Working to protect and enhance the Lickey Hills and their environs
The new Jack’s store – the ‘value store’ of Tesco – opened in Rubery in October 2018. The ‘Jack’s Supports’ Programme funds local community groups using money raised from the sale of plastic bags. The Society is delighted to have been nominated for an award under the scheme along with a number of other organisations. Each nominated group receives £250 to celebrate their nomination. We will be looking to identify a project which can be supported by the award, possibly the re-establishment of an orienteering course on the Lickeys or work to be done at the tram terminus.
The Society is currently putting together an application for further funding. Customers at the store will be encouraged to vote for the organisation that they would like to see receiving the funding using a voting machine at the exit of the store. The winning group will be guaranteed a minimum of £500. We are naturally asking members to vote for the Society when you next visit the store. Many thanks for your support.
The Lickey Hills Local History Society held a very successful Open Weekend on 15 & 16 September. The focus of the weekend was the World War I Project which is drawing to a close. Over 200 people viewed the exhibition each day and around 50 took part in each of the guided walks led by Steve Hinton.
During the weekend, three new information boards were unveiled to illustrate the findings of the project research team which includes several LHS members: Jill and Pete Harvey, Carole Burden, Joy Bourne, Diane Smith and Brian Gould. The boards which are close to the Visitor Centre have been designed by Keith and Simon Woolford and are of the highest professional standard, reflecting well on all members involved in the project.
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:
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