Parish Notice Board

Little Witley

COVID-19 Tier 2

For more information and detailed guidance visit:
No mixing of households indoors,
apart from support bubbles.
Maximum of six outdoors.
Pubs and bars must close, unless
operating as restaurants. Hospitality
venues can only serve alcohol with
substantial meals. Venues must stop
taking orders at 10pm and must
close by 11pm.
Everyone who can work
from home should do so.
Early years settings, schools, colleges
and universities open. Childcare, other
supervised activities for children, and
childcare bubbles permitted.
Permitted with household or
support bubble.
15 guests for weddings, civil
partnerships, wedding receptions
and wakes; 30 for funerals.
Open, but cannot interact with
anyone outside household or
support bubble.
Reduce the number of journeys
you make and walk or cycle if
possible. Avoid busy times and
routes on public transport. Avoid car
sharing with those outside of your
household or support bubble. Avoid
entering a Tier 3 area, other than
where necessary such as for work or
education. Further exemptions apply.
Classes and organised adult sport
can take place outdoors, but cannot
take place indoors if there is any
interaction between people from
different households. Organised
activities for elite athletes, under-
18s and disabled people can
COVID-secure arrangements such as
substantial screens, visiting pods,
and window visits. Outdoor/airtight
visits only (rollout of rapid testing
will enable indoor visits including
Sport, live performances and
business meetings limited to 50%
capacity or 2000 people outdoors
(whichever is lower) and 50%
capacity or 1000 people indoors
(whichever is lower)
Find out what support
you can get
For example, if you’re out of work, need to get
food, or want to take care of your mental health.
If you have any coronavirus
A high temperature • A new, continuous cough
A loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste.
Get a test and stay at home

COVID-19 Tier 2


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:

  • you must not socialise with anyone you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place.
  • you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 people outside, including in a garden or a public space – this is called the ‘rule of 6’.
  • businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-Secure manner, other than those which remain closed by law, such as nightclubs.
  • pubs and bars must close, unless operating as restaurants. Hospitality venues can only serve alcohol with substantial meals.

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.


For press enquiries or to arrange an interview with a spokesperson please contact the Council's Communications team on 01905 766646 or emailing

Police Crime Prevention Notice



Catalytic Converter Thefts


Dear Householder,


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.








 We know that people over 60 can be badly affected by the virus. It can make you very poorly, need hospital care and even cause death. This is, of course, very worrying. It also has implications for our NHS. It leads to pressure on our services and creates a rising demand for intensive care beds. We need to act now, to prevent this situation becoming any worse. 
How can you help?  How can you protect yourself and others?  Please follow national restrictions during the lockdown period and then any new guidance from 2nd December. You should also keep your distance, wash your hands regularly and wear face coverings where needed. These measures are our best defence against the virus. We know it can be hard, keeping a distance from others, avoiding travelling to places, not meeting up with friends or family. But the virus spreads when we mix and have contact and don’t stay apart. Stay local, don’t visit areas with higher levels of restrictions. If we can stay local, stop visiting areas with greater numbers of infections, we can protect ourselves and others. 
Please ensure you self-isolate as soon as you have a symptom of Covid-19. The symptoms to look out for are; 
a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
If you have any of these, no matter how mild your symptoms, please self-isolate immediately and book a test. You can do this online or by calling 119.
With a second national lockdown in place, the County Council’s Here2Help service is on hand to help residents who require extra support.
A phone number has been set up to help fill out the form for those who can’t access the internet. The dedicated number is: 01905 768053 and is open Monday - Thursday 9:00 - 5:00pm and Friday 9:00 - 4:30pm.
Guidance for those who are clinically extremely vulnerable has been updated to include additional measures to keep this group safe during lockdown. This information is available on the Here2Help shielding advice page on the county council’s website. The Government is encouraging people in this group to register for support on the national website where they, for example, can get access to priority supermarket deliveries.
For more information, please visit:

Parish Council Meeting

 The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held via Zoom on Tuesday 5th January 2021 at 7.30pm.

Notice of Road Closure



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

Next Meeting of Little Witley Parish Council

The next meeting of Little Witley Parish Council will be held on Monday 10th July 2017 at 7.45pm in Little Witley Village Hall.  Everyone is very welcome to attend. 

The agenda and draft minutes for meetings can be viewed on the parish website;

Little Witley Village Hall Events

This notice board will be regularly updated with village events.