Remembrance Service Broadcast

On Wednesday 4th November 2020 the Reverend Nick Parker pre-recorded the remembrance service to be broadcast on Sunday 8th November from 10.45am via Coleshill Parish Church Facebook.

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The Reverend Parker was joined by Mr Michael Fetherston-Dilke, the Mayor of Coleshill Cllr. Adam Richardson and Mr Roy Charlesworth chair of the Royal British Legion Coleshill branch and a pupil from The Coleshill School who all gave readings as well as Coleshill Town Band, the bell ringers and the choir providing music. 


Fire Engine 2Fire Engine 1Also in attendance were the newly decorated fire engines from Coleshill fire station.  

 The recording will be broadcast on Sunday via Facebook

The church will be open on Sunday for Private Prayer 

from 12noon until 4pm

Availability of Coleshill Town Council outdoor facilities during lockdown from 5th Nov 2020

Unfortunately, due to the current regulations from Central Government, the following alterations have been made to the availability of our outdoor facilities.  We hope this helps to clarify the situation for everyone and encourage you to look after yourselves as well as you can within the limitations of the current situation.  We hope that you all stay well and look forward to offering the use of these facilities again, when we are directed to do so safely.
The guidance given here is based on the advice as of 5th November 2020 and this may change.  Please always strictly adhere to Central Government Guidance and NHS guidance at all times to keep yourself and others safe.

Tennis courts 

Outdoor courts should not be used and they will therefore be locked.

Children’s Play equipment 

Specific advice from Government is that these should stay open to use. Please adhere to the advice on the posters on-site regarding Covid-secure use; stay safe and adhere to national restrictions.


This will be open. Please adhere to the advice on the posters on-site regarding Covid-secure use; stay safe and adhere to national restrictions.

Outdoor gym equipment items 

Unfortunately, the outdoor gym equipment will be out of use and taped off.

Football pitches 

Amateur football games are not allowed.  The Council has removed the goalposts to discourage groups playing and to allow the grass on the goal mouths to recover. We will be carrying out essential maintenance of the pitches during this period.

Remembrance Service Sunday 8th November 2020 – Cancelled

Unfortunately the Remembrance Service for 2020 has now been cancelled.

However, The Rev. Nick Parker will be recording a Service of Remembrance including members of the Royal British Legion, the Mayor of Coleshill,  Coleshill Town Band, Coleshill Parish Church Choir and readers from the wider community. This will be recorded before the National Lockdown comes in to effect and will be available to watch on the Parish Church Facebook page from Sunday 8th November at 10.45am. Please see Coleshill Parish Church Facebook page or for further details.

Those wishing to lay wreaths at the War Memorial may do so anytime they wish rather than 11am on Remembrance Sunday.

Remembrance Parade 8th November 2020 Cancelled



It is with sincere regret that, in the interest of public safety due to Covid-19, the decision has been made to cancel this year’s Remembrance Parade in Coleshill.  However, the day should not be forgotten and the Royal  British Legion are encouraging ‘Remembrance from Home’. They have many innovative ideas on their website of how to get involved with fundraising and acts of remembrance from home including downloadable poppies and teaching resources, please visit their website on


As always Coleshill High Street will be festooned with Poppies to signify our Town’s collective remembrance.  If you wish to take photos of your acts of remembrance from home and share them on social media use the hashtags #TwoMinuteSilence #coleshillremembers or @coleshillparish


The Parish Church will be having a short Remembrance Service with a reduced number in the congregation. Entrance to the Service is by pre-booked seat only, with priority for tickets given to current and ex-service men and women and to those who have a wreath to lay on behalf of a local society or organisation, via Zoe Hillcox at Coleshill Town Council on or 01675 463326. To discourage the gathering of people outside the church there will not, this year, be the traditional broadcast of the service on speakers outside, there will also not be a formal wreath laying ceremony, those wishing to lay a wreath who are not coming to the church service are encouraged to do so anytime during the Sunday. There will however be a live broadcast of the service on Facebook live on the @coleshillparish Facebook page


We hope that you are still able to participate in memory of the fallen in a Covid-safe way.  As the Royal British Legion website says “we encourage everyone make Remembrance their own – however you choose to remember”.


CCTV – Change of Location

The police, in collaboration with the North Warwickshire Borough Council and Coleshill Town Council are arranging for a Nomad HD camera to be moved to Coleshill High Street near to the vicinity of the Coach Hotel public house.
The camera was redeployed on Tuesday 6 October.  The Safer Neighbourhood Team will promote awareness of the deployment through their newsletter and other channels.   Please note this change which is part of the response to the incidents and concerns raised recently about the licensed pNOMAD_The_Upwards_V03-p-800remises and in the High Street in general.
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B46 Rocks – Return of the Lockdown Snake

lockdown snake

Coleshill Town Council would like to support the local community in recreating the Lockdown Snake, as a more permanent and fitting memorial to our NHS, to be positioned on The Croft.

The Snake was originally started by B46 Rocks Facebook Group, but many of the original stones have now disappeared or need replacing, and it would be great to have some of the original designs recreated. 

The design of the tribute has not yet been finalised and will be dependent on the number of stones we receive.  We will make every effort to use all suitable and appropriate stones in the final design but we cannot guarantee it. 

If you would like to get involved in recreating the snake, please drop your painted stones off at the

Coleshill Community Hub (Entrance on Sumner Rd), where  you will receive a warm welcome from Helen or Charlie.

Between 7th Sept—30th Sept 2020  Mon—Fri 9.00 am—1.00 pm

Coleshill Hub:     01675 462 517

Town Hall:      01675 463 326

If you can’t drop off during these times, please contact  B46 Rocks on Facebook and they will drop off for you!




Metal Detectors Cause Damage to Memorial Park Pitches

On Saturday 8th August, various patches of ground were dug up in the Memorial Park, causing pointless and dangerous damage to the Cricket Pitch and Football Pitches.  The vandalism has probably been caused by metal detectors digging for treasure.
metal detector damage
 The Mayor, Cllr Adam Richardson comments: –
“This is highly annoying.  We have had a number of requests in the past for legitimate metal detectors to search on various parts of the Town Council’s land, including the Memorial Park.  We already know, therefore, that there is no treasure to be found.  These amateur detectors are only causing inconvenience to football and cricket team users, costing residents their council tax to repair damage to the grass and it is all for no benefit.
We have reported the recent instances to the police and the CCTV images are being requested.  I would strongly urge the people concerned to stop this pointless, costly and inconsiderate activity”.

Overnight Road Closures

Starting on Friday 31st July and ending on Friday 7th August, overnight road closures will take place on the A446 near Water Orton. A signed diversion, highlighted on the map on the following page, will be in place. Access to frontages will be maintained.  The overnight closures will run from 8.00pm to 5.00am.  After the overnight closures have been completed on weekdays, works will continue and revert to current traffic management with temporary traffic lights in place between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

For more information on the closures and diversions please see the link below:

A446 Closure

Friends of Memorial Park – Press Release

07 - Memorial Park large tree & board 2 04 - Memorial Park noticeboard and marker 02 - Memorial Park trees by allotments 01c - Memorial Park exercise equipment and skatepark



The Memorial Park had a “Friends of” organisation when the major investment happened in 2016, involving the new play items, trim trail equipment, new paths and tennis courts.

In the strange times in which we live at present, there are a lot more people in the park who are walking, running or exercising and spending more of their time there. The Memorial Park is really benefitting from these additional visits in the summer months now people are encouraged outdoors. Unfortunately, it is also suffering a good deal more from littering, particularly from those from outside the town who are bringing takeaway containers, drink and also “happy gas” cannister. Residents have commented on this problem and some are sufficiently annoyed by this that they want to reform the Friends of Memorial Park.

The Town Council would want to support this and has the experience of the previous Friends set up to draw on, so setting up the aims and objectives would be fairly easy. Therefore, the Council is launching an appeal for residents to volunteer to get involved. The central aim would be “to improve the green space and facilities of the Memorial Park”.

The objectives that were agreed in 2016 would still be appropriate or could be quickly adapted, if felt necessary. These were:

v Involving local people in improving our community.

v Promoting the health and well-being of the residents of the area.

v Promoting the heritage and historical knowledge of the park.

v To carry out and promote both environmental improvement and practical conservation, to educate, encourage and support the local population in environmental practice by working with statutory and non statutory agencies.

v Promoting sport, community recreation and play facilities.

v To raise funds and receive contributions where appropriate to finance the work.

v To publicise and promote work.

v Work with similar groups and exchange information and advice with them.

If necessary, the Council would help with the procedural side, with things like a bank account, insurance arrangements, training courses and event coordination. Cllr. Dave Reilly is a County, Borough and Town councillor and may be able to help with a starter fund for a Friends group.

Membership of the Friends of Memorial Park would be open to anyone who is interested in helping the group to achieve its aims. Initially, to have a recognised committee would need three people initially and to hold an interest meeting. Given the current guidelines, that would probably be in the park itself.

Anyone interested in joining the group should contact the Town Council at the Town Hall at or 01675 463326 or the Community Hub on 01675 238309.