The Parish Office

Due to the constraints of social distancing the Parish Office is currently open by appointment only.  The Parish Clerk, Julie Barnes, remains available to assist with any issues or concerns by both telephone and email (01675 442 017, clerk@hamptoninarden.org.uk).

Hampton-In-Arden Neighbourhood Plan

In a local referendum held on 6th July 2017 residents voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Hampton-in-Arden Neighbourhood Plan which was subsequently adopted by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council (Solihull MBC). The Plan is used mainly to inform the planning application decision making process.

It was originally thought that the Plan would be an important reference document until at least 2028 with the occasional minor review to reflect changing local and national requirements. However, the Governance Review which brought Catherine-de-Barnes into the Parish in April 2019, makes it necessary to carry out a more comprehensive review of the current Plan to take account of this change.

You may have already received a letter from the Parish Council which sets out, in detail, the review process and requesting every household and business to answer a number of questions and to give your opinion on a variety of important matters which affect our everyday lives.  If you have not yet received the information it will be delivered by post shortly. The Parish Council hopes that everyone will complete and return the questionnaire.

The new Plan, which will last until 2036, will be subject to full consultation with all residents, which will then be followed by another local referendum.  The new Plan will then only be adopted if it then receives approval by Solihull MBC.

If you would like any further information at this stage of the review please contact the Parish Office

Remembrance Sunday

An early reminder to all residents and businesses that this year’s Remembrance Day is Sunday 8th November 2020.  As with previous years the High Street will be closed to all vehicles between 10.30 am and 12.00 noon to allow the procession from the church to the war memorial to proceed safely.

Village Tidy Up – An Update

As readers will be aware, the Village Tidy Up, to completed as part of the nationwide Great British Spring Clean, had to be postponed this year.  The Parish Council are still hoping that this event can be carried out and we will be working with Solihull MBC to set a new date as lockdown restrictions ease.  Please keep an eye on the Parish Noticeboards, our website and/or Facebook page for updates on when the Tidy Up will take place.

Allotments

It has been drawn to our attention that members of the public (especially young children) have been walking through the allotments on Fentham Road.  Please can we remind users of the playground next to the allotments to stay off this area and keep young children out of the vegetable gardens.  Thank you in advance.

Open for Fun – Playgrounds, Open-Air Gym Equipment and Table Tennis Tables

The two playgrounds, the open-air gym equipment and the table tennis tables in the Parish are now re-open and can be used.  Please remember to clean your hands before and after using the play and/or gym equipment.  Where possible please clean down the equipment after use as well.