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Blythe Valley Housing - Differing Views
Posted 22nd  May 2016
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You will probably have received a newsletter from the parish council concerning the planned housing development at Blythe Valley.
Whilst the Residents Association shares many of the views within the newsletter it differs in that it does NOT share the view that the new development needs to be “practically connected with the existing services, shops and facilities located in Cheswick Green village centre”.
Cheswick Green Residents Association is of the view that Blythe Valley needs its own facilities and that increased connectivity will inevitably lead to the two developments merging into one huge residential area.
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Free First Aid Training for Residents
Posted 11th May 2016
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First Aid Training
Cheswick Green Residents Association is offering FREE FIRST AID Training for residents. The Course runs over two Monday nights (June 6th and 13th) starting at 7:00pm and will cover the basics of 1st Aid and also how to deal with Choking, Heart attacks, Resuscitation, Epilepsy, Anaphylactic shock and many other important aspects.
Open to all ages but; Places are strictly limited; maximum one person per household and participants must live in Cheswick Green. If you would like to apply; please contact
Tree In Memory of Chris Noble
Posted 9th May 2016
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In consultation with Jan Noble, Cheswick Green Parish Council has arranged for the planting of an Acer Rubrum October Glory tree on the Village Green in memory of all the hard work that the late Chris Noble carried out on behalf of all residents of Cheswick Green Parish over many years. The tree is located opposite the junction of Coppice Walk with Cheswick Way.
A Dedication Ceremony will be arranged in due course. Details will be publicised and all will be welcome to attend.
Solihull Council - Webcasts Meetings
Posted 2nd May 2016
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Bearing in mind how dramatically our area is being affected by planning decisions it may be of interest that Solihull Councils meetings are now webcast and archived, enabling residents to see the decision making process.  There is a good example in the case of PL2016/00393 Berkswell which I found interesting but rather depressing in its conclusion.
Mount Dairy Farm - Flood Alleviation Work
Posted 27th April 2016
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Flood alleviation work is due to start soon on the Bloor Homes development at Mount Dairy Farm. This will consist of earth bunds and pools. Details of the Flood Risk and Drainage Strategy were published in September 2015.
Council Tax Increase
Posted 8th April 2016
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Dear Fellow Resident,
You will have noticed from your 2016/17 Council Tax Bill that the Cheswick Green Parish Council element has been increased by 10.5%. The increase has been made at the instruction of our Parish Council and compares with the Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council increase of only 1%. The Residents Association has received many complaints regarding this increase and is concerned that it has been implemented without any consultation whatsoever.
Those wishing to formally complain about this situation should write direct to the Leader of Solihull Council:- Councillor Bob Sleigh, Solihull Council, Manor Square, Solihull, B91 3QB

George Burdett
Chairman, Cheswick Green Residents Association
Housing at Blythe Valley Park
Posted 7th April 2016
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The planning application for Blythe Valley by Turley acting for IM Properties went live yesterday with 119 documents available from the SMBC website.
The Planning Application reference is PL/2016/00863/MAOOT
The concept appears to be lots and lots of new houses with no provision for a school or doctors surgery. Access points are from Kineton Lane and the existing A34 entrance and exit points.
Plan to Improve Shop Frontages
Posted 1st April 2016
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The Parish Council has brokered an scheme acceptable to the owners of the shops and to Village Surgery that will see a weekly litter pick in this area along with renovation and maintenance of the shrub beds. SMBC is providing a grant order to help with the upgrading of the shrub beds.
Mount Dairy Farm - Phase One
Posted 1st December 2015
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The Residents Association has been advised that Bloor Homes appointed contractors will be on site from Monday 14 December 2015 to undertake preparatory works; including cutting out the construction access road off Tanworth Lane and setting out the site compound & welfare facilities etc..
Bloor Homes, as principal contractor, will start on site on 15 February 2016. All construction traffic into / out of the site will be via Tanworth Lane.
Documents on SMBC's website relating to this development can be viewed at here. You can see a detailed site plan for phase one here (PDF)
Mount Dairy Farm - Phase 1
River Blythe levels
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Cheswick Green Residents Association
The Residents Association meets once a month in the Village Hall and aims to look after the interests of residents of the village.  We also organise events including 'Party in the Park', Children's Christmas Party and various Day Trips. You can see pictures of some of these events in the gallery
Cheswick Green Village Hall
Our Village Hall is regularly used by local groups including Under 2's, Simone School Of Dance, Brownies, Zumba, WI, Exercise Class and Puppy Training. It can also be hired for private parties and other events The booking clerk can be contacted on 07910 515204. For more detailed hall information click here
Have you Joined 'Streetlife' yet?
Posted 14th August 2015
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Streetlife is a social network for local communities. It's a free and simple website for neighbours to connect and share news, views, recommendations and resources. Find people with common interests nearby and talk about the local issues that matter to you. Keep in touch with your local community around the clock, and even while you're on the go.
The Only Way is Cheswick
Posted 18th May 2015
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Are you on Facebook? Did you know there is a dedicated group that is all about Cheswick Green and has around 658 members. It really is a great use of Social Media well done all. Unfortunatly you need to be signed up to Facebook to read the hundreds of posts, gossip and general banter.
Cheswick Green Residents Association meet on the 1st Friday of the month at Cheswick Green Village Hall at 8.00pm.
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