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Posted on May 21 2013 at 11:08:02

Kit Taylor and Caroline Spencer

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

Following the Worcestershire County Council elections, I caught up with Kit Taylor, the newly elected county councillor for the Bromsgrove East Division, which includes the Oakalls.

His predecessor, Emma Moffett, had been an active supporter of the Oakalls and I was keen to find out if Kit would similarly address the needs of people living on the estate.

Kit was extremely approachable and keen to learn of the concerns of local people. He has lived in Bromsgrove for the past 50 years, so has a strong appreciation of the area and how it has developed over the decades.

Working closely with Bromsgrove District Councillor Caroline Spencer, he plans to address a number of key aspects on the Oakalls, which include:

* Improving the surface of the car park on Green Park Road.
* Safeguarding the play area, to maintain a safe and enjoyable place for younger children.
* Identification of the remaining unadopted roads with a view to full adoption by the Council as soon as possible.

Residents can contact Kit directly, regarding any specific concerns relating to the Oakalls, by emailing: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Diary Date: Next PACT meeting
Tardebigge and Slideslow
Thurs July 25, 7pm, Finstall Village Hall

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)

Lynne and Mary


When Lynne Williams set up The Little Cupcake Bakery at her home on Royal Worcester Crescent in 2011, little did she know she would be baking cakes by Royal Appointment just two years later!

In February Lynne and her business partner, Mary Hilton, were approached by Land Rover to create two special cakes for The Royal Windsor Horse Show.

One was for the Count and Countess of Wessex’s five-year-old son James, for a private function. It featured a modelled Land Rover on top, with James’s name on the number plate. Additional detailing included a farmer, sheep dog and ducks.

The second was a special cake for the Queen, created as a gift from Land Rover in recognition of the 70th Anniversary of The Royal Windsor Horse Show.

Not only did the baking duo enjoy making such a prestigious cake, but they were also invited to Windsor Castle where they presented their creation to the Queen.

“The whole experience has been amazing from start to finish – a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” says Lynne. “We were thrilled to be asked to create this cake and spent many hours designing, baking and adding finishing touches, complete with a model of Windsor Castle and Royal Standard flag.

“To meet the Queen and shake her hand was a memory we will cherish forever!”

Lynne and Mary have also been filmed for a documentary about the Windsor Horse Show, to be aired on ITV on Tuesday June 18 at 9pm.

Visit for more info about the business, and check out the ladies’ joint venture, The Boutique Bakehouse, at or

Sarah is always keen to include stories from Oakalls and Parklands residents, so email her with your good news!

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