To find out the latest Parish Council News you can also visit the Mancetter Parish Council Facebook Page.

Litter Picking in Ridge Lane

Ridge Lane

19

July 2024

Keep Britain Tidy. With its roots in rural life, protection of the countryside has always been important to the WI and it was a resolution in 1954 that brought about one. This resolution called for a campaign to ‘preserve the countryside against desecration by litter,’ and subsequently led to the formation of the Keep Britain Tidy group.

Did you know that its 70 years since the `Keep Britain Tidy' campaign was established by the WI? in 1954.  It has now become a recognised charity and its aims to maintain a litter free environment are familiar to everyone young and old.

To celebrate this achievement of reaching 70, Ridge Lane WI will be teaming up with Mancetter Parish Council to hold a litter pick next Friday 19th July at 11am.

We are meeting at the entrance to the playing field opposite Wakeford Close 

All equipment will be provided, we just need people to join in for one hour to help make Ridge Lane look tidy.

Please come along and lend a hand...all are welcome.

How to contact the police

North Warwickshire

15

July 2024

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The Police

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Whats the best way to report a crime or speak to the Police?


Please see below on the best ways to contact us….


Attachments

SNT Contact Flyer template July 2024_North Warwickshire_1.pdf

Message Sent By
Charley Payne
(Warwickshire Police, PCSO, Atherstone, safer neighbourhood team)

Tree Removal on A5 affecting Mancetter Roundabout

North Warwickshire

03

July 2024

Dear Customer

We recently wrote to you to inform you of some upcoming work along the A5. Due to unforeseen circumstances, our hazardous tree removal work has changed. Please see below for further information.

Our hazardous tree removals along the A5 between Grendon roundabout and Holly Lane roundabout will now take place between 9pm and 6am on Tuesday 2 July, Wednesday 3 July and Tuesday 9 July. During this time, we’ll install lane closures with the use of temporary traffic lights.

On Thursday 4 July and Friday 5 July 2024, between 9pm and 6am, we’ll be removing hazardous trees along the A5 between Holly Lane roundabout and Mancetter roundabout. To carry out this work safely, we’ll fully close the A5 eastbound between Holly Lane roundabout and Mancetter roundabout. We’ll also close the A5 westbound from Mancetter roundabout to the A5/Long Street entry slip junction.

We’ll make every effort to minimise noise at these locations.

During closures, we’ll install the following fully signed diversion routes.

Access for emergency vehicles and frontages will be maintained throughout.

We’ll make every effort to ensure the impact on the local community and travelling public is kept to a minimum. We always aim to work to the programme, however unforeseen circumstances or adverse weather conditions may mean changes.

Further Information

If you’d like to be kept up to date with future work along the A5, please subscribe to our mailing list by emailing noreplyA5WMids@nationalhighways.co.uk.

If you have any questions, or if you would like to know more about our work, please call us on 0300 123 5000or email info@nationalhighways.co.uk.

You can also visit our website at nationalhighways.co.uk/our-work/ or write to us at National Highways, National Traffic Operations Centre, 3 Ridgeway, Quinton Business Park, Birmingham, B32 1AF. Please leave your feedback by completing our online survey, just scan the QR code below.

Wishing you a safe journey.

Kind regards

Lauren Trenfield|Business Services Coordinator

Operations Directorate - Midlands

National Highways | The Cube | 199 Wharfside Street | Birmingham | B1 1RN

Web:https://nationalhighways.co.uk/

Mancetter Parish Council Annual Return ready for inspection

Mancetter Parish

26

June 2024

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Link to Mancetter Parish Council's Annual Governance and Accountability Return for the year ended 31st March 2024.

General Election Information

North Warwickshire

10

June 2024

General election - what you need to know

A General Election will take place on on Thursday 4 July 2024. Here's everything you need to know including details about how to register to vote, voting by post, how to vote on the day and more.

Register to Vote

To have your say, you need to be registered to vote by Tuesday 18 June.

If you’ve never registered before, or if you’ve moved house, or changed your name recently, you can register here: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Register for a postal vote

If you cannot vote on the day or prefer to send your vote by post, you need to register for a postal vote by Wednesday 19 June at 5pm - please note that postal votes will be issued from Monday 24th June so if you are going to be away a Proxy vote will be a better option.

You must already be registered to vote before you can apply at www.gov.uk/apply-postal-vote

Photo ID

You must also take an acceptable form of photo ID, e.g. a passport, driver’s licence or concessionary bus pass. Your photo ID does not need to be in date if it still looks like you, but it must be the original and be in the same name you are registered to vote in.

You can find the full list of acceptable ID on your poll card and here.

If you don’t have any Photo ID, you can apply for a free voter authority certificate (VAC) here.

Voting at a polling station

Your polling card will have information about voting and your polling station. Make sure you check the details as your polling station may have changed.

The result of the General Election will be declared on Friday 5 July 2024 here - https://www.northwarks.gov.uk/results


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Warwickshire Police Contact Information

North Warwickshire

22

May 2024

You can sign up to receive real time email updates about the things that matter to you, including news from our local policing team, updates and appeals on local incidents, useful crime prevention advice and information about policing events happening in our area.

To sign up go to www.warwickshireconnected.com

Road Closure Monks Park Lane

Ridge Lane

15

April 2024

Parish Councillor Vacancy

Mancetter Parish

16

March 2024

For more information on how to apply please contact parishclerk@mancetterparishcouncil.gov.uk


Have your Say on Rights of Way

Mancetter Parish

14

March 2024

Road Closure of Harpers Lane / Mancetter Road Between A5 Island and Mill Lane

Mancetter Parish

20

February 2024

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ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984, SECTION 14

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF B4111 MANCETTER ROAD/HARPERS LANE, MANCETTER

Warwickshire County Council proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Order details as indicated below:

Effect of Order

Mancetter Road/Harpers Lane closed to vehicular traffic between the junctions of the A5 Watling Street and Mill Lane.

Reason for Order

Pre-surface dressing patching and associated works, 0930-1530hrs.

Order Effective from: 20 February 2024 for up to 18 months or until works are completed, whichever is the sooner.

Anticipated Completion Date:21 February 2024.

Access & Diversion: An alternative route will be signed and is available via: B4111 Nuneaton Road, Woodford Lane, A5 Watling Street and vice versa.

No access/egress to/from D236 Mancetter Road and D239 Harpers Lane via the B4111 whilst works are in progress, access/egress via B4116 Witherley Road only.

Vehicular access & egress will be maintained where possible

Contractor: Balfour Beatty Tel:03452 415 302.

To report any problems with these works or for further details of our current & planned roadworks visit our website www.warwickshire.gov.uk/roadworksmap or call us 01926 412515.

S Duxbury, Assistant Director of Governance & Policy,
Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4RL. 2 February 2024

Borough Council Public Spaces Protection Order Alcohol Consumption / Substance Misuse

Atherstone Town Centre

29

January 2024

The Borough Council Community Development team would like your opinions on preventing anti-social behaviour arising from alcohol consumption and/or substance misuse within Atherstone Town Centre, North Warwickshire.

The council is proposing to introduce a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to prevent anti-social in Atherstone Town Centre, including Market Square and Long Street.

Before introducing a PSPO, the Council must be satisfied that the activity that the order seeks to prohibit, is having or is likely to have a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the local area and is, or is likely to be, persistent or unreasonable in nature.

One method of finding out whether a PSPO is necessary is through public consultation and your input on this is much appreciated.

You can participate by completing a quick Consultation - just click on the button below (form will take around 2 minutes to complete).

Click here to complete the Consultation Form

The consultation will run until Wednesday 6 March 2024.


Flood warning for River Anker at Mancetter, Witherley and Atherstone

Mancetter Parish

02

January 2024

Flood warning for River Anker at Mancetter, Witherley and Atherstone


View map of the flood warning area(Visual only)

River levels have risen at the Mancetter river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall overnight. Consequently, flooding of property is possible from 07:45 this morning, Tuesday 02 January 2024.

Further rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We expect river levels to rise until 01:00 on Wednesday 03 January 2024.

Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast and clearing weed screens.

Please move family, pets, possessions, valuables and cars to safety and activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers. And take photographs of any flood damage

This message will be updated this afternoon, Tuesday 02 January 2024, or as the situation changes.

Flood warning area: River Anker at Mancetter, Witherley and Atherstone including Lodge Close in Mancetter, Bridge Lane and Riverside in Witherley, Royal Meadow Drive, Ratcliffe Road and Aldermill Business Park in Atherstone.

Find a river, sea, groundwater or rainfall level in this area

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Cadent Gas Work Manor Road Mancetter

Manor Road / Mancetter Road Mancetter

04

December 2023


The road closure is caused by emergency gas works at the junction of Manor Road and Mancetter Road.

The board on site indicates that the work is due to continue until 7th January but we have been assured that this is a mistake and the work is due to be completed by 7th December.

Borough Councillor Keith Barnett investigated this and has asked if they can correct the board, when someone is on site.

NWBC Bin Collections

North Warwickshire

20

November 2023
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Your Refuse and recycling collections will change over Christmas and New Year

There will be no refuse or recycling collections from Monday 25 to Friday 29 December 2023 or on Monday 1 January 2024, collections for those dates will resume the following week but will happen a day later than the normal schedule.

All collections will be affected by the following changes:

Normal collection date

New collection date after Christmas and New Year

Bins to be collected

Monday 25 2023 & Monday 1 January 2024

Tuesday 2 January 2024

Red and black

Tuesday 26 December 2023

Wednesday 3 January 2024

Red and Black

Wednesday 27 December 2023

Thursday 4 January 2024

Red and Black

Thursday 28 December 2023

Friday 5 January 2024

Red and Black

Friday 29 December 2023

Saturday 6 January 2024

Red and Black


Normal collections will resume on Monday 8 January 2024.

Please ensure that both your black (refuse) and red (recycling) bins are presented at the edge of your property by 6am on your amended collection day.

Additional recycling waste will be taken if placed in a clear sack and presented with your bin. Up to 3 bags of household waste will be collected for properties who have waited 3 weeks (last collection 11 to 15 December) for a black bin collection. No additional household waste will be taken if your last black bin collection was the week before Christmas (18 to 22 December).

There will be no green bin collections from Monday 25 December 2023 to Friday 12 January 2024 due to the annual break in this service.

The easiest way to see changes to your collection dates is on your collection calendar

View your bin calendar

Mancetter and Ridge Lane Remembers

Mancetter Parish

06

November 2023

Please have a look at a booklet produced by the Parish Council to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War One.

Several Consultations are taking place on local issues. Go to our Noticeboard in the Parish Council Section for more information.

North Warwickshire

03

November 2023

Police Newsletter

North Warwickshire

25

October 2023

Reporting Speeding

Mancetter Parish

25

October 2023

Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership is bringing partners together to improve the approach on how we investigate and respond to residents’ concerns of speeding in their area. A consistent and data-led approach has been developed which considers all types of personal injury collisions reported and average speed data at the location. To report a speed concern please visit https://warksspeedconcerns.org/


Aggressive Tarmac Gang targeting North Warwickshire Farms

North Warwickshire

12

October 2023

Warwickshire Trading Standards has received reports that an aggressive rogue trader gang is operating in North Warwickshire, targeting farms. The rogue traders, who may be falsely claiming to work for 'Highways' or 'Traffic Management' are making unexpected visits to farms and farm shops offering to tarmac farm roads/driveways etc. They are reported to become aggressive when their offer is refused. Rogue traders often quote cheap prices before revealing the price quoted is per square metre, leaving businesses with an inflated bill to pay. Rogue traders will almost always do a bad job and use tarmac that is unsuitable, leading to cracks and weeds quickly appearing. Trading Standards Officers warn businesses not to buy goods or services from unexpected doorstep traders. It can be hard to tell a good trader from a bad one on the doorstep.

Conclusion of Audit 2022 2023

Mancetter Parish

22

September 2023

Money Matters Podcast from North Warwickshire Borough Council

NWBC News

22

September 2023

We wanted to draw your attention to an exciting new podcast that we have launched ‘Money Matters with Sally', our Financial Inclusion Manager.

The podcast is relaxed chat about money matters affecting households, but we will also include episodes on related topics, such as volunteering, upskilling, training, work and digital inclusion. We are keen to support as many people as possible, to help them to help themselves, and to improve their circumstances.

The first episode launched earlier this month, and covers Free School Meals, Healthy Start Vouchers and a little bit about uniforms... guest speakers are Alison and Debbie from Family Information Service.

The link to the podcast trailer is here www.podbean.com/ei/pb-pmbtq-14957f9 much of the information will be universal to all…and may just help someone, and make a difference to their situation.

M42 Junction 10 Closures

17

August 2023

Dear Customer,

I’m writing to inform you of some upcoming essential maintenance work on the M42 southbound between junction 11 and junction 10. As part of the work, our primary activities will be resurfacing the road and renewing the road markings. We’ll also be using the closure to carry additional maintenance activities to provide a clearer and safer carriageway for road users.

We’ll be carrying out our work overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on 25 August 2023 to 28 August 2023, including weekend work.

To carry out our work safely, there will be a total closure of the M42 southbound between junction 11 and junction10. There will also be a lane 2 closure on the M42 northbound carriageway between junction 10 and junction 11. During this closure, a signed diversion route will be in place as below:

Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained.


We’ll make every effort to ensure the impact on the local community and travelling public is kept to a minimum. We always aim to work to the programme, however unforeseen circumstances or adverse weather conditions may mean changes.

Please accept our apologies in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Kind Regards

Laura Brampton|Business Services Co-ordinator

Operations Directorate - Midlands

National Highways | The Cube | 199 Wharfside Street | Birmingham | B1 1RN

Web:https://nationalhighways.co.uk/

Parish Council Meeting Postponed

St Peter's Church Mancetter

25

July 2023

Due to unforeseeable personal circumstances, the meeting scheduled for the 25th July at 7pm has been postponed for a week.

The rearranged meeting will take place on Tuesday 1st August 2023 7pm at Ridge Lane Chapel and Community Room.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Publication of unaudited Annual Return 2022 2023

22

June 2023

Annual Parish Meeting

St Peter's Church Mancetter

23

May 2023

MANCETTER PARISH COUNCIL WOULD LIKE TO INVITE MANCETTER AND RIDGE LANE RESIDENTS TO A PARISH MEETING BEING HELD AT 7PM ON TUESDAY 23rd MAY 2023 IN THE SCHOOLROOM AT ST PETER’S CHURCH MANCETTER.

MEET LOCAL GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS, POLICE, COUNCILLORS AND COUNTY HIGHWAYS TO TACKLE ISSUES WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY.

WE HOPE THAT YOU CAN JOIN US TO SHARE YOUR VIEWS AND SUGGEST WAYS THAT WE CAN MAKE OUR VILLAGES BETTER PLACES TO LIVE.

Beautiful Bluebells

Mancetter Parish

04

May 2023

The month of May in Mancetter Parish is a wonderful blaze of blue at this time of year.

Growing in the ancient woodland around Steppey Lane and Monks Park Lane in the heart of Mancetter and Ridge Lane, they are at there very best, so do take the opportunity to see them in all their glory.

Speak to your local Police Officers

Dobbies Garden Centre

05

April 2023

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Cuppa With Copper


Dear Parish Clerk

Atherstone SNT will be at Dobbies Garden Centre on Wednesday 5th April, 10:00 - 12:00 for Cuppa with a Copper!

Please come along to meet the local team and to ask any questions you may have.

Message Sent By
Adam Skelsey
(Police, Sgt, North Warwickshire)

Cuppa with a Copper

Dobbies Garden Centre

31

March 2023

Atherstone Safer Neighbourhood Team will be at Dobbies Garden Centre on Friday 31st March from 9am - 11am 

and Wednesday 5th April from 10am -12pm.


Please go along to meet the local team and to ask any questions you may have. 

Theft of Vehicle Arrests

Ridge Lane

30

March 2023

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Theft of Vehicle arrests


Dear Parish Clerk

Three persons are currently in custody after arrests were made this morning in relation to theft offences.

The arrests were made in the Ridge Lane area and officers located an OBD reader that is usually used by criminals to steal keyless motor vehicles.

One male also has an outstanding European arrest warrant

All are presently in custody awaiting interviews.

Message Sent By
Adam Skelsey
(Police, Sgt, North Warwickshire)

North Warwickshire Neighbourhood Watch Meeting

Zoom

23

March 2023

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North Warwickshire Neighbourhood Watch – Meeting - Today - Thursday 23rd March - 7:15pm


Hello,

Apologies for the late notice, due to an email folder capacity.

Tony Hardman, Chair of North Warwickshire Neighbourhood Watch is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting for North Warwickshire Neighbourhood Watch.

A member of the Atherstone & Coleshill Safer Neighbourhood Team will be attending the meeting.

Time: TODAY - March 23, 2023 07:15 PM

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 850 3206 9123

Passcode: 949767

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Passcode: 949767

Find your local number: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kdmrhfH9D7

Mar 23, 2023 07:15 PM

Future Dates for your diary:

· Thursday 22nd June – 7.15 pm start

· Thursday 21st September – 7.15pm start

Kind regards

Colin Cartwright

Message Sent By
Colin Cartwright
(NWN, Chairman, Warwickshire)

M42 Junction 10

M42 Junction 10

17

February 2023

Dear Customer,

As a response to concerns from local businesses, we’ll now work across the next two Saturdays overnight on 18 February and 25 February, 8pm to 6am. Access to Trinity road for all vehicles under 7.5 tonnes (or non HGV traffic) will be via the signed diversion route. To complete our work safely, access to Trinity Road for larger vehicles will be restricted (above 7.5 tonnes).

Whilst we work at this location on 18 February and 25 February, we’ll close the eastern side of the roundabout. This will include the M42 J10 southbound exit slip, and the A5 westbound approach. Although Trinity Road will be closed, larger vehicles, can maintain access from Trinity Road to the M42 southbound through a dedicated traffic marshal if access is still required.

During closures, a fully signed diversion will be in place as below. Please plan ahead an allow additional time for your journey.

M42 northbound/southbound to A5 diversion (vice versa) M42 southbound to A5 westbound diversion

We apologise for any further inconvenience caused.

If you have any questions, or if you would like to know more about our work, please call us on 0300 123 5000 or email info@nationalhighways.co.uk

Wishing you a safe journey

Kind regards

Laura Brampton|Business Services Co-ordinator

Operations Directorate - Midlands

National Highways | The Cube | 199 Wharfside Street | Birmingham | B1 1RN
Mobile: 07563 373 991

Web:https://nationalhighways.co.uk/


Reducing Energy Costs in Rural Areas

Mancetter Parish

01

February 2023

WRCC ENERGY 

With a significant proportion of households being off the mains gas network, saving on heating bills is a particular concern for people living and working in rural Warwickshire. Domestic heating is usually more expensive in rural areas as housing tends to be older and less energy-efficient and so fuel poverty is generally higher.

So, in 2012 WRCC set up an energy buying syndicate to create collective purchasing power and keep prices at an affordable level for users.  Membership is open to all in Warwickshire – whether you’re an individual householder, a community group or a business – and it’s free to join.

You’ll be pleased to hear that saving on heating costs can add up significant, too.  

Over the past 6 years WRCC have ordered over 5.2 million litres of kerosene and saved members over £265,000 against average prices quoted – and a huge £539,000 against the maximum prices quoted by local suppliers!

And by helping suppliers to plan and deliver orders more efficiently, we’re saving oil miles and doing our bit to reduce carbon footprint locally, too.

If you’ve got any questions or would like more information, on joining the WRCC syndicate call us on 01789 472619.

How It Works

Members can place monthly orders via our site.  The minimum order amount is 500 litres and each order helps to increase our negotiating power, saving on heating bills for all our customers.  Orders must be placed before 12 noon on the deadline date and, once submitted, are regarded as being binding.

LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) Orders

We have an arrangement with Swift Energy Consultants Limited, one of the market suppliers, so you can also make savings on LPG orders (bulk and cylinders)

If there is sufficient interest in Mancetter Parish, WRCC can even help set up our own syndicate to purchase from a local supplier with potentially further savings to be made. 

So if you are interested in exploring a local heating oil syndicate then please email the clerk at 

parishclerk@mancetter.org.uk 

 with your contact name, address & phone number, so we can arrange a meeting. 

 

If you know anyone who uses heating oil in the parish can you please be so good as to inform them of the syndicate as the more people that join the scheme potentially the greater the discounts applied.

 

 

 

Safety on Frozen Water

Warwickshire

15

December 2022

Help us to protect you and your loved ones

“Help us to protect you and your loved ones” – This is the urgent plea of emergency and public services across Warwickshire.

Yesterday saw two incidents responded to by multiple emergency services in the county following people reporting seeing others walking across frozen water.

Emergency and public services in Warwickshire, as part of the Local Resilience Forum (LRF), work together in the county to warn and inform residents of dangers as well as responding together to incidents.

Today, Co-Chair of the Warwickshire LRF and speaking on behalf of all agencies, Deputy Chief Constable Alex Franklin-Smith, urged all residents to take heed of his message:

“I cannot begin to imagine the pain the families and friends of those who have recently lost their lives just across the border at Babbs Mill Lake must be going through following the tragic loss of four young lives. Collectively across Warwickshire we send all those affected our deepest sympathies, and our hearts go out to everyone in their local community.

“Despite this incident, yesterday in Warwickshire we had two reports of young people being seen walking on frozen water. Each was quickly responded to by multiple emergency services with extensive searches carried out and thankfully there has been no evidence in each case of anyone coming to any harm.

“However, this could have been a very different situation had anyone entered the water at either of these locations.

“I urge everyone to help us protect you and your loved ones and stay clear of all frozen water in Warwickshire.”

Fellow LRF Co-Chair and Chief Fire Officer Ben Brook added: “We want everyone in our county to have a safe winter. While the cold weather persists, we need people to take extra care while walking or playing near any frozen water. Whilst the lake or water may look frozen, it may not be solid enough to hold any weight and in situations involving pets, where people go in to rescue them, or young people who may not see the dangers present, the situation can quickly change.

“All open water, particularly when it’s frozen, can pose significant risks to people. We may be a land-locked county, but we are not without these risks. Our message to everyone right now is to stay well away from the water’s edge. Please don’t try to walk or skate on frozen water. Regardless of how solid it looks, you never know when the ice may give way, in which instance tragic outcomes are common.

“Please take the time now to talk to young people, friends and family, about the dangers of frozen lakes and water and why it’s important for them to stay safe, so that we can protect our loved ones.”

DCC Franklin-Smith concluded: ”We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the members of public who quickly reported the recent incidents to us so that we could take the swift actions we did to try and locate and identify any people at risk.

“This needs to be a community response to this risk and together we can keep all of our loved ones safe this winter.

“On behalf of Warwickshire LRF and all the partners working to keep you safe 24/7, I wish you all a very peaceful and safe Christmas and new year.”

Update on Environmental Concerns along the Coventry Canal near Mancetter

Canal and Towpath

13

December 2022

The NWBC Pollution Control Officer has included an update on the incident from the Canal and River Trust. They have stated:

The Environment Agency’s officer is confident what we are dealing with is blue-green algae which has bloomed in the milder weather and frozen during this current cold snap. Apparently, this results in this stark visual phenomenon and can cause fish kills because of an associated crash in dissolved oxygen.

Blue-green algae is naturally occurring and therefore the Environment Agency will not be investigating this further. The Agency did conduct water quality monitoring over the weekend and found pH, dissolved oxygen, and ammonia levels were at suitable levels and therefore do not believe there is an ongoing water quality or pollution issue.

Canal and River Trust does not consider that blanket closures of reservoirs or canals are necessary. The central Health and Safety Team have advised that the Trusts duty is to warn water users of the health risks from their recreational activity in waters with BGA blooms. It is then the water users’ decision whether or not to continue with their activity at a particular site.

For most users who experience incidental water contact the advice is to avoid exposure to accumulation of scum (looking like blue green paint, grass clippings or floating mats), where the greatest concentrations of toxin may occur. In general scums tend to accumulate along the downwind shore-line. Users should also be advised to avoid water discoloured bright green or blue green (indicative of an algal bloom prior to scum formation),even though scum may be absent.

Monks Park Lane Road Closure 14th September

01

September 2022

Charity Auction of Jubilee Shields

Mancetter Parish

01

September 2022

A5 closure for Drainage Work along Watling Street

Watling Street Mancetter

04

August 2022

Jubilee Jamboree

Mancetter Memorial Hall

05

June 2022

We are working with St Peter's Church Mancetter and Mancetter Memorial Hall to put on a free community event on Sunday 5th June from 1pm - 4pm. Everyone welcome.

Replacing the Curly Wurly Bridge

A5 Mancetter to Holly Lane

16

May 2022

To install the new bridge deck and access ramps safely, the A5 will be closed between Mancetter and Holly Lane as follows; A5 full closure overnight on Saturday 28 May, 8pm to 6am. A5 full closure overnight on 30 May, 31 May and 1 June, 8pm to 6am. A5 full closure overnight on 6 June, 7 June and 8 June, 8pm to 6am. A5 full weekend closure from 8pm on Friday 10 June to 6am on Monday 13 June. To demolish the old bridge safely, the A5 will be closed between Mancetter and Holly Lane as follows; A5 full closure from 8pm on Friday 17 June to 6am on Monday 20 June. Please be advised that whilst we demolish the old bridge, pedestrian access across the A5 will be closed for reasons surrounding safety. We believe access across the A5 will be reinstated by Wednesday 22 May. However, our contractor will aim to have access reinstated at the earliest convenience, and a time that it is safe to do so. Our work is subject to change due to weather or any unforeseen circumstances. For any further updates, please subscribe to our mailing list by emailing noreplyA5WMids@nationalhighways.co.uk. If you’ve previously subscribed no further action required. We’ll make every effort to manage noise and additional lighting whilst we work at this location to minimise the impact on local residents. We’ll also aim to reopen the carriageway as soon as it is safe to do so.

Annual Parish Meeting

26

April 2022

Mancetter Parish

21

March 2022

Parish Council Update

Mancetter Parish

23

November 2021

A STRONG COMMUNITY

22

September 2021

Parish Councillor Vacancy

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July 2021
Mancetter Parish Council has a vacancy for a Parish Councillor, to assist in our quest to advocate for the rights of the people who live and work in our villages.

Please consider joining us to help represent the needs of the community of Mancetter and Ridge Lane, and continue to make our parish a place to be proud of.
For further information please email Elane Higgins at parishclerk@mancetter.org.uk or telephone 01827 722552 for an informal chat.