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Ashton under Hill Parish Council

Welcome to the Ashton under Hill Parish Council pages. On the left, you can find links to minutes from parish meetings, meeting dates and a list of councillors. You can even have your say by giving the Council some feedback

Members of Ashton Parish Council

January 2018: Clearing Ice and Snow from Roads and Paths: advice from Worcestershire County Council

Worcestershire County Council is continuing to encourage householders to be 'good neighbours' and help keep highways safe this winter. With the experience of recent winters very much in mind and the possible approach of severe weather once again, the Council is keen for residents to help keep highways clear for all users by clearing snow and ice from public footways or pavements fronting their properties.

The Council recognises that popular concern over a 'compensation culture' and possible legal liability has discouraged a lot of householders from clearing snow and ice from footways in the past.
In fact, we believe that case-law does not justify significant cause for concern and shouldn't put people off, provided they take reasonable care. Any householder who takes reasonable care when clearing a footway and ensures that its condition does not create a greater hazard than before is highly unlikely therefore to be faced with a successful claim from pedestrians who may suffer injury or loss as a result of that clearance.

Reasonable care would include following the government advice on how to clear footways safely shown below, although we are happy for salt in grit bins to be used to clear pavements forming part of the highway.

For more information, please see the full document from WCC

September 2017: Presentation on Rural Crime

At the last Parish Council meeting we had a very interesting presentation on rural crime by the Warwickshire and West Mercia Police crime prevention team. West Mercia's new 'We Don't Buy Crime' initiative is 'an innovative approach to reducing and disrupting the market for stolen goods and protecting your home and possessions by making them less attractive to the would-be criminal'. Both representatives gave us a lot of practical ways of achieving this, including a new Community Messaging Service, immobilise.com which is a free registration website for valuable items, and very good deals on the SmartWater property marking service. Please read the report for more information on the presentation.


Dog Fouling - January 2017

Ashton appears to have a fairly serious problem with dog fouling in many parts of the village. Please read this reminder of rules regarding dogs generally. If you wish to file a complaint about dog fouling please follow this link to an online form on the Wychavon website. We encourage as many people as possible to complain and, if at all possible, please provide photographic evidence. In the meantime, the Parish Council will be looking at further measures and will post information here soon. Thank you for your support in tackling this issue.


Neighbourhood Plan 2016

Please have a look at this report following the recent meeting to find out about developing a Neighbourhood Plan for the village. If you can help in any way or have any queries, please email the Parish Council

Useful Links

Worcestershire County Association of Local Councils: http://www.worcscalc.org.uk.

An organisation which aims to raise awareness and increase understanding of the role and importance of Parish and Town Councils.