Fladbury Parish Council

Fladbury Parish Council is a statutory body. Members are elected for a term of four years and councils are funded principally by an annual precept. Income and expenditure for the next financial year are calculated in the form of estimates. The net amount (the precept) is added to council tax, collected by the county, borough or district council (principal authorities) and paid to parishes in two six-monthly instalments. Parish and town councils can apply for other funding such as grant and funding awards, but they do not receive funds direct from central government, as principal authorities do.

Current Items of Interest

As Rev. Sarah has described, attendance at Church on Remembrance Sunday is very limited for obvious reasons. Each of the five villages will be represented by a Parish Councillor and four members of the community. So that it is open to all, we will have a BALLOT to select the lucky four.
Please contact me AS SOON AS POSSIBLE with your name so you can go into the hat. It is very unfortunate that we are limited in this way but that is how it is during these rather surreal times.
Wreaths will be laid at the altar during the service and sadly there will NOT be a gathering at the War Memorial.
Ian Southcott, Chair Fladbury PC
Tel: 861061
email: iandjsouthcott@aol.com
Wrubble Ltd Panning Application
Please find below a short summary of the Parish Council's objection to this planning application. If you wish to also object or indeed support the application, please submit your comments to Worcestershire County Council preferably by September 17th. The link is
You can also write or email the planning officer concerned, Mrs Marta Dziudzi-Moseley at
quoting the planning application number.
Wrubble Ltd - Planning Application - 20/000027/CM

Following a meeting with residents and discussions amongst councillors, Fladbury Parish Council will be submitting an OBJECTION to the Wrubble Ltd application to establish a ground engineering and aggregates recycling site at the former mushroom farm on the A44.

Whilst the Council is supportive of recycling in principle, it believes that this site is unsuitable for an activity of this nature at this location for the following reasons:-
1. Planning Policy - the application does not concur with a number of South Worcestershire Development Plan policies or those of the Waste Core Strategy in particular SWDP 21 and 25 and WCS 8 and 14.
2. The applicants frequently refer to the site as brownfield or previously developed land. As a former horticultural site it is not classed as either and does not appear on the Wychavon brownfield land register.
3. Environmental Impacts.
a) Noise. The machinery used for the crushing and screening of the materials brought to site have extremely high noise ratings of 107 dbA and 114 dbA. The noise assessment is poorly constructed and does not refer to receptors such as the caravan site, the crematorium and nearby dwellings. All the ratings are with the equipment running empty ie no material being processed. There are no background noise assessments and impact assessments included.
b) Dust. There will be a stockpile of up to 15,000 tonnes of material located without any cover. This coupled with mobile plant moving around the site and hgvs servicing and based at the site has the potential to create a considerable dust nuisance. 
c) Traffic/Highway Safety. The applicant proposes to utilise the entrance as it exists which is in a 50 mph zone. This entrance is only a short distance from a roundabout and vehicles leaving the roundabout and then slowing to enter the site will cause a hazard. Unlike the crematorium where a deceleration lane from the west and a right turning lane from the east were required, no such measures are provided for in this application. The traffic assessment relies heavily on the former mushroom farm application which bears little resemblance to this application.
d) Visual Impact. The site will include three large buildings, the largest of which is almost 33 feet in height and 160 feet in length - 9.95m x 50m. The site rises away from the A44 resulting in these buildings being more visible.
The site is located next to the recently opened Vale Crematorium. The impact on the tranquility of this location will be significant both on mourners attending funerals where attendees invariably spend time outside the chapel both before and after a service. In addition, relatives returning to the garden of rememberance will also be severely impacted.
In conclusion, the Council believes that for policy, environmental and land usage reasons, this site is an inappropriate for the proposed activity.
Planning Application - Wrubble Ltd
As you may be aware, Wrubble Ltd have applied for planning permission for a 'proposed grounds civil engineering and recycling facility and associated landscaping and surface water attenuation' at the former Valecrest mushroom farm site on the A44. The site is next to the Vale Crematorium.
The application number is 20/000027/CM and the many documents relating to this application can be found on the Worcestershire County Council website. 
In order to assess the community's views on this application, the Parish Council is proposing to hold a virtual public meeting by Zoom on Thursday, September 10th at 7.00 pm. It is not possible to hold an actual meeting at this time due to Covid-19 restrictions. 
If you would like to participate in this meeting, please send your email address to iandjsouthcott@aol.com by 5.00 pm on Wednesday, September 9th in order that you can be included in the distribution of the Zoom invitation. 
Alternatively, if you would like to send a comment, please email with that comment or post it on the County's website.
Fladbury Parish Council
Vacancy on Parish Council
C0 option.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [249.4 KB]
District Council Elections 2019 Candidates
Fladbury War DC.PNG
PNG File [45.6 KB]
Details from Westerleigh Group on proposed Crematorium
Public Exhibitions during January, 2017
Westerleigh 1.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.1 MB]
Further details from Westerleigh Group on proposed Crematorium
Details of location and proposed layout.
Westerleigh 2.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.9 MB]
Annual Governance & Accounting Statements 2016/17
Annual Governance Accounting Statements[...]
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Notice of Date of Commencement of Period for Exercise of Public Rights
Notice of Date of Commencement of Period for Exercise of Public Rights & Declaration
Notice of Commencement of period.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [689.1 KB]
Reconciliation & Variances
Bank reconciliation and list of variances (and explanations) for accounts 2016/17
Reconciliation and Variances.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.8 MB]
Crematorium Timescales
Information on the construction of the Crematorium
Crematorium timescales etc.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [181.1 KB]
Asset Register
Asset Register.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [159.7 KB]
External Auditors Report 2016/17
External Auditors Report.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [716.9 KB]
Restoration of Bus Service through Fladb[...]
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Fladbury EnCon FPC draft.pdf
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Environment Agency web page showing current river levels at Evesham.

If level is above 2.4m flooding at Mill Bank/Jubilee Bridge is likely.