Colour In Easter Egg Pictures

Traditional Easter egg hunts are canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but non-traditional Easter egg hunts are here.   We have some Easter egg coloring sheets you can download and print to decorate and place in in windows for passers-by to spot during their daily exercise walk.   You can walk through neighborhoods and point out, ‘Oh, there’s an Easter egg on that person’s window,’ and just have some fun.”   If you wish to just submit the…

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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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Trips mean prizes for lucky West Midlands Railway passengers

West Midlands train travellers could see their journeys take them on a different track, with West Midlands Railway, London Northwestern Railway and Resorts World Birmingham 'paying it forward' to passengers this month. Five lucky passengers travelling within the West Midlands Railway network anytime between 8 and 10 July will be treated to a 'surprise and delight' moment as they are picked at random by West Midlands Railway colleagues, to receive a special prize-winning gold envelope. The delight doesn't stop there…

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Fly-Tipping

Fly-tipping   Fly-tipping seems to be a problem in Upper Field Close.   We have had reports of household items, such as tables, chairs and other items being dumped on grass verges for the collection by the supposed scrap metal trucks. This has said to have been happening for three years, with some items being left lying for over a month.   The items are reported to Redditch Borough Council who them remove them.   The majority of local Councils…

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M42 Junction 3 / A435 Improvements

M42 junction 3, A435 improvements. May 2019 The Highways Agency is planning to work on the M42 at Junction 3, Portway/Redditch to ease the congestion at peak times. To do this they will be installing a dedicated lane on the M42 westbound onto the A435 southbound. They will also be widening the slip roads and adding a lane sections of the roundabout itself. Why and what are the benefits? The Highways Agency have identified that junction 3 of the M42…

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Ravensbank Drive flood alleviation works

Work starts today on the flood alleviation works on the land south of Ravensbank Drive. The area is at risk according to the Environment Agency’s surface water flood model and the work is to protect various properties and infrastructure downstream the surrounding land is due to be used a flood storage area. The balancing area will store water back and create a wetland environment. This application is to divert the existing watercourse away from the properties at Fairford Close by…

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Yellow Weather Warning

Snowy conditions throughout the afternoon and evening. There could be a small chance of travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel. Stay up to date with the latest weather https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings… Stay up to date with the latest traffic and travel by listening to Local Radio https://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcherefordandworcester

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Residents tell of no longer letting local newspapers

Do you get the local newspapers delivered to your home? We’ve been contacted by several Redditch residents who say they haven’t received a copy of the Redditch Standard or Redditch Advertiser for several weeks and some haven’t had then for up to almost 14 months. Some say they are missing out on vital things such as local news and planning applications, while others don’t mind about getting a physical copy and now read them online. You can comment on our…

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Keep it Bin it’ campaign

Keep Britain Tidy has joined forces with the government to launch the ‘Keep it, Bin it’ campaign, with shocking images at the heart of the drive to change behaviour when it comes to littering. Launched by Environment Secretary Michael Gove, and supported by some of the biggest names in retail, travel and entertainment, the campaign features poignant images of wildlife eating and getting tangled in litter, contrasted against typical excuses for people give for dropping litter. The emotive imagery demonstrates…

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Another road incident at Church Hill Centre

Is a rethink or a redesign needed with the road layout at Church Hill Centre? The Junction with Tanhouse Lane, Church Hill Way and Melbury Way? There was another incident in Church Hill Centre on October 15th at around 8am. Several people received injuries in a traffic collision. As Church Hill Blog understands from Worcestershire County Council, they are waiting for West Mercia Police to report the circumstances of the matter to them as the transport authority before any conclusions…

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