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Village Hall Roof Update
Posted 28th October 2016
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More extensive repairs to the Village Hall roof than was originally anticipated has resulted in a revised completion date of 25th November subject to weather conditions. The small hall, toilets and kitchen will continue to remain in use while the works are being carried out. more....
Village Hall Roof Update
Posted 6th October 2016
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Work will soon commence to repair the Village Hall roof. The parish council requested quotes from six companies and has now awarded the contract to Kingfisher Builders. Repairs will start shortly. Full Details (PDF)
Bloor Homes Update
Posted 30th September 2016
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Bloor Homes have released an news update relating to the Mount Dairy Farm development. As a result of the high demand for 2 and 3 bedroom homes they intend to seek permission to increase the total number of homes being built from 220 to 274 with a greater number of 2 and 3 bedroom houses on the same area. Bloor_Update_280916.pdf
Edit.... 3rd October 2016
Bloor homes Phase 2 Consultation Leaflet arrived today.
There is an online version if you didn't get one and you can now make your views known to Bloor Homes at
Cheswick Green Parish Council Continues to Ignore Residents Views
Posted 27th September 2016
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Despite many complaints, Cheswick Green Residents Association believes our Parish Council (PC) continues to ignore the wishes of local residents.

Earlier this year, the PC issued a questionnaire which we believe was misleading and designed to support their own agenda. This prompted the Residents Association (RA) to issue a separate questionnaire, which explained the implications of the various choices.

The RA has argued that the RA questionnaire results are the only true reflection of resident’s views and that only these results should be used to influence development plans and changes to the parish infrastructure. The results have been sent to the PC, Ward Councillors, Blythe Valley Park owners and senior management at Solihull Council.

This financial year, our Parish Council Tax (precept) was increased by around 10%. Although operating at full strength, it now appears that the PC has used this extra revenue to employ a consultant to write their response to the Blythe Valley Park planning application. Residents should be concerned that the consultant has quoted the PC's misleading research results and that the report contains various proposals that in our opinion would serve to fragment the Village Centre and encourage the urban sprawl of housing.

Some two months ago, the RA was made aware that the PC had submitted two sites to be considered for future development under the Councils "Call For Sites" programme, one at Winterton Farm and the other on land behind Cheswick Green School. The latter proposed a service road and car park which was to be funded by the building of new housing.

After pressure from the RA, the two proposed sites were withdrawn from the Solihull Council "Call For Sites" programme, albeit, the proposal to develop land behind Cheswick Green School has reappeared in the PC's response to the Blythe Valley Park planning application. When confronted, the PC eventually advised that both applications had been filed by a member of the Parish Council but had been done so without their authority. The Residents Association has asked the Parish Council to take the strongest possible disciplinary action against the offending Councillor, but despite continued requests nothing has happened.
There can be no confidence in a Parish Council that allows its councillors to operate in a maverick fashion or one that ignores the views of local residents in favour of its own agenda. It is important that residents understand how our Parish Council is operating and the detrimental effect that these actions may have upon our community.

George Burdett – Chairman Cheswick Green Residents Association
Posted 6th September 2016
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We are sorry to report that there is a safety issue with the Village Hall roof at present. Some repair work is required and currently the Large Hall is not available to users.
We will post more when information becomes available. In the meantime users are being informed and hopefully most can be accommodated in the small hall for the time being.
CGRA Report to SMBC Relating to Blythe Valley
Posted 3rd September 2016
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The Residents Association has now submitted a report to Solihull Council based on the views put forward by residents of Cheswick Green. This report is the CGRA response to the proposed Blythe Valley Housing Development and makes recommendations in respect of related aspects of the proposed development. Our report is based on findings from the July questionnaire. Our results are very different from those the parish council has submitted to Solihull Council. 
Cheswick Green Residents Association Response to SMBC (PDF)
Blythe Valley Questionnaire Results
Posted 16th July 2016
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The results of the Cheswick Green Residents Association Blythe Valley Questionnaire are now available.
Thank you to all those that took the time to complete and return the form.
Blythe Valley Housing - Outline Plan Published
Posted 16th June 2016
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IM Properties have published a brochure summarising the main details of their planning application for Blythe Valley Park. This may help residents understand more clearly what is proposed. There are no provisions for a doctors surgery or school, a view supported by Cheswick Green parish council who favour expanding facilities at Cheswick Green along with improved connectivity in order to cope with increased demand. To view the brochure click here.
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.
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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.
Contact Cheswick Green Residents Association"