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  • Free Shuttle bus… This Saturday , August 29th 2015 and Bank Holiday Monday 31st August 2015 between 10:30 and 15:30

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    A team of volunteers from the National Trust will be running a free shuttle bus from the Vine pub, along Kinver High Street with a pick up and drop off point at the Clock Tower then on up to the rock houses and Kinver Edge near the farm shop before returning to the Vine, enabling people to spend time exploring the Edge, Rock Houses and Village.

    So come along, without the worry of where to park and enjoy all that Kinver, Kinver Edge and the National Trust property has to offer.


    Roy Sanders pres

    Former chief executive Roy Sanders has become only the second member to become President of the Rotary Club of Kinver for a second term.

    Mr Sanders, of Troutbeck Drive, Lakeside, is one of just six remaining founder members of the club, which was formed 30 years ago.  He was president in 1994 and has also undertaken the roles of secretary and treasurer a number of times over the three decades.

    Prior to his retirement as Managing Director of Wild Manufacturing in Birmingham he worked in financial management at Ratcliffs of Great Bridge and Round Oak Steel in Brierley Hill – in fact he still organises reunions of colleagues who worked together before the closure of the firm..


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    Schoolchildren living in slum areas around the Indian town of Rohtak, 65 miles from Delhi, are reaping the benefit of a sponsored slim and a murder mystery evening by members of the Rotary Club of Kinver

    Rather than having to walk (in some cases) many miles to school, the youngsters are now transported in a people carrier purchased with the £4,500 raised by the two events organised during the past 12 months by the club’s International Committee.

    The project was undertaken after club member Arvind Sharma alerted the club to the plight of the children, whose region he visits annually.

    He says: “This vehicle will alleviate the need for children to walk many miles to and from school. Its impact on their education will be enormous and follows our previous gift to the school of computer equipment.

    “We are indebted to the club’s International Committee for organising the fund raising events, to those who took part, and to the sponsors and guests who gave their support.”

    Following the handover of the vehicle amid great local celebrations Rtn Mukesh Gera, charter president of Rotary Club of Rohtak City sent congratulations and  thanks to all the club  members for helping to “make the future of their country.”

    He said he fell short of words to thank the  Kinver club for their kindness saying “your love is like paradise so warm, pleasant and good for the needy and weaker section” of their community and he pledged to monitor the use of the vehicle on behalf of everybody involved.

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Find out about where to eat or stay in Kinver Village, what businesses and shops trade in the village and how to enjoy a full day out in this wonderful little oasis of the Black Country. There is plenty to be enjoyed by all the family for tourists, and villagers alike. A brilliant location to live or to visit for a holiday.
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The award winning village of Kinver and the surrounding countryside is steeped in history dating back thousands of years. The centre of Kinver village was planned in the feudal 13th century during the reign of the Plantagenet Monarchs, and the original burgage plots along the High Street remain today. There are plenty of Tudor Houses and Inns which have won awards for their restoration. The village was within the Royal Forest of Kinver, and nearby Stourton Castle was the Royal Hunting Lodge and Royal Forester’s lodge for King John. Kinver Forest was part of a large forest which included Wyre and Morfe Forests. Whilst the forest is a shadow of it’s once large expanse, Kinver can be easilly located with good accuracy in Google Earth from a great height.

Kinver Edge is a woodland sandstone ridge high above the village offering fantastic views across the West Midlands and surrounding counties, now owned by the National Trust. The sandstone rocks date back 230 million years to when dinosaurs roamed the planet, and are said to be the last inhabitated caves in Europe. The Martindale Caves were restored and reopened to the public in 2012. The Staffs & Worcs canal passes through the village at Dunsley, and is popular for boaters passing through on a boating holiday, walkers, cyclists and anglers.

Download one of our featured walks with a route map to enjoy the pleasant and tranquil countryside in and around Kinver, Dunsley and Compton.