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LIBERAL GROUP Wyre Forest District Council




Greenhill Focus...

Mad plan to stop cars turning from Birmingham Road onto Chester Road

Local Liberal Councillors have obtained a secret letter from Government Highways Agency Consultants saying that they want to...

  • "Prohibit the right and left turns from the A456 to the A449"

As TRachelexplains "Simply nobody would be allowed to turn left or right in either direction off Birmingham Road and onto Chester Road North at Land Oak."


"This would cause enormous confusion and diversions for motorists and absolute havoc on neighbouring residential roads which would be turned — at a stroke — into heavily overloaded and congested 'rat runs'!"


  • Baldwin Road, Bruce Road, Hurcott Road and Linden Avenue would be flooded with traffic. Neighbouring roads would be affected as well!


  • Traffic would pour on to Roden Avenue and Shrubbery Street.!

  • Businesses near the junction would be hard hit!

  • Householders close to the junction would find themselves faced with time consuming diversions!


Here is your easy to follow guide to the new improved scheme. Don’t worry, it’s really very simple….

  • Free concessionary fares on any bus journey starting or finishing in Worcestershire starts April 1st.
  • Existing bus pass holders will automatically be sent the new passes in the week starting March 20th.
  • New Applicants can get them from the Wyre Forest Community Housing Office in Oxford Street during the weeks starting March 20th, March 27th and April 2nd and from and Wyre Forest District Council cash office after April 10th.
  • Free bus passes are available to over 60s and anyone who is blind, partially sighted, profoundly or severely deaf, without speech, has a disability or injury that severely impairs ability to walk, has a learning disability or isa specified companion to a disabled person;
  • Proof of age or disability is required.

Get in touch if YOU need further information!

School catchment area review update

Formal Public Consultation on future School Catchment areas has now started and runs till April 4th. Locally…

  • Areas around Aggborough Crescent and the College site development will go to Spennells Primary School.

  • The present Lea Street catchment area between Comberton Hill, Chester Road North, Coventry Street, Hurcott Road (including Lea and Lorne Streets) will go to St. George’s Primary (even though some areas are nearer Offmore Primary School via Offmore Lane).

  • Both Spennells & St. Georges pupils will go to King Charles I High School.

    It is vitally important that you make your views known. The County Council are holding a “drop in” session at Kidderminster Library between 2 pm and 8 pm 22nd March.

    If you have any queries contact County Councillors Fran and Mike Oborski on 823911

    Highways chaos

    The Tory County Council intend to close the local Highways Partnership Units and run it all from County Hall where it will be more remote and more out of touch. We believe this is bound to mean an even worse service locally on highway repairs.

    Health! Primary Care Trust! As Tories lose the plot!

    At the March District Council members through out a wishy-washy Tory motion which effectively said well we’d like to keep a Wyre Forest Primary Care Trust but, oh dear, we’ll put up with a whole of Worcestershire one if we have to.

    Rest of Council stand firm

    Instead Liberal, Health Concern, Labour, Lib-Dem and Independent Councillors voted to support a move proposed by Health Concern and seconded by Liberal Group Leader Mike Oborski that instead the Council should stand firm and FIGHT to keep a LOCAL Wyre Forest Primary Care Trust! We want local decisions on local issues—affecting local people—to be taken LOCALLY by LOCAL people!

    £520,000 of YOUR money down the drain every year!

    That is the official figure for how much money Wyre Forest is wasting every year by being spread out over lots of offices and buildings! This has got to stop! We must get Wyre Forest into a single site HQ as soon as possible and use that £520,000 every year to provide services and hold down Council Tax increases!

    Lea Street Parking…

    Action in Farfield seems to be pushing commuter parking into Lea Street. Hopefully changes in control of car parking next year will let us get a sensible residents only parking scheme at last.

    Lorne Street… to be resurfaced shortly! At last! Good!

    Baldwin Road…

    At last we have the white line in the centre of the road on the curve in Baldwin Road. Let’s help it keeps motorists to the correct side of the road.

    St Ambrose Infants site…

    Planners look set to approve 14 homes (7 two bedroom & 7 three bedroom) with 25 parking spaces on the old Infants School site.

    College Road…

    We are pushing the Highways Partnership to get the developers to repair the damaged pavement. It’s proving to be a tough fight.

    Winging it…

    Have First Bus knocked off your wing mirror when parked in Lea Street? If so let us know!

    Chester Road Allotments…

    Following concerns from local residents we have asked the Council to take action to stop rubbish tipping report Rachel, Grahan and Paul. One eagle-eyed local resident got the details of a local builder dumping waste on the allotments. Meanwhile we are asking the Council to consider buying up more of the allotments and restoring the water supply to make them usable.

    Gordon House Hotel…

    Planners look set to approve the demolition of the Comberton Road Hotel and its replacement by a pair of semi-detached houses.

    Hurcott Village…

    20 MPH WITHOUT intrusive street lighting! Apparently it’s been done in Norfolk so why not here? We have also asked for a weight restriction on the bridge in the village.

    Tipping action…

    We have asked the Housing Company to clear up the tipping which has taken place in the woods between College Road and Cobham Road.

    Gamson Close…

    The Housing Company are negotiating to see if the Charity currently leasing the Gamsom Close Community Room could expand their services into part of the former Warden’s House.

    Cycle Way…

    It looks as though the County Council is persisting with a cycle way down Comberton Hill on the Station side to the Town Centre. Who exactly cycles from the Station to the Town Centre? To home yes — but to the Town Centre? Is this really worth the loss of parking spaces

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