Home - Stoke Parish Council Website
Welcome to the website for the North Worcestershire communities of Stoke Heath (Rock Hill Ward) and Stoke Pound, Stoke Prior and Stoke Works (all Avoncroft Ward).
Although most items are located in the various sections of the website we have included links to those that are regularly updated at the bottom of this Home Page, please click on the relevant thumbnails. Between them and here we will sometimes include temporary links to, or pictures of, topical events etc that are ongoing within our Parish.
Parish Council Notices etc
If you need to contact the Parish Council please see the 'Coronavirus' page of this website
Parish Council Office
As you will be aware the Parish Office next to Capelli's Hair Studio was closed at the start of the Coronavirus Lockdown. Since the office was opened in 2014 it has received far fewer visits by parishioners than had been expected and it was decided at the May Council Meeting that was held on-line by the Councillors due to the Lockdown that the office should be closed permanently. The following link will take you to a letter from Neil Gulliver, the Council Clerk, detailing how you can contact the Parish Council - Closure of PC Office
Worcester Regulatory Services are currently receiving a high volume of complaints regarding domestic bonfires at the moment as many people are confined to their homes and are spending longer periods of time in their gardens. So if you are doing some gardening and planning on having a bonfire please consider your neighbours in these difficult times and refrain from having a fire until the evening between 7-8pm onwards as this ensures that people get to use their garden through out the day without being smoked out.
For further information please click on the following link https://worcsregservices.gov.uk/nuisances/bonfires/domestic-bonfire
Garden Waste Collection
'Brown Bin' collections recommenced from Tuesday 5th May but Recycling Centres remain closed. The cost of a Brown Bin next year will be discounted by the number of collections not made this year - please see the following link for more information - https://www.bromsgrove.gov.uk/my-place/bins-and-recycling/garden-waste-service.aspx
Community Link Magazine and Council Newsletter
We have been informed that the April Church Community Link Magazine will not be delivered due to the coronavirus situation and there will not be an issue of the Link in May If anyone wants a copy of either or both of the current issues of these they are available in the Stoke Prior Church porch, the Church itself is locked until further notice. The Spring Council Newsletter can be accessed on line by clicking on the thumbnail further down this page or from the Newsletter webpage
The Parish Council has obtained Free SmartWater kits for every home in Stoke Parish. Many of these kits have already been collected by parishioners either at a SmartWater event or from the Council Office. Due to the coronavirus issue forcing the closing of the Office and the holding of further events West Mercia Police volunteers are endeavouring to mail SmartWater Kits to homes within the Parish that had not already collected them.
Church Heritage Open Days - Photo Display
St Michael's Church is looking to hold a display of photographs in support of Church Heritage Open Days during the middle part of September covering local nature and the village past and present. If you have (or take) any photos that you would like to include in the display please click on the 'Latest Church Article' in the table below for who to contact. Depending upon the number of entries there may be a prize to be won.
Council Accounts and Audit for 2019-20
The Notice of Public Rights relating to the Council Accounts and Audit for 2019-20 can be viewed at the Your Council page of the website or via this link - Audit Notice 2019-20
Council Spring Newsletter
Latest Church Article
List of Contact Points etc
2nd July 2020
Council Meeting Agenda
6th July 2020
Council Meeting Minutes
6th June 2020
Men in Sheds
Men in Sheds is an organisation that aims to tackle loneliness and social isolation in older men (and women) when they retire from work. The Bromsgrove branch of Men in Sheds is based at the Metals and Ores Industrial Estate opposite the Navigation pub and usually meet there Mondays to Thursdays from 10:am to 2:00pm to do practical things like working on DIY projects or just sitting and having a cup of tea or coffee and a natter.
Onside is a registered charity (Charity no. 1102022) that supports vulnerable adults facing disadvantage through mental and physical ill health, learning disability, depression, dementia, autism, learning difficulties and Old Age. The charity was established in 1993, Worcestershire based and improves the lives of over 4,000 vulnerable adults every year in Worcestershire and Herefordshire. It employs over 50 people, has150 active volunteers and believes that everyone has the right to be a valued human being and to be treated in a just and fair manner.
If you would like to learn more about this Charity please click on the picture below
Mental Health Together
We all experience fluctuations in our mental health and wellbeing, yet many of us still find it hard to speak out openly about this. In the UK around 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health condition each year. Many more of us will experience times when we are feeling anxious, insecure or just trying to cope with the many issues life throws at us.
The ethos of our friendly group is to bring people in the local community “together”; hosting events and activities which encourage open conversations about mental health in a safe, supportive and stigma-free environment, if you’d like to learn more then please click on the icon below
If you have any comments or suggestions regarding the website please contact the Assistant Parish Clerk at the following e-mail address