Closure of Vicarage Hill

Vicarage Hill will be closed to vehicular traffic from Tuesday 22 October for up to three days.

(Source:  Warwick Highways)

2019 Residents AGM


Tanworth Residents Association will hold its AGM in Tanworth Village Hall on Tuesday 19 November at 7.30pm.

Cank Farm is still with us as an issue:  it is rumoured that Duchy Homes are considering not going ahead with the development and will sell the site.

Progress is still being made on the community-led Neighbourhood Development Plan.  This will now propose new housing in only two of the three Local Service Villages – Wood End and Earlswood.   Hear how the NDP is progressing from its joint chairmen, Mike Saunders and Jonathan Ashcroft.

Come along and discuss policing and any other issues that you think affect our community and also meet representatives of Warwickshire Police itself and of the Parish, District and County Councils.

Those of you who have been before know that we try to be as informal as possible and that there is cheese and wine afterwards.   All you have to do is turn up and bring your £3.00 subscription per household for the coming year.

(Source: Tom Ross)

 

Water Mains Work Planned

Major road works originally planned for earlier this year will now go ahead.

Severn Trent Water will begin work to replace mains water pipes along Tom Hill, Butts Lane, Doctor’s Hill and The Green from Monday 28 October .  This will mean major traffic disruption in the village for many weeks with temporary traffic lights.   Pedestrians will be unaffected.

Amey, the contractor, will suspend work over the Christmas and New Year period.

(Source:  Severn Trent)

Disruption on A435

Major Work will continue on the roundabout at Junction 3 of the M42 with the A435 for some time.

Also, the A435 itself from Junction 3 to Beckitt’s roundabout closes every night  from 20.00.

Kier, who are conducing the work on behalf of Highways England,say that to complete this work safely, they will have the following traffic management in place throughout:
▪ 24/7 Single lane running on all approaches to the junction
▪ 24/7 Single lane running on the roundabout itself
▪ 50mph speed limit in place on the M42
▪ 30mph speed limit in place on slip roads

When the north or south side of the roundabout is closed there will be no access to go all around the junction. The diversion will be in place if you’re looking to travel around the roundabout.

The speed limit on both north and southbound dual carriageways approaching the new roundabout has been reduced to 50mph.

(Source: Highways Agency)

Anti-Social Behaviour

Earlswood, in particular, has been plagued for some time by anti-social behaviour around The Lakes. Often drugs are involved.

Tanworth Parish Council and Earlswood Residents Association have lobbied Warwickshire Police to take action for some time. Recently they have discovered that sometimes residents have reported a problem but it has not been logged by the police.

The Parish Council, therefore, asks residents, when they have called 101 or otherwise notified the police about anti-social behaviour anywhere in the parish that they should also let the Parish Council know so it can ensure that the complaint is logged and followed up.

Please telephone 703200 or email: office@tanworth-pc.org.uk.

(Source: Tanworth Parish Council)

National Lottery Grants Available

£100,000 of National Lottery funding is up for grabs to celebrate community spirit across the wider West Midlands region.

Following the huge success of the first Mayor’s Community Weekend last year, communities across the West Midlands – including Warwickshire – are being given double the cash to host celebrations this summer.

Grants of up to £500 will be on offer to groups across the region.

The aim of the Mayor’s Community Weekend on Saturday 29 June and Sunday 30 June 2019  is to bring people and communities together, to celebrate the experiences they share and make new memories. It will encourage people from all walks of life to build stronger community bonds and embrace community spirit by holding events such as a street party, a sports festival or a picnic in the park.

Communities can apply for funding from 9am on Friday 22 February to hold an event during the Mayor’s Community Weekend. Applications close at 9pm on Sunday 17 March.

For more details www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/mayors-community-weekend

 

(Source:  WALC)

New Motorway Service Area at M42 Junction 4

Solihull Council extended the time for the public to comment on the proposed new Motorway Service Area at Blythe Valley Junction 4 of the M42.

The closing date was Friday 1 February.  This application and another for a larger Service Area near Catherine de Barnes will be determined in March.

If residents wish to see details of the application they are available on the Solihull Metropolitan Council website at:

https://publicaccess.solihull.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=dates&keyVal=OFWWSPOE01G00 

 

(Source:  CPRE)

Every Wednesday at the Village Hall

Since early July Tanworth Village Hall has opened its doors every Wednesday afternoon to enable the community to come together and join in gentle leisure pursuits.

Initially, the hall committee wished to establish if there was sufficient demand to warrant heating the hall throughout the winter months to justify such activities continuing.  Demand has been such that the doors remain open.  Residents have been able to enjoy Bingo, Draughts (the game not a chill!), a game called ‘Frustration’(It is well named) and to stimulate memories with playing cards and the occasional quiz.

In the summer we enjoyed a little light piano playing from a young talented teenager now back at school.  We would welcome any local resident to come along and entertain us at the keyboard.

Doors open every Wednesday afternoon at 2.30pm and close between 4.30pm and 5.00pm depending upon the state of games at the time. Refreshments in the form or tea or coffee with biscuits are provided in exchange for a small donation.

All are welcome, do come along and meet old friends and make some new ones.

(Source:  Tony Dixon)

How To Submit Your Views On A Planning Application

 

A resident has suggested it might be useful to set out in detail how to comment on a current planning application.

The conventional way is to write to Stratford District Council at Elizabeth House, Stratford Upon Avon CV37 6HX quoting the relevant number currently 18/00000/FUL followed by some letters which describe the kind of Application.

The planners tend to disregard loads of letters that are all in the same style or use the same form of words.

The much easier way that allows residents to view plans and the comments of others is to go to the SDC website:

https://www.stratford.gov.uk/

Scroll down and click once on Planning And Building

That opens an E Planning option

Click on that and then choose View Planning Applications

You are now on the main E Planning System page.

Put the 18/02392/REM application number in and you can then browse the history and relevant documents relevant to the current Cank Farm application.

On the right hand side is Comment.  You than have access to a pro forma where you can type in comments.

Be very careful to ensure that you tick the relevant option – Support, No Representation  or Object

Hope this is helpful

 

(Source: Barry Stephens and Tom Ross)

 

 

Could You Be a School Governor?

Tanworth School and Nursery  is looking for a local resident to serve as a school governor. That person does not have to have an existing connection with the school.

Some of the existing governors are parents who, despite all the demands of having a young family and, usually, full-time jobs, are prepared to give up their precious time to bring their unique perspective to running our school and nursery.  Other governors have an education background and are able to use that experience to help shape and monitor the learning that we offer.

Equally important are those who can bring a strong business background and experience to the governor role.

The Chairman of the Governors thinks such business experience is essential if the headteacher and her staff are to be able to focus on helping our children to learn and achieve their best.

Anyone with a business background, particularly in commercial accounting or financial management, or in buildings and asset management, either from the private or public sector, whether retired or nearing the end of a career, is particularly asked to consider becoming a school governor.

For more information contact Bob Perks on 07891 432881 or e-mail him at perks_robert@hotmail.co.uk.  Note that is perks underscore Robert.

 

(Source:  Tanworth School)