Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Eastham Bridge Collapses

A Grade II listed bridge which has been in place since the 18th Century has collapsed.

Picture: Ryan Parkes

Picture @WorcsTravel
See drone footage of the collapsed bridge.

Police were called out to Eastham Bridge over the River Teme following reports it had caved in at about 15:30pm

The bridge was built in 1793 and was originally a toll road, which the county council took ownership of in 1907 when it was made free to access.

A spokesman for Worcestershire County Council said: "Highways engineers are on site to assess the damage and ensure the area is safe.

"Diversions are currently being arranged. An investigation has started to look into what happened."

Luckily it collapsed shortly before some of the school transport buses were due to use this route.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Tenbury finally gets a modern recyling centre

Back in January 2009 I first highlighted the need to move forward on a new Household Recycling Centre for Tenbury.

Now after years of date sliding, excuses and general lack of progress, the site is finally ready to open next week.

Severn Waste managed to sit on the money paid to them under the WCC contract since 1998.
Under the contract agreed by Severn Waste Management signed in 1998, they are obliged to build and manage a new waste site for Tenbury Wells to replace the old fashioned and unsuitable site currently located on the Town Car Park.
Let's hope they have put the 18 years of interest on the money to good use.

Tenbury finally gets back the much needed additional car parking spaces and the majority of people will be able to recycle more, with less effort.  If you are one of the people who used to walk your waste to the old site in a wheel barrow, then I guess you'll not be happy, but most people will, I'm sure be greatly relieved not to continue climbing the metal stairs!

Wednesday, 11 November 2015


I hope that Tenbury isn't sleep walking into postal obscurity, but so far no one seems to be making much of a fuss.

Don't underestimate the effect that the closing of the Tenbury Postal sorting office could have on all of our lives.

Whether they admit it or not, outlying areas served by Ludlow and Kidderminster sorting office often don't get mail for days, then get several letters with differently dated post all at once.

One person said it was strange although she had the same postman as her daughter they never got post on the same day!

In Tenbury most addresses get a daily delivery and usually most addresses get their post by 10am.

If Tenbury sorting office closes, where will our Posties have to go to collect their mail?  I doubt Royal Mail could cope with WR post at a HR DY or a SY sorting office so that could mean our post comes from Worcester.

Not only could this mean a two hour round trip at the start of their shift, and then possibly another two hours at the end to return undelivered mail.

Also have you thought of the possibility that you will have to go to Worcester to collect mail that requires a signature that you weren't at home to sign on the first delivery attempt.

In Tenbury you can collect your missed item the same day, often within hours.  In other areas you have to wait at least 24 hours.

Parcelforce leave undelivered parcels at the Tenbury sorting office.  How useful will that be if they leave them in Worcester!

I urge everyone to contact Royal Mail, contact your MP and start making a fuss!

Harriett Baldwin in the Worcester News

Monday, 7 September 2015

Strike Five!

....and there is goes again.

For the fifth time in it's short life the bollard has been hit again.

Don't blame the design, it's the drivers that are at fault!

Friday, 10 July 2015

Doing the same, differently.

When in business you see a lot of offers, some of which are not really offers at all, but every now and again a company comes to your attention with either a new idea, or a new way of doing things.  Look how Vistaprint have revolutionised the online print industry.  Local printers may not agree, but the quality and speed in which it is now possible to buy print is simply mind blowing.

A company marketing themselves under the URL of www.bannersex.co.uk seem to be re-engineering the way they sell and therefore the way we buy banners.  The also have a great social media presence on Facebook and have special offers on a regular basis.

If you run a business, or like so many are now involved as a volunteer, then banners are a great way to grab attention to advertise an event or special offer of your own.

Compare their offer with your existing supplier and I'm sure you will be pleasantly surprised.

Friday, 26 June 2015

and down it goes again.

For the fourth time in it's short life the bollard at the corner of Teme Street & Market Street and been hit.

Whether is it poorly sighted, the road layout is not correct or there are just too many poor drivers using the town as a short cut nobody yet knows!

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Tenbury Drugs Bust

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