This week we have details of vintage sports cars passing through the village, an event at the Swan Inn and the full election results for our constituency, along with some local information.
 
In this issue:
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1. Vintage Sports Car Club, Saturday 17th June 
 
The Light Car & Edwardian Section of the Vintage Sports Car Club are coming through the village on Saturday 17th June  between 5.00pm and 6.00pm. Their route is down New Barn Lane to the Church and War Memorial and then into Church Street followed by left onto Shorthill before turning right to leave via The Avenue and Upper End.
 
They are happy that photographs are taken as they pass through.
 
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2. Morris Men at the Swan Inn, Saturday 8th July 
 
The Faithful City Morris Men will be appearing at the Swan Inn on Saturday 8th July at approximately 11.00am as part of their 50th Anniversary tour.
 
Come along and help them celebrate their anniversary. The bar at the Swan will be open from 10.30am, with food served from 12.00 noon.
 
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In the General Election last week, Harriett Baldwin was returned as the Conservative MP for West Worcestershire. The full results were:
 
Harriett Baldwin (Conservative)                     34,703    (61.5%)    +5.4%
Samantha Charles (Labour)                         13,375    (23.7%)    +10.3%
Edward McMillan-Scott (Liberal Democrat)     5,307    (9.4%)      -0.3%
Natalie McVey (Green Party)                        1,605    (2.8%)      -3.6%
Mike Savage (UKIP)                                     1,481    (2.6%)      -11.7%
 
The constituency turnout was 75.9% (up 2.2%).
 
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Angela Fitch writes:
If you have any good quality, used books that you would like to donate to the little bookshop which we run to raise money for church funds it would be lovely to hear from you. Crime, thrillers and romances usually go well and at 50p each or three for £1 it’s cheaper for our customers than driving into Pershore to visit the library!
 
If you would like your donations collected, please give Angela Fitch a call on 01386 751682 or text 07585 904636 – thanks. If you would like to drop books off at the church, please leave them on the pew to the left of the main door, which already has books on it.
 
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Between 10.00pm on Friday 2nd June and 6.00am on Saturday 3rd June a van was broken into in Upper End. A Dewalt Angle Grinder, Dewalt Multi Tool and Paslode nails for a nail gun were stolen. If you have any information on this incident, please phone 101 quoting incident number 0420S030617.
 
Meanwhile, a white Ford Transit (registration NL08 VPT) has been reported to be acting suspiciously on a farm in the area of Tewkesbury Road, Eckington.
 
If anyone sees this vehicle or any other suspicious incidents, or has information on the theft in Upper End, please ring the police immediately on 101 or 999 as appropriate.
 
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The Parish Clerk writes:
A risk assessment is to be carried out in the village for data collection on the roads. Once this is done a radar recorder can potentially be positioned on the roadside for a 7-day period and it will monitor the speeds and volume of all passing traffic during that timescale.
 
When this data has been analysed, the Safer Roads Partnership can get an indication of whether the roads are suitable for a Community Watch survey, depending on suitability with the Police policy and criteria.
 
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7. Lost Keys – Found
 
We are pleased to report that the keys lost in the village three weeks ago have now been reunited with their owner. Thank you to all who helped in the search.
 
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The following planning application has been received by the Parish Council:
  • The Packing Shed, Gravelly Hill, Eckington Road: Prior approval for proposed change of use of agricultural building to a dwellinghouse (Case No. 17/01058). Awaiting decision by Wychavon District Council. (Consultation period ends on 29th June.) Full details can be viewed on the Wychavon DC website at https://plan.wychavon.gov.uk/plandisp.aspx?recno=91439.
The following planning application has been determined by Wychavon District Council:
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