Vacancies on the Parish Council

Join and be an active member of our local community and help us with crime and safety, planning issues, environment, highways and local services.

You must:
• be over 21 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 Bell Tower Restoration

The Bell Tower RestorationThe bell tower restoration is completed – A huge thank you to all who helped

The PCC and the Bell Tower Committee give heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped raise the £45,000 we needed to repair and restore the 14th century bell tower of Abbots Morton’s ancient Grade-1 listed St Peter’s church.

Picture of the bell tower thanksgiving service at St Peter’s, Abbots MortonA special Celebration and Thanksgiving Service was held on 15th November 2015 to mark the completion of the restoration of St Peter’s 14th century bell tower.

It was an opportunity to come together for all those who donated to the appeal for £45,000 either in terms of money, skills or enthusiasm in helping with all the various events put on during the two-year appeal.

It was a chance, too, for the Bell Tower Committee to express their thanks to everyone who helped them raise the money.

Thanks were also given to the stonemasons, Ian Bishop and his wife Becky Spanner, directors of Tewkesbury Conservation Ltd and the overseeing architect John Middleton, of John C Goom Ltd of Evesham.

AMRA July 2015

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.

AMRA Meeting July 2015


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

June 2015
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.

Abbots Morton’s Neighbourhood Watch

Telephone Pyramid
This is only for the immediate advising of any suspect circumstances or prowlers which are not of an emergency nature.

Crimestoppers – 0800 555 111 For information contact West Mercia Police 08457 444 888 Local Coordinator

Geoff Barker Contacts

Gooms Hill – Pat Ansell 792643
Morton Speart – Mary Whitehead 793397
Top Road – Tina Hill 792006
The Low – David Smith 793107
Village – Geoff Barker 792562
Neighbourhood Watch – Your Help Wanted

neighbourhood watch
West Mercia Police are reminding residents to be vigilant and follow a few simple steps to help keep your home safe

Let a neighbour or friend know if you’re going away.
Arrange for them to check on your house – collect mail, open / close curtains.
Remember to cancel your milk and newspapers.
Encourage a neighbour to park on your drive.
Use timer switches to turn lights on during the evenings.
Don’t forget your garden! Effective garden security will help to keep your home secure.

Recent Neighbourhood Watch Reports