WyredIn June 2019 - News from Wyre Forest District Council

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wyred in - news from wyre forest district council

June 2019

Welcome to the latest edition of our online newsletter for residents.

Councillor Shazu Miah

Progressive Alliance lead council

The district council elections in May saw all 33 seats contested and there was a significant change in the political make-up of the council. We now have 14 Conservative, 8 Independent Community and Health Concern (ICHC), 5 Independent, 3 Liberal Democrat, 2 Labour and 1 Green Party councillors. A Progressive Alliance made up of the ICHC group, the Independent,   Liberal Democrat and Green group with the support of the Labour Group has formed the administration.  Councillor Graham Ballinger (ICHC) was elected Leader and he has appointed a Cabinet of four other members. The new chairman of the council is Councillor Shazu Miah (pictured above).

Your councillors

Pop Up Cafe Brinton Park

Pop-up cafe in Brinton Park
Have you visited our pop-up cafe Brinton Park yet? It’s being run by volunteers and offers a range of light refreshments. You can find it next in the gazebo near the play area between 11am and 3pm on Saturday 8 June, Sunday 16 June, Saturday 22 June, Saturday 29 June, Sunday 14 July and Saturday 27 July. It’s part of our Restoring Brinton Park Heritage Lottery Fund project.

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Chaddesley housing needs

We’re asking local people in Chaddesley Corbett to let us know what kind of housing they need and what their housing requirements will be in the future. To do this we’re asking people who live in the parish (and people looking to move back there) to take part in a survey. The results will help us develop our housing and planning policies. The survey closes on Wednesday 26 June 2019. If you’re a Chaddesley resident or know someone who’d like to be, please complete our online questionnaire.

Complete the survey

Tree Surgeon

Hire our tree gang

Did you know you can hire our fully qualified and experienced arborists who specialise in all types of tree surgery and tree maintenance? Our multi-talented team is flexible and reliable, and our prices are very competitive. We can provide a free quote quickly and without obligation. So if the trees in your garden are in need of attention, get in touch today – you can trust us to get the job done.  All income from our commercial services is reinvested into services to benefit all who live, work and visit Wyre Forest. 

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Children lying in grass

Plan your summer in the district

We know the children are only just back at school after the May Bank holiday, but have you thought about the summer break yet? We have got another packed programme of activities on offer. There are adventure days with the rangers, sports courses, daily craft activities and much much more. Bookings will open on Monday 17 June. This year’s PlayDay is in Lickhill Memorial Park on Wednesday 7 August.  Come and join in the fun. Don’t forget if you would like to hear more about what’s on in the district subscribe to our Things to see, do and visit newsletter.

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Outdoor cinema

Entertainment outdoor style

We are hoping for another summer of sunny weather this year as we have some fantastic outdoor events planned. We’ll be showing Despicable Me, the new Beauty and the Beast film and The Greatest Showman at our outdoor cinema in Brinton Park on Saturday 27 July.

Cinema times

Wind in the Willows poster

Drama at the museum

We also have three outdoor productions taking place at the Green Theatre at Bewdley Museum. You can watch David Walliams’s hilarious Gangster Granny (Saturday 15 June), Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights (Sunday 7 July) and Wind in the Willows (Sunday 11 August).


Museum what’s on

Bowl of cherries

Cherry Fair and 1940’s weekend

Our Cherry Fair and 1940’s weekend at Bewdley Museum keeps growing in size and popularity! This year it’s on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July. Watch 1940’s re-enactors, listen to live music, view classic cars and enjoy a cherry or two – you can even buy a tree! There will also be children’s activities, including a children’s Cherry Hunt around the museum and gardens. The craft studios will be open plus additional craft and vintage stalls throughout the weekend.

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Country and Western couple

Country and western festival

Here’s the low-down on this year’s big hoedown! Two days of live country music, dancing, stalls, food and everything associated with country and western! Join us at Stourport Riverside Meadows on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August and if you are visiting for both days there is a chance to stop over as we have camping pitches available.

Book a pitch

Black bin bags outside charity shop

Let’s SCRAP Flytipping!

We continue to fight flytipping across our beautiful district, investigating incidents, issuing fixed penalty notices and prosecuting those responsible. But did you know you could help play your part in reducing the amount of waste dumped in the countryside by making sure you only pay responsible carriers to dispose of your unwanted items?  You may not be aware but leaving bags outside closed charity shops and leaving items out for others or beside communal bins is also flytipping.  Join us to help SCRAP Flytipping!

(Photo courtesy of Hertfordshire Flytipping Group)

Flytipping info