Category: Worcestershire County Council

  • Jigsaw Club at Redditch Library

    Did you know there’s a jigsaw club at Redditch Library? You can pop in an do a jigsaw at a table if you like, or you can borrow one and take it home. Just make sure you return all the pieces! You can even lend/donate your own at the Jigsaw swap on Thursdays 9:30am – […]

  • Route 247 Saved

    Just like us here in Worcestershire, the good people in Warwickshire County Council have been working on bus services. They’re in a position to announce the following: ‘Service 247 Redditch-Studley-Alcester-Bidford-Evesham: Service will continue. Service will be rerouted between Redditch Bus Station and Alexandra Hospital via the current Service 67 route, and reduced frequency over whole […]

  • Southern Link Road Walking and Cycling Enhancements – Spontaneous Opening Ceremony

    Worcestershire County Council continues to demonstrate its commitment to Active Travel with the opening of vastly improved walking and cycling provision along the Southern Link Road route in Worcester. The car lanes opened days beforehand and it’s now time to open up the pedestrian and cycling parts too. I was pleased to support my colleague […]

  • Funzone Update

    I understand the school has now terminated Funzone from 31 August blaming “unilateral actions” taken by Funzone, which I can only take to mean a reference to Funzone speaking out. This appears, at face value, to be a punitive action by the school and has resulted in them losing a customer and the associated £12,000 […]

  • Timetable for bus service improvements in Worcestershire

  • S83 North Bromsgrove High School Service

    There are more than 20 students on the current S83 route who are entitled to free transport under the county’s home-to-school policy. No students from Redditch are eligible for home-to-school transport to a school in Bromsgrove. Therefore, the County Council can only run the service from the point where the furthest entitled student lives, in […]

  • Letter to Bus Minister

    Here is a copy of the letter I have written to Baroness Vere, the Bus Minister. Dear Minister, RE: Future of Bus Services in Worcestershire I have taken the decision to write to you directly following my appointment as Worcestershire’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport in May as I have a duty to the […]

  • County Hall debate about Local Cycling and Walking Plans

    I’ve got a copy of the full debate, but here’s a highlights reel of the salient parts for brevity. The debate was around a motion on how the council can support local cycling and walking plans. It was unanimously supported following an amendment, which was agreed to by the original proposer. The motion that was […]

  • S85 to Studley High School and S83 to Bromsgrove North High School

    We are aware of anxiety about the S85 and S83 school services following the announcement by the operator Diamond Buses to deregister it after the schools break up. I know you will all want certainty before the schools go back. I hope to update everyone as much as I can as this situation evolves. The […]

  • Future of Bus Services for Worcestershire – June 2022 Update

    Following my recent appointment as Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Highways and Transport for Worcestershire County Council I have been engaged in discussions regarding the future of bus services for our county area. This work began in earnest, and continues apace as we seek to solve what has become a ‘catch-22 situation‘ – i.e. people […]