Click on the links below for the latest announcements on Road Works affecting this area related to the construction of HS2:
Good News for Whittington and Fisherwick
The new play area for younger children is now just over the horizon – the planning application has been submitted and is awaiting approval. The playground will be at the west (Hospice) end of Bit End Field, adjacent to the Bowls Club, and will include swings, balance beams, hop stones, a wobbly bridge, sensory trail, scramble net, slides and a castle tower. The Parish Council is hopeful that a substantial grant will cover most of the costs, subject to formal approval which is expected soon.
Funding has, however, been confirmed to take the village a step closer to decarbonisation. A massive £33,400 grant from the Rural Community Energy Fund will enable the Council to explore opportunities to reduce the area’s carbon footprint, including collective low-carbon heating technologies which could provide heat to the majority of homes, potentially through a heat network.
Balfour Beatty Vinci have announced that they will be undertaking ground investigation surveys on land belonging to
Network Rail, near Cappers Lane. These surveys help to understand more about the ground conditions where we will build the railway. The surveys will involve taking soil samples and boring trial holes in different locations. They will be transporting our equipment on the railway track.
When these works will take place
These works will take place overnight for 2 weekends
21-22 August 2021 from 10:30pm –9:00am 1 night (Saturday)
28-29 August 2021 from 11:30pm – 7:30am 1 night (Saturday)
For further information click on the link below:
Balfour Beatty Vinci will be temporarily closing Cappers Lane to complete several different types of surveys in one closure. The utility trial trenching surveys, will involve digging into the ground to establish what is underneath the surface. This will provide information on the location of underground utilities.
To complete the surveys a team of engineers will capture data about what is present in the area using a digital measure or camera. This will include recording location and sizes of features such as hedges, grid covers, kerbs, road layout and road markings. These surveys will help finalise the design of the new railway and to reinstate features where possible after construction.
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The Council is pleased to report that Mazars have just completed their audit of the Accounts and corporate governance arrangements. For the year ended 31st March 2021 no issues were found that need to be brought to the attention of the Council or the residents of the Parish. These reports are posted on the Council Tax and Final Account pages and can also be found by clicking on the links below:
The Parish Council has with great sadness decided to cancel this year’s Countryside Fair scheduled for Saturday 4th September. The decision was taken today after much deliberation following the increasing numbers of Covid cases in the Tamworth and Lichfield areas. We recognise that a lot of work has been carried out so far this year by David Fone who attracted a great deal of sponsorship money, and Gemma Griffith who had successfully hired out all the stalls. Of course others have been involved. We sincerely hope that the conditions improve for 2022 and we can get back to running our usual successful Fair the profits of which are used to give grants to local organisations.