Following the sad passing of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, a Book of Condolence for Worcestershire has opened online.

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The Book of Condolence is open for residents to pay their respects and show their love and support for the Royal Family.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, traditional physical books of condolences are not being made available for people to record their messages.

As an alternative, you can leave your message by following the below link. Your message will be shown on an online book of condolence and it is anticipated that the content of the online book of condolences will eventually be retained as part of the historical records at the Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service.

Here is the link to the Online Book of Condolence

If you are unable to leave a message via the online book of condolence or are unable to ask a relative or friend to complete on your behalf, please call 01905 765765 select option 9 and a member of staff can complete the online form on your behalf.

Opening hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

The Book of Condolence will close at 8am  on Sunday (18 April)






Reason for restriction: Carriageway PatchingThere is a need to close the highway in the following terms:-

  1. The effect of this Notice is that no vehicle shall proceed along that part of the highway from its junction with C2270 Long Lane to its junction with B4082 Main Street
  2. This provision shall continue in force for a maximum of 5 days, however, it is anticipated that it will remain in force for 1 day commencing 8 April 2021.

Alternative routes: – Diversion Route B4082 Main Street, A44 Abbey View Road,
A44 Wyre Piddle Bypass, A44 Wyre Piddle Bypass, A44 Evesham Road,
C2012 Throckmorton Road, C2270 Long Lane and vice versa.

WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL PUBLIC NOTICE- (Footpaths PS-564, PS-565, PS-566(part), Pershore, PV-530, Pinvin and WP-508, Wyre Piddle) (Temporary Closure Order) 2021



Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (As Amended)

(Footpaths PS-564, PS-565, PS-566(part), Pershore, PV-530, Pinvin and WP-508, Wyre Piddle) (Temporary Closure Order) 2021

Proposed Order: to close Footpaths PS-564, PS-565, PS-566(part), Pershore, PV-530, Pinvin and WP-508, Wyre Piddle for their entire length in order to allow works to be carried out on construction of a new road.

Exemptions: to permit access to any land or premises having a frontage to the highway affected where there is no other form of access; and to allow the necessary works to be undertaken.

Alternative route: No alternative route.

The proposed Order will continue in force for a period not exceeding 6 months or until the works which it is proposed to be carried out have been completed, whichever is the earlier. However, it is anticipated that the Order will only be operative for 6 months commencing on 1 May 2021

CLICK HERE TO VIEW Plan Temporary Closure – Pershore-Pinvin

Consultation on SWDP Review sustainability appraisal

Consultation on SWDP Review sustainability appraisal

A public consultation has started on an important document supporting the development of new homes across South Worcestershire over the next two decades.

The sustainability appraisal sets out how sites and policies in the revised South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) balance economic and social factors with protecting the environment, which is officially referred to as sustainable development principles.

Where it is not possible to meet sustainable development principles, the sustainability appraisal explains how the impacts can either be lessened or achieved with certain changes.

The document was first published in autumn 2019 alongside the preferred sites for development in the revised SWDP. In response to the thousands of comments received to that consultation, and to take into account the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the sustainability appraisal has now been updated and is out for consultation again.

The consultation runs from 1 March to 19 April and people can have their say by visiting where they can read the document in full and respond to the online survey.

The consultation is not considering proposed sites for development or polices in the revised SWDP. Comments submitted on these subjects will not be considered.

A further round of consultation on the plan overall is expected to start in October 2021 when the first draft of the revised SWDP is published. It will then be submitted to the Secretary of State in February 2022 for independent public examination, which is expected to take place later that year.

Cllr Lucy Hodgson, Chair of the SWDP Joint Advisory Panel, said: “The updated sustainability appraisal is an important document which shows how we will meet the requirements for new housing and economic development, while balancing our responsibilities to the environment and helping to tackle climate change.”

Visit for more information.

The revised SWDP sets out how a Government requirement to build another 14,000 new homes across Malvern Hills District, Worcester City and Wychavon District by 2041 will be met. This is on top of the need for 28,400 new homes by 2030, more than half of which have already been built, set out in the current plan.


Households asked to take part in Census 2021

Households asked to take part in Census 2021

Households across the Wychavon District will be asked to take part in the next census in spring.

Run by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the census will be held on 21 March and is a once-in-a-decade survey that provides the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales.

Letters will soon be sent out with online codes explaining how to take part. It will be the first census to be run predominantly online, allowing people to complete the questionnaire on their computers, phones or tablets.

Questions will include age, sex, work, health, education, household size and ethnicity. For the first time, there will be a question asking people whether they have served in the armed forces, as well as voluntary questions for those aged 16 and over on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Data collected from the census will inform where billions of pounds of public funding is spent on services like transport, education and health – on cycle routes, schools and dental surgeries. Charities and voluntary organisations often use it as evidence to get funding.

It also helps businesses to understand their customers and, for example, decide where to open new shops. Plus, those doing research, like university students and people looking into their family history, use census data. It provides important information on population diversity, allowing organisations to know whether they are meeting their responsibilities and triggering action where necessary.

Results will be available within 12 months, although personal records will be locked away for 100 years, kept safe for future generations.

According to the last census in 2011, 116,944 people lived in Wychavon, 14.9% of people (8,750) worked mainly at or from home and the district was made up of 179 different ethnicities.

Cllr Bradley Thomas, Leader of Wychavon District Council, said: “The census is so important as it provides an understanding of the needs of our residents, as well as helps us to plan and fund our services in the future. It is mandatory for all households to complete the census otherwise there is a risk of prosecution, a hefty fine or even a criminal record”.

Iain Bell, Deputy National Statistician at ONS, said: “The census provides a unique snapshot of our communities. It benefits everyone. Based on the information you give, it ensures millions of pounds are invested in emergency services, mental health care, school places, hospital beds, houses, roads, GPs and dentist services. No-one should miss out. Everyone can complete on online with a new search-as-you-type ability and paper forms for those who need them.”

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Vacancy for Co-option as Parish Councillor for Pinvin Parish Council

Pinvin Parish Council has a vacancy for a Parish Councillor.

Pinvin has around 640 electors. The Parish Council may have up to 7 members. The council currently has 6 Councillors and a vacancy for a Parish Councillor currently exists.
The Council meets on the first Tuesday in the month wherever possible at Pinvin Memorial Hall, starting at 7.30pm. (Currently all meetings are undertaken remotely via Zoom)
If you are interested in finding out more about how to become a Parish Councillor download the Pinvin Parish Council Co-option Policy


Please return this completed form, together with the completed Co-option Eligibility Form to:
Pinvin Parish Council, 1a Church Walk, Areley Kings, Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire DY13 0AL

or Email:
Forms must be returned no later than  Friday 26th March 2021
Data Protection 1998
The information provided on this application form will remain private and confidential and will only be
used for the purpose of considering an application to become a Parish Councillor.

Temporary Road Closure Order – to close that part of B4083 Abbey View Road from its junction with B4083 Wyre Hill to its junction with A44 Wyre Piddle Bypass Roundabout

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Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

(B4083 Abbey View Road, Pinvin)(Temporary Closure) Order 2021


Order made: to close that part of B4083 Abbey View Road from its junction with B4083 Wyre Hill to its junction with A44 Wyre Piddle Bypass Roundabout

Reason: Lay New Ducting by Grub Construction

Exemptions: to permit access to any land or premises fronting the highway affected where there is no other form of access; and to allow the works to be undertaken.

Alternative route:
B4083 Wyre Hill, B4083 Wyre Road, A4104 Station Road, A4104 Terrace Road, A44 Abbey View Road and vice versa.

Maximum duration: 18 Months.  Anticipated duration: 4 days Commencing: 15 February 2021


Thomas Pollock Head of Commercial Law (Legal & Governance) County Hall Spetchley Road Worcester

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949271 – 2- B4083 Abbey View Road, Pinvin










949271 – 2- B4083 Abbey View Road, Pinvin

Tier Two restrictions for Worcestershire from 2nd December 2020

Tier Two restrictions for Worcestershire

Today, the Government announced Worcestershire will go into Tier Two category of restrictions, once the current lockdown finishes on December 2nd.

Worcestershire has worked very hard during the lockdown to reduce the number of cases of Covid-19 in the county.

We have seen some good progress, which has resulted in the county avoiding tier 3 restrictions. We now need to continue the good work and bring the number of Covid-19 cases down further.

From Wednesday 2nd December, everyone in Worcestershire will need to observe Tier Two restrictions.

Tier Two restrictions include:

  • you must not socialise with anyone you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place.
  • you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 people outside, including in a garden or a public space – this is called the ‘rule of 6’.
  • businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-Secure manner, other than those which remain closed by law, such as nightclubs.
  • pubs and bars must close, unless operating as restaurants. Hospitality venues can only serve alcohol with substantial meals.

The full list of restrictions are available on the dedicated pages of the Government’s website.

These restrictions are considered necessary because the infection rate remains too high. The virus doesn’t stay in a single area but spreads where people are mixing. It is very important that we all now follow these new rules, to reduce the number of Covid-19 cases and stop the virus spreading further.

Dr Kathryn Cobain, Director for Public Health for Worcestershire said:  

“I would like to thank you all for your continued hard work in helping to stop the spread of Covid-19. During these recent restrictions, we have seen some positive signs that Covid-19 cases are starting to stabilise in the county.

The tier we will be in from December 2nd, will be reviewed every two weeks so it is important that we keep these figures heading in the right direction. Therefore, we need to continue to follow the measures in place to protect us all. We need to keep following the rules and keep building on the hard work we have done so far.

This is a real opportunity, to take control of the virus, get our figures down and reduce the risk of transmission, especially with Christmas around the corner.

It is up to us all now to keep going with the good work, by social distancing, by wearing a face covering, by washing our hands regularly and limiting our contacts.”

Councillor John Smith, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing and Chairman of the Health and Wellbeing Board added: “These new measures represent a renewed opportunity to get our numbers down even more. If we keep working together to follow the rules, we will keep the people of Worcestershire safe and reduce the transmission of the virus.”

For the latest information on the restrictions and what you can do over the Christmas period visit the dedicated pages of the County Council’s website.


Reporting common issues with Wychavon District Council that could affect YOU!

Click on the links below to report common issues that affect you.

Environment and animals.

Planning Enforcement.

Pinvin Parish Council Ordinary Parish Council Meeting on Tuesday 5th May 2020 at 7.30pm via ZOOM

Government Legislation has changed for Parish Councils which came into force on the 4th April 2020 to enable Parish Councils across England to carry out their meetings. The change of legislation was introduced as a measure to support Parish Council during the COVID 19 Pandemic.

Parish Councils are now permitted to hold their meetings remotely, online and Pinvin Parish Council will host its first Formal Ordinary Parish Council meeting on Tuesday 5th May 2020 at 7.30pm via ZOOM.

The meeting is accessible to the public in exactly the same way that every other Parish Council meeting was and each meeting is set up with meeting ID and password details.

Should you be interested in logging into the Parish Council meeting on the 5th May at 7.30pm please contact the Clerk by email on "> for login details. The meeting will be via ZOOM and therefore you will need to download the software on which is FREE. The meeting can be viewed via your PC or you can dial in via a UK phone number unique to ZOOM for meetings. The Clerk will supply all this information on request.

As per all Parish Council meetings the Public will be welcome to speak during “Public Question Time” and able to observe the remainder of the meeting.