Bin collections update
Our bin collections are currently taking place as normal.
Household Recycling Centres (Tips) – Worcestershire County Council is responsible for these. Find out more about the restrictions on household recycling centres.
For the latest update on bin collections, information on the importance of keeping your distance from our crews and some tips on how you can dispose of your waste safely, please click here.
Services and events affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Parking charges update
Car parking charges will apply in Wyre Forest District Council car parks from Monday 1 June.
From 1 June, please use the Just Park app or call the number provided on the car park's tariff board to pay for parking. You can also prebook online at www.justpark.com.
Key workers and on street parking
On duty NHS and social care staff will be able to continue to park for free if they display a pass that their employer provides for them.
The Hub is currently closed for face to face enquiries from the public.
The Hub is open for emergency housing homeless enquiries and pre-booked homeless appointments where necessary. We are offering appointments for financial and welfare issues.
Wyre Forest House closed to the public.
The public cafe is closed.
We have reopened as of Monday 20 July and have some exciting summer craft activities for children planned.
The Shambles, Wyre Forest Gallery, Bewdley Story, Walled Garden and Craft Studios are now open to visitors. You can access them and the cafe from Load Street and Queen Elizabeth II Jubliee Gardens between 10am and 4pm.
We have worked hard to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors and we are really looking forward to seeing you all again.
Please be aware, from Saturday 8 August all visitors are advised to wear face coverings unless you are exempt from wearing them. Thank you for your co-operation during these challenging times.
The Bewdley Museum Team
Wyre Forest and Bewdley Leisure Centres
Our leisure operator Places Leisure took the decision to close Wyre Forest Leisure Centre on Friday 20 March in line with the latest Government guidance to help stop the spread of the virus.
Following the latest Government guidance regarding the coronavirus we’ve made the decision to cancel or postpone all our events for the forseeable future.
Tremendous Trows and Wonderful Wherries (28 March) - postponed
Inventive Industry and Creative Crafts (11 April) - postponed
Mr Stink (7 June) – postponed to 6 June 2021. All tickets already purchased remain valid.
Summer Holiday children's craft activities (20 July - 28 August 2020) - pre-bookings only please call 0845 607 7819
The Great Gatsby (9 August) - postponed to 8 August 2021. All tickets already purchased remain valid.
Boogaloo Babes (22 August 2020) - cancelled
Parks are open, play areas reopened on Saturday 18 July.
When you visit our play areas please follow the Government’s Coronavirus guidelines and stay safe.
Brinton Park splashpad will reopen on Thursday 23 July 11am until 4pm. For more information on new safety measures please visit Brinton Park website.
Please help us keep the district a safe, clean and green environment by taking your litter home.
The toilets in Market Street Kidderminster and Severn Meadows Stourport are now open 10am - 4pm.
Brinton Park toilets will open from Monday 6 July between the hours of 10am and 4pm.
The toilets at Hoobrook Enterprise Centre are currently closed.
We’ve had to cancel all MOT and taxi licensing appointments. We apologise to anyone this has affected and we look forward to welcoming you back to our garage soon.
We continue to provide pre-booked telephone appointments for the planning surgery.
Upcoming energy advice surgeries have been cancelled, however Act on Energy continue to operate as normal during this time and their freephone energy advice line remains open.
Wyre Forest Cemetery and Crematorium
For the most up-to-date information regarding Wyre Forest Crematorium; managed by Dignity, and how services maybe affected during the Coronavirus pandemic please visit their website for further guidance.
However they have informed us of the following advice and guidance they are adhering to:
- the crematorium is restricting attendance to a maximum of 10 people.
- Officiants have been told not to shake hands with any members of the congregation.
Kidderminster cemetery is currently open as normal. Please observe social distancing at all times.
Mental Health Foundation looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Diabetes UK has provided an updated information page for people living with diabetes.
Asthma UK has released a blog post with advice for people with asthma.
The British Heart Foundation has published guidance for people with health problems.
The National Eczema Society has offered advice on handwashing techniques for people with eczema and other skin conditions.
SignHealth has created British Sign Language (BSL) videos to help deaf BSL users either working in charities or receiving support.
Carers UK has produced recommendations for carers.