Have you signed up for the Ultrafast Broadband scheme? See details at: https://www.charlton-worcestershire.org.uk/news/information-for-residents/
Wychavon District Council is helping local schools provide meals for children through a new grant scheme.
The Breakfast Club Grant has been made available to schools within the district and offers up to £2,000 in funding to cover the period between now and the end of term.
The grant, which will benefit anyone of school age, will support breakfast clubs and the provision of a snack in school time for free school meal eligible children.
It will also help provide wrap around care food for all ages, which includes before and after school care.
Over the past 12 months, there has been an increase in children eligible for free school meals of around 350 in Wychavon.
The aim of the grant is to help close the gap between the most disadvantaged young people and their peers.
Cllr Bradley Thomas, Leader of Wychavon District Council, said: “We are so pleased to be able to provide the Breakfast Club Grant to schools across the Wychavon District. This is a difficult time for everyone and no child or young person should go hungry. This grant will provide that extra support to those who need it most”.
Schools can apply for the Breakfast Club Grant by emailing email@example.com before 13 November.
Free parking is being reintroduced in Wychavon’s car parks during lockdown and into the New Year.
From Thursday, 5 November until Sunday, 3 January 2020, there will be no charge for using any Wychavon District Council owned pay and display car park.
The move will support residents who need to pick up essential items during the lockdown period, and businesses forced to close by the restrictions once they are allowed to reopen in December.
Parking restrictions, including waiting times in on-street parking bays and double yellow lines, still apply and will be enforced.
NHS and social care staff and official community volunteers can park for any length of time in on-street parking bays as long as they are on official duties and are showing a valid ID. Valid ID includes a photocopy of an identify badge, with sensitive information removed, or a letter on an official letterhead.
Cllr Bradley Thomas, Leader of Wychavon District Council, said: “Nobody wanted another lockdown, but it’s necessary to get infection rates down, protect our NHS and save lives.
“Providing free parking is just one way we are supporting residents and businesses through this challenging period. We will be providing further business support grants once we have received the money and detailed guidance from the Government, and we are once again working with our voluntary and community sector to support the vulnerable.
“We will get through this, we will build back stronger, but right now we need everyone to play their part and to follow the new national restrictions.”
Visit www.wychavon.gov.uk/coronavirus for more information about how the new restrictions will affect you, Wychavon’s services and the help and support available.
The Evesham Journal reports that there are a multitude of jobs on offer ranging from retail to communications, and from logistics to management.
These are the companies hiring right now, and some of the opportunities they are offering:
Boots is hiring for various jobs throughout the UK, from vacancies in the pharmacy to managerial positions.
As of September 29, the company currently has more than 650 positions available - with roles such as pharmacists, store managers and trainee roles all up for grabs.
To apply, visit:
Tesco has numerous job opportunities available at the moment throughout different parts of the UK, ranging from customer assistant roles to shift manager positions and delivery driver vacancies.
At the time of publication (September 29), Tesco have more than 1,900 roles they are looking to fill.
To apply, go to:
PwC has numerous positions available throughout the UK, including client finance administrator roles, legal associate vacancies and test analyst vacancies.
As of September 29 - PwC has more than 200 roles available nationwide.
To make an application, visit:
Next have lots of jobs on offer, whether it be in their head office, warehouse or in-store - with roles ranging from sales consultant to office and stock assistant.
As of September 29, Next has more than 1,200 jobs up for grabs at locations across the country.
To apply, visit:
The supermarket chain has a variety of roles up for grabs in all corners of the country.
At the time of publication (September 29), Lidl have more than 200 jobs available nationwide.
Deliveroo has a range of job opportunities currently available nationwide - all ranging from communication roles to logistics coordinator positions.
To apply, go to:
Domino’s has vacancies for numerous roles, including store manager positions, bike or car delivery roles or instore crew vacancies.
To search for roles, visit:
The fast-food chain has dozens of roles available across the UK.
To find a job near you, visit: .
The Police and Crime Commissioner, John Campion, is keen to raise awareness of a Worcestershire based foundation that may benefit residents in local communities during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
You can download the full text of an email from Ellie Giles at West Mercia Police outlining eligibility criteria and details of the application process here:
The Worcester News reports that West Mercia's Police and Crime Commissioner has released an open letter in which he calls on the public to be smart and continue to save lives during the Coronavirus crisis.
John Campion's open letter said: "I have seen communities come together over the last seven weeks and rise to the challenge of adapting their daily lives to meet the Government’s restrictions on our daily lives that have undoubtedly saved lives.
"I have been heartily warmed by stories of individuals and groups that have gone the extra mile to support the most vulnerable in our communities and each other."
Mr Campion said the public should use common sense to limit contact and stem a second peak of infection.
He added: "In an effort to get the economy moving and slowly return society to some sense of normality, the Government has started to set out the easing of some of the restrictions that were put into place in March.
"However, with our liberty comes responsibility. The message is clear in that we must continue to limit the amount of contact we have with others and maintain social distancing at all times.
"I know there will continue to be questions around what is and isn’t “allowed”, but we all have to play our part in using common sense and continuing to build on the results that our sacrifices have yielded so far, doing everything we can to stem a second peak of infection.
"I am reassured by West Mercia Police’s approach through this health emergency to date, engaging and supporting communities to do the right thing, with enforcement remaining the last resort.
"Their commitment and professionalism is a reminder of what is great about British policing."
Evesham and Wychavon Councillor Mark Goodge has advised that bulky waste collections have now resumed. To book a collection visit:
where you can also find details of the types of items eligible for collection.
You can read the latest edition of John Campion's newsletter in full by clicking on this link:
#MORSE is a new initiative to make roads safer throughout West Mercia launched in September, focusing on individuals who are repeatedly committing driving offences, as well as those who are at risk of offending.
#MORSE is a partnership between West Mercia Police, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue, Shropshire Fire and Rescue and the WWMCRC to provide tailored support to address the root causes of dangerous driving. It aims to target all types of driving offences including speeding, driving under the influence of drink or drugs and careless driving.
#MORSE is delivered by a team of five YSS key workers and is funded by West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner, John Campion.
As part of Operation Snap, members of the public can report and submit (via a ) digital footage showing potential traffic offences. This can range from driving dangerously or carelessly to overtaking on solid white lines, using a mobile phone while driving, ignoring traffic lights or dangerous driving around other road users, such as horse riders and cyclists.
Your submission will be sent to West Mercia Police where the evidence will be reviewed by one of our road traffic police officers.
Due to the large volume of submissions received each week, we are unable to update each submitter regarding the outcome of their allegation. However, all submissions are dealt with pro-actively to help reduce risk taking and poor driving on our counties roads.
Any footage submitted through the portal can be used by us to help educate other road users and to advise on case results.
Recently there has been much correspondence on various social media sites regarding tractors being driven through our village. In response, Roger Davies, Chair of Charlton Parish Council, and Sue Hiscocks from Charlton met with Matt Whiteman and Nick from Evesham Vale Growers. Evesham Vale Growers made it clear they wish to work with the communities within which they have farming activities and have agreed to advise their tractor drivers to drive at a maximum speed of 20mph limit through the built up part of our village, and this will be reduced down to 10mph where certain pinch points occur. The same limits will be applied to their tractor drivers moving through Fladbury and Cropthorne villages. They will also make sure their contractors are aware of these requirements.
If any particular driver is seen to be not complying, or using their ‘phone while driving, then please let them know and they will take it up with them directly. If their tractor registration can be noted then they can easily identify who they need to speak to.
To contact EVG please do this via email to:
Following the withdrawal of many rural bus services across the county (which severely affects Charlton), Worcestershire County Council commissioned an enquiry. The following link will take you to a report on their findings:
Charlton Parish Council has responded to the recent call for comments on Worcestershire County Council's Passenger Transport Strategy document on behalf of village residents.