This is the website of the civil parish of Keresley in north Coventry.

Last updated 21 July 2014

Pegasus application

The application to build 800 houses between Bennetts and Tamworth Road by Sandpits has gone in. The reference number is P/2014/2282 and the direct link is here

The application is currently shown as 'invalid' and there are no dates for the start and end of the consultation period. The Case Officer in Planning who is dealing with this, Hannah Holt, says this is because they are awaiting clarification from Pegasus concerning some details of the application. It won't get 'valid' status until they've received these. In view of that, it's probably best to not comment yet.

Towards the top of that page is a link 'how to comment'. Then about half-way down there is a button 'Comment on this Application'. Click that and fill in the details. Take care that you select 'Inform the Authority that you object to the Planning Application.'

Who to contact

The most important thing is to comment on the application to the Planning Committe, using the above link. But it will be politically useful if you also make your views known to the following:

Ann Lucas, leader of Coventry City Council. Her address is Council House, Earl Street, Coventry CV1 5RR, or by email to

David Kershaw - Labour councillor for this ward, up for re-election in May 2015 (for what the Labour group regard as a key seat). Write to him at the Council House, or email

Geoffrey Robinson, MP for this constituency. Write to him at House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA, phone 020 7219 4083, or email Tell him how you will be voting in May. You can see Geoffrey in the photo below, carrying the banner on the right in 2010. Does he still support us?

Coventry Telegraph. Coventry news desk on 024 76 500457 or 024 76 500316. Email letters to News to

BBC CWR - Midlands Today -

Green Belt Fight

We continue to fight this. The latest action was a stall at the Godiva Festival (thanks to Friends of the Earth) where we got 255 signatures on our petition.

We have a strong presence on the web. Here are a few links:
Twitter : @covgreenbelt
Blog: here
Facebook : here
Cov Telegraph article : here
and : here
and : here

Please download, print, display and distribute this A4 poster

Bennetts Road repair

People have complained about the state of Bennetts Road South, in particular between Watery Lane and Penny Park Lane. The uneven road surface means hazards for cyclists, and if they swerve to avoid them, they are in danger from vehicles speeding past.

We have contacted Colin Knight about this. By phone they have said that there is no money left for this year, but that they will make a temporary repair and fix it properly next year. Your comments are welcome.

AGM and Finance

The AGM was held on 17 June 2014. The Minutes are here (pdf). Note the next Parish Council meeting will be July 22, and then September 9.

At AGM our accounts were presented, examined and approved. As part of this, we need to display the 'Notice of Appointment of Date for the exercise of Elector's Rights' -in other words, how you can see the accounts. This is displayed on the Notice Board, and also here . However, you can more conveniently see the accounts here . Contact us if you have any questions.