THE chairman of Worcestershire County Council has used a New Year message to paint a positive picture of what has been happening in Tenbury and the Teme Valley.

Anne Hingley claims that much has been done despite of a tough financial environment.

Worcestershire County Council have been undertook improvements to Tenbury Town Centre throughout last year.

“This year we have seen significant investment in our highways and pavements across the County and continued improvements in our town centres, including the new plaza layout that now incorporates the Cathedral into the heart of the city of Worcester,” she said.

“In partnership with Herefordshire, our major investment with Severn Waste Services on EnviRecover (energy from waste plant) was opened by the Duke of Gloucester on June 14 at Hartlebury. This will significantly reduce our landfill requirement.

“Three Black Pear Tree Awards were given to volunteers who have given exceptional service to their communities across the County. They each planted a tree in the grounds of County Hall. The County Council is committed to developing, encouraging and supporting volunteer involvement in our work.

“During the summer the County Council held a series of ‘Have Your Say Roadshows’ at venues in all our district areas.”

This involved listening to the views and concerns of residents.