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PARISH COUNCIL OF CATSHILL AND NORTH MARLBROOK

STATEMENT FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF CATSHILL AND NORTH MARLBROOK PARISH COUNCIL CLLR BERNARD McELDOWNEY 


On behalf of my fellow councillors and the Parish Clerk, I send my condolences to the Royal Family at this difficult time. We are saddened by the passing of our Sovereign, Queen Elizabeth ll. May she rest in peace.

The death of Her Majesty the Queen is a great loss to our country.

Our thoughts are also with all our local parishioners who will equally be saddened by this shocking news.

Cllr Bernard McEldowney
 

PARISH COUNCIL OF CATSHILL AND NORTH MARLBROOK

Local Government Act 1972 (Section 87(2)
Local Elections (Parishes & Communities) (England & Wales) Rules 2006 (Rule 5(2))

WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO YOUR COMMUNITY?

Catshill & North Marlbrook Parish Council is only a small council, so it does not have a large income and it is not responsible for major services such as education, highways or social services. However, we contribute towards the local area and it is quite easy for residents to get involved and play their part. Much work is done to improve the environment with planting such as Spring bulbs and displays such as the Ivy garden. Traffic and speeding is also an issue that is regularly looked with speed displays recently installed. Local events are organised that include the annual firework display, Remembrance Sunday and Christmas Lights as well as contributing towards the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
The Council’s most significant role though is now planning since the Neighbourhood Plan was approved in a referendum last year. The Neighbourhood Plan is a legal document that will protect the area against unwanted building and developments, defend the Green Belt and improve the environment. However to do all this work requires councillors to be involved and contribute towards successful policies and their implementation.
The Parish Council now has 7 vacancies out of the possible 13 councillors and we would like to fill these positions with local residents who are proud of the community where they live, would like to contribute to improving life for everybody in the local area and have a keen interest in the various functions of the Council particularly planning, the environment, highways, finance and organising events in the Parish. Next year, the whole council will be up for re-election so now would be an ideal opportunity for anybody joining us to find out what it is like being a councillor for just under a year. Anybody aged 18 or above is eligible to be co-opted.
Unlike the District and Council councils, the Parish Council is non-party political with councillors of various shades of opinion successfully working together. Also councillors do not get paid (apart from out of pocket expenses); all work is voluntary though importantly, the commitment is only for a few hours each month.
Anybody interested in being co-opted to the Council can find out more information or even submit an application to the clerk, Carol Blake by emailing parishclerk@catshillandnorthmarkbrook-pc.gov.uk
Cllr Phil Baker

Parish News

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Community Conversation

Open invite to meet and connect with your neighbourhood at 12-3PM @ Horse Course/Lingfield Walk field, Catshill on the 10th August. Come join us for a friendly chat about what makes Catshill thrive and how Read more…

Community Invite

Come together with your neighbourhood and join the Catshill Can Community Conversation on the 28th of April via Zoom. For anyone who is passionate about exploring how they can make a positive impact in the Read more…

Covid Vaccinations

COVID Vaccinations – please help ensure everyone in the top 4 priority groups in our communities has access to a vaccination and has not been missed Anyone 70 or over OR anyone who has previously Read more…

Universal Credit Guide

Due to the impact of Coronavirus over 5.5 million people are claiming Universal Credit. Many of them are new to claiming Universal Credit having been negatively impacted by Coronavirus. Here’s the Universal Credit guide https://www.jobcentrenearme.com/universal-credit/

COVID-19 UPDATE

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 Read more…

Catshill Survey

Please help promote the Catshill Survey and encourage anyone living and/or working in Catshill to give their views. Following on from my previous email update, after the survey went live online last week, I can Read more…

NEW Lifeline

Our NEW Lifeline team are now offering pre-programmed, easy to set up, plug in emergency alarms to give extra safety and security to those isolated or vulnerable residents who need it during this uncertain time. Personal interviews Read more…

Get in Touch

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Find us at the council office

Catshill Village Hall, Golden Cross Lane, Catshill, Bromsgrove, B61 0JZ

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Clerk: Carol Blake

Mobile number 07813671899 is available Monday to Friday 9:00 until 1400

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