Sounds really boring .. but ..•making Wyre Forest a safe, clean and green living environment; •supporting a successful local economy:•making sure everyone has a good quality and affordable home; are important aims …and the three main priorities for the next four years. The priorities are set out in Wyre Forest District Council new Corporate Plan for 2019-23,produced following a major public consultation over the summer involving more than 1,700 people. Thanks to everyone who has taken part. You still have until 14th October to give your views.
New loan fund to boost local economy
A £10m Development Loan Fund has been set-upin collaboration with fund manager Finance Birmingham, to help fuel new economic development in the area. Developers and business owners can apply for help to fund ambitious new projects which boost investment and regeneration in Wyre Forest. The intention is to unlock development sites and support economic growth which is the cornerstone of the ongoing ReWyre regeneration initiative, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.Photograph showing Steve Hetherington from Finance Birmingham and Mike Parker, WFDC.
New Lease-of-Life for Brinton Park
Held during National Heritage Week, people came along to our history walk and talk at Brinton Park in Kidderminster last month. Those attending learnt all about the history of Brinton Park as part of its exciting £2.9 million investment project. This project aims to •restore and conserve the park’s historic and natural heritage, •fund new and improved facilities in the park •develop training, leisure, and volunteering opportunities for a growing and diverse local audience.If you’d like to find out more or to become a volunteer visit our Brinton Park website.The park is some 32 acres in total, situated on the south western approach to the town of Kidderminster in Worcestershire. Prior to 1882 it was previously part of what was then Sutton Common; then, in 883 John Brinton D.L., J.P. and Member of Parliament for Kidderminster bought 26 acres of that land and commissioned the architect J.T Meredith to devise plans for its layout as a pleasure ground for the enjoyment of the town’s residents.It was officially opened on 1st August 1887 in time for Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee.