Finham Parish Landmarks
  • Finham Primary School

  • St Martins Church

  • Finham Library

  • Green Lane

Welcome to Finham Parish Council

Parish Council Meeting 21st May 2020

The next Finham Parish Council meeting will take place via Zoom on Thursday 21st May 2020 at 6:45pm.  The agenda can be found on the Agenda and Papers page of our website.

You are welcome to "attend" the meeting and can do so by emailing me at and I will send you the link with the login and password details.

Jane Chatterton, Clerk & RFO


There are two vacancies on Finham Parish Council and the positions will be filled by co-option.

Should more applications be received for the vacancies, councillors will decide the appointment by a vote, or series
of votes, in order to obtain a majority decision.  To be considered for co-option, applicants must meet at least one of the following criteria:

1.           Be registered as a Local Government Elector for the Parish on the current Electoral Register.
2.           Has during the whole of the previous 12 months occupied as tenant or owner any land or other premises in the Parish.
3.           Has had his/her principal or only place of work in the previous 12 months in the Parish of Finham.
4.           Has resided either in the Parish or within 3 miles thereof
during the previous 12 months.

Anyone wishing to be considered for co-option should contact the Clerk for an application form,
closing date for return of application form Friday 5th June 2020.

Parish Councillor, Councillor Bob Fryer
It is with great sadness that I have to advise that Robert Fryer (Bob) passed away on 30th March.

He was a true gentleman and had a wealth of knowledge of the local area. He worked tirelessly for the community,
being President of the Residents Association for over 25 years and oversaw the formation of the Parish Council, being a Councillor since its inception. It is very doubtful if the standard of life in Finham would have been as good without his considerable efforts.

To me, Bob was Mr.Finham. When he and I went to meetings, wherever they were, in Coventry across Warwickshire, everyone knew him. Occasionally, meetings were delayed starts due to his arrival. That is how well known he was and how well he was respected by everyone who came into contact with him.

Not only will he be sorely missed by all those who knew him but most of all by Angela and his family who adored him.

Cllr Paul Davies
Finham Parish Council


Local Council Award Scheme

Finham Parish Council have obtained the NALC Local Council Award, Foundation Level.  The Local Council Award Scheme exists to celebrate the successes of the very best local councils, and to provide a framework to support all local councils to improve and develop to meet their full potential. All local councils want to serve their local communities and make a real difference to the lives of the people that live there. The scheme offers councils the opportunity to show that they meet the standards set by the sector, assessed by their peers, and to put in place the conditions for continued improvement.

Neighbourhood Plan for Finham

By now everyone living or working in Finham should have received a questionnaire asking about what you would like to see in Finham, what you would like changed in Finham and asking your opinions and suggestions generally to help the Finham Parish Council (FPC) improve the standard of life in the area.

Your responses, whether they be in writing or online, anonymous or otherwise, will be recorded and used to produce what is known as a Neighbourhood Plan. Once produced, the Finham Neighbourhood Plan can help influence Coventry City Council’s Local Plan which will then have to take account of our Neighbourhood Plan.

Such a plan will carry more weight as everyone in Finham, no matter what their age or status, will be deemed to have been consulted and it will serve as a guide to the FPC in prioritising, where necessary, the wants and don’t wants of everyone in Finham.

So take a few minutes to read it, respond to it and help us to shape the future, including the development on Kings Hill which can be an opportunity and will certainly have a huge impact upon us all. The survey remains open from 11th March until 19th April 2019.

Should you need further information about this survey you can contact me on

Paul Davies Chairman
Finham Parish Council

All members of the Finham Community are welcome to come along, the agenda is on the web site 5 days before the meeting

Meeting Dates 2020
16th January 2020
20th February 2020
19th March 2020

Due to Covid-19 and Lockdown, Parish Council Meetings are suspended.  We will update and reschedule meetings when able to. If you have any queries then please contact the Clerk on

We are in the process of investigating virtual meetings and will keep you updated on developments.

21st May 2020 (including APCM)
18th June 2020
16th July 2020
17th September 2020
15th October 2020
19th November 2020
**(Annual Parish Meeting, Annual Parish Council Meeting, Parish Meeting) (Time TBA)

The Parish Council is now officially in place and you have elected 10 councillors to represent you they are listed on the Councillor tab.

Did you know that up until 1965 Finham was part of Stoneleigh Parish and was represented by five Parish Councillors until transfer into Coventry on 1st  April 1965

Finham is aiming to be a good Parish Council: i.e. a Council that

•  plays a vital part in representing the interests of the communities it serves

•  improves the quality of life of local people and the local environment

•  influences other decision makers, for example, in planning matters

•  delivers services to meet local needs

•  works with other groups in the community to develop the community and provide better services to the electors

Role of Parish Councils

Parishes are the smallest areas of civil administration in England and Town and Parish Councils provide the statutory tier of local government closest to the people. (Civil parishes should not be confused with Church of England ecclesiastical parishes and their Parochial Church Councils.)

Town and Parish Councils are an essential part of the structure of local democracy and have a vital role in acting on behalf of the communities they represent.


  • give views, on behalf of the community, on planning applications and other proposals that affect the parish
  • undertake projects and schemes that benefit local residents
  • work in partnership with other bodies to achieve benefits for the parish
  • alert relevant authorities to problems that arise or work that needs to be undertaken
  • help the other tiers of local government keep in touch with their local communities.

The Parish Council has many Powers and Duties all regulated by various Acts of Parliament

Click to see the full list of Duties and Powers