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Operation SNAP

As part of Operation Snap, members of the public can report and submit (via a secure online formExternal Link) 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.

 

For more information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions section or email OpSnap@westmercia.pnn.police.uk

 

 

Candidates Announced for General Election

The candidates for the upcoming General Election on 12 December have been released. You can find the details of those standing at: 

 

https://www.wychavon.gov.uk/documents/10586/9893578/statement+of+persons+nominated,+notice+of+poll,+Situation+of+Polling+Stations.pdf/61f13bf3-085e-e14f-743a-629dc264ea89

If you have yet to register to vote then you have until midnight on Tuesday, 26 November 2019 to do so. If you do not apply by that date you will lose your right to have your say on who becomes the next MP for Mid Worcestershire.

Registering to vote is easy and can be done in just a few minutes online at:  www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

 

The deadline for applications to vote by post is also Tuesday, 26 November 2019 but forms must be received at the Civic Centre in Pershore by 5:00pm.

Postal votes will be issued during the last week of November and the first week of December so you should consider whether or not you will be available to fill in and return your vote before applying.

If you successfully apply for a postal vote, you will be unable to vote any other way unless you withdraw your application before the deadline.

If you are going on holiday or will be otherwise unavailable when the election takes place, you may wish to consider applying for a proxy vote instead. This is where you nominate someone else to cast a vote on your behalf.

The deadline for proxy vote applications is 5:00pm on Wednesday, 4 December 2019.

Application forms can be found at:

https://www.wychavon.gov.uk/current-elections

 

Joseph Baker Workman Trust (Charlton Old Schoolroom)

At the recent AGM, Nigel Cates was elected as the new chair of the trustees, succeeding Steve Metcalf, who is moving away from the area.

 

Minutes of the AGM together with the Chairman's Report can be found on the "Old Schoolroom" page of this website.

COSRA 100 Club November Winners

 

 

Ruth Philips        £25

Sarah Shore        £15

Tim Spencer       £10

 

There is one number still availablefor this year's draws: 81  

If anyone would like to take this number on, please contact Diane 860521 for details.

 

Tractors Driving Through the Village

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:

 

 villagetraffic@springhillfarms.co.uk

 

Charlton (Merry Brook) Rapid Response Catchment Community Plan

West Mercia Local Relief Forum in conjunction with Charlton Community Flood Action Group, Charlton Parish Council, Worcestershire County Council, Wychavon District Council and the Environment Agency have published a Rapid Response Catchment Community Plan in the event of serious flooding of the Merry Brook. This document details the risk of a serious flooding event and the actions required in the event that such an incident occurs. You can view the plan document by clicking on the icon below:

 

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Natural Flood Management Project

If you were unble to make the drop in meeting on 6th June but would still like to discuss any of thee matters in any way, please feel free to email: floodresilience@environment-agency.gov.uk

Pictures of the leaky dams installed on the Merry Brook above the village

Placing the logs across the brook with the aid of a digger

 

The logs in place with the brash infill

 

Rural Bus Services Scrutiny - Findings and Report

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:

 

http://worcestershire.moderngov.co.uk/documents/b9340/Additional%20Papers%2005th-Dec-2018%2009.30%20Overview%20and%20Scrutiny%20Performance%20Board.pdf?T=9

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.

 

 

 

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