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The next meeting of the Parish Council HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE RISK OF CORONAVIRUS SPREAD. PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH ANYONE YOU KNOW WHO USUALLY ATTENDS.
The Parish Council normally meet on the third Monday of every calendar month, unless this has to be moved for valid reasons. Current government advice is that parish council meetings for the foreseeable future - certainly April and May - will not take place. Please refer back to this page for further updates on how we may be able to take this forward.
Volunteer Litter Pick
Due to the current restrictions on gatherings we have reluctantly decided to postpone our Litter Pick, which was scheduled for 18th April, with the possibility of undertaking this later in the year. However, if local people wish to undertake their own pick, independently, on a very small family basis, we would be delighted, but this must be entirely at your own discretion. If you do this, at a date/time to suit yourselves, please do so safely, and have due respect to current social distancing guidelines. You would also need to ensure you arrange to dispose of 'picked' litter safely and responsibly. Stay safe and keep well.
Kidderminster 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 .