HOB FARM (The Old Barn) CONSULTATION
The Parish Council is consulting with the local community regarding ways in which Hob Farm could be better utilised, for example perhaps by provision of some facilities. You might like to see some equipment or a football pitch, with associated parking provision, the possibility of organised activities to take place by schools or teams, or perhaps allotments. Perhaps you are perfectly happy with Hob Farm as it is and would not like to see any changes.
Latest update - 21 November 2013 ...
Vacancy - Hobb Farm Recreation Ground
Part time key holder required - more details ....
Parking Problems in Castle Bromwich
Following growing concern of the Parish Council, a joint initiative is being taken by all relevant authorities to raise awareness of the problems caused in the local community by careless, inconsiderate or illegal parking. This is to let residents and motorists know the relevant facts and we hope that by telling you it can help stop offences being committed. The Borough Council, the Parish Council and the police receive regular complaints from members of the public who are concerned about the damage caused by parked vehicles on the grass verges, or by dangerous or inconsiderate parking next to schools and other local places. Pedestrians are daily being put at risk and it is dangerous for anyone, but especially our children and disabled people, to have to walk in the road when vehicles block pavements ....
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Investigation Report For Castle Bromwich Parish Council and Castle Bromwich Cricket and Sports Club
The Parish Council commissioned and paid for an independent investigation report to establish the findings of fact into the issues that existed between members of Castle Bromwich Cricket and Sports Club and the Council. The report is available to view here. Please note the preface that gives some additional information.
Opening of a new fitness area
The Mayor of Solihull, Cllr Joe Tildesley and his wife the Mayoress Joan Tildesley, were guests of honour of Castle Bromwich Parish Council recently, when they officially opened a new fitness area comprising of trim track equipment at the Parish Council's playing fields. The Mayor emphasised the importance of sporting facilities such as these for all of the community.
The Chairman of the Parish Council, Cllr John Whelan stated that the facilities were provided with the aid of funding by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund. The Parish Council felt that provision of equipment would promote exercise for the local community for people of all ages and abilities and bring the community together through the facilities for sport, recreation and fitness. The fitness area was part of the Council's 'Footloose in the Park' project, an initiative led by Cllr Bob Amos.
The equipment was demonstrated by local group 'Fit for Life' which meets at Arden Hall on Thursday mornings.
Three Annual Meetings .... in just 2 weeks?
Castle Bromwich Parish Council explains why ....
There have been busy times at Arden Hall with three annual meetings for the Parish Council in May. This happens every year but people sometimes ask why are there 3 of them? If you didn't manage to attend any of these events, then please read on and find out more.
On Tuesday 7th May at 5 pm the Youth Parish Council held their AGM. The retiring Chairman, Youth Councillor Natasha Browne congratulated the new Chairman, who happened to be her younger sister, on her election to this position. Members voted Youth Councillor Miss Jessica Browne to be their Chairman for the next Civic Year. She duly completed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office form and took the Chair. The meeting was also filmed by students of Park Hall Academy who are helping the Youth Council with part of their latest project - a DVD guide on "How To Set Up A Youth Council". There are vacancies for the Youth Council at the moment so if you either live or go to school in the parish of Castle Bromwich have a look at their webpage to find out more. Or just come to their next meeting on Tuesday 2nd July at 5.00 pm.
Later that same evening the Parish Council held the 119th Annual Parish Meeting, which is called by the Chairman and held for all electors in the Castle Bromwich parish to hear reports on the past 12 months activities that take place on your behalf. Everyone was also interested to hear ideas for the future of Castle Bromwich as Councillor John Whelan presented the draft findings of the Parish Plan Steering Group. This meeting was preceded by the Community Showcase - an opportunity for local groups to promote their activities which 13 organisations responded to by booking space for their displays. It was a free opportunity where groups could meet each other and perhaps get new members too. There are already exciting ideas feeding back from the Showcase with potential new opportunities that can help Castle Bromwich be a better place for everyone.
Finally at the AGM of the Parish Council on the Wednesday 15th May 2013 the retiring Chairman, Councillor Mark Hayes presented the chain of office to the newly elected Chairman, Councillor John Whelan and congratulated him on his new position. Councillor Whelan thanked fellow members for the privilege of being elected as their Chairman, undertaking to fulfil the office to the best of his ability and move the Council forward. He was warmly applauded by members as he duly made his Declaration of Acceptance of Office. The retiring Chairman, Cllr Hayes was then presented with his Past Chairman's Badge.
CHAIRMAN PRESENTS CHARITY CHEQUES TO LOCAL ORGANISATIONS
Following another successful year of well-supported and different fundraising events, the Chairman of the Parish Council, Councillor Mark Hayes, awarded cheques to 13 different local organisations.
The proceeds of the Chairman's Charity Fund are distributed annually in May according to the preferences of the retiring Chairman. This took place before the Annual Meeting of Parishioners on Tuesday, 7th May 2013 at 7.00 pm in the Spencer Suite at Arden Hall. The organisations receiving a donation from the Chairman's Charity Fund this year were:-
- 5th Castle Bromwich Brownies
- Air Training Corps
- Army Cadets
- Castle Bromwich Boys Brigade
- Castle Bromwich Cub Scouts
- Castle Bromwich Girl Guides Association
- Castle Bromwich Girls Brigade
- Castle Bromwich Infants School
- Castle Bromwich Junior School
- Castle Bromwich Scouts
- Park Hall Academy
- St Mary and St Margaret's School
- St John Ambulance Brigade
After the cheques were presented a group photograph was taken. The total amount presented was £1,300.00