Earlswood Wildlife Partnership
Newsletter 6

Earlswood Heritage Project Launch

Saturday 1st October 11am - 3pm Clowes Wood, Wood lane Car park (Free)

Come along, join in with one of the family activities and find out about this exciting new community project. There will be Woodland Craft Activities, Gift Stall, Mini Museum, Treasure Trail and more.


Warwickshire Wildlife Trust Autumn Walk
Saturday 15th October 2pm  Clowes Wood, Wood lane Car park (£2 per person towards the upkeep of the wood). Join volunteer warden Ron Hill for a stroll around this ancient woodland, which will be golden with the colour of beech leaves and full of autumn life.

Cheese and Wine Party Tuesday 18th October (see below)

European Bat Weekend Bat Walk

Thanks to everyone that turned out, 32 people signed in to witness a spectacular storm, a lightning bolt that must have blown the tern-raft out of the lake and got the local Tawny Owls talking, and a bit of rain to make sure we went home wet. Oh, and quite a few bats performed for us too. Amongst others we recorded Soprano Pipistrelle, Common Pipistrelle, Noctule, Daubenton’s Bat, Natterer’s  Bat and Brown Long-eared Bat. The Soprano Pipistrelle was by far the commonest and would have been the species flying around our heads and dive-bombing towards our faces all around the lakes.

EWP Moth and Bat Night
Again we had a good turnout for this and thankfully no thunderstorms this time! This was a chance for people to use a bat detector and see how a moth trap works and the wildlife did not disappoint. We took a short walk between Terry’s and Engine Pool’s to use the bat detectors and detected 5 species of bat, then returned to the moth traps set up in Malthouse Lane Car Park to see what we had caught. Thanks once again to Izumi and Paul for giving their time and expertise.


You are invited to a

Cheese and Wine Party

To be held at

Earlswood Village Hall

Tuesday 18th October

Come along and meet other members of the

Earlswood Wildlife Partnership

There will be a talk by
Adrian Langley of the RSPCA

Displays showing the activities that have been undertaken so far
Discover what is planned for the future

We look forward to seeing you there

p.s. if you have been recording the butterflies in your garden you can bring your results along

Police Update
Following the reports I sent out earlier this week with regards to a theft of a vehicle in Cloweswood Lane and other crimes that were possibly linked. I would like to update you that the vehicle that was fitted with a tracker device has been recovered and 4 people have been arrested in connection with the offence, and investigations are taking place.
It has also come to light that other people also may have been victims of theft or attempted theft around this time however it was/has not been reported.
In order to get a more accurate picture of crime in the area, it would be beneficial if all crimes are reported to 01926 415000, Police attendance is not always required in response to a call, so do not think that it would be wasting Police time. If anything the opposite applies, crime mapping ensures that the correct amount of resources are available to an area to meet demand, also it allows the planners to organise patrol plans at the times offences are occurring to ensure officers are deployed in areas that offenders target at the correct time of day.
Crime prevention also benefits from providing specific advice to the type of crimes being committed in said area, prevention is better than an ensuing investigation.
David Martin                    
Alcester North 
Safer Neighbourhood Team 
Warwickshire Police     
01789 444816            
Work Mobile 0792 3288641 
Keep in touch with what is happening on Alcester Sector via: http://www.safer-neighbourhoods.co.uk/an

Police Message
Inc 191 19/09/11 
Burglary dwelling Poolhead lane Earlswood. At 1330 Tuesday afternoon, occupant of house disturbed a male in his property, offender described as male white 30's 5'10" cropped ginger hair of medium build. When challenged offender ran out of rear of property where a 2nd male was stood, he was described as 6'0" dressed in black wearing a balaclava.
Offenders made off on foot out of the rear garden onto fields near industrial units, unknown if they had a vehicle. 
Nothing taken from the property by offenders.
Inc 39 20/09/11 
Theft of vehicle Cloweswood Lane Earlswood. Between 2000 19/09 and 0700 20/09, offenders have gained entry to secure Bmw X5 parked on drive and taken vehicle.
Inc 76 20/09/11 
Burglary dwelling Cloweswood Lane Earlswood. Between 2300 19/09 and 0900 20/09, offender have forced the lock on an integral garage and removed items from within, items were laid out onto the driveway in believed preparation to be loaded into vehicle, however items were not taken. No attempt to entry the home itself, but vehicle on drive was entered and searched, with the only item reported taken being a disposable camera.
Inc 287 20/09 
Theft from motor vehicle Poolhead Lane Earlswood. Between 2200 19/09 and 0730 20/09, offenders have gained entry to a secure vehicle and taken a number of low value items from within.
It is possible that these offences are linked, if anybody has any information or has seen or heard anything please contact the control room on 01926 415000 and quote the Inc number.
Information can be passed anonymously regarding any criminal activity to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers.org
There has been reports of a Black VW Golf GTI on a 08 plate in the Warks area with possible links to crime, please report any suspicious vehicles to either myself or the control room.
David Martin                    
Alcester North 
Safer Neighbourhood Team 
Warwickshire Police     
01789 444816            
Work Mobile 0792 3288641 
Keep in touch with what is happening on Alcester Sector via: http://www.safer-neighbourhoods.co.uk/an
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Think! Don’t drive when tired. Driver tiredness is responsible for around 300 deaths per year on UK roads. Plan long journeys to include a 15-minute break every two hours.
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Please note this is a report and is not Minutes

The Parish Council met on Thursday 18th August 2011 at 19.30 hours in Earlswood Village Hall. 
Four members of the public and District Councillor Oakley, District Councillor Atkinson and County Councillor Perry were present. 
Three residents from Malthouse Lane spoke for three minutes each regarding the strip of land outside 61 and 63 Malthouse Lane. This land is included in a parcel of land at the entrance to Malthouse Lane Park in Malthouse Lane which Stratford District Council are looking to transfer to the Parish Council.  The residents gave a brief history of the land, its historical and current maintenance, which they carry out at their own expense.  They emphasised their wish to purchase the strip and to take it on officially as their own property, making it part of their gardens.  The Parish Council were asked to seriously consider the request and as a gesture of goodwill transfer the land accordingly to the residents.   The item will be discussed at a future meeting.  Councillor Oakley stressed that the issue is currently under review at Stratford District Council and cannot be discussed until SDC have offered us their proposal.  Councillor Willmott informed the Council that a cabinet meeting is due to be held in September where Stratford District Council will consider all proposals. 
Mr Redfern, resident of Malthouse Lane raised his concerns of continued drug usage in the keyhole of the park and was advised by Council to contact PCSO Dave Martin. 
The Parish Council were questioned re their decision not to take part in discussions with residents regarding 133 The Common.  Councillor Willmott reiterated that the Parish Council will not be supporting a housing application to change the use of the site. 
Jenny Buckley confirmed the success of the recent lakes clean up and noted that 22 tyres were found and 50 bags of rubbish were disposed of.   
Report from County Councillor Perry : 
Councillor Perry is currently investigating issues surrounding uncut hedgerow on bridleways, especially in Aspley Heath.  
Councillor Perry recommended that the Parish Council invest in the Speedaware scheme, for £250 the parish can have a survey and speedwatch over a period of time at various locations.  
The final drawings of the crossroads alterations are being considered and Highways are hopeful for the changes to be implemented before the winter. 
A bid has being submitted for a speed change on Forshaw Heath lane.  After a recent survey it was found that the average speed of over 3000 cars was 45mph.  The lowest speed allowed for the road is 50mph due to intermittent houses and current street lighting.  Councillor Perry was reassured by the average speeds and hoped that a reduction to 50mph may slow traffic further again. 
The weight restriction on the bridge at Forshaw Heath Road will remain at 17tonne. 
A big blue motorway sign will be erected in the near future at Junction 3 on the M42 to prevent lorries mistakenly taking the B road instead of the motorway and with the reduced speed limit the road should become a lot safer. 
Worcester have confirmed that they will not be closing Alderhanger Lane, they are considering narrowing the lane but there are fears this will make the road more private and encourage antisocial activities.  There has been an increased police patrol which has reduced activity recently. 
The manhole covers in Broad Lane have now been repaired and Councillor Perry is chasing the repairs to potholes in Bates Lane. 
Warwickshire residents will have a bigger say in health and care services as Warwickshire County Council has been awarded pathfinder status, taking effect in 2012. 
Report from District Councillor Atkinson: 
There will be a meeting re Alderhanger Lane before the end of August regarding the way forward. 
Odours in Springbrook Lane have been reported, Councillor Atkinson to chase those residents who have yet to complain to Severn Trent to encourage them to do so. 

The following Planning Applications were considered:  
11/01622/EXTBeaumont Hill Farm, Broad Lane   
11/01620/EXT Beaumont Hill Farm, Broad Lane  
11/00615/FUL Nuthurst Grange Hotel, Nuthurst Grange Road  
11/01580/FUL 91 Malthouse Lane  

Councillor Willmott confirmed that the Village Hall Trustees are waiting to hear from their application for Big Lottery funding to assist in the museum extension and will inform the Parish Council in due course of the outcome. 
Highways are aware of missing drain covers in the parish and have temporarily filled the holes with warning cones. 

The full minutes are available on our website www.tanworth-pc.org.uk or from the Parish Office in Earlswood Craft Centre, Wood Lane.  The next meeting will be on October 20th at Earlswood Village Hall and November 17th at Tanworth Village Hall at 7.30pm. Anyone is welcome to come and listen or if you have an issue that you would like to raise, there is a Public Forum at 7.30pm.   If you would like us to start e-mailing a Parish Newsletter, please just e-mail the parish office at office@tanworth-pc.org.uk and we will add you to our circulation list.   If anyone has an issue which they would like us to pass on to PCSO Dave Martin, please give us the details and we will pass them on.  If the matter is of a confidential nature, then you are welcome to leave a sealed envelope in the parish office addressed to PCSO Dave Martin and we will hand it over unopened.   Don’t forget that PCSO Martin will be giving crime prevention advice or addressing local concerns at his mobile police surgeries which are on the first Friday of each month for a trial period. 
Well here are the proposed Boundary changes for Parliamentary constituencies  for the Tanworth Ward. 

Will the boundary changes have an impact on my council tax, local services or insurance premiums?

No. The boundary changes only relate to Parliamentary constituencies. Services and council tax charges in your local area are set by your local authority and these will not be affected. Insurance premium calculations are based on postcode so will not be affected.

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