Danzey Station Signs

West Midlands Trains are to be congratulated for updating the signs on Wood End and Danzey stations.


Sadly, their geographical skills are somewhat lacking in terms of the destinations of Platforms 1 and 2 at Danzey.

New Footpath Light Installed

Warwickshire Highways have now installed a new lamp post in the passageway between Bellfield and Doctor’s Close.  It is hoped that adjustments can be made to the new generation LED lantern to shed more light down the passageway itself.

Tanworth Parish Council,  which is responsible for footpath lighting, agreed to fund the new light at its meeting on Thursday 21 November. This followed representations by several residents that children were going to and from school in the dark.

(Source:  Tanworth Parish Council)

Have you Signed the Petition to Save Earlswood Co-op?

The Midcounties Co-op has put Earlswood Stores on the market.  The fate of the Post Office is not known.

Our sister organisation, Earlswood and Forshaw Heath Residents Association, has launched an online petition to try to save the shop.

Many Tanworth residents have already contacted us to say that they value this facility greatly and would not welcome having to travel further afield for convenience purchases. 

To read more and sign the petition follow the link below:

http://chng.it/8KrbXPgt

(Source: Earlswood Residents)

Neighbourhood Development Plan Out to Consultation

Tanworth Parish Council has announced that the draft NDP will begin a formal pre-submission public consultation at 10am on Monday 10 February until 5pm on Friday 27 March 2020.

Copies of the draft NDP may be viewed online at www.tanworth-pc.org.uk or emailed to residents on request to Julie White, Parish Clerk, on 01564 703200.

Paper copies may be viewed at the Parish Office (rear of Earlswood Village Hall) Monday to Friday between 10am & midday or at St Mary Magdalene Church, Tanworth.

Comments should be submitted via a “response form”.

These forms will be available on the website, via e-mail or at the Parish Office or St Mary Magdalene Church.

(Source: Tanworth Parish Council)

Delay to Broad Lane Closure

Further major road works planned by Severn Trent Water have been delayed because the upgrade on the A435 has not been completed.

No date has been set for the work on Broad Lane to begin.

Work was to have started on 6 January in three stages.

Phase One will involve road closure around the junction with Aspley Heath and Rushbrook Lane.

Phase Two will move towards Vicarage Hill with Phase Three moving along towards the junction with The Common.

Severn Trent  is making good progress with its work to replace mains water pipes along Tom Hill, Butts Lane, Doctor’s Hill and The Green.  This has meant major traffic disruption in the village for many weeks with temporary traffic lights and Road Closures.   Pedestrians will be unaffected.

(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)

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)