Worcester Safer Streets survey

Calling all women and girls in Worcester.

Are there local places that make you feel unsafe?

Have your say at Worcester Safer Streets Survey (surveymonkey.co.uk)

West Mercia Police, Worcester BID, Worcester City Council and University of Worcester plan to apply to new Gov fund to improve safety in public spaces.

worcester safer streets survey

New secondary school for Worcester consultation

Worcestershire County Council would like to hear your views about a new secondary school for Worcester.

In February this year Worcestershire County Council Cabinet approved the creation of a new 600 place secondary school, in Worcester, to meet the increased demand for school places.

Making sure children across the county have access to good quality education is a long-term priority for the Council and they would like to hear from a range of stakeholders about what matters most in the delivery of a new school.

The location of the site of any new school will consider several factors including reducing pressure from oversubscribed schools and helping parents to fulfil their preference in choice of secondary school for their children.

The school will be delivered by Worcestershire County Council and run by an Academy Sponsor. The process to appoint the Academy Sponsor will run in the Autumn Term of 2021 and will follow the Department for Education (DfE) Free School Presumption Process.

Your responses to the survey will help the Council to shape the school design specification and outline in detail what is expected from an Academy in applying to run this school.

The survey runs from 11 May to 11 June and you can submit your response online at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/newsecondaryschool. If you require a paper copy of the questionnaire, please email 


The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Friday 28th May 2021 at the Lyppard Hub, commencing at 7.00 p.m.

Members of the public are invited to attend


  1. Councillor apologies
  2. The past year
  3. The Neighbourhood Plan
  4. Towns Fund / Future High Street
  5. A plan for the Parish Council
  6. Annual report from County Councillor Andy Roberts
  7. Annual report from Ward Councillors – Cllr. Lucy Hodgson, Cllr. Stephen Hodgson, Cllr. Nida Hassan, Cllr. Andy Roberts
  8. To invite the public to raise any matters of interest

Robyn Norfolk

Parish Council Chair


 *Covid safety measures will be in place – see attached

Proposed new fibre internet cabinet at entrance of Hoskyns Avenue

Warndon Parish Council has recently been advised of a proposal to install a new FTTP fibre broadband cabinet at the entrance of Hoskyns Avenue, beside the southern pavement near the junction with Woodgreen Drive. Please see images of location and approximate size.

proposed cabinet position

This is not a typical “pre-planning application” consultation; the installer plans to apply for a “street works permit” end May. The installer wishes to avoid complications, arising from unforeseen issues, by consulting local stakeholders. Technically, they do not need consent from the Parish Council or local residents, but they want to avoid any costs or delays that could be prevented via a pre-start consultation with local stakeholders. Feedback from us by 24th May is desired.

This proposed cabinet is part of the Fibre To The Premises (FTTP) rollout, which will bring much faster broadband speed to residents. Residents will then have alternatives to BT for fast broadband (typically 3 additional Internet Service Providers: including the likes of Vodafone, Plusnet and TalkTalk).

This main cabinet will feed a network of 500-home sub-cabinets (details of these to follow) serving 5000 homes in total, most of which will be in Warndon Parish. It should be operational by Sept 2021. Additional main cabinet sites are planned for end 2021 in London Road (by Waitrose), Newtown Road and near Homestead Avenue. The installer advises that significant effort has been made to determine the most efficient cabinet locations and that less digging will be required to install network to homes than in past years, as they can now make use of existing BT Openreach infrastructure, rather than having to overbuild.

The default colour for these cabinets is grey (RAL 7038) but a dark green colour may be possible if that would not cause technical problems such as overheating in summer. One colour only (not two-tone) is offered.

If you know of a compelling reason why this main cabinet should not be installed here, outweighing the advantages of greater choice of faster broadband internet access for the Parish, please contact Warndon Parish Council https://warndonparishcouncil.org/contact-us advising your reasons.

Vacancy for Members of the Independent Remuneration Panel

Are you interested in how Local Government works and what Councillors are paid?

We are seeking applications from people living or working within the following Local Government areas – Bromsgrove, Malvern Hills, Redditch, Worcester, or Wychavon to fill vacancies on the Independent Remuneration Panel.

The Panel recommends to each District Council in Worcestershire the level of allowances to be paid to Councillors and other non-elected people such as co-opted members. The aim of the Panel is to ensure that the setting of such allowances is open to robust, independent, and local scrutiny.

If successful you will join a Panel consisting of five members. The Panel currently meets up to 6 times a year for up to 2 hours at a time with occasional ad-hoc meetings for IRP related projects.

Although some knowledge of local government would be an advantage it is not essential as the Panel receives support and advice from council officers. Panel members should be able to approach issues with an open mind and undertake applicable research.

The term of office is four years from July 2021 which may be renewed.

Travel and subsistence expenses are reimbursed, including childcare if appropriate. An honorarium of £700 per year is also paid.

Interested? To find out more and request an application form, please contact Mel Harris on (01386) 565427 or at or:

Mel Harris

Senior Member Support Officer

Wychavon District Council

Civic Centre

Queen Elizabeth Drive


WR10 1PT


Closing date for application forms is 5.00 pm on 10 June 2021

Interviews are to be held on 1 or 2 July 2021

Warndon Parish Neighbourhood Draft Plan – Public Consultation

Following 4 years of hard work, Warndon Parish Neighbourhood Draft Plan is now subject to an official 6-week public consultation stage. The summary of the draft plan sets out the key issues for Warndon Parish over the next ten years and the proposed policies.

A Neighbourhood Plan helps to shape development of our Parish – it is by far the strongest way for locals to have their views put forward and enshrined in local Planning Policy, as it will sit alongside the South Worcestershire Development Plan (currently under review).

During week commencing 10th May all households in the Parish will be receiving a paper copy of the consultation document, inside there will be a detachable Questionnaire to complete. Once completed this can be dropped off to the ‘Neighbourhood Plan Letterboxes’ which can found at either the Lyppard Hub or Tesco (Millwood Drive), or alternatively it can be completed online by following the link                                                  https://consultations.rcaregeneration.co.uk/warndon-neighbourhood-plan-21  

A full version of the draft plan including a number of maps, together with the supporting evidence based documents will also be available to view via the above link.

The consultation period will run from 10th May to 21st June 2021.