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Bewdley Town Council

Council Services

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Abandoned Vehicles

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732928

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Air Pollution

Worcestershire Regulatory Services

01562 732928

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Allotments

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732928

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Animal Fouling

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732528

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Anti-Social Behaviour

North Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership

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Apprenticeships

National Apprenticeship Service

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Benefits

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732928

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Bewdley Conservation Area

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732928

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Bewdley Neighbourhood Plan

Bewdley Town Council

01299 400157

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Bins not emptied

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732528

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Bus Shelters

Bewdley Town Council

01299 400157

The Town Council owns nine bus shelters. All these bus shelters have been provided from funds of Worcestershire County Council but are maintained and kept in repair by the Town Council. Click here

Business Advice

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732928

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Business Grants

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732928

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Business Rates

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732928

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Car Boot Sales and Temporary Markets

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732928

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Car Parking

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732928

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Carnival firework display

Bewdley Town Council

01299 400157

The Town Council arranges and pays for the fireworks display which is centred on the Rowing Club and forms part of the Carnival entertainment in June. In 2017, this will again be held on the Saturday night as this worked well last year. Click here

Christmas Lights

Bewdley Town Council

01299 400157

The Town Council provides the Christmas Lights which are switched on for a period of about six weeks from late November into the New Year. It pays a company called Gala Lights to provide the display including installation, removal and storage. The Council also puts on the annual switch on event

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Clock at St Anne's Church

Bewdley Town Council

01299 400157

The Town Council pays for the servicing of the Town Clock on St. Anne’s Church Tower.

Community Emergency Plan

Bewdley Town Council

The Council has representatives on the following organisations: Worcestershire County Association of Local Councils Executive (CALC), Wyre Forest Citizens Advice Bureau, Wyre Forest Community Emergency Planning Forum and Wyre Forest Parish Forum.

Council Tax

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732928

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Councillors

Bewdley Town Council

01299 400157

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Damaged bins

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732528

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Drainage and Sewerage

Severn Trent Water

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Elections and Voting

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732928

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Emergency Planning

Bewdley Town Council/Wyre Forest District Council

01299 400157/01562 732928

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Energy Efficiency

Act on Energy

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Events - Support for

Bewdley Town Council

01299 400157

Kyle Daisley is the Council’s Community Engagement and Events Officer working on events, markets and other community focussed projects.  Click here http://www.bewdleytowncouncil.org

Flooding

Bewdley Town Council/Environment Agency

01299 400157

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Fly Posting

Wyre Forest District Council/Bewdley Town Council

01562 732528/01299 400157

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Fly Tipping

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732528

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Free Parking

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732928

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Hanging Baskets and Town Centre planters

Bewdley Town Council

01299 400157

The Town Council owns a number of flower tubs and planters located around the town. They are planted up for the summer and winter seasons by the District Council. The District Council also provide the Town Council with the hanging baskets affixed to the street poles in Load Street plus the “tree-basket” display at Beales Corner. It is pleasing to report that there has been negligible vandalism to the plants despite their vulnerability especially late at night  Click here

Household Recycling Centres

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732928

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Housing Benefits

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732928

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Large Household Item Removal

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732528

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Lengthsman Scheme

Bewdley Town Council

01299 400157

The role of the Lengthsman is to carry out a wide range of minor works within the Bewdley boundaries but mainly in the town centre on behalf of the County Council as Highway Authority which provides a budget of £2895. In 2016/17 the whole of this amount has been utilised. TheCouncil has also engaged the Probation Service to use its Community Payback teams to carry out work in clearing weeds and vegetation along Severnside North and South and in Millennium Green. Click here 

Licensing and Registration

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732928

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Lifebelts

Bewdley Town Council

01299 400157

The Town Council owns and maintains seven lifebelts on Severnside

North,Severnside South and along Beales Corner which are checked on a regular basis. 

Listed Building Consent

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732928

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Littering

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732928

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Local Plan Review

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732928

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Major Planning Applications

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732928

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Markets

Bewdley Town Council

01384 877336

Twice monthly markets, on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month  are organised by Bewdley Town Council and managed by LSD Promotions. 

Markets

Bewdley Town Council

01299 400157

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Mayoralty

Bewdley Town Coucnil

01299 400157

The Mayor undertakes s a large and varied number of engagements during the year and is invited by many local organisations to their functions plus representing Bewdley at functions across Worcestershire.The Mayor and (if appointed) the Mayoress or Consort in the company of two or more of their ceremonial officers (Macebearers and Town Constable) attend the following events during the course of the year when they may be accompanied by Town Councillors: St. George’s Day Parade in April, Annual Meeting of the Town Council (Mayor-Making) in May, Mayor’s Sunday, Bewdley Festival Service in October, Remembrance Day Services in November and the Christmas Lights switch on in December.

Millennium Green

Bewdley Town  Council

01299 400157

The Council holds this land situated adjacent to the Shaw Hedge Road

Community Centre in Wribbenhall on trust for the community. It represents a welcome green space for residents to sit quietly on the bench seats provided or to walk through. The Council is currently running a campaign to recruit new volunteers to look after the Green. In recent years new fruit trees have been planted to encourage the local community to see the benefits of small scale food production. The Council continues to arrange for the Probation Service’s Community Payback team to carry out grass cutting, cutting back of bushes and vegetation and clearance of litter.

Motor Cycle Parking

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732528

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Multi Activity Play Areas

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732928

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Museum (Bewdley)

Wyre Forest District Council

0845 603 5699

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Naming and Numbering of Streets and Properties

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732928

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Nappies

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732528

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Neighbourhood Plan

Bewdley Town Council

01299 400157

The Council continue to work on Bewdley’s Neighbourhood Plan.

Throughout the country with encouragement from the Government, moretown and parish councils have embarked on this process, the purpose of which is to give a stronger voice to local residents on planning issues and land use. The Neighbourhood Plan does need to be in general conformity with the District Council’s own planning policies and national planning policy. The first public consultation took place in March 2016, with the draft objectives and policies consultation held on the 18th March 2017. There will be further opportunities when the draft Plan is published for the community to comment. Ultimately it will be the subject of a referendum for Bewdley residents to either accept or reject. You can find information about the Plan at www.beinbewdley.org.

 

Neighbourhood Policing Team

Bewdley Town Council

01299 400157

The Town Council maintains regular contact with West Mercia Police atvarious levels including the Police & Crime Commissioner,the North Worcestershire Superintendent and the local Safer Neighbourhood Team. The Town Council has a Police Liaison Group which leads on policing matters. The Bewdley & Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team comprises Police Constable Steve Thomas and three Community Support Officers. The Council is also represented via the Clerk on Team Wyre Forest, a partnership of the police, Safer Wyre Forest (WFDC) and Town Council. Click here

New Licence Applications and Licence Variations

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732928

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Noise Pollution

Worcestershire Regulatory Services

01905 822799

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Notice Board

Bewdley Town Council

01299 400157

The Town Council manages the events notice board on Beale’s Corner and all voluntary, not for profit organisations in the town are able to advertise events taking place in Bewdley, subject to liaising with the Town Clerk’s office as to a suitable slot in the diary being available.Due to high demand, it is necessary to limit advertising to a period of one week per event to run from Monday to Sunday. Any adverts must also comply with the requirement that they are not too wordy as to cause a distraction for motorists.

Online Council Tax Billing

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732928

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Operational Services

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732528

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Parking

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732528

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Pest Control

Worcestershire Regulatory Services

01905 822799

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Planning

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732928

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Playgrounds and Play Areas

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732928

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Public Bench Seats

Bewdley Town Council

012994 400157

The Town Council at present owns and maintains some 41 seats and benches situated in the town, some of which with plaques have been donated in memory of people for whom Bewdley was a special  place Click here

Public Conveniences

Bewdley Town Council

01299 400157

The Town Council have taken over responsibility for the Load Street public conveniences. Click herehttp://www.bewdleytowncouncil.org

Recycling 

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732528

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Register of Electors

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732928

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Renewable Energy

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732928

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Ribbesford Conservation Area

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732928

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Road Closures

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732928

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Running and Walking

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732928

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Rural Foot paths

Bewdley Town Council

01299 400157

The condition of Bewdley’s rural footpaths is monitored by a voluntary Parish Footpath Officer, Mrs Ann-Marie Faloon.

Speed Enforcement

Bewdley Town Council

01299 400157

The Town Council currently operates two vehicle activated (speed) signs

Season Tickets - car parking

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732528

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Street Parties

Wyre Forest District Council

01562 732928

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Support for Charities and Organisations

Bewdley Towon Coucil

01299 400157

For the year 2017/18, the Town Council has agreed to make £12,500 available for grants to local organisations. Voluntary and community organisations who would be interested in applying for a grant should make contact with the Town Clerk who can advise of the relevant terms and conditions which have been laid down as to eligibility, or view these at www.bewdleytowncouncil.org. It also has a Small Grants Fund which organisations can apply to for promoting community events in town. 

Trees

Bewdley Town Council

01299 400157

The condition of Bewdley’s trees is monitored by the two voluntary Tree Wardens, Mr Cliff Willmot and Mr Gren Jones, appointed by the Town Council who comment on planning applications for work to be done on trees in the Town. They are primarily concerned with trees that are the subject of a Tree Preservation Order and all trees within the town centre Conservation Area. Where any tree is to be removed for a genuine reason they usually recommend a replacement is planted to maintain and enhance the overall amenity of the town.

Vehicle activated (speed signs)

Bewdley Town Council

01299 400157

War Memorial

Bewdley Town Coucnil

01299 400157

Town Council currently maintain the war Memorials at St Anne's and All Saints Churches

Website and Facebook Page

Bewdley Town Council

01299 400157

The Council’s website contains information, news, links and updates on all Bewdley related matters. The website also includes an interactive planning tracker – www.bewdleytowncouncil.org. The Council also has anactive Facebook page – search “Bewdley Town Council”.

Wyre Hill Play Area

Bewdley Town Council

01299 400157

The Town Council has continued to set aside money to pay the District Council for the running costs and maintenance of the Wyre Hill Play Area adjacent to St Anne’s School.

Young Mayor Scheme

Bewdley Town Council

01299 400157

The Town Council support the involvement of young people in local decision making in partnership with Bewdley School through the Young Mayor Scheme