Will be in their normal spot outside the shop tomorrow night, Wednesday 1st  April, from 4-30 pm last orders 7.30 pm.
Could everyone ask an elderly neighbour, or self isolators, if they need anything picking up please as in our other villages everyone is looking out for each other in these unprecedented times .
Please keep your social distance when ordering at the vans !!!


Worcestershire County Council has suspended the work of the Parish Lengthsman for the immediate future so no footways will be sided back , grips cut into ditches and gullies checked etc.

The Parish Council contractor has also  suspended work so no verges will be mown along with all other work they carry out in the Village.


  • Waste and recycling collections continue to operate as normal.
  • Stopped bulky waste collections until further notice.
  • Offering businesses the opportunity to suspend their commercial and recycling collections to support them.
  • Asking residents via social media not to carry out house, garage or shed clearances unless they can store the waste for a period of time. The Household Recycling Centres are currently closed as it is classed as non-essential travel and they cannot accept side waste, as it would overwhelm their standard service.
  • Full list of affected services is available at

Social distancing rules

  • Police are now enforcing social distancing rules. In the first instance they will attempt to do this by consent but have the power to fine people if they refuse to comply.
  • Please note the Playing Field area in Harvington is closed and the Orchard play swings and gym equipment.
  • To report breaches of social distancing rules the police have asked people to use the online 101 reporting service.

Worcestershire County Council

  • The Here2Help website provides a central location for those members of the community that do not need urgent help and are unable to seek help from family, friends and neighbours.
  • There are two forms people can fill in on the main website
  • I need help – this is to support those who have nowhere else to turn for help with things such as collecting shopping or medicines, walking their dog etc. It is not intended as a service for those who already receive Adult Social Care help or who can ask family, friends or neighbours for help or are already linked with a community group in their area.
  • Anyone unable to complete the form online, can phone 01905 768053 where someone will be able to help you fill in the online form. This number can be used Monday to Sunday between 8 am and 8 pm.
  • Once people register for help, they will receive an email notification confirming their request has been received.
  • Requests for help will be responded to within 24 hours and someone will discuss with them in more detail their needs and what support can be offered.
  • Anyone who offers help may have their details passed on to a local volunteer or community group to help mobilise support needed
  • Tell us how you can help – for those who can offer assistance through volunteering, delivering essentials etc.
  • If you know of any volunteers, groups or organisations who are offering help please ask them to fill in the  offer of help form.
  • Residents who have received a letter from the NHS asking them to self-isolate for 12 weeks and are deemed extremely vulnerable, can also use this number to request help with care, medicine and support with daily living.



COVID-19: Working together to beat the virus

The Coronavirus is a concern for us all across West Mercia and during these uncertain times we must work together to ease the situation. We all have our part to play and there are many ways to offer support to our communities’ most vulnerable whilst ensuring personal safety. I have seen communities come together throughout Worcestershire to provide services such as collecting prescriptions, shopping or even offering phone calls to ensure those most vulnerable are still cared for and not lonely. As Commissioner I would encourage you all to keep safe and listen to guidelines issued by the Government and local authorities but keep community spirit going and look out for each other.

More information about offering support across Worcestershire can be found here:

Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion

Harvington Pastoral Support Network

Hi everyone; it’s great to see how so many people are prepared to help others in these difficult circumstances. We would encourage as many people as possible to keep an eye on neighbours who may be elderly or vulnerable in other ways. Perhaps this is the time to make ourselves known to people whom we are aware of, but not really in contact with, just to say we are willing to lend a hand if it’s wanted.

As a small group of volunteers, the people in the Pastoral Support Network are not health experts, and so we would just reiterate the advice given out by the Public Health Authority. One important area is that of protecting vulnerable people from any infection that visitors could unknowingly introduce; therefore we need to be mindful of the advice to maintain “social distance”. (You’ve probably already noticed that postmen, delivery people, etc, are changing their routines because of this.) So it would be better to keep direct contact with people to a minimum, and concentrate on telephone contact instead. Perhaps we could drop a note in to neighbours giving our name and phone number, and inviting them to phone if they would like to. (There is a brilliant little card posted on Facebook which could be used.)

Unfortunately the situation is going to increase social isolation for people and we know that that can be very hard, so offering a quick phone call every so often might be reassuring. Checking that someone on their own is okay can sometimes be done by arranging a daily signal, (e.g. checking their curtains are open, or agreeing some other sign); this might alert us if something is amiss.

‘Milk and More’ may be able to deliver basic goods to people in the village and Ellenden’s are arranging a system whereby people can order by phone and collect shopping from outside the shop. Lots of friends and neighbours are very kindly offering help with shopping, picking up prescriptions etc, which is great, (maybe we should consider getting written permission for collecting prescriptions, and getting receipts if handling money.) However it goes without saying that hand hygiene is really important; washing hands before and after any contact will go some way towards protecting ourselves as well as our neighbours.

The people in the Pastoral Support Network co-ordination group have all had the relevant police background checks, but there are strict safeguarding rules which mean that we can’t officially ask other “non-checked” volunteers to take on tasks for people. Obviously we will continue to support residents ourselves as much as we are able, but we would also encourage people to see this as a community challenge, and for us all to do as much as we can to help each other. It’s great that this is already happening, and knowing Harvington, we can be confident that it will continue. But alongside this, we need to remember to keep ourselves as well as our neighbours as safe as possible.

The Pastoral Support phone number is 07591 377367; feel free to give us a ring if you want to talk anything through. Thanks everyone.

Wendy and Konrad Monks

Golden Cross     Takeaway food available    

£6 to £7 per box unless the price is listed by the side. Sunday lunch  £9

Children’s meals £3.50

Phone or send a message. Tel: (01386) 304505 Collect from the pub, cash or card.

Ellenden Farm Shop

Please ring the shop 01386 870296 or email if you would like to place an order for collection. Payment can be taken by card over the telephone ready for the order to be collected from the car park.

Harvington Convenience Store

If you are self isolating or any other reason you cannot get out of the house at this difficult time I will deliver your grocery and can take payment over the phone vis card,cash or cheque.  You can put the cash or cheque in an envelope and post it out through the letter box when I’m outside with your delivery.

Ring: 07446604232 or Email: to place an order, make sure to send your address.  You can also place an order for collection in the car park.

NB: The grocery order will be delivered on the same day as long as placed before 12 pm. any order after 12 pm will be delivered the next day.


The Extra Parish Council Meeting has been cancelled on Friday 20th March and all further meetings of the Council until further notice due to the coronavirus.  The Council will continue to operate by dealing with matters as an urgent delegation procedure.

The Perkins Educational Foundation invites applications from schools and other bodies working with young people under the age of 25 living in Salford Priors, Bidford-on-Avon,Broom, Harvington and Cleeve Prior for financial assistance from the foundation.

Applications should be made by midnight on the 31st March.

For further information see attached notice.



Streetlights, Rights Of Way, Pot Holes, flooding issues and more go to –


Call 101 for non-emergency enquiries.

If you’re deaf or hard of hearing, use textphone service on 18001 101.

Calls to 101 cost 15 pence per call from landlines and mobiles, no matter how long you’re on the phone.




The Harvington Neighbourhood Plan was unanimously adopted by Wychavon District Councillors at the Special Council Meeting at the Civic Centre yesterday evening. The neighbourhood plan has been given full weight in making decisions on planning applications in the parish since the examiner recommend it proceed to referendum but now is formally ‘made’.  Congratulations to all involved in bringing the neighbourhood plan to fruition.

Notice of Conclusion of Audit attached along with sections 1,2 and 3 of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return 31st March 2019.


Total Attachments: 1

Download: Conclusion of Audit 2018-19 (4 MB)

Please find attached the results of the Neighbourhood Plan referendum held on Thursday 25th July 2019.

The Harvington Pastoral Support Network is a village initiative aimed at providing neighbourly support to local residents. The co-ordinators are Wendy and Konrad Monks and the other volunteers in the group are currently Mike Barbour, Annette France, and Sue Bullard. The Rector, Reverend Canon Richard Thorniley, oversees the project.
The purpose of the network is to provide low-key practical and emotional support to residents of the village, or to provide advice about how to access help for more complex needs. Over the last couple of years we have focused on raising awareness of the service through notices in the Village News, the Arch Messenger, and the “Welcome to Harvington”booklet which we produced. This has been effective in that we are quite often approached now by people who would like some help, or residents who have noticed that someone seems to be struggling a bit and who would “just like to let us know”. So, for instance, we
have been able to help with lifts to various appointments, taken people shopping or got provisions in for them if they have been poorly, and undertaken small practical or DIY tasks.
We are also providing friendly visiting for some people who are isolated or have suffered poor health or bereavement. In addition, we have been able to mobilise the very positive community spirit which exists in Harvington to keep a friendly eye on some of the more vulnerable villagers, and, for instance, to alert relatives where necessary.
It has been gratifying to recognise the care and goodwill that characterises the people of Harvington and we hope the project will be able to go from strength to strength. If you would like to speak to the team, or need a copy of the “Welcome” booklet, do please contact us on 01386 870267. E-mail address: