The PC Planning Consultant spoke at the Planning Committee on behalf of the Parish Council to object to the planning application following which the Planning Committee members this afternoon voted unanimously to refuse the application
The following planning application will be considered at the Planning Committee meeting.
W/00919/OUT – Land At (OS 1221 4441), Stratford Road, Honeybourne
Proposed: Outline planning application (including details of means of access) for up to 40no dwellings with associated infrastructure.
The Parish Council has objected to this application and has employed a planning consultant to speak on the Council’s behalf at the Wychavon Planning meeting on 7th December, where a decision will be made by WDC.
The planning committee meeting is open to the public to attend. If you are not able to attend you can watch it live on ;
Alternatively, you can access the live streams through the ‘view meeting livestreams’ button on the Wychavon website page below.
Wychavon Process Planning Committee Meetings can be downloaded here.
Whether we’re shopping or socialising, playing games or watching a movie, dating, or enjoying a few days away, the internet normally plays some part in our festive season these days.
But fraudsters also love this time of year, taking advantage of the fact that we’re busy and sometimes distracted. Some are even using AI to make their work easier and more convincing. Which is why it’s essential that we take a few easy precautions to protect ourselves, our families, finances and devices against online harms.
The 12 tips of Christmas
Spot the signs of fake websites, insecure payment pages and counterfeit goods. Never pay someone you don’t know by bank transfer if you haven’t seen the goods in person. Before you visit a website, check if it’s likely to be legitimate or fraudulent at www.getsafeonline.org/checkawebsite
Beware of texts claiming to be from a parcel firm telling you there’s a ‘delivery fee’. If in any doubt, always call the courier or retailer on the number you know to be correct to check if the message is authentic or not.
Protect all new or second-hand internet-connected phones, tablets and computers with a reputable security app/software. Add a new and unique PIN or passcode as soon as you power up. Ensure all documents and photos are backed up automatically so you don’t lose them. Check privacy and location settings for new and existing devices.
Always set up new and unique passwords on internet-connected devices like voice assistants, appliances, cameras, kids’ toys and fitness watches, as soon as they’re switched on. Using the factory-set default passwords could result in them being hacked. And remember that voice assistants and smart speakers are designed to pick up what you’re saying. Find more information about setting up connected devices.
Download software, app and operating system updates on all your devices as soon as you get notified. Better still, set them to update automatically. Otherwise, they could get infected by malware, leading to fraud, identity theft or snooping.
Do a factory reset to erase your data if you’re selling or gifting a computer, mobile device or console. Find out how from the manufacturer’s website. If you’ve bought or been given a used device, remove the previous owner’s settings and data if this hasn’t already been done.
Download new apps only from official sources such as App Store, Google Play or Microsoft Store. Downloading them from elsewhere could result in fraud or identity theft.
Out and about
Don’t use Wi-Fi hotspots in cafés, pubs, hotels, on public transport and other public places for anything confidential as they could be either insecure or fraudulent.
Avoid things like pirated games, griefing and in-game overspending. Keep track of how much time you’re spending online. Don’t overshare private information on chats. Keep an eye on your kids’ gaming by checking games’ PEGI age limits and talking with them about who they’re or playing and chatting with.
Make sure what you share online is respectful and doesn’t reveal confidential, sensitive or embarrassing information about yourself or others, including family members and friends. If you’re away from home, keep it to yourself, as burglars keep an eye on social media too.
Safeguarding your children
Talk to your children about being safe and responsible online, including what they share, who they’re talking to and the type of content they access, including in apps and games. Consider downloading a reputable parental control app and using ISP content filters. Make sure they aren’t running up bills in games and other apps.
Make sure those Christmas calls are safe and secure by using a service that needs a strong password, and don’t share the call invitation or details outside the person or group on the call.
For more information on how to stay safe online this festive season, visit www.getsafeonline.org
Please feel free to share these messages with any vulnerable friends, relatives or neighbours.
IF YOU THINK YOU ARE BEING SCAMMED OR DO NOT RECOGNISE THE CONTACT
Take Five To Stop Fraud
- STOP: Taking a moment to stop and think before parting with your money or information could keep you safe.
- CHALLENGE: Could it be fake? It’s okay to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you.
- PROTECT: Contact your bank immediately if you think you’ve fallen for a scam and report it to Action Fraud
If you’ve fallen for a scam, report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or via actionfraud.police.uk.
Scam Text messages can be forwarded to 7726 to help phone providers take early action and block numbers that generate spam on their networks.
We had a fantastic evening on Friday at Honeybourne With something for all the family the cold weather didn’t stop people coming to this festive event with smiles. Thank you
A BIG thank you to our VIP guest, Chairman of Wychavon District Council, Cllr Robert Raphael for turning on the tree lights. We were also delighted to have our local MP with us to enjoy….
A craft & gift market full of unique handmade products for Christmas shopping.
Christmas Tree Light Switch On
The Alcester Silver Band
FREE Merry-Go-Round rides for children
Raffle with super prizes
Delicious hot food
Hot Drinks, Wine & Beer
………WE HAD IT ALL
It was great to work with the Village Hall Trustees & volunteers and Nikkie Maddaford to produce such a fun and festive evening. Looking forward to next year!!
Join us for an evening of fun and festivities on Friday1st December. We have something for all the family!
- Christmas Tree Light Switch On
- Carol Singing
- The Alcester Silver Band
- FREE Merry-Go-Round rides for children
- Balloon modelling
- Raffle with super prizes
- Delicious hot food
- Hot Drinks, Wine & Beer
- Meet Santa
Why not visit the craft & gift market for some Christmas shopping. There is so much on offer……
- From woodwork to steelwork
- From decorations to Christmas Cards
- From jewellery to walking sticks
- From cakes to pet gifts
- From crystals to textiles
- From accessories, toiletries to that perfect gift
- Everything is original and unique
………WE HAVE IT ALL so come and enjoy the festivities
Speeding through Honeybourne continues to be an issue. With our Vehicle Activated Signs repeatedly recording speeds in excess of 70mph in our 30mph zones, do you want to see this continue?
Friday 1st December 2023, 6pm – 8:00 pm, Village Hall Carpark, Harvest Close.