Hagley Post Office to re-open

posted 5 Oct 2017, 04:58 by Assitant-Clerk

HPC have been advised that the Hagley Post Office is due to re-open on Thursday 9th November at 1:00pm.

HPC meeting notes from Monday 11th September

posted 20 Sep 2017, 04:05 by Assitant-Clerk

In addition to routine issues - commenting on local residential planning applications and governance etc. HPC discussed its response to the Black Country Core Strategy and proposed changes at the Wildmoor Quarry. In both cases we raised, on behalf of residents, concerns about the extra traffic passing through Hagley.

HPC is due to reconsider its funding of Hagley Library. Without funding, from the Parish Council, the library would have significantly reduced opening hours. Anyone with views on this should contact the Clerk asap.


Good news on the Pavilion – having finally overcome several unexpected setbacks work on the Pavilion has now started. The old building has been demolished and the building work can now start. HPC are expecting the work to be completed by January 2018.


 

Minutes of this meeting will be published in due course. HPC’s next meeting is 25th September when we will have further updates on the Pavilion.

 

Please don’t forget to attend the meeting HPC has arranged with the Police and Crime Commissioner at the Community Centre 7pm on 16th October

Safer Roads in Hagley

posted 4 Sep 2017, 01:53 by Assitant-Clerk

Success of Speed enforcement activity on the

A456 Worcester Road, Hagley

 

 

The Safer Roads Partnership in Warwickshire and West Mercia (SRPW&WM) launched a new mobile speed enforcement site on the A456 Worcester Road, Hagley around the 21st of June 2017.

Local residents have previously raised their concerns, regarding speeding traffic travelling along this section of the A456, to Hagley Parish Council. During 2016 the Parish Council discussed the issue with the Safer Roads Partnership and asked for action to be taken. Initially speed data was collected during 2016 in the area, which highlighted unacceptably high speeds; over half of all drivers are exceeding the 30mph speed limit and 15% of vehicles travel above 38.4mph.

Since the start of the enforcement activity in June 2017, 63 offences have been recorded.

In terms of measuring the outcomes of activity on each enforcement site, after approximately four months of activity, a speed survey will be carried out and analysed. A comparison will then be made with the initial survey, and a detailed examination of the offences will be made.

A formal report will be generated by The Safer Roads Partnership team and will include any recommendations for a change in enforcement strategy as driver’s behaviour changes. At this point it is hoped that further feedback would then be available.

The Safer Roads Partnership is part of Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police and works with partner agencies to reduce casualties and make the roads safer across Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Warwickshire and Worcestershire through targeted communication, education and training together with enforcement.

Hagley Parish Council welcomes the success of this programme in order to establish a safer environment along this very busy highway corridor section of the A456 Worcester Road through the Parish and fully supports the aims of the enforcement programme as outlined above.

 

HPC meeting update

posted 22 Aug 2017, 02:41 by Assitant-Clerk   [ updated 31 Aug 2017, 06:29 ]

HPC welcomed two residents at its August meeting who raised issues about crime within Hagley and how HPC operates.  Whilst HPC is unable to directly impact on crime we have been raising residents concerns with the Police for many months. We agreed that residents should report any crime they see via 101. HPC has also arranged for the Police Crime Commisioner to  attend a public meeting in Hagley at 7pm on Monday 16th Oct at the Gagley Community Centre. Hopefully if this is well attended, and the crime numbers have increased, the police will have to increase their presence in Hagley. 

Whilst minutes of HPC meetings are publish we are planning to have a new website once the Pavillion is completed and resources become available.

Other issues discussed included: 
  • the installation of gym equipment on the playing fields (which is part of the section 106 agreement) hopefully before the end of this year;
  • the planting of ten more trees in the playing field to replace those being felled for the works.  
  • HPC also received a report on the number of motorised vehicles caught speeding on the A456. Hopefuly the mobile speed traps will have the desired effect of slowing done the traffic
Our next meeting is 11th September and residents are encouraged to attend to raise any issued they have.

Playing Fields access

posted 7 Jun 2017, 05:31 by Assitant-Clerk

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Pavilion works starting imminently, there will be no access to Hagley playing fields via Victoria Passage or Church Street from this Friday, the 9th June 2017. Please use the shopper's car park for access to park and train station. Thank you.

Temporary closure of Victoria Passage and access to Playing Field from Church Street

posted 25 May 2017, 01:24 by Assitant-Clerk

The new Pavilion and Changing Room facility on Hagley Playing Fields is due for commencement in June 2017. Works are programmed to take place between June and December. For this period it is advised that pedestrian access between Church Street and Hagley Playing and Victoria passage will be closed.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you. The playing fields will still remain accessible by the main car park on the Worcester Road.

Lloyds bank

posted 2 May 2017, 04:31 by Assitant-Clerk


Following lengthy negotiations, Hagley Parish Council has persuaded Senior Management at Lloyds Bank to keep the Hagley branch open until 5th October 2017. This will hopefully coincide with the refurbishment and reopening of the Post Office in the Hagley Village Stores/Co-op but if nothing else will give residents and businesses more time to organise alternative arrangements

Hagley Post Office

posted 6 Apr 2017, 05:00 by Assitant-Clerk   [ updated 6 Apr 2017, 05:04 ]

HPC have spoken this morning (6th April) with the owner of the Hagley Village Stores and he advises us as follows:

 

1.       The delay in starting works has been caused by the need to agree Party Wall implications. This has now been resolved.

2.       The owner of Hagley Village Stores will be undertaking the structural alterations prior to handing over to the Co-op (Manchester). He has contractors lined up to start in May and envisages a 2 – 3 month works programme, which takes us to the end of August.

3.       Upon handover to the Co-op, a 4 to 6 week Co-op fit out is envisaged, so on this basis its likely to be September/October before the Shop (and Post Office) re-opens.


The Parish Council is in negotiations with Senior Management at Lloyds Bank in attempt to delay the closure of the Lloyds branch in Hagley until the Post Office fully re-opens.

Speed enforcement activity to launch on Worcester Road, Hagley

posted 12 Oct 2016, 03:10 by Assitant-Clerk

Further to concerns expressed from the community Hagley Parish Council (HPC) have been in discussion with The Safer Roads Partnership in Warwickshire and West Mercia (SRPW&WM). The  outcome of the discussions is presented in the following notification, received from SRPW&WM.

The Safer Roads Partnership in Warwickshire and West Mercia will be launching a new mobile speed enforcement site on Worcester Road, Hagley in due course, once final checks and preparations have been made, in direct response to concerns raised by local residents about the speed of vehicles travelling along the 30mph road.  

The new site will form part of the Safer Roads Partnership’s Community Concern programme, which responds to community requests for speed enforcement. Local residents raised their concerns through the parish council, who then brought it to the attention of the partnership and asked for action to be taken. 

Anna Higgins, Communications Manager at the Safer Roads Partnership said “We will be launching a new community concern enforcement site on Worcester Road in Hagley to address the high level of concern in the local community. The speed data we collected in the area has highlighted unacceptably high speeds; over half of all drivers are exceeding the 30mph speed limit and 15% of vehicles travel above 38.4mph.

“With a residential area nearby, residents are understandably concerned about the speed of traffic. We hope that the presence of a speed camera will encourage drivers to change their behaviour and drive at a lower, safer speed. This will help to improve the quality of life for people living in the area and improve the safety of the road for all those who use it.”

Preparations for the new site are still underway and, once complete, speed enforcement activity will commence when space becomes available in the programme, which is likely to be during 2017.

Speed data will be collected while the site is in operation to assess the impact upon traffic speed and driver behaviour. 

The Safer Roads Partnership is part of Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police and works with partner agencies to reduce casualties and make the roads safer across Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Warwickshire and Worcestershire through targeted communication, education and training together with enforcement.

Anna Higgins, Communications Manager

The Safer Roads Partnership in Warwickshire and West Mercia.

Hagley Parish Council Chairman Steve Colella and lead councillor for highways, Dr Alec Syrotiuk both welcomed this constructive and positive way forward in addressing the speeding issue along the A456. The Parish Council would like to formally thank the Safer Roads Partnership in Warwickshire and West Mercia for their support in progressing this issue and it looks forward to further close co-operation to improve the safety of the road for all those who use it and, where possible, further reduce potential risks along the A456 route.

Trees donated from Woodland Trust

posted 28 Sep 2016, 02:04 by Assitant-Clerk

Hagley Parish Council has been successful in its application for 30 trees donated by The Woodland Trust.


The trees will include silver birch, rowan and wild cherry and dependent upon delivery it is hoped that two of the wild cherry trees can be planted by local primary school children at the War Memorial in time for Armistice Day.


Some of the remainder of the trees will be used to form a memorial avenue at the parish cemetery with others planted around the parish after discussion and agreement by the Parish Council.

Steve Colella, HPC chair said "This is a fitting way to remember the fallen from Hagley from two World Wars and we are very proud to be able to support this initiative."

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