WORRIED unions and Labour politicians have warned Wyre Forest schools could lose more than 100 teachers and see budgets slashed by millions as a result of Government funding proposals. According to research by the National Union of Teachers and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers , the national funding formula set to be introduced in April 2018 will leave schools facing severe cuts by 2020.
Wyre Forest District Council , the Friends of Riverside North Park and Bewdley Town Council had been trying to reach an agreement which would see the paddling pool in Riverside North Park transferred to the local community as part of the district council's Localism initiative - after it was announced in January that the facility could close. But, legal complications with the lease means that a deal has not been possible.
The teams have warned that this may be causing water supplies to be off or at low pressure for some customers. A spokesman from Severn Trent said: "Our teams are out on site now and will work around the clock to get this pipe fixed and everything back to normal as quickly as possible.
'The Changing Face of Load Street' exhibition will be held in the Wyre Forest Gallery at Bewdley Museum until May 7. Carol Mathieson, secretary of the Friends of Bewdley Museum, said: "There has been a constant stream of interested visitors since the exhibition was opened to the public, it is already proving to be a big draw especially for the local community." , Penny Griffiths , Seren the dog, Graham Luxford , Marion Shepherd and Charles Purcell ) The exhibition features a selection of past and present images of the shops alongside brief history notes and details of the occupancy drawn from census records and trade directories.
A 12-DAY beer festival is set to bring award-winning beers from the UK and overseas to Stourbridge, Bewdley and Kidderminster. The festival is running from Wednesday March 22 until Sunday April 2 at The Chequers Inn in Stourbridge, The Penny Black in Bull Ring, Kidderminster and the George Hotel in Load Street, Bewdley.
Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service crews and West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the scene, off Sandhampton Lane, in Bewdley, at around 12.30pm on Sunday . A spokesman from HWFRS said: "The incident involved one male who had fallen down the embankment onto the train tracks.
Crews from Bewdley and Kidderminster rushed to the scene of a building fire on Trimpley Lane in Shatterford at midnight on Thursday, March 16. A Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue spokesman said: "We were called to an unoccupied building which was three stories high.
RESIDENTS could be banned from parking outside their homes in a Bewdley street if a proposed housing development is approved, campaigners have warned. Land speculator Gladman Developments is seeking outline planning permission from Wyre Forest District Council to build 195 properties on farm land off The Lakes Road.
HEARTBROKEN relatives of a Kidderminster dad have launched a fundraising appeal in his memory to help a missing person's charity that supported them during his disappearance. Father-of-two Stephen Woolley had been missing for three months before his body was recovered from the River Severn, near Gloucester, on Friday, March 3. He had been battling depression.
THE leader of Wyre Forest UKIP has stepped down from his role as a Kidderminster town councillor as he prepares to move abroad. Michael Wrench said he was moving to Thailand for family reasons and had resigned from Kidderminster Town Council with immediate effect.