Civic Hall update

At the Town Council meeting on 6th December 2022, Council decided that the Civic Hall lease should be granted to The Civic Group for a term of 5 years subject to the Civic Group trustees agreeing to new terms and conditions. The existing lease will be extended by 3 months in order for a new lease to be drawn up and agreed.

iSpy Christmas

Ispy ChristmasDon’t forget that our great local independent shop windows are now decorated for Christmas. 

Our Mayor, Councillor Tim Berry, will be presenting Severn Stitches, in Lombard Street, with a certificate for winning the best dressed ““Joyeux Noel” window display competition. 

You can see this and the wonderful window displays as you join in with our “just for fun” iSpy Christmas Trail, which will be running until the 5th January 2023. 

A downloadable version is available or see our Facebook page Stourport Town Council | Stourport | Facebook

Getting into the festive spirit

TK 3The town of Stourport has a host of great local independent shops.  To celebrate what is on offer, we want to encourage people into town

Come and have a look at the entries in our best dressed Christmas Window Competition and at the same time you can take part in our “just for fun” iSpy Christmas Trail, which will run from the 25th November until the 5th January 2023.  

Download a copy of the trail and see what else is on. 

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Don’t forget that on the evening of the Three Kings Parade (Friday 25th November 2022), shops in Lombard Street, Parkes Passage, New Street,  Bridge Street, York Street and High Street will be open late.

New defibrillators in place

new defibrillator riverside toiletsWe are pleased to announce two new defibrillators have been installed by Stourport Town Council.

The first was installed earlier in the year at the side of the Stourport Community Centre at the War Memorial Park.  With thanks going to Councillors Berenice Dawes, Ken Henderson, Nicky Martin and John Thomas who donated monies from their Community Leadership Fund.

And the second has now been installed at the Riverside Toilets.  Thanks go to Councillors Paul Harrison and Chris Rogers who donated monies from their Worcestershire County Council Divisional Fund.

Both are registered on the The Circuit - the national defibrillator network 

new defibrillator community centre

War Memorial Garden

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Mayor Councillor Tim Berry with our Parks Team (L to R: Dave Jones, Dean Southall and Richard Scott) at the War Memorial Gardens on Vale Road.

Riverside Toilets now transferred

Councillors Outside Riverside Meadows Toilets (7)

Stourport-on-Severn Town Council are delighted to confirm that the ownership of the Riverside Toilets has been transferred from Wyre Forest District Council to ourselves. The transfer is part of the localism initiative which gives Town and Parish councils and community organisations the opportunity to have a more significant role in the way local services are delivered.

The toilets will re-open later today (Thursday 28th April).

Photo (left to right):

Councillor Howard Williams - Chairman of Localism Working Party, Stourport Town Council

Councillor Danny Russell - Mayor of Stourport Town Council

Councillor John Thomas - Cabinet Member for Operational Services, Wyre Forest District Council

Green Canopy Virtual Plaque

Our Parks Team have recently planted 70 trees (a mixture of Rowan and Birch - native to Great Britain and good for pollinators and birds) to commemorate Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.  In recognition of this we have received our Queen's Green Canopy Virtual Plaque.

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Mayor and Mayoress visit Ludlow

The Mayor of Stourport, Councillor Danny Russell, and his Mayoress Mary Russell at Ludlow Market supporting the Mayor of Ludlow and the Teddy Trust.

The Mayor of Stourport, Councillor Danny Russell, and his Mayoress Mary Russell at Ludlow Market supporting the Mayor of LudlowThe Mayor of Stourport, Councillor Danny Russell, and his Mayoress Mary Russell at Ludlow Market supporting the Teddy Trust

Welcome back to the towns of Wyre Forest!

Travel to and from Stourport-on-Severn and Bewdley on a vintage bus in August 2021. 

Timetable and more information.

Latest update on bridge closure from Severn Trent

A Severn Trent spokesperson said: “To allow for emergency sewer repairs to continue, we will be closing the bridge leading into Stourport on the A451 for two days next week, Monday (5 JULY) and Tuesday (6 July).

“We know this might cause disruption, and we’d like to apologise if it does, but this is emergency work and the closure of the bridge will allow for the teams to safely make the repairs needed to fix the sewer, while keeping everyone else safe.

“We’ve worked closely with the local council on the closure, and will be providing a fully sign posted diversion and while the bridge will still be available for pedestrians to use, anyone travelling by vehicle and uses this route may want to plan ahead for their journeys to avoid any issues.

“Again, we’re incredibly sorry for the issues caused, and want to thank everyone for their patience while we work on this complicated repair. It is our absolute priority to carry out the repair as quickly and as safely as possible, with a view of opening the bridge and getting everything back to normal as soon as we can.”

  • The bridge will be closed for two days, Monday 5th to Tuesday 6th July
  • Pedestrians will still be able to cross the bridge on foot

Thursday 24 June 2021

Whilst last week Severn Trent undertook repair work on the pipe, the pipe continues to leak and now requires additional repair work. The engineering team are working through the repair options and in the meantime Severn Trent will be continuing with their tankering operations. To ensure the safety of the workers and other road users, 3-way traffic lights have been set up at the junction of A451 Dunley Road and Harold Davies Drive.

Due to the complexity of the repairs that are needed Severn Trent expect the work will take several weeks and this will include some overnight work. Severn Trent apologises for the inconvenience that this may cause as they appreciate how difficult it may be for local residents.

The Severn Trent team have updated local residents on the situation and will continue to do so and will also keep us updated on the project as it develops.

Mayor's fundraising success

Councillor Ken Henderson collected £4,118 during his time as Stourport Mayor in 2019/20.

The money was raised through a number of events. He thanked family and friends, volunteers from Three Kings Parade and local businesses for supporting him throughout his mayoral year.
He presented £2,059 each to his chosen charities: West Midlands Air Ambulance and Severn Area Rescue Association (SARA).

4 people infront of air ambulance4 people in front of Severn Area Rescue Association Vehicle

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