At the time of writing the continued rise in Covid infections has limited Bromsgrove Council to restrict meetings in person to Full Council and a few specific meetings such as planning.
The Council will continue to follow Government guidance as regards working practices and returning to a greater degree of normality. There was an issue in August with Council waste staff being ‘pinged’ and therefore had to follow government guidance and isolate. This led to slight delays in collecting a few bins across Hagley.
I’m disappointed that there were NO bids put forward by any Hagley groups from this year’s New Homes Bonus. In the past Hagley has benefited from receiving very important inward investment to help groups and societies.
There were several flooding issues reported in Hagley over the summer following heavy rainfall resulting in storm water overloading the drainage system in places. There have been a series of investigations particularly along the Worcester Rd (B4187). My thanks go to County Councillor May and the Highways team for their help in resolve these long running issues. At the time of writing a report on the 2019 Chestnut Drive culvert flooding is still awaited. This is due later this summer.
There is pressure on the green belt; it is important to have your say on what will have an impact on where we live. I would urge you to register to the Black Country Development plan consultation as greenbelt on the Stourbridge border (Worcester Rd) is already identified as a possible development site.
Please remember that we can both be contacted on s.colella@bromsgrove.gov.uk or r.jenkins@bromsgrove.gov.uk Bromsgrove District Councillors Steve Colella (Hagley West) Rachel Jenkins (Hagley East