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Bewdley Civic Society Autumn newsletter

Launch of Stanley Baldwin Statue Appeal

The Society’s Appeal was launched at the Annual Dinner in November by our newly elected President, Beatrice Grant who is a great Granddaughter of Stanley Baldwin. Our connection with the Baldwin family has been a strong one over the years. Stanley Baldwin was our founding president in 1944; other Baldwin presidents have been Stanley Baldwin's daughter     ( Beatrice’s grandmother) the Lady Margaret Huntington - Whiteley, Beatrice’s uncle, Sir Hugo Huntington -  Whiteley and more recently the late Countess Baldwin, who was the wife of the current Earl Baldwin of Bewdley.

Richard Perrin, Chairman, was pleased to announce that the Society had agreed to donate £5,000 from its own funds towards the Statue which is to be erected near the Guildhall and in front of the former HSBC Bank premises. The Sculptor, Martin Jennings, famous for his statue of John Betjeman in St Pancras Railway Station, is currently working on the project

with the view to the Statue’s unveiling later in 2017, the 150th anniversary of Baldwin’s birth in Bewdley.

In the meantime, the need to raise a further £130,000 has been boosted by the news that the Prime Minister, Theresa May, has agreed to become a Patron of the Appeal and I was able to read out her letter giving reasons why she fully supports the initiative. The Queen too, had sent a message saying she wishes to be kept informed of the plans.

We hope that members will give support by reading our Society’s Commitment Pledge and  completing the Gift Aid declaration.

Please click here for the our Appeal Fund pro-forma.

Or using our Facebook page  … click HERE

Good progress is being made by the Stanley Baldwin Statue Appeal Co. towards the erection of a wonderful, larger than life, bronze statue of Stanley Baldwin who became Earl Baldwin of Bewdley in 1937. More information is available by clicking this link  Stanley Baldwin statue in town site

Gladman Developments goes to Appeal,
This property speculator’s proposal to build 195 homes on land adjacent to The Lakes Road, Bewdley is totally opposed by the Civic Society for numerous reasons. The Town Council is also vehemently opposed this proposal.

Planning permission for this disastrous development has now gone to Appeal before the Government Planning Inspectorate in October despite our and the Town Council’s total opposition to the proposal.

The Civic Society will not hesitate to lodge objections to the planning authorities concerned, echoing objections raised elsewhere and emphasising that the proposal is speculative, controversial and  absolutely in the wrong place.  

Further details can be read at the Bewdley Town Council site - just click HERE

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Local Plan

Please remember to participate in the on-going Local District Plan Review Options Consultation.
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Of special concern are the inclusion of certain core greenfield sites adjacent to Highclere, Stourport road and Habberley road which are identified in the District Plan despite their removal from our own Town Council’s Neighbourhood Plan following their recent public consultation.