Cleeve Prior Parish Council
Cleeve Prior Parish Council

Parish Wharf Project

The Parish Wharf is common land belonging to Cleeve Prior.  As part of a community initiative under the auspices of Cleeve Prior Parish Council, the parish has set up a project to maintain the adjacent river frontage area and the old mill site to the same level as the “village wharf “

The Parish Council has been given permission by the Birmingham Anglers [BAA], who own the project area, to clean up their land.  This work will make the site fully accessible for parishioners, allow us to expose the historic mill site and clear the adjacent car park.

There are currently three aims for the new and larger wharf area.

1.  To make the river bank a better amenity for the parish.

2.  To clear the dead wood and unsafe trees.  To improve the natural environment endeavouring to get fresh water to the pond area, which is currently stagnant.

3.  To look at the historical remains & where possible clear areas to show where the various structures were.


In 1964 the wharf was as shown on this plan, taken  from the lease between Don Archer and the Yardley Wood Social club for the fishing rights on the Avon.


The Image below shows the above plan laid over the current land configuration.



The plan below shows the Parish Wharf.


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Wharf video prior to the first work day

We have since had a work day as can be seen below.

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Thanks to all those who took part and to those who organised the wonderful barbecue we had in the afternoon. 

We had support for this project from

  • the Parish Council who gave a grant of £1000 towards the works
  • Birmingham Anglers who are not only giving us access to the land but are paying for tree surgeons to work on all the trees in the area
  • Alastair Adams and Worcestershire County Council,  who gave money for an additional bench
  • The Wychavon Wildlife Team and the Environment Agency who are advising on what we must do from an environment perspective, grants, contacts.  They will also support a future grant application for improving the natural environment and possibly a fish refuge off the river, giving us water back in to the pond area.

Last but not least yourselves, the parishioners, many of whom have come down to help. We will be holding some weekly and weekend sessions  in the spring to finally clear the Pond and we look forward to seeing you then. Should you wish to help but not be on the village mailing list please send your email address to

Remember, anyone in the village with a rod licence can fish on the wharf free of charge.

Please, all use & enjoy the Wharf


Cleeve Prior Parish Council

36 The Close

Cleeve Prior

WR11 8LF


01789 490 501

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Most Recent Minutes

February 2018 Minutes.pdf
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Next Meeting

War Memorial Village Hall 

Monday 12 March 2018 at 7:30pm 


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WCC Report

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