Wellington Memorial unveiledOn 22nd August 2021 Romsley Parish Council unveiled a permanent memorial commemorating the crash of aircraft Wellington X MF517 call sign KAM-N.Tragically the aircraft crashed at approximately 0330 hours on 22nd August 1944 near to this spot killing 3 crewmen.The transcript and video of the unveiling are linked belowOur thanks go to Stuart […]
To help combat fly tipping in our area there is a handy app for your phone that allows you to report fly tipping from the scene.The app is called “Clearwaste”. It is free and can be downloaded onto your phoneOnce registered people can take a picture of any fly tip they come across and report […]
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 […]
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 […]
Romsley Parish Council
Update July 2015
From the Chair – Richard Arrowsmith, Parish Council Chairperson
Dear Romsley Resident
It is my great privilege to be able to write to you in this first edition of Romsley Parish Council update. On behalf of all the elected Parish Councillors I would like to say a big thank you to everyone in the Parish for the tremendous support you gave us in the recent elections. All of us recognise the trust you have placed in us and we will do all that we can to provide an effective, visible and representative Parish Council for everyone.
Since the election we have been very busy. We have started to review several areas of Council business and have identified several changes that will improve effectiveness and increase visibility. There are several items in this update that provide more detail on these initiatives.
There has also been another very successful Romstock and in the Newsletter you can find an update on the 2015 event as well as what we intend to do in the future. Much of the success of the event is dependent on the hard work of many people from across the Parish and I would like to thank everyone who helped out on the day. I would also like to give special mention to Councillor David Powell who worked tirelessly in the final 3 weeks to bring it all together. Additionally I would like to thank John Price, Sue Hemmings and Amy Cooper for their work on the 2015 event and also their work to establish the success of the event in previous years .
On a personal note, over the last 8 weeks I have received lots of positive feedback from across the community. However, I have also talked to several people who have made it clear that they had been upset with a number of the questions raised in the leaflets distributed by the Romsley Together candidates during the election campaign.
On behalf of myself and the other Romsley Together candidates we would like to make it clear that it was never our intention to personally criticize or upset anyone during the campaign. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the previous members of the Council for the role they have played in our community.
Elected office at any level is a difficult but vital part of our society and we should always acknowledge anyone who is willing to try and make a positive difference to our community. l fully recognise the foundation they have given us and look forward to building on this through increasing the effectiveness and visibility of Romsley Parish Council in the years to come.
Regarding another personal matter you may be aware that traditionally the Council Chairperson receives a bursary payment each year which supports the Chair in undertaking their role. However I have decided that for my tenure as Chair I will be donating this annual payment to good causes in the Parish. This year I have chosen to support Romsley Pre-School Nursery with £150 of resources.
Finally, I would like to thank Bloore & King estate agents who have sponsored this edition of Romsley Parish Council Update. Through their kind support we are able to produce this newsletter without any cost to the Romsley Parish taxpayer.
May I wish you all the best for a good summer and I hope you all get chance to enjoy some of the fabulous countryside we have around our Parish. You could follow one of the many walks we have, such as the new Penny Fields Walk which we are opening on July 18th, details of which you can find on page 3.
Richard Arrowsmith, Parish Council Chairperson