Parish Notice Board

Knighton on Teme

PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS - MARCH 2020 ONWARDS

DUE TO THE ONGOING CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK, ALL PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED FOR THE FORSEEABLE FUTURE.
PLEASE KEEP VISITING THIS WEBSITE REGULARLY FOR UPDATES WHICH WILL BE POSTED AS AND WHEN WE HEAR THEM.
THANK YOU  

Spring litter pick - 28th March, 2020

*** CANCELLED ***
 KNIGHTON ON TEME
LITTER PICK
SUNDAY 29TH MARCH, 2020
MEET AT PARISH ROOMS AT 10AM
BAGS AND TABARDS SUPPLIED
BRING A PAIR OF STRONG GLOVES
EVERYONE WELCOME
IF YOU CANNOT MAKE IT ON THE DAY, IT CAN BE DONE BEFORE OR AFTER, JUST LET US KNOW.
MEETING AT THE TALBOT AFTERWARDS FOR A DRINK!
“LETS TIDY UP OUR VILLAGE”
CONTACT CLERK TO PARISH COUNCIL
Karen Yates – 07534 151198
kotpcclerk@gmail.com

Japanese Knotweed

Prevent the spread of Japanese knotweed You must prevent Japanese knotweed on your land spreading into the wild. Soil or plant material contaminated with non-native and invasive plants like Japanese knotweed can cause ecological damage and may be classified as controlled waste. You do not have to remove Japanese knotweed from your land, but you could be prosecuted or given a community protection notice for causing a nuisance if you allow it to spread onto anyone else’s property. Many non-native plants cannot be composted because: • they’re usually persistent • they’ll survive the composting process • they usually infest areas where the compost is used For further information on handling and disposing of Japanese knotweed safely and legally, please contact the Environment Agency: National Customer Contact Centre, PO Box 544, Rotherham, S60 1BY Email enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk Telephone 03708 506 506 And see the following link for further information: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/prevent-japanese-knotweed-from-spreading If you see Japanese Knotweed anywhere in the parish, please also let the Parish Council know, we will then inform Worcestershire Council Highways. Knighton on Teme Parish Council The Old Forge House, Burford, Tenbury Wells. Worcs. WR15 8HF email: kotpcclerk@gmail.com

Notice to dog owners

Polite notice to dog owners/walkers using public footpaths in Knighton on Teme parish For the safety and wellbeing of all concerned, we would be grateful for your cooperation with the following request: If livestock are in the fields as you enter a public right of way/footpath, please consider keeping your dog under close control along the footpath - either on a fixed lead, walking to heel or with reliable recall. All public footpaths are 1metre wide. People are also reminded that gates should be left as they are found. Loose dogs amongst livestock (cattle, sheep, goats, swine, horses and poultry) causes great stress to animals, DEFRA say “The main countryside rule is – Dogs must never worry livestock. Under the Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953 the owner, and anyone else under whose control the dog is at the time will be guilty of an offence if it worries livestock on agricultural land” If your dog or indeed any animal under your control injures a person or animal or damages property, the owner or person responsible may be liable for damages. This would be a civil claim and not necessarily a criminal offence. Thank you Knighton on Teme Parish Council Contact – Clerk 01584 810817 / kotpcclerk@gmail.com