West Mercia Police – Burglary Appeal

We are appealing to the community for information following a burglary at the Co-op Petrol Station in Bewdley

The burglary happened at approximately 00:15 on the morning of Friday 22nd September 2023.

The offenders forced entry to the front door by smashing the glass.

A large number of cigarettes were stolen from the garage.

The three offenders have been described as possibly male, wearing dark clothing and balaclavas

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact us online, quoting incident number 00010_i_22092023.

If you aren’t comfortable contacting us directly, you can pass on information anonymously to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Thank you for your help. It is only by the police and the public working together that we can prevent and detect crime.

Kind regards,

Sarah Sceats

Rural & Business Crime Officer


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Rock Pathfinders

Road Closure – Lyttleton Road – Bewdley – Anticipated duration 3 days Commencing 8 September 2023

21 Day Notice – Road Closure – Bewdley – Wyre Forest District – 1498277









Reason for restriction: Emergency void investigation requiredThere is a likelihood of danger to the public or of serious damage to the road.  There is a need to close the highway in the following terms: –


  1. The effect of this Notice is that no vehicle shall proceed along that part of the highway from its junction with U10222 Lancaster Road to its junction with U10224 Cobham Crescent.


  1. This provision shall continue in force for a maximum of 21 days; however, it is anticipated that it will remain in force for 3 days commencing 8 September 2023.


  1. Alternative routes: – U10221 Lyttleton Road, U10202 Richmond Road, U10222 Lancaster Road and vice versa.


Nothing in this Notice shall prevent at any time access for pedestrians to any premises situated on or adjacent to the highway, or to any other premises accessible for pedestrians from and only from the highway.

Diversion Plan – Lyttleton Road 08.09.2023


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October in the Forest


October in the Forest

Most of the deer seen in the Wyre Forest are Fallow Deer. They are a familiar sight in the quieter parts of the forest and at this time of the year the bucks will have moved to their rutting grounds where they will contest their right to mate with a harem of females.

As well as the Fallow Deer there are a growing number of both the exotic Muntjac and the Roe Deer. Even in 2015 Roe were rarely seen in the forest (according to ‘The Nature of Wyre’ by the Wyre Forest Study Group) and it may come as a surprise to hear that they are native to the British Isles, alongside Red Deer. During 2020’s lockdown we frequently saw one lone individual on our walks in the Coldharbour Coppice area of the forest and sightings are gradually becoming more frequent. The buck in Mick Farmer’s photo was seen in Withybed Wood near Buttonoak and I believe they are often in that area. It is very probable that they are now breeding in Wyre rather than wandering in from nearby populations. The 2023 spring census reported sightings of 26 Roe Deer. However, for the first time a drone survey, using thermal imaging, was also carried out and it located 48 Roe, fairly well scattered in groups of up to 4 individuals throughout the forest.

As you can see from the photo, the Roe have a chestnut coat without spots, a big black nose and a white chin. Smaller than the Fallow and larger (and more elegant) than the Muntjac, the bucks have short antlers which are much less extravagantly-branched then those of the Fallow, having up to 3 points. At this time of year they may have shed their antlers, having already mated earlier than the Fallow in July and August. The mated does then delay the implantation of the fertilised eggs and give birth, often to twins or even triplets, in May or June. The kids are spotted with white and must make a very pretty sight.

Deer in general are masters of detection and it is very rare to see them before they see you. Consequently the pale, buff-coloured rump of the Roe may be almost all you see of it as it bounds away from you!

Linda Iles

Wyredin – September 2023 – Bewdley Museum – What’s On….

Wyredin – September 2023 – Kidderminster Music Fest

Wyredin – September 2023 – Showcase of services for over 50’s



Services for people aged 50 years and over | Wyre Forest District Council (wyreforestdc.gov.uk)

Stolen Vehicle (Keyless)