ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 11 MAY 2022 AT 7.00pm

TO ALL ELECTORS OF COLESHILL

 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING

 All electors of the Town of Coleshill are invited to attend at:-

 FIFIELD ROOM, THE TOWN HALL, HIGH STREET, COLESHILL

 WEDNESDAY, 11 MAY 2022 AT 7.00pm

 Chaired by Councillor Caroline Symonds (Mayor of Coleshill)

 

The Town Meeting may, by law, discuss all town affairs and pass resolutions about them.  The following matters are on the agenda: –

 

  • To receive and adopt the minutes of the last Annual Town Meeting held on 12th May 2021.
  • Plans for the HS2 Work in the Coleshill area both in design and traffic management – Cameron Cashmore (BBV Ltd).
  • Warwickshire Fire Service’s On-call fire-fighters – Gosia Zielinska (Community Engagement).
  • “The work of the Town Council over the past year” – Town Council members.
  • The first year and plans of Two Rivers Women’s Institute Group – Alison Doyle (WI President).
  • Any other resolutions and proposals by electors.

  

Teas, coffees and biscuits will be served.

 COVID-19 Arrangements.  Please do not attend in the event of a positive test or of showing symptoms.

Councillor Vacancy

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Click here to view poster, or read content below:

After a resignation, there is a vacancy for a Coleshill Town Councillor to represent Coleshill North.  The Town Council, having advertised the vacancy for the required number of days, is now able to co-opt to this position.  A candidate for a Parish or Town Council is qualified for normal election if –

  1. They are a British subject or Irish citizen,
  2. Is 18 years of age, and
  3. Is either in the list of electors for that Parish or Town or has during the whole of the preceding twelve months:
  • occupied land as owner or tenant in it, or
  • had a principal place of work there, or
  • resided in or within three miles of it.

Prospective councillors should have an active interest and concern for their local community.  They will represent local people and work in partnership with them and others when necessary.  They will help facilitate the provision of local services and facilities and make decisions that form the policy of the Council.

You should consider becoming a Town Councillor if:

  1. You want to do more for your community,
  2. You want to spend your time productively,
  3. You can think, listen and act locally.

 

Anyone interested in the vacancy should write or email to the Town Clerk (see contact details above) with a maximum of a 250-word personal statement.  The timetable is:

1p.m. Monday 21 March – deadline for submission of interest to the Town Clerk.

Evening of Wednesday 23 March – interviews by current Councillors (Town Hall).

Wednesday 30 March – formal co-option by the Full Council.

Colin Greatorex

Town Clerk

Allotment Clearance – Available Allotments for Spring 2022

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During the lockdowns of 2020/2021 Coleshill Town Council was inundated with applications from residents requesting allotments in Coleshill. Coleshill is lucky enough to have a thriving allotment community boasting 100+ allotments over three sites all managed by the Town Council. The allotments were soon full, and an extensive waiting list was building up.

That’s when the Council decided to get in contact with Hayden Wright, Community Engagement Manager for Balfour Beatty Vinci (BBV – the contractors engaged on the local sections of the HS2 works), to see if there was any help that they could provide in turning a section of the Stonebridge South allotment, that had been inactive for around 5 years, becoming very overgrown and unusable.

Hayden and BBV were willing to help and got in touch with Tom Law from LYNCH plant hire who jumped at the opportunity to get involved!

Site meetings were held with all the relevant stakeholders including Coleshill Town Councillors and arrangements were made for the work to go ahead; BBV Utilities team scanned the area for the potential of hidden utilities, and an ecologist assessed the area and would also be present on site for when works took place, just in case there were any ecological constraints.

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On Friday 10 December LYNCH plant hire provided an excavator and plant operator to begin levelling and clearing the land to make the site into usable allotments for the council to then rent out in spring 2022.

Work on site took Nathan, Plant Operator, around four hours to complete and from the images, you can see how much difference this made! Well done to all involved!

If you are interested in having an allotment, please contact Coleshill Town Council on info@coleshilltowncouncil.gov.uk for more information.

For this work to be completed, the council tapped into BBV’s ‘Community Investment’ scheme where all the resources, human and mechanical, are made available for community projects, free of charge.  The diggers and lifting vehicles used would have been expensive if hired for the day by Coleshill Town Council but the people, fuel, insurance and all the equipment booked onto this job came free of any costs, thanks to the BBV scheme.

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Yule Craft Fayre

Can I please let you know that there is another market opportunity in the Town Hall this Saturday; the Yule Craft Fayre, running from 9 am to 3 pm., hosted by Elysium Craft Fayres and Markets.

There is a £1 entry with a free glass of sherry on arrival.

This is a great opportunity to see the town for all your Christmas shopping needs as the town in general will be open for other things like food, drink, plants, hardware, etc.

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Grit Bins – please use them!

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Warwickshire County Council is responsible for gritting the main carriageways, especially on bus routes.

The location of grit bins is strictly controlled and these tend to be authorised on roads which are away from precautionary gritted routes and have steep inclines.  In Coleshill, the Town Council can liaise with the County Council regarding grit bin locations that have been agreed by the County Council, which will replenish these grit bins.

Warwickshire County Council will refill grit bins before the start of each winter season (October to November).  It will carry out further re-fills depending on the weather.  If you find an empty grit bin please report this to www.warwickshire.gov.uk and County Council will arrange for it to be refilled.

The Town Council would like to encourage resident groups to form to make use of grit bins where these are provided in residential areas that are not gritted by the County vehicle spreaders.  Feel free to coordinate to use the grit, when needed.

 

 

Green Man Crossroads, Coleshill – 20mph, 7.5 tonne & Waiting Restrictions – Warwickshire County Council

 The following dates are available as opportunities for the public to engage in the consultation process.

Tuesday 16 November – Public exhibition in the Old Courtroom run by WCC from 3pm – 8pm
and a presentation plus Q&A session with WCC Officers in Fifield Hall 6pm-6:45pm
Friday 19 November – Public exhibition in the Old Courtroom run by WCC from 3pm – 8pm
Weds 24 November – Town Council Planning Committee. 7.00 pm

https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/news/article/2512/green-man-crossroads-coleshill-20mph-7-5-tonne-waiting-restrictions

Scheme Overview. A Casualty Reduction and capacity improvement scheme which seeks to reduce personal injury accidents at the junction between High Street, Birmingham Road and Blythe Road within Coleshill and increase capacity by signalising the junction was approved for the Capital Programme in November 2019, to be implemented in 2022.
www.warwickshire.gov.uk

Enquiries and Representations

Any objections or representations in support of the proposals, which must be in writing and specify the grounds on which they are made, should be addressed to Ross Corben, Communities Group, PO Box 43, Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4SX. (Objections, representations, and the name of the objector or person making a representation, will normally be treated as public information and may be published. For further information on how Warwickshire County Council processes personal data please refer to the Customer Privacy Notice which is available at https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/privacy).

Objections and representations must be sent so as to be received by 26 November 2021