Christmas Opening Hours

The Town Hall offices are open as follows:

Thursday December 22 – 9am to 1pm (normal)

Friday December 23 – 9am to 1pm (normal)

 

Monday December 26 – CLOSED

Tuesday December 27 – CLOSED

Wednesday December 28 – 9am to 1pm (normal)

Thursday December 29 – 9am to 1pm (normal)

Friday December 30 – 9am to 1pm (normal)

 

Monday January 2 – CLOSED

Tuesday January 3 – 9am to 1pm (normal) and onwards

 

The Cemetery will be open 8am – 4pm all days including Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

 

Miss it, miss out!!

Don’t miss Coleshill Town Council’s annual Christmas Fair tomorrow at 1pm-5pm, discover stalls with tombola’s, raffles, lucky dips, games and refreshments galore. Always a great afternoon for the family and raises much needed funds for many of our local community groups and charities.

Come and visit Santa’s Grotto in the Old Court Room and have a peek in our Hudson Room to see what crafts your children can create led by the Guides and Brownies.

The fair will be accompanied by music from local bands and choirs before the countdown to Coleshill’s light switch on by our Town Mayor, Councillor Sue Wallace at 4:15pm.

 

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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The Coleshill Town Guide is out of date and there only a few copies left.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.

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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Mum2mum market comes to Coleshill Town Hall

DRAGON’S DEN BACKED MUM2MUM MARKET LAUNCHES IN COLESHILL – 26 June  2-4pm

Mum2mum market nearly new sales provide an opportunity for parents to make money selling on their outgrown baby clothes and equipment to other families.

With over 20 stalls the market offers a huge choice of pre-loved baby and children’s items at a fraction of the high street price, where  buyers can make serious savings.  Goods for sale range from large items such as designer prams, large toys and cots to toys, books, baby equipment and clothes from newborn to age six.

Click on the event on facebook for sale previews: https://www.facebook.com/events/1726187787653960/

Admission is £2 on the door, kids are free, and admission for the last half hour of the sale is free.   Refreshments will be available on the day and exclusive discounts are on offer from baby/children’s photographer Images by SJ Baldock.

For more information about Mum2mum Market and for details of how to book a stall, please visit www.mum2mummarket.co.ukmum2mum

Afternoon Tea hosted by Coleshill Remembers

On Saturday 23rd May the Town Hall was filled with Coleshill residents past and present enjoying Afternoon Tea hosted by Coleshill Remembers. The event was organised to bring together families with a connection to the Great War in Coleshill so that Coleshill Remembers could document and collate their histories.

Guests were invited to spend the afternoon sharing family stories of local men who served in WW1, the daily lives of those who stayed behind, and the work of those who volunteered to help in local convalescent hospitals for wounded servicemen.

Displays were presented showing the research completed so far by Coleshill Remembers, complemented by photographs from the Coleshill & District Civic Society archives and artwork produced by pupils at The Coleshill School.

One of the organisers, Dr Jane Veevers, described the afternoon as

“a great success thanks to the hard work of everyone involved and the many guests who attended to share their stories.”

If anyone was unable to attend but is interested in the Coleshill Remembers WW1 project, please get in touch via the website (www.coleshillremembers.co.uk) or by telephone on 01675 463326. We’d love to hear from you.