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 colin@coleshilltowncouncil.gov.uk 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 hs2enquiries@hs2.org.uk.


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


Thank you,



Best wishes,
Fiona Woolston

Engagement Manager



0777 659 2192| fwoolston@lm-jv.com

6th Floor, Cornerblock,Two Cornwall Street, Birmingham B3 2DX

LM on behalf of HS2 – Temporary overnight lane closures near Stonebridge Island from Monday 26 July 2021

Good morning neighbour,

Please find attached a notification of works detailing temporary overnight lane closures near Stonebridge Island from Monday 26 July being carried out by LM (Laing O’Rourke and J. Murphy & Sons) on behalf of HS2.

 Subject to obtaining the relevant consents, we will install temporary, phased overnight lane closures from 7pm to 12.30am between Monday 26 July to Friday 30 July, and on Monday 2 August, along varying sections of the A446, A452 and A45 near Stonebridge Island to undertake environmental surveys.

Also, earlier in the month, we informed you that we would install temporary, phased daytime lane closures from 9.30am to 3.30pm each day between Monday 12 July to Thursday 15 July, and Monday 19 July to Tuesday 20 July, along sections of the A446, A452 and A45 near Stonebridge Island. We will now extend this programme from Monday 12 July to Friday 16 July.

Please see the below link for full details.

 LM on behalf of HS2 – Notice of overnight lane closures near Stonebridge Island from 26 July

Please share this notification with your employees, tenants and/or customers as required via your various communications channels. If you receive questions or enquiries about our works, please encourage people to subscribe for news updates on HS2 works in Solihull at www.hs2insolihull.co.uk. Where possible, please use the following text to promote our communications channels:

Stay in touch

As HS2’s works increase in this area, HS2 and their contractors want to keep you updated on all planned activities to inform your future journeys. On HS2’s Commonplace portal, you can sign up for news updates in the Solihull area at www.hs2insolihull.co.uk; you can sign up under the heading ‘Subscribe to news updates for HS2 in Solihull’ on the homepage.

 You can also find information about HS2’s works in surrounding areas at:





 To get in touch with HS2, contact their HS2 Helpdesk team all day, every day of the year on:

08081 434 434


If you have any questions about our works promoted in the attached notification, please contact Fiona Woolston by email at fwoolston@lm-jv.com.

Many thanks,

Community Engagement Team

08081 434 434 | Community@lm-jv.com

6th Floor, Cornerblock,Two Cornwall Street, Birmingham B3 2DX

Find out more about what we do and how we do it – www.lm-jv.com



Coleshill Country Market is to reopen again for the first time after lockdown this Friday morning, July 3rd. This will be a shorter than usual market from 9am until 11am at the Parish Room, 132 High Street, Coleshill, with full social distancing and hygiene measures in place. Many of the usual home-baked treats and crafts will be available as our dedicated cooks get back in the swing of baking and preserving. Among the regular favourites on offer will be cheese scones still warm from the oven, cakes and quiches, home-grown fruits and vegetables plus award-winning marmalade, jams, pickles and preserves.

“It will be wonderful to have the Market up and running again and catch up with some of our regular customers,” said Market Manager Janet Reilly, “We’re hoping for a really good turnout as it’s been a difficult time during lockdown and home-produced treats help to cheer everyone up. We’re hoping anyone who can will come to browse, buy or find out more about us. We also take advance orders for some of our produce including baked goods, children’s clothes and crafts.”
Anyone interested in placing an order should ring Deanna on 01675-463239 or Janet on 01675-462122

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Christmas 2019

The late night shop for Christmas 2019 Light Switch On will be on Thursday 28 November as organised by Love Coleshill. The Mayor, Cllr. Adam Richardson will be present to switch on the lights.

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On Saturday 30 November, the Town Council will be organising the Christmas Fayre in the Town Hall from 1pm-4pm. If you wish to book a stall please contact Helen Whittaker on 01675 463326.img_3537