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Earlswood Lakes Update

Update from Ian Lane – Acting Regional Director – West Midlands Canal and River Trust

21 June

Emergency Dam Repairs

The general investigation will commence w/c 25/6/18 to investigate the mechanisms of the slip – this is being managed through the Canal and River Trust geotechnical team & Arcadis. They’ve given an estimate of 4-6 weeks for the production of a site report, which will inform the design – so potentially on site in mid-August.

Lady Lane Embankment Emergency Repairs

Design works are ongoing, hopefully on site for the repairs in mid to late July.

Windmill Pool Valve Repairs

The plan is still to dewater Engine Pool & balance the two pools prior to valve repair works in October.


Community Led Housing Conference

“What is community-led housing?” asks ACRE.  Of course there’s no “one size fits all” answer, but you’re invited to come and find out more at their community-led housing conference on Wednesday 19th September, at The Red House, Albrighton WV7 3LU (near Wolverhampton).

This event is aimed at everyone who wants to find out more about providing local homes for local people.  The full programme is being published soon and we’ll keep you up to date when we hear more from ACRE.

Affordable housing handover at Long Compton

Having been involved every step of the way, local councillors have given the thumbs up to Warwickshire Rural Housing Association’s new development in Long Compton.

Parish Councillor Janet Blackwell and Council Clerk, Elizabeth Gilkes, who have attended all the site meetings, along with Renata Mosz, District Housing Enabler from Stratford-on-Avon District Council and Sarah Brooke-Taylor, Rural Housing Enabler at Warwickshire Rural Community Council (WRCC), were invited to view the brand new homes which have been developed at Weston Court.

Five homes for affordable rent and four for local market sale have been completed, with a mix of houses and bungalows to meet local need.  All are being offered to people with a local connection to Long Compton and the adjoining parishes.

WRHA Development Officer, Neil Gilliver, said: “The Long Compton scheme has been truly community led from start to finish.

“The Parish Council has shaped the entire development and given its full support throughout the build.  It seemed fitting to invite the councillors to be the first to view the new homes which will make a big difference to their parishioners.”

Warning Regarding Illegal Fishing

Fisherman are reminded that :

You can’t fish for coarse fish  on rivers,streams, drains or waterways (other than canals)

from the 15 March to 15 June – included.

Action will be taken against anyone caught fishing in these dates or fishing without a licence.

For further information please go to:

Crime Prevention Advice and Property Marking Events

Crime Prevention Roadshow

Warwickshire Police are organising a crime prevention and free property marking event across the whole of the Alcester SNT area which will be running from Monday 11th to Thursday 14th June 2018. Members from the two Teams will be travelling around the area in the Mobile Police Station stopping at the following locations:

Monday 11/06/2018

9:30-10:30 Sambourne – Layby in Whitemoor Lane.

10:45-12:45 Studley – Pool Road Car Park.

13:15-14:15 Tanworth – Close to the Village Green.

14:30-15:30 Ullenhall – Village Hall Car Park.

Tuesday 12/06/2018

9:00-10:00 Earlswood – Location to be arranged.

10:30-12:30 Henley – Outside the Old Police Station, High Street.

13:00-14:00 Claverdon – Langley Road, by the Park.

14:30-15:30 Wootton Wawen – Location to be arranged.

Wednesday 13/06/2108

09:00-10:00 Bearley – Grange Road, by the park.

10:15-11:15 Wilmcote – Location to be arranged.

11:30-12:30 Aston Cantlow – Location to be arranged.

12:45-13:45 Great Alne – Village Hall Car Park.

14:00-16:00 Alcester – Bulls Head Yard Car Park.

Thursday 14/06/2018

09:00-10:00 Salford Priors – Location to be arranged.

10:15 -11:15 Bidford – Crawford Hall Car Park.

12:30-13:30 Welford – High Street area.

13:45-14:45 Luddington – Location to be arranged.

15:00-16:00 Binton – Location to be arranged.

People are invited to pop along to visit the team and bring along any tools or valuable they would like marked with ‘Cremark’. We will also be able to offer crime prevention advice or to listen to any concerns they may have. For more information please e-mail

Parish Council Report for May

Click on the link below to read the report. Parish Council Report may 2018

Valley Road now open

The debris has been cleared from Valley Road, so it is now open

Valley Road closed due to dam landslips

Valley Road is closed between the junction with Wood Lane/Lady Lane and the industrial estate. The latter can be accessed from the Earlswood crossroads. Cars coming across the dam road can only turn right towards Earlswood. This is due to damage to the dam headwall following the adverse weather conditions last night, the debris from which is blocking the road.

Ian Lane from the Canal and River Trust said “whilst it doesn’t look great we are not worried about the stability so we just wanted to allay any fears. Our Engineers have been all over it and we are today undertaking some temporary measures to protect it whilst we plan permanent repairs which should be in the short term.”

We understand that Warwickshire County Council will be clearing the road as soon as possible.

We will post updates here as we have them.

Superfast broadband project April Newsletter

To read the April newsletter please click on the link below.

newsletter 18-04

Neighbourhood Development Plan Meetings

The Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) will be key in determining planning and development in this area until 2031. It must be in accordance with national and local planning policy and is meant to influence, but cannot dictate, all future planning decisions made by Stratford District Council .

In April you will receive a copy of the Executive Summary of the consultation and a questionnaire. A full copy of the paper and evidence gathered is available at

To allow residents to ask questions of those who have helped draft the NDP two open days are planned by the Parish Council.:

  • 5 May An open day at Earlswood Village Hall 12:00 – 16:00 There will be introductions at 12:00 and 14:00.
  • 14 May An open day at Tanworth Village Hall 10:00 -12:00; 14:00 -16:00 and 17:00 – 19:00.

Earlswood and Forshaw Heath Residents’ Association will hold an open meeting on 21 May in Earlswood Village Hall at 19:45 to discuss the consultation and help to formulate our response.

You will be able to vote on the final version of the plan.