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Have Cars Got Wider or Parking Spaces Got Narrower?

  Have Cars Got Wider or Parking Spaces Got Narrower?   In 2018, consumer group Which? revealed that a whopping 129 car models are too long to fit in a parking space. But are cars really getting bigger?   Are cars getting bigger?   Yes – cars are bigger on average now than they were 50 years ago. The first Mini was made in 1959 – 60 years ago this year – and was famous for its compact size. But…

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Green Spaces Deliver Lasting Mental Health Benefits

Redditch has some great green spaces, Arrow Valley Park, Morton Stanley Park, Pitcher Oak Wood and more. Green space in towns and cities could lead to significant and sustained improvements in mental health, finds a new study published in the journal of Environmental Science & Technology. Analysing data that followed people over a five year period, the research has found that moving to a greener area not only improves people’s mental health, but that the effect continues long after they…

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Plans mooted to make Redditch ‘vibrant’

Some are suggesting Redditch Town Hall and Library should be torn down to make way for housing or office blocks to make Redditch "vibrant". Do we really want anymore housing or office blocks? Here at Church Hill Blog we would like to see a wider range of shops that stay open past 5.30pm along with some new recreational and entertainment venues, such as bowling, ice skating and a decent swimming pool. Regarding housing, we have had more than our far…

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