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Mayor's charity quiz night

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Thursday 2 April 2020 

Civic Hall, Stourport

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Councillor Mrs Lin Henderson

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It is with great sadness that Stourport Town Council announces the death of Councillor Mrs Lin Henderson.  Lin was a well known and respected member of the local community who represented the Town and District over a number of years.  Lin has served as Mayoress of Stourport-on-Severn on 3 separate occasions.

Deputy Mayor of Stourport Councillor Dave Little said "We are all devastated by the loss of Lin and we wish all the best to Ken and his family at this very sad time".

Funeral arrangements are yet to be finalised.

17 December 2019

Stourport Three Kings Parade

Three Kings 2019

Friday 22 November 2019 

Parade starts at 7pm 


  • Fireworks
  • Jennings Kiddies Funfair
  • X Factor finalist Richard Ryan
  • BBC Hereford & Worcester's Nina Das Gupta
  • Mayor Ken Henderson
  • Stourport carnival royalty

Residents to have say on council budget

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Wyre Forest District Council is inviting people who live in, work in or visit the district to help shape major budget decisions as it looks to close the gap between its expenditure and income by £2 million.

The survey closes at 5pm on Monday 18 November, 2019. Results from the survey will feed into a report on the Medium Term Financial Strategy at the Cabinet’s meeting in December.

Find out how to have your say on the budget survey.

Gateway Services at Ravenhurst - facilitated by residents and staff

The team at Ravenhurst Care Home supports older people who live independently in Stourport-on-Severn, as part of the home’s Gateway services. Find out more about Gateway services at Ravenhurst.

Former Mayors chosen charities given cash boost


Councillor David Little collected £8,256 during his time as Stourport Mayor in 2018/19..

The money was raised through a number of events including; Cabaret Evening, Golf Day, Bowls evening, quizzes and the annual Mayor’s Ball.  He thanked family and friends, Stourport Yacht Club, Kidderminster Carolians Rugby Club, Bewdley Pines, Gilt Edge Bowling Club, volunteers from Three Kings Parade and local businesses for supporting him throughout his mayoral year.

He presented £4,128 each to his chosen charities: St. Richards Hospice and Crohns & Colitis UK.


Nominations open for No Barriers awards

The aim of No Barriers - the Mike Oborski Awards is to recognise local businesses, organisations and individuals that have provided significant access, service or employment possibilities for people with disabilities within the Wyre Forest district.

Nominations are open now on the Wyre Forest District Council website.

Memorial orchard planting aided by local school children

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3 local schools (Burlish Park Primary, Stourport Primary and St. Bartholomew's CofE VC Primary) attended the park on Wednesday 7th November 2018, to help with the planting of the 108 trees in memory of the 108 servicemen who gave their lives during the First World War. 


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6 November 2018

Three Kings candle lit parade 

Friday 23 November parade starts 6pm

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November 2018

New trees for memorial park 

For the up and coming centenary of the Great War, Stourport Town Council has purchased 108 fruit trees which will form a Memorial orchard to be sited within the grounds of the Memorial Park. The 108 trees to be planted are in memory of the 108 servicemen who gave their lives during the said war. There will be a mixture of apples, pears, cherries, damson, plum, gage and meddler. These trees will year on year give a brilliant display of floral colour each spring, offer fruit at harvest time, and importantly host a variety of birds and pollinators. The area will become a wildlife and nature area.

In addition to the fruit trees, the Rotary Club have kindly purchased and donated an oak tree in honour of the fallen servicemen and this too will be planted in a prominent position within the park.

Further to the above, two benches have been purchased by Stourport Town Council depicting WW1 Tommies and poppies. These will be installed as soon as they have been delivered to the park.

October 2018

Charitable donations bring potentially live saving equipment to centre

Photo shows Members of the Monday Night Group, Ken Henderson, Ann Hill and users of the centre

The Monday Night Group from Stourport, who perform the annual pantomime for charity, have donated a substantial amount to purchase and install a defibrillator outside the Elizabeth Mills day centre in Sion Gardens, Stourport.

Cllr Ken Henderson also made a donation from his Wyre Forest Community Leadership Fund and money raised through raffles at the centre was used to make up the full amount. 

Sam Maher, chairman of the Monday Night Group said “We are delighted that money raised from the pantomime can be used for vital projects such as this.”

Cllr Ken Henderson states “ I am only too pleased that my community funding is available and I feel this defibrillator is perfectly placed to serve a wide area of the town including the riverside.“

Ann Hill, secretary of Elizabeth Mills centre is over the moon that this project has finally been fulfilled.        


Former Mayor's chosen charities given cash boost

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Councillor Vi Higgs collected £5,813 during her time as Stourport Mayor in 2017/18.

The money was raised through a number of events including concerts with The Kidderminster Male Choir and Bromyard Wind Band; boat trips; afternoon tea; quizzes and the annual Mayor’s Ball.

She presented £2,881.50 each to her chosen charities Home Start Wyre Forest and Acorns Children’s Hospice. She also made a small donation of £50 to the Elizabeth Mills Centre. 

Work scheduled for Worcester Rd/Hartlebury Rd traffic island

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We have been notified that the roundabout on the Worcester Road / Hartlebury Road junction is due to be replaced from 13 – 24 August. 

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Bandstand work - Memorial Park

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The conifer trees around the bandstand have been removed in order that the bandstand can have restoration work carried out.

The trees completely cloaked off the inner bandstand from view and also from time to time the bandstand is being used by drug users who leave behind their waste.

New side panels will be fitted to the bandstand and benches incorporated into the structure creating an unhidden and good sized sitting area for all to enjoy.


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.

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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.