A GROUP of Bewdley folk living in the town’s conservation area have got together to form a residents’ association to enhance the quality of life.

Bewdley Conservation Area Residents’ Association (BCARA) aims to be a voice for residents living within or adjacent to the Bewdley Conservation Area.

The independent, not-for-profit group will hold its inaugural meeting on Saturday, September 29 at 11am in Bewdley Baptist Church on 61 High Street and are encouraging all residents in the area to attend.

Jacky Griffin, who chairs the BCARA steering group, said: “Bewdley is already a great place to live, but the new group will focus on improving the lives of those who live in the historical heart of Bewdley, makings sure that there is a good balance between the needs of those who live, work and visit this lovely town.”

“The association will build on the rich tradition of residents’ involvement in Bewdley. It will work with other local organisations to help develop Bewdley’s vibrant and evolving community within its historical context.

“BCARA will take positive and constructive approaches to improving the area by, for example, developing opportunities for residents to meet together, initiating and contributing to improvement projects, and making representations on local issues including licensing, highways, public realm, traffic, public safety, crime and policing, planning applications and noise nuisance.“

Anyone wanting to find out more about the association can contact BCARA by email at talktous@bewdleycara.org.uk, or visit bewdleycara.org.uk.