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Droitwich Editorial 23rd Apr, 2021 Updated: 23rd Apr, 2021

Only one other option if we don’t get Western Relief Road

IF WE don’t end up getting a Western Orbital Relief Road and, with the pending planning approval for the housing development, there is only one way left to relieve Bromsgrove’s traffic density/flow.

We need an entrance and an exit from the Kidderminster Road onto and off the M5 motorway – north to Birmingham, Redditch and south to Worcester – thus avoiding traffic needing to travel through Bromsgrove.

All other options no longer available (the 1930s line through land beyond Avoncroft to the Wychbold motorway junction and the farcical, inappropriate, Eastern Bypass which splits Bromsgrove in two).

And now the Western Orbital Relief Road discarded.

Bromsgrove will grind to a halt (fumes, noise, frustration).

No longer the convenient dormitory town – you can’t get in or out – or through.

Choked Up Fuming Resident

 

Bromsgrove and Redditch Athletics Club appeals for support

BROMSGROVE and Redditch Athletics Club has restarted training at the Abbey Stadium in Redditch and Ryland Centre in Bromsgrove as the Covid-19 restrictions start to lift and some sort of normality resumes.

With this we are hoping that the local communities can help us with donations that will go towards equipment, training up new coaches and officials.

The extra equipment will lessen the need for sharing between athletes and reducing the risks of infection.

The extra coaches will mean we can take on more athletes from our waiting list, giving the next Usain Bolts and Jess Ennis-Hills a chance to train and aim for their goals.

The officials are required to help when we host competitions and attend national and local league competitions.

We have teamed up with GiveToLocal a charity which helps sports clubs collect donations and funding in the form of one off or monthly donations through a free app. To access it, click here.

All donations are greatly appreciated and will aid the club to grow.

If anyone would like more information about Bromsgrove and Redditch Athletic Club or interested in trying any of the athletics events then please visit our club website: www.bromsgroveandredditchac.org.uk

Sam Cater

Throws Coach

Bromsgrove and Redditch AC

 

 Quarry expansion will lead to dangerous traffic nightmare

I WRITE regarding Chadwich Lane Sand Quarry.

As a candidate standing in the May County Elections for Clent Hills and also a Romsley villager,

I am concerned to learn of the now passed planning permission by Worcestershire County Council’s Planning Committee for a Quarry to be established in Chadwich Lane, Romsley.

Chadwich Lane leads out on to a very busy road called Money Lane, the main entrance and exit to Romsley village.

High volumes of M5 traffic and also the local refuse plant all this within half a mile each other.

This plant regularly see long queues of traffic already entering and exiting onto Money Lane, mix this with high volumes of M5 traffic to and from it and we can only see bedlam.

Further, these very large 40-tonne trucks will bring with them mud, this mud will be left on Money Lane road surfaces with possible chances of accidents and with the lane having a 50mph speed limit.

I had noticed that of the councillors who agreed to this permission, not one of them represents this area, nor do they live there.

I would have hoped a local councillor would have intervened but seems not the case.

Going further, these trucks will enter and exit Money Lane from Sandy Lane which is already a very fast road where my wife had an accident in her car waiting to turn at this very junction.

I contacted Worcestershire Council at the time and said we should have traffic lights here. They said they had now run out of money and only got as far as the Bell at Bell End with traffic lights – that was 14 years ago!

Stan Francis

Candidate for Reform UK Party – Clent Hills.

 

Take part in Royal Mail’s pandemic heroes stamp design competition

I HOPE parents will encourage their children to take part in Royal Mail’s stamp design competition, to honour the heroes of the pandemic.

The competition is open to children, aged four to 14.

Eight designs will be chosen to become stamps which will be on sale across the UK.

Children may choose to illustrate frontline workers in health or social care.

They may want to celebrate other key workers who have kept the country going, such as refuse collectors, cleaners, teachers, supermarket workers, public transport staff, delivery drivers or, indeed, postmen and postwomen.

Or they might highlight the volunteers who have helped in their local communities or raised money for charity, such as Captain Sir Tom Moore.

The competition is open until May 28 and a special panel of judges will select the winners.

As with all special stamps, the final eight designs will be sent to The Queen before they can be printed and issued as stamps.

The winners will be announced in the autumn.

Let’s show the heroes of the pandemic just how much we appreciate what they have done for us.

Visit www.royalmail.com/stampcompetition for full details.

David Gold

Royal Mail

Director of External Affairs and Policy

 

EDITOR’S COMMENT 

THE DRAMATIC 48-hour U-turn over the proposed European Super League will take some beating.

Usually these are long drawn-out processes which take at least months but that, along with the backlash, shows what an ill-conceived idea it was.

Maybe the Champions League and Europa League could do with improving (maybe that was the intention of the clubs involved).

But overall, many football fans are happy with the beautiful game and its competitions.

If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.

We welcome your letters…..

What pressing issues do you feel need addressing in Bromsgrove, Droitwich, Rubery and South Birmingham? Send us your views to editor@droitwichstandard.co.uk

 

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