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Brown Bin Collections



Please note Feckenham is collected under Bromsgrove and not Redditch.

Bromsgrove District will be reinstating Garden Waste collections as of next week.

The council made the difficult decision to suspend the service just over a month ago due to the Covid19 pandemic but are now in a position to restart the service.

Collections for current Garden Waste customers will begin on 5th May as per the customers original schedule. For details of what can and canít go in your bin or to check your collection day and schedule, please check our website www.bromsgrove.gov.uk/bins.

The crews will only be collecting loose (no plastic bags) and correct garden waste contained within the brown bins and will not be accepting any side waste to ensure that they can get round to all customers as scheduled.

Residents are asked to support our crews and assist with the reinstatement of the service by storing any surplus garden waste and gradually adding it to their brown bin to be taken in future collections.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the suspension and we appreciate your understanding during this unprecedented time.


Applications for an Independent Lay Member of the West Mercia Police and Crime Panel are invited from members of the public. Closing date: 5pm on Monday 18 May 2020.

The Panel covers the geographical areas of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and Worcestershire with support for the Panel provided by Worcestershire County Council.

The Panel is part of the governance arrangements for policing in the West Mercia area and its role is to maintain a regular check and balance on the performance of the directly-elected West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner.

Information on Police and Crime Commissioners can be found via this link: http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/info/20078/community_safety/861/police_and_crime_commissioners along with additional information on the recruitment process and an information pack.

Should you wish to apply, please download and complete the application form http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/downloads/file/12481/independent_lay_co-opted_member_-_application_form and return to Sheena Jones, Democratic Governance and Scrutiny Manager by 5pm on Monday 18 May 2020 either by email: sjones19@worcestershire.gov.uk or by post: Sheena Jones, Democratic Governance and Scrutiny Manager, Legal and Governance, Worcestershire County Council County Hall, Spetchley Road, Worcester, WR5 2NP



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Highways Update 18/2/2020

As you will be aware, we have been experiencing severe weather conditions since last weekend continuing into this week. Heavy winds and rain have triggered major incidents across the County, where Worcestershire County Council and partners have been in attendance. These conditions have also led to a high volume of calls and enquiries and due to the ongoing requirement of our resource for emergencies and flooding, there will inevitably be a delay in addressing online raised enquiries.
As this is a very dynamic situation, we would ask you to please visit our website for up-to-date information on current closures and affected areas:


Worcester County Council - Adverse weather and disruption on the roads

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Due to the adverse weather we are currently experiencing, we are encountering a substantial increase in volume of calls and enquiries These may cause a delay to your enquiry being addressed. If your enquiry is an emergency highways issue, then please call the Police on 101. We thank you for your patience.
Worcestershire County Council will be gritting tonight. We would ask you to please be remember that the ground is waterlogged, and everyone will need to drive with care and to the conditions of the road.
We thank you in advance for your understanding.




Flooding Update - 17th February 2020

Feckenham Parish Council together with North Worcestershire Water Management are currently working together to resolve the flooding problems at the junction of Swansbrook Lane and Astwood Lane. The stream in question causing issues is called the Plack Brook, it flows from Poplars lane into a highway culvert below Astwood Lane before emerging to the west of Swansbrook lane. Discussions are currently taking place with land owners through which the Plack Brook passes.

The first stage of the proposals are to improve water flow in the Plack Brook channel between Swansbrook Lane and where it discharges into the Swansbrook known locally as the ď whirley hole ", it is hoped that this work can be carried out once all land owners have been contacted, and the weather/ ground conditions improve.

The second phase of the proposal would be to install a new, larger, culvert under Swansbrook lane, followed by improvements to existing field drainage from Poplars lane to the new culvert. This will reduce the flow into the existing culvert along Astwood Lane and free up capacity for it to more effectively drain the highway.



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