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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
Urgent Coronavirus Message
Coronavirus Update - Bromsgrove
A message to the residents of Bromsgrove from the Director of Public Health for Worcestershire, Dr.Kathryn Cobain;
"Today, Bromsgrove has recorded an infection rate of 80 per 100,000 people. The district has the highest rate of infection for Covid-19 in Worcestershire. This is worrying and I am concerned that the numbers of Covid-19 cases in the district, are rising quickly.
This level of infection rate tells us that the virus is in our communities and spreading amongst people. Covid-19 can only spread if it’s passed from person to person, by them having close contact. This also tells us then, that some people are not social distancing, not following the guidelines and are passing the infection to others.
The infection rate puts Bromsgrove in a precarious position. Such a high rate of infection could see the district put on a watch list or considered for further intervention measures. No-one wants to see the district face tougher restrictions as a result of these rising cases, so now is the time to do something about it.
Everywhere you go, as you get on with your life, you are potentially coming into contact with the virus. At the pub, at the school gates, in the office, at the shops, having a coffee. You can protect yourself from it, by social distancing, by wearing a face covering and by washing your hands regularly.
By doing that, you are not just making sure you can get on with your life safely, you are ensuring that you don’t pass on the virus to others who may get really poorly with it. You are doing your bit to keep others safe too.
Bromsgrove does not want to face tougher restrictions or a lockdown. You can help prevent that. You can do your bit, and get these numbers of cases back down.
Please act now. Don’t think the rules are for someone else. Let’s keep the people of Bromsgrove safe.
Thank you “
The Parish Council has obtained Free SmartWater kits for every home in Stoke Parish. Many of these kits have already been collected by parishioners or delivered to homes by West Mercia Police or the Parish Council. If you have not received your SmartWater kit please contact the Parish Clerk Neil Gulliver, see the Contact Us page for his contact details.
Council Spring Newsletter
List of Contact Points etc
9th September 2020
Council Extra Meeting Agenda
15th 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