Welcome

Castle Bromwich Parish Council & Arden Hall

 

Covid-19

News and updates are posted at the bottom of this page.

If anyone needs help and support, please contact the parish council or have a look at the wealth of information in the news and updates sections.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Parish Council is not able to hold face-to-face community meetings. Instead a new law has been passed to allow councils to meet by remote, online methods.  The usual meeting pattern was disrupted whilst councillors got to grips with the technology but we are now back on track to hold monthly council and committee meetings, albeit online.  These will take place online until such time as we can meet again face-to-face. It is important that members of the public know they are invited to join the online meetings and can do so by contacting the parish council office to ask for the meeting password.

The schedule of meetings, agendas and minutes can be found via the ‘Your Parish Council’ ‘meetings’ tab.

Office staff are mainly working from home so the best form of communication is by email, but the council’s phone lines are monitored from time to time for messages.

The Parish Council’s open spaces continue to be open for limited recreational purposes and we ask everyone using them to respect the new social etiquette:

DO:

  • Visit parks for daily exercise.
  • Observe social distancing, staying at least 2 metres apart from other people.
  • Use all areas of the park that remain open, not just the paths, to maintain an appropriate distance from others.
  • Keep your dog on a lead at all times to ensure you can safely keep 2 metres away from others.
  • Avoid touching surfaces (such as gates or hand-rails) and your mouth and face.

DO NOT:

  • Do not visit a park if you have any symptoms – fever, coughs, shortness of breath.
  • Do not play team sports or take part in any social activities (e.g. picnics, playdates etc.) unless with members of your own household.
  • Do not use the park if it is crowded; if you cannot safely stay at a distance from others then consider exercising in quieter, less-used streets.
  • Do not use the play equipment or outdoor gym equipment.

STAY ALERT, CONTROL THE VIRUS, SAVE LIVES

Arden Hall, the Pavilion and Theatre Workshop remain closed and will re-open when restrictions are lifted.

Castle Bromwich is a large village situated in the northern part of the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull in the English county of West Midlands. The parish has approximately 12000 residents of whom about 9000 are adults eligible to vote. It is well served by public transport, churches and schools catering for all age groups and its location provides easy access to major road routes.

On this site you should find lots of information about the Council, the Councillors and Council related work. The site also provides information on council run amenities such as Arden Hall including details of function room hire available to the public.

4 Vacant Seats on the council

There are four vacant seats on the Council due to a combination of members being unable to attend meetings and recent resignations. There are two vacancies in the Bradford ward and one each in the Beechcroft and Whateley wards.  There has been a vacancy in the...

Vacancy for Parish Clerk

A vacancy has arisen in the post of the council's chief officer, the Clerk to the Council. More information can be found here Please contact the office for a word version of the application form if required. Notice of the vacancy ends on 31st July; interviews will be...

Parish Council and Arden Hall update, revised 4th July 2020

After carrying out a risk assessment on the playground at Arden Hall, we realised it would be too risky to re-open the children's play area and so it remains closed for the time being. The risk is due to there being only one entrance into the area, lack of opportunity...

Neighbourhood Watch, Our News newsletter, July 2020

Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporter, Our July 'Our News' newsletter is here Click here to read it The time has come once again to grab that cup of tea, put your feet up and enjoy our newsletter. This month we reflect on perception of crime in lockdown and the successes...

More time slots for library book returns

More time slots for library book returns In response to customer requests, Solihull Library Service has organised more time slots for residents to safely drop their library books back. Time slots are: 10am – 1pm on Wednesday 15 July at Balsall Common, Castle Bromwich,...

After 4th July we can…

The UK Government is continuing to ease restrictions in a manner that is safe, cautious and consistent with their plan. At this stage: We can meet in groups of up to two households (anyone in your support bubble counts as one household) in any location - public or...