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CELEBRATE THE CORONATION!

Kenswick and Wichenford Parish Council

Invite you celebrate the Coronation

at a

TEA PARTY on SATURDAY MAY 6th

at Wichenford Memorial Hall. –  4 to 6  PM

Free to all parishioners and their families     

     No booking required.

Please bring a cake, and sandwiches, buns or sausage rolls etc to share with your neighbours

There will be a competition for children to dress up like a King or Queen.

And a competition for the best decorated Cake (for Adults and Children).

Highlights of the Coronation afternoon will be relayed from TV.

We would like to arrange an exhibition of Regal Memorabilia so please let us know if you have any interesting items.

There will be a Right Royal Raffle.

For further information please email  wichenfordparty@gmail.com

BLUEBELL CROSS COUNTRY FUN  RIDE 2023

BLUEBELL CROSS COUNTRY FUN  RIDE

Starting from The Hill Farm, Wichenford WR6 6YY

For Midlands Air Ambulance, St Richards Hospice, and Local Charities

Sat 13, Sun 14, 20th and 21st MAY 2023

Booking between 9.00 to 1.00pm

                **these dates are strictly by appointment only.**            

Please email for a date and time

THERE WILL BE TEA, COFFEE AND CAKES ETC, AND REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE

Please note there will be no course monitors, so it is imperative to have your mobile with you, and that we know when you are on the course. 

Waymarking Is very clear

9 Miles Pleasure Ride through Bluebell Woods and Fields,

Many optional shortcuts.          No roadwork. 

Lots of optional jumps of various heights and sizes.

Riders take part entirely at their own Risk. 

No Dogs Allowed – no lone walkers allowed

Payment ON THE DAY

Riders:       Adults: £20        Children under 12 years:  £15

Walkers ( accompanying child riders): £10

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult

Bluebell Rosettes £3 each

To book please contact  gbl@wichenford.net  

West Midlands Road (Cycle) Race 16th April

Information for local residents

West Midlands Road (Cycle) Race – To take place on April 16th 10am – 12.30pm, on a circuit around Martley – Ankerdine Road – Bell Lane – B4204 – Willow Road.
The race will consist of about 70 cyclists in one or more groups, with car and motorcycle safety escort. They will complete several laps and should pass each point in a couple of minutes.
There may be slight delays to traffic at the junctions involved, where trained marshals will briefly halt traffic so that the race
can pass safely. Your patience is very much appreciated.

This event is run under British Cycling technical regulations and has police approval. All cyclists are strictly briefed to behave safely and courteously at all times.

We are hoping for some exciting racing and roadside spectators are very welcome and appreciated by the racers.

If you have any questions or concerns please email the event organiser on: events@wfcrc.org.uk

Wyre Forest Cycle Racing Club

National Test of the UK Emergency Alerts Service

On Sunday 23 April 2023, there will be a national test of the UK Emergency Alerts service.



Emergency Alerts is a UK government service that will warn you if there’s a danger to life nearby. In an emergency, your mobile phone or tablet will receive an alert with advice about how to stay safe. The government does not need to know your phone number or location to send you an alert.

Reasons you might get an alert You may get alerts about: severe flooding fires extreme weather Emergency alerts will only be sent by: the emergency services government departments, agencies and public bodies that deal with emergencies

What happens when you get an emergency alert Your mobile phone or tablet may: make a loud siren-like sound, even if it’s set on silent vibrate read out the alert The sound and vibration will last for about 10 seconds. An alert will include a phone number or a link to the GOV.UK website for more information. You’ll get alerts based on your current location – not where you live or work. You do not need to turn on location services to receive alerts.

What you need to do When you get an alert, stop what you’re doing and follow the instructions in the alert.

If you’re driving or riding when you get an alert You should not read or otherwise respond to an emergency alert whilst driving or riding a motorcycle. If you are driving, you should continue to drive and not respond to the noise or attempt to pick up the mobile phone and deal with the message. Find somewhere safe and legal to stop before reading the message. If there is nowhere safe or legal to stop close by, and nobody else is in the vehicle to read the alert, tune into live radio and wait for bulletins until you can find somewhere safe and legal to stop. It is illegal to use a hand-held device while driving or riding.

If you cannot receive emergency alerts If you do not have a compatible device, you’ll still be informed about an emergency. The emergency services have other ways to warn you when there is a threat to life. Emergency alerts will not replace local news, radio, television or social media.

If you’re deaf, hard of hearing, blind or partially sighted If you have a vision or hearing impairment, audio and vibration attention signals will let you know you have an emergency alert.

Alert languages Emergency alerts will be sent in English. In Wales, they may also be sent in Welsh.  
Message Sent By
Dave Olczak
(Police, PC, Pickersleigh & Chase Safer Neighbourhood Team)