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.

Thursday 30 Sep 2021



For info. The website is in its infancy, but we believe it is a lot better than previous.

Take a look and book mark it for future reference.

Binley Woods Parish Council have now launched their new website. We can now publish notices, events and much more as this is administered by our Councillors.

We would like to thank Pete Claisse for his work and assistance over many years for the old site.The new website can be found at

Monday 01 Feb 2021


I have just had a telephone call from our local PCSO relating to recent vehicle crime within the general area.

There have been incidents where vehicles have been entered into or even stolen where the owner is adamant that the vehicle was locked.

The most recent was a Ford Focus ST that was stolen from Wolston at approx  19:00/20:00 on Saturday 30th January. This vehicle was fitted with a keyless ignition/entry system, which is now prevelant on many vehicles, and perhaps explains where others have been entered into with no visible signs of forced entry.

In these cases, vehicle entry would have been gained by the thief walking up close to ones house and electronically copying the vehicle access data from the key fob that may have been left close to the house entrance. We are advised that to minimise this eventuality, the keys should preferrably be left in a signal blocker pouch (available from Halfords, Amazon, E Bay and others) away from your doors. In the absence of a signal blocker, a covered tin will give at least some protection, although not as good.

Since the thieves have to get relatively close to your house to obtain the signal, the police have asked you all ensure your house alarm and video systems are operational and any suspicious activity or visitors are immediately reported (101 historical or 999 urgent). They also suggested, for hi performance vehicles in particular, that a steering lock is fitted to your vehicle. Also, for those houses with high hedges, bear in mind that whilst they may provide an element of privacy to your home, they do likewise for the thief.

Wednesday 30 Sep 2020


Warwickshire Mobile Library Service

The regular mobile library service is not currently in operation. We are in the process of making sure that our mobile libraries are Covid-safe and ensuring that they are road worthy after a lengthy period off the road.

In the meantime, we are offering a temporary service called Select and Collect. This is a very simple idea where we choose the books for you and one of our drivers brings the books out to the regular mobile library stop in a smaller van for you to collect. Visits are every 4 weeks on the same day and time.

Books are limited to 4 each and unfortunately you would not be able to order specific titles at this time. It is also important to mention that we are only able to serve those who have registered prior to van arriving.

If you are interested in this service and you haven’t heard from the Mobile Library Team already, please contact us or 01926 851031

Monday 21 Sep 2020


Yesterday, Sunday 20th at approx 11:30-11:45 am, an elderly gentleman was walking his dog along Rugby Rd (left hand side towards Rugby, near the pedestrian crossing) when he was approached by a slim built young woman in a hi viz vest, estimated at 20 years of age and 5ft4/5ft 5in tall with a pony tail.The woman spoke with a foreign accent, but good English, and asked the gentleman to sign a document on a clipboard that was apparently supporting the RSPCA. She was extremely over friendly, kissing his neck and telling him how nice he was and then left quickly, heading towards Coventry. Upon returning home, he noticed that his gold necklace was missing and immediately phoned the police, who have since visited and are now investigating. This email is sent as a warning to others, but also if you have any further information or CCTV evidence that could help, please phone the police via 101

Thursday 20 Feb 2020


Temporary Road Closure of Monks Road_Binley Woods

Please be advised of the proposed diversion for the above road closure from 16/03/2020  to 19/03/2020 To facilitate works for the renewal of a water pipe.

The emergency services will be informed and the contractor will notify residents and businesses directly affected by the closure.

Saturday 15 Feb 2020


As part of the statutory process,  Highways England  have advised that a public inquiry into the A46 upgrade will commence at the Brandon Hall Hotel on Wednesday 11th March at 10:00 and is expected to last for two days.

Sunday 08 Dec 2019



This was reported to me by a neighbour. If you witnessed anything suspicious, please advise police on 101

Buglary – House – Heather Road

Approximately 4.15am Sunday 08 December,2019

detached house entered by climbing a wall before smashing rear patio door window.

Only kitchen access gained. A locked connecting door (which the intruders attempted to break down)

prevented access to rest of house; the intruders being disturbed by the occupants.


Three adult males seen hurrying away towards Birchwood Road.

Small items of personal property known to be stolen at this stage.

It is believed that the intruders were looking for the house owner’s car keys.


Appears similar to three men being disturbed in a rear garden at a house in Woodlands Road a few months ago.

Saturday 07 Dec 2019




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

Description of road to be closed Oakdale Road & Monks Road, Binley Woods, closed to vehicular traffic between the junctions with Elm Close and Kareen Grove.
Reason for Order Carriageway structural patching and associated works.
Order Effective from: 22 January 2020
Anticipated Completion: In two days on 23 January 2020 between 08.00hrs and 16.00hrs.
Access & Diversion:

An alternative route will be signed and is available via: Oakdale Road, Heather Road, Birchwood Road, Monks Road and vice versa.

Access/egress from to and from Norman Ashman Coppice may be affected. 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 or call us 01926 412515.

S Duxbury, Assistant Director of Governance & Policy,
Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4RL.                                                                                  2 January 2020

Tuesday 26 Nov 2019


I have had a report today concerning the suspicious behaviour of a woman walking the village and looking fairly closely at the houses she passed. A resident did confront her and she said in a foreign (perhaps Eastern European) that she was new to the area and looking for an entrance to the park, despite saying that she had moved into a house near the park. Obviously this sounds suspicious.

I did note that there was a posting on the Binley Woods Social Group facebook page yesterday, that included an excellent photo of the woman that matched the description given to me today and said that she had actually been dropped off (probably on the Rugby Rd) from a white van.

The incident has today been reported to the police via 101.

Should you see anyone/anything of this nature, dial 101 straight away, or if there are any historical sightings of something similar, email or call the Warwickshire Police Rugby Rural South and Central team on 01788853851

Friday 18 Oct 2019


The following is an extract from a letter received by the Parish Council from Highways England regarding a sound demonstration of the potential noise issues created by the forthcoming flyover.


As you are aware, Highways England is developing a scheme to upgrade the A46/A428 Binley junction. One of the key concerns for residents and stakeholders within Binley Woods has been the potential noise impact of the scheme.

As a result of these concerns, we have revised our proposals to include a solid barrier on the flyover and approach ramps which will benefit properties within Binley Woods.

To demonstrate the likely difference in road traffic sound levels we have developed a sound demonstration which will allow members of the public to hear predicted sound levels, both with and without our proposals, from various points within Binley Woods.

The sound demonstration will be hosted in our ‘Engagement Van’, the location and timings of the event are as follows:


Highways England Engagement Van Roseycombe Pub Car Park Rugby Road, Binley Woods, CV3 2AY

Thursday 24 October 13:00 – 20:00

Friday 25 October 10:00 – 20:00


A postcard is being sent to all residential addresses within Binley Woods to promote the sound demonstration and timings however we would welcome your support in informing interested Binley Woods residents and stakeholders.

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