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September 2020

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

Wyre Forest Community Lottery logo

Make a date and apply to become a Lottery good cause


Do you belong to a community organisation helping others in Wyre Forest and in need of funds?

Then please come along to our virtual event in September and find out how you can apply to become one of Wyre Forest Community Lottery's official good causes. 

Find out more


Book your free place

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Older people's showcase moves online!


We will be celebrating and sharing details about a host of organisations who support older people later this month.

In previous years we have held an event at Kidderminster Town Hall and invited local organisations along to promote their goods and services for older people.

But due to the pandemic we're replacing the event with a week of “virtual” online activities aimed at helping residents keep fit, well and healthy in mind and body from Monday 28 September until Friday 2 October, incorporating Thursday 1 October, National Older Persons Day.

There will be information on our website and daily posts on our Facebook page, so please keep your eyes peeled!

Showcase event

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Latest Coronavirus advice

Taxi rides

If you are taking a taxi, wear a face covering to protect the driver and follow their instructions about where to sit. When your journey is over, wash your hands as soon as you can. Do this and we can keep ourselves and our communities safe.

Returning to school

All schools have been asked to put in place measures to help protect your children such as minimising contact and maintaining distance as far as possible.

Face coverings for pupils over the age of 11 are recommended whilst on school transport (and mandatory for pupils over the age of 11 travelling on public transport). It is recognised that face coverings may not be appropriate for some children or those with SEND.

More school information

For the latest Covid-19 health advice visit the

NHS website

For information on what you can and cannot do, go to

Gov.uk website


Don't lose your voice!


Local elections will be held next May and we will shortly be contacting you to make sure who's eligible to vote in your household.

The annual canvass helps us keep the electoral register up to date, identifying any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so.

This year, residents may receive messages about checking their details by email, text, phone call or letter. How residents are contacted will depend on the details they have provided to the electoral services team in the past.

More information


Great British September Clean


Come along to the Rifle Range litter pick as we celebrate this year’s Great British September Clean in partnership with The Pickup Artists!

Taking place on Saturday 19 September from 10am you can get involved in a community litter pick and help us keep the district a safe, clean and green living environment.

Our rangers will also be on hand to talk to you about the reserve and give you a guide to all the creatures that live there.

Equipment will be provided and Tesco Stourport is kindly supplying free refreshments.

Find out more

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Coronavirus and our services


Keep up to date with all of our services by regularly visiting the dedicated page on our website.

Service updates

Our customer service hub in Kidderminster is still closed for face to face enquiries although staff are continuing to deal with emergency homeless enquiries and pre-booked appointments where necessary.

However if you need help and advice, you can still contact us through a variety of channels such as:

Our website


My Wyre Forest portal

You can also Email us or Call us.

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Halloween fun at Bewdley Museum


A variety of Halloween fun will be taking place at Bewdley Museum in October.

Spooky craft activities will be taking place from Monday 26 to Friday 30 October.

A Halloween pumpkin trail will take place in Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Gardens from Monday 26 to Sunday 1 November, 10am to 3.15pm.


The museum will also be hosting two showings of Dippy's outdoor Halloween extravangza for children aged 4-12 years on Saturday 31 October. Doors will open for the first performance at 4.30pm with fancy dress and pumpkin judging, finishing at 6pm.

The second performance will take place from 6.15pm, followed by fancy dress and pumpkin judging, finishing at 7.15pm.

Halloween fun

Paranormal poster

Paranormal investigation and guided tour by torchlight


Be prepared to be scared by an evening of paranormal activity in the grounds of the museum on Friday 30 October from 10pm to 2am. Tickets cost £25 per person and include hot drinks and snacks.

With high levels of activity around the site, Bewdley Museum makes a great destination for a paranormal investigation.

All participants must be 18 years or older.

Tickets are limited and are available online.

Book your place


Tremendous trows and wonderful wherries!


Come and explore Bewdley's years as one of England's most important ports in a 60 minute discovery walkabout.

Taking place on Sunday 18 October from 11am and Wednesday 21 October from 10.30am. Tickets are £5 per person.

Book by calling 0845 607 7819 or pop into the museum and pay to secure your place.

Find out more


Keeping you in the know


You can keep up to date with all of our news by checking our news section on our website.

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