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Trimpley Lane, Bewdley Temporary Road Closure

WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

PUBLIC NOTICE

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

(C2129 Trimpley Lane, Bewdley) (Temporary Closure) Order 2022

Proposed Order: to close that part of C2129 Trimpley Lane from its junction with B4190 Habberley Road to its junction with U10017 Anton Close

Reason: Utility works by Severn Trent Water

Exemptions: to permit access to any land or premises fronting the highway affected where there is no other form of access; and to allow the works to be undertaken.

Alternative route: B4190 Habberley Road, C2129 Habberley Lane, C2129 Habberley Road, C2129 Hoarstone Lane, C2129 Trimpley Lane and vice versa.

Maximum duration: 18 MonthsAnticipated duration: 10 days Commencing: 9 January 2023

Thomas Pollock Head of Commercial Law (Legal & Governance) County Hall Spetchley Road Worcester

15 December 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Beales Corner Flood Defence Construction

The Environment Agency are starting to develop the programme of works for the Beales Corner Flood Defence scheme and would like to know of any risks to their programme and how the works could impact on the community. If anyone is aware of any scheduled town/public events in 2023 and 2024 that might be impacted by any temporary works or partial road closures, please make the Environment Agency aware by emailing james.turner@environment-agency.gov.uk

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PLACES STILL AVAILABLE – Autism Training Available for County Businesses

October 7th, 2022

Autism Training Available for County Businesses

Worcestershire County Council has partnered with the UK’s leading autism charity, The National Autistic Society (NAS) to provide free online Autism Training for the county’s businesses.

 

This training will help individuals and organisations to work with customers and colleagues on the autism spectrum.

 

It is designed to help businesses reach out to a wider range of customers; supporting a more diverse and productive workforce. 

 

Councillor Marc Bayliss, Cabinet Member for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills, said: “We’re really pleased to be working with the National Autistic Society to give our businesses an opportunity to learn more about autism, and how those with the condition can be best supported in the business community. We are keen to make our business community, open and welcoming to all, so that they can go on and thrive. At least one in 100 people are autistic, which means more than 700,000 people in the UK. So, make up a significant part of our national customer network and potential current and future workforce employees. ”

 

There are 4 free training modules available to organisations in Worcestershire:

Understanding Autism –  this module looks at common difficulties faced by autistic people, how to challenge common stereotypes and provides information on how to makes environments more enabling for autistic people.

Autism and Communication – this module provides information on how to recognise and respond to the natural communication preferences of autistic people.

Autism and Sensory Experience – this module describes differences in how people on the autism spectrum process information, discusses the impact of sensory differences on everyday life for autistic people and provides information on how to recognise and respond to sensory needs of people on the autism spectrum.

Autism in the Workplace  – This course is specifically for employers and colleagues of autistic people. It describes difficulties autistic people may experience in the workplace and why. It Provides information on potential causes of anxiety for autistic people in the workplace. It identifies and gives recommendations on implementing reasonable adjustments to support autistic colleagues.

 

For more information, including how to sign up to the scheme, please visit www.autism.org.uk/wcc.

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Santa Comes to Bishops Wood – 11 December 1pm – 4pm

Santa Comes to Bishops Wood. Sunday 11th December 2022 1.0 pm – 4.0 pm

Back by popular request. Escape the more commercial aspects of Christmas and relax in the beautiful woodland and pioneering sustainable building. Explore the Christmas trail to visit Santa in his magical grotto, enjoy some wonderful Christmas stories. Children and adults can make Christmas crafts and decorations using natural and recycled materials.  Last entry 3.00 p.m.

Bishops Wood Centre Crossway Green, Stourport DY13 9SE

For additional information contact 01299 250513 or email enquiries.bw@field-studies-council.org

£5 per person. Book via https://www.field-studies-council.org/courses-and-experiences/static-courses/eco-adventures-at-bishops-wood/

Santa Comes to Bishops Wood. Sunday 11th December 2022 1.0 pm – 4.0 pm Back by popular request. Escape the more commercial aspects of Christmas and relax in the beautiful woodland and pioneering sustainable building. Explore the Christmas trail to visit Santa in his magical grotto, enjoy some wonderful Christmas stories. Children and adults can make Christmas crafts and decorations using natural and recycled materials. Last entry 3.00 p.m. Bishops Wood Centre Crossway Green, Stourport DY13 9SE For additional information contact 01299 250513 or email enquiries.bw@field-studies-council.org £5 per person. Book via https://www.field-studies-council.org/courses-and-experiences/static-courses/eco-adventures-at-bishops-wood/

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Bewdley Nutcracker Trail – Come join the fun

You are invited to join the Bewdley Nutcracker Trail

Find eight nutcracker soldiers and identify their names by using clues found in the booklet.  The trail will lead you to 8 central locations to help you find each nutcracker.

Booklets can be obtained from Bewdley Town Council Office or various shops within the town.

Winning entry will receive an unlimited season pass for 2023 on The Severn Valley Railway.

All correct entries will be placed in the Christmas draw and can be posted to various collection points within the town.

Send your photos of your trail experience to Bewdley Town Council where they will be posted on the website and social media during the event.

Please also cast your vote for the Best Dressed Christmas Shop Window.

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Civic Award 2023 – Nominations Now Open

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Museum’s tree is fresh off the hook!

Museum’s tree is fresh off the hook!

A giant crocheted Christmas tree will be bringing festive cheer to Bewdley Museum this year.

The 12-foot structure is going on display in the foyer of the museum. It has been created by a group of volunteers as part of a community project to help bring people together after the pandemic.

Freelance textile artist Ellie Hooper came up with the idea and helped the museum deliver the project.

Ellie said:

“We only started with a few volunteers and some people were absolute beginners. It’s been fantastic to have this festive focus. But this project has been more than just crocheting, it’s been a real boost to everyone’s health and wellbeing and we’re looking forward to doing much more in 2023.”

The group has made more than 300 crocheted diamonds which have been sewn together. They have also crocheted decorations for the tree! The piece of art is displayed on a structure which has been created by museum volunteers.

Councillor Graham Ballinger, Wyre Forest District Council’s Cabinet Member with responsibility for Culture, Leisure and Community Safety said:

“The tree is going to look fantastic in the museum foyer.  Many thanks to the group for their hard work and making the idea become a reality. It is great to be able to run projects like this again and give people the opportunity to do something different and make new friends after the isolation of the pandemic. “

The tree was officially unveiled on Saturday 26 November by Councillor Rod Stanczyszyn, Mayor of Bewdley. It will be on display until Friday 23 December. The tree can be viewed daily in the foyer between 10am and 4.30pm.

Bewdley Museum regularly runs crochet workshops. Information about future courses will be available on the museum’s website when new dates are confirmed. Visit www.bewdleymuseum.co.uk/exploring/whats-on/

 

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Photograph credit – Colin Hill

Photograph features (from left to right)

Rachael Whitehead

Jenny Lethbridge

Kookie Golds

Ellie Hooper

Livvy Whitehead

Joanne Boardman

For more media information from Wyre Forest District Council, please contact:

The Communications Team on 01562 732988 or email media.office@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

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Wyre Forest Food Bank gets a little help from Wyre Forest District Council

Wyre Forest Food Bank gets a little help from Wyre Forest District Council

 A food bank which was struggling to cope with the increased amounts of recycling it is generating has received help from Wyre Forest District Council.

Wyre Forest Food Bank is run by Franche Community Church with the help of many volunteers. It has had an increase in demand for its services since the summer. This has meant a growth in the amount of packaging it had been dealing with. The team of volunteers were regularly finding that two green recycling bins were not enough to take all their cardboard and recyclable packaging. The council’s commercial services team stepped in to help by providing a large business recycling bin.

Barbara Guille, Head of Admin at Franche Community Church said:

“We were extremely delighted and very grateful for the support we have received from the council and many of our local councillors. We never expected such a generous offer of support from the team who have arranged this bin and its collection for us.”

In October alone this year France Food Bank provided food support to 177 households and made 462 deliveries. They have only been able to do this due to the financial support they are receiving from local businesses, income from the Lottery Community Fund, grants from the council and support from many individuals. They have seen the number of physical donations fall, due to the increased cost of living crisis.

Councillor John Thomas, Cabinet Member for Operational Services, said:

“The work the food bank and its volunteers do is essential to our local community. It is great to see our business waste team working with Wyre Forest Food Bank to provide support during these difficult times.”

To find out more about the Wyre Forest Food Bank, including how to volunteer, visit: https://www.franchecommunitychurch.co.uk/wyre-forest-food-bank/

To find out more about the council’s commercial services, including business waste,

tree works and MOTs visit: https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/the-depot/

 

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Notes for Editors

 

Photograph shows Paul Guille, Chair of the Trustees Franche Community Church, and Barbara Guille, Head of Admin at Franche Community Church, with the donated business container.

 

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The Communications Team on 01562 732988 or email media.office@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

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BEWDLEY CHRISTMAS ILLUMINATIONS

BEWDLEY CHRISTMAS ILLUMINATIONS

Bewdley Town Council is pleased to announce that it has entered into a new 3-year Illumination Hire Agreement for 2022 until 2024. Provided for the benefit of the community, traders, and visitors a wonderful colourful display of red, white, and blue was chosen to mark the Platinum Jubilee of the late Queen Elizabeth.

Some years previous, the Town Council took the decision to illuminate the towns Christmas Lighting on a continuous setting for the Christmas season, the decision based on a cost saving relating to unreliable timeclocks and costly electrical contractor callouts. The Council entered into the new contract earlier this year at a time prior to the current global energy crisis and recently took steps to address the continuous lighting of the illuminations. Following receipt of a quote from the approved contractor in excess of £4,500 to install new timeclocks it was evident that funding and lead time constraints would form the basis for consideration. Sadly, the lead time from order point would take the date beyond Christmas for installation and with the Christmas budget already committed to the cost of the hire with a separate budget specifically for the Christmas switch on event already fully committed it is with regret that the council cannot install timers on the illuminations during 2022.

This will mean that the Christmas Illuminations will be on a continuous setting and be lit during the daylight and night time.

Steps have been taken to allocate budget provision for 2023/2024 to allow for column testing and installation of timeclocks going forward.

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WFDC Summit produces cost of living action plan

Summit produces cost of living action plan

An action plan to help people with cost of living difficulties is being discussed by Wyre Forest District Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

The draft plan has been put together following an emergency cost of living summit. The event was attended by the council’s partners from across the district. It explored how organisations can provide more local help for those who are struggling.

The plan focuses on how organisations are looking to work together to highlight services. Ways people can save energy and reduce their fuel bills is another target of the plan. A key action is to set up accessible warm spaces and helping the council’s financial inclusion team to offer support in the community. Funding is available for community groups wishing to set up a warm space. For more info to contact Rahma Dahir, Wyre Forest District Council’s Recovery Programme Officer rahma.dahir@wyreforestdc.gov.uk or 01562 732533.

Councillor Nicky Martin, Wyre Forest District Council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for Housing, Health and wellbeing said:

“Locally we want to support people who are struggling and work even closer with our partners. By coming together as communities and neighbours, we can provide practical support to one another, just as we did during the pandemic.”

The Overview and Scrutiny Committee is being held at 6pm on Thursday 1 December at Wyre Forest House. The agenda for the meeting, which includes the draft action plan, can be read by visiting https://forms.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/council/meetings/com193.htm

Any recommendations from the meeting will be put forward to the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday 20 December.

Details of the cost of living support available from the council can be found by visiting www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/costofliving

For free and impartial advice on all matters energy related contact Act on Energy. They have a free helpline 0800 988 2881.

  

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