Remembrance Parade 8th November 2020 Cancelled

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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 www.britishlegion.org.uk

 

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 zoe@coleshilltowncouncil.gov.uk 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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Woodland Wellbeing Course

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust is running a free course for people unemployed looking to upskill and return to work. Details below and attached in case it’s of any use to any of your service users.

 

Who’s it for?

Anyone over 18, currently unemployed and aiming to return to work, education or training who’d like to try something new or is in need of a boost!

 

What?

A free 8 week (one day/week) course including:

  • An introduction to woodland management/conservation using hand tools such as loppers;
  • Bushcraft fire lighting using traditional methods and natural tinders;
  • Woodland crafts using hand tools such as bow saws, bushcraft knives and natural materials.

Embedded within the course, we work on and develop the soft skills required in the work place or education (eg team work, personal risk assessing, following guidelines, time keeping etc).

 

Where?

Hams Hall Environmental Studies Centre, Coleshill

 

When?

The course begins on Friday 16th October for 8 consecutive Fridays, 11am – 3pm

 

Additional info…

Course registration prior to commencement is essential.

Hot drinks provided including cups however participants are welcome to bring their own mug from home.

Participants should bring their own lunch and snacks and dress for the weather – all sessions will be outdoors and only cancelled if it is unsafe (eg high winds)

Covid-19 safe handwashing facilities available; participants should bring their own hand sanitiser.

Toilets are available.

Free parking is available on Church Lane (B46 1GA via Lea Marston)

 

For more information contact

Rosie Charter rosie.charter@wkwt.org.uk 07796 380 771

https://www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/get-closer-nature/wild-wellbeing/woodland-wellbeing-course

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B46 Rocks – Return of the Lockdown Snake

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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: helen@coleshilltowncouncil.gov.uk     01675 462 517

Town Hall:  megan@coleshilltowncouncil.gov.uk      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!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1729189797138967/

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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.
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 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:

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Friends of Memorial Park – Press Release

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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 info@coleshilltowncouncil.gov.uk or 01675 463326 or the Community Hub on 01675 238309.

HOME-BAKED HEAVEN AS COLESHILL COUNTRY MARKET REOPENS FOR THE FIRST TIME AFTER LOCKDOWN

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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Event Postponement: Archaeology webinar about exciting discoveries from our Birmingham Curzon Street site rescheduled to 1pm – 2pm, Wed 3 June

Unfortunately, we have to postpone tomorrow’s planned webinar. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused and hope that you are still able to join us next week.

The Archaeology of HS2 – Uncovering the Curzon Street roundhouse, will now be broadcast live from 1pm – 2pm on Wednesday 3 June.  All tickets will still be valid for the session on 3 June so if you have already registered, you do not need to do so again.

Hosted by HS2’s Historic Environment team, this webinar will focus on the unearthing of what is thought to be the world’s oldest railway roundhouse at our Birmingham Curzon Street construction site earlier this year. The webinar will feature previously unseen photographs, footage and imagery captured during archaeological excavations earlier this year. You will be able to ask the team questions via a live Q&A chat option.

Tickets are still available for the event. Register your interest in attending this online event.

We will be publishing video recordings of each webinar online, so if you are not able to listen live you can still learn about our archaeological work through a dedicated playlist on the HS2 YouTube channel.

For more information about this event or any of our forthcoming events please contact our HS2 Helpdesk team on 08081 434 434 or email hs2enquiries@hs2.org.uk.