppard Hub and at Tesco Express.

First Aid and Defibrillator Training,  arranged by the Parish Council will be taking place on 16th 19th October. Further training sessions can be arranged in  the future,  should there be sufficient interest.  Please contact the Clerk 

 

Defibrillator & First Aid Training

Would you know how to deal with a HEART ATTACK ?

Are you confident using a  DEFIBRILLATOR?

 

Warndon Parish Council will be sponsoring Defibrillator & First Aid training in Older People’s First Aid and the use of Defibrillators

Subject to sufficient interest, FREE sessions will take place at the Lyppard HUB

 

Saturday 16 October 2021       10.30am – 12 noon 

and

Tuesday 19 October 2021    1.30pm – 3pm

 

The training will be provided by the Worcestershire First Responders who are volunteers, but you are welcome to make any donations to them.

 

 Find out now – just in case you need to know in an emergency !

 

Please let Sue our Clerk know if you would like to attend – and which session, asap:  

 

(The Warndon parish defibrillators are located at The Lyppard Hub, Tesco Express (Brindley Place) and Haines Avenue (off Dugdale Drive)