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Earlswood Community Safety Event 1st August

There will be an Earlswood Community Safety event on Wednesday 1st August between 4-6pm on Malthouse Lane. For more information click on this link – community engagement event poster earlswood

Could you be a school governor?

One of the great advantages that Tanworth School & Nursery has enjoyed is the extent to which people in our local community, not necessarily connected with the school or Church, have been willing to serve as governors and thereby help the Headteacher and her staff provide the very best education for our children.

Some of our governors are parents who, despite all the demands of having a young family and, usually, full-time jobs, are prepared to give up their precious time to bring their unique perspective to running our school and nursery.  Other governors have an education background and are able to use that experience to help shape and monitor the learning that we offer.

Equally important are those who can bring a strong business background and experience to the governor role.  These have typically been experienced business professionals who have perhaps recently retired or are reaching the end of their full-time careers but are keen to offer their knowledge and experience to help with the financial and business management of the school and nursery.  This is essential if we are to allow the headteacher and her staff to focus on helping our children to learn and achieve their best.

At present we would be very interested to hear from anyone with a business background, particularly in commercial accounting or financial management, or in buildings and asset management, either from the private or public sector, who would consider becoming a school governor. 

If this is something that you think that you might be interested in please give me a call on 07891 432881 or e-mail me at

Bob Perks

Chair of Governing Board   

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.