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The Parish Council welcomed Charles Barlow from WCC regarding the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment Place-Based Approach (JSNA). The assessment is used to inform the planning and delivery of services and support; it can also be a useful source of information for charities and communities themselves.  All residents are encouraged to complete the survey online

Shrewley Parish Parents - The Parish Council is delighted to report that they have agreed to donate £2k to support the fund raising to install a childrens playground behind the Village Hall.  The group are hoping to raise the £27k required within the next 12 months.  Their next fund raising event will be a Burns Supper at the Durham Ox on 25th January.

WDC Report - Cllr George Illingworth attended the PC meeting in his official capacity as Chairman of the District Council.  WDC brought together some of the longest serving tenants for a celebration of 100 years of council housing.  The event included a presentation and nostalgic entertainment. 

The budget has been set for fees and charges and parking charges may be increased in Kenilworth.

Residents are encouraged to participate in the Canalside Development Plan Document (DPD) so that WDC can understand your views on what is important to our Parishes and Towns and the residents they serve.

The draft DPD can be found here:

and responses, which must be received by 17:15 on Monday 2 December 2019, can be submitted by:

  • the online consultation system
  • email to: 
  • post to: Planning Policy, Warwick District Council, Riverside House, Milverton Hill, Leamington Spa, CV32 5HZ

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 are to be erected signaling Shrewley tunnel and the continuation of the towpath across the road for walkers etc. 

Warwickshire Rights of Way has an online Fault Report System and a list of reported public footpath faults in Shrewley Parish can be viewed on 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 to install speed gates at either end of the village to try to reduce speeding traffic.  Councillors would welcome residents’ proposals on possible solutions.

Shrewley Bus Shelter - Parish Councillors have carried out repairs to the bus shelter roof.  Thanks to Cllr Soutter and Cllr Forty.

Canal & River Trust - Lindsay Darwen’s application for a local group of volunteers to adopt a section of the Grand Union Canal, between bridges 60 and 57, has been completed.  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.  Please contact Lindsay 01926 842160 for more details.

Village Hall - The field reinforcement behind the Hall is complete and will be rolled to level the ground. Notices will mark the parking spaces.  A security flood light has been installed at the rear of the Hall.

For all Village Hall events see the Parish/ Village Hall notice boards and website Future SPPG events are also advertised on notice boards and Shrewley website. For more details contact Eliza 07891871297 or .

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