This is the website of the civil parish of Keresley in north Coventry. Last updated 8 July 2015
Travellers are illegally camped on the land on Keresley Brook Road. Police have been informed. They are putting a guard on the site, and applying for an injunction to move them on.
At the last meeting someone raised the question of speed limits on Watery Lane. Here is an email
sent to Colin Knight on the 30 June.
Here is the reply from Moh Shahie:
Dear Dr Milner Thank you for your email concerning the above
Currently there is a 20mph zone at the start of Watery Lane (near Penny Park Lane) then it is 30mph by virtue of street lighting up to beyond the last houses, then for the rural section it is signed as national speed limit to the junction with Bennetts Road. The signing in this last section is fairly poor and it sounds like at least one sign has gone missing, hence the possible confusion.
We consider that the current arrangement is about right. Rural roads are principally set at national speed limit and reducing the limits clutters up the countryside with unnecessary street furniture and our experience has shown that without enforcement they makes little difference to the speed drivers travel.
Having said that there is a complication in this case because the road is street lit and so it cannot be national speed limit by default, and the system of lighting without a TRO makes it 30mph. Therefore, we could simply remove all the signs at minimum cost and no legal procedure and it would be technically correct. It is unlikely people will actually drive at 30mph (I think speed surveys suggested 40mph is more realistic) but for a short section it would not be too bad.
Please note that we cannot install any repeater signs on a street lit road with no TRO.
I have added this to our back log of requests and given your continued interest in this matter you can contact me on 024 76831632 or my colleague Caron Archer on 024 76832062
If you find this response unsatisfactory, please phone Mr. Shafie, or contact us, or preferably both.
Saturday 11 July 11am-4pm St. Thomas Community Festival at the Church and Church Hall. Bouncy Castle, teas, music, dance, BBQ
Saturday 18 July 12 noon till late Keresley RFC Cakes raffles face painting real ale hog roast
Next meeting 23 June
The next Parish Council meeting is 7pm 18 August in the URC Church on Bennetts road. This is a public meeting and everyone is welcome.
The Declarations of Pecuniary Interest (by which Councillors might gain by being on the Council) are now here.
The code of conduct signings are here
The code of conduct is here
Accounts for 2014-2015
These are now complete. See this link for details, including how you can inspect the books.
Following the uncontested election ( notice here ). and our Annual Meeting on 12 May, Councillors have now started their new four year term of office. As you can see, we now have just five elected Councillors, and so we still have vacancies for two more people who we can co-opt onto the Council. We would be very grateful for volunteers. It means an evening meeting about once every six weeks (total of 8 per year). Email firstname.lastname@example.org or come along to our next meeting.
The next meeting is Tuesday 23 June 7pm in the URC Church Bennetts Road. No agenda yet All welcome.
Updated Code of Conduct agreements and Declarations of Pecuniary Interest are here
Who to contact
Ann Lucas, leader of Coventry City Council. Her address is Council House, Earl Street, Coventry CV1 5RR, or by email to email@example.com
David Kershaw - Labour councillor for this ward. Write to him at the Council House, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Geoffrey Robinson, MP for this constituency. Write to him at House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA, phone 020 7219 4083, or email email@example.com.
Coventry Telegraph. Coventry news desk on 024 76 500457 or 024 76 500316. Email letters to firstname.lastname@example.org. News to email@example.com
BBC CWR - firstname.lastname@example.org Midlands Today - email@example.com