River Stour Clean-up – Sunday 26th April

River Stour, Lion Health Centre
River Stour, Lion Health Centre © Stourbridge.com

Next River Stour Clean-up Event

Date: Sunday 26th April
Time: 10.15 for 10.30
Place: Lion Health, Bradley Road, Stourbridge
Parking: no problem


We were incredibly lucky last Sunday with the weather and cleaned the river in bright sunshine. It was good to see well known faces and some new ones too. The boat ferried the rubbish and the bit we cleared looked very much better. There’s still more to do in the same area.

Storage Space

We are still in urgent need of storage space for our equipment and boat. If anyone knows of someone who can help with a secure lock up or garage do please let me know.

River Stour booklet

We have the go ahead for reprinting Gerald Darby’s River Stour booklet. It’s on a Microsoft Publisher data stick. (help!) If anyone knows anything about this and can help – all expenses met- that would be a great help. Profits go to Mary Stevens Hospice. I hope to get this sorted very soon.

Graham Beckley’s River Stour Exhibition

This will be held in Himley Hall and will be up and running starting April and running through the summer. Will let you know dates when I have them. Photos of the full length of the River Stour to where it flows into the Severn at Stourport.

River Stour Sign

Photo and copy for this have not appeared this week in St. News. Hopefully next week!

With many thanks to everyone for all the help and support.

FILM: SELL-OFF – The Abolition of our NHS – Saturday 2nd May

nhs-logo-1NHS services like Staffordshire Cancer Care are being sold off to companies putting profit before patient care. Concerned GPs and Health Insiders tell the alarming story

Date: Saturday 2nd May, 7.30pm
Where: Friends Meeting House 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR

  • All Welcome
  • Refreshments
  • Entry by Donation


Corporate interests rather than patient care is driving reform in today’s NHS and the media are failing to tell us this. NHS insiders (including one professor, two consultant radiologists, a cancer expert, a public interest lawyer, and several outspoken GPs), tell the alarming story of how the health service as we know it has been quietly abolished, to be  replaced by a system modelled on the US in which care is delivered by profit-maximising companies that charge patients for treatment


Save our NHS campaign

The NHS has been part of our lives for 67 years, but now it’s make or break. The NHS isn’t getting the cash it needs. And the government is letting money-hungry private companies carve out profits from treating the sick.

Eco Home Visit – Saturday 25th April

hobro-lodgeJoin us for Visit to Eco Super Home Hobro Lodge – Part 300 years, part 150 and part 15 years, mainly brick construction, detached, ‘permaculture smallholding’ with 6 acres.

Some of the measures installed: Biomass Boiler, Floor Insulation, Internal Wall Insulation, Low Energy Appliances, Low Energy Lighting, Roof Insulation, Solar PV Panels, Solar Water Heating, Water Saving Devices.

Date: Saturday 25th April, 2.30pm
Where: Hobro Lodge, Sladd Lane, Wolverely, Kidderminster Continue reading “Eco Home Visit – Saturday 25th April”

Foraging Walk – Saturday 18th April

IMG_5783Join us for an afternoon guided foraging walk around the River Severn and Bewdley!

Date: Saturday 18th April
Time: 2.30pm
Meet: Blackstone free car park, just outside Bewdley on the B4194
(drive out of the town until you have passed under the flyover, then it’s the next left, there are two large signs for the car park).

Donation: £3 (suggested)

Owen Raybould will guide us for our third foraging event. The walk will take around two hours and will include part of the river, some meadows and the town itself. Previous walks have been highly informative and enjoyable!