Warndon Notice of Election 2023


Warndon Parish Council
Election of Parish Councillors
for the Parish Wards listed below


Parish Wards                                                        Number of Parish Councillors to be elected
Warndon North                                                                                               Four
Warndon South                                                                                               Four

Nomination papers must be hand-delivered to the Deputy Returning Officer at The Green Room, Guildhall, High Street, Worcester, WR1 2EY between 9:30am and 4:30pm on any working day from the date of this notice (excluding bank holidays), but no later than 4pm
on Tuesday, 4 April 2023.

Nomination papers may be obtained from the offices of the Returning Officer, Guildhall, High Street, Worcester, WR1 2EY, during the times stated above.

If any election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday, 4 May 2023.

Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 11:59pm on Monday, 17 April 2023. Applications can be made online at www.gov.uk/registertovote.

Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes and amendments or cancellations of proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Guildhall, High Street, Worcester, WR1 2EY by 5pm on Tuesday, 18 April 2023.

Applications for a Voter Authority Certificate or an Anonymous Elector’s Document valid for this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Tuesday, 25 April 2023. Applications can be made online at www.gov.uk/applyforphotoidtovote

New applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Guildhall, High Street, Worcester, WR1 2EY by 5pm on Tuesday, 25 April 2023.

Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Guildhall, High Street, Worcester, WR1 2EY by 5pm on Thursday, 4 May 2023.

Dated: Monday 20 March 2023                                                                         Returning Officer: Shane Fly

Have your say on the future of outdoor play in Worcester – consultation date extended

Strategic Play Area Consultation

Worcester City Council is urging residents to voice their opinions on play areas for children and social spaces for young people in a bid to find out which areas are popular and also whether there are areas of the city where people would like to see better space for play or socialising.

We would especially welcome the views of children, young people, and their parents and carers and you can have your say using the interactive map. Click on the link below to add your views by 19 March 2023


Brecon Avenue MUGA Project

The contractors (HAGS) are back on site and the remaining posts have been delivered on schedule.

Brecon Avenue MUGA 2


The plan is for the tarmac surface to be laid next week – any day between Wednesday and Friday depending on progress of installation; the availability of the tarmac team and the weather, as the met office website is forecasting a possibility of snow next week.  Due to the access constraints of the location the tarmac will be delivered by lorry to Brecon Avenue and moved by hand using wheelbarrows to be laid on site.  The lorry will park on Brecon Avenue so it may create some minor inconvenience, but this will be for one day only. Once we have a confirmed date early next week I’ll go door to door and speak to the residents in that area to keep them advised of the situation.


Breon Avenue MUGA 1

At present the project is still on target for completion by Friday the 10th March, with the exception of the line markings. Please note that the contractors have advised that the tarmac needs to be down for a couple of weeks prior to the application of line markings to allow for the oils to come out of the tarmac. As the surrounding area is likely to be wet at times if we open it we run the risk of the surface having to be jet washed to remove any mud etc. and then allow it to dry before the line markings can be completed, adding further time and cost to the project. Therefore the plan is to keep the area closed off and secure (the contractors have confirmed there were no issues when they were off site for ten days earlier in the project) and open it fully on completion of the line markings, with all heras fencing etc. cleared from the site (by no later than Friday 31st March) as that will coincide with the Easter school holidays from Monday 3rd April to Friday 14th April.

Your chance to find out how to be a councillor in Worcester

If you’re thinking of standing as a councillor for Worcester City Council or a parish council, you won’t want to miss an upcoming special online briefing session.

The event will give prospective candidates – and their potential agents – all the essential information they need to know about the elections.

The online briefing will be held at 6pm on Monday March 13. Would-be candidates and agents must book in advance.

To register your interest for the City Council briefing, please email .

The briefing will run through essentials like how to complete nomination papers, how postal votes work, the new voter ID rules and many other important matters.

There will also be a West Mercia Police officer on hand to discuss the dangers of electoral fraud.

This year’s Worcester City Council elections will take place on Thursday May 4.

Eleven City Council seats will be contested, in the Arboretum, Bedwardine, Cathedral, Claines, Nunnery, St Clement, St John, St Peter’s, St Stephen, Warndon Parish North and Warndon Parish South wards.

There are also vacancies in St Peter’s and Warndon parish councils and, depending on the number of candidates who are nominated, elections for these could be held on 4 May alongside the City Council polls.


Worcester City Council Elections 2023

On Thursday 4 May 2023 elections are scheduled to be held to elect eleven Worcester City Councillors.

Eligible electors in the following 11 Wards will be able to vote for their Worcester City Councillor:

  • Arboretum
  • Bedwardine
  • Cathedral
  • Claines
  • Nunnery
  • St Clement
  • St John
  • St Peter’s Parish
  • St Stephen
  • Warndon Parish North
  • Warndon Parish South

Electors in Battenhall, Gorse Hill, Rainbow Hill, and Warndon Wards will not be electing City Councillors this year.

Worcester Parish Councils’ Elections

If sufficient candidates are nominated, there will also be elections held on Thursday 4 May 2023  for nine seats in St Peter the Great County Parish Council, and four seats each in Warndon North and Warndon South Wards of Warndon Parish Council.


Find information about standing in this election as a candidate

We will publish a notice on Wednesday 5 April detailing the candidates that are standing in each Ward but we do not provide information about their politics or manifestos. Candidates are responsible for promoting their own candidacy.

For full information about all election processes, please go to: https://www.worcester.gov.uk/councillors-democracy/elections/2023-elections

Parish Council Drop-In Surgeries

Warndon Parish Council drop-in surgeries will be held at the Lyppard Hub, on the last Monday of each month from 6pm – 7pm, for residents to meet with a Parish Councillor to raise any matters especially those pertaining to a particular location or site.

This will enable more detailed discussion and fact-finding than is possible at a Parish Council meeting; if the issue is of wider interest or requires a decision by the Parish Council it will be raised at a subsequent Parish Council meeting.

The next surgeries will be held on:

Monday 27 February at 6pm

Monday 27 March at 6pm

We look forward to helping to signpost or resolve your concerns.


Residents are also welcome to attend the monthly Parish Council meetings on the first Monday of the month, also held at the Lyppard Hub at 7p.m.


Become a Councillor

Become a Councillor

Worcestershire County Association of Local Councils


If you are interested in becoming a Councillor a great place to start is your local Town or Parish Council. While some Councils may not have a vacancy immediately, and you may need to wait until there is a resignation or the next elections. Other Parish and Town Councils may have a casual vacancy which may need to be filled. If this is the case, you could be co-opted on to the Council.

The next full elections in the County for Town and Parish Council will take place in May 2023. (apart from Kidderminster Town Council which will take place in 2025)


We want to help people who are interested in becoming Councillors and/or helping in their community. Being a Councillor is a greaty way to give back to your community, enact change, help with projects in your community.

Worcestershire CALC held two successful events on becoming a Councillor. If you did not hear about it or weren’t able to come along, we recorded it and it’s now up on Youtube for you to look at whenever you want.


If you want more information on becoming a Councillor please visit: https://worcscalc.org.uk/information/become-a-councillor



Notice of Vacancy in the Office of Councillor for the Parish of Warndon

Pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, notice is hereby given that a vacancy has occurred in the Office of Councillor for Warndon Parish Council, due to the resignation of Councillor Robyn Norfolk on 4 December 2022.

Section 89(3) of the Local Government Act 1972 provides that no by-election shall be held to fill a casual vacancy if that vacancy occurs within six months before the day on which the councillor whose office is vacant would have regularly retired.

Rules 5(5) and 5(6) of the Local Elections (Parish and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules 2006 permit the Parish Council to fill this vacancy by co-option, if they so choose, as soon as practicable after the expiry of the period of fourteen working days after the date of this notice.

All Parish Council seats are scheduled to be filled by election on 4 May 2023.

Warndon Parish Council Newsletter

Thanks once again to the many volunteers who gave up their time over the Christmas period to deliver the Winter edition of the Parish Newsletter.

Newsletter deliverers Dec 2022

Newsletter deliverers Dec 2022


The last ones will be delivered in the next few days, however if you are still without your copy by 6th January, then please email our Clerk who will arrange for a Newsletter to be delivered or alternatively you can view the Newsletter on the Parish Council website.


Please note….. as the first Monday of the month is a Bank Holiday, the next Parish Council meeting will take place at 7pm Monday 9th January 2023 at the Lyppard Hub.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year.


Sue Carr

Clerk and RFO

Lyppard Nature Reserve

Mike, our Parish Warden has removed two ducks from the pond at the Lyppard Nature Reserve, which have died and he has disposed of them. Their deaths could be related to Avian Flu but it is unknown.

If you do see any signs of ducks in distress or dead, do not approach them, please notify the Parish Council.