River Stour and canal development included in Stourbridge Area Action Plan

River Stour, Stourbridge on A491 bridge

Plans to regenerate the River and canal-sides in Stourbridge and make the town more accessible for pedestrians and cyclists are included a proposed final version of the Stourbridge Area Action Plan

New pathways alongside the River Stour and new pedestrian crossing points on parts of Stourbridge ring road to help make the town centre more accessible by foot or bicycle are among the ideas included in the regeneration plan.

New green space is also proposed alongside the banks of the River Stour to encourage wildlife, create an attractive green landscape and promote outdoor recreation such as walking and cycling.

The plan also sets out to improve the Stourbridge Wharf area, by the Stourbridge branch canal, and highlights proposals to improve visitor attraction facilities and canal-based tourism. Continue reading “River Stour and canal development included in Stourbridge Area Action Plan”

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River Stour walk and litter pick, Sunday 25th March

A footbridge over the Stour off Bagley's Road
River Stour off Bagley's Road

Come and join us for a walk along the River Stour and litter pick.

Date / time: Sunday 25th March, 2pm.
Location: Bagleys Street Car Park, Stourbridge.

All welcome and kit supplied. Continue reading “River Stour walk and litter pick, Sunday 25th March”

Plastic and cardboard recycling trial a success

Stourbridge and Dudley households are closer to having kerbside collections to recycle plastic bottles and cardboard.

Dudley Council has branded a Plastic and Cardboard Recycling trial in Wordsley, Pedmore and Kingswinford a “success” and have decided to apply for Government funding to roll out the kerbside collections.

Over 200 streets were included in the recycling pilot scheme across including Hagley Road, Pedmore Lane, Kingswood Road and Westminster Road.

Residents were given a blue bag for paper and cardboard, a green one for plastic bottles along with food and drink cans and black boxes are used for glass bottles and jars.

Source: http://www.stourbridgenews.co.uk/news/9572269.Plastic_and_cardboard_recycling_scheme_gets_green_light_for_expansion/