Posts by David Powell:
At the Annual Meeting of Romsley Parish Council held on Tuesday 4 May 2021, Councillor Dave Powell was elected as Chairman of the Parish Council.
Councillor Dave Powell says “I am delighted and honoured to have been elected as Chairman of the Parish Council. We have a great team in my fellow councillors and I look forward to continuing the good work that the Parish Council does for the residents.
On behalf of the community and Romsley Parish Council, the Chairman and councillors would like to thank Councillor Richard Arrowsmith for his dedication and commitment as Chairman for the last 6 years. Richard has consistently gone over and above for the local community and his continued efforts to serve Romsley are greatly appreciated.
Councillor Shaun Bolar will continue to serve as Vice Chairman for the upcoming year.
I am sorry to say that The Romsley and Hunnington Parish Show committee have taken the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 show that was due to take place in September. The safety of our volunteers and the general public has to come first and as such, we could not see how we could stage the show safely and without causing supporters undue worry. We greatly appreciate the support we have had in the past and hope we can rely on you in the future and we look forward to seeing you at the 2021 show.
Paul Cooke Chair of Romsley and Hunnington Show
The St Kenelms Day celebrations for 2019 were a great success with hundreds of people relaxing in the park listening to the fabulous music provided by the Bluebird Belles and Stourport on Severn Brass Band.
Thanks to all of the acts for helping to make it a great day assisted by Avion TSL supplying the PA and also Craft 17 for providing refreshments.
See our YouTube Channel below for videos from the day
On 1st July 2019, the Bromsgrove District Council Planning Committee approved the resubmitted application for eight homes on Yew Tree Farm, Romsley. The Parish Council does not agree with this decision, and unfortunately, we have no right to appeal.
Throughout the past 18 months, we have worked hard to try to ensure that the Developer, Worcestershire County Council Highway Department and Bromsgrove District Council Planning Department were fully aware of the significant impact on road safety and congestion that this development will cause.
Whilst there has been some success in obtaining the widening of the pedestrian footway outside the development, the Parish Council does not believe that this goes far enough. We feel the plans should have carried a clear obligation on the part of the Developer to widen the road and improve parking provision at the location, thereby bringing benefits to everyone in our community.
Going Forward the Parish Council will continue to lobby Worcestershire County Council Highways Department to make the necessary changes to this section of road with the aim of reducing congestion, decreasing the incidences of driving on the pavement and improving overall road safety.
Speech delivered to Planning Committee by Romsley Parish Council
Romsley Parish Council response to planning application and visual evidence
Planning application 19/00305/FUL – Eight dwellings, Yew Tree Farm, Romsley
This is the Romsley Parish Council response to the amended planning application 19/00305/FUL which proposes the building of eight dwellings on land associated with Yew Tree Farm beside St Kenelms Road, Romsley.
The following images are examples of the visual evidence was captured by the Parish Council and
members of the community during two separate monitoring periods.
Romsley enjoyed a wonderful night of Carols on Wednesday 12th December in the church hall.
Music was provided by Cradley Heath Salvation Army and the audience were in fine voice in a packed hall. Attendees also enjoyed mince pies and mulled wine while the children were delighted as Santa made an appearance.
Romsley Parish Council would like to thank all those who attended to make it a great evening and wish you all a Merry Christmas.
The Friends of Romsley is all about local residents getting together to make a difference to our village, as we are proud of where we live. Our first meeting was back in December 2017 and since then we have become a constituted group with a bank account and are looking at what we can do to look after and improve our local environment.
We are working in close partnership with Romsley Parish Council and we would like to thank them for all their support and supplying the first four planters around the village. These planters are now maintained by volunteers from the group and we have just replanted them with the winter & spring bedding. This has been supplied to us by Beechcroft Nurseries who are very happy to help support the group and sponsor the plants.
Whilst the evenings are dark we are meeting on the first Saturday of the month upstairs in the Co-op, who are very kindly offering us free use of their upstairs room. During the lighter months we will meet in the evening.
Some of our aims and objects are:
- To promote, protect and enhance Romsley Village and the area around it as a resource to be enjoyed by the local community and visitors, in partnership with Romsley Parish Council.
- To be open to everyone with an interest in Romsley Village, bringing together the whole community to be a voice for the area.
- To promote the conservation, protection, education and improvement of the physical, natural and social environment of the local area.
- To conserve the historic landscape.
- To safeguard its natural beauty, biodiversity and historic heritage.
- To pursue the improvement of facilities in Romsley Village for the benefit of residents and visitors.
So far we have carried out a number of litter picks around the village and the next one will be on Sunday 4th November, meeting at 10.00am in the car park of the park. Come along and join in, dress warmly and equipment will be supplied by the Romsley Parish Council.
We also entered Romsley Village in to the RHS “its Your Neighbourhood” competition with Heart of England in Bloom. It was a beautiful sunny day in August when the assessors came to look around our village. They were very impressed and we were awarded Level 4 “Thriving” with a score of 75 out of 100. The top level is 5, so we did exceptionally well for our first time. We are now looking at future projects to benefit the village and enter again next year. Well done to everyone who was involved.
We are always very happy to welcome new members to the group and our next meetings are at the Co-op at 10.00am on Saturday 3rd November, 1st December and 3rd February. We will be organising more litter picks, looking after the four planters, helping out with conservation work in the church yard and doing funding bids to bring in more colour and activities to the village. We would also again like to thank Romsley Parish Council, Beechcroft Nurseries and the Co-op for their support.
If you are interested in joining in then please contact me, Sarah Royal, the chair of the group at email@example.com or on 07982 401933.