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Finstall speed appeal

Posted on March 18 2013 at 2:48:50

Alcester Road

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

The PACT meeting held at Finstall Village Hall in March was well attended, although very few residents from the Oakalls or Parklands were there.

PACT stands for Partners and Communities Together and the meetings provide an opportunity for local people to raise issues of concern with Bromsgrove councillors, the police and the community support officer for Tardebigge and Slideslow.

FAST CARS
The main concerns voiced at the March meeting included speeding vehicles along Alcester Road, Finstall. I first reported this in the December issue of The Village, but it appears the problem is continuing.

Motorists leaving the Oakalls via the Alcester Road are reminded that once you have travelled under the railway bridge the speed limit drops to 30mph (pictured above).

ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR
As reported in last month’s magazine, antisocial behaviour around the park off Green Park Road and on Kentmere Road has become an increasing concern to residents.

The problem was selected as a priority at the PACT meeting, which means steps should be taken to alleviate the problem and progress reported to the next meeting.

PRISON VANS
The final item on the agenda concerned the route taken by some custody vehicles travelling from HMP Hewell, near Redditch.

Some prison vans have been seen using the Finstall/Oakalls route again. The correct route is via the dual carriageway and not through the estate.

The local police have previously addressed this issue and have pledged to do so again now.

However, if anyone sees a prison van travelling along Regents Park Road please make a note of the registration number and contact GeoAmey, the custody vehicle provider, by email at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
 
It would be great if more residents were to attend the next PACT meeting and show their support for the panel members who are working so hard to make the area a better place for us all to live.

For more information about PACT visit: http://www.westmercia.police.uk or call 0300 333 3000

Action plan for dog mess

A crackdown on dog mess around the Oakalls is to be launched after complaints reported in The Village.

Bromsgrove District Councillor Caroline Spencer told us that the biggest shock was the number of poo-bags dropped on the ground and not put in dog bins.

“I contacted the Waste Management Officer at Bromsgrove District Council, Zoe Gannon, and told her about the problems being encountered,” said Coun Spencer.

“An inspection has been made around all the pathways and open spaces around The Oakalls by two members of their staff and at the same time, they were observing dog walkers.  These inspections have been programmed to take place on a regular basis around the area.

“I arranged to meet with Zoe and with Graham Cutler, Cleansing Team Leader at the Bromsgrove Depot, and again we surveyed the walks and open grassed areas around The Oakalls. 

“Yes, there was dog mess but what actually shocked me was that there were so many doggy bags just dropped on the areas, when within a short distance there are dog bins where they could have placed their bags. It is not the dogs we need to educate but the owners!”

Please contact me with your views and concerns about any aspect of life on the estate.
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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