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KEMPSEY VILLAGE NEWS

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Forthcoming Parish Council Committee Meetings

Agendas available for viewing under; The Parish Council - Agendas -

 -Finance and General Purposes  -  30th November 2020

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Due to the current lockdown and social distancing restrictions, the  meetings will be held in a virtual format. For details of how to participate in Public Question Time, or just to view the meeting, please contact the Parish Clerk at  kempseyparishcouncil@gmail.com

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09/21/20

Website Accessibility Statement

The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018 requires public sector bodies, which includes local councils, to ensure reasonable adjustments are made to websites so they are accessible to people with various disabilities. These include:

• Impaired vision

• Motor difficulties

• Cognitive impairments or learning disabilities

• Deafness or impaired hearing

From 23 September 2020 all local council websites will have to comply with those regulations.

Kempsey Parish Council understands these requirements but must advise that this current website is not compliant with these regulations, and due to its age is unable to be so. We are currently working with a website design company to produce an up to date and fully compliant new website.

Should anyone have difficulty accessing our current website they should contact the Parish Office on 01905 828183 or by email at kempseyparishcouncil@gmail.com. Our staff will be able to help you with any information that you cannot access

 

 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Dear Parishioners

As from Wednesday 18th March 2020, until further notice, the Parish Office at Kempsey Community Centre will not be operational from that location. All administration will, however, still function.

All contact can be made as normal by telephone, 01905 828183,
and by email, kempseyparishcouncil@gmail.com

We have closed the Community Centre and Youth Centre to all user groups.
These measures have been taken for the wellbeing of users and staff. We trust that everyone will understand these precautions during this exceptional time.

The Parish Council is supporting the Rev. Badger in the coordination of voluntary support to the elderly and vulnerable in the Parish. An outreach to all households will follow shortly.


Please stay safe in these difficult times.


There is now a scheme in operation for anyone who needs help or support. Please see the poster below.

 

 

 

SCS UPDATE

Activities Update

Over the past few months Severnside Covid Support has been engaged in a range of activities in an effort to support our communities during this time of great challenge for us all.

With the approval of Parish, District and County Councillors, SCS was quickly formed and structures put in place for a sustained period of community support.  Dedicated phone lines and web access were achieved in a matter of days and a call centre established at the Rectory and information cards distributed to some 3000 homes across the ecclesial parish.  To date we have received over 300 requests for help and advice. Many of these requests will have been responded to by our wonderful volunteer base of some 130 plus volunteers who have made themselves available, often at short   notice, to help with practical issues such as shopping, fetching prescriptions, dog walking & gardening.  Dedicated volunteers have also been engaged in the delivery of over 250 prescriptions for Upton Surgery, helping with hospital discharge via the Home from Hospital scheme and providing transport to and from hospital appointments.

The team has also been working to support the Kempsey Food Bank which operates from Kempsey Primary School.  Through relationships formed with Morrisons and other local organisations, we have been able not only to keep the food bank well stocked, but also provide over 1200 food parcels to the elderly, vulnerable and isolated - all delivered by our wonderful volunteers.  On 14th May we extended this activity to include the provision over 150 pre-prepared meals each week.

All of this work has been underpinned by our team of ‘telephonists’ who have made over 250 welfare calls each and every week since the pandemic was declared

We are deeply thankful for all those who have given of their time, energy and indeed safety during the past months.  As we all know we are not out of the woods yet and SCS will continue to adapt and respond as we to work to support the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of our communities.

Mark Badger & Dickie Head

 

 

 

 

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Neighbourhood Policing

Your Neighbourhood Policing Team's Newsletter and monthly crime reports can now be found under 'The Parish Council', 'Local Police Contacts and Reports'.

 

 

Malvern Hills D.C. Website

To read click here

 

 

Situations Vacant

There are currently vacancies for two persons to be co-opted to join the Parish Council. Please click here to see the role description.
Details to apply can be seen by clicking here.
For any further information please contact the Parish Office.

 

 

On the Beat in South Worcestershire

A new quarterly update on your local policing matters has just been released and is available here. Click here to read

 

 

Kempsey round and about...

• The Parish of Kempsey covers an area of 1307 hectares (3223 acres) - 5 square miles

• There are 1352 households and 3180 people living in the parish

• Included in the parish are the settlements of Kerswell Green, Broomhall Cottages, Green Street, Stonehall Common, Clerkenleap, Baynhall and Napleton.

• People have lived and worked in Kempsey for more than 3000 years

Kempsey Footpath Maps

Looking for local public footpaths.
For details click here.

 

For further information and a selection of local walks, please look at 'Living in the Community' and 'Attention Walkers'

October 2020 - Five new walks added.  Hope you enjoy.

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