Message about Christmas from the Police and Crime Commissioner

Our local Police and Crime Commissioner has asked that we share his message with the local community.  He writes as follows:

As your Police and Crime Commissioner, my role is to ensure your priorities are acted on, your voice is heard and your community is kept safe. I work hard to engage with communities across Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Worcestershire to hear their views and priorities on how to maintain a safe West Mercia.

This year we are facing a different kind of Christmas, a Christmas with circumstances we all wish were different, and one where we must adapt our celebrations. This does not change the nature of the holiday; it is still a time for family, friends and looking out for one another, but this year more than ever the latter rings true.

It is important we spend time with our loved ones, but it is vital we do so sensibly. By following the guidelines in place, we can protect not only ourselves and our families, but each and every member of our community.

For more information about my role, my priorities, and the work I do within our community, visit my website: https://www.westmercia-pcc.gov.uk/

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion
Email: opcc@westmercia.pnn.police.uk
Phone: 01905 331656

Two vacancies at the Parish Council

We have two vacancies on the Parish Council and we will be co-opting two people to the vacant positions at the December meeting.  If you would like to join the team of people working hard to make Weston under Penyard the best that it can be, please do contact the Clerk to have an informal chat with the Chair or any existing Councillor if you would like to find out a bit more about what the role involves.

Those who wish to stand should ideally let the Clerk know no later than 27th of November as this is when the agenda for the next meeting will be published.

New footbridge and steps completed

Since June 2019 we have being trying to get contractors to rectify a failed bridge and dangerous steps where footpath WP2 crosses a stream near Lea Bailey.  This work has now finally been completed in an excellent manner.

There are some picture below.  Enjoy the new safe walking in the Parish!Before and after pioctures

Significant roadworks on A40 Weston under Penayard

We have details of the A40 resurfacing and new roundabout scheme in Weston under Penyard which will be starting on 13th October and involve traffic light control of the A40 and also closure of the A40 too.  Details have been sent out in our most recent newsletter and can also be found by clicking on this link.

As ever – if you need more information – please do contact the Clerk.

Walking in the Parish

A number of walks have been posted on the website which may be of interest to locals and visitors alike.  You can see them here (General Information / Walking in the Parish) along with some useful information about we can all keep out local footpaths in good condition.

 

 

 

Opportunity to join the Parish Council

Weston under Penyard Parish Council consists of ten Councillors all of whom are volunteers.  Due to one Councillor moving away, we now have a vacancy.  The council is a team of hard working individuals all of whom bring something different to the pro-active work the council does, working on issues which affect our parish and getting them addressed in order to maintain the area we all call home.

The council meets on the first Thursday evening of every month (except February and August) at the moment via Zoom although normally in the village hall.  There are also sub groups that meet between main council meetings.

If you feel you can contribute fully to the council and the residents of our parish please contact the clerk using the link below or Linda Dunn (chair) – lmarydunn@sky.com (01989 562818) for more information on the role and to have an informal chat.

While you are here, do have a look around the site to find more information about the work that the Parish Council does.  Hopefully it will inspire you to join us.

Join in the Countryside Clean-up 2020

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The Countryside Alliance’s Countryside Clean-up has been rescheduled to take place on the weekend of 19th – 20th September.

Weston under Penyard is joining in the Clean-up and so if you could spend an hour or two to do some litter picking in the Parish, ideally on the weekend of 19th and 20th of September, that would be great.

We have litter pick kits available to borrow (all santised and safe) including pick sticks, tabards, plastic bags and instructions.  You can use your own equipment or borrow a kit from Linda Dunn at The Olde Shoppe opposite the Weston Cross pub. Please call Linda on 01989 562818 or email lmarydunn@sky.com to arrange a convenient time to collect them.

When you have finished with them, you can return them there as well. If you want to hold on to a stick and tabard for a while to do several litter picks, just let Linda know that when you pick them up.

When you have finished, please take your filled bags to the Village Hall car park and put them into the large waste container there.

Let’s all play our part to keep the village as litter free as possible.

Neighbourhood Development Plan Mailing list closed

We had lots of interest in the development of the Weston under Penyard Neighbourhood Development Plan.  Many people subscribed to receive updates on this as it was developing.  Now that it is all finalised, we are going to delete this mailing list and no longer hold any data.  Everyone on the list has been written to.

If you would like to stay connected with what is happening in the Parish, we send out a newsletter from time to time covering pertinent information and we would be delighted if you would like to subscribe to that (if you do not already do so).  If you do, we do not use your data for any other purpose than to send you our newsletter.

You can subscribe to the Newsletter from our website using the link at the bottom right of  our web pages.

Thank you again for all your interest and support in developing our Neighbourhood Development Plan.