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)

Parish Assembly

Tanworth Parish Council plans to hold a virtual  Annual Parish Assembly on Tuesday 20 April  at 7.30pm.  Because of the government’s advice on avoiding the risk of Coronavirus the meeting will take place via Zoom.

Residents of Tanworth are invited to put their questions to their Parish Councillors, District & County Councillors and representatives from local organisations. 

The office can be contacted on 703200 or office@tanworth-pc.org.uk

 

(Source:  Tanworth Parish Council)

 

‘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)

Have You Filled In Your Census?

March 21 was Census Day.

If you haven’t filled in a form yet you could be liable to a substantial fine.

2021 is different from previous censuses in that residents were asked to fill out the form online.

Sadly, Covid has restricted face-to-face engagement.

All households should have received the Census Code which allowed them to complete their census forms on March 21.

If filling in the form online causes you or anyone you know problems paper questionnaires can be requested from the free-phone Census Helpline 0800 141 2021 (this is open 8am-8pm Monday to Friday and 8am – 1pm on Saturday).

If you need help or more information visit the website at www.census.gov.uk.

(Source: Office for National Statistics)

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).

Earlswood Stores Re-opens

Earlswood Stores has re-opened as a Nisa.  The Post Office is fully functioning and the staff are largely as before.

Telephone ordering has also resumed.  For more details ring 702286.

Many residents value this facility greatly and would not welcome having to go further afield for their day-to-day shopping.

 

(Source: Jenny Buckley)

 

Cank Farm Sold to Spitfire Homes

Duchy Homes has agreed terms with Spitfire Bespoke Homes to buy the controversial Cank Farm site.

Spitfire is an established developer of up-market sites in the Stratford Area.

The new buyer is keen to start work as soon as possible and has made clear that, although they will propose to change the size and mix of the 18 houses, they will keep to the spirit of the outline permission granted in 2017.   The number of houses to be built will remain the same and the requirement to build affordable houses will not be resisted.

They will produce detailed plans soon and submit them to the Parish Council and the Residents Association

Only a few issues remain to be resolved: the restoration and preservation of the rural setting of Well Lane, the careful integration of the development into the setting of the nearby village and a safe and sympathetic pedestrian access to the churchyard, the School and the wider village.

(Sources:  Tom Ross)