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Chadwick End Parish Council proposal is considered

AN all-new parish council, to represent residents in the Chadwick End area, is being mooted as part of a boundary review.

AN all-new parish council, to represent residents in the Chadwick End area, is being mooted as part of a boundary review.

Solihull Council said its governance committee was considering removing the village, alongside neighbouring communities like Fen End, from the existing Balsall Parish Council.

The committee acknowledged that Chadwick End had a distinct community but questions have been raised about how much support the proposals would attract outside the village - and whether a new council would be financially viable in such a sparsely populated part of the borough.

Questionnaires about the options are to be sent to households in the rural area

Meanwhile, the possibility of redrawing the boundary between Balsall and neighbouring Berkswell, considered as part of the same review, appears to have been dismissed.

The proposal was controversial, with Berkswell worried that parts of its parish could be swallowed up by its neighbour.

Solihull Council’s Deborah Merry admitted there was little evidence of support for even the most minor changes.

Graham Lock, Berkswell parish councillor, said: “We’re glad that it’s over, but we’re frustrated about the energy and money spent, when it was clear this was not something people wanted.”

 

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