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August 2019

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

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What should we be focusing on?

More than 1,000 people have already told us what they think the council should be focussing its energies on over the next 4 years – have you? Our survey lets you give us your views and will help shape our priorities in our Corporate Plan.  It’s just 10 minutes of your time to make your voice heard. The survey closes on Thursday 15 August.

Take part

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Local Plan consultation

We are also going to be opening our Local Plan consultation again on Monday 2 September. The Local Plan will set out how much development is needed up until 2036 and where it should be located.  We have made a few amendments to the version we consulted on at the end of last year. This includes changes to the transport infrastructure, we have taken out the Yew Tree Walk site in Stourport and included land at Blakedown Railway station. If you’ve commented before you don’t need to respond again unless you wish to change or add to previous comments. Keep an eye on our Local Plan webpage, social media or sign up for our consultations to find out more.

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Playday is back! Join us in Lickhill Memorial Park, Stourport-on-Severn,  on Wednesday 7 August for a fun packed day (11am – 3pm).There games for all the family to play, sports with our play leaders, space themed arts and crafts, circus skills workshops, bouncy castles and more! It’s free to come along but there is a small charge for some of the activities.

Playday news

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Fly tipping update

Our Let’s Scrap Flytipping campaign aims to explode some of the myths around flytipping and gives you some handy hints on how you can prevent your waste getting into the hands of flytippers! If you pay to have someone take away items, make sure you check they are properly licensed or it could end up costing you more than you thought!

Protect yourself!

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Nominate in our No Barriers Awards

Do you know someone who goes the extra mile to help people with disabilities? Nominations are now open for our Mike Oborski No Barriers Awards. We present them to individuals, businesses and community groups that have significantly improved access, service or employment possibilities for local people with disabilities. The ceremony is in November. There is more information on our webpage, nominations close on 19 September.

Nominate now!

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Are your details correct

By now you should have had a form asking you to check whether the information which appears on the electoral register is correct. If you haven’t already replied please do so as soon as possible. You can do this online, by text or by phone. If the details need changing the form should be updated, signed and returned by post. The deadline for replying is Monday 19 August.

Electoral register info

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Older people showcase

Do you know what services are on offer for older people in our district? Our showcase event at Kidderminster Town Hall on Thursday 26 September is a great opportunity for you to get free information and advice on healthy living, finances, benefits, social groups and much more. You can also get your electric blanket tested for free (pre-booking required 01527 871840). Pop along any time between 10am and 3pm. It’s free and there are refreshments too!

Find out more

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Free concerts in Brinton Park

Come along to Brinton Park on Sunday afternoons this summer and enjoy a free concert. We have Big Band Magic on Sunday 11 August, The Film Orchestra on Sunday 18 August, local singer Chloe Mogg on Sunday 25 August and Homegrown Talent will be performing on Sunday 1 September. Music starts at 2pm and runs until 4.30pm. The Pop up cafe is  due to be open on 11 and 25 August, 12pm-4pm too! Interested to know what else is happening in the park? Follow our Brinton Park Heritage project on Facebook and Twitter or visit our webpage to find out more about how we’re applying to The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Parks for People grant programme to help us restore the park for future generations.

Brinton Park website

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