In and Around the Parish
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Lickey Festival 2018 – latest news
The 2018 Lickey Festival will be a joint event with Lickey School. Join us on 16th June 1-4 at the school site for the ‘Lickey School and Community Fete’. Make your own slime, pet the animals and buy goods from the childrens’ enterprise stalls and lots more.
Blackwell Party in the Park 2018 -Vikings!
Bring a picnic to the playing field from 12pm on 16th June and join in the Viking Party fun.
Vandalism at Blackwell Forest School – article written by school Forest School leader, Sian Cain
Pupils at the school were saddened and confused by the vandalism that took place recently, to read the article, click here
Onside Charity – volunteering update
Local registered charity Onside, which supports vulnerable adults across Worcestershire, has now had their first successful training session.
Their January 2018 press release is HERE.
If you can assist with their endeavours and wish to learn more, click HERE.
Barnt Green to Bromsgrove Electrification
This will take place during the coming Christmas break and whilst there should be no impact on rail users, NetworkRail have issued a notice to local residents.
For details and contact information, the letter can be viewed Here.
Ongoing works for the Oldbury Viaduct scheme continues to impact on our local roads with repairs likely to continue until Autumn 2018, further ‘minor’ work may not conclude until Spring 2019. Here is their latest e-bulletin including this month’s closures:
1 December 2017 Newsletter #33 HERE
2 November 2017 Newsletter #28 Here – inc. map
18 October 2017 Newsletter #28 Here. – inc. overnight lane closures
Onside Charity – volunteering opportunity
This is a local registered charity supporting vulnerable adults across Worcestershire.
Established around for 20 years, volunteers play a vital role in currently supporting 2000 vulnerable adults. They are now looking to recruit volunteers across Worcestershire, especially in the rural areas.
If you can assist this worthy charity or wish to learn more, please see their flyer HERE.
Linehouse Lane & Brookhouse Road, Lickey End
It is proposed to introduce a 40 mph speed limit following concerns raised by frontage residents regarding traffic speeds.
These roads have been assessed against Department for Transport Circular 01/2013 guidance. Levels of frontage development are light, apart from a cluster of residential dwellings on the eastern side, with agricultural land to both sides for much of the length and there are no footways or road lighting. The northernmost length – which has most properties fronting it – is straight, wide and open in aspect. Eighty-fifth percentile speeds here are 44 and 43 mph.
Whilst no personal injury collisions have been recorded on these road during the last three years, we would be grateful to receive your views on the proposal by 27 October 2017 –your earliest response would greatly assist the process.
Map of proposed 40 mph speed limit HERE.
Comments to: Gary Williams, Senior Management Engineer, Worcestershire County Council Tel: 01905 843 460 or Email: email@example.com
Countryside Alliance Awards
The ‘Rural Oscars’ Are Back for 2017!
Now in their 13th year – supporters of rural businesses are encouraged to nominate now to honour the skills and produce, tradition, enterprise and the people who go the extra mile for their communities. New to 2017 is a pub category, enabling you to celebrate your favourite rural local.
Seven regional champions from five categories will be invited to Parliament for the British finals, and in the presence of MPs and Ministers just five will be crowned British Champions. Nominations close on 13 November.
You can make your online notification HERE.
‘Go On Worcestershire’ – Digital Inclusion Survey 2017
As more services are offered online, the Go ON Worcestershire Partnership are keen to understand how easily you can use them. Please help by taking a few minutes to complete this survey. You must be aged 16 years or older to complete this survey.
By completing this voluntary survey you agree to your responses being collated, processed and analysed by Worcestershire County Council and the Go ON Worcestershire Partnership. Survey closes on 27 October.
You can take the online survey HERE.
Christmas 2017 Waste & Recycling collection dates announced
Only one change this year – for those having a normal collection Tuesday 26 Dec – this will now be Saturday 23 Dec.
Formal notification and details HERE.
PC Tree Lighting and Concert 2017
Details are being finalised for our 2017 Christmas events at Lickey and at Blackwell.
Blackwell – 1 December 5.15pm at The Wheel. See Santa arriving to help present the school competition winners with their prizes, sing a few festive carols and have the children assist him in the tree lighting. Then, off to the Blackwell First School Christmas Fair.
Lickey – 3 December 4pm (not 3pm) at The Holy Trinity Church. The Blackwell Concert Band will be welcoming one and all. The Lickey Hills Primary School will be singing, Santa will hand out the school competition prizes and our own Parish Poet, James Smith, will be reading his new poem. All rounded off by a careful stroll over to the Trinity Centre to light the Christmas Tree.
2017 Blackwell Music Festival
Saturday 9 Sept 2017, 1-9pm
Now in its second year. Fabulous music with friends, family, a pint of Horlicks and tons of fun – what’s not to like.
Pete Hobbs and the team serve up the final festival offering for the year.
Full programme of the acts can be viewed and downloaded Here.
31 August 2017
Those in Lickey will have noticed the road works along Old Birmingham Road for the installation of fibre optic cabling. With 93% of Worcestershire now having access to superfast speeds (speeds over 24Mbps), there is also provision for solutions to bring faster broadband using alternative technologies. Broadband deployment is underway until December 2018.
• Residents can find more information and also to register for updates HERE.
• For Lickey specific live cabinets by post code – click HERE.
• Find out if you will benefit from future deployment, enter your postcode HERE.
• Superfast Worcester Summer 2017 newsletter HERE.
14 August 2017
Lisa Winterbourn, Executive Officer
Our new EO starts work for the PC – details to follow…
2017 Lickey Festival
Sunday 11th June from midday
And a great time was had by all with a heady mix of animals, dancing, singing and scarecrows!
Hosted at Lickey Hills Primary School, this years theme was ‘Farmyard’. Lots of pictures can be found on our Gallery page.
With next year’s being considered, please contact the Executive Officer for further information and offers of help.
There is an opportunity to join the Parish Council as a co-opted councillor. Presently, we have one ward requiring a new councillor – please apply to the Executive Officer. POSITION NOW FILLED
Also, the position of Parish Tree Warden is available. The successful applicant will work with our Environment Group with the possibility of liaising with our local district council. Full support will be offered.
PC Neighbourhood Plan
The group welcomes the support of our residents. Please contact Lisa Winterbourn, Executive Officer. Draft Document for consultation available here
Best Front Garden Competition Congratulations to all of this year’s winners. 2017 Judging took place in early July with the Prize giving at Holy Trinity Church, Lickey on 10th September from 3-5pm. See Gallery for pictures.