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Temporary Closure of Vicarage Hill 23 March

Vicarage Hill be will be closed from Broad Lane to Bell Field from 23 March for up to 5 days. For full details and the diversion please click on the links below.

Earlswood Village Hall sponsor a seat appeal

To complete the refurbishment of the main hall the committee would like to replace the existing plastic seats with fabric, padded, robust seats for everyone’s improved comfort. The approximate cost will be in the region of £8000.

You or your organisation can help by sponsoring a seat in units of £25 – multiple units can be purchased. Sponsors will be acknowledged on a ‘Roll of Honour’ which will be displayed in the main hall.

If you wish to help, please complete and return the form below.

Seat Appeal

The Future of Housing around Earlswood

The Government is to give Birmingham £100m to build houses that it doesn’t have space for.  A new Birmingham survey indicates that it will be short of space to build 61,000 houses by 2031 and these will be distributed around the surrounding areas.

The survey has demoted the Green Belt around Earlswood and Forshaw Heath to second class Green Belt and proposes two new development strategies for our area – An allocation through “proportionate dispersal” of between 500 and 2,500 houses and a “new settlement” of between 10,000 and 15,000 houses.  This does not take into account the proposition by Solihull MBC of a new “garden village” between Forshaw Heath and Tidbury Green of 3,000 houses, or the 1,000 houses that SMBC has already planned for the Blythe Valley Business Park area that will come right up to the parish boundary.

Stratford District Council say that this won’t happen but the  Strategic Growth Study into the Greater Birmingham and Black Country Housing Market Area suggests a different story.  The attached summary gives further details and will be updated as the picture becomes clearer.

Don’t forget to attend the Neighbourhood Development Plan meetings at Earlswood Village Hall on 5th May and/or Tanworth Village Hall on 14th May to make your points re the future of planning in the parish.  This is now more important that ever.

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2018 Butterfly Survey

Spring is hopefully now on it’s way and the butterflies will soon be on the wing. The Earlswood Wildlife Partnership carries out an annual butterfly survey which shows that 2017 was a much better year than 2016 had been for butterflies but numbers were still not back to the 2014 level so here’s hoping for a good summer in 2018.
If you would like to take part in the 2018 Survey Butterfly Survey, click on the link below

Superfast broadband project March newsletter

To read the March newsletter click on the link below

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Possible closure of Solihul Police Station

The West Midlands Police and Crime commissioner is considering closing Solihull Police Station.  This is our closest station now that Shirley has closed.  Our closest stations within Warwickshire are Leamington Spa and Stratford and we regularly require back up from West Midlands Police in Solihull.

If you would like to object to the proposed closure you can email stating your objections.

There is also a petition at


Superfast broadband project February update

To read the February newsletter click on the link below

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Protect yourself or others from potential harms of online gaming

You are invited to attend this FREE event in Warwick on 26 April to find out more about what you can do to help protect yourself or others from potential harms of online gaming. The event will also look to talk about safeguarding and how to keep young people safe. For more information click on the link below.

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January 2018 Newsletter

This will soon be dropping through your letter boxes. If you want to read it now click on the link below

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Better internet security in two minutes

A message from Action Fraud

Domain Name Systems (DNS) are like public phone books for the web. They are the reason you only need to remember a website’’s name and not its IP address (think of these as phone numbers for computers). When you type “” into a browser, a DNS service translates that into the associated IP address ( for you.

Imagine a phone book that automatically filters and removes phone numbers known to be used for fraud. That’s what Quad9 does for websites. Quad9 provides an automated way to protect yourself and your business by blocking access to known malicious websites, like phishing sites designed to steal personal or banking details.

Quad9 checks the website to determine if it’s malicious.

Visit for a step-by-step guide on how to improve your online security in two minutes.