Coleshill Town Guide

The Coleshill Town Guide is out of date and there only a few copies left.  The Council had attempted to have the same printer as last time to do a revised print but they were unable to find enough advertising to achieve this on a “free to Council” basis.  The Council has been trying to find an alternative guide printer.

A printer has been found and Local Authority Publishing Limited are selling print pages currently with a view to publishing a guide in the New Year (over 70% sold to date).

If the company’s sales representative (Laura) approaches you if you are in business in the town, should have an authority letter to show, written and personally signed by the Town Clerk.  If they refer to Local Authority Publishing Limited, they are officially authorised to sell space in the guide.

We hope that it will be in publication in the New Year and will be available in web page format as well.

Vacant Allotment Plots

Are you soon due to retire / semi-retire and would like a new project?  Love gardening but find your garden too small to grow produce? Want to save money in the supermarkets and avoid pesticides by growing your own?

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There are now a small number of vacancies at the Stonebridge Allotment site and 2 plots available at the Gilson Road Allotment site.

Plots cost just £20 per year for Coleshill Residents (£30 for non-residents) they must be continuously maintained or they will be withdrawn and reissued.

Renting an allotment can be incredible hard work and needs commitment to maintain, however the rewards are also great. Coleshill Town Council run an annual competition for our Allotment Holders and have a good relationship with them. We are members of the National Allotment Society

For any more information, contact Kate Shtrezi, Records Assistant on 01675 463326 or via kate@coleshilltowncouncil.gov.uk

Father Hudson’s 113th Charity Ball

Join Father Hudson’s Care on 18th February 2017 at the National Conference Centre for their 113th Charity Ball.

The date is set, the band is booked and preparations are well underway to make Father Hudson’s 113th Annual Fundraising Ball better than ever. So make sure you save the date and book your tickets for an evening of celebration in aid of not one, but two good causes.

The Marmites

Local band The Marmites return to rock into the early hours following their great success at 2016’s event. Jimmy Spencer and his team of volunteers are back with the ever-popular tombola. And there will be the usual three-course dinner, dancing, raffle and games, ensuring a great evening is had by all. The Ball returns to the popular venue – the National Conference Centre, Birmingham.Get in touch today to reserve your tickets or book a table. Tickets cost £39.50, or £35.00 if you are 30 and under. You can also book a table for your entire party. We can offer tables of 8, 10, 12 or more. To book your tickets, call Ginny Cullen on 01675 434015 or email fundraising@fatherhudsons.org.uk.

2017’s Ball will raise funds for New Routes Fostering and Young at Heart.

New Routes provides fostering placements to children and young people in and around Birmingham who are unable to
live with their birth families. With the Ball’s help they want to provide more educational, health and personal development opportunities to the children and young people they help.

Young at Heart reaches out the hand of friendship to vulnerable and extremely isolated older people in North Staffordshire. Older people are supported to attend one of four regular friendship groups where they can make friends, take part in various activities, exercise, and get support and information. Without Young at Heart many wouldn’t see a friendly face from one week to the next.

With two projects to support we want to make the 113th Ball the best ever. We know we can do it with your help.

Come along to help raise funds for these two brilliant projects. You can also help by donating prizes for the raffle and tombola, to help boost the proceeds on the night. All prizes are gratefully received and can be delivered to St George’s House, Coleshill.

If you would like to support the ball, you can also make a donation on the Ball Committee’s JustGiving page or by sending a cheque payable to ‘Father Hudson’s Ball’ to Ginny Cullen, Father Hudson’s Care, St George’s House, Gerards Way, Coleshill B46 3FG.

Remembrance Parade 2016

Remembrance Sunday has always been a special day for our nation and indeed for the town of Coleshill, a day in which the community joins together to remember those who died in World War One and all conflicts since. As Mayor of Coleshill it was an honour to lead the parade through the streets of Coleshill and to see many residents young and old gathering to show their support.

Remembrance Sunday 2016 was particularly significant as it took place during the centenary commemoration of the Battle of the Somme, July 1st-November 18th 1916, the largest battle of the First World War on the Western front.  Twenty-four men from in and around Coleshill died during this battle and were remembered during the wreath laying and the roll of honour by all present, including relatives of some of the fallen still living in Coleshill and the surrounding areas today.

It takes a great many people to organise the remembrance parade and church service and my sincere thanks go out to everyone involved: to Roy Charlesworth and all at the Coleshill branch of the Royal British Legion for organising the parade and poppies which lined the streets and adorned each shop window; to Coleshill Parish Church, the Reverend Nick Parker for delivering a poignant and thought-provoking service and the wider church ensemble and congregation for being gracious hosts; to Coleshill Town Band for leading the parade with dignity; to my Sergeant At Arms, Simon Toon, for his assistance in organising the parade and his knowledge of ceremonial protocols; to the uniformed organisations, their standard-bearers and leaders, 1st Coleshill Brownies, 5th Coleshill Brownies, Water Orton Scouts, Coleshill Scouts, Cubs and Beavers, Shard End Sea Cadets, 2504 Sqn Air Training Corps and the Girl’s and Boy’s Brigades; to the Marshals who kindly volunteered to help with the road closures, standing guard to ensure the safe passage of the parade; to the MER for providing the lead and rear cars and first aid assistance; to Coleshill Primary School for allowing the parade to muster and disband from the school grounds; to Town Clerk, Colin Greatorex, and all officers and staff of Coleshill Town Council who ably assisted with the organisation of the event, and finally thanks to the people of Coleshill for always supporting the parade.

Cllr Mrs. Sue Wallace

Town Mayor

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Pop-up Christmas Cinema at Coleshill Town Hall

Bear Paw Productions will be bringing back some cinema magic in the lead up to Christmas 2016. Throughout December we will be screening some of the most loved Christmas film at Coleshill Town Hall.
The Town Hall will be transformed into an amazing venue based on the theme of each film. Every evening will bring a little piece of Christmas magic and we would love you to be a part of it.

Events are being held each evening on the following dates:
Friday 2nd December – The Chronicles of Narnia; The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (raising money for Make-A-Wish UK)
Friday 9th December – Elf (raising money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital)
Friday 16th December – Love Actually (Raising money for British Heart Foundation)
Friday 23rd December – The Polar Express (Raising money for Air Ambulance)

Doors open at 6.30pm with the film starting around 7pm.

For the last 2 screenings Coleshill Town Band will be playing traditional Christmas carols and you take your seats to add a little more magic to your night.

Food & drink will be available to purchase on the night, including mulled wine, beer, hot chocolate, red & white wine, Bailey’s, popcorn, sweets, mince pies, gingerbread biscuits etc.

The Chronicles of Narnia – The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (PG)

Our first screening follows the magical story of Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter in ‘The Chronicles of Narnia – The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe’. Be prepared to wonder through our very own wardrobe full of fur coats into a winter woodland scene. Inside you’ll be able to dress up as some of the characters at our very special photobooth, grab a delicious hot chocolate and a bag of homemade popcorn, then find your seats among the snow.

Elf (PG)

The brilliant comedy ‘Elf’ staring Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel will be shown on our big screen this December. Don’t be a cotton headed ninny muggins and miss out on tickets for this one. Just like Buddy we can’t help but make amazing amounts of decorations for Chirstmas. So Coleshill Town Hall will be covered in paper snowflakes, giant sweets and Christmas trees.

Love Actually (15)

Christmas wouldn’t be the same without watching the stories of eight very different couples in the lead up to Christmas Day. ‘Love Actually’ is the must see romantic comedy of the season. Coleshill Town Band will be playing some traditional carols as you collect your tickets, purchase some snacks and find your seats in the snow. It’s going to be a festive night for couples, friends and family.

The Polar Express (U)

Finally our festive season will end with a magical journey to the North Pole on ‘The Polar Express’. So get your pyjamas and onesies at the ready as we discover the sound of the Christmas bells and remember to never stop believing!

Link to our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/bearpawproductionsuk/

Link to the website where you can order tickets:

https://bearpawproductions.wordpress.com/