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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Agency ‘failing over tip’

The Environment Agency has come under fire for its “failings” over Marlbrook Tip from Bromsgrove’s lead planning councillor. Coun Kit Taylor, portfolio holder for planning...

Child’s best friend

Marlbrook schoolgirl Lucy Williams cuddles her dog, Maggie, after coming first in the Kennel Club Child’s Best Friend category.

Council’s tip failure

The local government watchdog has found Bromsgrove District Council failed residents after investigating a villager’s complaint over Marlbrook Tip.

Climb for animal welfare

A young vet from Marlbrook will be trekking up Africa’s highest mountain this autumn to raise funds for animal welfare around the world.

Tip in clear over Lickey trucks

Heavy lorries passing over the top of the Lickeys from Rose Hill into Old Birmingham Road were nothing to do with work at Marlbook Tip.

Election victory for Charlie

The results are in – and Independent candidate Charlie Hotham is now Alvechurch’s representative at Worcestershire County Council.


If there was a Top 10 of “You Couldn’t Make It Ups”, the Marlbrook Tip debacle would surely be a chart-topper. It has been...

The new Lickey Hill?

Villagers who blamed the ten-year “nightmare” of lorries thundering up the Lickey Hills on too much waste being taken to Marlbrook Tip appear to have been vindicated by a report of over-tipping on a vast scale.

Tip deadline looms

After years of stalemate, this month may mark a major turning point in the Marlbrook Tip debacle.

Tip talks ‘are like a high wire act’

Bromsgrove planners are walking a tightrope in attempting to sort out the over-tipping of more than one million cubic metres of waste in the foothills of the Lickeys, a public meeting for villagers heard.