Brunning & Price Proposal – TGPC Survey Findings

Thank you to all parishioners who participated in the survey conducted by Tidbury Green Parish Council, to obtain Parishioners views regarding the proposal by  Brunning & Price, to develop the house and barn at Tidbury Green Farm, with enlargements, into a licenced eatery. We received 56 response allowing us to draw some quality conclusions. Results of the survey can be found below.

Please Click Here to View the Report of Findings

Joint Police And Community Speed Watch Operation

On the 13th June 2017 the Rural Neighbourhood Police Team in Partnership with Tidbury Green Community Speedwatch Volunteers,carried out a Speed Enforcement Check in Norton Lane, Tidbury Green.

Officers were at the location for an hour. During that hour 222 vehicles went along Norton Lane, of those 8 vehicles were stopped by officers for excess speed.

Hopefully this will impact on the amount of speeders in the area in a positive way, as not obeying the speed limit is both dangerous and irresponsible.

Remember, speed kills!! Please drive responsibly.

World Cafe Event – Active Citizens

A series of local events are due to take place across Solihull starting in June 2017.  These events branded World Café Events will give members of the public the opportunity to discuss issues in their community that are important to them and help identify how they can become involved in a community project or activity and how to apply for funding from the Police and Crime Commissioners Active Citizen Fund to turn their ideas into reality and help resolve local issues.

Whether you are already involved in a community group or would like to start one to address local issues we can help guide you through the process of forming a group through to applying for funding to start a long term project or one off activity.

The Active Citizen funding scheme will involve nearly a million pounds being spent on schemes throughout the West Midlands. Each Neighbourhood Policing Unit (NPU) has an annual budget allocated to it to help fund local community initiatives.

The Active Citizens Fund combines three previous streams of funding using money seized from criminals so that West Midlands Police will be better placed to engage with the public and encourage ‘active citizenship‘ to enable the public to help solve local issues and to make communities safer.

Small Grants may be used to help the community to purchase equipment or may be used to support a one-off community event or initiative.  These grants will usually be smaller amounts, although there is no upper or lower limit.

Your local World Café Event for Monkspath, Dickens Heath, Cheswick Green, Tidbury Green, Earlswood is on:

13th July 2017 6:00pm to 8:00 pm at:
Hockley Heath Pavillion
Old Warwick Road, Hockley Heath, Solihull B94 6HH

Your local Neighbourhood Team will be running the event supported by the Police Partnership Team and partners. We’d welcome your attendance and any other local residents who are interested in making a difference and entering into conversation with a purpose with their local team.

Details can be found on the attached flyer :-

Flyer 1

Flyer 2

Should you need further details please contact the Rural Neighbourhood Team by the below contact details:

Email: rural@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk or Tel: 101 Ext 892 6032

Advise From West Midlands Police -WMNOW – Holiday Security Tips

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.

  • ​Set timers so that lights come on in your house.
  • Test and use your alarm and outside security lights.
  • Lock all doors, including porches and remove keys from the locks
  • Can a neighbour take in your post to avoid it being visible in a porch for days?
  • Ensure all valuables are safely stored away.
  • Register your valuables for free on www.immobilise.com
  • If you are travelling by car, could a neighbour leave a car on your drive to give the impression someone is home?
  • If you are leaving your car at home, install additional security such as steering wheel locks.
  • Avoid telling everyone on social media that you are going away.
  • Avoid posting holiday photos on social media whilst you are away.
  • Ensure all bushes at the front of your property are trimmed down. High front hedges are a criminals dream when committing burglaries as they cannot be seen from the road / pavement.
  • Ensure ladders, garden tables and furniture is secured / locked away, including your wheelie bins !! especially if you have single storey extensions / conservatories.
  • Ensure you do not leave garden tools around that could be used to break in. Lock them securely in a shed or garage.
  • If you have bicycles in a shed or garage make sure they are all locked together  with a quality assured lock.Also consider letting the tyres down whilst you are away to make them less attractive to take !
  • Ensure a neighbour or relative have your contact details of where you are going and ask them to keep an eye on your home whilst you are away.
  • Visit http://www.securedbydesign.com/crime-prevention-advice/secure-your-home/ for more tips and security advise.

West Midlands Police – WMNOW – Watches Recovered

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.

Break-Ins – Securing Outbuildings & Sign Up for Neighbourhood Information

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:

https://member-registration.neighbourhoodalert.co.uk/172/Join

Say Goodbye to such tranquility in Tidbury Green UNLESS …..

YOU DO SOMETHING TO DEFEND IT!

YOUR PARISH NEEDS YOU.

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.

The Threat is:

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.

Site 4 Land west of Dickens Heath

See link below:-

http://www.solihull.gov.uk/Portals/0/Planning/LPR/Draft_Local_Plan_05.12.16.pdf

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.

PLEASE MAKE THESE POINTS USING THE PORTAL BELOW

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 psp@solihull.gov.uk or sent by post to:

Policy and Spatial Planning
Solihull MBC
Council House
Manor Square
Solihull
B91 3QB

TIMING IS CRITICAL

Responses MUST be received by midnight on Friday 17 February 2017.

Bellway Homes seek to revise proposals to land at Tidbury Green Farm

Bellway Homes are seeking views from the local community in respect of revised proposals for the residential development of land at Tidbury Green Farm.

Full details of the plans, the consultation process can be found Here. There is also an indicative map which shows the proposed changes can be found below. However in brief the proposal includes:-

  • An increase in dwellings from 190 to 231
  • A reduction in the number of 4 and 5 bedroom homes and an increase in 2 and 3 bedroom homes
  • No change to the key design principles established by the outline consent and approved reserved matters (e.g. the central green link, retention of quality trees and hedgerows and the street hierarchy)

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.