Local Litter-Pickers tidy up The Brook

Huge, huge thanks to the 20+ people who joined Keresley Parish Council today on our first Monthly Litter Pick for 2023.

It was a great turnout, with the weather holding out for a gorgeously crisp winter’s afternoon and there was an impressive collection of rubbish picked. A few photos below 🚮

We had local charity Lions Group join, alongside the Deputy Mayor, the Ward Councillors, a young student doing their Duke of Edinburgh activities, well-known local residents and an inspirational young litter picker motivated to litter pick after he saw a plastic bag flying in the wind at school.

It was fantastic to see so many local residents respond to our call and we hope it encourages many more to also get involved.

If you have any suggestions on where the Monthly Group should target next then do reach out to us by contacting our clerk. Just check out the Contact Us page for how to get in touch!

Next Jubilee Wood Action Day – 21 Jan 23

Do you live nearby, or enjoy using Jubilee Wood on Watery Lane?

Coventry Park Rangers, local schools, scout groups and volunteers have made fantastic progress with much needed maintenance in our previous sessions, but there is still much more that can be done!

We are looking for volunteers to support with maintenance activities to help rejuvenate this wonderful green space. Please send us a message on Facebook or email clerk@keresley-pc.gov.uk if you are interested in helping out or have any questions.

We would appreciate as little or as much time as you are able to give. Please wear good footwear and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, which gives protection from brambles/thorns.

Keresley Parish Council is collaborating with Coventry Park Rangers at Coventry City Council, who will provide guidance, tools, gloves, goggles and refreshment drinks – we would like to express our thanks to them for making this event possible.

We really look forward to the event and hope you can join us. Please also share with your friends and family and if you’re interested in attending RSVP via our Facebook Event, just click here.

Jubilee Wood, Watery Lane, Coventry, CV6 2GH

Friends of Keresley Parish

Death of HRH Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen has been a constant in all our lives for as long as we can remember. She selflessly served her country and provided our country and the commonwealth with a figurehead and a true role model. A true role model to us all, who reigned for and unprecedented 70 years.

Our profound condolences go to King Charles III, and the Queen Elizabeth’s family at this sad time.

God Save the King.

Keresley Link Road Community Briefing

On Monday 11th July, Allesley Parish Council and Keresley Parish Council hosted a Community event focused on providing local residents with an update on the Link Road planned in the local area.

Coventry City Council presented a briefing to local residents giving a quick summary of the new Transport Strategy, how this applies to the Keresley SUE and a more detailed look of the Keresley Link Road.

Following the briefing, they took questions from the audience covering a range of topics including the Link Road, other transport initiatives rumoured in the local area and other long-term plans.

The event was attended by approximately 50 members of public, Parish Councillors on Allesley Parish Council and Keresley Parish Council, Ward Councillors in Holbrooks and the local MP Taiwo Owatemi.

We know many local residents wished to attend but could not and so please see below the presentation slides from the day.

Keresley SUE Housing Developer Community Meeting

We were incredibly pleased to see the strong turnout at our Keresley Sustainable Urban Extension (SUE) Housing Developer Community Meeting on Saturday 25th June.

Keresley Parish Council were mindful of the incredibly strong feeling there is about planning and development in the local area and this was reflected in the ~70 members of the public who took the time to join us and ask several questions about developments in the local area.

During the meeting we received updates from:

  • Coventry City Council Planning Dept.
  • LSP Developments
  • Taylor Wimpey
  • Bellway
  • Richborough Estates
  • Lioncourt Strategic
  • David Wilson Homes (Transcript Only as apologies sent)

After hearing from the speakers, we had approximately 45 minutes of questions from members of the public.

We know many local residents wished to attend but could not and so please see below the presentation slides from the day.

The Parish Council noted several questions that were raised regarding the development of a Link Road within the Parish. A reminder that we have been in discussions with Coventry City Council about a dedicated session on the Link Road, and can confirm this has now been scheduled.

A Community Briefing Event event will take place at 7pm on Monday 11th July at Corley Village Hall. Details below and feel free to indicate your intention to attend via this Facebook Event Page.

Keresley Link Road Briefing

Coventry City Council – Transportation and Highways

7pm 11th July 2022

Corley Village Hall

Church Lane

CV7 8AZ

More info on the Keresley Link Road can be found in a briefing document below we have been given permission to now share.

If you attended our event on the 25th June but there was not enough time for your question or you were unable to attend but have a question now, please email clerk@keresley-pc.gov.uk and we will pass it onto the respective developer for answering.

Finally, thank you to The Hare & Hounds Keresley, for letting us use their room to host the event!

Community comes together to revamp Keresley Jubilee Wood

Keresley Parish Council have had the following article posted in the Coventry Observer. Thanks to Tristan Harris for promoting our work. The original article can be found at the link below.

https://coventryobserver.co.uk/news/community-comes-together-to-revamp-keresley-jubilee-wood

HUGE progress was made on a ‘day of action’ last Wednesday as part of the project to restore Keresley Jubilee Wood to its former glory.

Grass was cut along the footpath and in the orchard and two new benches were installed, taking the total to three.

One of the benches is by entrance for those not able to walk around the whole wood but wanting to visit, and another on the far side provides a great spot to watch the sun set.

Litter picking was also carried out in the wood and along Watery Lane with new ‘No Litter, No Fouling’ signs.

Recently, plaques and signs have been reinstalled by the Coventry Park Rangers, replacing one which had become rotten and blown down and another for a tree planted by Keresley Parish Council in 2016 to commemorate The Queen’s 90th birthday.

The latter plaque had been vandalised and stolen, later recovered during a litter pick.

Coun Matthew Dille thanked everyone involved in the day of action, including volunteers, Bablake and Holbrook ward councillors and representatives from the Change Grow Live – Coventry charity.

“I am particularly grateful for the support Coventry Park Rangers has provided.

“Without them, these events would have not been possible, as they have provided all of the tools, guidance and PPE and kept us entertained during the hard work.

“There is only three in their team and they have the whole city to cover.”

Back in January, a vision to rejuvenate Keresley Jubilee Wood in time for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee was set out.

“With the dedication of many local volunteers, local charities, local politicians, the

President Kennedy School and 13th Coventry Scout Group, I think we have achieved that over the last five months.

“However, we mustn’t stop here, there is always more to be done and we need continued support for Keresley Jubilee Wood.”

Coun Dille urged local people to visit and enjoy Keresley Jubilee Wood and all it has to offer.

Flytipping at Jubilee Wood

Less than 24 hours since hard working volunteers and Coventry Park Rangers laid tools down at the end of a fantastic Action Day, tidying up the lovely green space, Keresley Jubilee Wood has been subject to flytipping again. This is wholly unacceptable.

This has now been reported: FS-Case-430182767

Please report any flytipping using the following link, it’s very quick and easy: https://www.coventry.gov.uk/street-scene/flytipping

Action Day 3 at Jubilee Wood

Today in the sunshine and hot weather, we made some fantastic progress at Keresley Jubilee Wood.

Activities today included grass cutting along the footpath and orchard area, litter picking, installing new ‘No Litter No Fouling’ signage and making new benches.

We made and installed one new bench near the entrance. This will be a great bird watching spot and also for people who are unable to walk the whole perimeter, but would still like to visit the wood. We also installed a new bench on the south side of the paddock. This will be a great spot to watch the sunset. This brings the total number of benches in the wood to three.

Thank you to our local volunteers, Bablake & Holbrook Ward Councillors, and representatives from Change Grow Live – Coventry. We are very grateful for Coventry Park Rangers’ support, providing tools, guidance and PPE. 12 of us in total took part across the day.

Please do visit and enjoy the wood, check out the progress and let us know what you think. You may recall we set out a vision in January this year to rejuvenate Keresley Jubilee Wood in time for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. With the hard work of local volunteers, local charities, local politicians, President Kennedy School, 13th Coventry Scout Group and Coventry Park Rangers, this vision has been realised over the last five months. However, there is always more to do, so we can’t stop there. If you would like to get involved with Keresley Jubilee Wood, please do get in touch!

Friends of Keresley Parish

Planning Application Response: Land between Bennetts Road and Fivefield Road

Keresley Parish Council have written a response to Outline Application OUT/2022/0712 proposed by Richborough Estates.

Location: Land between Bennetts Road and Fivefield Road

Proposal: Outline application for the demolition of all existing buildings (save for Poddy Cottage) and the erection of up to 290 dwellings and creation of associated vehicular accesses to Bennetts Road and Fivefield Road, pedestrian/cycle accesses, diversion of public rights of way, highway improvements, parking, landscaping, drainage features, open space, and associated infrastructure, with all matters to be reserved except vehicular access points into the site.

There are several other applications current open for public consultation. The search results can be filtered to just display applications within Keresley Parish. Please do make the most of the opportunity to express your views on these applications.

https://planningsearch.coventry.gov.uk/Planning

Planning Application Response: Land off Watery Lane

Keresley Parish Council have written a response to the Full Planning Application FUL/2022/0669 proposed by O’Flanagan Homes.

Location: Land off Watery Lane, Coventry, CV7 8JA

Proposal: Erection of four dwellings houses (Use Class C3); associated access, landscaping and works.

There are several other applications current open for public consultation. The search results can be filtered to just display applications within Keresley Parish. Please do make the most of the opportunity to express your views on these applications.

https://planningsearch.coventry.gov.uk/Planning