CORONAVIRUS – UPDATE 25th March 2020

Residents will be aware of the latest Government restrictions:-

Stay at Home except:-

  1. To shop for basic essentials;
  2. For medical / hospital appointments;
  3. To provide care for a vulnerable person;
  4. To exercise – once a day;
  5. To work, where this cannot be done from home.

The Village Recreation Ground remains open for exercise but please ensure you keep 2 metres / 6 feet from anyone else who is not a member of your household.

The Government has required councils to close all play areas.

The path around the Reservoir remains open, but please remember to keep 2 metres / 6 feet from anyone else who is not a member of your household.

The allotments remain open.

CORONAVIRUS – Shustoke Parish Council Response


The Coronavirus pandemic is affecting us all, and things will probably become even more difficult in the weeks to come.

Shustoke is an excellent place to live, partly due to the friendliness and kindness of its residents. Now, more than ever is the time to be prepared to help each other.

If you are fit and healthy, do take time to check upon vulnerable or elderly neighbours on a regular basis, and see if you can assist them in any way. Sometimes, just a chat can make all the difference – but remember not to sit or stand too close.

If you are self-isolating and have no close family or friends living nearby, do think about contacting your neighbours. They may be very willing to support you but reluctant to disturb you.

If you need to contact the Parish Council for help during this time, you can contact Parish Councillors Bridgette Chandler (01675 481110) or Gill Noble (01675 481312). They will do their best to assist you.

Very best wishes to you in this very difficult time. Take care.

Councillor Bridgette Chandler, Chair – Shustoke Parish Council

Council Meetings During Coronavirus Crisis

Council meetings are having to be cancelled or postponed due to the risks to the public and councillors from Coronavirus.

It remains a legal requirement to hold an Annual Meeting of the Parish and an AGM for the Council (Annual Meeting of the Council) unless the Government introduces legislation to the contrary. The dates of those meetings have been put back to 18th May, but this may need to change.


Coronavirus Crisis: – Libraries Closed and Mobile Service Suspended from Monday 23rd March 2020

Warwickshire County Council has taken the decision to close all library buildings to the public from Monday 23 March and to suspend the mobile library service.

There will be no fines during this period.

The request service is suspended.

Renew online and by telephone 01926 499273.

Contact us:
Enjoy your online library for free, eBooks and more

We are always committed to keeping our staff and customers safe, and thank you for your patience during this time.

COVID-19 brings changes to library, museum and one stop shop services in Warwickshire.

Whilst our Libraries are closed you can still access our BorrowBox eBook and eAudio service. We have a great collection of adult, young adult and children’s titles available.

We know that more people than ever are now going to be using this service and we are looking to add to our content over the next few days. We also have Listen Now – No Waiting and Read Now – No Waiting titles so that there is always something to read and listen to, immediately available.

Hints and tips:
• Loans are for three weeks. However, if you finish your title early (and especially at the moment when demand for the collection is high), could you please hit the ‘return’ button so that more people will be able to enjoy the fabulous book you’ve just finished sooner. Don’t worry if you haven’t quite finished a title in three weeks, you can also renew it.
• Reading Lists – you can curate your own digital ‘TBR’ pile by using the ‘Reading List’ function – if there’s a title you spot that you like the look of but you don’t mind when you read it, you can add it to your reading list and keep an eye on when it becomes available. There’s also the function to check which titles on your eBook or eAudio list are available at any one time if you’re looking for something straightaway.
• This is an ideal opportunity to try something you wouldn’t normally read – give it a go (though if you don’t get on with it, don’t forget to hit the ‘return’ button so that the copy can go back into circulation for other readers).
• If there’s a title you’ve enjoyed, let us know! Tweet us, join in with our book conversation on our Facebook Reading Challenge page or email us with your review and, with your permission, we can let our followers know what’s being enjoyed in the collection (we won’t name you but if you have a short review, we’d love to hear it).
We will continue to update you in the coming weeks with more information and recommendations from BorrowBox.

We know how important reading is, especially in uncertain times and we understand that not being able to go to the library and choose new books will be a great challenge for many people.

Whilst our libraries are closed, we will be working to support you online however best we can and we will be continuing to answer your questions and keep you up to date.

We have some fantastic digital resources which you can access through our website at any time including eNewspapers and eMagazines. We know many of you will be new to digital reading and we are here to help if you have any questions you can contact us: and we will do our very best to help you get started!

You will start to see increased digital communications from us – we will send out this newsletter weekly as well as posting regularly across our social media channels.

Photographic Competition – “Village Life”. £500 Prize

As part of Village Halls week, hall committees, users and local residents are invited to submit photographs which characterise the value of community in the village. Photographs must be submitted by the hall committee or trustees.

This is not about ‘pretty villages’ or professional photography, but rather capturing the essence of ‘community’.

Top prize is £1,000 to the village hall and £500 to the photographer. There are other prizes.

It’s open to all rural halls. No fee to enter. Halls can enter as many photos as they wish.

Closing date is 15/3/20 but many halls are using Village Halls Week to capture great photos.

Details and rules are available from

If you have a suitable photo, please contact Councillor Rebecca Pugh via the Clerk using Clerk@Shustoke-ParishCouncil.Org.UK  or the contact page on this website.

Photographs already submitted can be viewed via the following link:-

Shustoke Parish Council – Councillor Vacancies

The Parish Council currently has two vacancies and is looking for local residents willing to serve the Village.

A formal notice has been published which allows ten residents to call an election and such a request needs to be made to North Warwickshire Borough Council by 6th March 2020.

Notice of Vacancies in Office of Councillor – Shustoke Parish Council February 2020

Request to Call an Election (003)

If no election is called, the Council will seek to co-opt two Councillors.

If you are interested in serving on the Council, please contact a Councillor or Clerk for further information.



Website Accessibility

This website is operated by Shustoke Parish Council.

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this service. For example, that means you should be able to:

  1. Change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  2. Zom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  3. Move from the start of the service to the end using just a keyboard
  4. Move from the start of the service to the end using speech recognition software
  5. Listen to the service using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve also made the text in the service as simple as possible to understand.
www.AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

Archaeology in Coleshill:- 5pm – 7.30pm Tuesday 12 November, Coleshill Town Hall

HS2 would like to invite you to a drop-in event about archaeology in Coleshill
Come and talk to archaeologists about the work that has already been carried out in Coleshill, the exciting finds so far and what they tell us about the history of the local area. Meet the experts who will be on hand to share what’s been discovered, the future excavations planned and what it might reveal.

High Speed Two (HS2) is the new high speed railway for Britain.

Contact us
08081 434 434
08081 456 472

Write to:
High Speed Two (HS2) Limited
Two Snowhill
Snow Hill Queensway
Birmingham B4 6GA
To keep up to date with what is happening in your area, visit:

Date and time Place
Tuesday 12 November
5.00pm to 7.30pm
Coleshill Town Hall,
High Street, Coleshill,
B46 3BG

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and information in a different language.

Warwickshire County Council – Plan 2025 – Engagement Questionnaire

Council Plan 2025 – Engagement questionnaire

As a county council we want Warwickshire to be the best it can be, sustainable now and for future generations. As we set out our plans for the next five years we want to understand what is important to our key stakeholders and all those who live, work or study in Warwickshire.

Over the next few weeks we will be seeking to understand people’s concerns, priorities and ambitions for Warwickshire. In particular, ideas to inform our climate action plan following the council’s declaration of a climate emergency. Your views are very important to us as part of this process.

You can share your thoughts with us in a number of ways:
• online by completing our short questionnaire which closes on 20 October. (Paper copies / alternative formats can be requested by email: or telephone: 01926 738838)
by coming along to talk to us at one of our roadshows (a regularly updated list of dates is available here)
• by emailing to us directly:; or
• by writing to: Council Plan 2025 Engagement, Commissioning Support Unit, Resources Directorate, Warwickshire County Council, Shire Hall, Warwick CV34 4RL

If you have any queries or would like to discuss this further please don’t hesitate to get in touch by email ( or by telephone (01926 738838).