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Ripple

Musical Evening at St Marys Church Ripple on Saturday 14 September 2019

Trillium Sheilagh Armitt – Soprano Sue Edmonds – Flute Mary Westley – Piano St. Mary’s Church, Ripple 7pm Saturday 14th September Tickets £8 from 01684 593972 or at the door Proceeds to repair funds of St. Mary’s, Ripple & St. Nicholas, Earls Croome

Parish Footpaths

Please use the link below to access the interactive website detailing the local parish footpaths. https://gis.worcestershire.gov.uk/website/Countryside

Ripple Annual Parish Meeting

Ripple Annual Parish Meeting Friday, 17th May 2019 at Ripple Parish Hall Commencing at 7.00pm The Annual Review by Ripple Parish Council and Community Groups including an Update on Planning and Other Local Issues, Open Public Question Time West Mercia Local Police Team will be available for private consultation from 6.30pm (Please contact the Clerk in advance to book an appointment) Followed by: Wine and light refreshments provided by Ripple WI Donations to the St Mary’s Ripple Church Upkeep will be greatly appreciated All residents of Ripple Parish Welcome

Malvern Hills District Council Contact Details

Did you know you can access Malvern Hills District Council services online 24/7 www.malvernhills.gov.uk If you need to call Malvern Hills District Council here are the key contact numbers:- Planning applications and other planning queries: 01684 862221 Waste and recycling collections: 01684 862490 Council Tax and Housing Benefit payments: 0300 456 0560 Building control: 01684 862223 Conservation, heritage and tree queries: 01684 862221 Elections and voter registration: 01684 862200 Environmental issues (e.g. dog fouling, fly-tipping, littering): 01684 862250 Housing: 01386 565020 Regulatory Services (e.g. pollution, animal welfare, trading standards): 01905 822799 If you need more support with any of these services then from 1st April 2019 you can visit the new reception building at The Council House, Avenue Road, Malvern.

Road Closure - Naunton & Ripple

PUBLIC NOTICE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTION 14 (AS AMENDED) WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL NOTICE OF THE CLOSURE OF C2107 NAUNTON, RIPPLE , WORCESTERSHIRE ("THE HIGHWAY") Reason for restriction: Drainage Work / Flood Alleviation. There is a need to close the highway in the following terms:- 1. The effect of this Notice is that no vehicle shall proceed along that part of the highway from its junction with Tewkesbury Road to its junction with U60405 Naunton. 2. This provision shall continue in force for a maximum of 5 days, however, it is anticipated that it will remain in force for 5 days commencing 29 April 2019. 3. Alternative routes: - A38 Tewkesbury Road, C2107 Ryall Grove, C2107 Strensham Road, C2107 Naunton and vice versa. Nothing in this Notice shall prevent at any time access for pedestrians to any premises situated on or adjacent to the highway, or to any other premises accessible for pedestrians from and only from the highway. SIMON MALLINSON Head of Legal and Democratic Services Date 25 March 2019

Lengthsman Vacancy

Ripple Parish Council is seeking to appoint a fully qualified Lengthsman for 15 hours per month, commencing April 2019. This is a contract for services position therefore the successful applicant will need to demonstrate that they maintain public liability insurance with a minimum indemnity of £5,000,000 (5 Million Pounds) and will need to provide their own equipment (including PPE). Payment will be by settlement of invoice (accompanied by a detailed time-sheet) which must be submitted electronically to the parish council on a monthly basis. Duties include:- Clear gully grates. ? Dig out blocked gullies. Wash and Clear headwalls and outfalls. ? Clear leaves from footpaths. Rod blocked drains if practical. ? Notify when unsuccessful. Remove vegetation obstructing signs. ? Remove vegetation at junction visibility splays Removal of basal tree growth from Highway trees ? Pulling/cutting of noxious weeds following site specific approval from the Manager.? Negotiate with frontagers for them to cut back overhanging vegetation. Rotation and charging of mobile Vehicular Activated Signs (VAS) following site specific approval and authorisation. ? Painting of heritage cast iron direction signs. Snow clearance and gritting/salting by hand. ? Removal or illegal fly postings. Maintenance and repainting of highways approved visibility fencing. ? Strimming of areas to ensure maximum visibility at road junctions etc. Digging Channels to allow rain water drainage from highways ? Clean dirty signs (except illuminated signs). Please submit a Curriculum Vitae to the Clerk to Ripple Parish Council via email at rippleparishclerk@btinternet.com - please include a day time telephone number.

Public Exhibition in respect of the proposed sand and gravel working of land at Bow Farm, Ripple

The event is to be held on Thursday 28th February at Ripple Parish Hall. The exhibition will be open to the public between 14:30 - 20:30 hrs. Representatives from M C Cullimore (Gravels) Ltd and their appointed technical consultants will be on hand to discuss the proposed working and restoration scheme with all attendees.

A4104 Upton Night Closures

As part of the final phase of the flood alleviation works in Upton-Upon-Severn, a series of night closures on the A1404 will be taking place later next month. The closures will take place from 8pm to 6am for a maximum of 4 nights from Monday 18 March to Thursday 21 March. A diversion route will be in place for vehicles which takes them over Carrington Bridge, Worcester and motorists will be given advanced notice of the work via variable message signs, the County Council website and via Social Media Pedestrians and dismounted cyclists will be able to use a temporary footway, which has be built next to the current highway, and this will also have lighting. The road will be fully closed in both directions from the turning to the Marina up to the start of the Ryall turn. Access to properties between these fixed positions will be unaffected. Signage on site will be in place from 04 March to inform motorists and the public During these essential night closures, structural work will be undertaken and the part of the road affected will be fully resurfaced and white lined. Traffic lights will continue to be used during the day with the peaks of traffic being manually managed to help with traffic flow. These works, once completed, will move us closer to the overall completion of the scheme. Regards, Mark Mills Contracts Project Manager Worcestershire County Council Directorate of Economy and Infrastructure County Hall Spetchley Road Worcester WR5 2NP Mob: 07565552847 mmills@worcestershire.gov.uk

A4104 Upton Night Closures

As part of the final phase of the flood alleviation works in Upton-Upon-Severn, a series of night closures on the A1404 will be taking place later next month. The closures will take place from 8pm to 6am for a maximum of 4 nights from Monday 18 March to Thursday 21 March. A diversion route will be in place for vehicles which takes them over Carrington Bridge, Worcester and motorists will be given advanced notice of the work via variable message signs, the County Council website and via Social Media Pedestrians and dismounted cyclists will be able to use a temporary footway, which has be built next to the current highway, and this will also have lighting. The road will be fully closed in both directions from the turning to the Marina up to the start of the Ryall turn. Access to properties between these fixed positions will be unaffected. Signage on site will be in place from 04 March to inform motorists and the public During these essential night closures, structural work will be undertaken and the part of the road affected will be fully resurfaced and white lined. Traffic lights will continue to be used during the day with the peaks of traffic being manually managed to help with traffic flow. These works, once completed, will move us closer to the overall completion of the scheme. Regards, Mark Mills Contracts Project Manager Worcestershire County Council Directorate of Economy and Infrastructure County Hall Spetchley Road Worcester WR5 2NP Mob: 07565552847 mmills@worcestershire.gov.uk

RYALL ROAD CLOSURE - UPDATE FROM THE COUNTY COUNCILLOR

RYALL ROAD CLOSURE – UPDATE FROM THE COUNTY COUNCILLOR Footway resurfacing, also some Severn Trent works have been combined into the same closure. Closure necessary due to the width of road and need for compliance with Health & Safety regulations. This work is scheduled to be completed by the end of next week. Earlier than the advertised date of 1st March. Ryall Road is covered by an 'Access Only' Order so should only be used by traffic accessing local property. WCC appreciate that it's close to the flood works but scheduled to be out of the way before Upton Festival season commences. Supplied by Cllr Paul Middlebrough on behalf of Worcestershire County Council 12th February 2019

COMMUNITY CONSULTATION EXHIBITION

PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF SAND AND GRAVEL WORKINGS ON LAND KNOWN AS BOW FARM, NEAR RIPPLE, WORCESTERSHIRE. This exhibition is being held by M C Cullimore (Gravels) Ltd in support of its proposals to seek planning permission for a new sand and gravel quarry, close to the M50 motorway. Restoration would enhance biodiversity, provide additional flood storage capacity and maintain high quality agricultural land. Representatives from Cullimore’s and some of the company’s specialist consultants will be on hand to discuss the proposed development. PUBLIC EXHIBITION Thursday 28th February 2019 2.30pm - 8.30 pm Ripple Parish Hall School Lane, Ripple Tewkesbury Gloucestershire, GL20 6EU

Consultation - Sand and Gravel Quarry Bow Lane Farm at Ripple

GLOUCESTERSHIRE COMPANY STARTS A PUBLIC CONSULTATION PROGRAMME ON ITS PROPOSALS TO DEVELOP A SAND AND GRAVEL QUARRY AT BOW FARM, NEAR RIPPLE, CLOSE TO THE M50 Local mineral operator M C Cullimore (Gravels) Ltd is seeking planning permission for a new sand and gravel quarry on land known as Bow Farm, near Ripple, Worcestershire. The proposed application site is on the Worcestershire/Gloucestershire border. Almost all the mineral extraction would be within Worcestershire, while the processing plant site – and access onto the A38 – would be in Gloucestershire. Joint planning applications will be submitted to both Worcestershire and Gloucestershire County Councils in Spring 2019. Some of the key facts about the proposed development include: •working the proposed site over approximately 7-8 years in small, short phases • providing an estimated 1.5 million tonnes of sand and gravel, much needed to support planned infrastructure and development within Worcestershire and Gloucestershire. Improving the local economy while using locally sourced building materials will deliver long term benefits • restoring the site will significantly enhance biodiversity, provide additional flood storage capacity and maintain high quality agricultural land • accessing the proposed site directly from a new junction on the A38 • using the A38 and direct access to the M50 motorways to efficiently and effectively deliver building materials to where they are needed • making sure mineral workings will be very well screened from residential properties and local businesses • extracting the mineral will take place over 1.5km west of Church End and over 2km west of Twyning • making sure quarry traffic will not use Bow Lane. The planning application(s) will be supported by detailed site investigations and assessments, carried out by independent specialist consultants. A comprehensive, well publicised consultation event will be held during the last week in February 2019. For further information, please email: consultations@davidjarvis.biz

Local Road Works

Please note the following road works are being undertaken within the Parish WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL PUBLIC NOTICE Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (C2213 School Lane, Ripple)(Temporary Closure) Order 2019 Proposed Order: to close that part of C2213 School Lane, Ripple from its junction with C2213 Station Road to its junction with Uckinghall Road in order to facilitate Severn Trent works. Exemptions: to permit access to any land or premises fronting the highway affected where there is no other form of access; and to allow the works to be undertaken. Alternative route: Stratford Lane, A38 Stratford Bridge (Gloucestershire County), C2213 Rectory Lane, C2213 The Cross and vice versa. Maximum duration: 18 Months. Anticipated duration: 3 days Commencing: 20 February 2019. Simon Mallinson Head of Legal and Democratic Services County Hall Spetchley Road Worcester 25 January 2019 www.worcestershire.gov.uk WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL PUBLIC NOTICE Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (Stratford Lane, Ripple)(Temporary Closure) Order 2019 Proposed Order: to close that part of Stratford Lane, Ripple from its junction with A38 Tewkesbury Road to its junction with C2213 School Lane in order to facilitate Severn Trent works. Exemptions: to permit access to any land or premises fronting the highway affected where there is no other form of access; and to allow the works to be undertaken. Alternative route: A38 Tewkesbury, C2213 School Lane and vice versa. Maximum duration: 18 Months. Anticipated duration: 3 days Commencing: 25 February 2019. Simon Mallinson Head of Legal and Democratic Services County Hall Spetchley Road Worcester 1 February 2019 www.worcestershire.gov.uk

Venue Change for Parish Council Meeting on 14 January 2019

Please note that the Parish Council Meeting scheduled to take place on 14 January 2019 will be held at Beechwood Residential Care Home, Holly Green commencing at 7.00pm.

Flicks in the Sticks presents - CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

Christopher Robin - Cert: PG - 104 mins At Ripple Parish Hall on Saturday 5th January 2019 at 7.30pm Enquiries: 01684 592781 Tickets: £3.50 /£1.00

LITTER PICK

Please come and join other local residents on a Litter Pick on Saturday, 24th Nove3mber at 2.00pm. We shall be meeting at the Recreation Ground on The Beeches and look forward to seeing you there. Litter pickers and high-vis vests will be provided.

Update from District Councillor & SWDP Extention Consultation

District Councillors Report from Jeremy Owenson SWDP Extension: The SWDP Extension is now open to consultation with numerous sites within the Ripple Ward. I would encourage residents to make their comments on the web site, and if they don’t have access to the internet, to attend the open session in Upton on the 20th at the Memorial hall, between 2pm and 8pm. I will be there between 2pm and 3pm. The purpose of the consultation is to establish the criteria on which sites are selected. The document can be found here: http://swjcs.limehouse.co.uk/portal/swdpr_i_and_o/swdp_review_io?pointId=s15294084535961#section-s15294084535961 Some questions ask specific questions like number 5 ask where new employment sites should be. You could answer, for example, that they should be in the towns, or on Main Roads, etc. The other questions around the Options 1, to 5, should we retain the current strategy or review boundaries of towns, etc. merit your comments if you prefer development to be nearer urban areas rather than in the open countryside. This feedback to these options will be the key driver to where development occurs and where it does not. For example, the reference to the A46 could equally apply to the A38. The key issues you need to comment on are the appropriateness of development. It helps to say where development is more acceptable (e.g. good road access, access to shops and schools), and where development is not appropriate (for example, are you are building in villages that have no infrastructure, or say no bus services), or comment on what infrastructure should be provided to make proposed developments work (such as cycle paths, new bridges, roads, roundabouts, etc.). It is also important to suggest what you want, houses, commercial properties, bungalows, social housing and live work units. You can also comment on the style of houses (to ensure appropriate with surroundings) and the requirement for Social Housing. It is important to comment now. It is easier to influence earlier in the process, than fight a rear guard action when the sites have already been approved. Christmas Refuse collections: At Christmas, it is worth remembering that recycling will also be collected if it is left in a recyclable container beside your normal green bin collection. The Christmas refuse collections can be found at the Malvern Hills Web site. Collections will be normal up to Christmas Eve, but your collection day is Christmas day, collection will be early on the Saturday 22nd. Thereafter, collections will be the day after your normal collection day up until Sat 5th January. Given we all know that we generate more waste at Christmas, as a one off, the lorries will collect up to an additional 2 black sacks of rubbish on the refuse collection week, between Sat 22nd and Friday 11th January, to help

Protect Your Farm, Protect Yourself - Free Event

The rural community from across South Worcestershire is invited to a free event to learn more about protecting their property and improving their health, well-being and safety. The ‘Protect Your Farm, Protect Yourself’ event will be held from 4pm to 7pm on Thursday 22 November at Three Counties Showground. Organised by Malvern Hills District Council and Wychavon District Council, the event will provide information to the rural community- including farmers and businesses- from across South Worcestershire and surrounding areas on how they can protect their property, look after their well-being and access financial advice.

Protect Your Farm, Protect Yourself - Free Event

The rural community from across South Worcestershire is invited to a free event to learn more about protecting their property and improving their health, well-being and safety. The ‘Protect Your Farm, Protect Yourself’ event will be held from 4pm to 7pm on Thursday 22 November at Three Counties Showground. Organised by Malvern Hills District Council and Wychavon District Council, the event will provide information to the rural community- including farmers and businesses- from across South Worcestershire and surrounding areas on how they can protect their property, look after their well-being and access financial advice.

Poppies to Raise Funds for Royal British Legion

Knitted poppies needed for WW1 centenary Knitters across Malvern are being asked to create poppies to mark the centenary of the end of World War One. People can get involved and make knitted or crocheted poppies of any size which will then be sold at Malvern Tourist Information Centre (TIC) to raise funds for the Royal British Legion. Malvern Hills District Council is asking for as many as possible to be handed in to The Council House on Avenue Road by the end of October. This year, Remembrance Sunday (11 November) marks one hundred years since the end of the First World War and is a time for people to come together and reflect on the millions of lives lost between 1914 and 1918. Rachel Vann, Physical Activity and Well-being Officer for Malvern Hills District Council, said: “Knitting and crocheting improves mental well-being because not only is it a great way to de-stress but it is said to help combat depression and distract from chronic pain. “We hope the Malvern community will come together and get creative to help us mark the centenary of the end of World War One.” To get involved, email getactive@malvernhills.gov.uk for more information and to request a poppy design template

Change of Meeting Date

Please note, the Parish Council Meeting will now take place on 15th October 2018 at 7.00pm at Beechwood Residential Care Home, Ryall.

Ripple & Uckinghall Village Fete

Saturday, 14 July from 2.00pm - 5.30pm At the field next to the Railway Inn Ripple.

Ripple & Uckinghall Village Fete

Saturday, 14 July from 2.00pm - 5.30pm At the field next to the Railway Inn Ripple.

Calor Rural Community Fund

We would be most grateful if residents could take a moment to visit the Calor website and consider providing support by voting for our project. Details can be found here:- www.calor.co.uk/communityfund Thank you.

Thank You

Thank you to everyone who attended the Annual Parish Meeting. We appreciate your attendance and comments. We are also most grateful to everyone who has responded to our GDPR document and provided comments to the consultation as to use of the recreation ground.

Public Exhibition

Public Exhibition Proposed Restoration of Ryall North Quarry to Facilitate a Water Sports Lake Upton Upon Severn Public Exhibition to be held at Memorial Hall on Thursday 24th May 2018 Between 2pm - 8pm

A4104 Roadworks Update

Updated and confirmed night closures of the A4104 at Upton, these replace the dates originally sent out by mail on 28/03/18 As part of the flood alleviation works in Upton, a series of night closures on the A1404 will be taking place in April and May. This is to facilitate the resurfacing of carriageway and must be done at night to allow time for the running surface to have cooled and to provide minimum disruption to traffic and businesses. It is also essential to have the road re-opened without lights before the RHS Spring Festival on 10th May 2018. This will also substantially complete Phase 2 of the scheme. The closures will take place from 8pm to 6am for a maximum of 9 nights during the following period: 28/04 to 12/05 inclusive Works will complete 06.00 on 13/05/18 We have informed the organisers of the Malvern Showground and Upton Folk Festival and continue to work with them A diversion route will be in place for vehicles which takes them over the Carrington Bridge. Pedestrians and dismounted cyclists will be able to use a temporary footway, which will be built next to the current footway. The road will be closed from approx. 100m after the Marina entrance to the layby before Ryall Road – highlighted as Phase 2 on the below map – and signage will be in place on site from 15 April. Access to existing properties will be maintained at all times and affected properties will be letter dropped the week before works starts During these essential night closures, raising of the road will take place and the part of the road affected by the night closure will be fully resurfaced and white lined Traffic lights will continue to be used during the day with the peaks of traffic being manually managed to help with traffic flow.

Adverse Weather

Heavy snow is expected to hit the Malvern Hills District in the next 24 to 48 hours. The Met Office is forecasting it will start snowing from midday on Thursday with up to 1 to 2 inches expected to fall during the day. The heaviest of the snow is predicted to fall Thursday night into the early hours of Friday morning with up to 4 inches predicted. This will be further complicated by temperatures dropping well below freezing overnight. There may be further snow flurries on Saturday but it is expected to turn to rain and sleet by Sunday. This will cause some disruption to services and make for hazardous driving conditions. Worcestershire County Council’s highways team is already out gritting and will continue to do so over the next few days. They will also be ploughing to deal with places where snow falls heaviest. Despite these measures, if the snow falls as expected, then the advice remains only to travel if it is essential to do so. If you must travel then be prepared. West Mercia Police has issued advice on driving in wintry weather here. Bin collections are also likely to be disrupted on Friday. If you are due a collection on Friday then initially put your bin out for collection in the usual place by 7am and look out for live updates on our website here or sign up for our waste and recycling electronic newsletter. As well as causing disruption to travel and services, spells of severe cold weather pose a serious risk to the health of vulnerable people. Public Health England is warning people to prepare for the cold snap, particularly those with heart and lung conditions, younger children and older people who are more at risk during cold weather. During cold weather you should: • look out for friends and family who may be vulnerable to the cold and ensure they have access to warm food and drinks and are managing to heat their homes adequately • try to maintain indoor temperatures to at least 18°C, particularly if you are not mobile, have long term illness or are 65 or over • stay tuned for weather forecasts, ensure you are stocked with food and medications in advance, have deliveries or ask a friend to help • take weather into account when planning your activity over the following days • seek entitlements and benefits such as Winter Fuel Payments and Cold Weather Payments, which are available to some • avoid exposing yourself to cold or icy outdoor conditions if you are at a higher risk of cold related illness or falls. • discuss with friends and neighbours about clearing snow and ice from in front of your house and public walkways nearby Power and utility companies have schemes which make at-risk groups a priority for reconnection following power cuts. Find out if you meet the criteria and if so, sign up. Visit ofgem.gov.uk for more information. A short video explaining the impact cold weather has on health is available to view here. More advice is available from the Stay Well This Winter website here. ________________________________________

2018 Parish Council Meeting Dates

8th January 12th February 12th March 10th April 14th May – Annual General Meeting 18th May – Annual Parish Meeting 11th June 9th July 10th September 8th October 12th November 10th December Meetings will be held at Ripple Parish Hall commencing at 7.00pmunless advised otherwise

TurnBac - Campaign for the reinstatement of the Local Bus Service

TURNbac Twyning, Uckinghall, Ripple & Naunton Bus Action Collective We urge First Bus Group to reinstate the village stops on the bus services between Upton Upon Severn and Tewkesbury, including Naunton, Uckinghall, Ripple and Twyning Green. Please indicate your support by contacting District Councillor Jeremy Owenson via email jeremy.owenson@malvernhillsdc.net Thank you.

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