The Parish Council have paid for a new dog fouling bin to be installed on the village green. It is hoped that this will reduce the amount of dog fouling in the village.
The Abbots Morton Village Hall spring newsletter is now available:
Saturday 17th November 2018
11am to 4pm
A day- long event where you can stock up on gifts for the Christmas season. Enjoy a drink while you browse a variety of stalls/pop-up shops. Free entry. Coffees, teas and cakes. Raffle. Proceeds shared between Alzheimer’s Research UK and village hall funds.
The Parish Council is holding its Annual Meeting of the Council and the Annual Parish Meeting at 7PM on Thursday 24th May 2018.
The Annual Meeting of the Council is where we elect a chairman and appoint committee members and representatives to other bodies.
The Annual Parish Meeting is not a formal council meeting but a meeting of the parish electors. The Parish Council invite the public and press to hear reports from the Chairman, District and County Councillors, the Police and neighbourhood groups. It also enables electors to have their say on anything they consider is important to the people of the Parish.
Abbots Morton Parish Council are pleased to welcome Noel Fowler to the role of Parish Paths Warden.
The Parish Paths Warden is a voluntary position, working with Worcestershire County Council’s Countryside Service to help maintain, improve and promote Worcestershire’s public rights of way network, using their local knowledge. Parish Paths Wardens survey all the paths within their parish on a yearly basis, waymark the routes, carry out minor vegetation clearance and minor repairs as well as act as a local contact.
If you note any issues on the rights of way network please get in touch with the Parish Clerk.
Join and be an active member of our local community and help us with crime and safety, planning issues, environment, highways and local services.
• be over 18 and on the electoral register or a resident of the Parish or live within three miles of the Parish as the crow flies or own a business in the Parish
• be able to attend evening meetings every other month
• have an interest in local issues
• have a desire to improve the quality of life in the Parish
• be able to represent the views of local people
The position is unpaid and voluntary, but some expenses such as training are paid for by the Parish Council.
For further details contact the Parish Clerk.
The committee responded to a request from the Parish Council concerning funding community projects. The idea of AMRA was to compile a book detailing the history of the village and current photographs which would be made available to all households. It was hoped the book itself would become an historical document of the 20th and early 21st century.
AMRA held it’s first meeting under chairman David Smith. A number of changes were discussed amongst the committee members and a willingness to be more open and informative of meetings and decisions was agreed. The minutes of the July meeting can be found here.
One item discussed was the swift distribution of information to members. It was decided that email was the best forum to do this. Therefore, if you’re a member of AMRA can you please let the chairman know your email address. The chairman can be contacted here. AMRA’s next committee meeting will be on 5 October 2015, should you have any item for discussion please contact a member of the committee.
Preserving the Past and Protecting the Future
This has always been AMRA’s objective, it doesn’t mean AMRA are against change, but are keen to retain as much as possible of the unique nature of the village and parish in general. Membership shows that you too share these values and the committee welcomes your input and views.
If you have not joined AMRA or wish to rejoin please consider doing so, membership is an annual fee of £5 per member.
AMRA remains involved in the current issues surrounding the solar farm, lending support and experience to the residents of The Low who will be most affected by this development.
Chairman: David Smith
Deputy Chair: Nigel Cadbury
Treasurer: Don Humphries
Secretary: Sue Bunce
Bulletin Editor: Nick Humphries
Following the death of AMRA Chairman Cyril Burton, fellow committee member David Smith has taken on the Chairman’s role. The whole committee will be meeting soon to plan AMRA’s future.