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Sunday, 8 December 2019

Bugle - December 2019

The December 2019 edition of the Bugle has been published.

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The text of the Chair's Report has also been added to the Residents' Association page.

The archive of back issues of the Bugle is here: Bugle Archive.

Saturday, 7 December 2019

Burton Green Village Choir Christmas Concert


Please come along to our third Christmas Concert 
20th December 7.30pm 
Burton Green Village Hall  CV8 1PH 

Under the direction of Seb Farrall 

A Wassailing Evening 
Of 
Song and More ! 

£10 (Children free) 
Including a complimentary glass
 of Wassail Cup and seasonal puddings, 
pastries and cheese etc. 
BYO Drink and Glasses 

Do join us to start the Christmas celebrations! 
If you require details 02476464188 or 02476422977 or a choir member 

AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN US 
New male and female members welcome 
to join our new programme in the New Year. 
No auditions required. 
Meeting Monday 5.30-6.30pm details 024 7642 2977 

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Draft Minutes of Residents' Association Committee November 27th 2019

Present:
Hilary Cox; Andy Gibbs; Judi Hibberd; Janet Hickinbottom; Bron Putnam; Faith Ward; Mary Webb.

In attendance: Cheryl Wall, Chair of Village Hall committee (and Charlie the dog).

1. Apologies and Minutes of the last meeting

Apologies had been received from Paddy Deeley, Helen Hehir and Rona Taylor.

Summary of actions following the meeting

Summary of actions following the meetingResponsible
Application for grant from PCJudi
Availability of flood warning sign for Hob LaneMary
Report to PC mess opposite entrance to Cala siteJudi
Ask Chris Langton to register as a Santa Sleigh volunteerJudi
Arrange for flyers about Santa Sleigh at Hickory SmokehouseMary
Christmas tree decisionsMary
Add to March agenda item about Children in Need rambleJudi
Disposal of broken recycling boxes in Cromwell LaneAndy

Minutes of the last meeting and Matters Arising

See Minutes of September 11th meeting

The minutes of the meeting were approved.

Matters Arising from the previous minutes

  • Ask Peter Hallam again about rubble in Hob Lane as the problem was recurring – Rona (completed)
  • Send to Parish Council (PC) HS2 response to letter about house in Hodgett’s Lane – Judi (completed)
  • Contact Chair of Village Hall (VH) committee re website – Rona (completed)
  • Contact representative of Broadwells Wood re dust problem – Rona (completed)
  • Email PC about dust complaint – Judi(completed)
  • Email PC regarding HS2 parking problems – Judi (completed)
  • Sort out who is standing down and those willing to be re-elected at AGM – Janet (completed)
  • Invite councillors, police and school head to AGM as guests – Judi (completed)
  • Establish date for 2020 AGM and book room – Judi (completed)
  • Book VH 18 Dec 2020 for Santa Sleigh – Judi (completed)
  • Canvass opinion in Red Lane re shelter – Rona (completed)
  • Introduce shelter topic at AGM – Rona (completed)

All other matters arising were to be agenda items.


2. Village Hall Update

Cheryl said meetings or telephone conferences were now being held monthly with HS2. HS2 wanted the hall vacated in October 2020 and demolished by December 2020. The architects had said this was feasible but unlikely especially as most hold ups were caused by HS2. A survey and architectural reports were needed before tenders could be issued for the building of the new hall and after that HS2 would need to approve builders’ quotes.

Ownership of the site was not possible until the pipeline construction team had handed back the land to HS2. Also, a written funding agreement needed to be in place to safeguard the hall trustees.
Investigations continued into landscaping, especially with regard to native trees suitable for use in car parks.

A bid had been made to the HS2 Community Environment Fund for the design and build of some stained-glass panels for the new hall.

Events: the trustees had held a successful development session looking at how the committee could work more efficiently and effectively and had resulted in a list of objectives. It was important to strive for a balance between community events and fund-raising activities. The Produce Show, quizzes and lunch for the retired would continue. It was suggested that although members of different committees and organisations worked together on an ad hoc basis, more collaborative working would be beneficial.

Q. Was the new hall to be on mains sewage?
This remained a problem as Severn Trent would not consider a link to the Cala site sewage system until the Cala site was completed.

Ideas were needed for use of the Red Lane site at the bottom of the field in between the hall and the current Greenway. A community orchard was one suggestion. This formed part of the Neighbourhood Plan consultation and needed to fit in with village plans.

Thanks were given to Cheryl for attending.

3. Treasurer's Report

See: Treasurer's Report

A report had been circulated. Dianne highlighted the items of expenditure: bulbs, weed killer, litter pickers, salt and pepper mill plus printing of welcome letter and of September Bugle.

Cllr Gibbs was asked if a larger grant could be requested because the £1275 this year had just about been spent. It was agreed to submit a larger claim to incorporate a new box for the defibrillator and increased costs for the the printing of the Bugle because of the amount of new housing to be delivered to and price increases at the printers. Judi would submit the application form. Action: Judi


4. Residents’ views/concerns

  • Two street lights had been repaired thanks to reporting by the BGRA committee.
  • Fly tipping had been reported in Hodgett’s Lane and had been dealt with by Solihull MBC. The same could not be said of rubbish left in Cromwell Lane which had not been dealt with courteously or efficiently by WCC.
  • Flooding in Hob Lane was reported. Mary would ask if flood warning triangles were available. Action: Mary


5. AGM review

Thanks were given to Janet and Judi for conducting the AGM so efficiently and at short notice in the absence of the Chair and Vice Chair. There had been good attendance.


6. Update on and discussion of Residents’ Association initiatives and issues

  • Cala Homes update on the site.  Paddy had reported her delivery of the Welcome leaflet to people who had moved into the Cala site. She would continue with this as people moved in. She had also left some in the Showroom. All new residents except one had been added to the email loop.
  • Currently there were 12 properties sold with 6 moved in; 8 reserved and 3 available for sale.
  • The mess opposite the site entrance should be reported to the Parish Council for them to contact the builders. Action: Judi
  • VE DAY May 8th 2020. A sub committee to include members of the Village Hall committee was to meet the following week to discuss proposals. A report would be provided at the next meeting.
  • HS2 fund – what should we ask for? It had already been reported that the Village Hall trustees had submitted an application for stained-glass panels. Another idea was for cosmetic “gates” to mark the entrances to the village. Some members felt it would be good to save some of the sandstone blocks and blue bricks from the bridges that are to be demolished on the Greenway and to use them in building projects such as a picnic area.
  • Santa’s Sleigh planning. The event was scheduled with Balsall Common Lions on December 13th. There were considerable problems this year as the main hall and kitchen would not be available as they were being used by the dance class. In addition, the school play was taking place on the same night which would result in parking all along Hob Lane. After much discussion and regret it was agreed that Hob Lane would not be covered this year. Mary had compiled a list of volunteer collectors. Judi would ask Chris Langton if he would be happy to be added to the list so that he could collect at the Hickory Smokehouse. Action: Judi
  •  It was suggested some flyers were produced and the manager asked if these could be placed in the restaurant a few days prior to the event. Action: Mary
  • Christmas tree. Sue Spence had offered a tree from her garden. This would be checked but if felling it looked a big job, a tree would be purchased from CostCo instead. Barry would be asked if he could erect it. Action: Mary
  • Priorities for precept money. This had been discussed under Treasurer’s Report.


7. Greenway Trust update

Negotiations were taking place regarding the crossings for the re-routed Greenway across Red Lane and Hob Lane and positioning of crossing light indicators suitable for horse riders.

8. Parish Councillor's Report

The Neighbour hood Plan was being approved to go to preliminary consultations.


9.  Any Other Business

Children in Need ramble. Mary suggested this as an activity for 2020. Mary would liaise with local walkers to decide on a suitable route. Judi would add it to the March agenda. Action: Judi
Some broken recycling boxes were reported on Cromwell Lane. Andy agreed to remove them if possible. Action: Andy


10. Date of 2020 Meetings

The next committee meetings were scheduled for

January 22nd
March 4th
May 13th
July 15th
September 9th
AGM September 9th
November 25th

Friday, 29 November 2019

Burton Green - Recent Burglaries

Updated 29th November

Burglary, Red Lane, 28th November


Please be aware that between 15.30hrs and 22.15hrs on Thursday 28 November 2019 offenders have forced an upstairs window at a property at Red Lane, Kenilworth. The offenders have gained entry to the property and made an untidy search. A quantity of cash was stolen. This is incident 421 of 28 November 2019.


Criminal Damage, Red Lane, 26th November

Please be aware that between 0800hrs and 15.30hrs on Tuesday 26 November 2019 offenders have pulled off a rear windscreen wiper and dented an Audi motor vehicle parked at Red Lane, Kenilworth. This is incident 270 of 26 November 2019.


Burglary, Red Lane, 25th November

Please be aware that between 1600hrs on Friday 22 November and 0800hrs on Saturday 23 November and 1500hrs on Saturday 23 November and 0700hrs on Monday 25 November 2019 offenders have made two visits and broken into a construction site at Red Lane, Kenilworth stealing heaters, scaffolding, hand tools and ladders. This is incident 72 of 25 November 2019.


Theft, Hodgetts Lane, 14th October


Please be aware that at around 10.30hrs on Monday 14 October 2019 three male offenders have loaded a vehicle with an amount of copper piping and stolen it from a property at Hodgetts Lane, Burton Green. The value of pipe stolen is estimated to be £200. This is incident 140 of 14 October 2019.


Attempted Burglary, Hodgetts Lane, 21st September


Please be aware that between 21.30hrs and 22.15hrs on Saturday 21 September 2019 offenders tried to force the rear kitchen door and break into a property at Hodgetts Lane, Kenilworth. This is incident 492 of 21 September 2019.


Burglary, Cromwell Lane, 21st August

Please be aware that at some point before 10.30hrs on Wednesday 21 August 2019 offenders have stolen a Mercedes Benz 270 Jeep motor vehicle by entering a property at Cromwell Lane, Burton Green, Kenilworth. This is incident 170 of 21 August 2019.


Three Attempted Garden/Shed Burglaries, Cromwell Lane, 7th/8th August

Please be aware that between 21.30hrs on Wednesday 7 August and 06.30hrs on Thursday 8 August 2019 offenders have broken into a summer house, garden shed and old stable at a property at Cromwell Lane, Burton Green, Kenilworth. It is not clear at this stage what, if anything, has been stolen. This is incident 55 of 8 August 2019.

Please be aware that between 21.30hrs on Wednesday 7 August and 09.10hrs on Thursday 8 August 2019 offenders have smashed off the locks and entered a garden shed at Cromwell Lane, Burton Green, Kenilworth. It is not clear at this stage what, if anything has been stolen. This is incident 139 of 8 August 2019

Please be aware that between 20.00hrs on Wednesday 7 August and 13.30hrs on Thursday 8 August 2019 offenders have cut the padlock and entered a brick built detached garden shed at Cromwell Lane, Burton Green, Kenilworth. Power tools were stolen. This is incident 221 of 8 August 2019.


Three Burglaries in Red Lane and Cromwell Lane, 1st August

Please be aware that between 19.00hrs on Wednesday 31 July and 19.50hrs on Thursday 1 August offenders have forced a side door and broken into a detached garage at a property between Red Lane and Cromwell Lane, Burton Green, Kenilworth. Once inside the offenders have stolen a bicycle estimated to be worth in excess of £5,000. This is incident 385 of 1 August 2019

Please be aware that at approximately 02.15hrs on Thursday 1 August 2019 offenders have broken into a property via its integral garage at Red Lane, Kenilworth. The occupants activated the intruder alarm immediately and the offenders made off without taking anything. This is incident 27 of 1 August 2019

Please be aware that overnight between Wednesday 31 July and Thursday 1 August 2019 offenders have broken into a garage and garden shed at a property on Cromwell Lane, Burton Green, Kenilworth. It is not clear at this stage what, if anything, has been taken. This is incident 43 of 1 August 2019


Two Incidents in Cromwell Lane, Wednesday 25th July

Offenders have broken into a garage at Cromwell Lane, Burton Green, Kenilworth overnight between Wednesday 24 July and Thursday 25 July 2019. The offenders removed a window to the garage and threw it into an adjacent field. It is not clear at this stage what, if anything, has been taken. This is incident 102 of 25 July 2019

Overnight between 20.00hrs on Wednesday 24 July and 09.00hrs Thursday 25 July 2019 offenders have damaged the fencing to a property at Cromwell Lane, Burton Green, Kenilworth. The offenders have then entered the property grounds but were unable to access the property. This is incident 116 of 25 July 2019


Car Key Burglary, Hodgetts Lane, 23rd July

Please be aware that between 12.45hrs and 13.15hrs on Tuesday 23 July 2019 offenders broke into a property at Hodgetts Lane. Once inside the property the offenders located the keys for a Black Vauxhall Insignia that was parked on the drive of the property. Consequently, the Vauxhall Insignia motor vehicle was stolen. This is incident 202 of 23 July 2019


Fences Cut, Cromwell Lane, 19th July

Several residents on Cromwell Lane have discovered that their boundary fences have been cut.  As some residents have long gardens they may not always be aware that this has taken place.  There have been several burglaries in the last few weeks so please do be vigilant and check your gardens and sheds and make everything as secure as you can.


Four Garden Shed Burglaries, Cromwell Lane, 7th July

There was a series of at least 4 garden shed burglaries in Cromwell Lane on Sunday night (7th July). It's possible that other residents may have been burgled, but have not yet discovered.

Please be aware that between 22.00hrs on Sunday 7 July and 09.00hrs on Monday 8 July 2019 offenders have broken into a shed situated in the rear garden of a property at Cromwell Lane, Burton Green, Kenilworth. Offenders forced off a padlock and stole 2 chainsaws, and a strimmer. This is incident 89 of 8 July 2019

Please be aware that between 21.00hrs on Sunday 7 July and 10.30hrs on Monday 8 July 2019 offenders have forced the patio doors to a summer house situated in the rear garden of a property at Cromwell Lane, Burton Green, Kenilworth. Offenders smashed a window to a small shed to look inside and also entered a secured shed nearby by unknown means but no items were stolen. This is incident 156 of 8 July 2019

Please be aware that it is believed that overnight between Sunday 7 July and Monday 8 July 2019 offenders have broken into a garage at a property at Cromwell Lane, Burton Green, Kenilworth by removing the window. It is not known at this stage what, if anything, was stolen. This is incident 371 of 8 July 2019

Please be aware that overnight between Sunday 7 July and Monday 8 July 2019 offenders have cut through wire fencing to the rear garden of a property at Cromwell Lane, Burton Green, Kenilworth possibly to gain access to the grounds of the property. This is incident 109 of 8 July 2019.


Motorcycle Theft, Cromwell Lane, 26/27th June

On the night of Wednesday (June 26) going into Thursday June 27 offenders entered the grounds of a property in Cromwell Lane through a side gate and stole a motorcycle. If you think that you may have seen or heard anything suspicious or have any information about either of these incidents then please contact Warwickshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Caravan Theft, Red Lane, 12th June

Please be aware that between 18.00hrs on Tuesday 11 June and 07.30hrs on Wednesday 12 June 2019 offenders have cut through a fence and then forced the padlocks off gates to a secure area on premises at Red Lane, Kenilworth. Following the forced entry to the secure area the offenders have stolen a white “Classic” caravan that also contained a number of personal effects. It is believed the offenders made off along Red Lane with the caravan towards Birmingham Road. This is incident 56 of 12 June 2019.


Incident in Cromwell Lane, 15/16th May

Please be aware that between 20.00hrs on Tuesday 14 May and 10.00hrs on Thursday 16 May 2019 offenders have cut through a fence and associated fence wire at the rear of a property at Cromwell Lane, Burton Green, Kenilworth. No buildings were entered or property stolen.


Burglary in Red Lane, 25th April

Between 20.00hrs on Wednesday 24 April and 09.00hrs on Thursday 25 April 2019 offenders have forced the padlocks on a detached garage and two other outbuildings at Red Lane, Burton Green, Kenilworth. Once they gained entry to the buildings they stole a rotavator, chainsaws, compressors, strimmers, a leaf blower and a number of hand tools.


Two Thefts in Cromwell Lane, 9th April

A jet washer was stolen from a driveway on Cromwell Lane, 4pm, Tuesday 9th April. Two men were involved, one of whom distracted the owner of the jet washer under the pretext of requiring help with something along the road.

A large planter was stolen from the front of a house on Cromwell lane at the weekend.


Garden Theft Red Lane, 7th February

Between 9am Sunday 3rd February and 9am Thursday 7th February offenders have entered the garden of a property at Red Lane, Burton Green, Kenilworth and stolen a Beehive and a garden bench.

Monday, 18 November 2019

Village Hall Craft Fayre

BURTON GREEN VILLAGE HALL

Invites you to a

CHRISTMAS CRAFT & GIFT FAYRE

Sunday 24th November
12noon - 4pm

17 different stalls including:

  • Outdoor Planters
  • Christmas Wreaths and Table decorations
  • Jewellery
  • Cushions
  • Wooden Snowmen and Laser cut wooden items
  • Various Christmas crafts
  • Toys, Glass and Ceramics
  • Beauty Products
  • Bags
  • Personalised bunting
  • Plus lots more
Refreshments served all afternoon: light lunches, tea and cakes etc.

Sunday, 17 November 2019

Christmas Lunch - Retired of Burton Green

Burton Green Village Hall

Retired Citizens Christmas Lunch

Friday 6th December- 12.30 for 1.00pm sit down.

3 course Christmas meal with wine or soft drink, tea/coffee
and entertainment - £15.00

(Residents of Burton Green only)
If you are new to Burton Green this is a great way to meet the community.