Month: July 2016

General, News

WCC Councillors’ Grant Fund

 The Warwickshire County Councillors’ Grant Fund for the Fosse Division is now open for applications – the closing date is Friday the 28 October.  
The grant of £5,000 is aimed at community & voluntary organisations and provides funding for small scale projects that address local community priorities.
Decisions to support particular projects will be made by Cllr Phillip Morris-Jones, County Councillor for this area, and will be based on a scored application process and the local priorities identified for the area.
Guidance on the application process can be found here Fosse guidance
 A copy of the application form is  available to download from the webpage:
Unfortunately however some links to documents on the WCC website are currently broken. It is anticipated that this will be resolved in the next few days.
Please note that WCC are unable to offer advice on completing the application form.  Support is available however from Warwickshire Community & Voluntary Action on: 01788 574258 or

General, News

Radio Station Rugby – new website launched

A new website dedicated to providing more detailed information about the major development at Radio Station Rugby has been launched by its principle develop Urban&Civic in partnership with Aviva Investors.

It is anticipated that the website Come home to Houlton  will help the local community and potential purchasers to know more about the development of the site which will eventually provide around 6,200 new homes.



General, News

Free Home Composting Workshops – Autumn 2016

Warwickshire County Council is helping residents to start composting at home with the offer of a 330 litre compost bin for just £5 for anyone attending a one hour workshop where you will be shown how to get started with your new bin.

To book a place on one of our Autumn workshops please click here and select from one of the dates listed below:

  • Warwick Methodist Church, Barrack Street, Warwick, CV34 4TH – Monday 12th September 2016 – 6pm
  • Stratford-upon-Avon Methodist Church, Old Town, CV37 6BG – Wednesday 14th september 2016 – 6pm
  • Lower House Farm Recycling Centre, Nr Atherstone , CV9 1QA – Saturday 17th September 2016 – 10.30am
  •  Nuneaton – 2nd Chance Furniture Reuse, Weddington Terrace, Nuneaton, CV10 0AG – Monday 19th September 2016 – 6pm
  • Rugby Library, Little Elborow Street, Rugby, CV21 3BZ – Saturday 8th October – 10am

Offer open to Warwickshire residents only. Workshops will last for no longer than 1 hour. One £5 compost bin per household, an additional bin may be purchased for £10 each (maximum of 2 bins). 

Compost bins must be collected from one of the following recycling centres or the 2nd Chance re-use shop in Nuneaton, where payment will also be taken:

  • Burton Farm, Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Cherry Orchard, Kenilworth
  • Hunters Lane, Rugby
  • Lower House Farm, Dordon, Nr Atherstone
  • Princes Drive, Leamington Spa
  • Stockton (open Mondays, Saturdays and Sundays)
  • Shipston-on-Stour
  • Wellesbourne
  • 2nd Chance Furniture Re-use Shop, Weddington Terrace, Nuneaton, CV10 0AG



Community Safety, News

Warning on holiday fraud

Action Fraud alertWith summer holidays fast approaching, individuals are often more exposed to travel booking frauds when looking for last minute package deals / cheap flights. Whether paying upfront for a family holiday or simply booking a flight, payments are transferred only to discover that the holiday / airline ticket does not exist and was sold to you by a bogus travel company. Fraudsters will often lure in potential customers with low prices and ‘one time only’ offers that are simply too good to pass up, requesting payment by the preferred method of direct bank transfer.
Protect Yourself

  • Avoid responding to unsolicited calls, texts or emails offering holidays at incredibly low prices.
  • Whenever possible, pay for your holiday by credit card as it offers increased protection.
  • Always remember to look for the ‘https’ and locked padlock icon in the address bar before entering your payment details.
  • Never feel pressured to make a booking for fear that you will miss out on this ‘low price’ opportunity. If you have never used the company before, take your time to do some online research to ensure they are reputable.
  • Should you make a flight or hotel booking through a travel company, feel free to separately check with the hotel / airline that your booking does indeed exist.

If you have been affected by this, or any other scam, report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040, or visiting

Community Safety, General, News, Uncategorized

Joint Community Forum – Managing Flooding Together

Warwickshire County Council have issued an invite to  a free event taking place this Thursday 14 July 2016 (today) which they have arranged  with representatives from Severn Trent, the Environment Agency, Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire Resilience Team and National Flood Forum who will be attending.

It is a special community forum for households who have been at risk from the recent flooding.

There will be a drop in session from 6pm to 6:45pm and presentations from 7pm to 8pm. It is taking place at Rainsbrook Conference Centre (Rugby Town Junior Football Club) – Kilsby Lane, Rugby, CV21 4PN.

The event is primarily focused on rural areas but people from the town are also welcome.

The forum is an ideal opportunity to like to  pass on your views and find out if anything further can be done to prevent the flooding happening again. If you are unfortunately  unable to make it to the meeting so please let the organisers know, and whether attendance would have been useful to you – also whether you have any comments to make.

Further details can be found here:


Community Safety, News

Warwickshire PCC wants to hear your views on policing

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe has launched a summer-long public consultation to find out people’s views on policing and community safety. Consultation

The consultation will help the Commissioner shape the next Police and Crime Plan for Warwickshire, which sets out the strategic direction for policing in the county as well as how the Warwickshire Police will work with other partner organisations to reduce crime and improve community safety.

The PCC is seeking the views of residents, businesses, community groups, partner organisations and victims of crime in order to get as wide a range of views as possible.

“Listening and engaging with the public is a fundamental part of my role and allows me to speak up on your behalf to ensure that the police service is acting on your needs and concerns,” said Mr Seccombe.

“It is only right that local people should have a part to play in shaping the Police and Crime Plan and I am keen to hear from everyone who makes up Warwickshire – whether they live here, work here, run a business here or who have been a victim of crime here. The survey is quick and easy to complete and I hope to hear from as many people as possible.”

The survey asks people to consider how different aspects of keeping communities safe should be prioritised, including detecting and preventing harm, protecting the vulnerable and reducing crime. It also asks people to say how safe they currently feel in Warwickshire and to rate how well Warwickshire Police is performing.

Mr Seccombe added: “Keeping people safe from harm often involves many activities which are not obvious to the public, as well as involving other agencies alongside the police. The nature of crime itself is also changing, with increases in cyber crime, an enhanced terrorist threat and the need to protect against child sexual exploitation being among the areas which increased focus will need to be placed and this is reflected in the survey questions.

“It is important that the survey gathers opinions across the whole breadth of policing and community safety and I would urge people to spare a few minutes to have their say.” People can respond to the survey online at or call 01926 412322 to request a hard copy printed version.

Alternatively, write to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, 3 Northgate Street, Warwick CV34 4SP to request a hard copy version of the consultation survey.

General, News

Work starts shortly to improve facilities at the Townsend Memorial Hall

The TMH Committee (Trustees) have been awarded a substantial grant from WREN to enable the refurbishment of the downstairs kitchen and back hall. The grant will cover everything from new flooring and plastering, to kitchen units and a range of equipment to bring it up to modern day catering standards; thus making the TMH a much more attractive venue to hire out for a variety of activities.

The Townsend Memorial Hall

The Townsend Memorial Hall

The work on the downstairs kitchen will start on Monday 1 August and take about 4 weeks to complete. With the main downstairs room being required for access, where possible all activities taking place in the downstairs rooms will be moved upstairs.

The TMH Committee are aware that there may be some short-term and  unavoidable inconvenience to users and to local residents, with a skip outside the hall, and noise and mess, but hope that they will be understanding.



News, Parish Council, Uncategorized

Parish Council Newsletter

Watch out for the first of the new twice yearly Parish Council newsletters  which will aim to deliver to each property in the parish over the next few days.  We hope that the newsletter will inform residents about who and what the Parish Council is and what it does; with articles of interest about current and proposed activities.

If you can’t wait until it arrives on your doormat please click on the link here.