The Berkswell Society


The Berkswell Society was originally formed in 1973
The Berkswell Society was originally formed in 1973 as the residents’ association for Berkswell Parish.  In the 1980’s it lead a fight to stop a coal mine being developed in the parish, a fight that was won.

In 2015/16 it lobbied for improvements to the planned HS2 by presenting its case to a House of Commons Select Committee and a key Solihull Council committee....



Berkswell Society install and maintain flower planters in urban settings
Amongst many other activities The Berkswell Society install and maintain flower planters in urban settings and fruit trees, spring bulbs in the surrounding verges and green spaces.
We also work closely with the Parish Council to ensure on-going conservation and enhancement of our community assets for the benefit of all who enjoy Berkswell Parish.



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Even more houses for Balsall Common!

In the latest draft of the Solihull Housing Plan it is now proposed that the new homes for Balsall Common will increase from 1215 to 1765.

Three brownfield sites have been added and more land released from the greenbelt. The large majority of these new homes will be in Berkswell Parish.

On the upside, the plan proposes that Solihull Council will lead a project to enhance the village centre, lots of green space,  more parking at the station, a new primary school and a bypass that will serve as the main access to most of the new housing. 

Berkswell Parish Council will be holding a drop in session to show the plans and get residents’ feedback on the afternoon of

Saturday 2nd March

at the

Jubilee Centre in Balsall Common

(expected to be 1 to 5 pm).

This is not just about whether greenbelt is built upon but also what our community will look like if new housing comes. Developers might well not agree with the proposed concept plans for the new housing estates because they might think they can make more money for their small bit of land without such comprehensive concept plans.

Residents views are important. Put this date in your diary

The Parish of Berkswell

The Parish of Berkswell includes Berkswell village, Berkswell railway station, most of the eastern part of Balsall Common including Meeting House Ln, Station Road west of Kenilworth Rd, the recent housing developments off Hallmeadow Rd and a number of number of surrounding hamlets. (see map below).

Berkswell's toponym is derived from the Berks Well, a 16 ft (5 m) square, stone-walled water well just outside the churchyard.

The Village of Berkswell

Berkswell village is the archetypal English village. It has umpteen listed buildings, a beautiful church dating from Norman times, a typical pretty village green and a rare animal pound.
It also has a large open well filled by an underground spring from which the village and parish get their name.
You can get a good beer/lunch/dinner in the pub and a cup of tea or coffee at the village shop (closed Sundays).
The post code to find the village is CV7 7BJ

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Berkswell village is the archetypal English village

Key Dates & Activities

Updated February 2019

27th February 2019

- Berkswell Society Committee meeting 7.30 pm at the Bear Berkswell village

Drop in event on Solihull Housing Plans - 2nd March

at the Jubilee Centre 1 to 5 pm.

23rd March Rural Berkswell litter pick at 10 am

Free drink and butties at the Bear at noon on Meet in spinney car park. Bring gloves etc.

Society AGM 23rd May

around 7 pm. Details to be announced


Updated November 2018

Berkswell Parish Council elections May 2019

If you are interested in becoming a parish councillor contact the parish council clerk on <>


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