The History of Offchurch: 1840 – 2000

Research is currently being undertaken for a book
on the history of the village – particularly the social history
of how people lived, socialised and worked through the years.

If any memories (however small) and/or photographs of life in the village
have been passed down through the generations of your family
please contact:

Sue Lyne (01926) 332892 or sue@4newcottages.co.uk
who would be delighted to speak with you.
Thank you.

4,800 homes between the M40 and B4100 – Action Group

Elaine Brittan writes to alert readers to a Stratford plan to build 4,800 homes on a site between the M40 and B 4100 (Banbury Road). They have only consulted 3 neighbouring parishes; I live a mile from Lighthorne and knew nothing of it. We were really shocked. And other villages know nothing of it either. This is huge, and it is clearly going to affect everyone around, including Offchurch. CONSULTATION ENDS Sept 13!! Action group Laura Steele 01926 651916. There have been “drop in ” sessions at village shops and cafes, all during the day; there are still a few left. The Action Group is producing info to guide responses. More info from Laura above, or me on 07720 431636.

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust – New Princethorpe Project

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust is working towards the vision of a landscape that is managed sympathetically for wildlife. They are creating a new project in Princethorpe working with landowners and volunteers to improve the hedgerows and woodlands of the area to the east of Coventry.

If you would like to help with ecological surveys or get involved with practical work, please get in touch. More information about this project can be found on their website – www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/princethorpe-woodlands

Bringing faster internet services to Offchurch

Shaun O’Brien has signed up to be a “broadband champion” to help encourage support to bring faster internet services to Offchurch. To do this he needs your help……..”we need residents to complete the questionnaire and survey that can be found on http://www.cswbroadband.org.uk/. The more people we can encourage to contribute, the better the chance of securing the private investment required to make this a reality”.

Shaun can be contacted at shaun@stallfinder.com