What a fantastic few months we have had in the village – the Village Tidy Up, the Festival and the Arden 9 Mile Road Race! We’re sure it makes everyone appreciate what a great village we live in! In this edition of there is up to date information on our pedestrian safety and traffic calming plans, a bit of history about Catherine-de-Barnes, planning news (including information on the Care Home in Catherine-de-Barnes and the Motorway Service Area on the M42) and Speed Watch.

And…. Have You Noticed How Blooming Marvellous the Village is Looking?!

Train travellers amongst you may have noticed that there are now an extra two planters on the Birmingham bound platform at the station either side of the covered waiting area.  These were installed in June following discussions and agreement with West Midlands Trains and will be maintained by our local Gardening Club.  Residents may also have noticed the planter located by the Recreation Ground.  This was kindly planted by Jo Joyner who has also volunteered to maintain and water the bed.  The Parish Council wishes to thank everyone involved in supporting these projects.