September 2023 Litter Picking Event, it was attended by more than 18 people and over 24 bags of rubbish was collected along with 2 small gas canister and a 12v battery. Thank you to everyone that attended, Participated and to St Thomas Keresley.
Keresley Parish Council is placing its objection to this planning application for the following reasons:
The Tamworth Road, as we are very aware, is a very busy road, and in the vicinity of the proposed development the maximum speed limit is 40 mph. The proposed access to the site is 70m from the existing junction with Fivefield Road. Approaching the proposed entrance to the development, northbound on the Tamworth Road at approximately 100 m the view of the proposed access is obstructed by ‘vegetation’ on a regular basis. The Road Safety Audit document dated April 2023 clearly identifies this. Also, it identifies that northbound traffic on the Tamworth Road WILL NOT see stationary vehicles IN A LIVE LANE as they approach. This is surely an accident waiting to happen! This is very concerning to the residents of Keresley. The document also dismisses the control measure of introducing a ghost lane to move the stationary vehicles waiting to turn into the development. This would be a sound control measure that has been dismissed. In addition, this has not even been mentioned in the Coventry City Council Highways consultation document dated 27/06/2023. Rather than the suggestion they ask the landowner to ‘manage’ the vegetation.
The Highways Consultation document clearly identifies that the public transport to serve the proposed development is only available three times a day! How can this be a sustainable option for residents who are seriously considering the environment when they make their transportation choices. This gives the proposed residents no option but to use their own vehicles, possible for single occupancy use journeys. Why are Coventry City Council Planning and Highways departments advocating that this is acceptable with contributions to S106 funding?
Keresley Parish Council strongly objects to this planning application on the grounds of road safety, inadequate public transport provision and the subsequent environmental impact.
Cllr Tracy Gudgeon
Chair Keresley Parish Council
Co-opted Councillor Vacancies Available
Following the Parish Council Election in May 2023, when 3 councillors unable to stand for re-election, the uncontested election resulted in 3 Councillors, 1 Co-Opted leaving 3 vacancies. Whilst this leaves the Council quorate, it is far from ideal and the Council is seeking people who have ideas to help support and shape this community in the coming years, to join as Councillors.
Keresley Parish Council has been a modern, young and vibrant Council, with a strong team of Councillors whose aim was to increase the awareness of the Council and unite the existing and new community as the Sustainable Urban Extension progresses.
The Parish Council also has strong ties and enjoys good support from Coventry City Council.
The team has laid the foundations to ensure the Council can now grow its influence and connections within the Parish and is looking for people to take this groundwork and move forward. We are looking for someone who is passionate about their local community, proactive and can be a supportive member of the team.
To find out more about this role, please have a look at the job description and personal specification. You can also find out more about becoming a local Councillor at: Become a Councillor – Warwickshire & West Midlands ALC Ltd. (walc.org.uk)
To apply please request an application form from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completed application forms can be sent to the Clerk’s email address.
All Parish Councils in England are required by law to hold an Annual Parish Meeting between March 1 and June 30 each year.
This year the Annual Parish Meeting for Keresley Parish Council will take place on Tuesday 18th April at Keresley Community Library.
This is NOT a Parish Council meeting, but will give the Council an opportunity to report what it has accomplished in the preceding year and what it has planned for next year.
2023 is an election year and, following submission of Councillor nominations in April, there are not sufficient candidates to trigger an election and this is therefore ‘uncontested’. However there are at least two vacant seats on the Council, so if you have ideas for the Council’s contribution to this growing community and are interested in volunteering to join, please come along and meet the Council.
The Assembly will be followed by a brief Parish Council meeting to carry out a small number of business items.
The Agenda is available to view here
Thank you to all of the volunteers and Joe at Coventry Park Rangers for all of your help today at the Keresley Jubilee Wood Action Day 2. It was a really productive session!
There were 7 of us in total finishing off the bramble removal in the Orchard Area. That will be enough bramble removal for now as it is important to still retain some around the wood for nesting, food etc.. Large piles of brambles have been made, which will rot over time.
We also planted around 75 Bluebell bulbs around trees along the eastern footpath – keep your eyes out for when these flower. Earlier in the week, Coventry Park Rangers replaced a rotting gate post at the entrance.
Please do visit the wood and let us know what you think!
The transformation of Jubilee Wood is progressing very well, but of course there is still much more to do. Watch this space for the date of the next session where we will be doing some different activities and we would love for you to get involved.
A spontaneous litter pick today resulted in the collection of exactly 300 cans, glass and plastic bottles. This was just around the entrance of the unmade footpath that joins Rookery Lane with Watery Lane.
The footpath has been overgrown for some time, but as part of the wider Keresley Jubilee Wood rejuvenation project, the plan is to bring it back into use to improve connectivity and reduce antisocial behaviour.
There is still a lot more to do, but the progress today made a big difference to the appearance of the area.
Check out our upcoming Keresley Jubilee Wood Action Day and Monthly Litter Pick Events if you’d like to get involved!
12th March – Keresley Jubilee Wood Action Day
2nd April – Monthly Litter Pick Event
Co-Opted Councillor Vacancy
Keresley Parish Council is a modern, young and vibrant Council, with a strong team of Councillors who are looking to increase the awareness of the Council and unite the existing and new community as the Sustainable Urban Extension progresses. The Parish Council now has strong ties and enjoys good support from Coventry City Council.
The team has laid the foundations to ensure the Council can now grow its influence and connections within the Parish and is looking for someone to join them at this exciting time. We are looking for someone who is passionate about their local community, proactive, can fully commit to the role and be a supportive member of the team. #
To be eligible for this role, you must live within 3 miles of the Parish boundary.
To apply please request an application form from email@example.com. Completed application forms can be sent to the Clerk’s email address.