Welcome to Fradley and Streethay Parish Council

Welcome

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The new Council for Fradley and Streethay first met in June 2009. Previously entitled 'Alrewas, Fradley & Streehay Parish Council', it was decided to split the Council in order to better serve the residents.

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.

Fradley Neighbourhood Plan

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.

  • Housing - Greg Jones – (01283) 792 069
  • Transport – Mark Edwards – (01283) 790 995
  • Facilities – Jo Spence – (01283) 791 492
  • Environment – Simon Roberts - (01543) 444 470
  • Communication – Linda Wild – (01283) 792 015

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:

  • Neighbourhood Chairman – Simon Roberts – (01543) 444 470
  • Vice Chairman – Greg Jones – (01283) 792 069
  • Treasurer – Ben Walsh – 07970 779 918
  • Secretary – Sandy Carruthers – (01283) 791 315

Best Kept Village Competition - 2015

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

Play areas

Hay End Lane
Hay End Lane

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.

Play area
Play area

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.

Green Space

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:

  • Planters: Two sets of planters have been provided in both Fradley Village and Streethay these were planted up in readiness to celebrate and commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. These brighten up the area and are be planted twice a year in June and in the Autumn.
  • Benches: Five new benches celebrating the queen’s jubilee and coronation have also been installed from 106 monies at no cost to the council throughout the parish at Statfold Lane, Watersmeet, the green at Streethay, and on Fradley South.
  • Fradley Statfold Lane: The Council has put in place landscape improvements for Statfold Open Space to commemorate the Queen’s 2012 Jubilee. New flowering cherry trees are now planted and improvements to the Statfold open space have been made to clear overgrown areas and plant new hedging.

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News

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Notice Board

Parish news column
A big "thank you" is due to John Williams for his valuable contribution over the years in writing the Parish news column. John is now stepping down from this role and if you would like to take up the challenge, please say so!

Help your Parish
The council is also looking to organise a local community group of volunteers to help the parish look after minor maintenance tasks. Please get in touch with your local councillor and let them know if you are prepared to join in.

YOU CAN NOW VOICE YOUR VIEWS ON AGENDA ITEMS AT PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS If there is an agenda item you wish to speak upon at Council then you are welcome to do so. If you do plan to attend the meeting please let the Clerk know in advance of the item you will be talking on.

Opposition to HS2 route

At their meetings on 20th April 2010 and 15th February 2011 Councillors voiced strong opposition to the recent HS2 proposals, this follows on from their recent assessment of the plans for HS2 and discussions Streethay Councillors have held with local residents.

The adverse environmental impact as well as the effect on homes and businesses by the building of HS2 along the present route through Streethay is being strongly opposed and the Council have agreed to make their protest known to the Minister responsible.

Furthermore the item is being monitored and will be a regular item on future Council agendas.The Council expects to play a full part in any future consultation over the plans for HS2 so local views and concerns can be put forward.

Planning
Scrutinising and commenting on approximately 50 planning applications per year and meetings with District Council Planners to make sure consultation events are organised so residents and local organisations have the chance to influence the Local Plan and planning process.

Comments made on the Local Plan include:
  • supporting the retention of the village character in Fradley and Streethay with the protection/enhancement of any local features such as the countryside and canal areas.
  • highway and other community infrastructure improvements must be made to provide new roads to relieve existing pressures and that improvements to the A38 junctions are made
  • opposition to the major planned development for new housing at Streethay and proposals in the local plan for new housing at Hayend Lane Fradley