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 2021 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)

People’s Award 2020

Tanworth Parish Council is launching the People’s Award 2020.

The aim is to thank and reward those people volunteering in Tanworth who deserve recognition for community activity, environmental achievements or in some other way contribute to the life of the Parish.

There will be two categories: Individual and Non-Profit Organisation or Voluntary Group.

All nominations will be judged using the following criteria.
. Community involvement – encouraging a community spirit
. Inclusivity – making sure everyone can be involved
. Inspiration – inspiring people to do more
. Innovation – new and exciting ways of delivering projects
. Lasting impact – will be around or make a difference for a long time
. Tackling issues that affect the people living in the Parish

Nominations do not need to meet all the criteria: each nomination will be judged on its individual merit.

Nominations must be received by 10 April 2020. Presentations of awards will take place at the Parish Assembly to be held at Tanworth Village Hall on Wednesday 22 April 2020.

For details of the Rules and nomination forms see website at www.tanworth-pc.org.uk.

(Source: Tanworth Parish Council)

Danzey Station Signs

West Midlands Trains are to be congratulated for updating the signs on Wood End and Danzey stations.

Sadly, their geographical skills are somewhat lacking in terms of the destinations of Platforms 1 and 2 at Danzey.  

Platform 1 is actually for Stratford upon Avon and Platform 2 is for Birmingham.

New Footpath Light Installed

Warwickshire Highways have now installed a new lamp post in the passageway between Bellfield and Doctor’s Close.  It is hoped that adjustments can be made to the new generation LED lantern to shed more light down the passageway itself.

Tanworth Parish Council,  which is responsible for footpath lighting, agreed to fund the new light at its meeting on Thursday 21 November. This followed representations by several residents that children were going to and from school in the dark.

(Source:  Tanworth Parish Council)

Anti-Social Behaviour

Earlswood, in particular, has been plagued for some time by anti-social behaviour around The Lakes. Often drugs are involved.

Tanworth Parish Council and Earlswood Residents Association have lobbied Warwickshire Police to take action for some time. Recently they have discovered that sometimes residents have reported a problem but it has not been logged by the police.

The Parish Council, therefore, asks residents, when they have called 101 or otherwise notified the police about anti-social behaviour anywhere in the parish that they should also let the Parish Council know so it can ensure that the complaint is logged and followed up.

Please telephone 703200 or email: office@tanworth-pc.org.uk.

(Source: Tanworth Parish Council)

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 such that the doors remain open.  Residents have been able to enjoy Bingo, Draughts (the game not a chill!), a game called ‘Frustration’(It is well named) and to stimulate memories with playing cards and the occasional quiz.

In the summer we enjoyed a little light piano playing from a young talented teenager now back at school.  We would welcome any local resident to come along and entertain us at the keyboard.

Doors open every Wednesday afternoon at 2.30pm and close between 4.30pm and 5.00pm depending upon the state of games at the time. Refreshments in the form or tea or coffee with biscuits are provided in exchange for a small donation.

All are welcome, do come along and meet old friends and make some new ones.

(Source:  Tony Dixon)

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 Application.

The planners tend to disregard loads of letters that are all in the same style or use the same form of words.

The much easier way that allows residents to view plans and the comments of others is to go to the SDC website:

https://www.stratford.gov.uk/

Scroll down and click once on Planning And Building

That opens an E Planning option

Click on that and then choose View Planning Applications

You are now on the main E Planning System page.

Put the 18/02392/REM application number in and you can then browse the history and relevant documents relevant to the current Cank Farm application.

On the right hand side is Comment.  You than have access to a pro forma where you can type in comments.

Be very careful to ensure that you tick the relevant option – Support, No Representation  or Object

Hope this is helpful

 

(Source: Barry Stephens and Tom Ross)