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.
Do you provide support for a friend, relative or neighbour?
If so, Healthwatch Warwickshire want to hear what help YOU need for your mental and physical health and wellbeing.
The information provided is anonymous and not linked to other information you may have told us about your experiences. However, if you do not wish to answer all, or some of, these questions you do not have to. Complete the survey here
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
Are You A Carer?
If you are a carer you may be able to get support. Find out more by clicking the links below:
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
Census 2021 - Do You Need Help Completing
All households will this week start to receive their Census Code which will allow them to complete their census forms (bearing in mind where they will be on March 21).
This census is online first. Paper questionnaires can be requested from the free-phone Census Helpline 0800 141 2021 (this is open 8am-8pm Monday to Friday and 8am - 1pm on Saturday).
Attached is a leaflet which outlines what help is available for those who are vulnerable, shielding, or with various impairments.
A consultation on ward boundaries for Stratford-on-Avon District Council has begun
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is undertaking a review of Ward Boundaries in the Stratford District Council area. The consultation closing date is 3 May 2021. Find out more on having your say by clicking on the 'additional document' link.
Join the Solar Evolution with Solar Together Warwickshire
A new scheme from Warwickshire County Council and IChoosr aims to make solar panels and home battery storage accessible to all.
Solar Together Warwickshire is an innovative new scheme offering the procurement and installation of high-quality solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. It is a group-buying scheme, which brings Warwickshire households together to get high-quality solar panels at a competitive price helping residents through the process and keeping them informed at every stage. Find out more here
Free Transport for Priority Groups to receive Covid 19 Vaccination
Warwickshire County Council have provided VASA with funding to provide free transport to get those in the priority groups to their vaccine appointments.
These include vaccines booked through the GP surgery and at the mass vaccine sites in Stoneleigh and Millennium Point, as well as at the pharmacists now coming on board.
We are concerned that some people are not attending due to transport issues.
VASA is a charity that has been providing voluntary car services in the area since 1978. We have worked with the local Public Health team to ensure the service is safe and meets all regulations.
Please pass this information on to residents who may need assistance.
Patients or their friends and family can call Monday to Friday, between 9am and 4pm to book transport to their appointment to a central booking line on 01789 262889 and press option 1 or email email@example.com
This is for any resident living in the Rugby, Stratford or Warwick districts.
We have over 120 volunteers, all who are enhanced DBS checked and have been trained and issued with PPE.
If you require any further information please email Ali. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Voluntary Action Stratford-on-Avon District(VASA)
Did you know Stratford has a drop in (or book) lateral flow test centre. Find out more by clicking on the link below
Warwickshire Rural Crimes Team Newsletter
The January 2021 Newsletter can be found by clicking the link below.
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.
Mobile Library Service
Find out about the mobile library service and home delivery service
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
Notice of Elections
Elections will be held in May 2021 for the Police and Crime Commissioner and for Warwickshire County Council. Notice for both can be accessed by clicking on the documents attached.