• New help back into work now available
    Published: 22/12/2016
    New help back into work now available
    New one-to-one support to help people get back into work is available now from Redditch Borough Council.
  • Residents urged to get recycling ready
    Published: 22/12/2016
    Residents urged to get recycling ready
    Redditch residents are being urged to make sure their Christmas Trees are not the only flash of green in their homes this year as a second tranche of videos are launched.
  • New Year, new facilities, for Winyates residents
    Published: 21/12/2016
    New Year, new facilities, for Winyates residents
    New Year, new facilities, Winyates residents
  • Tackling Rough Sleeping with Streetlink
    Published: 06/12/2016
    Tackling Rough Sleeping with Streetlink
    Redditch Borough Council is using technology to help them tackle homeslessness.
  • Broken glass forces swimming pools closure
    Published: 02/12/2016
    Broken glass forces swimming pools closure
    The Abbey Stadium’s swimming pools in Redditch have had to be closed and drained for a total deep clean after broken glass got in the main pool.
  • Enjoy a traditional Christmas Fair at Forge Mill
    Published: 30/11/2016
    Enjoy a traditional Christmas Fair at Forge Mill
    Forge Mill Needle Museum will be getting in the festive spirit on 3 and 4 December as it welcomes visitors to its annual Victorian Christmas Craft Fair.
  • Hi-Tech System Isn't Rubbish
    Published: 30/11/2016
    Hi-Tech System Isn't Rubbish
    An electronic reporting system which will keep waste and recycling collection operatives in touch with their Redditch headquarters has been installed.
  • Youth theatre sends casting call
    Published: 30/11/2016
    Youth theatre sends casting call
    Redditch’s budding young stars will be able to audition for parts in the Palace Youth Theatre Group’s summer performance of infamous Beauty and the Beast.
  • Have a warmer winter in Redditch
    Published: 15/11/2016
    Have a warmer winter in Redditch
    Redditch residents can get help and advice about vital services available to them at the latest ‘warmer winter’ event on Thursday.
  • Bereavement Support Charity Benefits From Crem
    Published: 11/11/2016
    Bereavement Support Charity Benefits From Crem
    A charity which offers support to bereaved youngsters in North Worcestershire saw a boost to its coffers thanks to recycling efforts at Redditch Crematorium.
  • Improvement Works May Disrupt Matchborough
    Published: 11/11/2016
    Improvement Works May Disrupt Matchborough
    Residents in Matchborough could see some disruption over the next few weeks as works start to make improvements to the area.
  • Pupil Power At The Polls
    Published: 11/11/2016
    Pupil Power At The Polls
    Redditch pupils went to the ballot to elect new members to their School Council.
  • Second parking area closed for essential works
    Published: 02/11/2016
    Second parking area closed for essential works
    Residents are advised that a parking area off the Evesham Road will be closed in November for essential road marking works.
  • Garage demolition scheme continues in Woodrow
    Published: 31/10/2016
    Garage demolition scheme continues in Woodrow
    More Woodrow residents will benefit from improved facilities and layout as a further 14 garages are demolished.
  • Parking area closed for essential works
    Published: 31/10/2016
    Parking area closed for essential works
    Residents are advised that a new parking area in Matchborough will be closed in November for essential road marking works.
  • Healthier choices bearing fruit across county
    Published: 28/10/2016
    Healthier choices bearing fruit across county
    An event celebrating Worcestershire’s first crop of award-winning healthier and locally-sourced food businesses has sought to inspire even more culinary excellence.
  • Pupil Power At The Polls
    Published: 24/10/2016
    Pupil Power At The Polls
    Redditch pupils took to the ballot boxes to elect new members to their School Council.
  • Sparkling Firework Spectacular returns!
    Published: 20/10/2016
    Sparkling Firework Spectacular returns!
    Remember, remember the 3rd November…as the council’s annual Firework Spectacular returns for residents to enjoy the whiz, sparkle and pop of another fantastic display.
  • Double the fun with Spooktacular Halloween Events
    Published: 19/10/2016
    Double the fun with Spooktacular Halloween Events
    Visitors are in for a treat next weekend as Forge Mill Museum joins forces with the Palace Youth Theatre to put on not one, but two, spooktacular events.
  • Events for Get Online Week
    Published: 18/10/2016
    Events for Get Online Week
    There is help for people in Redditch to discover the benefits of getting online for national Get Online Week this week.
  • Help wage a war on weeds
    Published: 17/10/2016
    Help wage a war on weeds
    Redditch Borough Council is putting out a call to arms to ask volunteers to help them manage a major weed problem.
  • Mobile Drill Rig To Rock Up In Redditch
    Published: 13/10/2016
    Mobile Drill Rig To Rock Up In Redditch
    Redditch’s landscape will see a temporary addition as a mobile drilling rig is put in place to carry out essential soil sampling works.
  • Be At The Centre Of The Future
    Published: 12/10/2016
    Be At The Centre Of The Future
    The Borough Council wants to hear from residents about what they think of two of Redditch’s District Centres so improvements can be made.
  • Repairs To Paving At War Memorial
    Published: 12/10/2016
    Repairs To Paving At War Memorial
    The area around the war memorial in Redditch will be closed off while improvement works take place.
  • Don't Be Square - Give Rounders A Try
    Published: 05/10/2016
    Don't Be Square - Give Rounders A Try
    Community groups can get out and get active by joining in with the next of our ‘Rounders Activators’ schemes designed to get people engaged with the sport.
  • Car Park Closed So Work Can Happen
    Published: 04/10/2016
    Car Park Closed So Work Can Happen
    A car park at Arrow Valley County Park will closed next Tuesday morning (Oct 11) while markings are put in place.
  • Take Another Look as Council Promotes Redditch
    Published: 29/09/2016
    Take Another Look as Council Promotes Redditch
    Residents and businesses are being urged to ‘take another look’ at Redditch as part of a campaign to promote the Borough.
  • A bit of Rio in Redditch
    Published: 22/09/2016
    A bit of Rio in Redditch
    Redditch samba’d on Saturday (September 17) as the town’s summer bandstand programme bowed out for another year in Brazilian style.
  • Major grants go up for grabs
    Published: 22/09/2016
    Major grants go up for grabs
    Voluntary and community work in Redditch next year will be supported by £237,000 of borough council grant funding, and groups are now being urged to apply for it.
  • Palace Youth to Theatre host open evening
    Published: 16/09/2016
    Palace Youth to Theatre host open evening
    Budding young actors are invited to the next open evening for the Palace Youth Theatre at the end of September to find out what it’s all about.
  • Arrow Valley temporary closures
    Published: 09/09/2016
    Arrow Valley temporary closures
    A prominent park car park and cycle route will be closed for one day each in September for essential maintenance works.
  • Schools help bring history to life at museum
    Published: 09/09/2016
    Schools help bring history to life at museum
    The 'Stories Behind the Stones' project is continuing at Forge Mill this week and it's bringing some animated friends with it.
  • Celebrate with golf family fun day
    Published: 08/09/2016
    Celebrate with golf family fun day
    A day of free family fun golf sessions has been announced to celebrate the opening of the new driving range at Pitcheroak Golf Course.
  • You could win an Amazon Fire tablet with our internet use survey
    Published: 06/09/2016
    You could win an Amazon Fire tablet with our internet use survey
    You could win an Amazon Fire tablet with our internet use survey
  • End of an era for Bring Banks
    Published: 01/09/2016
    End of an era for Bring Banks
    During the course of September the remaining four Bring Bank sites in the Borough will be removed in a bid to reduce fly tipping, littering and other antisocial behaviour as well as saving money.
  • Serving up Redditch’s first gold award
    Published: 30/08/2016
    Serving up Redditch’s first gold award
    Staff meals at a busy Redditch manufacturer can taste even sweeter now that their canteen has become the first in town to scoop Worcestershire’s top food award.
  • Park plan is the bees’ needs
    Published: 25/08/2016
    Park plan is the bees’ needs
    A new more bee-friendly look is coming to parts of Redditch’s Morton Stanley Park.
  • Try your hand at free handball sessions
    Published: 22/08/2016
    Try your hand at free handball sessions
    There’s still time to try your hand at a new sport in Redditch this summer holiday.
  • Summer bandstand events in full swing
    Published: 16/08/2016
    Summer bandstand events in full swing
    Hundreds of people enjoyed the latest bandstand event in Redditch town centre on Saturday.
  • Family fun in the park
    Published: 15/08/2016
    Family fun in the park
    Redditch Early Help will be hosting a summer fun day at Arrow Valley Park this month for an enjoyable way to finish off the school holidays.
  • New facility to help drive local golf
    Published: 15/08/2016
    New facility to help drive local golf
    A new public driving range is coming to Redditch’s 103-year old Pitcheroak Golf Course next month.
  • Look out for important electoral forms
    Published: 11/08/2016
    Look out for important electoral forms
    Residents should look out for important Household Enquiry Forms landing on their doorsteps over the next few weeks.
  • Morton Stanley Festival 2016
    Published: 11/08/2016
    Morton Stanley Festival 2016
    The biggest annual event in Redditch’s social calendar is nearly here and getting bigger and better each year.
  • Redditch Crematorium In Line For Top Honour
    Published: 11/08/2016
    Redditch Crematorium In Line For Top Honour
    Redditch Borough Council’s crematorium has been selected from hundreds of nominees to go through to the final stages of this year’s prestigious Good Funeral Awards
  • Scarecrow Day returns to Forge Mill
    Published: 11/08/2016
    Scarecrow Day returns to Forge Mill
    This year's popular annual Scarecrow Day takes place at Forge Mill Needle Museum on Sunday 28th August between 11am and 4.30pm.
  • Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd this weekend
    Published: 09/08/2016
    Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd this weekend
    Theatre goers can take a trip down Fleet Street this weekend as the Palace Youth Theatre put on their summer production – Sweeney Todd.
  • Bands set for Morton Stanley Festival
    Published: 04/08/2016
    Bands set for Morton Stanley Festival
    Visitors can get some acoustic delights as headline acts are confirmed for the annual Morton Stanley Festival.
  • Club finances top of the agenda
    Published: 04/08/2016
    Club finances top of the agenda
    Sports clubs in Redditch can get a handle on their finances with help from experts at the next Bromsgrove and Redditch Sports Club Forum.
  • Community groups £500 grant
    Published: 04/08/2016
    Community groups £500 grant
    Voluntary and community groups are being invited to bid for the latest round of grants. Grants up to £500 from Redditch Borough Council.
  • No phone? No problem, with NEW Lifeline
    Published: 04/08/2016
    No phone? No problem, with NEW Lifeline
    Residents wanting to use NEW Lifeline services can now do so more easily, even if they don’t have a telephone line.
  • What have the Romans ever done for us?
    Published: 02/08/2016
    What have the Romans ever done for us?
    Residents and visitors can find out what the Romans did for us in a fantastic event at Forge Mill this weekend.
  • Redditch Matters online now
    Published: 28/07/2016
    Redditch Matters online now
    Redditch Matters online now
  • Free, family fun at the Bandstand
    Published: 27/07/2016
    Free, family fun at the Bandstand
    August’s bandstand will be free and fun for all the family with plenty going on.
  • Pop up gallery coming to the Kingfisher Centre
    Published: 27/07/2016
    Pop up gallery coming to the Kingfisher Centre
    From August, visitors to the Kingfisher Centre can learn about local art, heritage and culture while they shop.
  • Say no to hate crime!
    Published: 22/07/2016
    Say no to hate crime!
    Redditch residents are being encouraged to report hate crimes and incidents after a national spike.
  • Final workshop fun at Forge Mill
    Published: 14/07/2016
    Final workshop fun at Forge Mill
    The Scour Project workshops are coming to an end with one final chance for residents to get hands on and involved.
  • Food for thought, food for all
    Published: 14/07/2016
    Food for thought, food for all
    Redditch residents now have more opportunities to give charitably to local food banks thanks to new collection centres opening.
  • Fun for all the family
    Published: 14/07/2016
    Fun for all the family
    Get prepared for an exciting summer as Redditch Borough Council puts on a fun programme of events in July.
  • Housing Benefit to stop if you’re abroad for more than four weeks
    Published: 14/07/2016
    Housing Benefit to stop if you’re abroad for more than four weeks
    You won’t be able to claim Housing Benefit after you’ve been abroad for four weeks, under new national rules coming in this month.
  • Roll on up for Rounders Day
    Published: 14/07/2016
    Roll on up for Rounders Day
    Individuals, groups or families can join up to take part in a Rounders day to be held at Stitch Meadow next week.
  • Telling the stories behind the stones
    Published: 14/07/2016
    Telling the stories behind the stones
    Forge Mill Needle Museum and Bordesley Abbey visitors centre will be carrying out ‘Stories behind the Stones’ in the coming months.
  • Healthier kids meals scoop gold award
    Published: 13/07/2016
    Healthier kids meals scoop gold award
    A supplier of children’s meals to nurseries and primary schools has won Worcestershire’s top food award for healthier, locally-sourced food.
  • Free live music at Redditch Music Festival
    Published: 07/07/2016
    Free live music at Redditch Music Festival
    A feast of free live music is on offer in Redditch Town Centre next weekend as part of the third annual Redditch Music Festival.
  • Earthworks to temporarily close park footpath
    Published: 04/07/2016
    Earthworks to temporarily close park footpath
    A section of footpath at Redditch’s Arrow Valley Country Park is being closed for repairs to a retaining wall.
  • Joint Forces To Promote Redditch
    Published: 30/06/2016
    Joint Forces To Promote Redditch
    Students from HoW college took part in the launch of a campaign to promote Redditch.
  • Cuddly animals take over museum for Farm Day
    Published: 17/06/2016
    Cuddly animals take over museum for Farm Day
    Forge Mill will be hosting another of their popular Farm Fun Days next Sunday.
  • Abbey Stadium Closes For Election
    Published: 16/06/2016
    Abbey Stadium Closes For Election
    The Abbey Stadium will be closed from 8pm on Thursday June 23 as the premises are be used to host the count for the EU Referendum.
  • Annual Green Fair and Lions Day returns
    Published: 14/06/2016
    Annual Green Fair and Lions Day returns
    A great family day out will be returning to Arrow Valley Countryside Park this June.
  • Scour exhibition set to open
    Published: 09/06/2016
    Scour exhibition set to open
    After several months of hard work, an exhibition inspired by the history of Forge Mill and the surrounding medieval landscape of the nearby Bordesley Abbey, is set to open.
  • Activating Rounders fun in the community
    Published: 07/06/2016
    Activating Rounders fun in the community
    Would you like to be part of an exciting new Rounders Project in Redditch? Do you want to develop your leadership skills? Would you like to help your local community have fun and get active?
  • Belgium trip a great success
    Published: 07/06/2016
    Belgium trip a great success
    Fifteen youngsters and staff from the Palace Youth Theatre successfully took part in the first English speaking Belgian drama festival in April.
  • Na-na Na-na Na-na Na-na Bat Walk!
    Published: 07/06/2016
    Na-na Na-na Na-na Na-na Bat Walk!
    If you are batty about bats then Saturday’s event is just for you!
  • Road closure will affect access to Kingsley Sports Centre
    Published: 07/06/2016
    Road closure will affect access to Kingsley Sports Centre
    Access to Kingsley Sports Centre from 7.30pm - 6am will be available through the side gate off the Redditch Road during June 8-12, due to a temporary closure of Woodrow Drive.
  • A right Royal affair at the bandstand
    Published: 02/06/2016
    A right Royal affair at the bandstand
    The annual bandstand celebrations will be kick started again in June with a very regal affair in honour of the Queen’s official 90th birthday.
  • Grab a stall at town events
    Published: 19/05/2016
    Grab a stall at town events
    Community groups, crafts people and local businesses from across the borough are being invited to take up stalls at two of the town’s biggest annual events.
  • Temporary closure of Proctors Barn Lane
    Published: 19/05/2016
    Temporary closure of Proctors Barn Lane
    The entry road to the Sailing Club on Proctors Barn Lane will be temporarily closed for ten days in June for resurfacing works.
  • Helpful sessions for expectant parents
    Published: 12/05/2016
    Helpful sessions for expectant parents
    New sessions for expectant parents will be starting in Redditch from next week.
  • Volunteers needed for Best Buddies scheme
    Published: 11/05/2016
    Volunteers needed for Best Buddies scheme
    Early Help are in search of some Peer Support Volunteers for new Mums across the borough.
  • Remembering the forties at Forge Mill
    Published: 10/05/2016
    Remembering the forties at Forge Mill
    Calling all guys and gals to step back into the forties at Forge Mill this May.
  • Wet and messy creative art workshops
    Published: 10/05/2016
    Wet and messy creative art workshops
    Families from across the borough are invited to take part in wet and messy creative art workshops at Forge Mill over the bank holiday weekend.
  • Election results
    Published: 06/05/2016
    Election results
    Elections and results page
  • Warning over crucial consumer rights
    Published: 06/05/2016
    Warning over crucial consumer rights
    Many Worcestershire businesses do not know that failing to provide certain information to customers may be a criminal offence, a consumer rights campaign has revealed.
  • Second round of Community Grants
    Published: 05/05/2016
    Second round of Community Grants
    Voluntary and community groups are being invited to bid for the latest round of grants of up to £500 from Redditch Borough Council.
  • Crematorium recycling scheme raises £4,000 for charity
    Published: 03/05/2016
    Crematorium recycling scheme raises £4,000 for charity
    Redditch Crematorium has made its latest donation of over £4,000 to a local charity following the recycling of left over metal.
  • Opportunity knocks as job coaching course begins
    Published: 03/05/2016
    Opportunity knocks as job coaching course begins
    A new short coaching course offering people individual support with their job choices is starting in Redditch.
  • Clubs to benefit from next Sports Forum
    Published: 29/04/2016
    Clubs to benefit from next Sports Forum
    Sports clubs in Redditch are being invited to the next Bromsgrove and Redditch Sports Club Forum to get free professional support and advice.
  • Midlands-wide tournament comes to Arrow Valley
    Published: 29/04/2016
    Midlands-wide tournament comes to Arrow Valley
    The Midlands One Day Series (MODS) Disc Golf Tour will be coming to Arrow Valley Country Park in May.
  • Changes to Council Tax support scheme proposed
    Published: 18/04/2016
    Changes to Council Tax support scheme proposed
    Redditch Borough Council is consulting on proposed changes to the way it helps people on low income to pay their Council Tax.
  • Free Landlords' Event
    Published: 18/04/2016
    Free Landlords' Event
    Landlords in Redditch are being offered an opportunity to be brought up to speed on recent changes in taxation, legislation and property standards at a free open event.
  • Forge Mill to benefit from Arts Council England Funding
    Published: 06/04/2016
    Forge Mill to benefit from Arts Council England Funding
    Residents visiting Forge Mill over the summer can benefit from a £15,000 project being funded by Arts Council England to produce new artworks inspired by Redditch’s needle-making past.
  • Get work ready with drop in sessions
    Published: 06/04/2016
    Get work ready with drop in sessions
    Anyone looking for help getting into work or improving their prospects can get help and advice at new sessions from Early Help.
  • Grab your ticket to t’internet
    Published: 24/03/2016
    Grab your ticket to t’internet
    Residents needing help with their basic digital skills can hop on the buses next month to get advice and guidance to improve their skills.
  • Give them the best start
    Published: 17/03/2016
    Give them the best start
    New and expectant parents, carers and guardians can help give their children the best start in life by attending Redditch Borough Council’s Starting Well event next week.
  • Views sought on disabled people’s access to borough taxis
    Published: 17/03/2016
    Views sought on disabled people’s access to borough taxis
    Redditch residents, particularly those with disabilities, are being asked about their experiences using local taxis.
  • Council Supports Apprentices
    Published: 14/03/2016
    Council Supports Apprentices
    Apprentices learning their trades in Redditch have been sharing their experiences for National Apprenticeship Week.
  • National award for innovative work with county curry houses
    Published: 14/03/2016
    National award for innovative work with county curry houses
    Pioneering work to boost Worcestershire’s economy by supporting an entire sector of food businesses to improve their practices and regulatory compliance has won a national award.
  • Market Operators Roll-up in Redditch
    Published: 10/03/2016
    Market Operators Roll-up in Redditch
    The new operators of Redditch market paid a visit to the town to meet traders and discuss plans for the future.
  • New Venue For Services Being Sought
    Published: 10/03/2016
    New Venue For Services Being Sought
    A new temporary venue to hold funeral services, while vital improvement works are carried out at Redditch Borough Council’s crematorium, is being sought.
  • Raise money and get active!
    Published: 09/03/2016
    Raise money and get active!
    Redditch Borough Council is continuing to encourage people to get active, with the added bonus of supporting charity, later in March.
  • Aiming to please with Dream Routine
    Published: 04/03/2016
    Aiming to please with Dream Routine
    Residents are invited to take a different view of their everyday routines as Aim Theatre (Adventures in Movement) put on their latest performance; Dream Routine.
  • Older persons Town Hall event
    Published: 04/03/2016
    Older persons Town Hall event
    Mature residents from across the borough are being invited to meet and mingle at an event next week.
  • Council buildings harness sun power
    Published: 24/02/2016
    Council buildings harness sun power
    Redditch Borough Council are harnessing solar power in their latest bid to reduce their carbon footprint.
  • Garage demolition scheme continues
    Published: 24/02/2016
    Garage demolition scheme continues
    More Woodrow residents will benefit from improved facilities and layout as a further 22 garages are demolished.
  • Young ‘stars’ hoping for trip of a lifetime
    Published: 19/02/2016
    Young ‘stars’ hoping for trip of a lifetime
    Young performers from the Palace Youth Theatre’s Out There group are hoping to go on the trip of a lifetime if they can raise essential funds.
  • Help for communities that want to ‘Clean for the Queen’
    Published: 16/02/2016
    Help for communities that want to ‘Clean for the Queen’
    Tidy-minded residents in Redditch that want to join clean-ups of their local area for the Queen’s 90th birthday can get support from their borough council.
  • Scam car sales warning issued
    Published: 16/02/2016
    Scam car sales warning issued
    A consumer warning has been issued in Worcestershire after a resident lost nearly £7,200 after being duped by a scam internet car seller.
  • Council supports online safety day
    Published: 08/02/2016
    Council supports online safety day
    Tomorrow the council will be supporting online safety day to encourage residents to be cautious when online.
  • LGBT History
    Published: 04/02/2016
    LGBT History
    Redditch and Bromsgrove Councils are working in partnership with Artrix and the libraries in Redditch and Bromsgrove to offer a month’s programme of events.
  • Residents encouraged to register to vote
    Published: 04/02/2016
    Residents encouraged to register to vote
    Residents are being urged to register to vote as council takes part in National Voter Registration Drive (NVRD) this week.
  • Sending rats packing
    Published: 01/02/2016
    Sending rats packing
    Redditch Borough Council is seeking residents’ views on the removal of a duck feeding station that’s encouraging rats at a Redditch nature spot.
  • New Company To Run Market Revealed
    Published: 27/01/2016
    New Company To Run Market Revealed
    Shoppers and visitors to Redditch will benefit from an even more vibrant market after a new company is set to take over the operations and management from next month.
  • Council Offers Support To Community Groups
    Published: 14/01/2016
    Council Offers Support To Community Groups
    Voluntary and community groups are being invited to bid for the latest round of grants from Redditch Borough Council
  • Council Left Reeling At Funding Cuts
    Published: 11/01/2016
    Council Left Reeling At Funding Cuts
    Redditch Borough Council has been left reeling from proposed cuts to Government funding.
  • Watch out for signs of illegal puppy sales
    Published: 04/01/2016
    Watch out for signs of illegal puppy sales
    People buying puppies are being warned to be vigilant for signs of illegal sales, after a number of complaints about puppies bought online were made to Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS).

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