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Residents’ Association AGM Monday 22 October Earlswood Village Hall at 19:45

Annual General Meeting to be held on Monday 22ndOctober 2018

Starting at 7.45pm in Earlswood Village Hall


  1. Apologies
  1. Adoption of 2017 Minutes
  1. Chairman’s Report

3.1  Public Response

  1. Treasurer’s Report

4.1  Public Response

4.2  Adoption of Account

5.    Police Report. PCSO Aadila Hussain and David Malin from Alcester Neighbourhood Team will report and take questions

  1. Presentation from Sam Slemensek on Cyber Crime in Our Time.    Sam and Alex are Cyber Crime Advisers in the Community Safety and Locality Working team and recently won an Award for their work in the Community.
  2. Reports from County Councillor John Horner, District Councillor George Atkinson and Chairman of the Parish Council, Cllr. Roy Willmott.
  3. Constitution
  4.  Election of Committee and introduction of  new members
  5.   Any Other Business

Everyone is invited to refreshments following the meeting


Jenny Buckley






Tanworth in Arden Parish Council End of WW1 Centenary Commemoration – The Tommy Trail


Opening service Friday 26th October 12.00 noon at the War Memorial Tanworth Village Green

Followed by tea and cakes at Tanworth Village Hall- Do come and join us

Six  Tommy Silhouettes will be also seated at locations around the Parish :

  • Earlswood Village Hall
  • Earlswood Leisure Park – Malthouse Lane
  • Corner of Springbrook Lane and The Common
  • Outside Tanworth Village Hall
  • The War Memorial – Tanworth Village Green
  • St Mary Magdalene Church

There is a prize draw for a family ticket to Umberslade Farm Park. To enter take a photograph with each silhouette and then email the photos to the Parish Council office –

Names will be entered for the draw which will take place on Thursday 15th November 2018 at the Parish Council meeting.

It’s Flicking Blue Murder…….

Keep Britain tidy as launched a new national campaign – #BinTheButt – to stamp out cigarette litter, which causes significant damage to marine life.

Theycalling on smokers across the UK to rethink how they dispose of their cigarettes, as research* reveals that only half (53%) of Brits think that cigarette butts get washed into the sea if they get dropped, blown or washed down the drain.

Dropped cigarette butts are the most common form of littering, and just under four in ten (39%) smokers – equivalent to 3.6 million in the UK1 – admit to throwing a cigarette butt down a drain within the past month. However, one in ten (11%) do not even consider cigarette butts to be litter.

This research, made possible thanks to support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, was carried out for Keep Britain Tidy by YouGov.

Only just over a third (38%) of smokers thought that cigarettes contain plastic, yet nearly four out of five (77%) smokers were concerned that the toxins from their cigarettes cause significant harm to marine life. Cigarette filters are comprised of thousands of chemical ingredients, including arsenic, lead and nicotine, all of which can leak into marine environments. In fact, studies have shown that just one cigarette butt per litre of water is highly toxic to fish2.

More than a fifth (22%) of Brits thought putting a cigarette down the drain was acceptable, which rose sharply to over half (52%) among smokers who smoke every day.

The research also showed that over a third of daily smokers (33%) thought that cigarette butts that get dropped down the drain were filtered out through the water treatment system, 8% thought they remained in the drains and 10% thought butts were biodegradable.

They are tackling the problem with their  new campaign,  to raise awareness amongst smokers and highlight the link between the cigarette butt they drop on the street or down the drain and the impact it has on the marine environment³.

In 2017, The United Nations Development Programme described throwing cigarette butts on the ground as ‘the last socially acceptable form of littering’ and we are determined to turn the tide and make throwing your butt on the floor as socially unacceptable as ‘lighting up’ in a pub or restaurant.

To support the campaign, they  have partnered with SEA LIFE Manchester to create a dramatic underwater seascape, which brings to life the impact of cigarettes in our oceans. Three one-metre ‘cigarette butt’ sculptures were installed inside one of the aquariums at SEA LIFE Manchester, creating a visual representation of what happens when cigarettes are littered in drains.  See  the website for more information.


UBUS Dial-a-Ride Community Transport Service

UBUS is a dial-a-ride community transport service operating within Stratford District.

It is available to anyone in the district who struggles to access public transport due to mobility issues, health problems or who lives in an area with no, or infrequent, public transport.

UBUS will collect passengers from their door, drop them off at their destination, pick up again at the agreed point and drop off back at home.  Drivers can assist passengers to get on & off the bus and will help with up to 3 shopping bags or a trolley if necessary.  All UBUS vehicles can accommodate a wheelchair.

Depending on where residents live in the district a single journey costs between £2.10 and £3.40. Return journeys from £4.20 to £6.80.   Residents living in an Orbit property are eligible for a 60p discount on their journey.

Sadly, bus passes are not accepted and travel can only be within the district so, for example, trips to Redditch and Solihull are not permitted.  It is available weekdays only.  Passengers can only travel between 9:30am and 2:30pm.

Journeys need to be booked in advance.   You can book up to seven days before you need to travel.

UBUS can be used to visit friends, attend social groups, leisure activities or go shopping.  It cannot be used to attend medical appointments.

To book call 01789 264491.

The number is much in demand at certain times of the day so you may be asked to leave a telephone number or need to call back if you prefer.


CSW Broadband News

Click on the link for the September Broadband Newsletter newsletter 18-09

Nominate Your Best Neighbour Of 2018

Neighbourhood Watch and its sponsor Co-op Insurance have just launched a nationwide search to find and celebrate some of the best and most considerate neighbours of 2018!

They are urging people to nominate the most deserving good neighbours and there is also an opportunity to put forward your ‘Hero Next Door’ for a true act of heroism.

Neighbourhood Watch and Co-op Insurance are working together on these exciting awards and anyone can nominate their good neighbours today!

They are talking about the local heroes in your street and community whose acts of kindness and neighbourliness really set them apart.

They want to recognise the people who are making such a vital contribution to community life and encourage others to follow in their footsteps.

You don’t need to be a Neighbourhood Watch member to nominate and the person you nominate doesn’t need to be a member either.

Click here to join in– before nominations close on September 5 – and you’ll be taken to the nomination form where you can share your stories of great neighbourly activities and acts of kindness.

You can also share the link to the nominations page by cutting and pasting it from below.

So nominate your good neighbours today!

To read more about the awards on their website click here.

Flicks in the Sticks Season 2018/19

Earlswood Village Hall Doors/Bar open from 7pm.

Admission: £4 members, £5 non-members.

21stSept.            Finding Your Feet

19thOct.             Suffragette

16thNov.             Darkest Hour

21stDec.             Hampstead

18thJan.              Victoria & Abdul

15thFeb.             A Street Cat named Bob

15thMarch          The Book Thief

19thApril             The Post

26thApril             The Greatest Showman


An Evening with Ian Scott-Hunter ex Royal Footman

Earlswood Village Hall presents

An Evening with Ian Scott-Hunter ex Royal Footman.

An enlightening talk will be given by Ian who served for many years in the Royal Household. He  has lots of interesting stories to tell about life behind the scenes in the Royal Palaces and memorabilia to share.


*Two course hot supper      * Bar

TICKETS £12 Available from Fiona 01564 703 674 or, Jean 01564 703 239

Sponsored by FOWLERS, Cheese makers of Earlswood

Scrap collectors, wheelie bins and nuisance phone calls

Scrap collectors

Anyone going door to door asking for, or collecting scrap from the roadside must have a Licence issued by the Local Authority. This Licence must be displayed in the vehicle so it can be easily read. If you have any scrap we advise that you contact a local Licenced Collector who will normally pick up for free depending on what the items are. A quick search on Social Media or the Internet will find the help you need. Unfortunately unlicensed collectors will sometimes go onto private land to look for items to take, often resulting in items being stolen. If you see a suspicious vehicle and / or people that appear to be looking for scrap, please report to Police on 101 with a description and the registration number of the vehicle.

Prevent theft of your wheelie bins

Here are a few tips on keeping them secure:-

  • Mark them with your postcode and house number. Other decorations on the side that make them easily recognisable are allowed.
  • Chain them together and to something secure when not being collected.
  • Bring them back in as soon after collection as possible. If you are unable to do this see if a neighbour or other trusted person would help.

Nuisance Phone Calls

Unsolicited nuisance phone calls from call centres and from those with a criminal intent are still a problem. Callers purporting to be from BT, Microsoft and HMRC are just some of the scams that we have heard of. These callers are trying to get your personal information, or are asking for payment to solve non-existent problems. There are a few ways that can prevent these calls getting through including Call-blockers and Caller ID screens. For further information on how you can prevent these calls check out the Internet or contact your phone provider. Here are some useful websites.


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