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.
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.
Prizes were presented on Monday evening, 8th October 2012 at the Village Hall where all entries were on display. Fellow residents attended to congratulate the winners and enjoy the refreshments provided by the Parish Council. Representatives of Earlswood Wildlife Partnership were also on hand to give information on their local environmental activities. Thanks go to Councillor Graham Thomas and the judging panel as well as everyone who entered the competition.
Tidbury Green Village Diamond Jubilee Celebration, 5th June 2012
Despite the wind and rain Tidbury Green Village Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Party went ahead as planned, albeit indoors. Over 200 villagers picnicked in the School Hall with music provided by the AD Concert Band.
Games of the 1950’s including table skittles, bagatelle and shove ha’penny were enjoyed in the Village Hall. Whilst the weather put paid to the outdoor races, many decided to brave the wet and the Tug of War was staged with Paul McParland, the Master of Ceremonies, acting as judge.
The dress code was red, white and blue and three age groups of children competed for prizes. The quiz with questions on the major events of the Queen’s reign was won by two families who have seen all those years and more. Illustrated panels describing the history of Tidbury Green and photographs from the Queen’s reign attracted much interest. Every child received a commemorative mug as a memento of the occasion. The event was organised and run by a committee of nine residents and sponsored by Tidbury Green Parish Council.
Queen's Diamond Jubilee
On Thursday 5th April 2012 members of the Tidbury Green Parish Allotment Association together with representatives from the Parish Council gathered to plant a sapling royal oak tree grown from an acorn gathered from one of the Royal Parks to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The sapling came as part of a successful application to the Woodlands Trust for 105 trees to create a hedge to segregate the allotment plots from the orchard and wildflower garden.
Beetle Drive and Quiz Night planned for Friday 21st October 2011 was cancelled due to lack of support
Games and Quiz Night, 25th February 2011
The Games and Quiz Night, organised by Tidbury Green Parish Council proved to be a great success for 50 residents of Tidbury Green. The event took place at Woodbourne Sports Club and the games available included alley skittles, darts, pool, table skittles, bagatelle and shove ‘alfpenny. Prizes for the winners were awarded by Woodbourne and were won by Peter Barnard, Estelle Walker, Alan Fisher, Martin Nicholson, Sophie MacDowall, Jo Butler, Roger Walker, Tim and Debbie Peet and Dave Ballantyne.
Bulb Planting in Tidbury Green, 28th January 2011
January 28th was a fine sunny day when the Tidbury Green Bulb Planting finally took place. A party of students from Tidbury Green School assisted by a team from Solihull Council and Tidbury Green Parish Council spent over an hour at the junction of Norton Lane and Fulford Hall Road planting bluebells, daffodils and snowdrops. The students were so keen and enthusiastic that all the bulbs that were available were planted and those digging the holes had to work hard to keep up.
On the same weekend residents of Tidbury Green planted bulbs in Lowbrook Lane, Norton Lane and Tilehouse Lane.