Memory Cafes

Tamworth Memory Cafe supported by Homeinstead Senior Care in partnership with the Heart of Tamworth Community project.
We are a domiciliary care agency who specializes in the care and support of people living with dementia; we work in the community with key support workers. When Karen Clancy from Tamworth Council invited us to be a part of the Tamworth Dementia Action Alliance and after talking to support professionals, regarding Social Prescribing, it was highlighted that Tamworth would benefit from a weekly memory cafe and we have now been running for 12 months. The Memory cafe offers a place where people can come together in a supporting friendly environment, with others that are in similar circumstances. By talking and finding out how others deal with things, people can better manage their own situations.
The cafe is also supported by the Alzheimer’s society and the Community mental health team who visit on a bi-monthly basis. There is a private room, if members who want to discuss more complex matters.
The cafe is supported by 2 trained caregivers and volunteers and we have a bi-monthly news letter which lists activities.
The Tamworth Memory Cafe is open every Tuesday 1030am-1230pm
The Sacred Heart, Silverlink Road, Glascote, B77 2EA

Lichfield Memory Cafe supported by Homeinstead Senior Care in partnership with the Methodist Church and United Benefice of St. Michael’s and St. Mary’s Lichfield
After the success of the Tamworth memory cafe, an opportunity arose from the Alzheimer’s Society to take over the running of their monthly cafe, which is now run on weekly basis.
The cafe is also supported by the Alzheimer’s society and the Community mental health team who visit on a bi-monthly basis. There is a private room, if members who want to discuss more complex matters.
The cafe is supported by 2 trained caregivers and volunteers and we have a bi-monthly news letter which lists activities.
The Lichfield Memory Cafe is open Every Thursday 1000am-12noon
Methodist Church
Tamworth Street
WS13 6JJ

For more information on the Lichfield and Tamworth Memory cafes or please contact Karen Wilkinson
01827 431002 or Karen.wilkinson@homeinstead.co.uk
www.homeinstead.co.uk/tamworth

Football at Hopwas Playing Field

The Parish Council installed a goal at Hopwas Playing Field and is pleased to see that it is popular and well used. However we request that if footballers kick a ball into the neighbouring properties please do not annoy the owners by going through the fence into their private property. This is trespassing and we have asked the local police to speak to anyone who is causing a problem as we wish to have friendly relationships with the neighbours.

Please take care of your ball, keep it in the field.

Thanks for your help!

Litter Picking

Several members of the community already help to keep our villages tidy by picking up litter from the verges and lanes. More volunteers are very welcome to help! Just stay safe by wearing visible clothing and strong gloves. If flytipping has occured please report it to Lichfield District Council who will dispose of it safely.

Thanks to everyone who is already helping!

Lichfield Police Online Surgery

Lichfield Police will be holding an online surgery on Wednesday 21st February and go live at 7pm.

This is an opportunity to chat to your Local Policing Team directly via the channels below:

Log on and submit your questions or comments using hashtag #staffspolicelivechat

Directly via the website:https://www.staffordshire.police.uk/lichfield

Twitter: @LichfieldPolice @staffspolice

Facebook: Staffordshire Police

Instagram: @StaffsPolice

Planning Inquiry, Arkall Farm

Please see below to all who have concerns about the proposed development of 1000 houses at Arkall Farm:

Dear All

I write as you have all shown concerns in the past about the proposed building of 1000 houses at Arkall Farm.

I suspect that you know that Lichfield District Council approved the application, but following a request from Tamworth Council the Secretary of State called in the application and there will be a public enquiry beginning on the 16th January in Lichfield, following which a final decision will be made. You will probably have received notifications of the various stages of the appeal process, but, like me, we all have busy lives and it is not very exciting to sit down and write to the planners again. However, now is the time to make one more effort, see below which is from an email from a member of Tamworth Council:

Not looking to get anyone’s hopes up, but on the evidence front I believe we are very much winning.

The bit we need is for letters and more importantly attendance from masses of the public at the hearing in Lichfield.

I will forward all the details urgently, but can you start getting the neighbours on board?

It would seem that it is worth a last push to send a quick email, I feel that it is sufficient to express your strong opposition to the plans and that you stand by your previous comments to Lichfield District Council, maybe briefly mention the traffic or any other concerns that you have but it’s not necessary to spend too much time on the detail, it has all been said before and it is there for them to read online. Just a short note in your own words would be great. If anyone could attend any of the public enquiry then that would be a bonus.

We don’t have the time ourselves to do a letter drop as we have previously, but if any of you could forward this to neighbours and friends or print out and push through a few letter boxes then we may just get enough responses to make a difference, this could be our last chance to influence the decision.

The reference numbers are:

Lichfield District Council Planning Application Reference: 14/00516/OUTMEI

Inspectorate Appeal Reference No: APP/K3415/V/17/3174379

Emails should be sent to Leanne.palmer@pins.gsi.gov.uk

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and hope that the New Year will see an end to this application which has been hanging over us all for so long.

With thanks and best wishes

Alan

Alan Leedham

Please become a Parish Council member!

The Parish Council can have up to 7 members but currently there are only 5, and we have sometimes only had 3 members able to attend our meetings. We really need new members to make decisions about the villages in our local area, such as what equipment should be in the playground, and what we can do about traffic problems.

The Parish Council is the best way for members of the community to get things done by the District and County Councils!

Many people think it is something to do with the church – no, the parish is just the local boundary; or politics – no we are nothing to do with political parties either!

We are all residents of the local villages who meet once a month in our area for a couple of hours. Councillors can do a bit more if they wish but most of the Council’s work, such as the correspondence, accounts, agendas and minutes, is done by the Clerk.

Please think about joining us!

Please contact the Clerk on clerk@wiggintonandhopwas.co.uk or phone Margaret on 50230 if you would like to become a member of our Parish Council.

Bus service update

The Parish Council has been informed that Central Buses Ltd will be taking over the 82 service which goes via Wigginton and Comberford. Please use this service so that it can be viable and able to continue after April when the County Council subsidy will cease.   Use it or lose it!

The service 55 through Hopwas between Tamworth and Lichfield will close on December 23rd, although other services through Hopwas will continue.