Pictures show: savouries and cakes for sale and L to R Janet Reilly, Coleshill Market Manager, and Sue Lappin, Market Treasurer
Coleshill Country Market is celebrating a happy return from late March [the first market is March 19th ] after months of closure due to lockdown. The first few markets will be slightly smaller than usual, running from 9.00am until noon each Friday, from the gazebo in the garden of the Parish Room at 132 High Street, Coleshill. On sale will be a mouth-watering selection of home-baked cakes and savouries plus eggs, home-grown plants, preserves and bird food. Covid requirements will be in place, with producers and customers expected to wear a mask and keep a 2-metre distance from others.
“We’re all excited to get up and running again,” said Market Manager Janet Reilly. Our customers have really missed the high-quality produce and the warm welcome they get every Friday morning. Now seems like a great time to re-start, thanks to the highly-successful vaccine programme and there’s real optimism in the air. Before lockdown we were enjoying record sales with a wide variety of delicious home-cooked food, gifts, crafts and produce, and, we’re very much looking forward to seeing all our customers – our regulars and those new to the area.
We’re always delighted to have new producers too and if you enjoy cooking, gardening or crafts, please consider joining us. It’s friendly, fun and we’ll help you decide what to produce and how to package it. You can join the market for just 5p. Everyone is paid for what they sell at the end of each month after we’ve taken a small fee to cover the cost of running the Market. Anyone interested in finding out more about it should pop in any Friday morning or contact Janet at: email@example.com, or phone 01675-462122.
The meeting of Coleshill Town Council is to be held on Zoom, on WEDNESDAY, 31 MARCH 2021 commencing at 7.00 p.m., for the transaction of the following business.
Please click the link for The Agenda.
Attendance is by Zoom and the login details are below:
Zoom login details:
Please make particular note of item 6 on the Agenda: To receive a presentation from Mr. Joe Greenwell, High Sheriff of Warwickshire, on his High Sheriff Awards for 2020/21. The High Sheriff will make online presentations of award certificates to those nominated.
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 January 2021 and this may change. Please always strictly adhere to Central Government Guidance and NHS guidance at all times to keep yourself and others safe.
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.
All amateur football games are not permitted. 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.
Coleshill Town Council is working hard to keep everything running smoothly in Coleshill Cemetery; the latest Government Guidelines state that:
Funerals are allowed with strict limits on attendance, and must only take place in COVID-19 secure venues or in public outdoor spaces unless in exceptional circumstances.
Funerals can be attended by a maximum of 30 people. Linked religious, belief-based or commemorative events, such as stone settings and ash scatterings can also continue with up to 6 people in attendance. Anyone working is not counted in these limits. Social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a support bubble.
Therefore graveside services and scatterings at Coleshill Cemetery can still continue.
We please ask that people attending the cemetery for services or to visit graves follow the up-to-date Government Guidelines and maintain, at all times, 2m apart from anyone not living in their household or bubble.
Please also ensure you remain 2m apart from any members of staff.
The cemetery remains open but, in order to keep our staff as safe as possible, they will not be opening and closing the gates to our cemetery gates on a daily basis, at the usual times. They will, however, be on hand when there are burials or scatterings taking place. There is still some limited parking available on the drive towards the tennis club.
5th January 2021
To all Coleshill Adults
As you will see, we have launched the lights with a scenic picture.
You can still enjoy nearly a mile of Christmas lights as the Town Council is keeping them as long as usual but has a few more to enjoy than last year further along Station Road. Support the stores and shops allowed to open as you tour the lights along the Coleshill Christmas Mile.
To all Coleshill Children
Here is a message from the Mayor of Coleshill to all children in the town wondering if Christmas is still on this year:
In January 2021 Coleshill Town Council will begin the yearly audit of the Garden of Remembrance.
The following list of plaques have already expired or will expire in 2021.
Any plaque with an expired lease will be removed and replaced in due course.
If you wish to extend the lease of your plaque on the Garden of Remembrance, or you wish to check the expiry date of your plaque, please contact Coleshill Town Council on 01675 463 326 or email zoë@coleshilltowncouncil.gov.uk