Arts Project – Rose Road /Station Road – consultation

Coleshill Town Council thanks those who have responded to the suggested Arts Project for Rose Road /Station Road.

The overwhelming majority of respondents were not supportive and so the Councillors on the Working Group have decided it will not go ahead, as planned.

The £5,000 sum being granted by the Warwickshire County Council Towns Network team was for some feature or group of items that would create a point of interest for tourists or a facility that would encourage visitors.  Clearly, that is not going to be possible at this location, with the consultation feedback against creating a focal point there.

Some people have suggested other uses of the £5,000 fund.  The Councillors on the Working Group have been passed those ideas but the fund that was offered was for the specific purposes described above, so these might not be possible.  Also, the Town Council has limited powers over matters that are the remit of the Borough or County Council (e.g. traffic control or road conditions) or on land not in the public ownership.

25 January 2023 meeting of Coleshill Town Council is to be held at the Community Centre

9 January 2023


Town Council meeting at the Community Centre 25 Jan 2023

Please note that the 25 January 2023 meeting of Coleshill Town Council is to be held at the Community Centre, Temple Way, starting at 7pm.

All meetings of the Town Council are open to the public and there is a 15-minute section of the agenda for any resident to bring up matters for consideration by the Town Council.  However, this meeting has been moved from the normal Town Hall room to be at the Community Centre for three main reasons:

  1. It is an opportunity for those living north of the Cole Bridge to engage with the Town Councillors, see how the various items are discussed openly in meetings, how the Council operates, its aims and challenges and to see if there are issues that you might want to see addressed.


  1. The budget for the next year Council year will run from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024, which will be largely after the May 2023 Council elections. This meeting will set that budget and discuss the precept (Council Tax) and other charges.


  1. The meeting will show off the building, both to elected members and the public. The building has just had a large series of investments: the floor surface in the Swan Room and corridor have been resurfaced, there have been improvements to the roofing and there are now additional sensor security lights.


If you have not been in the building lately, this will be a very good chance to see it.  The meeting will be in the Swan Room, but you will have the chance to also see the Mill Room and kitchen facilities on the night.

Colin Greatorex, Town Clerk

Commonwealth War Graves in Coleshill Cemetery


Service Number
Regiment & Unit/Ship
Royal Engineers
317th Road Construction Coy.
Date of Death
Died 08 July 1918
Age 43 years old
Country of Service
United Kingdom
Grave Number
Additional Info
Son of William and Sarah Ann Watkins; husband of Florence J. Watkins, of Post Office Yard, Coleshill.
Personal Inscription


Service Number
Regiment & Unit/Ship
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
3rd Bn.
Date of Death
Died 21 March 1917
Age 19 years old
Country of Service
United Kingdom
Grave Number
Additional Info
Son of Edward and Lizzie Mallin, of Coleshill.




Regiment & Unit/Ship
Labour Corps
Date of Death
Died 22 November 1918
Age 20 years old
Country of Service
United Kingdom
Grave Number
Additional Info
Son of Charles Gibbins Crooke and Florence Gray Crooke, of High St., Coleshill.





 Service Number
Regiment & Unit/Ship
Royal Air Force
Date of Death
Died 22 July 1940
Age 19 years old
Country of Service
United Kingdom
Grave Number
Additional Info
Son of Arthur and A. E. Smith, of Coleshill.




Service Number
Regiment & Unit/Ship
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Date of Death
Died 01 March 1943
Age 21 years old
Country of Service
United Kingdom
 Grave Number
Row XI 18

Commonwealth War Grave Signage for Coleshill Cemetery


Coleshill Town Council has successfully applied for and has been granted Commonwealth War Grave signage for Coleshill Cemetery.  The Cemetery is home to five Commonwealth War Graves and each grave is maintained yearly by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

The CWGC is a global organisation, caring for war graves at 23,000 locations in more than 150 countries and territories. They commemorate almost 1.7 million individuals, ensuring that all the Commonwealth men and women who died during both world wars are commemorated in a manner befitting their sacrifice.

For more information, please visit

Coleshill Town Council – VACANCY – Town Hall Caretaker




Local Government – SCP Salary Range 13 – 17 (£24,948 p.a.).  Minimum of 37 hours per week

 A vacancy has arisen at Coleshill Town Council.  The Caretaker role at the Town Hall, High Street, Coleshill is full-time, with hours that are daytime, including the weekend but also some evenings.

The role requires the Caretaker, as a keyholder, to supervise opening and closing of the building, cleaning, some minor repairs and liaising with the Town Hall staff with the two rooms for hire.

 A mobile phone will be provided and regular access to it are a vital part of taking and seeking bookings.

For an application pack, please visit the Town Hall, email or call 01675 463326.  Closing date for applications is 10 am on Friday 23 December. 

The interview dates are likely to be 5 or 6 January.

CTC Application form CTH1

Job Description – Town Hall Caretaker (FT)

Very Important Information – Council Service Suspension & Revised Waste Collection Arrangements

Dear Customer – Queen’s Funeral Arrangements (RAD)

Following the official notification that Monday 19th September, 2022 has been designated as a Bank Holiday to mark the funeral of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II the Council has taken the decision to suspend all services on that day. As a result, all Council buildings
(including offices and leisure centres) will be closed as a mark of respect.
All waste collections scheduled for that day are also being suspended.
Collections scheduled for the day of the State Funeral are consequently being rescheduled and are being brought forward to Friday 16th September, 2022. Please ensure that your bins are made available for collection from 6.30am on Friday morning. If your bin is not emptied on that day, please leave it at its normal collection point for collection on Saturday.
We thank you for your understanding and cooperation at this sad time.
Further details can be found at or on our social media pages or
by calling our Contact Centre on 01827 715341.

Weekend arrangements for Proclamations and the Parish Church

Timings are a little clearer now and are as follows:


Saturday 10 September

His Majesty, The King will be proclaimed at the Accession Council at 10.00 a.m. on 10th September in the State Apartments of St James’s Palace, London.

At this time, he will read the Principal Proclamation.


Sunday 11 September

The Parish Church will hold a Sunday Service, starting at 10:30 a.m., as normal.

From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Parish Church will host an open session for the signing of a condolences book and lighting of candles, in the memory of Queen Elizabeth II.

From 4 p.m., the Mayor of Coleshill, Cllr. Caroline Symonds will be present.  She will lead a group at the Platinum Jubilee bench on the Croft, where floral tributes can be left.  The group will include a small section of the Coleshill Town Band who will be playing God Save the King.  There will be a Coleshill adaptation of the King’s Proclamation, read by the Mayor.