Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Tenbury News Round Up.

The reports of my demise are somewhat overstated but those of you who know me in real life will know I am somewhat busy elsewhere, but I did manage to get along to last nights Council meeting.


At long last a date has been fixed to start the drainage work in Teme Street and Market street. January 7th. The problems were identified after the last flood, with collapsed pipe work and in some cases rainwater drainage flowing into the foul sewer. The rather unpleasant whiff in hot weather confirms the problem! The works, which will continue for several weeks will be controlled by temporary traffic lights and will inevitably result in parking restrictions and traffic queues.


With increased pressure on the available parking spaces already being seen, the temporary loss of the cattle market, and a reduction in on-street parking will cause a major parking crisis. The Town Council are to set a parking working party to re-look at the possibility of creating more spaces.

Housing Development

Planning permission for additional housing along Oldwood road continue to exercise the concern of Cllrs, although for some reason they are all fixated on the idea that the development would lead to an increased flood risk. Why they are so set on this reason to object is strange as the analysis of the geological study and work by Hydrological Engineers proves otherwise. The site has a clay subsoil and is steeply banked. Therefore rain flows from the site now, at the same rate as it would if it was concreted. If there is development, an urban drainage plan will be implemented which will slow the run off of water or store it and release it slowly. So in fact any development would improve the flood risk. But I suppose some people don't want the facts to interfere in a good headline!

Parking Enforcement

Tenbury hasn't seen much in the way of parking enforcement in recent years, but suddenly wardens have been turning up in the dead of night and harvesting rich pickings. The elective representatives claim that they have no control over the wardens and that they are acting completely of their own volition. I'm sure no representative actually said, now the Regal is open and helping to improve Tenbury's night time economy pop over and ticket as many people as possible during the show, but neither did they say don't! Yes, parking is chargeable at night in the pay & display car park, and yes people should pay it, but heavy enforcement only on nights were they know their is a large audience is sneaky at the very least.


Anonymous said...

Reference to parking .
Why the temporary loss of the Cattle Market site?,surely no drainage work needs to be done there ,or are Tesco finally going to start to do something with the eyesore?

RichTea said...

Talking about parking - The Royal Oak closed its car park to Bowkett's customers shortly after the ownership change - which was bad news for shoppers - particularly older ones unable to carry heavy bags. I now see that it has re-opened - which is good news - does anyone know the story behind this ?

RichTea said...

A friend of mine with a MHDC parking permit disc has just been to a Regal evening performance - overstayed the 2 hour limit and been fined. I think it is absolutely disgraceful that MHDC is behaving in this manner and parking after 6pm should be free-of-charge - just as it is in Ludlow.

No Beard said...

If there are signs up saying there is a 2 hour limit why are you moaning? They have always been there.

No Beard said...

Reference to Ludlow:

You would accept our comments about Ludlow when Tesco application was going through saying "it's a totally different town"

So why are you now comparing them?

Get used to it said...

It's called supply and demand .

RichTea said...

I think my friend forgot to display her parking disc because the Malvern Hills web site includes this statement:

"Between the hours of 6.00pm to midnight the time wheel may be used in any long stay car park to cover the full 6 hour period. These car parks are located in Priory Road & Victoria Road, Malvern. Hanley Road, Upton upon Severn and Teme Street, Tenbury Wells."

So that's better.

Anonymous said...

The Royal Oak car park is a danger to tyres, no wonder it is free. Even more worrying are the staff from Bowkett's wandering with a clip board checking how long you have been parked!! Or are they checking to see if you need new tyres after going through pot holes?

a.t.wellsman said...

Has anyone seen where "tenbury futures" went? We still have a future.................i think

Pepsodent (USA) said...

You'll wonder where the Futures went, when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent