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Queen Elizabeth II (1926 – 2022)

Queen Elizabeth II (1926 – 2022)

With the sad passing of Queen Elizabeth II being announced yesterday at 6:20 pm, the Town Council arranged for the Union Flag to be flown at half-mast on the Town Hall and this was in place for 7pm.

From Monday 12 September, there will be a Book of Condolences available in the Community Hub, Monday to Friday, 10am to 1pm, for the period of mourning.  We will ensure there are other times available, e.g. at evenings or the weekend, with members’ help.

The Community Hub and Town Hall will be open as normal until otherwise notified.  However, a period of mourning has been announced.  The main Proclamation is due to be by King Charles III at 11am on Saturday, 10 September.  It is, at the moment, planned to have a local reading of the Proclamation on Sunday afternoon, involving the Church and Mayor, at 2pm on Sunday 11 September (still TBC).

The state funeral day will be announced and this is conventionally 11 days after the death, i.e. on Monday 19 September.

Guidance on communications is still coming through from the Palace, through local channels.  At this stage, some other details:

  • A message from the Mayor will appear shortly on the website and on noticeboards.
  • Flowers can be left at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee bench on the Croft.  The Mayor will be going there soon to start the laying of floral tributes.
  • It is possible to leave e-condolences, via the website for those not able to visit the town.
  • Church services.  The church is ringing bells today but has a normal Sunday service at 10:30 am on 11 September, at which candle lighting is planned to be possib

Colin Greatorex

Town Clerk


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Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service draft Prevention, Protection and Response Strategy  

Please see, below, a consultation release:

Share your views on the WFRS draft Prevention, Protection and Response Strategy 

The formal consultation of WFRS’s draft Prevention, Protection and Response Strategy will close in a few weeks on 25 September. So if you haven’t already done so, please take 10 minutes to give them your views on their plans and priorities.  

Every one of us wants to know that WFRS will be there for us in an emergency. But they also have responsibilities to prevent accidents and emergencies from happening in the first place and to protect us by ensuring the buildings in which we live and work are safe. This strategy sets out how they will balance these different priorities and deliver what the Warwickshire communities need to be kept safe, whilst also looking after the people that work for them.   

A consultation like this is a great opportunity for you to contribute to their plans and approach, to share what is important to you and what you think they should be spending their time doing.   

Complete the consultation here.   


Last chance! There’s just a few weeks left to give Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service (WFRS) your feedback on their future plans and priorities.  

Everyone wants to know that WFRS will be there for them in an emergency. But WFRS also has responsibilities to prevent accidents and emergencies from happening in the first place and to protect people by ensuring the buildings in which they live and work are safe. So, their primary focus will always be to keep Warwickshire safe, through prevention, protection and response.   

This consultation is a chance to tell WFRS what matters most to you and what approach they should take. They’re especially keen to hear from Warwickshire businesses, large and small, given their role to protect all types of commercial and other premises.   

To learn more about the strategy and consultation, watch our series of short videos here.   

The consultation can be completed here and will close on 25 September.  


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Grants Scheme 2022/23 now open (till 26/08/22)

Coleshill Town Council is delighted to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2022/23 Grants Scheme (total allocation of the scheme of £10,000).  


These are the assorted documents to help you make an application:


Grants 22-23 Guidelines

Grants Application Form 2022-23

Grants Scheme Poster 2022 23

Grants will not be awarded to individuals.  Only voluntary organisations will be considered.

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

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

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

Grants will usually range from £250 – £1500. The Town Council will only provide funding up to a maximum of £2,000


The full application criteria is available from the Town Hall offices and on this website.

Closing date for all applications: Friday 26th August 2022 (noon)

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Coleshill Businesses Unite

Click here for pdf CBM_A5_2pp_Leaflet

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Allotment Competition 2022

Click here to view pdf 2022 Competition poster

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Allotments Newsletter 2022

Click here to view pdf version 2022 Allotments Newsletter


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AGAR Close out 2020 /2021

This is the AGAR returned for Coleshill Town Council in 2020/21


This is page 6 of the AGAR Audit Close out for 2020 /2021 by PKF Littlejohn

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 All electors of the Town of Coleshill are invited to attend at:-


 WEDNESDAY, 11 MAY 2022 AT 7.00pm

 Chaired by Councillor Caroline Symonds (Mayor of Coleshill)


The Town Meeting may, by law, discuss all town affairs and pass resolutions about them.  The following matters are on the agenda: –


  • To receive and adopt the minutes of the last Annual Town Meeting held on 12th May 2021.
  • Plans for the HS2 Work in the Coleshill area both in design and traffic management – Cameron Cashmore (BBV Ltd).
  • Warwickshire Fire Service’s On-call fire-fighters – Gosia Zielinska (Community Engagement).
  • “The work of the Town Council over the past year” – Town Council members.
  • The first year and plans of Two Rivers Women’s Institute Group – Alison Doyle (WI President).
  • Any other resolutions and proposals by electors.


Teas, coffees and biscuits will be served.

 COVID-19 Arrangements.  Please do not attend in the event of a positive test or of showing symptoms.

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Councillor Vacancy

Councillor Vacancy - Co-option 2022-page-001

Click here to view poster, or read content below:

After a resignation, there is a vacancy for a Coleshill Town Councillor to represent Coleshill North.  The Town Council, having advertised the vacancy for the required number of days, is now able to co-opt to this position.  A candidate for a Parish or Town Council is qualified for normal election if –

  1. They are a British subject or Irish citizen,
  2. Is 18 years of age, and
  3. Is either in the list of electors for that Parish or Town or has during the whole of the preceding twelve months:
  • occupied land as owner or tenant in it, or
  • had a principal place of work there, or
  • resided in or within three miles of it.

Prospective councillors should have an active interest and concern for their local community.  They will represent local people and work in partnership with them and others when necessary.  They will help facilitate the provision of local services and facilities and make decisions that form the policy of the Council.

You should consider becoming a Town Councillor if:

  1. You want to do more for your community,
  2. You want to spend your time productively,
  3. You can think, listen and act locally.


Anyone interested in the vacancy should write or email to the Town Clerk (see contact details above) with a maximum of a 250-word personal statement.  The timetable is:

1p.m. Monday 21 March – deadline for submission of interest to the Town Clerk.

Evening of Wednesday 23 March – interviews by current Councillors (Town Hall).

Wednesday 30 March – formal co-option by the Full Council.

Colin Greatorex

Town Clerk