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Tidbury Green Parish Council – Casual Vacancy
Following the advertisement of the statutory notice below, Solihull MBC have advised that a bye-election is not required, therefore the Parish Council will fill its existing vacancy by co-option.
If you wish to apply please see the attached Notice of Casual Vacancy, which provides further details.
Advertisement of the statutory notice
Tidbury Green Parish Council are very sad to report the death of Councillor Tony Last. Tony was a long standing member of the Parish Council, who spent many years working for the benefit of the community. Tony will be greatly missed.
Due to this sad news Tidbury Green Parish Council have to advertise the resulting vacancy. Please see the attached Vacancy Notice for further details.
2015/16 Annual Return and External Audit
Tidbury Green Parish council’s 2015/16 Annual Return has been completed and submitted for audit to Grant Thornton. Details/ access to relevant sections of the Annual Return and Notice of Commencement of Period of the Exercise of Public Rights – Accounts for the Year Ended 31 March 2016 can be found by clicking here.
Planning Application Number PL/2016/00373/COU for change of use of part of site to HGV vehicle parking, at Rumbush Farm, 321 Rumbush Lane.
The above Planning Application will be considered at the Solihull MBC Planning Committee on Wednesday 18th May 2016. The meeting commences at 6.00pm at the Civic Suite. If you wish to speak at the meeting, you must register with the Solihull MBC planning section by telephone or email, by 12 noon on Tuesday 17th May 2016. You must also provide Solihull MBC with a daytime contact number. Further details are included on the attached Notification.
Tidbury Green 2016 Annual Parish Meeting
and Annual Village Hall Meeting
Tidbury Green Parishioners, are invited to attend the Annual Parish Meeting on Wednesday 11th May 2016. This provides parishioners with an opportunity to air their views, express their concerns and offer suggestions.
The Tidbury Green Village Hall Meeting will commence at 7.30pm at the Village Hall. This meeting will be immediately followed by the Annual Parish Meeting. Please refer to the agenda for further details.
Tidbury Green Parish council 2015 – 16 Year End Accounts (unaudited)
Please see attached the 2015 – 16 unaudited year End Accounts. These were discussed and approved by the Parish Council on Wednesday 27th April 2016.
Solihull Local Plan Review - Consultation
The Parish Council circulated the attached Newsletter to all residents of Tidbury Green, advising of the Solihull Local Plan Review and urging Parishioners to respond to the consultation.
The Parish Council reviewed the consultation document and provided a detailed response. The completed Response Form can be viewed Here. This Response form has to read in conjunction with the attached Supporting Letter, which accompanied the Response form.
The Documents below were referred to within the Supporting Letter:-
Thank you to all Parishioner's who took the time to respond to this important consultation.
Proposed Development – Tidbury Green Farm & Lowbrook
Farm Planning Appeals
Tidbury Green Farm
The Parish Council were extremely disappointed to hear that the appeal brought by LionCourt Homes to build 190 homes succeeded.
The applicant will need to submit a detailed planning application providing specifics of the proposal, including layout and design details. At this point the Parish Council will review the plans and proposals in depth and provide appropriate feedback to SMBC. Whilst this is not the desired outcome the Parish Council believe that they should work to contribute and help shape the design of the development and aim to achieve some benefits for the community.
The Planning Appeal Inquiry was reconvened on the 15th and 16th September 2015. Councillor Farr attended on behalf of the Parish Council. He advised that SMBC offered detailed, quality arguments to defend their views. They presented a five year housing supply to the Inquiry.
On the 8th October 2015 the Parish Council were advised that, following the closure of the Inquiry, the Inspector was preparing his report and recommendation for submission to the Secretary of State for his consideration. We were also advised that In accordance with Schedule 2 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act the Secretary of State would issue his decision on or before 10th February 2016.
During January 2016 the Parish Council wrote to the Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP and the Secretary of State requesting that the inquiry be reopened or alternatively that the decision be delayed until the Solihull Local Plan Review is completed. Reason for this request included the fact that since June 2013 interested parties have not had an opportunity to express their views as any inquiry hearings since this date have focused only on 5 year housing supply matters. The Parish Council believe that changes have occurred since June 2013, including those relating to transport accessibility and we should have an opportunity to raise and discuss these matters.
The Parish Council also advised that they believe that if a decision was reached and the Lowbrook Farm appeal was allowed that this could potentially influence the outcome of the available options within the Solihull Review.
The Parish Council received correspondence from the Department for Communities and Local Government, advising that a decision would not be available by the original target date of the 10th February 2016 and that they hope to be in a position to issue a decision as soon as possible.
To read all historical updates on Solihull's Local Plan, Tidbury Green Farm and Lowbrook Farm Proposed Developments please Click Here
2015 Over 60’s Christmas Lunch
The annual event which is subsidised by the Parish Council, once again proved to be a great success. Many thanks to Jo Hudson who did a fantastic job organising the event..
Forthcoming Events to be aware of
Tidbury Green – Social Committee Future social Events
Quiz and Bingo
Fish and Chip Supper
Friday 18th March 2016
Details and ticket application form included in February 2016 Newsletter
Sunday 25th September 2016
Theme – “A Right Royal Do”*
Village Carol singing concert
Sunday 11th December 2016*
*Dates/venues subject to confirmation.
Road Closures in Tidbury Green
Tidbury Green Parish Council are currently not aware of any planned road closures within the area.
Superfast broadband is now available in parts of Tidbury Green!
CSW Broadband has now brought superfast broadband to parts of Tidbury Green! Cabinet Wythall 3 has been upgraded meaning that many properties connected to the upgraded cabinet can now order the improved service. What this can do is to shorten the time to download and upload data (by typically a factor of 7 or 8 times) making the use of the internet that much more enjoyable and enabling films and video in HD to be watched without stuttering or freezing.
To check which cabinet you are connected to and what speeds you might achieve enter your address/landline number here: https://www.dslchecker.bt.com/
There are a number of different Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and it is best to check carefully as there are a wide range of packages available, with some including telephone calls and even TV options. For impartial advice and to see which might be best for you visit http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/phones/cheap-broadband or http://www.uswitch.com/broadband/packages/
You may also wish to use a broadband comparison site such as one or more of the following:
www.uswitch.com › Broadband
The CSW Broadband website has lots of information about Internet Service Providers, a very useful jargon buster to help you to get through the sometimes baffling terms surrounding broadband, and lots of self-help guides so that you can get the most from your new, improved service http://www.cswbroadband.org.uk/about-broadband/
To view the latest update and newsletters about Superfast Broadband Click here
Sign up to receive an e-newsletter direct to your inbox at http://www.cswbroadband.org.uk/contact-us/subscribe-to-email-newsletter.
Help For Hedgehogs - Update
Following the talk provided by Simon Thompson, Warwickshire wildlife Trust, at the 2015 Annual Parish Meeting - "The plight of hedgehogs, what is being done in Solihull and how we can help", Tidbury Green residents were invited to participate in some research work by hosting a tunnel.
Details of findings and how you can help support our hedgehogs are contained in the February 2016 Newsletter.
If you would like to register your interest and be added to the waiting list for a plot at Wood Lane Allotments, please contact Rob Hawkes on Tel: 01564 826323 or email
Tidbury Green Social Committee have organised some very enjoyable Social events over the years, and continue to do so for the benefit of the community.
The 2015 Harvest Supper took place on Saturday 10th October 2015 in the Tidbury Green School Hall. Yet again the event was a great success where fun was had by all. The evening like last year’s event consisted of Folk Music, a Barn Dance with Caller and a Ploughman's Supper.
Scarecrow Completion 2015
The popularity of this annual village event continued to grow with a record 20 entries. The 2015 theme was “Strictly comes to Tidbury Green” Like last year, the 2015 event included a children's painting competition. Prizes were awarded to 3 agreed age category winners. The event also saw the introduction of the Tidbury Green Great Bake Off.
The day included an afternoon social event, where refreshments were provided and all entries to the painting competition were displayed and cakes tasted and judged. There was an excellent turn out and it provided a good opportunity for neighbours to meet new people. There was a great atmosphere and this is an excellent example of the community spirit in the village.
As always a massive thank you goes to the Social Committee, who work so hard to make these enjoyable events happen.
These were marked by 3 judges.
Congratulations to the winners:-
- First Place - Mrs Blick of Tilehouse Lane with a portrayal of the strictly judges
- Second Place - Mr Farr of Lowbrook Lane with a portrayal of the strictly judges, in post celebration disarray.
- Third Place - Mrs Boulter of Lady Lane with an elegantly dressed couple dancing.
Thank you to everyone that entered the competitions of the day including the Cake baking and children’s painting and well done to all the winners.
Below are just some of the photographs from some of the events that have taken place.
Christmas Carol Concert in association with Tidbury green School
2015 saw the first Christmas Carol Concert organised in association with Tidbury Green School. This was a sell-out event which received excellent feedback from those who attended. Given the popularity, this event is scheduled to take place again this year.
Tidbury Green Parish Council Resident Survey 2013
Thank you to all those residents who participated in the 2013 Tidbury Green Parishioners Survey. The survey was undertaken to obtain feedback on your views, including those on local issues that cause concern. All responses have been analysed and the findings are included in the attached Tidbury Green Parish Council - Parishioners Survey Report. An Executive Summary has also been produced was delivered to all homes within Tidbury Green, along with the February 2014 Newsletter.
The random prize draw took place during the December 2013 Parish Council Meeting. Congratulations to the winner Paul Wright, who has been awarded his prize money.
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