Parish Council Withdraws Objection to Cank Farm

The Parish Council has decided to withdraw its original objection following detailed discussions with DuchyHomes.

The Residents Association and the Parish Council met officials from Stratford District Council and Duchy Homes on Tuesday 25 March to discuss outstanding issues in connection with the revised proposals for the Cank Farm site.

The main concerns expressed were […]

National Lottery Grants Available

£100,000 of National Lottery funding is up for grabs to celebrate community spirit across the wider West Midlands region.

Following the huge success of the first Mayor’s Community Weekend last year, communities across the West Midlands – including Warwickshire – are being given double the cash to host celebrations this summer.

Grants of up to […]

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 […]

Water Mains Work Delayed

Major road works planned for early in the New Year have been delayed until the Autumn of 2019.

Severn Trent Water had planned the replacement of mains water pipes along Tom Hill, Butts Lane, Doctor’s Hill and The Green from 7 January. This would have meant major traffic disruption in the village for many weeks.

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]