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Blakedown car park transferred to local parish council

News release issued:

A car park in Blakedown has successfully transferred from Wyre Forest District Council to Churchill and Blakedown Parish Council.

The Avenue long-stay car park in Blakedown became the responsibility of the parish council on Thursday 9 June.

Through its localism initiative, Wyre Forest District Council is supporting Town and Parish Councils, as well as other community organisations, to take ownership of assets or to run services.

The transfer follows the recent handover of two public toilet facilities in Load Street, Bewdley to Bewdley Town Council and Riverside Meadows, Stourport to Stourport Town Council.

Leader of Wyre Forest District Council, Councillor Helen Dyke said: “Thanks to the cooperation of Churchill and Blakedown Parish Council we have been able to secure the long-term future of The Avenue car park. This important transfer is part of our Localism Strategy, we are working closely with town and parish councils across the district to help them develop their activities and deliver more local services.

“We continue to face pressures on our funding, so it is important we work collaboratively to try to make sure the services our residents value are still available.”

For information on The Avenue car park, Blakedown please contact the parish council’s clerk by email.

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