Farm Gate Poultry Farm – The Council had a presentation on proposals to redevelop and modernise Farm Gate Poultry on Five Ways Road. The proposals would significantly increase production and are to be presented to WDC Planning in the near future.
WCC Report – The reorganisation of senior management is complete and the changes are in operation. Finance and legal departments have also been overhauled. The new Assistant Director of Highways will be visiting every parish in the county. WCC has been named the country’s joint top performing county council for highway maintenance in national highways and transport survey for the second year in a row. The Warwick Rural West Forum will be on 27 February with a presentation regarding climate change. Age UK will be funded for two years to provide support for elderly people when they are discharged from hospital.
WDC Report – The Council is working closely across party on the climate emergency to address environmental problems and save energy etc. Departments are being challenged to be more environmental and the financial impact is to be addressed by linking the plans to the budget setting.
Neighbourhood Watch – Residents are warned that burglaries in the parish are on the increase. Please ensure you have adequate security in place. Low cost alarms are a good deterrent.
Highway and Public Footpath/Towpath Maintenance and Repair –
Directional signs have been erected signaling Shrewley tunnel and the continuation of the towpath across the road, along with No Parking signs.
A drainage problem by the kissing gate on the Tunnel Barn fisheries footpath is being investigated. Pot holes in Case Lane have been reported along with the missing bend sign and broken sign on the Old Warwick Road.
Councillors and local residents met with WCC Officers to investigate possible solutions to the flooding of the Old Warwick Road on the bend at the bottom of Hughes Hill. Local flooding in Little Shrewley has also been investigated and details of work to resolve these issues are awaited.
Warwickshire Rights of Way has an online Fault Report System http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/rowreporting and a list of reported public footpath faults in Shrewley Parish can be viewed on www.shrewley.org from the Parish Council page. There is also a link to reported Highway problems - enter your postcode for local reported problems.
Shrewley Common Traffic Calming – Councillors are investigating the cost of speed gates at either end of the village to try to reduce speeding traffic.
Hatton Station Notice Board – Thanks to Cllr Soutter and Paul Tilley for replacing the rotten notice board.
Canal & River Trust – Lindsay Darwen has completed the adoption of a section of the Grand Union Canal, between bridges 60 and 57 for ‘Shrewley towpath volunteers’ to clear litter from this section of the towpath. If any residents would like to find out more about adopting the section from bridge 57 to Hatton Station please contact Lindsay on 01926 842160 for more details. Anybody who picks up a bit of litter is a de facto member of this group if they tell Lindsay, who reports back to C&RT on a weekly basis.
Village Hall – The field reinforcement behind the Hall is complete and will be rolled to level the ground. Notices will mark the parking spaces. New emergency lights have been installed and the kitchen lights have been replaced. The security system has been updated.
For all Village Hall events see the Parish/ Village Hall notice boards and website www.shrewley.org. Future SPPG events are also advertised on notice boards and Shrewley website. For more details contact Eliza 07891871297 or .
The Sixteen will present ’Acis & Galatea’ the most popular dramatic work of Handel’s lifetime on Saturday 15 February 7.30pm in St Mary’s Church, Warwick. This is a tale of love, tragedy and liberation, with the eternal love between mortal shepherd Acis and goddess Galatea doomed by the jealous cyclops Polyphemus. Tickets £15–£30, with 50% off for under-35s, students, job-seekers, people living with a disability and their carers, can be purchased at: www.thesixteen.com or by phone: 0300 010 2850
Next Meeting – Monday 2nd March at 7.45pm. All residents of Shrewley are welcome.
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