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Development of land off Fulford Hall Road
An outline Planning Application has been submitted by LionCourt Homes for residential development of up to 190 dwellings with associated infrastructure, including means of access, sustainable Drainage System and open space.
As detailed on the attached notice a meeting with Tidbury Green Parish Councillors has been arranged to discuss the application and what it means for the community of Tidbury Green. The meeting will place on Wednesday 13th November at 7:00pm at Tidbury Green Village Hall, Dickens Heath Road. We hope to see you there.
Tidbury Green Litter Pick
There will be a litter pick in Tidbury Green on Saturday 16th November 2013 from 10am until 12 noon. This litter pick has been organised by Ward Councillor Linda Brown. Please meet in Tidbury Green school/ Village Hall car park, Dickens Heath Road. Thank you in advance for your support.
Seniors Coffee Morning
Next Meetings 7th November and 5th December 11am-1:00pm at Dickens Heath Library.
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council have released the following Press Release
Winter hotline helps residents keep warm
Keep Warm, Keep Well – that’s the message being sent out to vulnerable and older residents in Solihull this winter.
A special Solihull Winter Warmth helpline has again been set up by the Solihull Partnership on 0121 704 8080 for people who need urgent help this winter.
Lines are open from Friday 1 November and advisors will be available Monday to Friday from 9am – 5pm.
The Winter Warmth Helpline provides information and advice for vulnerable residents who need urgent help such as:
- Finding a tradesperson for emergency repairs
- Help with an emergency heater if the central heating system breaks down
- An electric blanket if they cannot afford to heat their bedroom
- Warm clothing if they are struggling to afford it
- Emergency food supplies
- Debt advice and assistance to pay bills.
Councillor Bob Sleigh, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: “We recognise the importance of providing advice and support to people during the cold weather which is why we have set up the helpline again this year. I urge anyone who is struggling to keep their home warm this winter to call the helpline.”
Lucy Garratt, Head of Services Age UK Solihull said: “Age UK Solihull's advice to older people this winter is to ensure their heating is set at 21C and to call the local Winter Warmth Helpline if they are experiencing any difficulties. Age UK Solihull can help with preparing for winter and ensuring your home is as energy efficient as it can be.”
Top tips for keeping warm this winter:
• Keep internal doors closed to stop draughts
• Have at least one hot meal and hot drinks throughout the day
• Layer up - many layers of clothing are best
• Close curtains at dusk
• Ensure your heating is 21°C in your home
• Keep your heating on overnight
• Ensure your home is well insulated and boiler serviced
• Contact your energy supplier about how to reduce your energy bills.
Residents should visit www.solihull.gov.uk/winterwarmth for more information and to download the Winter Warmth Leaflet.
Tidbury Green Parish Council Resident Survey 2013
Thank you to all those residents who participated in the 2013 Tidbury Green Resident Survey. The survey was undertaken to obtain feedback on your views, including those on local issues that cause concern. All responses are currently being analysed and a report of findings, including an executive Summary will be produced. It is hoped that these will be available at the beginning of December 2013
At this point the random prize draw will take place and the lucky winner will be notified and awarded their £50.00 prize money.
Make a scarecrow. Judging will take place on Sunday 6th October 2013. Scarecrows must be in position at the front of your property to allow judging to take place from the pavement or road. Your Parish Council has donated £50.00 which will be awarded for the best scarecrow.
If you would like to enter please contact Ann Barnard at Yew Tree Farm as soon as possible.
This event will take place on Saturday 19th October in the Tidbury Green School Hall from 7:30 to 11pm.
The evening will consist of Folk Music, a Barn Dance with Caller, a Ploughman's Supper and a Harvest Raffle.
Tickets cost £10.00 each and can be purchased from Ann Barnard at Yew Tree Farm
Closing date for both the Scarecrow competition and the Harvest Supper is Friday 30th August. Further details and a booking form can be found in the latest Tidbury Green Newsletter.
Bus Service Tidbury Green (S7 renumbered to S3)
From the 10th June 2013 Service S7 through Tidbury Green was replaced by an extended bus service S3. This bus service operates every 30 minutes to Shirley and Dickens Heath and hourly to Tidbury Green and Wythall.
There are some minor changes to the timetable, which should be considered when planning your journey. The main change is that the operator has changed to Diamond using their high-quality Signature brand.
The renumbered S3 route remains unchanged but is extended beyond Solihull Town Centre to include Knowle, Dorridge and Hockley Heath, which opens up new connections for people. The route will normally be operated with new hybrid-electric buses, which are considered some of the cleanest vehicles in the UK.
It now departs from stop SL in Solihull Town Centre (outside John Lewis) instead of stop SE.
Below is the timetable for the service.
S3 Bus Timetable - 10th June 2013
Development of land off Fulford Hall Road
Homes and businesses within a 1 mile radius of this site should have received a consultation Leaflet, on behalf of Lioncourt Homes. It details their intentions to submit an outline Planning Application to Solihull MBC during August 2013. The current proposal is to build 185 houses. A link to the leaflet can be found below.
As detailed in the document there was a public exhibition at Earlswood Methodist Church Hall on Tuesday 4th June 2013, 3:30pm - 7:30pm. The consultation document also provides details on how you can feed back your views during the consultation period.
Public Consultation Leaflet
Want to Make Savings on Purchasing Heating Oil?
Are you reliant on heating oil and would like to make savings? Warwickshire Community Oil Syndicate is run by Warwickshire Rural Community Council (WRCC), one of twenty-two Rural Community Council's (all long-standing charities) across England running an oil syndicate. They have no connection to any oil supplier and interested in obtaining the best possible price per litre for their members. The syndicate is open to households, community groups and businesses. If you would like to join members in making savings email
or telephone 01789 472611. Click here to read more.
August 2013 Update
Time to start thinking about the cost of your heating!
Sadly the last days of Summer are with us and cooler days and nights are just around the corner so it's a good time to start thinking about the cost of heating.
Lat month our members saved £58.80 per 1000 litres against the average market price, paying just 55.75 pence per litre of heating oil. How did your supplier compare?
Our bulk LPG members are saving between £150 and £250 per annum and we are also able to offer great savings and free delivery on LPG cylinders.
If you would like to find out more about reducing the cost of your heating oil or making a saving on your LPG please email
or call Sarah on 01789 472611
Update May 2013
Warwickshire Community Oil Syndicate have advised that they are in the position to offer reduced prices for LPG (Liquid Petroleum gas) as shown below
- 13kg Butane - £26.00 inc VAT
- 19kg Propane - £28.00 inc VAT
- 47kg propane - £58.00 inc VAT
Bulk LPG prices can be priced on an individual basis.
- Fixed price to the end July 2013
- Orders can be placed on a weekly or monthly basis.
- No minimum order requirements.
- Deliveries take 3-5 working days, but may be delivered sooner if supplier is in the local area.
- Depots at Coventry and Birmingham cover the whole of Warwickshire.
How To Join
Complete a return a membership form, Pay your annual membership fee (£20 per household) and start making savings with your first order. Orders will be placed each Friday for delivery the following week.
If you require further information - Email -
St.Patrick's Church Earlswood Heritage Open Day - Takes place on Saturday 14th September, 10am - 5pm, at St Patrick's Church, Salter street, B94 6DE. Details of the day can be found on the attached Heritage Day poster.
Annual Fruit and Vegetable Show
This year's Annual Fruit and Vegetable show, which was organised by the Allotment Association, was held on Saturday 24th August at Cheswick Green Village Hall.
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Annual Parish Meeting
This year's Annual Parish Meeting was held on Wednesday 22nd May. It took place at Tidbury Green Village Hall. The meeting was a well attended, informative, whilst relatively informal event, where everyone had an opportunity to raise their concerns and talk about issues that impact on Tidbury Green. Residents of Tidbury Green raised a number of concerns including potential development in the area, issues surrounding roads and pavements and changes to the S7 bus service that runs through Tidbury Green. The evening included an interesting talk on 'Canals and the Canal & River Trust" which was presented by Len Creswell. Other items on the agenda can be viewed by referring to the Annual Parish Meeting Agenda.
New Parish Clerk
Just a quick introduction, my name is Charlotte Kirby and I have taken over the role of Tidbury Green Parish Clerk, from the 1st April 2013. I am very excited about my new role and I look forward to speaking to and meeting the people of Tidbury Green.
The 2012 Over 60’s Christmas Lunch held at Tidbury Green Golf Club brought together 76 residents from across the parish. This annual event was sponsored by Tidbury Green Parish Council and organised by John and Joan Kane whose efforts were recognised with a vote of thanks and presentation of flowers by Peter Seddon – chairman of the Parish Council.
The informal raffle prizes included a copy of the winning photograph from the 2012 Tidbury Green Photographic Competition presented by Tony Philp. A copy of all the photographs entered for the competition were posted on display boards and calendars and cards were on sale in aid of St Patrick’s Church restoration fund. Judging by the noise level everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Prizes were presented to the winners of the Tidbury Green Wildlife Competition 2012 on Monday evening, 8th October .................read more
2013 competition.............................following on from the success of this year's competition the Parish Council will be sponsoring the 2013 Tidbury Green Wildlife Photo Competition with the hope of publishing a 2014 calendar of the winning photos. The competition will run from 1st October 2012 to 31st July 2013. As this year, there is no entry fee with prizes to be awarded to those judged to be the best.
Wildlife Photography Competition Conditions and Entry Form 2013
Map of the Parish
Residents were invited to go and see the primroses at St Patrick's Church, Salter Street, Earslwood over the weekend of 20th and 21st April 2013. Primrose Day is on the 19th April and is the anniversary of the death of British statesman and Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield. The primrose was his favourite flower and Queen Victoria would often send him bunches of them from Windsor and Osborne House. She sent a wreath of primroses to his funeral.
There will be a litterpick in Tidbury Green on Saturday 13th October 2012 from 10am until 12 noon. meet in the school car park, Dickens Heath Road. Just turn up or contact Ward Councillor Linda Brown at
for further details.
Tidbury Green Wildlife Competition 2012
Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 competition! First was Tony Philp with second going to Isabella Nicholson and third to Peter Seddon. Several entries received 'Highly Commended' from the judges. All the photographs will be on show in the Village Hall on Monday 8th October 2012 from 7pm until 9pm. Prizes will be awarded during the evening. Please come along to enjoy some refreshment and congratulate the winners. Thanks go to Councillor Graham Thomas and the judging panel as well as everyone who entered the competition.
There will be a visitors' Open Day at St Patrick's Church, Earlswood on Bank Holiday Monday, 27th August 2012, from 10am until 4pm. Please come along.
Tidbury Green Village Diamond Jubilee Celebration goes ahead despite the wind and rain...................read more.
Development of land at Lowbrook Farm - consultation exhibition
You are invited to come and discuss Tidbury Green, its current and future needs, at the Annual Parish Meeting on Tuesday 8th May starting at 7pm in the Village Hall, Dickens Heath Road. This is an opportunity for you to air your views, express your concerns and offer suggestions. Val Tonks, local historian, has been invited to talk about the history of the area. A glass of wine or fruit juice will be available afterwards.
Agenda for the Annual Parish Meeting
Allotment Association plant a tree to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee ...........read more
Tidbury Green Wildlife Competition 2012
No entry fee and cash prizes will be awarded to entries, judged to be the best, by an independent Committee. The amount of the prize fund donated by the Parish Council will be directly related to the number of entrants to the competition, so the more entrants, the bigger the prize fund. A prize giving evening will be arranged at Tidbury Green Village Hall in September at which photos will be displayed. We hope this will be a celebration of wildlife in our Parish, so keep on snapping.
Further bulb planting in the area took place with the help of the Environmental Champions Team from SMBC and children from Tidbury Green School outside the school on the morning of Wednesday 9th November 2011.
Over 60’s Christmas Lunch, Friday 16th December 2011
The parish council has agreed to subsidise this popular annual event, which John Kane has very kindly agreed to organise. Due to previous years' success the parish council has agreed to allow more to attend. Completed booking forms needed to be returned by 1st November to secure your place.