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The next meeting of the Parish Council will be 19th February 2024 at 7.30pm in Trimpley Village Hall.
Why not try one of the circular walks featuring rights of way in our parish? Leaflets on these can be found on these links:
Wassell Wood Circular Walk
Habberley Valley Circular Walk
Upper Arley Circular Walk
A useful map showing Rights of Way can be found on this link Map of the Parish
VACANCY A Casual Vacancy has arisen on the Parish Council and the official notice in connection with this can be seen on this link: Notice The Parish Council will proceed to fill this vacancy by co-option, and if you wish to stand as a councillor, and serve the local community in this role, please download an Application Form from this link, or ask a current Parish Councillor for a form.
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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.
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 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. 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 .