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Great Get Together on Saturday 17 June

Lakes Causeway Closure 8-22 May

The Causeway at Earlswood Lakes will be closed for road/fencing repairs from 8th May – 22nd May 2017.  Please note and make alternative plans should you be visiting the lakes or are a regular user of the Causeway.

Superfast Broadband project update April 2017

Click on this link newsletter 17-04 to read the newsletter

Join us for a Lakes clean up

Keep Earlswood Lakes looking their best.

We are looking for more volunteers to join our group. In order to keep the Lakes clean and tidy, a loyal band of volunteers
remove the rubbish that is left behind by users of the lakes.  See the photos of our last clean below:


We need more people to come forward.  Now, it’s not always fun as we go out in all weathers but sometimes it is beautiful
weather and there is a lot of satisfaction to be gained from doing this worthwhile task.

It’s a friendly group and we need to expand. If you live nearby, or visit the Lakes regularly, you might consider getting in touch.

The Canal and River Trust supports us, provide equipment and insurance cover.

It’s a great opportunity for families to get out together and young people do enjoy themselves.

We start at 10.00am on certain Sunday mornings, usually doing around 2 hours.  We meet in Malthouse Lane car park.

Our next clean up is on Sunday 7th May 2017.

Give it a go, just turn up if you like but even better, contact Jenny on 01564703695 or

You will then be contacted before each date and also contacted should it be cancelled for any reason.

Good for your health, spirits and that halo!  Sunday lunch will taste even better after a session cleaning up.

Best wishes,

Jenny B.

Car key burglaries

There have recently been a number of crimes where premises have been broken into with the sole intention of stealing the owners’ cars. The internet has some very useful advice, but here are some extra crime prevention tips for this type of offence from Warwickshire police.

  1. If you have the opportunity, always use a secure garage to keep your vehicle in.
  2. Make sure the car is locked, windows are shut, steering lock is engaged and the keys are not left inside.
  3. If you have more than one vehicle put the lowest valued in front of the more expensive, creating an extra barrier.
  4. Use extra security devices and alarms inside and outside of the vehicle. For example, steering wheel locks and immobilisers. If on driveways use bollards and gates.
  5. Never leave your car keys on show through external windows or in a position in the house that they can be hooked out through a letter box or pet flap.
  6. If you leave the vehicle at home, take the keys with you.
  7. Fit a tracker to the vehicle. There are many different versions and designs of tracker, including one that will notify your mobile phone that the car is moving.
  8. Have the registration number etched onto the cars windows. This can be a deterrent and will also help identify the car if its stolen and recovered.
  9. Use sensor lights and good CCTV to cover the cars location and its immediate approach.

If you have any questions regarding the above please contact us on the details below or via the Warwickshire Police website.

Great Big Kids Party in Aid of Acorns Hospice on 16 July

Earlswood Garden and Landscape centre are hosting this event. See the poster for more information

Temporary Closure of Umberslade Road, Earlswood and Well Lane, Tanworth in Arden

Warwickshire County Council proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Order closing the roads as indicated in the

schedule below to vehicular traffic.

Road Description Dates Alternative Route
C90 Umberslade Road Earlswood From the junction with Tithe Barn Lane to the end of the road 23-25 April2017 N/A Cul de Sac
Well Lane Tanworth in Arden


From junction with The Green to the junction with Butts Lane. 25 – 27 April 2017 Doctors Hill, Butts Lane and vice versa

The closure is required for carriageway surface works.

The Order will commence on 23 April 2017 and will last for a period of 18 months, or until the works are completed, whichever is the earlier.  However, it is anticipated that the works will be completed by 27 April 2017.

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, Darren Vinning for Traffix (Tel: 0800 819 9001).

Earlswood Wildlife Partnership Butterfly Survey

Butterfly Survey Form 2017 This can be completed and emailed or posted back. It covers the period March to November

March Cyber Scam Update

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Volunteers need for National Plant Monitoring Scheme

Do you know anyone with an interest in wild plants or who would like to learn more about them? As the weather warms and the days get longer we are looking for people to help us.

The National Plant Monitoring Scheme is helping us to understand what is happening to different habitats across the UK and is set to run for a number of years. The Scheme has been running for two survey seasons and over 900 volunteers have signed up and been out surveying. One of the reasons the scheme has enjoyed such good success in attracting volunteers is because of the support of local parish councils. Many of these volunteers are new to plant surveying and have found the scheme accessible, are enjoying taking part and are exploring places to close to them and finding out new things. Volunteers are supported by materials which are sent to them, online resources and free training courses.

Do you know somebody who enjoys being outside? There are still opportunities to get involved with the scheme as a volunteer. In fact the more volunteers we have the more information is generated allowing us to get an even better understanding of what is happening in the landscape.

Who we are and what we need:

This scheme is a partnership between Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI); JNCCCentre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) and Plantlife and is backed by the government. Volunteers are recruited and supported to survey 5 plots in a kilometre square close to where they live. The plots will be surveyed twice a year. The kilometre squares to monitor have been identified by stratified random sampling. The plants have been chosen as indicators of the health of individual habitats. There are 3 levels volunteers can participate at depending on confidence and knowledge and support will be provided both through training; web and telephone.

More help please:

Across Warwickshire there are still 19 squares available to survey. The live map on the NPMS website shows the squares that are available:

To sign up please visit or for further information please email or phone 01722 342743.