This is the website of the civil parish of Keresley in north Coventry.
Last updated 2 April 2014
Spring Nature Walk
We're going to have a Spring Nature Walk on Sunday 11 May starting at 11am. More details later. Put it in your diary!
Dog fouling in Jubilee Wood
We've had reports that a professional dog walker is walking dogs there and not clearing up. We have reported this to Coventry Council. Animal welfare will try to keep an eye on the area, but more info would help - like a regular time of day it happens, or the contact details of the dog-walker.
During the recent bad weather several large trees have fallen, threatening people, properties and the highway. Please have a good like at trees near you and take action if they seem dangerous. Report problems to us, or to Coventry City Council.
Tim Rose, the Council's Tree Officer, will talk at the next Parish Council meeting (April 15)
The minutes of the last (4 March) meeting are here. Note the next meeting will be on 15th. April. All welcome.
Despite the wind and the rain and the mud, we had a brilliant turn-out for the New Year's Day walk. Many thanks to everyone who braved the elements and showed their support. Photos here. Watch this space for the next action.
Save Keresley Green Belt
Pegasus Planning Group have plans to build 800 houses on the green belt in Keresley. The Parish Council is trying to stop this.
The Joint SHMA, the assessment of housing needs for Coventry and Warwickshire, has now been published. This is it. It suggests 23,600 houses for Coventry up to 2031 - more than can be built on brown field sites alone.
Thanks to everyone who attended the meeting at the Hare and Hounds on 16 November.
You might be interested in this insight into how planning policy is being developed.
We currently have the support of
- Ann Lucas, leader of Coventry City Council
- Cllr. John Blundell, leader of Coventry Conservatives Group
- Russell Field of Coventry Lib Dems
- Coventry Green Party
- Geoffrey Robinson, MP for Coventry North
- Dan Byles, MP for North Warwickshire and Bedworth.
- Mike O'Brien, former Solicitor General and Minister of State
- Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Local author Lucy David has kindly donated 10 copies of her novel 'Hedgerow Magic' to support our efforts. This is a novel for 10 to 13 year olds, set in a fictitious Keresley, about a pair of youngsters who struggle to come to terms with troublesome adults and save a wood from developers.
We have 2 copies left, at £7.99. Buy them from us fast. Get more copies from Kenilworth Books or lulu.com
Parish council meetings are public, and we welcome everyone to come to them. Meetings are held in the United Reform Church on Bennetts Road, on the left going out of town, before Prologis and the Miner's Club. Meetings start at 7.30 pm.
If you are concerned about Keresley and district, why not come to the next meeting - see below for map.