Residents may be aware that on 9th November 2020, Solihull Council announced a 6 week period of consultation with regard to increasing the capacity at Cheswick Green Primary School (CGPS), from 210 to 420 places. The additional capacity is designed to accommodate children from the Mount Dairy Farm and Blythe Valley Park housing developments….. READ MORE
Please see below an updated summary ( November) of COVID-19 cases which has been issued by SMBC. Your attention is drawn to the Ward breakdown which shows Blythe having a significant increase in cases.
Please continue to follow the Public Health England guidelines and stay safe.
CHESWICK GREEN RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION
Please see the below note from West Midlands Police with regard to their handling of anti-social behaviour in Noble Way.
This is the second incident of anti-social behaviour that the Police have had to address and we thank them for their hard work and fairness in keeping us safe. Please stay alert
Forwarded from the Village Hall Management Committee
During the pandemic, members of the committee, the Booking Clerk and Cleaner have been working to ensure that Cheswick Green Village Hall is a CoViD secure building. They have been conscious of the balance between keeping this vital community asset open for the health and wellbeing of the community and the risk of infection spread by its users. All regular hirers have been required to complete their own activity risk assessments to complement some very stringent CoViD user conditions the committee published. There has been no pressure on any group to return and all regular hire slots have been left open for when they feel it is safe to continue.
The committee have been working with and receiving advice from both the Warwickshire Rural Community Council and Action with Communities in Rural England. Both bodies have provided professional advice as restrictions have changed on almost a weekly basis.
Under the new Tier 2 restrictions the committee is satisfied that the below activities can legally take place in the Village Hall;
- Indoor sport or exercise classes, provided people can avoid mixing in groups of more than 6 (exceptions to enable disability and youth sport and physical activity indoors)
- Youth groups, youth activities and playgroups provided they have full CoViD risk assessments and operate in groups of 6
- Education or training again in groups of 6.
The committee will continue to monitor local restrictions and wishes to thank both the Booking Clerk and Cleaner who have both worked extremely hard during these unusual times.
VILLAGE HALL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Earlier this year we supplied you all with a COVID-19 poster to highlight when a neighbour was in need of support.
A further poster, reminding everyone to keep following the Public Health messages, has now been produced and can be downloaded for use where appropriate. If you are aware of a neighbour who does not possess the necessary technology, please print the poster for them.
Our thanks for your help and please stay safe
Cheswick Green Residents Association
Due to a key members isolation, the CGRA Committee has taken the decision to cancel the October 2020 meeting.
Our next get together will be on Wednesday 4th November 2020 at 8:00pm in the Village Hall. We hope a number of you will join us with some new ideas.
Please stay safe
CHESWICK GREEN RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION
|THERE’S SAFETY IN NEIGHBOURS|
Our new Neighbourhood Watch campaign to prevent burglaries
As lockdown eases in the UK, we’re expecting a rise in burglaries. We’ve partnered with the Home Office to create a new social media campaign to help keep people safe and continue the great work your scheme is already doing.
Our new Safety in Neighbours campaign is particularly exciting as it has a modern and eye-catching design to grab younger people’s attention and attract even more new members. Read more about the campaign below.
We need your help
Please help us spread the word and share the campaign on your local Neighbourhood Watch’s social media pages and chat groups. You could also share the press release attached with your local news media and radio stations.
• Visit our campaign page
• Watch our campaign video
• Download our campaign social media pack
• Share using #SafetyinNeighbours in the caption
• Tag Neighbourhood Watch in the post
Facebook: @ourwatch Twitter: @N_watch Instagram: @neighbourhood.watch.insta
Help spread the word
Dear Fellow Resident,
As the Residents Association for Cheswick Green and Cheswick Place, our key objective is to engender local spirit and make the village a better place to live.
This is largely done by organising social events, competitions, litter picks, taking care of the planters (including those outside the school) and recognising residents who make a contribution to the village. We also work with the Council and Police to ensure that local opinion is taken into account. During this pandemic we organised the printing and distribution of a Coronavirus window display which has been prevalent throughout the village.
Although our running costs are comparatively small, we normally ask residents for a small contribution. However, as a result of the pandemic and its implications, it has been decided to suspend subscriptions for this year. Our costs will be taken from reserves which are held for emergencies.
The Residents Association is run by a small group of residents who undertake the bulk of work. However, in recent years our numbers have become depleted. Going forward, we plan to hold quarterly meetings with an online update each month.
While the work of the Residents Association is much appreciated, without the input of new members there is a risk that it will cease to exist. If you feel that the Residents Association is doing a good job and would be prepared to invest a few hours to help the community, please contact us at the following email address: email@example.com
YOUR HELP IN ENSURING THAT OUR VILLAGE REMAINS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE WILL BE MUCH APPRECIATED.
The Cheswick Green Residents Association meet on the first Wednesday of the month, 8:00pm in the Village Hall.
CHESWICK RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION
Unfortunately despite the coronavirus, criminals still try and commit crime in our communities. Crime can be known to happen on our own doorstep with cold callers and bogus officials claiming to be someone they are not. Read More
Albeit in its early stages, Coronavirus will have a major negative impact on us all and the manner in which we conduct our lives. In particular, senior citizens and the vulnerable will be at the greatest risk.
The Government guidance will see the elderly self-isolating and during this time, they will experience limited contact with the added risk of essential supplies running short.
In order to identify those in need of help, the Residents Association will supply all residents with two visuals for display in a prominent window. The green visual will signal that all is well and the red visual that support is needed.
Clearly, “face to face” conversations are not advised, but if you come across a red visual being displayed, please make every effort to contact the resident and offer them support.
We thank you for your anticipated help.