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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


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.


Superfast broadband project July Newsletter

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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.


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

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Superfast broadband project April Newsletter

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