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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.

Parish Council and Arden Hall update

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Now 3 Vacant Seats on the council – can you help?

There are three vacant seats on the Council due to a combination of members being unable to attend meetings and recent resignations. The vacancies are in each of the Bradford, Beechcroft and Whateley wards. If you would like to be considered for co-option, then please...

Applications open for Pavement Licensing

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“Let’s do the right thing for Solihull”

Message from Councillor Ian Courts, Leader of Solihull Council, 11 August 2020 Several things to mention this time, but first the Covid-19 update.  Our centres are busier and people have been making the most of the “Eat Out to Help Out” scheme. Most people are wearing...

M6: J4 – J5 technology repairs and resurfacing

Highways England have issued notification they are to carry out improvement road works to northbound M6 between junctions 4 and 5 between 17th August and 4th September 2020. The northbound M6 motorway and the link roads between M6 and M42 northbound will be closed for...