Census 2021

census 2021







Everyone will benefit from Census 2021

Households across Warwickshire will be asked to take part in Census 2021 this spring.

The census, run by the Office for National Statistics, is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. It has been carried out every ten years since 1801, with the exception of 1941.

Understanding the needs of the nation helps everyone from central government to organisations, such as councils and health authorities, plan and fund public services across England and Wales. Census outputs inform where billions of pounds of public funding is spent on services like transport, education and health – on cycle routes, schools and dental surgeries. Information from the census is also important in helping lots of other people and organisations do their work. Charities and voluntary organisations often use it as evidence to get funding. It helps businesses to understand their customers and, for example, decide where to open new shops. Plus, those doing research, like university students and people looking into their family history, use census data. It provides important information on population diversity, allowing organisations to know whether they are meeting their responsibilities and triggering action where necessary.

Census 2021 will be the first run predominantly online, with households receiving a letter with a unique access code, allowing them to complete the questionnaire on their computers, phones or tablets. “The census provides a unique snapshot of our communities,” Iain Bell, deputy national statistician at ONS, said. “It benefits everyone. Based on the information you give, it ensures millions of pounds are invested in emergency services, mental health care, school places, hospital beds, houses, roads, GP’s and dentist’s services. “No-one should miss out. Everyone can complete on online with a new search-as-you-type ability and paper forms for those who need them.”

Census day will be on March 21, but households will soon receive letters with online codes

explaining how they can take part. The census will include questions about your sex, age, work, health, education, household size and ethnicity. And, for the first time, there will be a question asking people whether they have served in the armed forces, as well as voluntary questions for those aged 16 and over on sexual orientation and gender identity. Results will be available within 12 months, although personal records will be locked away for 100

years, kept safe for future generations.

For more information and advice on how to answer the questions, visit census.gov.uk.


National Holocaust Memorial Day Weds 27th Jan 4:15 pm

Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 – Wednesday 27th January –

A message from the Mayor

Hello all,

Today we are broadcasting a special Holocaust Memorial Day event from Coleshill Parish Church.

Each year the Holocaust Memorial Day has a theme and this year it is “Be The Light In The Darkness.” So, we’re asking people to join in and to watch Coleshill’s HMD event online, and to light a tea-light (or candle) in memory of the millions who were persecuted or lost their lives, from all walks of life, from atrocities that have happened worldwide. The Holocaust in Nazi Germany being sadly just one of the many appalling realities, whilst others include the tragedies in Cambodia, Rwanda and Bosnia, unfortunately bringing us up to what is happening now in Darfur.

This local event will be available to view via Coleshill Parish Church’s YouTube link of

and also via their Facebook page


Please join us from 4:15pm for a small, yet significant service, to honour those people who have lost their lives in such tragic events in our history, and disappointing are still suffering in the present day.

We hope you will be able to attend this service at home, and afterwards, when it is safe to do, please pop in to collect an information booklet or a pin badge from the Coleshill Community Hub, on Sumner Road. Please note any donations for pin badges or the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, with be sent directly, in full, to support the much-needed educational work of this important charity.

National Holocaust Memorial Day




Good afternoon neighbour

Please find attached a notice of works detailing continued single lane closures on and around Northway Island from 21 December 2020, being carried out by LM (Laing O’Rourke and J. Murphy & Sons) on behalf of HS2.


Although LM will not carry out any physical works in the Interchange area from Monday 21 December 2020 to Sunday 3 January 2021, 24-hour single lane closures will remain in place along short sections of Northway, and the A452 and B4438, for health and safety purposes.

From Monday 4 January 2021, single lane closures will be installed on and around Northway Island for three weeks. Our working hours will be 7am to 6pm, but some traffic measures will remain in place 24-hours. We’ll work Monday to Friday, however we may extend our works into the weekend if required. Temporary traffic lights will continue to be used intermittently along the A452 during our work.

Please see attachment for full details.

Please share this information with your employees, tenants and/or customers as required via your various communications channels. If you receive questions or enquiries about our works, please encourage people to subscribe for news updates on HS2 works in Solihull at www.hs2insolihull.co.uk. Where possible, please use the following text to promote our communications channels:

Stay in touch

As HS2’s works increase in this area, HS2 and their contractors want to keep you updated on all planned activites to inform your future journeys. On HS2’s Commonplace portal, you can sign up for news updates in the Solihull area at www.hs2insolihull.co.uk; you can sign up under the heading ‘Subscribe to news updates for HS2 in Solihull’ on the homepage. 

You can also find information about HS2’s works in surrounding areas at:





To get in touch with HS2, contact their HS2 Helpdesk team all day, every day of the year on:

08081 434 434