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Councillor John Holden

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It is with great sadness that the Town Council announces the death of Councillor John Holden. John was a well known and respected member of the local community who represented the town at Town, District and County Council level over a period of many years.


His funeral will be at St Wulstans Church Vale Road Stourport at 11.30 on Friday 29 December and as a former Mayor, there will be a full civic ceremony. A memory giving web page has been set up for anyone who wishes to make a donation.


Lickhill War Memorial Park Open Day 


Thursday 30th November 11am

Come and see the new green gym and natural play area. 

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Natural Play Area Works Started

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Work has started on the natural play area at Lickhill Memorial Park. 

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Green Gym Works Commence

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Works have started on the green gym at Lickhill Memorial Park. 

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Clock Tower Refurbished

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The Town Council has recently undertaken a refurbishment and redecoration of the Clock tower which is situated over the Yacht club facing the basin.

The tower, which is said to be older than Big Ben was in poor repair but the replacement of old boards and posts and new painting have left restored it to being a landmark feature of the town.

The clock faces will shortly be reset and the familiar chimes will be heard again in the town.


Winter Bedding Is Coming

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Flower beds at Villeneuve-le-Roi gardens and the War Memorial Gardens are being prepped, summer bedding is being removed and the winter bedding is on the way

This year's planting with comprise of Primrose Bonneli; Pansy Raspberry Sundae Mix; Pansy Cassis; Wallflower Treasure and Hyacinth Woodstock. 


Memorial Park Project Update

Plan For Green Gym Oct 17 

Plan For Natural Play Area Oct 17

The works for the Memorial Park play equipment are scheduled to commence week commencing the 16 October.

The installation works which are detailed on the attached plans are expected to last 4-5 weeks. Click images to view larger. 

There will be a big launch for the local community and this will be finalised in the coming weeks.


Two New Projects for Memorial Park

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The Town Council is pleased to announce that Wicksteed Playgrounds have been appointed as the preferred contractor for two projects in the War Memorial Park, Lickhill Road. The schemes comprise a natural play area which will be located adjacent to the existing children's play area and an outdoor fitness centre on the site of the former tennis courts. 

Work is expected to start on site by late September and take about 6-7 weeks. Wicksteed and the Council will be organising a community event to showcase the scheme once completed. Flyers with images of designs together with a date and details of the event will be distributed closer to the time. 



Can you help make Memory Day?

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The Civic Group are on the hunt for people and groups with memorabilia from the hall’s history. The Civic Hall opened in 1967 and has hosted countless events since then.

A memory day exhibition is taking place on carnival day (2 September), if anyone would like to take part please contact the hall manger on 01299 823339 or  


Mayor's charity fund tops £3k 


Former Mayor Ken Henderson donated a total of £3,368 to five local charities during his year in office (2016-2017). 

His two nominated charities, Midlands Air Ambulance and Kidderminster & District RSPCA, received £1,500 each. The Emily Jordan Foundation and Headway Worcestershire both received £159 and £50 was donated to the Elizabeth Mills Day Centre.

Funds are raised through various events during the mayoral year, for information on this year's events please see the Mayor's page. 


Summer Planting Completed

IMAG4890 (1) The planting of the flower beds at at Villeneuve-le-Roi gardens and the War Memorial Gardens is now complete. The usual gloriously colourful beds will be on display courtesy of a custom mix of Asters, Lobelia, Geraniums, Gallardia, Salvia, Dahlias, Marigolds and Petunias.

Summer Planting

20170411 123817 Flower beds at Villeneuve-le-Roi gardens and the War Memorial Gardens have been prepped this week ready for summer planting to begin next week. 

Lickhill Memorial Park 


We are in the process of getting new play equipment for teenagers and adults at the park, exact location to be confirmed. A tendering exercise is underway and will take several months. Work to the site is expected to start in September 2017. This project replaces the proposed MUGA following community feedback. 

We will update here when we have further information.