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.
Penny Anne O'Donnell, Ettington Ward Member at Stratford District Council
Councillor O'Donnell regularly provides an update from SDC - the latest can be found in additional documents below.
Planning Enforcement - Complaint to Stratford District Council
In August 2021, following discussion on a number of occasions at meetings of Ettington Parish Council a letter, highlighting shortcomings in the planning application and enforcement processes was sent to Robert Weeks, Head of Development at Stratford District Council. The letter and his email response can be found in the additional documents section below.
Have your say on how COVID-19 has impacted you.
Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is inviting people who live, work or study in Warwickshire to take part in a survey to help understand the impact of the COVID-19 on our communities.
This is the second survey from the council and is an opportunity for residents to share their experiences through the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it had has their lives, including health and wellbeing, employment and services they use.
The results from the survey will highlight key issues faced by people throughout the past 18 months and will help to inform how our services and communities recover to be the best they can be following the pandemic.
The first survey was conducted over a year ago and the feedback helped to shape council services to support residents:
- People said that outdoor space was important.
- The council supported our hospitality sector to provide seating outdoors and have waived fees to use pavements. We are also investing in improving green spaces.
- People said the pandemic negatively impacted your wellbeing.
- The council secured £1m to invest in initiatives to improve wellbeing and reduce social isolation.
- People said you were walking and cycling more for short distances.
- The council invested in improving the cycling safety network across Warwickshire.
- People said you were unsure how to access tests and general support through the pandemic.
- The council increased promotion of 119 & nhs.uk/ coronavirus as well as sending COVID support guides to households across the county.
The survey, which should take around 15 minutes to complete, is available online at here. All respondents must be aged 18 and over. Anyone who would like to complete the survey but does not have internet access can call 01926 731484 for assistance to complete the survey over the phone.
For more information about keeping safe and well throughout the pandemic and to access council services visit here
ETTINGTON PARISH COUNCIL Vacancy for Councillor
filled by Cooption
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A PARISH COUNCILLOR AND HELP ENSURE THE PARISH OF ETTINGTON REMAINS A VIBRANT AND WELCOMING COMMUNITY?
There is currently a vacancy on Ettington Parish Council which will be filled by co-option - which is a process whereby the council considers applications from interested persons and then select someone to fill the role.
If you want to find out about what councillors do and how they go about it, please contact Sarah Furniss, Clerk to the Parish, via email@example.com or phone 07786938072 who will be able to provide more information on the role and process for applying.
To apply contact the Clerk or download and submit the form in additional documents. Closing
date 3 December 2021 for consideration at the December meeting.
Dr Sue Pritchard Memorial Challenge
A bid to Sport England has been successful and as a result the Stour Health and Wellbeing Partnership will be running free activities in the Stour area. Find out more by viewing the poster in the Additional Documents below.
Free Mature Driver Reviews
This week, Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership are focusing on ourmaturedriver reviews. Thematuredriver review is funded by WCC and is an hour-long bespoke session, tailored to the individuals needs with an approved driving instructor. The assessment is particularly suited todrivers70 + with over twenty years of driving experience. Find out more here
Fix My Street - reporting problems on the highway.
Did you know you can report all sorts of problems on fix my street. Examples include abandoned vehicles, trees on road, potholes, broken manhole covers, Japanese Hogweed. Its very simple, enter a postcode, drop a marker onto the map that comes up, add photo (optional) and give a summary of the problem!
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Local Government Boundary Commission's Recommendations For Changes to Stratford District Council's Warding Arrangements
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
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