Stan Gould, clerk to the parish council, has retired after 25 years. He is to be replaced by Sue Bamford who is a qualified clerk also employed by Upper Arley Parish Council. Bill Waldron, who also works for Chaddesley Corbett Parish Council, was appointed as the new lengthsman.

Stan was thanked for his many years hard work and was presented with a picture to mark his retirement.

The condition of the A448 along Stone Hill and down to the bend has been constantly monitored and requests made to the county council for action, but little has happened yet.

A new rural beat has been created for the area, and CSO Kate Easthope has attended two Parish Council meetings explaining their aims for the future. Together with PC Sally Sliwinski she hopes to hold a PACT (Partners and Communities together) meeting in the future.

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