Tomorrow is the last day for commenting on the County Council’s plan to cut the 382 evening bus service.
 
In this issue:
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The closing date for comments on the County Council’s proposal to end the 382 service on Friday and Saturday evenings is this Friday (17th January). To respond to the consultation, complete the electronic questionnaire at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/researchweb/transport/subsidisedbusservices.htm or email busservicereview@worcestershire.gov.uk.
 
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The Swan Inn will be celebrating Burn’s Night on Saturday 25th January with a Scottish menu and ‘a wee bit of poetry’. The menu is available at www.birlingham.org/docs/swan_burns_night_2014.jpg.
 
Early booking is advised as tables are limited. To book your meal, phone 01386 750485.
 
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We are very sorry to inform you that Rose Wood, who lived for many years at 3 Church Street, died at St Richard’s Hospice in the early hours of this morning. She will be greatly missed. Our deepest sympathies go to Wally and his family.
 
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At the meeting of Birlingham Parish Council this week the following decisions were made:
  • Following the resignation from the Parish Council of Tony Hall, Steve Morris was elected Chairman. Tony was thanked for his eight years’ service to the Council. A casual vacancy will now be advertised.
  • The Council Tax precept for 2013/14 was confirmed as £5000.00 (with no increase from the current year). This gives a Band D Council Tax figure of £29.59.
  • The Council has decided to look into the possibility of a Neighbourhood Plan for Birlingham and all residents will be consulted on the idea over the next few weeks.
The next meeting of the Parish Council is on Wednesday 19th March.
 
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As many of you will have noticed this week, collection of the grey food bins has now stopped, as part of Wychavon District Council’s cutbacks. You are encouraged to use compost bins or other recycling methods for your food waste. Anything you cannot recycle should be included in your black wheelie bin. The District Council have said you may keep your grey bins.
 
The refuse collection calendar for 2013 is available at www.birlingham.org/docs/bin_collections_2013.pdf.
 
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