Latest News from Upton upon Severn Town Council

Town Council meetings in July 2024: The Town Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 16th July 2024 and will be preceded by a Planning Committee meeting. Committee meetings will also take place on the 2nd July (Planning and Open Spaces). All meetings start at 7.30pm in the Council Chamber at the Memorial Hall. Residents are welcome to attend and have an opportunity to ask questions if they wish. If you are disabled or otherwise would have difficulty with the stairs but would like to attend a meeting, please contact the Town Council office on 01684 592273.


Thinking about being a Councillor? Upton upon Severn Town Council currently has vacancies for councillors. If you’re not sure what the council does, or want to find out a bit more without committing yourself, why not attend a Town Council meeting to see what it’s all about? You can ask questions in the Public Questions section if you like, or can just attend and watch. The councillors are used to members of the public coming along and welcome anyone to the public gallery. The meetings dates list is published on our website. 


Upton upon Severn Town Council Facebook page: For information and other news, visit the Council's Facebook page and click like to get our updates. 


If you would like to meet with a Councillor or Clerks:  Councillors and staff are available via appointment.  Please phone on 01684 592273 or email the Town Council office at clerk@uptonuponsevern-tc.org.uk to make an appointment. The office is manned 5 days a week 10am to 2pm, subject to staff holidays. 


Skate Park

A section of the skate park is currently closed due to surface damage. We are currently investigating funding to replace the current skate park with a concrete skate park. 

Sorry for any inconvenience this causes but we hope to have some good news regarding a replacement in the coming months.


Join our Community Litter-picking team: Our caretaker regularly tidies up New Street play area but when it is busy, dropped litter can still make it look a little unkempt. 

We have a small storage cupboard at the play area which contains litter-pickers, black sacks, disposable gloves, alcohol hand gel, a dustpan and brush, dog waste bags and anything else you could possibly need to do a bit of litter-picking and still have clean hands afterwards. To find out how to access the equipment, please contact the Town Council office on 01684 592273.


Flood Resilience of the Hanley Road, Upton upon Severn

Worcestershire County Council has been investigating the potential for the Hanley Road to be made more resilient to flooding.

A public meeting took place on Wednesday 19th October 2022 at which Worcesterhsire County Council presented their flood resilience document. 

Here is a copy of the report presented at the meeting Report


Upton Webcams: We have added links to webcams in Upton. The page can be accessed here or via the Links drop-down menu.


Malvern Hills District Council rubbish collections:

You can view the web page at https://www.malvernhills.gov.uk/waste-and-recycling/refuse-collection


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You can help tackle illegal flytipping: MHDC is asking the community to help prevent flytipping by asking questions of any company or person who comes to take away your waste.  Sometimes someone will come along, drop a flyer through your door offering rubbish clearance at low prices – if you go for it, how do you make sure that your rubbish isn’t found a week later in a ditch and you are liable for it? 

The first thing to do is ask for their Waste Carrier Licence number – you can check this online or by phone. A genuine waste carrier will not mind you asking them and will be happy to provide you with their details. The company should also give you a Waste Transfer Note which details where your rubbish will be disposed of. 

You can check a company (or individual's) licence via the Environment Agency on 03708 506506 or by using their Register of Waste Carriers. Put in the registration number or business name and click 'look up'.   


Concerned about anti-social behaviour and vandalism? If you hear a disturbance, hear rowdy or loud behaviour that worries you or see anyone damaging anything or smashing bottles then ring 101 and report it to the police. We often hear about people’s concerns but very often they don’t report it because they think it’s not serious enough to bother the police with or that by the time police arrive, the people involved will have gone.

But report it anyway. The police ARE interested in these incidents and you won’t be wasting anyone’s time. They may not send anyone along immediately but they may put the area onto their routine patrols or, if the incident involves youngsters, visit the schools. And a few patrols by the police might prevent other incidents or deter people from making trouble in a particular location.

Call 101. Report it, every time. If it worries you then the police need to know.


Malvern Car Club website for a good idea of how Malvern’s car club operates and likely costs.

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Malvern Hills Food Bank:  The Food Bank is located at Unit 4, Spring Court, Spring Lane South, Malvern, WR14 1AT and is open to residents of Upton upon Severn and surrounding areas too. It is open on Mondays and Thursdays 10.15am - 12.45pm. 

The Food Bank works on a voucher system, so if you or someone you know needs help, please go to one of the local referral agencies who will do their best to help with the problem and if, necessary, provide a voucher which can be exchanged for a 3-day supply of emergency food from the Food Bank in Malvern or from one of the distribution centres.

Referral agencies in Upton upon Severn: Fortis Living, Children’s Centres, Social Services Worcestershire County Council, Citizens’ Advice Bureau and others – please check the website for the Malvern Hills Food Bank for the full list.

Local distribution centre: Upton Baptist Church, Old Street, Upton upon Severn, tel. 01684 594991.

The majority of recipients of Food Bank supplies are in work. In many cases, people are just getting by but then suffer an unexpected crisis, such as unemployment or illness, which casts them into financial difficulty. The food bank volunteers can also offer advice to people on how to manage their situation, with advice on benefits or other help that is available.

Can you help?…

By donating food? There are collection points at the Co-op, Upton Baptist Church and St Joseph's Catholic Church in School Lane. Donations of rice, tinned meat, fish and tomatoes, tomato ketchup, pasta sauces, tea, coffee, fruit squash, jam, marmite, biscuits, fruit juice and shampoo are all greatly welcomed.

By donating your time? The Food Bank is run entirely by volunteers, including the administrators and accountants. Help is always needed at the weekly Food Bank sessions sorting food, assembling food parcels, in admin sorting rotas, vouchers and printing, or just to chat to people who come in, so they know they’re not on their own. To find out more or get involved, contact Upton Baptist Church on 01684 594991

By donating money? The Food Bank need to purchase items for supplies that it is short of, and to pay for rent, printing and other operating costs.


Defibrillators in Upton upon Severn: Upton now has Community Public Access Defibrillators which are sited at Upton upon Severn Primary School in School Lane, The Hill Centre - Milestone Road, Tunnel Hill, Warners supermarket on the Hanley Road and at the Sports Club building in Old Street. They are situated on outside walls in hi-vis yellow cabinets. The defibrillator at the Sports Club is in an unlocked cabinet for quick access. An alarm will sound when the cabinet is opened. To acess the other cabinets, you will need to call 999 for the access code. 

In event of someone calling 999 and Ambulance Control establishing that there is a possible cardiac arrest they will ask if there is anyone present who can fetch the defibrillator and someone who is prepared to use it.

Ambulance control will tell the caller where it is and give them a code number to open the wall mounted box and retrieve the machine. The defibrillators are designed to be used by untrained people and alongside the support and advice that will be coming over the phone from Ambulance Control the machine gives verbal instructions as each step is performed.

After use the machine will be taken away by the ambulance crew for data download, cleaning etc. and then returned to site. In the event of someone going to the box without first speaking to Ambulance Control there are written instructions telling them to dial 999 and quote the reference number displayed on the cabinet, the process would then continue as above.

There is also a defibrillator in the Ye Olde Anchor Public House but that operates on a different system. Staff at the pub are trained to use the defibrillator and they would either be activated by ambulance control or react to any events they were made aware of.



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