If you’re looking for some pre-Christmas entertainment that’s not going to cost you a fortune in taxis, why not pop into the Packhorse for something local, where you’re more likely to bump into people you already know?
Gary has a couple of events that he’s asked us to tell you about, which of course, we’re pleased to do.
First up is the 80′s and 90′s Disco Party Night on Friday 13 December from 9pm.
Fancy dress optional if you’re looking to get into the party spirit!
December 21st is the Christmas Disco & Karaoke evening. Fancy dress is recomended fgor this great fun evening of entertainment. Pub singers welcome!
We’ve highlighted the plight of Hagley residents previously, as they are in the same situation as we are in Wythall, threatened with a huge housing development that will destroy the semi-rural outlook and create additional traffic and pollution issues.
After starting an e-petition campaign, they’ve now got half of the signatures they need in order for it to be taken notice of, so if you haven’t already signed, please do so by clicking here and following the simple instructions.
This letter from The Highways Agency was forwarded to us for your information by a Forsahw Heath resident, for which we are grateful.
It concerns roadworks on the M42 which begin this month and will last until February. Contact informatioon for the Highways Department is included if you have any questions / concerns.
|Important, please read
Details about road works
Birmingham B1 1RN
Dear Sir / Madam
M42 Junction 3A – J4 Northbound and Southbound Slab Replacement
I am writing to inform you that we will be carrying out resurfacing works on the M42 Junction 3A-4 as the surface has deteriorated and is in need of repair.
We plan to commence the works on Saturday 23 November and we aim to complete the work by Friday 28 February. We will carry out the works between 21:00 and 06:00, and this may result in extra noise at night for which we apologise.
Please note that these dates are subject to change; however the actual dates of the closures will be clearly signposted in advance.
To protect our workforce and complete the works we will need to close the M42 Junction 3A-4. We will put a clearly signposted diversion in place and you should ensure you leave extra time to complete your journey.
We are aware that your home is close to, or falls within, the boundaries of the diversion route and would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause due to the noise from increased levels of traffic.
We will do our utmost to complete the works as quickly as possible, avoiding disturbance and keeping noise to a minimum. Once complete, the work will result in a quieter road surface and improved safety for road users. If you have any enquiries please contact the Highways Agency Information Line (HAIL) on 0300 123 5000, or by email to: email@example.com.
The Bromsgrove Plan? What’s That?
Well, this is where our councils puts forward their plans for the development of land in the district for the next 10 or so years. It’s been under discussion for some time and all councils are doing it.
With more pressure coming from government for councils to identify suitable land for development, you can be sure that we will face more threats to our valued green spaces in and around Wythall.
The planned developments that already have permission precede the new plan, so it’s important that as many residents as possible voice their opinions to Bromsgrove.
You can do that by clicking here.
- Cooperation with Birmingham – The plan states that blanket cooperation should be provided. However, Birmingham has many brownfield and greenfield sites and these should be used first without destroying the Bromsgrove (and in particular Wythall) countryside. We think that the wording in the plan should be amended to reflect this.
- Green landscaping – There are many essential green barriers which prevent amalgamation of urban areas in the Bromsgrove region. These are taken out of the plan, but it should reinstate the green landscaped area categories.
- Bromsgrove and regions – Bromsgrove is not the actual centre of the region and each village is to have their own demographics and requirements. This is not catered for in the plan. There should be greater influence given to each village to decide where (if any) development should take place. The majority of development should take place around Bromsgrove itself and suburbs if the vision of the plan to encourage Bromsgrove will be achieved.
- Scale and density – There is no mention of scale and density in the plan. Again all areas are different. A clause should be put in the plan that states that the scale and density should be inkeeping with the neighbouring buildings, otherwise the character of villages risks being lost.
- Green belt – The plan hints at a Green Belt review. This should not take place until every piece of brownfield land is utilised as the landscape is essential to the region and character.
Keen to have somewhere in the South Birmingham area to start his new business, Craig Llewellyn has chosen premises at University Farm, Wast Hill Lane to set up his photography studio, Coach House Studio
With opening offers on professional photography, now is the time to take a look at what’s available.
Click on the picture to visit Craig’s web site!
Studio: 0121 285 1516
Mob: +44 (0)7939 929 128
We wish Craig every success in this venture and hope that local people will help support local businesses.