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The oak-falls!

Posted on October 31 2016 at 12:47:07

Fallen tree

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

On the afternoon of September 16 a tree unexpectedly fell across the pathway near to the railway bridge. Thankfully no one was walking this popular footpath route at the time.

Coun Caroline Spencer took immediate action and the main trunk of the tree and the large boughs were cut up and taken away by the staff of the Bromsgrove Council Depot. The remaining twigs and foliage were disposed of a few days later.

This was a very old tree, and the tree and its roots seem to have been embedded in the side of a soiled embankment. It is thought the weight of the tree, which was leaning over the open grassed area and footpath, finally pulled the roots away from the ground.

Coun Spencer requested that Bromsgrove District Council’s Tree Officer examine all the trees along this section of banking as a safeguard.

Should you have any concerns about trees on the estate please contact Coun Spencer on 01527 832414 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

CHILDREN’S SAFETY
As a result of road works in and around Bromsgrove, the route along Regents Park Road appears to be experiencing particularly heavy traffic – especially during morning rush hour and mid-afternoon.

The arrival of a number of school buses, which stop briefly along Regents Park Road, are adding to the congestion.

However, residents are asked to be mindful that these buses are picking up or dropping off children and many of these children need to cross Regents Park Road.

Cars overtaking parked buses cannot easily be seen by children because the bus obstructs their view of oncoming traffic. Please take extra care and slow down when travelling near one of the school buses.

Could parents also remind their children that it is safer to cross the road in the afternoon once the bus has departed, giving them much better visibility of the flow of traffic in both directions.

CHRISTMAS ON THE OAKALLS
This year’s community carols concert will take place on Sunday December 18, at 6.30pm. Same venue as previous years: the open grassed area by the notice board and Trianon Road.

The Blackwell Concert Brass Band will be returning for a second year – and hopefully they won’t get rained on again. There will be Tardebigge Mulled Cider, mince pies, candy floss, glow sticks and sweets for the children. Most importantly, Father Christmas will be making an appearance at 7pm. 

Coun Spencer has stated she is very grateful for the donation she’s been given from County Coun Kit Taylor, from his County Council Community Divisional Fund, to help cover the cost of this community event.

It always proves to be a hugely popular evening and it is hoped there will be another large crowd this year, allowing residents to meet new friends and neighbours.

To ensure the safety of all those attending, a road closure will be put in place in Royal Worcester Crescent/Davenham Road. This will mean there will be no access to Royal Worcester Crescent/Davenham Road from 5.30pm to 8pm on the evening of the event. An alternative access route will be displayed by road signs.

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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