A warm welcome to our new vicar!
Last night (12th October) our new vicar Liz Bickley was welcomed into our parish by David, Bishop of Birmingham.
Liz will be based at Baddesley as she will also be looking after Grendon and Baddesley Churches as well as Dordon St. Leonards. The Parish Council wish her every happiness and success in her new appointment.
Dordon’s footbridge over the Watling Street
Residents have asked the Council to investigate what can be done about the present footbridge over the A5 as it has deteriorated and is not suitable for disabled access. Councillor Donna Watts has been investigating this issue and yesterday got the attached reply from Highways England:
Potential Development on the Strategic Gap
On Friday 27th August, an extraordinary general meeting of the Parish Council was held to discuss the proposals from Hodgetts Estates to develop on the land designated as the Meaningful or Strategic Gap between the western edge of Dordon village and the M42 Junction 10 (The Straight Fields).
Click here to read the minutes from that meeting.
The Parish Council have sent this response to Hodgetts Estates:
We are trying to smarten up Brown’s Lane!
At present, the Parish Council are bidding for a £15,000 grant to make this central point of our village more attractive! From our recent surveys we know that for a lot of residents Brown’s Lane is seen as the centre of our brilliant village with its Shops, Pub, Village Hall and “Stute”. We would like to make it look more welcoming with maybe a couple of benches, shrubs in pots maybe even a historic information board with photos of old Dordon. However, you probably have much better ideas and we would love to hear from you! Please contact us and tell us know your ideas!
Warwickshire Road Safety partnership
Click here to read about this new road safety initiative!
Do you want the chance to work for Dordon Parish Council?
Applications are still being accepted for this exciting opportunity to join Dordon's Parish Council team, and be in a position to make a real difference to our community!
Dordon Parish Council seeks to appoint a Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer (RFO). The appointment is for an average of 10 hours per week and the salary will be as per the national recommended salary scale commensurate with experience for part time Clerks SCP LC1 7 - 12.
The Parish Clerk is responsible for organising all meetings of the Council, publishing agendas and minutes, dealing with correspondence, liaising with other organisations and overseeing certain projects. In addition, as RFO, the Clerk will be responsible for all aspects of financial administration of the Council.
The Clerk can work from home but an office is available at Dordon Village Hall. The Clerk must be computer literate with experience of using Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook. The successful applicant ideally should be Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) qualified or be prepared to undertake training to obtain the qualification. Attendance at the evening meetings of the Council is a requirement of the position. Normal meetings take place on the third Tuesday of every month.
For further details, a copy of the job description, person specification and application form please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For an informal chat about the role please contact David Reilly, Locum Parish Clerk on 07770704617
To apply please send your current CV and a covering letter outlining why you would be a suitable candidate for the position to the above email address.
The Launch of the Dordon Parish Council Community Grant Scheme!
The Dordon Parish Council Community Grant Scheme has been launched! Click here for details of this new scheme providing money for local community groups, and how to apply!