Arts Project – Rose Road /Station Road – consultation

Coleshill Town Council thanks those who have responded to the suggested Arts Project for Rose Road /Station Road.

The overwhelming majority of respondents were not supportive and so the Councillors on the Working Group have decided it will not go ahead, as planned.

The £5,000 sum being granted by the Warwickshire County Council Towns Network team was for some feature or group of items that would create a point of interest for tourists or a facility that would encourage visitors.  Clearly, that is not going to be possible at this location, with the consultation feedback against creating a focal point there.

Some people have suggested other uses of the £5,000 fund.  The Councillors on the Working Group have been passed those ideas but the fund that was offered was for the specific purposes described above, so these might not be possible.  Also, the Town Council has limited powers over matters that are the remit of the Borough or County Council (e.g. traffic control or road conditions) or on land not in the public ownership.

25 January 2023 meeting of Coleshill Town Council is to be held at the Community Centre

9 January 2023


Town Council meeting at the Community Centre 25 Jan 2023

Please note that the 25 January 2023 meeting of Coleshill Town Council is to be held at the Community Centre, Temple Way, starting at 7pm.

All meetings of the Town Council are open to the public and there is a 15-minute section of the agenda for any resident to bring up matters for consideration by the Town Council.  However, this meeting has been moved from the normal Town Hall room to be at the Community Centre for three main reasons:

  1. It is an opportunity for those living north of the Cole Bridge to engage with the Town Councillors, see how the various items are discussed openly in meetings, how the Council operates, its aims and challenges and to see if there are issues that you might want to see addressed.


  1. The budget for the next year Council year will run from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024, which will be largely after the May 2023 Council elections. This meeting will set that budget and discuss the precept (Council Tax) and other charges.


  1. The meeting will show off the building, both to elected members and the public. The building has just had a large series of investments: the floor surface in the Swan Room and corridor have been resurfaced, there have been improvements to the roofing and there are now additional sensor security lights.


If you have not been in the building lately, this will be a very good chance to see it.  The meeting will be in the Swan Room, but you will have the chance to also see the Mill Room and kitchen facilities on the night.

Colin Greatorex, Town Clerk

Commonwealth War Graves in Coleshill Cemetery


Service Number
Regiment & Unit/Ship
Royal Engineers
317th Road Construction Coy.
Date of Death
Died 08 July 1918
Age 43 years old
Country of Service
United Kingdom
Grave Number
Additional Info
Son of William and Sarah Ann Watkins; husband of Florence J. Watkins, of Post Office Yard, Coleshill.
Personal Inscription


Service Number
Regiment & Unit/Ship
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
3rd Bn.
Date of Death
Died 21 March 1917
Age 19 years old
Country of Service
United Kingdom
Grave Number
Additional Info
Son of Edward and Lizzie Mallin, of Coleshill.




Regiment & Unit/Ship
Labour Corps
Date of Death
Died 22 November 1918
Age 20 years old
Country of Service
United Kingdom
Grave Number
Additional Info
Son of Charles Gibbins Crooke and Florence Gray Crooke, of High St., Coleshill.





 Service Number
Regiment & Unit/Ship
Royal Air Force
Date of Death
Died 22 July 1940
Age 19 years old
Country of Service
United Kingdom
Grave Number
Additional Info
Son of Arthur and A. E. Smith, of Coleshill.




Service Number
Regiment & Unit/Ship
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Date of Death
Died 01 March 1943
Age 21 years old
Country of Service
United Kingdom
 Grave Number
Row XI 18

Commonwealth War Grave Signage for Coleshill Cemetery


Coleshill Town Council has successfully applied for and has been granted Commonwealth War Grave signage for Coleshill Cemetery.  The Cemetery is home to five Commonwealth War Graves and each grave is maintained yearly by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

The CWGC is a global organisation, caring for war graves at 23,000 locations in more than 150 countries and territories. They commemorate almost 1.7 million individuals, ensuring that all the Commonwealth men and women who died during both world wars are commemorated in a manner befitting their sacrifice.

For more information, please visit

Allotment Clearance – Available Allotments for Spring 2022

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During the lockdowns of 2020/2021 Coleshill Town Council was inundated with applications from residents requesting allotments in Coleshill. Coleshill is lucky enough to have a thriving allotment community boasting 100+ allotments over three sites all managed by the Town Council. The allotments were soon full, and an extensive waiting list was building up.

That’s when the Council decided to get in contact with Hayden Wright, Community Engagement Manager for Balfour Beatty Vinci (BBV – the contractors engaged on the local sections of the HS2 works), to see if there was any help that they could provide in turning a section of the Stonebridge South allotment, that had been inactive for around 5 years, becoming very overgrown and unusable.

Hayden and BBV were willing to help and got in touch with Tom Law from LYNCH plant hire who jumped at the opportunity to get involved!

Site meetings were held with all the relevant stakeholders including Coleshill Town Councillors and arrangements were made for the work to go ahead; BBV Utilities team scanned the area for the potential of hidden utilities, and an ecologist assessed the area and would also be present on site for when works took place, just in case there were any ecological constraints.


On Friday 10 December LYNCH plant hire provided an excavator and plant operator to begin levelling and clearing the land to make the site into usable allotments for the council to then rent out in spring 2022.

Work on site took Nathan, Plant Operator, around four hours to complete and from the images, you can see how much difference this made! Well done to all involved!

If you are interested in having an allotment, please contact Coleshill Town Council on for more information.

For this work to be completed, the council tapped into BBV’s ‘Community Investment’ scheme where all the resources, human and mechanical, are made available for community projects, free of charge.  The diggers and lifting vehicles used would have been expensive if hired for the day by Coleshill Town Council but the people, fuel, insurance and all the equipment booked onto this job came free of any costs, thanks to the BBV scheme.


Welcome Back Fund – Coleshill are looking for Stall Holders & Entertainers

Coleshill have been awarded a ‘Welcome Back Fund’, amounting to a few thousand pounds. It is being managed through North Warwickshire Borough Council, in collaboration with the Town Council and Love Coleshill (with its free download loyalty App) .  There are plans to put in three broad ideas:

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Stay-a-While Saturdays – the first one will be on the 14th  August and all will run from 10:30am to 3pm, centered around the Town Hall

Wander-Round-Wednesdays – the first one will be on the 18th August and will also run from 10:30am to 3pm (for consistency), centered on St Peter’s Walk

Beautification – this will involve cleaning, weeding, repainting, etc. as well as more planting, bunting and posters.


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There will be marketing materials for local shops available soon and we are looking for any contacts /leads for the following:

  • For the Stay-a-While Saturdays, we need any contacts for any specialist or different retailers who might be interested in a pitch, which will be in Town Hall from 14 August for 6 Saturdays up to March 2022.
  • For Wander-Round-Wednesdays, we need any for any smaller traders or pop-up retailers who might be interested in a stall which will be on St Peter’s Walk from 18 August for 15 Wednesdays up to March 2022.  (A 16th event will be a Thursday on 25 November for the Late Night Shopping).
  • To support the Wander-Round-Wednesdays, we need any contact details for entertainers of all sorts to perform on St Peter’s Walk within the 10:30am to 3pm slot.

Please contact the Town Council on  01675 463326 or or speak to a member of the Love Coleshill committee.

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HS2 Invitation – HS2 events at the Council for British Archaeology’s Festival of Archaeology

Good afternoon neighbour,


To mark the Council for British Archaeology’s Festival of Archaeology, we are holding a series of free online events so you can get involved and find out more about what treasures are being unearthed as we build the country’s new high speed railway. The Festival of Archaeology runs from 17 July to 1 August, shining a light on our past and how our ancestors lived.


Subjects we will be covering in our free online ‘webinars’ include:

  • The archaeology of the Chilterns
  • St James’ burial ground
  • Hillingdon’s hidden history
  • Doddershall
  • Coleshill built heritage
  • Curzon Street
  • Innovations in archaeology
  • Uncovering the landscapes of HS2


Find out more about the Festival of Archaeology and the events we are holding.


We will also be holding our fourth weekend of open days at our Field Museum at St Mary’s Church in Stoke Mandeville on Saturday 24 July and Sunday 25 July. Inside a specially constructed tent the size of a football pitch, archaeologists working on our behalf are currently excavating the remains of the former parish church of St. Mary the Virgin. This is a once in a generation opportunity to excavate the ruins of a medieval church and churchyard. Inside the museum you can ascend the viewing platform for a bird’s eye view of ongoing excavations, as well as displays, films and finds to explore the history of St. Mary’s Church and the amazing archaeological discoveries in the surrounding area. We’d love to welcome you onto site to explore this fascinating excavation, where you can learn about life and death in Stoke Mandeville over more than 800 years.


Tickets are available to book from 10am on Tuesday 13 July and booking will close at 5pm on Thursday 22 July. Visit our events page to view details and book your tickets. Detailed joining instructions including our Health and Safety statement will be sent to all registered attendees closer to the time.


If you have a question about HS2’s events at the Council for British Archaeology’s Festival of Archaeology, please contact our HS2 Helpdesk team on 08081 434 434 or email


Where appropriate, please share this information with supply chain, colleagues and customers via your communications channels.


Thank you,



Best wishes,
Fiona Woolston

Engagement Manager



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