Worcestershire County Council has listened to responses to its proposals for prevention, early help and other support services for adults and young people and made changes to its final decision as a result.
Worcestershire County Council Cabinet gave approval today (Thursday 6 March 2013) to proceed with the completion of a Final Business Case (FBC) for a Joint Property Vehicle (JPV), a new and unique approach to property management which could see a number of public sector organisations operating a sin
Smokers in Worcestershire are being urged to prepare for battle and attempt to give up cigarettes for good on No Smoking Day which takes place on Wednesday 12 March 2014.
One in five UK adults smoke, But studies show around two thirds of smokers want to quit.
Worcestershire County Council is inviting residents to get a glimpse of what goes on behind closed doors with a special behind the scenes tour of Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service (WAAS) on Thursday, March 20th between 2:00 and 3:30pm, at The Hive, organised by WAAS.
Takeover Day 2013 in Worcestershire saw record numbers of Children and Young People getting involved with pupils from schools across Worcestershire leaving their desks behind for an experience of the world of work.
Worcestershire County Council's Archives and Archaeology Service is offering residents the opportunity to learn more about the County's heritage with an Introduction to Archaeology on Wednesday, March 5 from 7pm till 8.30pm at The Hive.
Worcestershire residents are being encouraged to get creative with a contemporary floristry workshop hosted by Kate Jones, local freelance florist. Kate Jones specialises in stylish and unusual flowers and will be on hand at Alvechurch Library on Friday 28th February 2014 from 10am till 12noon
Worcestershire County Council's Young Adults Team is supporting an event being held in Bromsgrove to support families who have children with a disability or learning difficulty so they can make the best choices about where they go after school.
If you're stuck for ideas on how to keep your little monsters entertained following the first week back at school, why not bring them along to Woodlands Alive, a fun and free event taking place at Worcester Woods Country Park on Sunday 2nd March, between 10am - 3pm.
The following planning decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting on Tuesday 4 March 2014 in Shrewsbury.
Application to register The Green at Milson as a Village Green
Decision: That the application to register The Green at Milson as a village green be accepted and the land shown edged red on the plan, as attached to the report, be added to the Register of Village Greens for the reasons as set out in the report.
The Hills, The Down, Bridgnorth, WV16 6UB (13/02194/FUL)
Erection of one wind turbine with 60m hub and 86.5m tip height (amended to 50m hub and 77m tip height).
Decision: That, contrary to the officer’s recommendation, planning permission be refused for the following reason:
The scale and location of the proposed turbine would have an unacceptable adverse effect on the character and scenic quality of the local landscape and neighbouring amenities, and also on leisure and tourism interests.
North of Sydnall Farm, Middleton Priors, Bridgnorth (13/03126/FUL)
Erection of two wind turbines (45m overall height); associated infrastructure and access track.
Decision: That the officer’s recommendation to approve the decision was rejected on the basis of concerns about the scale and visual impact of the proposed turbines and their proximity to the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This application will be returned to the next meeting for determination.
Proposed dwelling on south side of Benthall Lane, Benthall, Broseley (13/03406/FUL)
Erection of a detached dwelling following demolition of existing commercial greenhouse.
Decision: That, subject to a Section 106 Legal Agreement relating to the affordable housing contribution and the conditions as set out in Appendix 1 to the report, planning permission be granted as per the officer’s recommendation.
Bradeley Farm, Bourton, Much Wenlock, TF13 6JN (13/04309/EIA)
Erection of: four poultry rearing buildings; ten feed bins and other ancillary buildings; improvements to vehicular access; landscaping including woodland planting; construction of a surface water attenuation pond following removal of earth bunding and existing buildings.
Decision: That planning permission be granted as per the officer’s recommendation, subject to:
Condition No 5 being amended to ensure that the colour of the roof sheets shall be BS18B29. Reason: To ensure the materials are appropriate in the landscape.
Condition No 11 being amended to ensure no construction works take place on Sundays and Bank or Public Holidays. Reason: To safeguard the amenities of the area.
Condition No 12 being amended to ensure that lorries when transporting birds for depopulation shall not leave the site outside of 23.00 and 2.00 hours. Reason: In the interests of residential amenity.
For further information relating to each of the decisions go to our online planning register and search for an application by using the appropriate reference number or keyword.
News from our partners Oswestry Walking For Health
People in Oswestry are being encouraged to get out on their feet and discover the wonders of walking during the Ramblers’ biggest ever free short walks festival from Saturday 3 May 2014 to Saturday 10 May 2014.
During Get Walking Week, Oswestry Walking for Health will be offering people in the area free short walks in addition to the regular ones, making it easier for them to take their first steps into a happier and healthier lifestyle.
Additional walks for the week are:
Tuesday 6 May, starting at 6pm from the fire station. This walk will go up and around the top end of Oswestry, providing views not normally seen of the town. Stiles will be encountered, as will mud and probably livestock. Walk will take about 90 minutes.
Thursday 8 May, starting at 6pm from the heritage centre. This walk will go over stiles and across fields to nearly Morda. It will take about 90 minutes.
Saturday 10 May, starting at 10am from the heritage centre. This walk will go up to the waterworks and across fields to the Llanforda estate, and will take about 90 minutes.
Regular walks for the week are:
Tuesday 6 May 10am, from the Cambrian Railway Centre. These walks take place every first, second and third Tuesday of each month.
Tuesday 6 May 2pm, from Gatacre sports pavilion.
Thursday 8 May 10.30am from Lorne Street day centre.
Oswestry Walking for Health is part of Walking for Health, England’s largest network of health walk schemes, run by Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support.
Walking for Health aims to provide everyone with access to short, free and friendly walks within easy reach of where they live, helping them to become and stay active.
Although walking is very straightforward, the benefits are endless. It’s good for your health, it lifts your mood, it’s a sociable activity you can do with family or friends and a great way to meet new people. It also counts towards the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity people should be doing each week.
Only 61% of adults in England are meeting this recommendation, but that doesn’t have to be the case.
Simon Barnett, director of walking development at the Ramblers, said:
“We’ve seen firsthand what a positive impact regular walking can have on people’s lives, especially through Walking for Health, so we are keen to open up opportunities to everyone so they can benefit too.
“We want as many people as possible to step out during Get Walking Week so that they can experience the benefits walking has to offer. You don’t need any special equipment to join in, so why not go along to one of these and take those important first steps towards a healthier and happier lifestyle.”
Liz Evans, scheme co-ordinator for Oswestry, said:
“Walking is such wonderful way to get to know your local area and make new friends that it hardly even feels like exercise. You don’t have to be fit to start, and everyone is welcome. We’d love to welcome some new faces at Oswestry during Get Walking Week. It really is a great opportunity for those who’ve been thinking about getting active to take that first step. You can be sure it’ll be a friendly and gentle way to start along the pathway to better health.”
For more information about this local Get Walking Week event, please contact Liz Evans on 01743 255068, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Walking for Health and Get Walking Week, please call the Ramblers press office on 0207 339 8531 or 07584 848083 (out of hours) or email email@example.com.
Walking for Health is England’s largest network of health walk schemes, offering free short walks across the country to help people lead a more active lifestyle. They’ve done this with great success for over 10 years, and in this time improved the lives of thousands of people. Now the Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support are working together to ensure Walking for Health gets even more people active and healthy in the years to come.
More than 70,000 people walk with Walking for Health regularly at 3,400 weekly walks led by 10,000 volunteers.
Walking may be straightforward, but it’s also effective. The Chief Medical Officers agree that walking counts towards those all-important 150 minutes of moderate physical activity everyone should be doing. To find out more, visit http://bit.ly/1hnxkbO to read the Walking for Health report, Walking Works.
According to self-reported figures for 2012, 61% of English adults were sufficiently active for good health. This figure uses the current CMOs’ guidelines of 150 minutes or more of moderate intensity activity as a benchmark. These self-reported figures are from the Joint Health Surveys Unit figures for 2012.
About the Ramblers
The Ramblers is at the heart of walking in Britain; working to promote walking and protect the places where people walk. For over 75 years it has helped build and protect Britain’s 140,000 mile long path network, it runs over 45,000 walks a year, and campaigns for better walking routes and more walking opportunities.
About Macmillan Cancer Support
When you have cancer, you don’t just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life. At Macmillan, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything and we’re here to support you through.
From help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk, we’ll be there. We are millions of supporters, professionals, volunteers, campaigners and people affected by cancer. Together we make sure there’s always someone here for you, to give you the support, energy and inspiration you need to help you feel like yourself again. We are all Macmillan.
No one should face cancer alone. Call us free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am–8pm) or visit macmillan.org.uk.
A Shrewsbury-based couple are to run the café bar at the new Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery once it opens on 1 April, and say they can’t wait to get started.
Mike and Nicola Dalton opened the stop. Coffee Shop in St Julian’s Friars in Shrewsbury in 2012 – and have this week signed a lease to run the new stop. Café Bar, which will be located on the ground floor of the new museum, within the Music Hall.
The Museum & Art Gallery will open its doors to the public on 1 April after a ground-breaking restoration project that has cost more than £10m and seen two buildings – Shrewsbury’s Victorian Music Hall and the 13th century Vaughan’s Mansion – renovated and restored to create a vast new museum and spectacular gallery space, together with function rooms.
As well as the café bar, Shrewsbury visitor information centre and a shop will also be housed in the building.
Nicola Dalton, co-owner of stop., said:
“Having successfully opened our first coffee shop, stop. nearly 18 months ago in St Julian’s Friars, we are really excited by the opportunity of working within the new Museum & Art Gallery.
“We are an independent family run business and have built our reputation at stop. by providing a warm, friendly welcome in a unique and colourful setting. The interior of our new cafe bar, including the large courtyard area is bright and vibrant and perfectly complements the beautifully restored Music Hall.
“The new cafe bar menu will allow tourists and locals alike to sample some of the best food and drink Shropshire producers can offer. Everything from homemade cakes, chutneys, bacon and beer will be sourced locally.
“We are looking forward to being an integral part of this impressive project.”
Steve Charmley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for business growth, said:
“The café bar will be a really important part of what we offer to visitors and I’m pleased that – in Mike and Nicola – it will be in such good hands. I’m delighted that it will be run by a local couple with an impressive track record of running a successful and popular coffee shop, and I’m really pleased that they will be serving locally-sourced food and drink. I’m looking forward to visiting the stop. café bar for coffee and cake once the Museum opens its doors.”
Mike and Nicola are both residents of Shrewsbury and have lived in the town for most of their lives.
Mike spent 20 years working in corporate public relations, the majority of that time spent in Birmingham and London. Working for a variety of high profile organisations (Royal Mail, British Rail), in 2012 he decided that he wanted a new challenge and one away from the field of public relations.
Nicola worked in childcare for many years, latterly as a project worker for a children’s charity – the Pre School Learning Alliance. This included working with children visiting their parents in prison. She obtained a degree in Primary Education in 2011, began teaching and then helped set up stop.
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England Women are set to play their key World Cup qualifier against Ukraine at Shrewsbury Town’s Greenhous Meadow stadium.
The Lionesses, who sit top of their qualifying group after winning all of their four games played, will take on Ukraine on Thursday 8 May 2014. The match, which kicks off at 7.30pm, will also be broadcast live on BBC 2
The Battle of Britain is coming to St. Andrew’s so make sure you don’t miss out on the action!
Blues Ladies face Arsenal Ladies in the UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-final first-leg in what will be the biggest club game in English women’s football.
The FA is taking their Football Mash Up programme around the country to showcase a different side to football.
The Mash Up festival will be held on Saturday 22nd March, 1-4pm at the University of Worcester where there will be a whole host of activities to take part in for boys and girls aged 12-17.
Sport England have announced today that £5 million of National Lottery funding will be made available to sports clubs, local authorities and other community organisations for emergency repairs to damaged facilities such as football, rugby and cricket pitches, pavilions, changing rooms and floodlights
Worcestershire FA have piloted a brand new County Youth Development League at the Under 12 age group for season 2013/14. Following the success of the league, added to the positive feedback we have received, the league will be expanding for the 2014/15 season to offer an Under 12 division and an Under 13 division.
The Worcestershire Football Association is pleased to announce that following inspection of pitches and consideration of all nominations by our judging panel the county winners of the FA Groundsman of the Year has now been decided.