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Kidderminster Foreign Parish Council wish to express their sadness at the passing of HRH Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh and to pass their heartfelt condolences to the Royal family.   

Trimpley Church bell is to ring at 12 noon Saturday 10th April, as a mark of respect. 


Details will be added to Wyre Forest District website about:

  • Online condolence book. Physical ones are not being organised because of the COVID pandemic;
  • Designated locations in the three towns where people may (if they wish) lay flowers, but encouraging them to consider donation to charity instead. Donations to the Worcestershire Community Foundation will be encouraged.


The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on 19th April 2021,   and will be preceded by the Annual Parish Assembly.   This annual meeting is called every year at this time, for parishioners to bring matters to the attention of the council, although we also have a 30min Public Open Forum at the start of every meeting.   The Parish Council normally meet on the third Monday of every calendar month, unless this has to be moved for valid reasons.  During the lock-down period, meetings are being held using ZOOM. (see agenda which will give you joining details).  Public still welcome to attend in the Open Forum, but please ensure you activate both video and audio connection.

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 .