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Shop dropped from plan

Posted on October 22 2012 at 10:24:56

Teenagers ahoy!

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

Newland Homes has formally submitted a new plan to the planning officers at Bromsgrove Council for the development of the grassland off Regents Park Road.

Changes to the plan include the removal of any shops on the site while making provision for two allocated parking spaces for each of the homes to be built.

The plans are expected to be put before councillors at the planning meeting in December.

Essential pruning to a tree on the perimeter of the park has now been undertaken by the council at the request of the local policing team. Branches of the tree had been damaged, caused by the use of a rope swing attached to them. The rope swing was removed for safety.

Police have been speaking with children and young people to warn them of the dangers of using trees in this way.

Police have also identified pockets of antisocial behaviour in the park and surrounding area. This includes use of the playground equipment by older children and they are urging people to remember the equipment is designed and intended for use by children under the age of 12 years.

Use by older people could potentially damage the equipment and spoil the fun for younger members of the community.

Meanwhile, it is clear there really isn’t anything for teenagers to do on the estate. If anyone has any ideas as to facilities that would be of interest and more suitable for older youths, please let me know via the email at the end of this article and we can take it up with the council and other appropriate groups to see if anything can be done to meet their needs.

We’re on the hunt for the best Halloween moments captured on the Oakalls. Please email your photos, including the name of who took the picture and where on the estate. We hope to print a small selection of the best ones in the December issue.

Please contact me with views and concerns about any aspect of life on the estate by emailing: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Diary Dates

Next PACT meeting – Tardebigge and Slideslow
7pm, Wednesday November 7, Finstall Village Hall

PACT stands for Partners and Communities Together. It gives you the chance to tell your local policing team, local authority and other partner agencies about the issues that are causing concern within your neighbourhood and which ones you want them to deal with as a priority.

Christmas Celebration
Sunday December 23 – Details to follow.

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