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.

 

 

(Sources:  Andy Wilkins)

Two New Ways to Keep in Touch

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

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

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

The Tanworth Chat Group provides an opportunity for residents to share more general information about the area.

For more details about both or either group contact:

Jason Adams 07939565106

Ollie Muntz –   07795057490

Jamie Doyle –  07860887562

(Source: Jason Adams)

‘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)

Road Closures

Aspley Heath Lane will be closed for a time on 1 April for utility works.

Tanworth Lane towards the A3400 will be closed on Wednesday 14 April for two days.

Planned work in Blind  Lane by contractors repairing the footpaths will start on Tuesday 27 April for up to three days.

Major roadworks involving road closures around Earlswood Lakes, including Valley Road, will take place throughout the summer.

(Source:Warwickshire Highways)

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,

Earlswood,

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)

Beware of email and other Scams

Sadly, there are always people who try to make money from the misfortunes of others.

The Coronavirus crisis has produced a series of emails that purport to come from HM Government. They do not.

Be very careful of any emails that offer money or help from a source that you do not know.

If things seem to be too good to be true, they usually are.

(Source: Warwickshire Police)

Tom Hill Bridge

Sadly, Network Rail does not get any awards for the state of the railway bridge over Tom Hill.

Considering that this is one of the main approaches to the Conservation Area for residents and visitors alike Network Rail has consistently refused to re-paint the bridge.

The situation has been made worse by the graffiti added recently.

 

(Source: Tom Ross)