Thursday, 27 August 2009

Monday, 3 August 2009

Regal Heating - Update

It seems that the main problem is that the heating oil must now be stored outside, but no suitable storage facility is available. Although the rules on the storage of the oil changed some years ago, the system at the Regal was reinstalled after the flood.

At last some Councillors are asking, who had the duty of care, and how did this get missed.

The Council is now likely to face a £16K+ bill to provide a temporary solution to get heat back into the Regal and hope that a more permanent solution can be found when (if) the Regal is redeveloped.

Welcome to Tenbury - a walled town.

The flood alleviation scheme for Tenbury has been re-costed at £4M. This would see 80% of the Town's boundary enclosed by Walls and Embankments. The other 20% being already protected by the natural topography.

The officer from Malvern Hills District Council who gave an update to the Town Council tonight, also pointed out that although the scheme would be "fit for purpose" it was unlikely to be esthetically pleasing.

MHDC are making bids for various sums of money to help fund this project including a bid to Europe.

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Are 'shop-local' schemes enough

BBC Radio 4, Charlotte Smith visits Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire to look at what impact the downturn is having and how areas are fighting back. Are 'shop-local' schemes enough or do the NIMBYs have to accept that new housing may be the key to their town's survival?

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud

Despite problems with mud, that saw many of the traders having to be towed in and out of the show ground, many people braved the inclement weather to visit, the ever successful Tenbury Agricultural show.
Visitor were wowed by the Cossack Riders, with a wonderful display of horsemanship and acrobatics. Strangely the Cossack's Russian accents in the arena, turned to Brummy accents outside?