Worcestershire County Council is offering courses aimed at boosting your computer skills.
The 3 courses range from absolute beginners to improvers.
Which Course is for You?
The Absolute Beginners Course will give you will give you the basic skills to use a mouse and a keyboard. You will learn how to access programmes, as well as saving and printing your work from the computer, and completing simple internet searches.
Absolute Beginners course details
The middle course is for Beginners who have a very basic knowledge of using a computer and are ready to build skills in word processing, using the internet, sending emails, as well as saving and printing files.
Beginners course details
The Improvers course will help you hone your basic computing skills by discovering more about the power of word processing, the internet and email communication whilst developing additional skills for employment.
Improvers course details
All Courses are based at:
Rubery Library, 7 Library Way, Rubery,
Birmingham, B45 9JS
Fees range from Free (subject to conditions) to £45
Course bookings and information:
Comments Deadline 12th January.
The Parish Council are aware of an application for outline planning permission to build eight houses on land adjacent to St Kenelm’s Road opposite the shops and is considering its formal response to the planning authority, who is Bromsgrove District Council.
The Parish Council would like to hear community thoughts while our formal response is being drafted.
However, for them to be formally considered by the relevant planning officers, residents must lodge their comments directly with Bromsgrove District Council by the 12th January through their planning website www.bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk and searching for planning application ref : 17/01377/OUT.
The Parish Council urges all interested residents to do this.
Copy ’17/01377/OUT’ and go to this link, then paste it in the Search Box at the bottom of the page. To make a comment you will need to register on their site:
Comment on Planning Applications
You will have noticed the poppies flowering in and around Romsley this year. As the summer progressed, the poppies in the Playing Fields, the top of Romsley Hill and the bottom of Dark Lane multiplied and provided a splash of colour around the village.
Hillside Ladies have been sowing the poppy seeds to create a Living Memorial to commemorate the Centennial Anniversary of the ending of the First World War on 11/11/1918. We shall continue to sow poppy seeds in other areas of the village early next year. Please join us by nominating areas for planting to ensure Romsley will have a display of colour to commemorate this special time.
Sue Holloway & Lesley Gray
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.