Working to protect and enhance the Lickey Hills and their environs
Over the weekend of the 15th and 16th of September the Lickey Hills Local History Society has its annual open Weekend at the Visitor Centre on Warren Lane. The event takes place between 11am and 4pm on both days.
There will be guided walks, displays and activities. Subjects included this year are:
A new information board has recently been sited on Bilberry Hill alongside the Easy Access path. The board gives detailed information about the geology of the Hills including the “Top Six Lickey Geo Facts”. Did you know that magnetism locked in some of the rocks when they were formed tells us that up until the Carboniferous era (approx. 359 to 299 million years ago), the area that is now the Lickeys lay to the south of the Equator? This along with lots of other information can be found on the board. The board has been sponsored by several organisations including the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Earth
Heritage Trust and Birmingham City Council.
The care home in Warren Lane was closed at the end of January. At a recent public meeting, representatives of the Priory Adult Care Group, outlined their plans for the buildings, subject to planning permission. The Group intends to use the buildings as a residential Adult Mental Health Care Centre, catering for people with a range of mental health issues; depression, brain injuries, dementia and schizophrenia. In total there will be 37 patients, both private and NHS who will be treated for between one and three months. Some rebuilding work will take place but the building will remain two-storey as at present. Apart from the construction period, it is not envisaged that there will be any extra traffic using Warren Lane and there should be ample parking on-site. The Group is hoping to get Planning Permission during the summer and all building work is expected to be completed within twelve months.
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