M42/M40 Intersection Night Closures

There will be night closures of the above junction from 20 February for up to a month.   Diversions will be in operation on surrounding roads including the A435.

The works should not directly affect Tanworth.

 

(Source:Tony Dixon)

Bogus Emails Warning

Fraudsters are sending out a wave of scam emails purporting to be from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) that claim you have to appear in court.

Concerned members of the public have reported receiving the email entitled You’ve been witness summoned to court.

The email encourages the recipient to click on a link to view their start time and case details.

This link is likely to lead to malware which could affect your computer.

This email has no connection to the CPS and anyone receiving the email should not download any attachments or click on any links.

If you receive one of these messages rreport it to Trading Standards via Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 040506.

(Source: Warwickshire Police)

Know About Future Planning Applications

Stratford-on-Avon District Council has launched an online tool which has been designed to help residents access information on any new planning applications within their neighbourhoods.

This new tool will send email alerts to anyone who has registered via the Council’s website notifying them of any planning applications which have been registered with the Council and which fall within the selected geographical area.

This new tool will not replace the press and site notices:it is being introduced to supplement the existing arrangements. It will be an additional method of communicating which,it is hoped,will be more reliable and immediate for all those who register.

To register please use the following link:

www.stratford.gov.uk/planalert

 

(Source:  Stratford District Council)

New System for Neighbourhood Watch Alerts

At a Neighbourhood Watch meeting in Stratford we were advised that a new Community Messaging System was being developed and should be going live soon –that was in spring 2015.

Warwickshire Police say the system is now Live and residents are asked to register even if they have already registered under the old system.

At present both old and new are running alongside each other but the old system may be phased out very soon and your previously registered details cannot be transferred.

Residents will also be asked to confirm annually that they wish to continue receiving crime information.

The new system enables residents to select which area or areas they are interested in receiving crime information about and also how often they wish to receive this information by way of e-mail messages.  You can choose  to receive messages as they are sent or daily or weekly.  You can also select the message type and which localities interest you.  You may consider crimes committed  across the county boundary in Beoley  more relevant to you than those in North Warwickshire as Warwickshire and West Mercia (Worcestershire) police forces work closely now.

To register for the Community Messaging Service please click here.

 

(Source:Tony Dixon, Chief Co-ordinator Neighbourhood Watch)

Village Fibre Broadband Available

BT Openreach has finally managed to blow the fibre cable through the ducts down Vicarage Hill.

They appear to have completed the splicing of the fibres and connect the green cabinet at the corner of Bellfield to the exchange.

Although BT is advertising that Fibre is available now,there are conflicting reports of how available it is.

BEWARE Some residents have had orders accepted by suppliers and then cancelled.

The organisation responsible for implementing the government scheme is called cswBroadband .  For more details including maps of the areas being improved can be found at:

www.cswbroadband.org.uk

 

 

 

 

(Source:Geoff Becque)

Weekly Police Crime Reports

 

The Alcester North Safer Neighbourhood Team is the name given to the Warwickshire Police officers dedicated to Tanworth and surrounding areas.

Each week the police produce a list of incidents local to us.  If you have any questions or information that could help call them on one of the non emergency numbers below or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Remember in an emergency where a crime could be in progress do not hesitate to call 999.

For all other queries or non emergencies call 101 or Warwickshire Police direct on 01926 415000.  

You should note that calls to 999 are free,calls to 101 cost a flat 15p and  calls to the other numbers may be included in your phone package.

 If you want to go on the weekly email circulation list to receive police crime lists please complete the tear-off strip on our November Newsletter.

 

(Source:Tony Dixon)

Possible Savings on Oil and LPG?

If you use oil or LPG it may be time to start thinking about the cost of your heating as autumn approaches.

Warwickshire Rural Community Council organises a scheme whereby they say their members saved £58.80 per 1000 litres against the average market price,paying just 55.75 pence per litre of heating oil.

How does this compare with your supplier?   WRCC says its bulk LPG members are saving between £150 and £260 a year and the scheme claims to offer great savings and free delivery on LPG cylinders.

If you would like to find out more about possibly reducing the cost of your heating oil or making a saving on your LPG please email oil@wrccrural.org.uk or call Sarah Brook-Taylor on 01789 472611.

(Source:WRCC)

Welcome to the website

This is the website of Tanworth in Arden Residents and Neighbourhood Watch Association.

Tanworth in Arden  is a Conservation village in rural Warwickshire approximately 14 miles to the south of Birmingham and twelve miles north of Stratford upon Avon.  Our village is not to be confused with Tamworth with an ‘M’  which is in Staffordshire.

We hope you will find it useful if you want to know anything about life in our village.  We will also try to keep you up to date with general issues that affect the community in which we live.

Click on an individual  topic on Latest News on the left hand side to get more details.

In the Sections below click on a subject to access those pages.

Clicking a heading in Web Links opens another window to take you to the site of that particular body.

There is a Contact Us page to enable residents to suggest improvements.

The Association hopes you will find the site helpful and user friendly.

Tom Ross
Chairman

January 2016

Who We Are

Tanworth Residents and Neighbourhood Watch Association is an entirely non-political body run by local volunteers. It was set up in 1980 to look after the interests of Tanworth in Arden and its surrounding settlements.  Tanworth is a Conservation village in rural Warwickshire approximately 14 miles to the south of Birmingham and twelve miles north of Stratford upon Avon.  Our village is not to be confused with Tamworth with an ‘M’  which is in Staffordshire

The Association covers Tanworth village itself,Danzey Green,Gilberts Green,Aspley Heath,Penn Lane,Rushbrook Lane,much of Poolhead Lane and most of Broad Lane.

Residents Association Committee 2015/16

Tom Ross  (Chairman)                                                        742520

Tony Dixon (Neighbourhood Watch)                                 742584

Carole Sheppard (Secretary)                                               742415

Jonathan Ashcroft (Treasurer)                                           743073

Geoff Becque                                                                          742501

Mark Senior                                                                           742613

Sylvia Stanton                                                                        826978

There is a separate Residents Association covering Earlswood,Forshaw Heath and their surrounding settlements.