The new Council for Fradley and Streethay first met in June 2009. The expansion of both major villages highlighted the needs of hundreds of new residents and is bringing forward new ideas for the improvement to the appearance of the area.
Parish Councils are often described as the 'most approachable' layer of Local Government. Our Parish Councillors live in and are part of the community and are unpaid. They are often the first point of call with local issues.
This website and our newsletter The Village Link are designed to keep you up to date with our activities.
The Fradley Neighbourhood Plan steering committee held a public meeting on 14th January 2015. It is estimated that 150 residents attended this meeting and we discussed the main aims and how residents
could get involved with forming the Fradley NP.
The steering committee has five main task groups, listed below. If you are not currently helping with one of these groups, please get involved and call the co-ordinator to arrange getting onto the mailing list and attending meetings when possible.
Why get involved?
Housing – have a say on size of future developments, types of housing, car parking, locations
Transport – interested in keeping the village safe and ensure other transport opportunities exist
Facilities – have a say in what facilities you want it the village, pub, doctors, schools, recreational
Environment – help keep our wildlife and habitats safe and thriving
Communication – help us publicise what the group is doing through delivering leaflets, putting up posters, updating our website, or social media.
FNP Steering Committee officers:
We have entered the competition again this year after some very positive feedback from the judges last year. Judging takes place between May and July, so we need everyone to help keep the village looking perfect through these months.
The Parish Council contract the maintenance of the village to a private company who maintain the grassed areas, cut back shrubs and hedges, empty litter bins and tidy various areas through the village. But there is always more than can be done by ourselves to help keep our village standards high and hopefully to win the Best Kept Village Competition. This can easily be achieved if residents either help out at our monthly working groups or just ensure areas close to their house are tidy.
If you would like to get involved please contact either Mark on 07590 384115 or Simon on 07709 433493, or come to the next meeting of the BKV working group on Saturday 2nd May and every 1st Saturday of every month. Meeting at 9.30am on the Fradley Community Hall car park.
For people that cannot physically help out, there is always room for your help in deciding the future agenda of the working groups. ie. where to plant bulbs, trees or hedges through the village, extra signage or information boards and any other suggestions in making the village a better place to live.
Projects carried out so far in 2015:
Clearance of area in front of Fradley Community Hall and planting of mixed native hedging
Planting of approx. 60x trees on Watersmeet (green area directly over the road from the Community Hall)
Litter picking around village and along Common Lane
Clearance of path and road all along Bridge Farm Lane
Cutting back growths on trees along Worthington Road
Cutting back of hedge on Church Lane near Post Office
The council continues its commitment to our three play areas; the council maintains Streethay, Hay End Lane and Worthington Road. These were funded from 'Section 106' funds negotiated by Lichfield District Council as a result of local development in the parish.
The Parish Council will always work to ensure such funds are spent locally after consultation. Streethay has benefited from section 106 funds; these have been used to improve the Play Park with the new sand pit, fencing and Kissing Gate.
The Council provides Grants to run the Summer Play Schemes in the Parish, which are organised by the District Council, many local youngsters benefit from the play activities during the holidays.
The council is also responsible for several areas of green open spaces in the parish as well as shrubs all maintained by our contractor (Lichfield District Council) on a regular basis. Recent works to such areas includes:
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