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.
Public Consultation on plans to create a South Warwickshire Council
Public Consultation on plans to create a South Warwickshire Council
The public consultation on the plans to create a South Warwickshire Council started on Monday 6 September and runs until Sunday 24 October.
Local residents, businesses, Town and Parish Councils, local groups and organisations and key stakeholders are encouraged to take part and have their say by completing the online questionnaire.
How to take part
The consultation document and online questionnaire can be viewed and completed here
Questionnaires for completion on paper, as well as in different formats, can be requested by emailing:firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01789 267575. The paper questionnaires are returned using a FREEPOST address.
Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership Consultation
Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership is asking for your views on how the county’s roads can be made safer by inviting you to take part in a public consultation on a new Warwickshire road safety ‘Strategy to 2030’. The public consultation closes on the 15th of September and can be accessed here
Queen's Award for Voluntary Service
Do you know a voluntary group that deserves recognition for the work it does? Why not consider nominating it for a national award?
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS), is an annual award, acknowledging the outstanding work delivered by volunteers who benefit their local communities. It’s the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.
The closing date for nominations is midnight on 15 September 2021. For more information on how to make a nomination visit this page
Originally set-up in 2002 to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Golden Jubilee, the next successful QAVS nominees will be awarded in 2022, which is both Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and the 20th anniversary of the QAVS.
Warwickshire County Council and Warwickshire Lieutenancy have created a short video to support residents with information about QAVS, why the Award is important, and how to submit a nomination watch here.
Vacancy created by the resignation of Councillor Jenny Henry
It is with regret that we announce the resignation of Cllr Jenny Henry. Cllr Hughes, Chairman responded to Jenny's resignation as follows:
"It was with an even heavier heart than when we spoke last Wednesday that I received this email, your formal resignation from the Parish Council.
I know that your presence, counsel, reliability and commitment will be sorely missed - a sentiment widely echoed by fellow councillors.
I can but thank you most sincerely for your immense contribution since you joined and for your support. It has been a privilege and a pleasure to work with you."
In line with regulation we are now required to notify parishioners of the vacancy in order to offer them the opportunity to request an election. Details are in the document below.
Ettington Gardening Club 21-22 Meeting Dates Published!
For details go to Amenities/Gardening Club from drop down menu on home page.
Bus Service Improvement Plan Public Engagement Survey
Warwickshire County Council is working closely with bus operators to develop an ambitious Warwickshire Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) aimed at encouraging more people to travel by bus.
The Government has earmarked £3 billion towards improving bus services throughout England. The BSIP will set out Warwickshire's ambitions for bus service improvements and help secure a proportion of the funding to benefit people living, working and travelling in Warwickshire.
We need your input to help us develop the Plan.
We want to find out what improvements are needed for local bus services and what would make you use local buses more. We’d like to hear from you whether you travel by bus or not. We welcome the views of all residents, public sector, private sector and voluntary organisations.
To find out more and complete our online survey please click here (closes 19 September 2021)
Warwickshire Rural Crimes Team Newsletter
The June2021 Newsletter can be found by clicking the link below.
Cllr Penny-Anne O'Donnell, Stratford District Council - Update
Here's the latest update from Cllr Penny-Anne O'Donnell - click button below.
Find out more about Covid centred Fraud by clicking the button below:
To access the Warwickshire County Council Coronavirus webpage which contains lots of useful information click https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/coronavirus
Mobile Library Service Back On The Road!
Warwickshire County Council are pleased to announce that its mobile library service will be on the road again and will be at Ettington on 30 June from 10.00 - 10.30 at the Chequers. See the full timetable by clicking on the document below.
Review of Community Beds at Stratford Hospital and Ellen Badger Hospital - Have Your Say
Stour and the Vale Division - Cllr Izzi Seccombe Report for June 2021
There has been a slight increase in cases of COVID19 we have now increased positivity to 0.7 (in early May this had dropped to 0.3). Largely this is in the younger age range, with some transmission in schools. On the whole this is not translating into Hospitalisations. There has been some targeted vaccinations in Nuneaton where the increased has been greater, and there is mass testing taking place. It is encouraged that people should test reasonably frequently, especially if they are mixing.
The Birmingham Commonwealth Games are scheduled for next year 2022. There has been a recent launch for volunteers as they are looking for tens of thousands the link to apply is here
The week commencing 7th June is Carers Week when we reflect and remember the work of thousands across Warwickshire. They can be Parent Carers, Neighbours, Friends and Family and also Child Carers – without them lives would be so very different. If you know anyone who is caring, remind them to register their caring so they can be helped or linked with support groups. A video to support Carers Week is here
Transport and Highway Survey
Residents are being asked for their views on Warwickshire County Council’s highways and transport services. Read more here
Audit 1 April 2020 - 31 March 2021
Each year the Parish Council is subject to an audit process of both internal and external audit. The Council's internal auditor for year ending 31 March 2021, who is appointed by the Council, is Trevor Gill who has been trained by the Warwickshire Association of Local Councils. Mr Gill's report will be reviewed by the Parish Council at their next meeting (currently scheduled for 23 June 2021). The external auditor is PKF Littlejohn who are appointed by Smaller Authorities' Audit Appointments Ltd. Local electors and interested parties have certain rights and these are detailed in the notice which can be seen by selecting the additional document below.
All paperwork which has been submitted to PKF Littlejohn can be viewed here.
Ettington Community Speedwatch
Ettington Community Speedwatch have restarted their monitoring, observing all Covid related guidance. At a session held on 16 April details of 4 vehicles were noted and reported to Warwickshire Police for exceeding the 30mph speedlimit.
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.
To keep up to date with progress follow here
WCC Hardship Fund
Would you, or someone you known, benefit from Warwickshire County Council's Hardship Fund. Find out more on the link below
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
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.
Do you need help in travelling to health care appointments? Find out what help might be available
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