Please see the letter received as a response from the Police regarding the issues we raised about Road Safety Issues in the Parish at a recent meeting Response re Road safety issues raised with Police
The Farmhouse – the roof is done and tiled and the chimney stacks done. The majority of the new bay windows have been installed – in addition to the large bay windows in the front room and kitchen both have double doors into the garden beyond. The plumbing for the property has been done as well as the initial electrical wiring. All the rooms have been sub-divided with additional walls – the lower level will have a study, kitchen, dining and living room. The cellar has also been done. The stairs are in situ and the upper bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms and toilets for the main bedrooms are in place.
For the exterior, once the scaffolding has been taken down after all the windows are sealed and glass added, there will be cleaning work done to tidy up the brickwork. Work will then focus on the annex. The exterior boundary wall for the garden has been completed on the north side with the east wall to be started next. Work is still progressing on the pond area as construction of additional properties has started on the former "open space".
We will visit site again early in 2013 and give an update.The old wing has now been demolished and the new foundation footprint has been laid and completed. There was a few weeks delay during the demolition due to pockets of methane but this has been rectified. Work has commenced on the building of the annex.
You may be aware that a child was clipped by a car when leaving Lawley Primary School this week, thankfully they were not badly injured.
Can we just remind both parents and drivers to be extra vigilant to avoid another incident like this.
We have been contacted by a number of our Parishioners concerning areas where speeding vehicles are causing safety issues. We share their concerns and have been in contact with Highways and the Police for a long time about these areas, campaigning for something to be done to properly address the issues. Some traffic calming has been done or is planned but we feel that this is not sufficient and have attached a letter that has been sent requesting a meeting to discuss these issues further.Speed issues in LOPC
What’s in a Name?
You may have seen another new building going up adjacent to Lawley Square. This is the new Marston’s public house. We believe that the pub is a good idea but have an issue regarding its name – ‘The Grazing Cow’. We feel this is inappropriate and has no relevance to the area at all. Parish Council members were asked to forward more appropriate names with a link to the history of the area. A selection of which includes: The Foundry, The Birchfield Arms, The Station, The Foxholes, The Forge and The Pantulf Arms (Doomsday records as first Lord of Lawley Manor). The Clerk had contacted Marston’s but they responded that they do not consult on the naming of their new pubs and that the current theme they are using is animals hence the name. We have asked for support from LVDG and TWC regarding getting the name changed as both of these parties feel the name is not appropriate for the area.
We would like to hear what you think of the name – contact us with your thoughts as after all it may become your local!
We look forward to hearing from you!