Members of Romley PC have met with Worcester Highways about the problems on the Bromsgrove Road and the surrounding feeder roads. We created a list of problems and potential solutions and there seemed to be acknowledgement that several integrated solutions need to be deployed, but that a proper a study of flow, speed and behaviour is required first.Click here to download our letter summarising the problems and potential solutions Click here to view the replies from WCC and Sajid Javid, MP and Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
WCC’s road safety engineering team will collate and analyse all casualty and damage only accident details for the area, including Day House Bank, from both West Midlands and West Mercia Police. Following the analysis of the data, a site safety scheme review will be carried out and a scheme options appraisal put to the WCC Strategic Infrastructure Board for consideration of funding.
Intelligent Transport Systems Manager
Vélo Bike Ride – Romsley 24th September
On Sunday 24th September 2017, Romsley will be on the route for the Vélo-Birmingham Cycle Ride, a major new 100 mile closed road cycling event. The 100 mile route will take cyclists of all abilities from Birmingham City Centre, through Dudley, Sandwell, Staffordshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire before returning to Birmingham.
It is estimated that over £1million will be raised for good causes, but unfortunately the event will have a major impact on our local roads, with road closures in Romsley between 08:30 and 17:15.
The route will leave Clent into Romsley via Chapel Lane and St Kenelms Road, before exiting Romsley up Dark Lane, and Bromsgrove Road into Day House Bank. We are assured that there will be marshalled “crossing points”, however we anticipate that these crossing points will be difficult to operate with an estimated 15,000 cyclists taking part.
Therefore, it is safe to assume that on the date of Sunday 24th September vehicle access through the village will not be possible and pedestrian movement will be severely restricted.
We are therefore asking all residents to be aware of these restrictions and ensure you have planning in place. Consider any social care arrangements or vital deliveries planned for this date.
Whilst Romsley Parish Council are pleased to see an event such as this held within our Parish, we would like it to be clear that we were not actively consulted on the route despite the extensive and lengthy closures that will affect the Parish, nor have we approved it at any point. Any issues or complaints regarding this event should be directed to Worcester County Council.
Romsley Parish Council are looking for someone to serve as a Parish Councillor.
- Are you interested in local current affairs?
- Do you wish to serve your community?
- Could you provide a voice for residents?
For further information/informal chat or a copy of the application form please contact the Parish Clerk, Ruth Mullett.
The term of office will run until the next ordinary elections in May 2019
This position is open to people that live in the parish of Romsley or within 3 miles of the parish boundary and those that work or own land within the parish.
Severn-Trent Resilience Project
This is an update regarding work activity which has started this week.
From Monday work is due to commence on the site which will involve the delivery of a piece of work machinery, plus deliveries of stone/gravel and spoil being removed from the site. This is to create an access road into the site and will be ongoing for a couple of weeks.
There will therefore be visible site traffic going in and out of the site – road signage will be put in place on Monday – this cannot be put in place (due to highways restrictions) until the work actually commences.
If you have any queries or require any further information, please use the contact details available on the Parish Council and RCLG pages.
Thanks again to those of you who could make today’s walk. Those of you who couldn’t, well, you missed a treat as the wild garlic was at its best. The weather wasn’t quite what we’ve become accustomed to on parish walks though – we had a few drops of rain near the end! It was good to see a few new faces amongst the twenty of us who enjoyed the walk, I hope the “regulars” will not misconstrue that, I’m always glad to see you!
I mentioned, when the walk went along the permissive path in Ell wood that someone had sent me some photos of a shelter that had been built in the wood. I’ve attached a couple of photos of it along with the walk group photo. I thought it was quite an impressive effort!
I look forward to seeing those who can make the next walk, The Orchid walk on 17th June. Lets hope the wild flowers give as good a showing as the garlic.
You may have noticed that the Telephone Kiosk on St Kenelms road has been transformed!
The Parish Council has approached BT and asked to purchase the telephone box with the intention of installing a Community Heart Defibrillator. BT have given preliminary approval for this as well as giving permission to the Parish Council to start refurbishing the kiosk itself. This work is well under way and we are hoping to have the refurbishments completed by early summer.
Its looking great!