Future Meetings

Dear Residents

Due to the restrictions in place during the Corona Virus epidemic, we have decided to suspend FRA meetings until further notice.

This means that the Annual General Meeting  at the end of the month will not take place.  However for your information I attach a copy of the Annual Accounts which would have been given to you by Anthony Dalton, Treasurer, at this meeting.

The Committee continue to press forward with their objections to the proposed housing on Kings Hill and will keep you informed of any developments.  The Government is now stating that millions of trees must be planted to slow down Climate Change.  We can all write to the Ministers asking them to prevent established trees and hedgerows from being destroyed on Kings Hill.… Read the rest

Kings Hill Planning Applications – June 2019

Dear Residents,

As you know there are two planning applications from the Developers regarding Kings Hill.

The Coventry City Council planning application FUL/2018/0842 is on line at – www.coventry.gov.uk/info/107/planning.  The closing date is June 29th 2019

Warwick District Council has resurrected a 2018 Application No. W/18/0643 with a closing date of 2nd July 2019 which can be viewed on line – https://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/planningdocuments

Both planning departments say that previous responses will be included. However, we feel that everyone needs to respond again but concentrating on the issues of traffic congestion and air pollution.

Below are some points that you may wish to use in your response.

I object to the Planning Application FUL/2018/0842 (CCC) or W/18/0643 (WDC) on the following grounds:-

  1. No access onto Green Lane should be permitted as it is already congested with existing local traffic.
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CCC Planning Committee 19th December 2019

Dear Residents,

Many thanks to all of those who attended the WDC Planning Meeting in Leamington on Tuesday 3rd December.  As expected the outline planning application was passed with one abstention.  Despite many misgivings and acknowledgement that the huge building development would seriously impact on Finham, the Councillors followed the advice from the Planning officers to approve.

We need to remember that the reason for this situation is entirely down to the inaccurate housing figures put forward by CCC in their Local Plan.

The next thing we need to address is the plan to create a traffic island at the junction of St Martins Road, Howes Lane, Kings Hill Lane and Green Lane which is currently being challenged by Finham Parish Council.… Read the rest

Community Buddy Group

Styvechale and Finham Empower Community buddy group (Covid-19)

We are a trusted network of volunteers covering the Stivichall, Finham and Wainbody areas. We are here to help those in need during the Coronavirus crisis, whilst keeping ourselves and others safe.

Our aim is to build a more connected community by acting with positivity and humanity, rather than panic, fear and distrust.

We have over 100 volunteers, all happy to help elderly and/or vulnerable residents with any practical assistance such as errands etc.

At the moment we are focusing on helping the elderly and/or vulnerable in our community, especially those who perhaps live alone and need help.

We can also be a friendly voice at the end of the telephone, for people feeling socially isolated and in need of a chat (although we are not trained counsellors).… Read the rest

Bob Fryer – Cortege

A huge thank you to all who were able to attend Bob’s cortege on Wednesday which was the best any of us could do as none were allowed to be at his funeral due to coronavirus restrictions.

The lines of residents stretched from The Graylands, onto St.Martins Road and up the A45 as far as The Burnt Post as well as some applauding at the entrance to Canley Crematorium.

I know Angela, Anthony and Emma were stunned by the numbers and reaction to the cortege. One pallbearer stated that in over 20 years he had never witnessed anything like it.

A fitting send off for a man who will be sorely missed.


Thank you again


Paul Davies

VE75 Day Celebrations

Since the Finham Parish Council has had to cancel its original plans for celebrating VE75 Day for this coming weekend, an alternative schedule has been suggested that allows everyone to take part without leaving home and observe the corona virus rules.

This Friday 8th May is the day 75 years ago that witnessed the formal acceptance of unconditional surrender of all German forces in Europe by the United Kingdom and its Allies.

To mark this historical event, this Friday 8th May at:-

  • 11.00 am : Two minutes silence will be observed – to remember all the men and women of the armed services as well as civilians who made such sacrifices for us all so that we could live in a free democracy today.
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