THE planners of the new M5 motorway were accusedbyBromsgroveRoad Safety Committee of being more considerate of the safety of cows, than children. The committee was discussing the lack of a safe crossing from the A38 to the motorway for pedestrians at the Wychbold junction.Member Mrs Harbord said she knew a farmer who had been provided with an underpass through the M5 bank so cows could pass from one side to the other. Another member, Mr Bray, said a pedestrian subway should have been included in the original plans. The committee chairman added that it seemed nothing was being done.

à BROMSGROVE Rovers were praised for finding some consistency and finishing their football season strongly with a win over new league champions Lockheed. The Rovers had finished third in the Birmingham League table. In the last five seasons the club had finished second, fourth, fourth, first and second. The Messenger commented that this was to be praised as no other comparative club could surpass this record.