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Foul behaviour!

Posted on October 03 2016 at 12:19:05

Dog signs

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .
Residents have raised concerns over the increase in dog fouling throughout the estate.

Posters (above, left) have been erected around the area reminding dog walkers of the potential fine, to encourage them to use their doggy bags and dispose of them in the bins provided.

However, it appears several of these signs have been removed and one was discovered thrown into nearby bushes (above, right).

Councillor Caroline Spencer urges people to respect these signs and also to abide by the law regarding dog fouling.

There have been a number of incidents of unwanted household items being left at the roadside in recent months. While this problem was reported in the July issue of The Village, it seems some residents are continuing to leave items outside.

In August a large fridge and some smaller items were left on Penshurst Road and unwanted furniture and a barbecue were abandoned on Belvoir Road.

There are very few scrap metal collectors operating in the Bromsgrove area, mainly due to the implementation of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013, which came into force in Bromsgrove at the beginning of December 2013.

This required collectors to apply for a license in order to trade.

Residents wishing to dispose of domestic or household items should take them to the Household Recycling Centre at Romsley (you will need your resident’s permit) or you can arrange for collection by Bromsgrove District Council. 

Following the illegal encampment of a group of travellers in June, a comprehensive risk assessment has now been carried out and Coun Spencer is looking into site protection measures in the vulnerable areas highlighted in the risk assessment.

It is hoped this will prevent a future reoccurrence.

Immediate steps were taken after the last encampment in June and bollards and fencing have been erected on the access to what would have been a prime site for travellers.

Coun Spencer requests that residents remain vigilant at all times and notify her immediately of any similar situations.

A request has been made yet again to Worcestershire County Council with regard to the adoption of the final section of roads on The Oakalls, on the Taylor Wimpey development.

It would appear that The Oakalls is not the only local development waiting for Taylor Wimpey to complete all the necessary highway maintenance before the county council agrees to adopt the roads – both The Woodlands off the Stourbridge Road and a development at Catshill are also waiting patiently. 

This year’s community gathering will take place at 6.30pm on Sunday December 18. More details will be provided next month.

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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