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 The next meeting of the Parish Council will be the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council, and will be held on 17th May 2021.   

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ABOVE MEETING IS AN ABRIDGED MEETING DUE TO BOTH RECENT AND EXISTING LEGISLATION WITH WHICH WE ARE FORCED TO COMPLY - viz:    

a) the Annual Meeting has, by law, to take place during May

b) the government has made it illegal for local authorities to meet remotely

For these reasons, and the fact that we are unable to hold a meeting safely at the present time indoors with social distancing regulations, we are holding just an abridged meeting - and the agenda can be found on the link at the top of this page.

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Wyre Forest Local Plan - This link will take you to the Parish Council's statement re the Proposed Land Development at Low Habberley

Our latest NEWSLETTER can be found on the appropriate page, as above tab. 

The Clerk would appreciate receiving any photographs taken in the parish to be considered for inclusion in our Gallery.  Please send photos in JPEG format to the Clerk for consideration. 

 

LogoKidderminster Foreign derives its name from an old word forain, meaning outside. The Parish once included land that surrounded the very restricted limits of the Borough of Kidderminster. As the town grew, the “foreign” contracted until the present Parish of the Foreign comprises only the hamlets of Trimpley and Low Habberley and the Northwood area on the east bank of the River Severn.

The Parish lies within the Wyre Forest District Council area, in the County of Worcestershire. It is essentially rural in nature, made up of many scattered settlements, with a total electorate of around 780.

The Parish has a small attractive church in Trimpley, built in 1844, and a modern Village Hall and Social Club. The village school closed in 1983, and some children now attend Upper Arley C of E Primary School or Bewdley schools.

Trimpley Reservoir is in the North west corner of the Parish.

The Parish Council liaises closely with the County Council on Highways issues affecting the parish, and employs a contracted lengthsman for minor highway works. The Parish works with the District Council in emptying public litter bins under a localism contract, and reports incidences of fly-tipping. They also comment on each Planning Application which is formally registered with the District Planning office, and also with the police to minimise crime in the area. To this end, Smartwater kits were provided to each household in 2017 .