Online newsletter now available

Online newsletter now available

Welcome to my first ever e-newsletter for the Arboretum area (in colour and with more information than the printed version). I hope you enjoy the newsletter, and I look forward to meeting you in person again soon. I plan to deliver a physical version of the newsletter...

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Start date for work to begin on RPS

Start date for work to begin on RPS

18th September - start of work on scheme. We're nearly there! The work to install the signs and paint the lines is expected to take 3 weeks. So that should mean the scheme will be live from 9th October. As we get nearer to this date I will let residents know how to...

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Residents’ Parking Scheme update

A quick update on the plans for the parking scheme covering the Arboretum and up to St. George's Lane North. The detailed plans, showing where every single sign, line marking, etc. will be placed has been sent to the contractors Ringway. They have costed the scheme...

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Latest news re. residents’ parking scheme

Latest news re. residents’ parking scheme

The responses to the final public consultation on the proposed residents' parking scheme were predominantly positive and raise no significant matters which have not been considered previously. Some issues were common to several responses, such as parking around...

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St Stephen newsletter online

We had to stop delivering our (Neil, Marjory and me) newsletter in St Stephen due to the coronavirus, and my newsletter for the Arboretum and Merrimans Hill areas will not be delivered. Therefore, it is important to try and keep residents informed over the coming...

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Coronavirus – Useful information

Coronavirus – Useful information

Worcestershire County Council has developed a coronavirus community response campaign. The aim of the campaign is to inform and to encourage people and communities about how they can help others during these current challenging times. In need of help? There are and...

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RPS consultation has begun

RPS consultation has begun

The final stage of the resident's parking scheme process has begun. From 20th February adverts will be placed in the local press, in The Hive library, in Worcester Art Gallery & Museum, as well as being attached to lampposts within the scheme area. The online link...

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A Mockery of Democracy

A Mockery of Democracy

Worcestershire County Council has a Cabinet led administration, where non-majority members of the council have only a limited role in determining how the council is run. One way in which we can have a say and hold the leadership to account is through notices of motion...

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More coverage in today’s @worcesternews by @cbarnettWN https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/18647956.worcestershire-county-council-says-wont-give-road-space-cyclists-leak/

"Whether you're looking at the costs of an average kilometre cycled in the city or individual investments or the price of infrastructure, the conclusion should be clear—investments in cycling pay for themselves and more."

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World-beating

Following the science

Taking the right steps at the right time

None. Of. It. True. https://twitter.com/georgeeaton/status/1293436624517332993

It was never a choice between 'lives' and 'the economy'. It was always a case of choosing to preserve both, by locking down tightly and early; by protecting key workers and care homes'; by developing a decent test and trace system.
On each of those issues, Boris Johnson failed. https://twitter.com/georgeeaton/status/1293494622883282946

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Worcestershire County Council Cabinet members actively preventing the county from receiving money from the government for active travel schemes.
What hope is there to get more people walking and cycling if the Conservative Cabinet put barriers in the way?Worcestershire County Council's coming under heavy criticism for refusing to hand any road space from cars to cyclists despite being handed £135,000.

Cycling groups and fellow Conservatives say it looks like they're "not bothered" about improving provision in the county.

BBC Hereford and Worcester has seen a leaked slide from a County Council presentation, suggesting the authority's leadership has red lines.

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