Arley Home Page
Welcome to the Arley Village and Community Centre Website.
Arley comprises the two villages of Old Arley and New Arley in North Warwickshire within easy reach of both Nuneaton and Coventry. The Local Authority is North Warwickshire Borough Council (NWBC) in Atherstone with Warwickshire County Council at county level.
Prior to 1900 the area was quiet and rural with Arley colliery opening in 1901. As a result the population increased and the mine continued production until 1968. A new Industrial estate and housing helped Arley to avoid becoming a ‘ghost town’: a fate suffered by many other ex mining villages elsewhere.
Arley is still considered a rural community being some distance from any towns. It has the ‘feel’ of a rural community being surrounded by farms and possessing a quiet atmosphere.
The villages now have a broad mixture of inhabitants either born here or who have moved here because of work. A majority of residents live in New Arley and changing employment patterns since the mine closed has meant that a majority of people now commute outside of the villages to work.
In 2009 a new Community Centre was built in New Arley which is used for Wedding Receptions, Sure Start, Martial Arts, Dance, Keep Fit, Birthday Parties and a Community Cafe.
Superfast Broadband Update: February 2016
In the previous update, I said that I hoped that Cabinet 10 in Arley would be connected to the fibre network under Contract 2 Part 1 of the superfast broadband project, commencing in 2016. I’m now very pleased to inform you that Cabinet 10 will indeed be part of Contract 2 Part 1. I also have unofficial information that Cabinet 10 has already been surveyed and that work on the cabinet will commence around April 2016. I expect the cabinet to go live by October 2016. Keep an eye out for engineering activity beginning at the cabinet soon. I will provide further information on progress in the next superfast broadband update.
Thank you again to residents for their enthusiastic response to the superfast broadband rollout in Arley and the fantastic take-up. If you have don’t yet have superfast broadband, you are encouraged to sign up with your chosen internet service provider as soon as possible. Many are currently offering special deals with big discounts. As a reminder, superfast broadband is available to residents and businesses connected to Cabinets 2, 3, 4 and 8. To see which cabinet you are connected to go to: https://www.btwholesale.com/includes/adsl/main.html. Use the telephone number checker if you have a BT line and the address checker if you have a phone line which is provisioned by another supplier. The postcode checker won't work. You will also be given an estimate of the speed you can expect in the checker results. Please note that speeds are dependent on the distance you are from the cabinet, but any speed above 24Mb is regarded as superfast. In general, speeds are good with reliable connections.
Please remember that the upgrade to superfast broadband is not automatic and you should order it from a number of internet service providers, including BT, Sky Broadband, TalkTalk, Plusnet, EE, Vodafone, John Lewis Broadband, Utility Warehouse and Fuel Broadband, as well as several other service providers. Ask your ISP for more information. Most will allow you to upgrade your existing broadband package. You will be given a more accurate speed estimate when you sign up with your chosen ISP.
Please continue to check the Arley Broadband Facebook page for the latest rollout news and to report any rollout activity you see: www.facebook.com/arleybroadband
My thanks. Mark Skinner (Arley Broadband Champion)
A new page has been added to promote 'One Off' and other new events taking place in the Community Centre. Follow this link to Special Events page under Arley Community Center and find out more.
done something new since you retired? Started a new hobby or interest, joined a
club or planned an event or trip? The Laterlife Challenge is looking for
entries from the over 60s to demonstrate how people are making the most of
their retirement years. There are some great prizes and also the knowledge that
your story may help inspire others who are finding their senior years lonely or
difficult. Chief judge is Blue Peter's Valerie Singleton. Find out
more by visiting: www.laterlife.com/challenge