It’s all happening at the moment: Bulb Sunday coming up, the Jubilee Room meeting postponed, another vacancy on the Parish Council and troops in the area.
In this issue:
A reminder that the Bulb Sunday Service will be held at St James's Church next Sunday, 23rd February, at 3.00pm. During the service there will be a presentation on 'Church and Village during the 20th Century', consisting of a number of personal reminiscences. Afterwards, teas will be served in the Village Hall.
The Parish Meeting originally planned for next Saturday has had to be postponed until Saturday 22nd March, when the Diocesan Architect will present sketches to illustrate three options for converting the south east corner of St James’s Church to a Jubilee Room.
More details will be available nearer the time.
Following the resignation of Charlotte Butler (who is moving to Cheltenham), there is now a second vacancy on Birlingham Parish Council. If no election is called for, the Council will co-opt a new member at their next meeting on Wednesday 19th March.
If you would like more information on the Parish Council and its role, and how you can apply to become a councillor, please email the Clerk, June Hiden, at
The following message was received on Friday from Phil Merrick, Head of Community Services at Wychavon District Council:
“We have been asked to deploy some troops today in the district as part of their wider deployment across the county and the West Mercia area in response to the recent flooding.
“Please do not be alarmed if you see military vehicles in your parishes and wards tomorrow. They will be visiting Wick, Bredon, Tibberton and Droitwich to deliver sandbags. This is purely a precautionary measure in case the weather conditions deteriorate over the next few days and is being targeted to provide support to communities badly affected by flooding in 2007. Please let your communities know that the presence of the army today is intended to provide reassurance and not alarm.
“The reality is that our district is not at a critical level at the moment but we are, of course, fully co-operating with the wish to have the military presence on the ground.
“For further information about flooding advice and support can I direct you to the following link on our website:”
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