UBUS service is still operating during lockdown 2.0 but in a slightly different way. Face coverings must be worn. Booking is still required on 01789 264491 or by email or text. Concessionary travel passes are now valid. £4 single £6 return.
Alcester Community Resilience- The Town Council was delighted to receive a grant of £3200 from the Heart of England Community Foundation. This very generous donation is being used to fund a hot meals service to provide 125 meals per week to vulnerable residents in Alcester. Meals are being prepared by Mandy Downes at Pantry Ann’s and delivered by a team of lovely volunteers.
With grateful thanks to HOECF and the National Emergencies Trust.
@HOECF @NatEmergTrust @PantryAnns #NETCoronavirusAppeal #InThisTogether
Stratford on Avon District Council have produced a plan from 2019 until March 2023 which aims to set out ambitions and actions under 5 key objectives.
Lovely article in October 2019 edition of Cotswold Life about our beautiful town!
Playing Out is a UK wide and growing resident led movement offering the opportunity to temporarily close your road for children to play safely in their street. Get in contact with Alcester Town Council, SDC or Playing Out if your street is interested.
No-one likes putting their foot in it! Dog fouling or dog mess is a nuisance, unsightly, unpleasant and can spread diseases to other animals and people. Dog owners, and dog walkers, have a
responsibility to clean up after their dog in public places. Failing to do so can result in a Fixed Penalty Notice of £75 or prosecution.Do you need help with a pest problem in your home or business? Stratford-on-Avon District Council offers a comprehensive pest control service with qualified, friendly and professional officers.Great video promoting our lovely town of Alcester!
X19 Bus service– Please note changes to Stagecoach service
GP+ appointments- Did you know it is now possible to book an evening or weekend appointment with a GP, nurse or pharmacist?
Press release– It’s good to talk- Alcester Town Council and Lifespace Trust team up to offer accredited Youth Mental Health First Aid training to local young people….
Expert and confidential – Citizens Advice Bureau in Alcester
Stratford on Avon District Council have produced a Tree Protocol. This document is intended to act as a single point of reference to establish a clear, consistent and structured approach to issues affecting District Council owned trees. The Protocol has been designed for the following purposes:
To establish the responsibility of the Council in relation to its tree stock;
To ensure that resources are correctly allocated from a risk perspective and that the management of trees on any particular site is fulfilling what is considered to be reasonably practicable; and
To provide advice and guidance in relation to requested remedial tree works.
Love your Library at your Door! Warwickshire Libraries Home Delivery Service Home Library Service
Defibrillators in Alcester- Do you know where the nearest defibrillator is? Speed is essential! Defibrillators are available at the following locations.
Initiative for reporting traffic offences
Residents in Warwickshire can now report traffic offences using digital evidence from dash cams. Follow the link for further details. https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/operationsnap
Child Burial Fees
At the Town Council meeting on 5 June 2018, Councillors unanimously agreed to waive burial fees for all children under the age of 18 who are resident in Alcester.
The Government has indicated that it intends to set up a Children’s Funeral Fund later in the year to cover such fees but the Town Council has agreed to implement this change immediately.
A former Mayor of Alcester, Cllr Andrew Foster, said “As a parent myself, I can think of nothing worse than losing a child. With this small gesture, we hope to lessen the financial burden on bereaved parents at what must be a devastating time for them.”
Warwickshire Trading Standards – Tackling doorstep crime- No Rogue Traders Here…. Do you want to avoid being ripped off or subjected to door step scams now we are in the DIY season? Warwickshire residents can simply register either online at https://www.noroguetradershere.com/or by freephone 0800 233 5000 and use the scheme free of charge. They just need to register their basic details, confirm the type of trader and the work they require.
Did you know….There is a Flexibus bus service that runs to Stratford Tesco and The Maybird twice a week- Tuesday & Fridays. In addition to the Alcester Police Station stop, there is a stop outside the Alcester Inn (formerly Alcester Trades & Labour Club). The service is free for anyone with a bus pass, otherwise it is £5.50 return.