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Fairfield Rise, Meriden – Emergency Road Closure

Works on behalf of: Severn Trent Water.


Reason for closure: Significant Leak.


Name of road and extent affected: Fairfield Rise, Meriden – From its junction with Alspath Road to its junction with Main Road.


Dates and times of closure: immediate until 10/05/24 @ 18:00hrs


Access for emergency services can be maintained: Yes.


Contact Name: STW West Scheduling Team


Contact Details: 03301234911.

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Solihull Council Planning Committee 15 May 2024 – Maxstoke Lane, Meriden

The next Solihull Council Planning Committee will be held on Wednesday 15th May 2024, 6pm. The agenda for Solihull Council’s Planning Committee has just been published and the Planning Committee will be considering an application (from 2022) for 75 affordable dwellings on land off Maxstoke Lane, Meriden. The meeting will be held in the Council Chamber in the Civic Suite. You can also view the meeting using the webcast function in the link below, and access the documentation that will be presented to the Committee:

Agenda for Planning Committee on Wednesday 15th May 2024, 6.00 pm | Solihull City and District Council

To view the original planning application from October 2022 use reference PL/2022/02282/PPFL on Solihull Council’s Planning Portal or this link PL/2022/02282/PPFL | Development of 75 affordable dwellings and associated works on land at Maxstoke Lane, Meriden | Land Off Maxstoke Lane Meriden Solihull



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Meriden Parish Council Assembly

The Parish Council will be holding the annual Assembly meeting on Tuesday 7 May 2024, 7pm – 8.45pm, in the Meriden Village Hall, Main Road, Meriden. All members of the community are welcome to attend. A report on the work of the Parish Council during the last year will be delivered by the Chair of the Parish Council, and there will be an opportunity to network with local community groups. Refreshments will be provided.

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The Green – Erection of Electronic Communications Apparatus

The Parish Council is aware that a tall wooden pole was erected today (21/03/2024) on The Green by Connexin as part of the Severn Trent Green Recovery Programme. The Parish Council had not received any prior notification from either Connexin, Severn Trent or Solihull Council and was completely unaware that contractors had accessed the land and installed the apparatus, without the Parish Council’s knowledge or permission. As such, we have contacted both Connexin and Severn Trent and requested the apparatus is removed. The Parish Council has also contacted Solihull Council’s Planning and Enforcement department to make them aware of the installation as The Green is located in a conservation area.
The Parish Council will update you when we receive any further information.

50 for WM50!

In what is the 50th Anniversary Year of the West Midlands, the 50forWM50 campaign is celebrating the work of volunteers of all backgrounds and ages, helping their communities within the seven local authorities in the region.
You can nominate a volunteer from Meriden who has made a difference to you or the community. If you would Iike to put forward an unsung hero to be recognised then please nominate them, by 17th April, using the link: www.unitedby2022.com/50forwm50.
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Vacancy – Part-Time Deputy Clerk/Administrator

Meriden Parish Council is recruiting for a permanent Deputy Clerk/Administrator to join its friendly, committed, high performing and flexible team. A part-time qualified and experienced Clerk is employed by the Parish Council and the Deputy Clerk/Administrator will work under the supervision of the Clerk on a range of tasks required by the Council. All training required will be provided. If you are a can-do person who can add value, with the right skills to help manage projects and provide a range of administrative and financial support, we would love to hear from you – please review the job description and person specification below. Informal enquiries can be made to the Clerk. Application is by formal application form.


Hours of work – 16 per week

Location – Meriden

Salary – £26,873 – £28,770 pro rata for part-time staff, depending upon experience and qualifications

Pension – Local Government pension scheme

Closing date – Wednesday 20 March 2024

(Meriden Parish Council reserves the right to withdraw the vacancy advertisement at any time)


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Cornets End Lane & Mercote Hall Lane 30 MPH Maximum Speed Limit Consultation

SMBC has regular liaison meetings with the Quarry Operator, Ward Councillors & Meriden
Parish Council regarding the impact on Cornets End Lane. The issue of vehicle speeds on Cornets
End Lane has been raised as a concern. As a consequence, it is proposed to reduce the existing
40mph speed limit on Cornets End Lane & Mercote Hall Lane to 30mph to mitigate the risks to
vehicles and pedestrians utilising this route.

It is recommended that a the existing 40mph speed limit be revoked and a 30mph speed limit

Consultation until 29 March 2024

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Permanent Traffic Regulation Order – B4104 Birmingham Road and Showell Lane, Meriden

The Order, which comes into force on 8 March 2024, will introduce the following:

Revocation of 40 MPH Maximum Speed Limit (to become 30 MPH)
B4104 Birmingham Road – from a point approx. 24m west of its junction with Bonneville Close,
westwards for approx. 1654m.
Showell Lane – from it’s junction with Birmingham Road (B4104), northwards for approx. 26m.

Local Government Boundary Commission Consultation

The Local Government Boundary Commission has published draft recommendations for new wards, ward boundaries, and ward names for Solihull Council.
Comments on those recommendations are being sought and the consultation closes on 10 April 2024.
You can take part in the consultation using this link https://www.lgbce.org.uk/ which includes further information about the Commission and the review.

Save The Date!

Picnic in the Park will be held on Saturday 8th June 2024 and will be funded by the Parish Council. The event is currently in the planning stages so further information will be published in due course. However, marshal volunteers are needed to help out at the event, please contact the Clerk if you can spare a few hours of your time.

We look forward to seeing you all again for another fantastic day this next year!