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.
10.06.1921 to 09.04.2021
It is with great sadness that Romsley Parish Council learnt of the death of HRH, The Duke of Edinburgh.
Romsley Parish Council is deeply saddened to hear of the death of HRH Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh. We would like to extend our deepest condolences to HM Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family.
His life was one of remarkable service to the United Kingdom for more than 70 years. He served with distinction as an officer in the Royal Navy in the Second World War, including in the Indian Ocean and during the allied landings in Sicily. He served as the longest Consort in history by the side of HRH The Queen since she ascended the throne in 1952, accompanying her in her duties around the UK and across the globe. He represented the UK until his retirement in 2017 at the age of 96.
HRH Prince Philip helped create the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, which began in 1956 to help young people gain essential skills, experience, confidence, and resilience to navigate adult life successfully. He became the UK president of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in 1961 and remained its President emeritus. He supported over 780 organisations, was a keen sportsman and a skilled equestrian.
We hope we can speak on behalf of Romsley parishioners in showing our respect at this time to our nations’ Royal Family.
Due to Covid-19, a book of condolence will not be available in the County, but it is thought that an online book will be available via Buckingham Palace; we will provide the link to this once it has been officially opened.
If you wish to pay your respects by laying flowers, these can be placed at St Kenelm’s Playing Fields at the base of the WW1 memorial soldiers; please remove any cellophane first.
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 County Council has advised me that due to present circumstances they no longer think it appropriate that Parish Paths Wardens carry out their normal duties. The footpaths remain open of course and at the moment we are “allowed” one walk a day.
It seems evident that a combination of the arrival of better weather at last and more people at home with time on their hands has led to an increase of footpath use. I have had landowners commenting on this increase which unfortunately has also led to an increase in the number of incidences of trespass.
Whilst much of normal life is closing down due to the Covid-19 virus, the parish public footpaths remain open and are likely to remain so.
Please continue to use them for your health and well-being, but use them responsibly and please observe the following advice from the government and County Council:
- Keep groups to no more than two people unless they are members of your household.
- If you encounter other path users keep the recommended distance of six feet or two metres apart.
- If you meet other path users on a narrow section of path consider treating it as a one way bridge, and waiting until the other path user has cleared the narrow section.
- Wash your hands when leaving home, returning home and before eating.
- Respect landowners who may be self isolating.
- Follow the Countryside Code, in particular keep to the paths and show consideration to other path users, landowners and their property.
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.