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Lines and litter

Posted on February 27 2017 at 10:19:22

Lines

Two of the estate’s roads are sporting brand new yellow lines, after residents raised safety concerns with County Councillor Kit Taylor and Coun Caroline Spencer.

Worcestershire County Council made an Order to prohibit waiting at any time on Regents Park Road, from its junction with Green Park Road for a distance of 10 metres in both a north-westerly and south-easterly direction.

The order also prohibits waiting on Green Park Road from its junction with Regents Park Road for a distance of 20.5 metres in a south-westerly direction. The Order contains exemptions to allow limited waiting by disabled persons’ vehicles.

The Order came into operation on January 26, when double yellow lines were painted in accordance with the lengths and sides of the two roads as outlined in the Order.

A copy of the Order, relevant map and Statement of Reasons for making the Order can be inspected at Bromsgrove District Council’s Customer Service Centre on Market Street.

Last year's event

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Last May a number of residents took part in a litter pick on the estate, as part of the national “Clean for the Queen” campaign – an initiative to clear up Britain in time for the Queen’s 90th birthday.

The participants agreed that it had been a useful and enjoyable community event, and some suggested establishing an annual event.

Sunday April 2 has now been agreed as the date for the next litter pick. Anyone wishing to take part should meet on the open grassed area by the notice board/post box, by Trianon Road, at 11am. 

The litter pick will last about 1.5 hours, finishing around 12.30pm. All litter-picker tools, gloves, high-visibility jackets and refuse bags will be provided.  

Prior to the event a visit will be made to establish the main areas where litter picking is required. 

17 bags of rubbish were collected at last year’s event – however, it was poorly supported by the local community, with only 13 people turning up on the day. Coun Spencer hopes more adults and children will come along to participate this year.

“We are very fortunate to live in a beautiful part of our county but sadly litter gets thrown on our roads, footpaths and in the brooks,” she says. “This annual event not only helps to keep The Oakalls and The Parklands clean and tidy, but provides an opportunity for people to meet and speak with other residents.”

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)

Right: Coun Spencer with participants at last year’s litter pick.

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