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Friday 11 Mar 2016

Binley Woods Village Directory

We have updated the Village Directory based upon changes identified in the last few months.

Here is Version 1.1: Binley Woods Village Directory v1.1

To print your own copy, use the ‘booklet’ option, printing on ‘both sides’ of the paper with binding on the ‘left’.

This version will be only made available on-line.

Tuesday 18 Mar 2014

Get the Rugby App on your phone

Scan to get the Rugby App on your phone

Scan to get the Rugby App on your phone

Rugby Council have this online app for your phone (you have to be online to use it)

Use it to report a problem, such as dog mess.  You can upload a photo.  You can also get news and information about Rugby services.

This is the help page that tells you how to save it on your phone.

I’ve put it in the links on the right of our web page.  Or you can scan the code here:

Friday 12 Apr 2013

Parish Plan: Combined Adult & Young Peoples Survey Results

There were a number of questions that were common to all three young people’s surveys. You can read an analysis of the results of these questions here…

Combined Young Peoples Results

There were also some common questions in the adult and young people’s surveys and the results of these are presented here…

Combined Adult & Young Peoples Results

Friday 12 Apr 2013

Parish Plan: Young Peoples Survey Findings

Here are the results of the three young people’s surveys…

KS1 (Up to School Year 2) Survey Results

KS2 (School Years 3-6) Survey Results

Youth (Ages 11-16) Survey Results

Friday 12 Apr 2013

Parish Plan: Detailed Survey Findings

The Interim Report summarises the results of the village-wide surveys that were undertaken last year.

For those that would like further information, we have produced a number of documents that present the survey results in more detail…

Section A (About You) Results

Section B1 (A46-A428 Island) Results

Section B2 (Traffic , Parking & Speeding) Results

Section C1 (Mobile Phone Signal) Results

Section C2 (Broadband, TV & Cable) Results

Section C3 (Medical Services) Results

Section C4 (Bus Service) Results

Section C5 (Library Service) Results

Section C6 (Shops & Other Amenities) Results

Section D1 (Sports Activities & Play Equipment) Results

Section D2 (Former Library Building) Results

Section D3 (Vilage Hall) Results

Section D4 (Youth Club) Results

Section D5 (Garden of Remembrance) Results

Section D6 (Allotments) Results

Section E1 (Woods & Green Spaces) Results

Section E2 (Highway Verges) Results

Section E3 (Trees) Results

Section E4 (Street Lighting) Results

Section E5 (Pavements) Results

Section E6 (Dogs) Results

Section E7 (Litter) Results

Section E8 (Benches) Results

Section E9 (Refuse Collection & Recycling) Results

Section E10 (Water Pressure) Results

Section F1 (Personal Safety) Results

Section F2 (Childcare & Pre-school) Results

Section F3 (Village School) Results

Section F4 (Adult Education) Results

Section F5 (Finding Out About What’s Happening) Results

Section F6 (Our Postcode) Results

Section G (Future Development) Results

Section H (And Finally…) Results

Friday 12 Apr 2013

Parish Plan Interim Report

The Parish Plan Interim Report summarises the results of the village-wide surveys that were undertaken last year and puts forward a number of proposed actions to address the issues raised in the surveys.

Our gallant band of volunteers will shortly be delivering a copy if the Interim Report to every home in Binley Woods, but if you cannot wait for your copy to drop through the letterbox you can read it here…
Binley Woods Parish Plan Interim Report

Saturday 03 Nov 2012

Welcome to the Binley Woods Parish Website

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This website is all about sharing views, experience and opinions.  Please note that any opinions expressed by individuals do not necessarily reflect the position of Binley Woods Parish Council.

Sunday 17 Jun 2012

Housing Needs Survey Analysis Report

Here is the final report from Midlands Rural Housing: Binley Woods Housing Needs Survey Analysis Report

427 survey forms were returned out of 1,122 distributed.  In the experience of MRH this is a very good level of response for a survey of this kind – so thank you, Binley Woods residents.

Here are some of your comments, recorded in the report:

Supportive of housing development to meet local needs

There were 169 general comments highlighting a lack of affordable / low cost / rented / shared ownership / council housing; for the young / elderly / families / disabled / first-time buyers and those on low and average incomes.

“The previous local poll on housing needs in this area was ignored and expensive houses built on previous school land”

“A small rental retirement scheme in Binley Woods would be ideal.  It would enable elderly residents to remain in the village and thus free up more properties.  The village is ideally situated close to all amenities to make this viable.”

“Not an estate but a small development of quality apartments or two bed homes on the library site”

“The community has on-going needs especially affordable housing”


Not supportive of housing development to meet local needs

“This village needs to stay so – creating more houses does not give the feeling of a village anymore”

“No further building of new homes should be considered in the village as there is insufficient infrastructure to deal/support with this i.e. drainage etc.”

“More development, especially low cost, will move us from a pleasant village to an estate – there are plenty of low cost properties in the local surrounding area”

“Keep the area as it is to maintain a community feeling”

“The ‘need’ for affordable housing should not be an issue – myself and others who grew up in Binley Woods moved away to buy our first property and those who wished to return did so when they could afford to”

“There is no real need for extra housing.  Traffic problems are bad enough now around the village.”


Other comments regarding housing, development and life in Binley Woods

“Excellent place to bring up a young family although it would benefit from more facilities”

“If new housing is to be built make sure of ample parking ground and space to each property and wide enough roads for access and parking”

“We hope this survey is not a repeat of the ‘junior school’ scheme that was used to build expensive executive homes and not starter homes as promised”

“No affordable homes should be built on green belt land even if it could be identified as an exception site”

“This form and associated notes refers to Binley Woods as rural.  I consider Binley Woods to be a suburb of Coventry and doesn’t have separate housing needs.  There are few jobs in Binley Woods and very few that would require living locally.”

“Homes built should have off street parking; garages should have cars”

“Why can’t Binley Woods have a Warwickshire post code?  We pay our council tax to Rugby and having a Warwickshire post code would reduce the amount of insurance that we have to pay.”

“Do not agree with backyard development – i.e. if one property is pulled down only one property should be rebuilt”

 “Only develop on land that has already been developed and is not currently utilised”

“Binley Woods needs jobs before houses”

“Very concerned about garden developments in the village”

“Binley Woods, or any village, does not need flats/maisonettes – Any housing should be traditional housing with back gardens for both young and old”

To get the full picture, read the full report

Monday 05 Mar 2012

Parish Plan Steering Group Meeting 23/02/2012

These are the key points from the meeting.  For the full minutes please read the formal Minutes document.

The newsletter and Housing Needs questionnaire are now being delivered to households and a number of posters provided by Midlands Rural Housing, have been placed on show at strategic places around the village publicising the questionnaire.

Parish Plan Sub Group
The group has had talks with village groups and has drawn up a list of the 130 issues already received.  Parking is the worst issue recorded and a map will be on show at the Open Day to record the locations of parking issues.

The Open Day  ***Everybody welcome***

The Parish Plan Open Day
is at Binley Woods Village Hall
on Saturday 24th March 2012

Drop in any time between 10.00am and 5.00pm

Find out what’s happening on the Parish Plan, Housing Needs Survey and Village Design Statement

Have your say on village issues and get help with your housing questionnaire

Meet your MP (11.00am – 12.00 noon)

Bring along your old photos and share your memories of the village

See more information in the full Minutes document.

Saturday 11 Feb 2012

What Issues is Binley Woods facing?

We need to identify the issues, and we need to know your point of view
So that we can develop a good Parish Plan questionnaire, please help us to identify those issues that residents of Binley Woods feel strongly about.

Examples of possible issues

  • Is speeding traffic or dog fouling a major problem?
  • Is parking a problem, or our narrow roads causing parked cars to block the pavement?
  • Are there problems with our refuse collection or public transport or pavements?
  • Do we have enough facilities for our youngsters or mothers & toddlers or elderly residents?  If not, what is missing?
  • Are we well served by the Police or NHS or Social Services?  If not, how could this be improved?
  • Is the infrequent evening bus service an issue?
  • What about the congestion in the Elm Close area?

Good things
Please affirm things that you value in the village that you would want protected and would not like to lose, such as:

  • Shops, including the pharmacy and dentist, and the Roseycombe
  • Village Hall and Village Hall Committee
  • Brandon Woods community woodland and the Friends of Brandon Woods
  • The street lighting provision and the 30mph limit on Rugby Road
  • Allotments, playing field, pavilion and village green with children’s playground
  • The 15 minute bus service into Coventry and evening buses to the hospital
  • The Primary School
  • Parish Council

You may agree or disagree with any of those examples, and you may have other ideas.  Please tell us what you think – we need to know your point of view!

Please take a few minutes to think about what issues you or your group believes need to be addressed and jot your views down in a comment below…  You can do that by clicking the “Comment”  link below. You can do it anonymously, or you can leave your name, and even add your e-mail address, as you wish.

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