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Coven Playing Field Rejuvenation

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme sees three community groups and projects in each of around 200 Tesco regions awarded grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public have voted in store from 1 to 31 December on who should receive the £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awards. 

We should soon find ot how much we will receive!

To find out more visit the Bags of Help website at www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp


Coven Playing Field Grant Application

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!


Condition of the Highways in Brewood & Coven Parish

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.


West Midlands Interchange Proposals

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.

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