The new-format Annual Parish Meeting takes places tonight (10th May) at the Cricket Club. Come along and find out about our village organisations – full details below.
 
In this issue:
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1. Annual Parish Meeting, Wednesday 10th May
 
John Hill writes:
The Annual Parish Meeting will be held tonight (Wednesday 10th May) at the Cricket Club, starting at 7.30 pm. All are invited to this new-format meeting when representatives of several village clubs/organisations will give a short presentation of what they do and in particular how villagers can get involved.
 
Why not come along – entrance is free and the bar will be open, and you might hear some interesting facts.
 
The agenda for the meeting is available at www.birlingham.org/pc_info/pc_agenda_2017-05-10A.pdf and the minutes of last year’s meeting can be viewed at www.birlingham.org/pc_info/pc_annual_2016-05-11.pdf.
 
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The next meeting of Birlingham Parish Council takes place on Wednesday 17th May at 7.00pm in Birlingham Village Hall. This is another opportunity to have your say on local issues, so please come along.
 
The agenda for the meeting will be available shortly at www.birlingham.org/pc_info/pc_agenda_2017-05-17B.pdf and the draft minutes of the previous Parish Council meeting on 15th March can be viewed at www.birlingham.org/pc_info/pc_minutes_2017-03-15.pdf.
 
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Paula Aston writes:
With less than two weeks to go, the Village Family Day is set to be an exciting event for all the family. A huge thank you from me, to all those who are busy arranging their own part of the day to ensure a fantastic event for all; whilst hopefully raising lots of money for the upkeep of our beautiful village church.
 
We are still in need of manpower on the day to help set up tables etc. so please come along from 9:30am onwards on Sunday 21st May to help – all help will be gratefully received! If you can’t help out perhaps you can make a donation to any of the following stall organisers:
 
Books and Jigsaw Puzzles – Please leave in the church (tidily!) or contact Sylvia Morgan.
 
White Elephant – Please contact Carl Brassington, 01386 751837, and he will arrange to collect from you.
 
Tombola – Please contact John & Daphne Hill, 01386 750147, or Ali Hastings, 01386 750231.
 
Cakes – Please contact Ann Maxwell, 01386 751662.
 
Raffle and Games prizes – Please contact Paula Aston on 01386 751425 and I will collect.
 
Please invite all you friends and family to the event and don't forget its FREE ENTRY!
 
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At the County Council elections last Thursday, Councillor Adrian Hardman was re-elected for the Bredon ward, which includes Birlingham. The result for the ward was as follows:
  • Adrian Hardman (Conservative Party): 2371 (72.2%) 
  • Elizabeth Turier (Liberal Democrats): 465 (14.2%)
  • David Niblett (Labour Party): 236 (7.2%)
  • Katri Hastings (Green Party): 212 (6.5%)
The results for all wards in the county can be viewed at http://gis.worcestershire.gov.uk/website/Elections/result2017.aspx.
 
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5. Church Street Roadworks
 
The County Council will tomorrow publish the official notice for the closure of Church Street for roadworks. The road is to be closed for its full length as far as its junction with Shorthill. The work is planned to take two days but the Parish Council are currently unsure what work is to be carried out, which part of Church Street is affected or when in June the work will be done. The Parish Council will update you as soon as they supply more details.
 
The official notice can be viewed at www.birlingham.org/docs/road_closure_2017_3.pdf.
 
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The Parish Council has received an application from Birlingham Flower & Produce Show for £400 from the New Homes Bonus towards the purchase of a new marquee for the Show. The marquee would also be available for other events at the Cricket Club.
 
The Parish Council is required to consult the community on all applications, so they would be pleased to hear your views before submitting the application to Wychavon District Council; please email any comments to the Clerk at birlingham_clerk@yahoo.co.uk.
 
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Ann Maxwell writes:
We have received a communication from West Mercia Police to highlight a large number of incidents involving the theft of lead from church roofs in Worcestershire. There is a significant investigation ongoing. The police have asked us to pass on the following message:
 
“Please could all of the churches in the Worcestershire area of the diocese ask their parishioners and local neighbours to call in and report any unknown vehicles to West Mercia Police on telephone number 101. If the log number OIS 377s - 050517 is quoted it will ensure that the information gets to the investigators immediately. If a theft is in progress please ask that 999 is called and where possible vehicle descriptions and person details are recorded.”
 
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The following planning application has been received by the Parish Council:
  • Peacock Farm, Lower End: Demolition of wall 1.6 mts high adjacent to highway (Case No. 17/00842). Awaiting decision by Wychavon District Council. (Consultation period ends on 1st June.) Full details can be viewed on the Wychavon DC website at https://plan.wychavon.gov.uk/plandisp.aspx?recno=91223.
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