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Coleshill Remembrance Parade and Service 2023 – All welcome

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Coleshill’s Town Mayor, Councillor Tony Battle, The Reverend Sarah Tillett from Coleshill Parish Church and Mr Ray Richardson from the Royal British Legion, wish to extend a cordial invitation to you to join them at the Annual Remembrance Day Parade and Service which will take place at the war memorial on the grounds of the Parish Church on Sunday 12th November 2023.

The Parade: Those wishing to join the parade are asked to be at Chantry House, High Street, Coleshill, B46 3BG no later than 10:15. The Parade will leave the grounds at 10:30 and process through the town to the Parish Church, Church Hill.

Please note the change of location for the start of the parade (please check social media or the Parish notice board for any further changes to the Parade route).

The Service: Those wishing to attend the service only, are asked to gather on Church Hill by the church wall (opposite Bank House) by 10:40, for the service to commence at 10:50, kindly be directed by members of the church community, volunteers and Coleshill Town Council Officers.

During the service there will be the formal wreath laying of the dignitaries’ wreaths. All other wreaths are encouraged to be laid after the service. There will also be an opportunity to lay wreaths on Armistice Day, Saturday 11th November 2023 at an outdoor service conducted by the Parish Church from 10:50.

 

Please note: This is an outdoor service; no seating will be available outside the Church. Space will be reserved for the Town Band, dignitaries and official parade attendees only.

Car parking facilities will be available at Coleshill Primary School, Wingfield Road, Coleshill, B46 3LL.

For information: the church will be open throughout the day for personal reflection, prayer and candle lighting. Toilet facilities (including disabled toilet) are also available in the church.

 

 

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Coleshill Remembrance Parade and Service, Sunday 12th November 2023: An appeal for Chapter 8 LANTRA-trained helpers!

AN APPEAL!

Coleshill Remembrance Parade and Service, Sunday 12th November 2023: An appeal for Chapter 8 LANTRA-trained helpers!

Coleshill’s Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service is always a hugely popular and moving event in Coleshill that attracts many residents keen to pay their respects. The event is organised by The Royal British Legion, Coleshill Parish Church and Coleshill Town Council; ably assisted by volunteers from the local community. The Parade leaves from Coleshill C of E Primary School, Wingfield Road, and processes through the Town to the Parish Church.

This year, due to circumstances beyond our control, we only have enough people who hold a valid Chapter 8 training or a LANTRA: Traffic Management for Community Events license to implement the road closure for half of the Parade. Regrettably, in order for a Parade to still be held, the difficult decision has been made to shorten the parade route.

At the moment this is planned to be achieved by stepping off from Chantry House (opposite Coleshill Town Hall) and marching to the Parish Church.

This is our appeal: if you or anyone you know has received Chapter 8 training OR LANTRA: Traffic Management for Community Events AND have a valid license and are willing to join us to help during the Remembrance Parade. We would appreciate all your help and this would mean that we can return to planning the longer route. Please contact Zoe Hillcox-Davis on zoe@coleshilltowncouncil.gov.uk  or 01675 463 326.

 

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Coleshill Carnival Bonfire and Funfair

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Enquiries about Works on High St

Enquiries about Works on High St

 

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Coleshill Carnival & Events – Mini Party in the Park & Annual Ball Race 15th October 2023

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GRANTS SCHEME 2023/24 Deadline Friday 25th August!!

Download an application form here:  Grants Application Form 2023-24

 

 

GUIDELINES

 

  1. Grants will not be awarded to individuals.

 

  1. Only voluntary organisations will be considered.

 

  1. The group /organisation should be active within Coleshill and the surrounding villages.

 

  1. The group/organisation should normally provide a benefit, service, support, entertainment or information.

 

  1. Coleshill Town Council will provide grants both for projects and core funding.

 

  1. The whole sum required will not normally be provided, as it is expected that group members should usually provide either some funding or volunteering time themselves (i.e. matched funding should not be just National Lottery or other charity money).

 

  1. The Town Council will only provide funding up to a maximum of £2,000. The Council will, in exceptional circumstances, consider additional funding if deemed appropriate.

 

  1. Grants will usually range from £250 – £1500.

 

  1. Successful applications will be required to provide a 6 months report, following the receipt of the grant monies, so the Coleshill Town Council is able to show tax-payers how their money has been spent to comply with the law and our audit requirements.

 

  1. All applications should enclose the audited accounts for the last completed financial year of the organisation.

 

  1. Please attach a budget for your proposals, including income and expenditure, to this application. This budget can include the value of the time given by helpers and volunteers.

 

  1. Coleshill Town Council will not consider grant applications where they involve sitting Town Councillors as signatories or as named contacts on the submitted forms.

 

 

Closing date for all applications: Friday 25th August 2023 at noon

 

(by email, post or hand-delivered into the Town Hall letterbox).

 

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King’s Coronation Arts Project – River of Bulbs

Background

A £5,000 sum was granted by the Warwickshire County Council Towns Network team for some feature or group of items that would create a point of interest for tourists or a facility that would encourage visitors.

There are already 3 of the 4 King’s Coronation benches sited.  One is at the junction of Rose Road and Station Road and 3 additional Acer trees were planted at the same junction.  Another bench and tree are in situ at Ennersdale Green, near to the Community Centre.

 

Objective

It was the wish of the project group that a River of Bulbs should be planted along the length of Station Road.  These would add to the effect of the benches and trees, if on the same westerly side of Station Road.

The cost of the bulbs is covered by the Towns Network budget but not the resources to plant them.  The Council needs to cover the planting with its small outside services staffing, elected members and volunteers.

Bulb planting is believed to be best in autumn 2023 so that the flowers appear in spring 2024.  The pathway along Station Road is maintained and mowed by North Warks Borough Council, which has agreed to the bulbs being planted.  The flowers will be allowed to flourish in the spring but will be mown over once the grass growing season is in full swing from June onwards, until the next spring.

 

Methodology

Theare are approximately 428 yards in length from the Harvester pub to Ennersdale Green.  Assuming a 1.5 yards width of river, that would amount to 642 square yards to cover with planting.

It had been hoped to get assistance from a Day in the Community programme but this has not been possible.  Therefore, to complete this volume of bulb planting suggests it will need attempting in stages (see plan map).  If three ‘teams’ can be formed, each could concentrate on a separate stage area on a designated planting day:

Area 1 – going north from the bus stop opposite the Wheatsheaf Harvester to Colebridge Crescent.  This area would give a good ‘first impression’, as you join Station Road.

Area 2 – going south from the Rose Road junction to the bus stop on that side.  This area will add to the effect of the Coronation bench and Acer trees, nearby.

Area 3 – going north from the bus stop near Ennersdale Close, planting either side of it.   This area will give a brightening up where there are mainly small industrial units occupying the other side of the road.

The Council van will be loaded with 3 sets of bulbs, trowels and any other materials needed.  The Community Centre will be opened up for refreshments and toilets.

 

Timing

9:30am – 1 pm on Saturday 16th September, initially.  Allan Taylor / Chris Moulton will mow out the wavy river pattern on the previous Thursday or Friday so a track can be visible, and planting would be made easier on the day as the ground would be easier to enter.

Cllr. Ian Tomkinson is the lead councillor on this project. It is hoped that the 3 teams (as above) could be led by Cllr. Ian Tomkinson, Allan Taylor and Chris Moulton (Outdoors staff) with volunteers allocated evenly.

A date needs selecting so the volunteers could be found, giving sufficient time for an appeal to assist.

A follow-up date a few weeks later might then be able to have some more teams to join up the separate Areas 1 – 3 by infilling the areas in between, as convenient.

 

Colin Greatorex, Town Clerk

Coleshill Town Council, Town Hall, High Street, Coleshill  B46 3BG

Colin@ColeshillTownCouncil.gov.uk
01675 463326

 

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Scootability Training – Coleshill Memorial Park – Tuesday 8th August.

Scootability Training taking place at Coleshill Memorial Park on Tuesday 8th August.

 

This will take place on the Basketball Courts.

 

There will be three individual training sessions delivered during the day, timings for these are as follows:

10.00am – 11.20am (5 – 7 years)

11.30am – 12.50pm (5 – 7 years)

2.00pm – 3.20pm (8+ years)

 

Booking is required for these events and will shortly be available to book via: https://teamrubicon.co.uk/scootability-sign-up/

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Green Man Crossing – Notice of Works

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Annual Town Meeting 12/04/23 DRAFT minutes

The DRAFT minutes of the Annual Town Meeting held on 12/04/23 are now available.

Annual Town Meeting 12/04/23 DRAFT

The Annual Town Meeting is not a meeting of the Council but a meeting for all parishioners of Coleshill.  It is merely hosted by the Town Council.  This gives residents the opportunity, by law, to discuss all town affairs and pass resolutions about them.