Worcestershire CALC held two successful events on becoming a Councillor. If you did not hear about it or weren’t able to come along, we recorded it and it’s now up on Youtube for you to look at whenever you want.
If you want more information on becoming a Councillor please visit: https://worcscalc.org.uk/information/become-a-councillor
There is a Book of Condolence at MHDC following the death of The Queen and also an online “book” of condolence at www.royal.uk
We offer our deepest condolences to the Royal Family following the death of Her Majesty The Queen. Her Majesty was the embodiment of public service. We know that many communities may wish to come together and observe the funeral of Her Majesty The Queen and so the BBC is providing local communities a TV Licence dispensation. The dispensation will allow any communal setting where TV is not usually watched, such as town halls, community centres and libraries across the UK, to screen the live programmes without needing to purchase a licence. We want to reach out to communities and those who are making arrangements to let them know that the dispensation is in place and therefore we welcome your support in making your service users aware. By law, if live television or BBC iPlayer is viewed on any premises, those premises must be covered by a valid TV Licence. However, in exceptional circumstances, the BBC can grant a dispensation for the temporary viewing of television, so long as the viewing is for the sole purpose of screening an event which is judged by the BBC to be of national importance. As the BBC Board has said, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was a unifying figure across generations, communities and borders, who represented the very best of our nation. We are grateful at the BBC to have witnessed, recorded and shared so many of the special moments in her long life and reign. She will always be remembered with the greatest affection and admiration.
COST OF LIVING SUPPORT FOR PENSIONERS
Citizen’s Advice (CA) is currently in receipt of some of the latest round of Household Support Fund in Malvern Hills District, to support our residents with the rising cost of living. Some of this funding is aimed specifically at pensioners (anyone who has reached state pension age by 30th September 2022) so we are keen to make our older residents aware of this fund and encourage them to get in touch with CA if they are in need of some additional support. Age UK and Act on Energy are also in receipt of some of this Household Support Fund to support pensioner age adults in the district.
Here is a link to a short video of CA promoting the fund on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MalvernHillsDC/videos/3137023986626903/
For more information on the Household Support Fund please visit https://www.malvernhills.gov.uk/community/general-information-support
If you work with pensioners, please do make them aware of this support. The fund is due to finish at the end of this month.
Age UK Recruitment Days – June 2022
In a few weeks’ time Snowball will be launching on all Apple and Android devices creating the largest interactive disability app in the world. Helping students with physical disabilities, mental health issues and learning disabilities access their own communities and beyond
Living with Dementia
Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire are offering a 26 week course of Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (MCST) for mild to moderate dementia being 1/6/22 on a weekly basis (Wednesdays) 10am-12noon
West Mercia Newsletter
Meet your Safer Neighbourhood Team
Time to get walking again!
At this time of year we start to think about the mud drying up and getting out to walk in the beautiful English Countryside again, but where to find new and interesting walks?
Walking in Worcestershire https://www.walkinginengland.co.uk/worcestershire has hundreds of walks to download and print, free, it also has books of walks, details of all the walking groups in the county and much more. Whether you want to walk on your own or with a group all the information is there in one place.
John Harris (the custodian of the website) said ‘There is so much walking information on the web but it is difficult to find. Walking in Worcestershire (part of the Walking in England website) has brought it together in one place so whether you are walking from home, or away on holiday, you will be able to find a walk suitable for you’.
With walks from half a mile to twelve miles plus long, and a note of suitability for pushchairs and wheelchairs, everyone can find a walk to enjoy.
So home or away, check out the websites and get walking!
Call for School Appeal Panel Member
Have your say in the Dog Control Consultation
As part of a national change for all forces, our West Mercia We Don’t Buy Crime email addresses will be changing. From the 24th November the generic email will be firstname.lastname@example.org and co-ordinators can be contactable on email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Rural Beat Autumn Newsletter
Thank You from the Droitwich Foodbank
Christmas Refuse Collection dates unchanged for December 2021
HERE 2 HELP
Free Silver Computer Café Sessions
Thank you from Droitwich Spa Foodbank
Personal Letter from Ken Pollock
The Duke of Edinburgh, online Book of Condolence
If you wish to sign the Book of Condolence please click the link below:
Relaxing of Restrictions relating to the recent Bird Flu outbreak
Rural Beat Spring Newsletter:
A Thank You from Droitwich Foodbank
Police Crime Prevention Notice
South Worcestershire Development Plan