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Just a little reminder about the ‘Best Front Garden Competition’ there’s still time if you’d like to enter. We’d love to see your beautiful gardens. They will be judged by Borough Councillor Ken Hawkins on August 9th 😊 See MoreSee Less

Just a little reminder about the Best Front Garden Competition theres still time if youd like to enter. Wed love to see your beautiful gardens. They will be judged by Borough Councillor Ken Hawkins on August 9th 😊

Dickens Heath Parish Council Acquire the 56 Space Tesco Car Park

Following the completion of their redevelopments in Dickens Heath, including Garden Square East, the developer Elegant Dickens Heath Village Ltd is winding up their ownership of certain property holdings in the village.

The Parish Council has acquired the freehold ownership of the 56 space surface car park off Gorcott Lane (the Tesco Car Park) from the present owners effective on 9th July 2021.

This safeguards the future of this large car park into public ownership by the Parish Council on behalf of the village community and will allow it to continue its important role in the village centre where parking facilities are of critical importance

The arrangement includes a schedule of remedial works to the car park area and a tidying up of the garden area to be carried out by the developer.

The car park will be renamed “Parish Council Car Park” and use will continue as at present subject to providing new signage and as a public body providing a new notice covering the Conditions of Use and the usual parking at owners’ risk notices.

The Parish Council will have no liability for any damage, theft or any claims made by any users of the car park but will be undertaking a review of the car park management arrangements to see if any improvements can be made.

The Parish Council freehold is legally conditioned to ensuring free access is maintained to the central Bin Waste Area together with the sub-station, fresh water pumping station and other Communal Service Facilities in the centre for both adjacent residents and servicing requirements at all times. Parking will therefore only be allowed in the designated bays and any obstruction to the central area will not be permitted.

The central service area is privately maintained and controlled by the overall Estate Manager, The Dickens Heath Management Company, office at 1 Main Street Dickens Heath. The Parish Council cannot deal with any issues arising from the use of those facilities or services and any maintenance aspects except where they may incur onto the car park area.

We can confirm the transfer of the car park comes at no cost to the Parish Council from Elegant Dickens Heath Village Ltd other than our own legal costs, new signage and the like and we are satisfied the parking area has very low ongoing maintenance costs that can be met from within Parish Council’s existing financial resources.
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Elegant Homes gave the car park away as there was no profit to be had there for them . They only had the car park as it came as a job lot with the Chalice's beer garden which is now apartments and the old entrance to the car park which is now also apartments . Under DHPC ownership will parking remain free , and what will happen to cars that are not parked in a bay as you mention ?

Great news well done DHPC! This will ensure much needed public parking for the High St.

⚠ Temporary road closure ⚠

From 7:30am on Thursday 15 July – 6:30pm on Saturday 28 August, Birchy Leasowes Lane (full length from Dickens Heath Road to Tile House Lane) will be closed for gas mains replacement.

A diversion route will be signed via Dickens Heath Road and Tilehouse Lane.
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Parish Council Meeting on July 6th 2021

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Tuesday July 6th at 7.15pm, in person, in the library.
Legally we are no longer allowed to hold Parish Council meetings on Zoom, and so meetings will now be held in person in the Library. Due to current Covid restrictions, only 6 members of the public will be able to attend. If you would like to attend – please register prior to the meeting by contacting us on: 07772 469271 or emailing dickensheathpc@hotmail.com
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