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.

Coventry Solihull and Warwickshire Broadband News

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December 2021

FREE mobile Wi-Fi routers for those with super-slow broadband speeds

If super-slow broadband speeds are having a negative impact on your household or business, we may be able to help you through our Mobile Broadband Connectivity Project.

We’ve recently been testing a number of mobile Wi-Fi broadband devices in areas that are yet to benefit from a fibre broadband upgrade and the uplift in speeds has been very impressive in some of these areas.

CSW has now bought a limited number of these devices and we are now looking for residents and businesses in Warwickshire to help. Under the terms of the project, we would provide you with the equipment free of charge for a period of at least six months.

Those who are experiencing the slowest speeds are the ones who are most likely to benefit from this project, so if you are getting speeds of 5Mbps or less then please get in touch. (You can check what speeds your business can currently achieve using the the BT Broadband Availability Checker. Our How to use the BT Broadband Availability Checker webpage will help you make sense of the Broadband Checker results).

Simply email gavintristram@warwickshire.gov.uk with your name, address, postcode and landline number as well as a very brief description of how slow broadband speeds are having a negative impact on your household or business.

Once we have received this information, we will need to check the mobile coverage with the different mobile network operators in your area to see whether we will be able to provide you with a solution.

Applications will be assessed for suitability on a first come, first serve basis.

Ofcom’s End-of-Contract notifications deliver broadband savings for customers

Research from the UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has found that 1.3 million broadband ISP customers have secured better deals as a result of their new End-of-Contract Notification (ECN) system.

ECN was introduced in February 2020 for all fixed broadband, mobile, home phone and pay TV providers. It was designed to help tackle the so-called ‘loyalty penalty’ by keeping customers informed about the best deals and encouraging switching or moving to a better broadband package at the end of their contract, when staying with their existing ISP would often see prices rise, often significantly.

Enough time has now passed that Ofcom can finally assess the impact of these changes and the results appear to be broadly positive.

For example, Ofcom stated, “There is evidence that indicates that these time prompts from providers are working. In our research, two thirds of customers who were sent an end-of-contract notice recalled receiving one. Of those, 90% found it helpful and a fifth reported that they were prompted into action they would not have otherwise taken.”

Further information on this research study can be found in the ISP Review’s Ofcom’s End-of-Contract Notifications Deliver Broadband Savings article. More information on End-of-Contract Notifications can be found on Ofcom’s website.

COUNCILLOR VACANCY

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December 2021

ETTINGTON PARISH COUNCIL Vacancy for Councillor

To be 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 emailepc.clerk@yahoo.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. 


Penny Anne O'Donnell, Ettington Ward Member at Stratford District Council

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November 2021

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

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November 2021

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.

Winter Wellness

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November 2021

Warwickshire County Council have published a newsletter on winter wellness which covers looking after yourself, your household and community.  The newsletter can be seen on the additional documents below.  Information on a broader range of social care and health can be found here

Have your say on how COVID-19 has impacted you.

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November 2021

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

Fix My Street - reporting problems on the highway.

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October 2021

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!


Conclusion of Audit 2020-21

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September 2021

The Council is pleased to report that PKF Littlejohn have completed the audit in respect of 1 April 2020-31 March 2021 and the Notice of Conclusion of Audit is located in this post under additional documents and at here

Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership Consultation

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September 2021


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!

Ettington Community Centre

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August 2021

For details go to Amenities/Gardening Club from drop down menu on home page.

Warwickshire Rural Crimes Team Newsletter

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July 2021

The June2021 Newsletter can be found by clicking the link below.

Mobile Library Service Back On The Road!

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June 2021

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.

Warwickshire Recycles

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June 2021

Find the latest Warwickshire Recycles news here.

Dog Fouling

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December 2016

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

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June 2015

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.

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

Email streetscene@stratford-dc.gov.uk