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Scotched by vandals

Posted on November 02 2015 at 9:08:58


Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

The children’s play area was vandalised in late September. Sections of the numbered hopscotch surface (right) were pulled up and there were instances of graffiti.

Temporary repairs have been made by the council.

The playground is an important and much-utilised facility for young children. If you see anyone causing damage on the estate please report it to the local police by calling 101 (non-emergencies).


An inspection on the state of the steps leading from Davenham Road to Osborne Road has deemed them unsafe for residents and in need of repair.

Following a site meeting, it was agreed that the steps needed to be re-designed so that they are consistent in width. Consequently, there is currently a temporary closure of the steps.

The re-design is currently being discussed with a contractor. A notice will be displayed in the local area to inform residents of the start date and anticipated completion date for the work.


The Oakalls and Parklands festive gathering will take place on Sunday December 20.

There are a few exciting changes to this year’s event, starting with the Blackwell Brass Concert Band who will be playing from 6.15pm, and accompanying the carol singing from 6.30pm.

After feedback from residents who attended last year’s event, song sheets in larger print will be supplied, making it easier for people to join in with the carols.

Refreshments will be available to buy from the Tardebigge Cider Bar and Candy Floss van. There will be free mince pies and sweets for the children.

Heralding another change, Santa will be visiting courtesy of the Bromsgrove Lions Club this year. Listen out for the “Ho-Ho-Ho” and sound of sleigh bells at around 6.50pm.

The Bromsgrove Lions actively support the local community, helping vulnerable people of all ages by supporting individuals, local groups and charities.

All money donated at fundraising events is used for charitable purposes with zero deductions for administrative expenses, which are paid for by the members through subscriptions and social events. Please give generously when Santa visits.

To ensure the safety of everyone on the night, Coun Caroline Spencer has applied for a road closure for Royal Worcester Crescent from the top roundabout to Trianon Road. Residents will be informed of the road closure prior to the event.

Coun Spencer has also secured sufficient funding from County Councillor Kit Taylor, from his divisional funds, to cover all the costs involved in implementing this community event.

Cake sale


Finstall Pre-school, held daily in Finstall Village Hall, raised £58.87 for Macmillan Cancer Support by organising a cake sale.

The children made delicious cakes at pre-school and invited friends and family to buy them.

Please contact me with your views and concerns about any aspect of life on the estate.
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