Police Message
Inc 320 21/11/2011

At 1730 hrs on Monday offenders forced entry to a garage at the side of a house on Blind Lane Tanworth in Arden. Three males in a white transit van were seen at the entrance to the property, one male in a bright blue Adidas tracksuit with the logo on the back of the hooded jacket wearing blue trainers forced the door up to gain entry, nothing was reported as being taken, but prior to leaving this male also forced open the electric gate to the driveway, damaging it in the process.

It is also believed as well as this Transit, a dark coloured Audi on a 55 plate has been acting suspiciously and possibly involved in crime on the boarders recently.
 There was also a shed broken into on Doctors Hill Tanworth as well as 2 vehicles left insecure that had items removed in the area in the past few days. Please ensure all vehicles are left secure and please contact myself if you require any crime prevention or security advice.

If you have any information please call 101 or 01926 415000 quoting the inc number.

Don't give the opportunists the opportunity, please report all crimes or attempts on your property/vehicle and pass on details of any vehicles you see out of the ordinary in your area, you can call on the numbers below or cheaper still e-mail me the details of date,time,location and reg plate of the vehicle and I will be able to check it out or maybe link it to vehicles that are of interest to us and our neighbouring forces.

David Martin


Alcester North

Safer Neighbourhood Team

Warwickshire Police

01789 444816

Work Mobile 0792 3288641


Stratford-on-Avon District Council is proud to confirm that on Sunday 1 July 2012, the Olympic Flame will reach a number of communities in Stratford-on-Avon District who will have the honour of seeing the Olympic Flame pass through.
The communities in Stratford-on-Avon District are:
  • Earlswood
  • Alcester
  • Newbold-on-Stour
  • Alderminster and
  • Stratford-upon-Avon
The communities make up five of over 1,000 villages, towns and cities announced by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) through which the Olympic Flame will be carried by Torchbearers during the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay which is presented by Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung.  LOCOG has worked closely with representatives from a number of sectors in Stratford-on-Avon District to devise the route.
Cllr Chris Saint, Leader of Stratford-on-Avon District Council says: “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the residents of our District to experience an Olympic Torch relay and share in the Olympic spirit on the countdown to the start of the Games.  I feel immensely proud that it is passing through our wonderful District as part of its journey to the Olympic Stadium in 2012."
David Moorcroft, West Midlands for 2012 Chair said: “What fantastic news for the residents of Stratford-on-Avon District that they will have their opportunity to welcome the Olympic Flame on 1 July 2012. We encourage communities to start thinking now about how they will celebrate as the Olympic Torch Relay, a once in a lifetime experience for many of us, signals the approach of the London 2012 Olympic Games."
Sebastian Coe, Chair of LOCOG said: 'We are thrilled to confirm that Earlswood, Alcester, Newbold-on-Stour, Alderminster and Stratford-upon-Avon will act as host locations for the Olympic Flame, extending an invitation to people in Stratford-on-Avon District to welcome the Olympic Torch Relay during its journey around the UK.  This is the UK's moment to shine and I want to encourage people across Stratford-on-Avon District to start planning how they can be part of this once in a lifetime opportunity and show their support for the inspirational Torchbearers chosen to carry the Olympic Flame as we count down to the start of the Olympic Games."
For further information please visit the Olympic Torch Relay athttp://www.london2012.com/olympic-torch-relaywhere you can carry out a post code search to see Communities near you.
The 70 day Olympic Torch Relay, will start at Land's End, Cornwall on the morning of 19 May 2012. On leaving Land's End, the Olympic Flame will travel an estimated 8,000 miles around the UK giving thousands of communities and individuals their moment to shine as the Olympic Flame comes to a place near them.
In announcing the villages, towns and cities LOCOG has realised the aspiration of taking the Olympic Flame to within an hour's journey time of 95% of the population. In fact, over 95% of the population will be within just 10 miles of the Olympic Flame next summer. The street by street detail of the route will be confirmed next year.
On the final day of the Olympic Torch Relay, it is LOCOG's intention that the Olympic Flame will travel down the River Thames as it makes its way to the Olympic Stadium on 27 July 2012 for the lighting of the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony, signifying the official start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The Olympic Flame will be carried across the UK by 8,000 inspirational Torchbearers each of whom will have a story of personal achievement and/or contribution to the local community. In December this year, successful nominees will be contacted with a conditional offer and final Torchbearer places will start to be confirmed from February 2012 onwards.
Today LOCOG launches two new public participation programmes. The 'Local Leaders' initiative is an invitation to people to take the 2012 Games into their community and create their own celebrations next year, for the Olympic Torch Relay and other key moments during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. People are encouraged to sign up to the Local Leader programme atwww.london2012.com/localleaders to receive further information on a range of themed celebration ideas focusing on the Opening Ceremony evening, gardening, quizzes and barbecues and be in the front row to receive free London 2012 event materials to support events.
Also launched today is the 'Get Set for the Olympic Torch Relay' education resource, available to all schools registered with Get Set, London 2012's official education programme. The aim of the resource is to provide schools with cross-curricular resources aimed at teachers working with 3 to 16 year olds to aid learning around history of Olympic Torch Relays, the design of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay and the Torch itself. A further education resource will launch next year to encourage schools to plan a welcome for the Olympic Flame and show support for the Torchbearers.   Lloyds TSB, official Education Partner of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, have launched their Flame Followers schools programme which compliments the Get Set resources, and gives schools once-in-a-lifetime opportunities be right at the heart of the excitement and celebrations of the Relay.
Further background information 
  • The West Midlands for 2012 team is chaired by David Moorcroft and was set up to coordinate the region's response to London 2012 and maximise the opportunities London 2012 offers the region. The West Midlands for 2012 team brings together key representatives from each of the region's six sub regions and from business, sport, culture, tourism, education and skills, as well as disability interests and Government agencies.
  • 100% of the West Midlands population will be no more than 1 hr away from the Olympic Flame as it passes through the region over four days: 24 May; 30 May; 30 June; 1 July in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
  • For more information on London 2012 related activity in the West Midlands, including the Olympic Torch Relay, visit www.wmfor2012.com
  • As the longest standing Presenting Partner of the Olympic Torch Relay, Coca-Cola will be using its heritage and experience to spread excitement across the UK ahead of London 2012. Coca-Cola's national nomination campaign - Future Flames – has focused on finding inspirational young people from across the country to have the once in a lifetime opportunity to carry the Olympic Flame. Next summer Coca-Cola will celebrate these Future Flames: young people who use their passions in areas like sport and physical activity, music and dance, and community and the environment; to spread happiness in their local communities. Find out more at: www.coca-cola.co.uk/olympic-games
  • As the only National Presenting Partner of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, Lloyds TSB will be taking the spirit and inspiration of the Olympic Flame right to the heart of communities across the UK.  As part of Lloyds Banking Group, Bank of Scotland will be the National Presenting Partner in Scotland. We will bring the Relay closer to our customers through our branches on practically every high street and our activities in the community, National School Sport Week and Local Heroes.  Customers can be the first to hear about exclusive offers, including how they can have the chance to carry the Olympic Flame, through our customer-exclusive programme, Trackside. Find out more at www.lloydstsb/london2012.  Schools can be right at the heart of the celebrations through our Flame Followers programme, giving them access to free resources to get their pupils inspired and excited about the Olympic Torch Relay, and the chance for their school to carry the Olympic Flame, win a celebration party at their school during the Relay and win a Cheer Kit to welcome the Relay to their community.  Customers can be the first to hear how they can follow the Olympic Flame, through our customer-exclusive programme Trackside. Find out more at www.lloydstsb.com/london2012.
  • As part of its support for the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, Samsung is providing a number of the Olympic Torchbearers through its public nomination process. These 'once-in-a-lifetime' opportunities to carry the Olympic Flame on its journey around the UK, represents one of the many ways that Samsung is enabling people from all corners of the world to be part of the greatest show on Earth.  Becoming an Olympic Torchbearer thanks to Samsung means everyone can become a part of the Olympic history. From June 13th 2011, Samsung has invited the world to recognise its unsung heroes. Samsung's nomination programme for Olympic Torchbearers is a worldwide search for these unique and selfless individuals. The campaign has been communicated globally via a number of marketing channels to ensure that the maximum number of people become aware of the opportunity.  It is Samsung's ambition that London 2012 will be an event that reaches and involves more people than on any other Olympic Games occasion. To learn more about the Samsung nomination programme, please visithttp://www.samsung.com/london2012.
  • For the Paralympics the Cities have already been decided by LOCOG to receive the Olympic Flame: Saturday 25 August – Greater BelfastSunday 26 August – EdinburghMonday 27 August – Cardiff and Tuesday 28 August – Stoke Mandeville then down to London. They won't be going via local communities like the Olympic Flame.  For further information please visit: http://www.london2012.com/paralympic-torch-relay.
  • In addition the World Shakespeare Festival is a celebration of Shakespeare as the world's playwright, produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company in an unprecedented collaboration with leading UK and international arts organisations, and with Globe to Globe, a major international programme produced by Shakespeare's Globe, for further information please visit: www.worldshakespearefestival.org.uk
Police Message
Attempt Burglary Dwelling Earlswood
Inc 55 16/11/2011
The Common Earlswood, between 2330-0730 Tuesday/Wednesday offenders have forced the lock and damaged a metal garage door in an attempt to enter an integral garage. Fortunately entry was not gained due to extra security measures on the inside preventing the door being lifted, and no items were reported taken.
If anybody has any information in relation to the crime please call 101 or 01926 415000 quoting the inc number.

Also an insecure vehicle was entered overnight Tues/Weds on The Green Tanworth in Arden. There has been more unreported of thefts from motor vehicles that have come to light, almost all vehicles that have been entered have been left insecure, the only reported exception to this was a vehicle left with items that were visible which resulted in a window being smashed to gain access.
Please ensure that all security measures available are taken, and all items removed from show.
The next mobile Police surgery takes place on Friday 2nd December at locations throughout Tanworth/Earlswood, there will also be a representative of Stratford District Council promoting Community Forums and how they help resolve Community Issues available, to discuss any issues that can be taken to the next Community Forum on December 15th 1830 Wootton Wawen Village Hall.
David Martin                    
Alcester North 
Safer Neighbourhood Team 
Warwickshire Police     
01789 444816            
Work Mobile 0792 3288641 
Please note this is a report and is not minutes

The Parish Council met on Thursday 20th October 2011 at 19.30 hours in Earlswood Village Hall.
3 members of the public and District Councillors Atkinson and Oakley were present at the meeting. County Council Perry had sent his apologies.
Two members of the public gave their reasons for wanting to keep the lay-by on the A435 by Alderhanger Lane open.  It was stated that ‘gentlemen of the night’ have used the area for many years and that the lay-by is used by lorry drivers to take a break and when the lay-by was closed it caused a great inconvenience. The members of the public also stated that they see no merit in the narrowing of the lane which has been mentioned in the past.  Whilst horse riding when the lay-by was closed, riders were forced to go on the main road to Tanworth Lane because they couldn’t get past the concrete blocks, which was very dangerous. The County Council paid to move lights at the end of Alderhanger Lane, which would be a waste of money if the concrete blocks are put back in place to close the lay-by. District Councillor Atkinson reported that the rest area on the A435 is the responsibility of Worcestershire County Council and confirmed that the working party was reconvening on 25th October.   Councillor Atkinson stated that he will ensure that all reports are referred to the Parish Council. The matter was discussed at length with some councillors being of the opinion that too many lay-bys are closing, making it hard to stop for a rest if you are on the road. PCSO Martin had reported to the clerk that with the nights drawing in there is an increase in undesirable activity.   It was felt that the best course of action would be to keep the vegetation clear and for regular police patrols to monitor the situation but leaving the lay-by open.  It was agreed that the Parish Council should write to the action group stating that they support keeping the lay-by open, but would like the undergrowth cut right back and regular police patrols of the area. 
Councillor Atkinson stated he has tried to get detailed information about the proposed boundary changes.  As far as he is aware Warwickshire and West Midlands will be reduced from 34 to 31 constituencies and Tanworth In Arden, Earlswood and Ullenhall will come under the new constituency of Dorridge and Kenilworth. The idea is to create constituencies of around 75,000 electorates. Councillor Atkinson is still trying to secure more detailed information. District Councillor Oakley reported that 50 MPs will have to lose their jobs. The District Council are reviewing the parish positions but key issues will stay in the parish.  The District Council have obtained an injunction against Summer Poultry Products Ltd, Summers Holdings Ltd and the Directors.  Summers Poultry can apply to the court to change the order under Condition 6 -‘Liberty to Apply’.  District Councillor Oakley stated that the law still allows Summers Poultry to put in as many planning applications as they want, but the case is drawing to an end.  The directors have all pleaded guilty and remanded to Crown Court.  Stratford on Avon District Council expects to cover their costs and get damages.  Summers have to demolish any unauthorised buildings by January 19th 2012.  
Residents of Malthouse Lane have been in touch with Councillor Atkinson about street signage for the Orbit Housing development in the keyhole.  Councillor Atkinson reported that there is still £37,000 unallocated from the 106 agreement put in place following the development of The Maltings in Malthouse Lane.  He will see if he can secure any money from this fund to pay for the signage.
     Councillor Oakley stated that based on data obtained from surveys at the Community Forums, the State of the District Report is very favourable and the Chief Executive Officer of Stratford District Council is very pleased.  The development of Neighbourhood Plans is seen as important and there is a need for greater collaboration with neighbouring councils.

The following Planning Applications were considered:        
Moat House, Salter Street; Woodlands Farm, Cut Throat Lane

Members of the Parish Council had previously been given a Heads of Terms from Stratford District Council regarding the transfer of land from Stratford District Council to the Parish Council. This land is by the entrance to the park in Malthouse Lane.   Concern was expressed over the fact that it states that the transferee has to comply with future covenants.  The Clerk is to ask Stratford District Council if that could be removed before we proceed any further.

Following a report that some villagers had offered to pay for work on the tree on the village green, Councillor Stanton had inspected the tree to see what was wrong with it.    She had reported that the tree on had some cracks in the trunk.  The damage was possibly caused by children climbing the tree. It was suggested that a tree guard of approx 10’ diameter could be erected around the tree to protect it.  The Clerk will get a report from a tree specialist and decide the best course of action.  Areas of concern around the parish were reported as:  Bonfires around the lakes and a broken manhole in Malthouse Lane.

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 December 15th at Earlswood Village Hall and January 19th 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. For further details on the mobile surgeries contact PCSO Martin on 07923 288641.  

Police Message
Burglary Dwelling Earlswood

Inc 324 10/11/2011
Burglary dwelling Springbrook Lane Earlswood, at @1750 hrs on Thursday 10th November 2 males were seen running towards The Lakes Train Station and then towards Small Lane. A house alarm was sounding and subsequently a property had been entered. Offenders had attempted to force the front door of the property before throwing a garden ornament through a doubled glazed unit at the rear of the property to gain entry. The alarm sounded but offenders still made a search of the property with the only items reported taken being a small brown jewellery box containing several sets of cufflinks.
Males were described as white wearing dark clothing with either balaclava's or having hoods pulled up.

If anybody has any information regarding this crime please call 101 or 01926 415000 quoting the inc number. 
Information can also be passed anonymously on 0800 555111

David Martin                    
Alcester North 
Safer Neighbourhood Team 
Warwickshire Police     
01789 444816            
Work Mobile 0792 3288641 
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