Important Cank Farm Update

Within a few weeks Duchy Homes, who have acquired the Cank Farm site, will submit a detailed planning application regarding the 18 houses and the existing farmhouse.

They will also seek permission from Stratford District to buy out, by means of a cash payment, the requirement, agreed at outline planning stage in 2015, to include […]

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 […]

Neighbourhood Watch Matters

Your Chief Co-ordinator, Tony Dixon, recently reported these conclusions from a recent Neighbourhood Watch meeting he attended:

128 reported crimes were reported in the parish of Tanworth in Arden during first five months of 2018. June figures are not yet available. This compares with 105 in the same period of 2017 – an increase of […]

Community Bus Service

UBUS is a dial-a-ride community transport service operating within Stratford District.

It is available to anyone in the district who struggles to access public transport due to mobility issues, health problems or who lives in an area with no, or infrequent, public transport.

UBUS will collect passengers from their door, drop them off at their […]

A Friendly Voice

The Silver Line is a helpline for older people that offers information, friendship and advice 24 hours day, 365 days a year.

Originally founded by Dame Esther Rantzen, it is the only national, free and confidential helpline for older people in the UK.

The Silver Line also offers telephone and letter befriending by matching up […]

Only 20% of NDP Questionnaires Returned

 

Only 289 of the Neighbourhood Development Plan questionnaires sent out to over 1300 households in the parish were returned by residents.

This disappointing response was despite the inclusion of a freepost envelope and an extensive campaign of open days and public meetings in both Tanworth and Earlswood.

The Parish Council will be told details […]

Overnight Roadworks on M42 On Weekdays

 

Work is to be undertaken on the M42 between J3a and 7a from Monday 9 July until Saturday 21 July. This will include safety barrier work which will result in the closure of two lanes each way between 22.00 and 06.00.

There may also be complete closure of the motorway details of which will […]

Possible New Housing at Butts Lane and Wood End Station

 

Tanworth Residents Association hosted a public meeting at Tanworth Village Hall on Wednesday 23 May to discuss an important stage in the preparation of the Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) for our parish.

The Government inspired NDP must be in accordance with national and local planning policy and is meant to influence, but cannot […]

Parish Council Website

The new Tanworth Parish Council website is now in full operation.

If residents have any queries or suggestions call Julie or Sue on 703200.

 

(Source: Parish Office)

Speed along Broad Lane and elsewhere

 

A number of residents have contacted the Residents Association to say that they were concerned about safety at places like school bus boarding points along either The Common in Earlswood or Broad Lane in Tanworth.

For the benefit of newcomers there were major campaigns in recent years to reduce the speed limit on both […]