November 26th, 2020
Tier Two restrictions for Worcestershire
Today, the Government announced Worcestershire will go into Tier Two category of restrictions, once the current lockdown finishes on December 2nd.
Worcestershire has worked very hard during the lockdown to reduce the number of cases of Covid-19 in the county.
We have seen some good progress, which has resulted in the county avoiding tier 3 restrictions. We now need to continue the good work and bring the number of Covid-19 cases down further.
From Wednesday 2nd December, everyone in Worcestershire will need to observe Tier Two restrictions.
Tier Two restrictions include:
The full list of restrictions are available on the dedicated pages of the Government’s website.
These restrictions are considered necessary because the infection rate remains too high. The virus doesn’t stay in a single area but spreads where people are mixing. It is very important that we all now follow these new rules, to reduce the number of Covid-19 cases and stop the virus spreading further.
Dr Kathryn Cobain, Director for Public Health for Worcestershire said:
“I would like to thank you all for your continued hard work in helping to stop the spread of Covid-19. During these recent restrictions, we have seen some positive signs that Covid-19 cases are starting to stabilise in the county.
The tier we will be in from December 2nd, will be reviewed every two weeks so it is important that we keep these figures heading in the right direction. Therefore, we need to continue to follow the measures in place to protect us all. We need to keep following the rules and keep building on the hard work we have done so far.
This is a real opportunity, to take control of the virus, get our figures down and reduce the risk of transmission, especially with Christmas around the corner.
It is up to us all now to keep going with the good work, by social distancing, by wearing a face covering, by washing our hands regularly and limiting our contacts.”
Councillor John Smith, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing and Chairman of the Health and Wellbeing Board added: “These new measures represent a renewed opportunity to get our numbers down even more. If we keep working together to follow the rules, we will keep the people of Worcestershire safe and reduce the transmission of the virus.”
For the latest information on the restrictions and what you can do over the Christmas period visit the dedicated pages of the County Council’s website.
Catalytic Converter Thefts
There have been a series of Catalytic Converter Thefts in the South Worcestershire
We are working to apprehend the offenders but you could assist us by following this advice to protect your vehicle;
Protect your vehicle from catalytic converter thieves
· If you can, park your vehicle in a locked garage when it is unattended.
· If it’s not possible to garage your vehicle, park it in a busy, well-lit area as close to your property as possible.
· Consider installing a Thatcham approved alarm to your vehicle. Ones that activate if your vehicle is lifted or tilted are particularly effective.
· Use a catalytic converter protection device or marking system.
Further information on crime prevention products can be found at the below Police approved websites
Catalytic converters control and convert exhaust emissions from your vehicle into less toxic substances. If yours is stolen, you will know because your vehicle’s engine will sound different.
If you suspect your catalytic converter has been stolen, report it to us immediately by calling 101.
If you require any further assistance or information do not hesitate to contact your Safer Neighbourhood Team. If you have information about a crime, phone the police on 101 or anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
(U64203 Little Witley)(Temporary Closure) Order 2020
Proposed Order: to close that part of U64203 Little Witley from its junction with U64202 Well Lane to its junction with C2241 Ockeridge.
Reason: New Replacement of Electricity Cable by Western Power Distribution.
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: U64202 Well Lane, A443 Little Witley, A443 Witley Road, C2241 Ockeridge Lane, C2241 Ockeridge and vice versa.
Maximum duration: 18 Months. Anticipated duration: 4 days. Commencing: 17 August 2020
Thomas Pollock Head of Commercial Law (Legal & Governance) County Hall Spetchley Road Worcester
23 July 2020