Earlswood Stores Temporary Closure

Earlswood Stores, including the Post Office, be closed for major refurbishment from 9 October until 24 November.


(Source: Nisa)

Road Closures

Tithe Barn Lane will be closed on 11 October and Butts Lane on 12 October for drainage work.

Major roadworks involving road closures around Earlswood Lakes are still in operation and The Causeway will remain closed for at least six months.

For the latest road closures go to the Warwickshire County Council website at:



(Source:Warwickshire Highways)

Whatsapp Group to Help Fight Crime

Fly tipping and car crime have increased in Tanworth during the lockdown. 

Local residents have formed a a Whatsapp group to help improve communications within the Tanworth area.  The group is open to all residents so long as they abide by the rules.

You may have seen some of their new signs around the village.

The Crime and Suspicious Activity Group aims to help the police by sharing any unusual or criminal behaviour as quickly as possible.

This group will operate alongside Neighbourhood Watch.

For more details about how to join the group contact:

Jamie Doyle –  07860887562

(Source: Jamie Doyle)

Housing Needs Survey

Tanworth Parish Council has just commissioned a second Housing Needs Survey in conjunction with Warwickshire Rural Community Council. This is part of the ongoing process towards a Neighbourhood Development Plan for the parish.

The survey was designed to establish how many residents had a need for alternative housing within the parish – either for their children or for themselves if they wished to downsize.

1406 forms were distributed to every household, but, unfortunately, only 31 replies were received and of these 6 were discounted for various reasons.

So, the Parish Council has, in effect, received the views of 25 households.

(Source: Tanworth Parish Council)

Sale of Cank Farm Completed

The sale of Cank Farm has been completed.  Work should start in August/September.   A Site Manager will be appointed soon.

Spitfire is an established developer of up-market sites in the Stratford Area.  It is part of the large Midlands based IM Group.


(Source:  Andy Wilkins)

‘Royal Mail’ Scam

If you have received a text apparently from Royal Mail saying you need to pay £2 for a parcel delivery beware it is a SCAM.

Most reputable firms say they will never ask you to give your bank details by email or text.

(Source: Warwickshire Police)

Green Waste Charges from 2021

Stratford District Council will introduce a £40 charge for the collection of green waste from 1 April 2021.

Details of how to purchase a sticker for your Green Bin can be found on the District Council website.

(Source: Stratford District Council)

Vehicle Related Theft

Warwickshire Police report an increase in the theft of number plates in rural areas. The plates are stolen to hide the true identity of vehicles driving away from petrol stations without paying or to avoid speed cameras or the congestion charge.

The police can provide security screws to make the theft more difficult. They can be obtained by emailing: alcesternorth.snt@warwickshire.pnn.police.uk

(Source: Warwickshire Police)

Anti-Social Behaviour

The Parish Council is currently considering its budget for 2021/22. This is levied as a part of your Council Tax.

This year there has been an increase in antisocial behaviour, burglaries and car crime.  The Parish Council, along with both the Residents’ Associations, have been working to address these issues. However, schemes such as CCTV, Street watch or ‘My Local Bobby’ cost money. For example, ‘My Local Bobby’ could cost in excess of £27k per year. 

The Parish Council precept represents a very small part of your Council Tax. An increase to the average for Stratford District would provide an additional £40k to spend on such projects.

A camera has already been approved for the bottom of Malthouse Lane in Earlswood  and to put additional places like Valley Road would cost even more.  A Parish Council working party is exploring this and other initiatives in and around Tanworth.

The Parish Council would like to hear what you think of such a proposal.

Please contact the parish office preferably via email – office@tanworth-pc.org.uk  or in writing to:

The Clerk

Tanworth in Arden Parish Council

r/o Earlswood Village Hal

Shutt Lane,


B94 6BZ.

(Source: Tanworth Parish Council).

Parish Council Changes

Following the Annual General Meeting of Tanworth Parish Council held online on Tuesday 22 September there have been changes at the top.

Dave Burgess has been elected the new Chair and Tom Ross and Leila Chaudry the joint Vice Chairs. Tom Ross has said he does not intend to serve a full term.

The outgoing Chair Roy Willmott will continue as a Councillor.

(Source: Tanworth Parish Council)