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  • Following the recent election, we are delighted to welcome four new councillors. These are (in alphabetical order) Pat Arrowsmith, Craig Dicken, Mark Holmes and Heather Norgrove. They join Phil Rees and Micheala Jackson who were re- elected. Phil is the new Chair and Micheala is Vice chair.

    The retiring councillors Derek Greedy, Brian Martin, Tony Worrall and Melvyn Lyon all decided not to stand for re -election.  We would like to thank them sincerely for all their hard work over many years.

  • There has been an increase in the number of burglaries and attempted break ins around the parish lately. This iis happening in all areas even the quiet ones!

    Please make sure you secure your property when you go out and be aware during the day when you are in as well. It is not only homes but cars and outbuildings as well that need protecting.

     

    A youth in dark clothing has been seen loitering about on a number of occasions by residents in Ansley Village so if everyone keeps their eyes peeled we may be able to find out where he comes from.

     

  • The Community Litter Pick will be on Saturday 23rd March. This year we will be joined by some members of the Ley Millionaires group, but we still need volunteers from the public to help if we are to cover all areas.

     

    The litter pick will take place between 10am and 12 noon. If you can spare a couple of hours or even just an hour, please meet at the Church Hall Birmingham Road Ansley Village at 10am. Please bring some strong gloves with you and bags and litter sticks will be provided. 

     

    Thank you

  • The Parish Council and Borough Council have been speaking about the possibility of making more use of the car park down Croft Mead, especially during the day, so that it can be used by people coming to the recreation ground and the Lord Nelson Pub. At the moment they park in the Lord Nelson Pub car park or in Nuthurst Crescent which is causing obstructions and also loss of business to the pub.

  • Well its hard to believe that its election time again this year. Thank you to all the present Council who have worked hard and have a lot to show for their efforts over the last 4 years.

    Sadly Cllrs Greedy and Worrall have decided not to stand for re- election, and Cllr Martin is no longer eligible since he moved out of the village a year ago. At the time of writing this we are not sure what Cllr Lyon will decide as he is in poor health at the moment.

  • A set of car keys has been found in the recreation ground and handed in to the Post Office.

  • As part of the nationwide Spring Clean, there will be a community litter pick in Ansley Village on Saturday March the 10th. If you can spare an hour to help please meet in front of the Church Hall on Birmingham Road at 10.30am and bring some strong gloves with you. We will supply litter picking sticks and bags.

    Thank you

  • In the winter edition of Ansley News we asked you to compete and return a questionnaire saying whether or not you would support us in doing a Neighbourhood Plan to safeguard the parish against  future development. This is a time consuming and expensive document so we felt it was only fair to make sure residents wanted this before we committed to doing a plan.

     

  • The Borough Council Local Plan will go out for a further consultation shortly. This will include revised housing numbers and locations which especially affect Ansley Common.

    A series of informal drop in sessions are being held locally so that people can find out how they can make responses to the Draft Submission Consultation.

    There are posters on the notice boards giving details of where these sessions are being held, but the one closest to us will be:

     

    MONDAY 8th JANUARY

  • The Annual Parish Meeting will take place on tuesday 18th April in the Church Hall Ansley Village and starts at 7pm. There will be an opportunity to speak to the police and possibly your County and Borough Councillors although we are waiting for them to confirm this. There will also be a short interesting resume from local community groups on what they have achieved throughout the year and telling you a little bit about what goes on in their respective groups.