South Lenches Parish Council
The parish of South Lenches comprises four distinct settlements: the village of Church Lench and the hamlets of Ab Lench, Atch Lench and Sheriffs Lench. They stand on a ridge which forms the northern boundary of the Vale of Evesham surrounded by farmland, woodland and orchards. The parish has approximately 272 dwellings and a population of about 600.
Church Lench has been in existence for more than one thousand years and is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The settlements of that time belonged to the Great Abbey of Evesham and All Saints Church in the village has origins dating back to Saxon and Norman times.
Church Lench has several important facilities including the Church, a Church of England First School, a new village Hall completed in 2007, a sports field, tennis courts, a children’s playground and a social club, the Lenches Club..
Dates of 2018 Parish Council Meetings.
NB: Please note meetings will be held on a Wednesday evening.
January 17th, March 21st, May 16th, July 18th, September 19th and November 11th.
Meetings start at 7pm in Church Lench Village Hall. All welcome to attend.
Vacancy for a Councillor.
South Lenches Parish Council will consider filling by co-option one casual vacancy for a Councillor to fill a place due to resignation at its meeting to be held on Wednesday 17th January 2018 at 7.00pm in Church Lench Village Hall.
If you are interested in local current affairs and wish to serve your Community and provide a voice for residents please contact the Parish Clerk, details below, for further information and details of application.
Term of office will run until the next ordinary elections in May 2019.
Completed application form should be returned to the Clerk by 12MD, 17th January 2018.
Progress continues to be made with the neighbourhood plan.
The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group (NPSG) will be offering the community the opportunity to see the recommendations they are making and to comment upon them in a 'walk through' presentation in the Village Hall.
There will be two sessions held in Church Lench Village Hall:
1. Friday, 2 March 2018 between 6 PM and 9 PM with cheese and wine available to attendees.
2. Saturday 3rd March 2018 between 10 AM and 1 PM with coffee and biscuits.
All members of the community are welcome to attend and you will have the opportunity to discuss the proposal with members of the NPSG.
Your Life Your Choice’ website is now up and running, this site offers a full range of information and advice on health, well-being, adult social care and independent living in Worcestershire. https://ylyc.worcestershire.gov.uk/
New Homes Bonus
£4330 funding available to spend on local projects. Please contact the Clerk for further information.
The Parish Council has received various correspondence in relation to vehicles speeding through the Villages over the past couple of years. A Working Group was set up to look into this.
Report of the Group's findings below, this document will continue to be updated.
Working Group report on Traffic Management issues.
Community Speed Watch Leaflet