This is where we post items which will be of interest to the communities of Ettington and Fulready. If there are news items which you think would be of interest to the community then please contact the Clerk.
Changes to Garden Waste Collection
Garden waste subscription service opens – residents encouraged to take advantage of early bird offer
Stratford-on-Avon District Council’s ‘Clip and Collect’, garden waste subscription service opens on Monday 11 January 2021.
For garden-loving residents who are interested in signing up to the scheme, there is an early bird offer of £35 for each green bin for a 12 month subscription starting on 1 April 2021.
The annual charge is £40 for each green bin, but if residents sign up between 11 January and 28 February 2021, they can take advantage of this early bird offer. See additional documents for additional information.
TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF A422 STRATFORD ROAD & A422 BANBURY ROAD, ETTINGTON - Commencing 15th February 2021
The works covered by this TTRO are scheduled to commence on the 15th February and the anticipated completion date is the 5th March.
If we are unable to carry out this work out as planned the temporary traffic order will be valid for 18 months and work will be rescheduled for a later date.
Shipston Integrated Healthcare
South Warwickshire Foundation Trust have been working with Shipston Medical Centre to develop a facility that integrates healthcare for the residents of Shipston and the surrounding villages.
Healthwatch Warwickshire are asking local people and patients what services they would like to see in the Centre.
You can do this online: survey
Alternatively - if you would prefer to talk to someone on the phone, or if you would like more information, please contact us on 01926 422823 and we can arrange a suitable time with you.
This is Phase 1 of the planned development. Which looks to bring together both medical services like GP practices, community café as well as other support services suited to you and the local area, in the form of a Health and Wellbeing Centre.
This is your opportunity to have a say on what services could be available to you and your loved ones. Make your voice count.
Healthwatch Warwickshire is a local independent organisation that works to collect patient and public experiences of health and care for more information about our work please visit our website
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WCC Hardship Fund
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If It’s Not 999, You Can Report Online
If It’s Not 999, You Can Report Online
Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Philip Seccombe, has requested a push for partners, including local Councils, to encourage communities to report non-emergency crime online where appropriate by using the force's website.
Currently the vast majority of non-emergency reports come into the force via the 101 telephone line. However, the public are now able to report a crime online
The benefits of using the website are:
- Incidents or crimes which don’t require an immediate police response can be reported in a user’s own time and at their own pace.
- It offers exactly the same service as calling 101 – the force has a dedicated Digital Desk team who work on online reports.
- It can save callers waiting in a queue to speak to someone on 101 – which unfortunately can sometimes get busy during peak periods.
- It helps to keep resources free for emergency 999 calls.
- When a report is submitted, the user will receive an email with all of their submitted details for reference.
- As well as the online reporting feature, the website also contains lots of information and guidance, including advice on who you should report specific matters to.
Find out more about online reporting find out more
Development of Ellen Badger
South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust have been working closely with Shipston Medical Centre to identify the best option for progressing the Ellen Badger redevelopment. Both parties are fully committed and we are delighted that Business Cases detailing the costs and project plan has been approved by the Trust’s Board and the Primary Care Committee. This is fantastic news that enables us to progress with our exciting plans to achieve an integrated healthcare hub for Shipston and the surrounding villages.
Please find attached the latest update on the development.
Western Power Distribution Work at Playing Field
The Parish Council has been in touch with Western Power Distribution regarding the state of the playing field since Kier have undertaken work to lay cables. There is still some work to be undertaken but assurance has been given that the affected surfaces will be made good on its completion.
Update on Covid-19 and Use of Playing Fields
The latest guidance on Covid 19 allows for playground equipment to remain in use. When using the equipment please observe 'hands, face & space'. Unfortunately, team sports are not permitted and, therefore, the Multi-Use-Games-Area will be closed for the time being.
COVID-19 Community Information Video
We are into the second Wave of the COVID -19 pandemic in Warwickshire and the video link below sets out some of the key information in relation to the:
- Pattern of cases in Warwickshire
- Key Prevention Messages
- Definition of close contact and when to isolate
- Reducing the risk of serious illness
Please take the time to view this video and share with your friends, families and communities and lets work together to DO THE RIGHT THING FOR WARWICKSHIRE!
If you have any questions or would like to know more about how you can support your communities please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Warwickshire Rural Crime Newsletter
This newsletter has useful contact details and updates. Click on the link below to find out more.
UBUS Service Improvements
From Monday 26th October, the UBUS demand-responsive minibus service will offer a much-improved service in Stratford District, and there will be changes to a number of Flexibus services in the area.
All Towns and Parishes in Stratford-on-Avon District will now have a UBUS operating every day Monday - Friday. The service will operate from 0930 until 1900, except between 1430 and 1630 on school days. This gives a substantial increase in the number of potential journeys that can be made. The Booking Centre is open from 0830 to 1800 making it easier to book journeys. Bookings can still be made by calling 01789 264491. Fares on the service are £4.00 single and £6.00 return, however Concessionary Passes will also now be valid for travel on the service making it hugely beneficial to the majority of passengers. Refer to the poster for more details.
Yet again concerns regarding dog fouling have been raised with the Council and we would ask all dog walkers to read and comply with this Kennel Club advice.
Since the introduction of Dog Control Orders under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act (2005), owners may be prosecuted if they allow their dog to foul and do not clear it up in designated areas. Cleaning up after your dog is one of the key responsibilities of dog ownership, especially when in public places. Simply keep a poo/plastic bag in your pocket when out walking. Placing dog mess in normal litter bins is generally accepted by most local councils unless there are signs to the contrary. However, a lack of a nearby bin is no excuse. To bag it and leave it is also completely unacceptable as this is extremely bad for the environment. Don’t cause an environmental hazard and leave poo bags in trees, on fences or on the ground.
The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill currently being discussed in Parliament proposes to replace Dog Control Orders with new measures named Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs). PSPOs would have a far more wide-ranging remit that would not be restricted to only tackling dog related incidents in public spaces. The Kennel Club is currently working with Defra, the Home Office and other animal welfare organisations on the Bill and to ensure that the Bill’s dog specific elements effectively target problem behaviour and do not compromise animal welfare.
Ultimately, owners who do not meet their responsibilities only contribute to growing anti-dog sentiment and give dog owners a bad reputation within their local communities.
Assisted Waste Collection Service
An assisted waste collection service is provided to elderly and disabled residents and those with a medical condition who cannot take their waste and recycling receptacles (wheeled bins or sacks / recycling boxes) to the edge of the property boundary.
If a member of the houshold can move the receptables to the normal collection point then the property does not qualify for an assisted collection.
If an assisted collection is appropriate, receptacles will be collected from an agreed point on the property. Please note: access must be granted to collection crews to ensure this service can be carried out effectively.
We routinely review the assisted collection service list to establish if circumstances have changed and whether households still qualify for the service.
If you feel that you qualify and would benefit from this service, please contact us.
If you would like more information or wish to speak to a member of the Council’s Streetscene team, please contact us:
Telephone: 01789 260616
Fax on 01789 260607, or
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