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92-year-old resident wants to stay

Posted on December 01 2009 at 12:33:27

A 92-year-old former Alvechurch resident is hoping MP Julie Kirkbride can help to keep his sheltered home open. Douglas Powell, backed by his daughter Margaret Strong and campaigner Kenneth Wheatley, both of Alvechurch, is upset at the prospect of having to leave Lashbrooke House, Rubery, after ten years’ living there.
The MP is seeking a meeting with Abbeyfield UK, the charitable trust planning to close Lashbrooke because it says there is dwindling demand for places there.

Bromsgrove District Council and developer Persimmon have reached an outline agreement over the future of the old school site in Alvechurch, it is believed. The Village has heard that Persimmon is looking to submit plans for 60-70 homes, with 35 per cent of the total being some form of “affordable” housing.

CoftonParish councillors have urged a rethink over plans for an alcohol-free zone. The area suggested by the district council and police covers most of the parish, but there were only a few minor problem areas, the parish heard. They agreed to ask that the zone should just cover “known problem areas”, such as the Myhill playing field, by the shops in Parsonage Drive and on Groveley Lane where it is joined by Ten Ashes Lane.

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