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Road closures on 12 May due to Velo Birmingham

On Sunday 12 May we will be affected by the Velo Birmingham & Midlands 2019. This starts and finishes in the heart of Birmingham City Centre, and is a 100 mile fully closed road route will take 17,000 riders on a  tour of the Midlands.

They will come along Tanworth Lane from Stratford Road then turn into Watery Lane and finally cross the Stratford Road at Box Trees.

The following roads will be closed all day – Tanworth Lane,  Watery Lane and any road connecting into the route such as Lady Lane, Shutt Lane, & Salter St.

For the full route See

Social Care Recruitment Day – 30 April

Please see the  poster below for details of this event.

The day will be an opportunity to connect social care organisations with potential candidates. Organisations have been invited to hold a stall and think of creative ways they could use the afternoon to maximise recruitment, this could include holding initial interviews with applicants. Organisations are being encouraged to consider all current vacancies they may have, from admin, catering and hospitality roles to care workers, supervisors and management positions.

Recruitment Poster – Candidates


Crime warnings from the police

Crime Trend to be aware of – In the past we have had distraction type thefts take place in car parks, especially near to shops. The distraction is normally carried out by two people – the first offender distracts the driver by producing a map while asking for directions. The second offender then reaches into the car and steals valuables, usually a handbag or wallet. The Bank cards taken are then quickly used at cashpoints etc to get cash. If the person being distracted has just come out of a shop having used the cards, the PIN number has probably already been noted by the offenders who will stand watching the card readers. This type of crime has recently occurred just out of the Studley and Henley areas, but it is worth bearing in mind in case the offenders travel onto the Alcester patch.


Schools Out – The Schools are now on a two week break. Unfortunately in the past we have had burglary and damage type offences occur at our schools while they are on ‘holiday’. If you see any suspicious activity on or near to school premises, please call the police on 101 to report. In an emergency, please use 999. Sometimes the 101 system is busy, but please stay on the line and your call will be answered.

Is life losing its sparkle?

How about trying these classes? For details click on the link below

MoodMaster A4 Poster Leamington from 1st May every week 6pm (1)

WWI Exhibition in Leamington Spa

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Association will be holding a WW1 Exhibition on Saturday 27th April between 11am and 3pm.

It promises to be an exciting exhibition; we have over 60 foot of exhibition material and the exhibition will feature:

  1. Some exhibits of authentic WW1 weaponry used in the war itself
  2. A guest exhibitor who will give talks on the Muslim Contribution to WW1
  3. A 14foot tapestry regarding WW1 painted in the local area
  4. Refreshments

For more information see the poster below

Mixed age couples and pension credit

From 15th May 2019 – pensioners with a working-age partner will be PREVENTED from claiming Pension Credit.

Such ‘mixed-age’ couples will have to claim Universal Credit instead, losing out at a rate of over £7,000 per year.

However, if they claim Pension Credit NOW they will be able to remain on Pension Credit thereafter (as long as they continue to meet its rules).

This guidance gives more detail, including how to claim.Pension Credit.2.Claim it NOW.(mixed age couples)

Autism coproduction events in Coventry and Warwickshire for adults and children

Even when it’s expected, an autism diagnosis can have a big effect on the person diagnosed and their family. You might be trying to cope with a condition you don’t know much about and learning to live together in new ways, or supporting people to do this. Thinking about what comes next can be a daunting prospect for everyone.

As a professional you may feel frustrated that there isn’t more practical help you can offer adults and children with autism and no learning disability.

Grapevine, Coventry and Warwickshire Local Authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups are working with professionals and local families to find different ways of coming together to solve problems early and lay the foundations for a wonderful life.

We’re all on this journey and hope that by looking beyond the process of getting a diagnosis and understanding how getting things right early on, we can build a promising future for all those with autism, their families and the communities they are connected to.

Join us so you can influence these developments and be involved in the Walks and Talks and Ideas Factory that will follow.

The first step is to go for a walk and talk out in the open where families, individuals, professionals, commissioners, community workers can come together and talk about how things are at the moment and tell each other about their experiences and how they have overcome some of the challenges.

The second session is an ideas factory where we will build on some of the ideas and potential solutions that came out in the walk and talk and develop actions to move them forwards.

Children are welcome at the events but please let us know if you plan to bring them and their ages so we can ensure appropriate activities are arranged.   Support with travel expenses can be provided for individuals and their families to attend the events.

Coventry Walk and Talk: Friday 17th May 09:30-12:30 at Friargate

Coventry Ideas Factory: Tuesday 21st May 09:30-12:30 TBC

Warwick Walk and Talk: Thursday 23rd May 09:30-12:30 TBC

Warwick Ideas Factory: Monday 3rd June 09:30-12:30 TBC

April Cyber Scam update

In this month’s edition, read about a bogus Virgin Media phishing email scam, a Civilian Aviation Authority warning over fake Makkah deals. There is also information about the ABTA Cyber Attack in which saw 1,000 files accessed, potentially including personal information of individuals who made a complaint about an ABTA-registered travel agent and an ongoing TV licensing scam that has cost victims over £830,000.

To read the full version click on this link april-scam-newsletter

Earlswood Town Football Club is looking for committee members

Earlswood Town Football Club is looking for local residents, who live in or around Earlswood, to join their committee.  The present committee feel that the club would benefit by having a few more local residents.  The club was founded in 1968, and still has founder members serving on the committee, is a well run, organised club who play in the Midland Football League.  There are excellent facilities at their Malthouse Lane grounds but we need extra help on match days held on Saturdays.  Anyone interested in joining the committee or helping out at matches, please contact John Sharpe on or pop into the grounds and speak to a committee member.  You are always welcome to come and have a look round the club and its facilities.

John Sharpe, committee member.

Tithebarn Lane possible road closure from 15 April



Warwickshire County Council proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Order closing Surface Dressing 2019 – Warwickshire South as indicated in the schedule below to vehicular traffic.

Road(s) Subject To Closure Town / Village From To Diversion
C137 Tithe Barn Lane Tanworth in Arden Cut Throat Lane (Leafy Lane) Broad Lane Broad Lane, Earlswood Common, Umberslade Road, Leafy Lane (Cut Throat Lane) and vice versa


The closures are required to facilitate carriageway surface dressing works.


PLEASE NOTE: 10MPH Speed restrictions will be imposed for the safety of all road users and of the contractors working on the carriageway, whilst work for surface dressing is being carried out and for a short period thereafter – advance signage will be in place as appropriate.


The Order will commence on 15 April 2019 and will last for a period of 18 months, or until the works are completed, whichever is the earlier. However, it is anticipated that all works will be completed on or before 30 September 2019.

Please Note: All closure dates will be indicated by advance signage that will be in place as appropriate.


Pedestrian access to and egress from properties and land situated adjacent to the length of road to be closed will be maintained at all times. Vehicular access will be maintained where possible.


The Council regrets any inconvenience that may be caused.  The team dealing with this Temporary Traffic Order at Warwickshire County Council is County Highways South (Tel: 01926 412515).


Any enquiries relating to the works being undertaken may be directed to the contractor dealing with this matter is Balfour Beatty (Tel: 03452 415 302).


S Duxbury, Assistant Director of Governance and Policy, Shire Hall, Warwick. 28 March 2019