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Please see below the advise received from West Midlands Police
As many of you are planning to go on holiday over Easter please also remember to plan your security provisions whilst you are away too.
Have you had a watch stolen in a burglary?
Can you help Solihull Police try and locate the rightful owner of the watches shown in the attached document, which were recently recovered from an offender.
If you have recently been burgled or know someone that was and had any watches stolen please take a look at the watches to see if you recognise any of them.
Please contact Solihull Police on 101 and ask to speak to the Solihull Investigation Team if you recognise any of them.
West Midlands Police also recommend that residents registers valuables (for free) on https://www.immobilise.com/ – They are able to interrogate all registered items to locate the owners, sadly in this case these watches do not seem to be registered.
Tidbury Green Parish Council have recently been informed of a number of break-ins to the outbuildings at the end of Gardens on Norton Lane.
The attached note proides advise on steps that you can take, which make it much more difficult for thieves to successfully operate and what to do in the event of a theft.
As detailed in the attached note, the Parish Council also recommends that residents sign up to WMNOW which is a great tool to find out what is happening in your area. It only takes 5 minutes and you will receive regular alerts to let you know what’s going on in the neighbourhood including details of thefts, positive police action in the community, details of crime prevention measures and items which have been stolen and retrieved by the police.
To register please go to:
What do we love about living here, our parish? Maybe it is the environment, the natural spaces within easy reach of our front doors. It could be the character of the buildings. It may be the community feeling and spirit we share and enjoy. The reality is that it is likely to be a combination of all these parish benefits that made us wish to live here.
However, change is on the way and not a change for the better. The fact is that if we love living around here, we all need to act to preserve our parish – individually and collectively.
You have the right and the power to stand up for what you want and the information and links on this website will help you.
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council needs to allocate sufficient land for at least 6,522 net additional homes to ensure sufficient housing land supply to deliver 15,029 additional homes in the period 2014 – 2033.
Residents of Tidbury Green, you need to object to this proposal in the Green Belt for the following reasons:-
1. Green Belt – Residents wish to preserve the green belt as much as possible to prevent merging with neighbouring settlements including Tidbury Green, Wythall, Cheswick Green, Tamworth In Arden, Blythe Valley.
2. Loss of woodland and trees – how do you feel about the adverse effect on the local wildlife sites and loss of playing fields and damage to the environment that will impact on your family, their children and future generations?
3. Traffic and congestion – everyone, be they a pedestrian, cyclist or just pulling a car out of a driveway, knows how dangerous things are becoming. Existing concerns about traffic and congestion will significantly worsen as a result of any further development. The entire road network around Dickens Heath, Tidbury Green, Chiswick Green, Hockley Heath & Tamworth in Arden is in a very poor state, not only in terms of road surface but also road safety for pedestrians and cyclists. Tidbury Green residents using Dickens Heath shops and facilities know that the parking is already inadequate and this is without further development. More importantly, there appears to be no way to improve the parking situation in the village, making the new development proposals unsustainable because they are too far away for walking to the facilities in the village centre and would therefore increase car usage, resulting in further pressure on parking and further gridlock. This is the thin edge of the wedge before these roads become arterial! Can you imagine the noise? You would wave goodbye to tranquillity.
4. There are also concerns about school places and the ability of the current medical services to support the additional burden. Tidbury Green School would have to be extended further.
5. The impact of the development would mean certain businesses closing down – you may not have enjoyed the fun of eating or visiting Akamba, but it has played an important role as a key local employer and facility.
6. Site selection should see new housing fairly distributed across the Borough, to include extending existing urban areas to defendable boundaries while avoiding coalescence between rural villages. A case in point is the concern over a disproportionate number of homes being proposed in the Blythe area.
In summary, there are no exceptional circumstances for changing the boundary to allow 700 new houses on the land proposed on Site 4 west of Dickens Heath.
You can write to the address below but the preferred method for response is to use the online portal (click to access the portal – you will need to register). Responses may also be emailed to email@example.com or sent by post to:
Policy and Spatial Planning
Responses MUST be received by midnight on Friday 17 February 2017.
Bellway Homes are seeking views from the local community in respect of revised proposals for the residential development of land at Tidbury Green Farm.
Details on how to make your views are included in the consultation document below and the Parish Councils urges you to respond to this consultation.
Gallagher’s have completed the necessary due-diligence requirements including the bat and ground surveys. Two applications have been submitted to SMBC. These are PL/2016/01561/DIS which relates to the main and emergency access arrangements including details of the roads and footpaths into the site and PL/2016/01902/DIS which is for the discharge of the obligation to undertake a site Archaeological survey.
The Parish Council decided that a Lowbrook Farm Development subgroup should be set up, with one Councillor leading, supported by willing Parishioners. The subgroup would consider development matters and issues and liaise with the developer to attempt to reach solutions. The Councillor member would then provide feedback to the Council on a monthly basis. Cllr Chris Farr agreed to take the lead role
Cllr. Chris Farr with the help of two parishioners had met and delivered a leaflet drop, which resulted in more than 20 positive responses, from parishioners wishing to join the subgroup. An e-mail address has been set up for the group and they have met Glen Langham, the Planning Director of Gallagher’s to discuss proposals and concerns. In the initial meeting , Glen Langham, the Planning Director of Gallagher’ indicated that they were in the process of preparing the site for sale.
The SubGroup plans to have ongoing communications with Gallagher’s and if relevant the developer who purchases the land to develop the 200 homes.
The 2016 over 60’s Christmas Lunch once again proved to be a great success. It was well attended and fun was had by all.
Special thanks to Jo Hudson for her excellent organisation skills and for yet again ensuring a great social event was delivered.
2016 saw the second Christmas Carol Concert organised in association with Tidbury Green School. Tidbury Green School Choir’ and The Shirley Band once again joined together to provide an excellent evening and really get those attending in the Christmas spirit.
Tea/coffee, mulled wine and mince pies were available on the evening. The event was in aid of AGE UK.
This was a sell-out event which received excellent feedback from those who attended.
Well done to everyone involved.