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New lines for safer roads

Posted on June 30 2018 at 11:02:21

New lines

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

Vehicles will no longer be allowed to park along sections of Regents Park Road after drivers expressed concerns that parked cars were obstructing their vision.

Coun Caroline Spencer told The Village that Worcestershire County Council has made an Order to prohibit waiting at any time on lengths of Regents Park Road and its junctions with Abbey Close, Green Park Road and the Slideslow roundabout.

This Order came into operation on June 7 and contains exemptions to allow parking/access for certain purposes and limited waiting by disabled people’s vehicles.

“This has been a long-standing concern for drivers and I’m pleased that it has finally been addressed by Worcestershire County Council,” said Coun Spencer.

A copy of the Order, relevant map and Statement of Reasons for making the Order may be inspected at Bromsgrove District Council, Customer Service Centre, Parkside, Market Street, Bromsgrove, B61 8DA, and County Hall, Spetchley Road, Worcester, WR5 2NP, during normal office hours.


Following concerns raised by local residents and parents of children using school coaches which pick up and drop off on Regents Park Road, the Local Policing Team carried out speed checks at 10.40am on May 10.

One hundred vehicles were monitored over the duration of one hour. The highest speed was 39mph and the lowest was 17mph, making the average speed recorded 28.8mph.



Children from Finstall First School took part in an after-school Bell-Boating club at Upton Warren, following their Bell-Boating journey along the canal from Droitwich to Worcester.

The Year 4 pupils developed their paddle skills and improved their stamina, with the help of head teacher Mr Evans and class teacher and PE subject leader Miss James.

They also learned a lot about the lake environment, showing particular interest in a grebe that was seen sitting on her eggs in her nest.

Some of these children will represent the school at the Bromsgrove and District Bell-Boating Regatta at Upton Warren on July 11, competing against 37 other teams from schools across Bromsgrove and beyond.

In 2017 the two Finstall First School teams won 1st and 2nd place in the Regatta – the first time that two crews from the same school had finished in the top positions.

Mr Evans said: “The children hope to defend their title at what has become one of the largest inter-school regattas to take place in the country.

However, regardless of the outcome, all the children who have taken part in the club have had a very enjoyable time developing new skills and growing in confidence as they worked together as a team.”

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