Friday, 8 May 2015

Local District Council Results for Tenbury

Phil Grove 1,414 Conservative 
Tony Penn 991 Conservative
Jonathan Morgan  618 Labour

The two Conservative Councillors have been re-elected.

Friday, 27 February 2015

Overnight closures to Market Street

Ringway have announced that there will be overnight closures to Market Street, between 9th March & 22nd March but as yet the full details aren't available.

Ringway have a blog to keep us up to date on the happenings.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Tesco to start work on Tenbury supermarket site next week.

What have been described as "minor works" are due to start on the cattle market site next week.

These works include the demolition of the double garages behind Temeside House, and other minor demolition works.  Also the formation of a manhole within the existing car park area.

No date has yet been set for the full closure of the site, the demolition of the main building or the commencement of building.

Additional Reporting

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Don't say you weren't told.

The official notices regarding this summer's Tenbury music festival have been posted.  So to those who will complain about the noise, now is the time to make your representations, and not on the day when you can't get to sleep at 9pm.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Filming in Tenbury

The team from the Regal Tenbury were filming in Teme Street this week, to produce the opening sequence to their pantomime; Aladdin.

Tim Wallers takes the lead playing the wicked Abanaza.

Monday, 2 June 2014

Waste Site Fiasco

As previously reported

New Waste Site For Tenbury 5th January 2009
Notice to Quit June 2011
More Parking 15th December 2011

19 December 2007

 I took this photo in 2007, but I probably could have taken it at any time over the last 20 years. Certainly nothing much has happened at the Tenbury Wells Business Park (apart from a few changes of tenants) for a long time.

In 2009 the County Council announced that Tenbury would get a new waste site.  It was after all in the contract drawn up with Severn Waste.  As often happens after the announcement nothing much happened.

In June 2011 I suggested that perhaps the Town Council should force the hand of the County by giving them notice to quite their existing site on the car park. As often happens nothing much happened.

Finally in 2013, the Town Council decided so serve notice.

Things started to happen.  Plans were drawn up by WCC & Severn Waste and submitted to the planning authority, MHDC.  The plans were supported by the local District Councillors and the Leader of MHDC, the County Councillor, The Town Council and by the public at an exhibition.  It looked like the plans would be passed this summer and the site would be built and be open by Easter 2015.

Suddenly two other companies whose names are secret due to business confidentiality also want space on the business park, so that plans for the waste site have been put on hold.

Some would say good news for Tenbury as more businesses on the park should bring additional jobs. Could this be evidence of the green shoots of economic recovery?  Or is this Tenbury getting stitched up yet again by the officers at MHDC!  Well certainly some Town Councillors, although trying to choose their words carefully through gritted teeth, at the very least thought "here we go again!"

No Tesco for another three years...

Tesco have confirmed that the Tenbury site is not on the list of 100 stores that they are cancelling. 

They have also confirmed that the site is not up for sale, but they still cannot confirm a date by which the store will be opened, or indeed when building is likely to start.

The indications are that the work will not start until at least financial year 2016/2017.

Some work will have to be started, otherwise the planning permission will lapse, but it seems once again Tenbury will be left waiting.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Army Units on Standby At Tenbury Wells?

Three Army lorries arrived this morning in Tenbury Wells.  They joined a huddle of Worcester County Council and other yellow jackets teams.

Up to 80 troops have been mobilised and are available to help out in the Tenbury area.  It is likely that they will be billeted at Tenbury High School, which will also be used as the local control centre for the emergency team and for anyone evacuated from their homes.

The next storm is due to hit Tenbury about 4pm on 14th February 2014.

At 1.15pm the river level was 2.45 metres.  Flooding in Tenbury usually occurs at 5 metres so there is reasonable "headroom" but our fate is usually dictated by the rainfall around Newtown in mid Wales.