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Parks Transfer Plan

News release issued:

Wyre Forest District Council is looking at transferring the ownership of Baxter Gardens, Broadwaters Park and St George’s Park to Kidderminster Town Council.

The popular parks could be handed over to the Town Council as part of Wyre Forest District Council’s localism initiative. This is supporting town and parish councils as well as other organisations to take ownership of assets or to run services. It gives them a more significant role in the way local services are delivered.

The district council is proposing to make a contribution towards the upkeep of the parks for the next three years.

Councillor Helen Dyke, Leader of Wyre Forest District Council said:

“We have been working closely with Kidderminster Town Council. They have already taken on several assets including Kidderminster Town Hall and the toilets in Market Street. Now we are looking to transfer these parks. We know residents value the parks and we feel that transferring them to the town council is the best way to secure their long term future. It also means that the services and facilities can adapt more to local needs.”

Today (Thursday 23 June) a public notice is due to be published in the Kidderminster Shuttle, advertising the district council’s potential disposal of the parks. A final decision will be taken only after any responses to the public notice have been considered and the terms of financial support have been finalised with the Town Council.

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