The Parish Council has two vacancies – if you are interested, please contact any Parish Councillor or the Clerk for more information. Details are on the PC notice boards and on the website.
WCC Report – Following a reorganisation of leadership roles at WCC, Monica Fogarty is the new Chief Executive and Cabinet roles are also being redefined to cut down line management.
The redesigned website will be finalised by the end of this year. West Midlands Fire Service has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with WCC Fire and Rescue to enable more cross border working. Services to assist families with mental health and emotional well-being are in place to help solve problems at first point of contact. Obesity is being tackled with next year being Coventry and Warwickshire’s ‘Year of Well-being’. A report of the impact of social media on the health and wellbeing of Warwickshire’s young people is available at https://i.warwickshire.gov.uk/content/director-public-health-annual-reports/director-public-health-annual-reports and highlights the positive and negative impacts of social media.
West Mercia Police have terminated the alliance with Warwickshire. Despite this, Warwickshire Police continue to focus on keeping communities safe.
WDC Report – The proposed relocation of HQ to Covent Garden will create a significant loss of parking spaces. A public meeting on 12th November 7pm at the Spa Centre is to be held to discuss the issues. Provision of leisure facilities in Kenilworth is being reviewed.
Due to the increase in crime locally, particularly burglaries, Cllr Gallagher and Chairs of Parish Councils will meet with Jeremy Wright MP, the Police & Crime Commissioner, and Police on 23rd November.
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.
WRW Police Priorities voted for online, include speeding patrols on Shrewley Common.
Phone boxes in Little Shrewley and Hatton Station – Offers of help to maintain the boxes along with suggestions for use are always welcome!
Highway and Public Footpath/Towpath Maintenance and Repair – A slurry seal on both sides of Shrewley Common pavement has been added to the programme of work. Residents will receive a notice requesting they trim overlapping front hedges in order for the work to be carried out.
Please can walkers ensure that they keep to the Rights of Way when using footpaths and close farm gates. Unfortunately, the gate in the field behind the Village Hall has been left open allowing sheep to roam.
Warwickshire Rights of Way Team has an online Fault Report System http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/rowreporting.
A list of reported Highway and public footpath faults can be viewed on www.shrewley.org. from the Parish Council page. If you know of any unreported problems, please let the Parish Council know.
Friends of Hatton Station – Passengers were very relieved to see Chiltern Railways contractors had finally got the station’s information screens working again! There appears to have been no repeat of the drug misuse of the newcar park. The planters have been prepared for winter with plants and shrubs cut back and also some thinning out. The wild border has been partially weeded and new grasses and miniature verbenas will be introduced. Planters and fencing will also be repainted while the November dry spell continues.
Village Hall – Parking problems have reduced. The telephone kiosk electricity has been reinstated. A project plan is to be prepared by the Shrewley Parish Parents Group (SPPG) for the play area. The Hall AGM was held on 19th September. The external surfaces of the hall walls have been waterproofed. The Social Club remains active with live shows and movies. Bookings for the Village Hall can be made with Elaine Hall on 01926 843624.
For all Village Hall events see 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
Next Meeting – Monday 7th January 2019 at 7.45pm
All residents of Shrewley are welcome
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