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Brewood Surgery Proposal - Update

As a result of the public consultation regarding the development of Brewood surgery some significant changes have been made. The size of the building has been reduced, following the removal of a dentist surgery and pharmacy from the plans, and there are also adjustments to reduce the buildings impact on the surrounding area. The full details can be found here. (PDF File).

Original news article.


2012 Best Kept Village Competition

All four wards of the parish have done well in this year's Best Kept Village Competition. Coven achieved second place in the large village category, with Coven Heath reaching third place amongst the small villages.  Both Brewood and Bishops Wood were highly commended in their respective competitions.

The results ceremony took place at Weston Park on August 6th.

We are sure that residents of all the villages will join us in thanking those involved for their tremendous hard work and dedication over the past year.

All the Best Kept Village groups and working parties can take a great amount of pride in their achievements, and none more-so than Coven Heath who have finished higher than ever before with a top three placing.

The Coven Heath Community Association's News Letter (Aug 2012) lists a few reasons for their improved success. These include the creation of flower beds, the placing of containers and their dedicated team of litter pickers, weeders and grass cutters, with Mark Hewitt receiving special mention for his work along the A449. 

Coven Heath certainly have their work cut out dealing with the litter blown towards their hedgerows from the busy dual carriageway, but still found time for innovation. Resident and CHCA member Doreen Howells had the great idea of instigating the Bio-Diversity Project which led to the creation of three wild flower areas around Shawhall Lane. All three sites have been inundated with bees and butterflies which, combined with the brightly coloured flowers and neatly mown surrounds, has made the area particularly vibrant.

The competition is a great way to give something back to your community and to interact with other residents. If you would like to be involved in the Best Kept Village Competition please contact the Clerk, Sue Groom on 01902 850809 for further details or use the contact form on this site.

The competition is organised by the Community Council of Staffordshire. More information.

2012 results:

Best Kept Large Village: 1st Kinver,  2nd Coven, 3rd Wombourne
Brewood was Highly Commended

Best Kept Small Village: 1st Brinsford, 2nd Lapley 3rd Coven Heath (first time they have been placed)
Bishops Wood was Highly Commended



Jubilee Celebrations at Coven Heath

Local residents of Coven Heath celebrated the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee on Tuesday 5 June with a commemorative oak tree and a toast to the Queen.

Although the weather was not what may have been reasonable to expect for June the scene was brightened by locals turning out dressed in red, white and blue.

Thanks go to Dave and Tony for their contribution in mounting the plaque and planting the tree. 


Proposals for Doctors Surgery - now available online

A public consultation event was held on Thursday 14th June 3.00pm to 8.00pm to exhibit proposals for the proposed doctor's surgery on land opposite St Mary's RC Church off Kiddemore Green Road in Brewood. Held at Brewood Methodist Church Hall, School Road, Brewood ST19 9DS the event provided an opportunity for the community to view the proposals and ask questions of the design team. Details were also made available at Brewood Library off Newport Street.

The proposal previously exhibited is now available here: site layout, plans, aerial view. If you would like to share your views on the proposal with the Parish Council and the wider community please use the 'Forum' on this web site. The Parish Council is not aware that any plans have as yet been submitted to South Staffordshire Council, the local planning authority, although it is understood they are due to be submitted in the next few weeks. A copy of the plans will be forwarded to the Parish Council offices when they are available. It is not known whether the plans will include any changes to the published proposal.