Parish of PENSAX




that a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council following the resignation on 22nd November 2023 of Councillor George Rudd

If by Wednesday 13th December 2023 a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors** for the said Parish an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place not later than Tuesday 20th February 2024  

Dated: 23rd November 2023

Clerk to the Parish Council:

Carole Hirst



Returning Officer:

Andy Baldwin

The Council House

Avenue Road


WR14 3AF



Small grants (£50-£500) are available to organisations in Malvern Hills District to support residents across the district, by providing free spaces and places for them to go to connect and stay well over the winter period.

Warm and Welcoming Wellbeing Grants


Small grants (£50-£500) are available to organisations in Malvern Hills District to support residents across the district, by providing free spaces and places for them to go to connect and stay well over the winter period.

Grant funding is available as part of the Household Support Fund, to support community organisations across the district, this could be to provide a new service or to develop a current offer over the winter period.

Please note, there is a finite budget available to support projects. When allocating funding, consideration will be given to the following:

  • the amount of time each project is able to open each week. We are particularly keen to support sessions that are open on evenings, weekends and school holidays, and are accessible to families, but we will consider applications for week daytime provision too.
  • we are keen to support provision that includes either hot drinks or food as part of the offer and activities that children of all ages can enjoy.

Organisations can apply for up to £500 to support with:

  • Utility Bills, pay for energy efficient ways to keep the space warm.
  • To open up your community venue more frequently and allow greater access for families.
  • Staff or volunteer costs to open the facility
  • Set up costs and marketing.
  • Purchasing food supplies
  • Purchasing catering equipment to enable you to provide food and refreshments
  • Working with a partner organisation to deliver food
  • Activities suitable for children and families to take part in at no or little cost

For questions/ support with the application form please contact

Please request a short expression of interest form from Claire, and return this by Friday 24th November 2024.

Grants and Funding

The Parish Council will be setting its budget for the coming year to ensure it has a clear outline of its spending for 24/25, it therefore invites Pensax parish community groups and associations to apply for any grants and donations in line with its updated Grants Policy for 2023.

The policy can be found in the Parish Council Documents 

DOMESTIC RECYCLING AND WASTE – Christmas Collection Changes

Speeding Pensax B4202

There have been several complaints about traffic speed through Pensax on the B4202, especially in the 40mph zone.


The police have scarce data about any accidents or incidents and ask that if local residents have any knowledge of these to contact the Safer Neighbourhoods team


Worcester County Council have recently installed verge-master posts to the road south of the Bell PH and the Police Road Safety Team as installing monitoring devices.

A ‘Green Space’ for Pensax

During the consultation this year on what to do with the funds from the sale of the village hall, ‘green space’ was identified as a key issue.

The parish council is scoping out this issue now and would be keen for the community to be involved in the search and investigation of how and where a community green space for Pensax might work.
If you want to be involved, please contact the Clerk or myself.



delivered by our local First Responder, Martin Bennett


3rd October, 7pm at the Old Chapel Hall, Menithwood

The Old Chapel Hall

Pensax Parish Council is funding the cost of this training for all who would like to know more about how to access and use the new defibrillators in the villages of Snead Common, Worles Common, Pensax, Menithwood, and Stockton.


If you can, please donate to the Community First Responders Page

Stile Replacement Fund – free for landowners and residents

trash binThe Council also agreed on the budget for an innovative new scheme to improve footpaths around the Parish by helping landowners replace stiles and inaccessible footpaths. Those with mobility issues and older walkers are discouraged from regular exercise and improvements to their well-being by the difficulties they face with stiles, along with those with dogs or pushchairs.

Pensax Parish Council will offer every local landowner the opportunity to replace and upgrade their step stiles to become accessible gates by providing a replacement metal, galvanised, BS5709:2018-compliant gate. Engaged landowners are also offered trailhead waste bins, small signage, and information boards – education for the responsible path user.

signWith the Lengthsman’s help installing these, we hope these gates will open the network for responsible path users.

Pensax parish landowners please contact the


September Litterpick

Thanks to the litter pickers today who enjoyed the sun and heat of early September to remove the rubbish before the hedge-trimming flails spread it far and wide. Once they have been and done their job, we can go back and see all the other stuff hidden under the undergrowth. We were treated by the sights (and smells) of a classic car and motorbike rally, including 1970’s mopeds.

Due to numbers, only the Pensax Road from Porchbrook to Worles Common Road was covered, not Pensax Common or Worles Common this time. The litter was mainly alcohol-related or energy drink cans/bottles, but thankfully not much of either.




Menith Wood Community Association & The Trustees of the Millennium Green

Invite you to our respective AGMs on Sunday 22nd October in the Old Chapel Hall

It’s the time of year again, when the Millennium Green Trustees and the Community Assoc. Trustees sum up our thoughts and ideas, for our respective organisations.  We’d welcome you to come along and contribute to any discussion to make sure that we take into account everyone’s views when planning for the future.

 10.00am Millennium Green AGM & Community Association AGM


All welcome

** coffee and cake ** 

For more details contact

Sharon on 01584 881744 or David on 01584 881286

The Old Chapel Hall