We have received the fantastic news that Coven Playing Field Committee, in conjunction with the Parish Council, has successfully secured £48,000 worth of funding from Veolia Trust. Work to rejuvinate the park will commence early in the New Year. The Parish Council extends its congratulations and sincere thanks to all the committee members who have worked extremely hard to bring the project to fruition, not only with the grant application but also by organising many fund raising events during the year. Coven people will benefit from this fantastic facility for many years to come. Well done to everyone involved!
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The attached letter received from Mark Deaville, cabinet member for highways and transport goes some way in explaining why the higways in Staffordshire have been neglected.
Proposals for a new strategic rail freight interchange near juntcion 12 of the M6 at Four Ashes were announced in June 2016. The planned development has received strong opposition from many local residents. Brewood and Coven Parish Council has resolved to wait until Stage 2 of the process before formally commenting. The Parish Council has however resolved to join with other local parish councils to share information.
The link to the proposal is here.
Consultation on stage 1 closed on 24 July. Stage 2 consultations will begin in February 2017.
Further documents are listed below:
Staffordshire County Council: Letter from Cllr Mark Winnington, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth here
Letter from Cllr Mark Sutton to Quod Group here
Staffordshire County Council's Stage 1 response here
South Staffordshire Council's decision paper here
Further information will be uploaded as it emerges.
There is a casual vacancy for a Parish Councillor in Coven following the resignation of Mrs Lena Holmes.
Please contact the Clerk to the Council for further details or alternatively, speak to one of your local Councillors.
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