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Sir David Attenborough needs YOUR help to save our butterflies! www.bigbutterflycount.org

Take part in our Big #ButterflyCount by counting as many butterflies as you can in 15 minutes, as many times as you like over the next 3 weeks. All you need is our free app or printable ID chart.

Get out for the Count! www.bigbutterflycount.org

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Don’t forget clocks Spring Forward tonight 25th March 2017

The moving of the clocks was first introduced during World War One by Germany and Austria, and then by the allies, to save on coal usage.

It was invented by George Vincent Hudson, a New Zealand entomologist in 1895, while British businessman William Willett is also credited with the idea as a way of getting up earlier and so having more daylight hours after work.

While the UK has always had daylight savings time since it was first introduced, it came into widespread use across the world during the 1970s because of the energy crisis.

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Attempted break in
approx 8.00am Tuesday 25th October until today 28th October, at 16.10pm.
There had been an attempt to force the garage side access door which,  was unsuccessful. However upon checking the woodstore a lawnmower (Viking make green/white) had been taken. The  rest of the house etc and no other apparent attempts to force entry.
Please be vigilant and report any suspicious activities.
B4100 Road Closure: From 12th September until approx 24th September. The road will be closed beyond Hanwell Village and from the alternate direction access will be closed beyond the roundabout at Hanwell Fields. It is expected that the road will be closed for less than two weeks but this will be dependant on the rock below the ground. This is a vast improvement to the proposed eight week closure proposed in July. The Parish Council worked hard with neighbouring parishes to ensure that the closure was for the minimum period possible. We would like to express our thanks to Rebecca for working with us on this. These road works have been necessary to install a holding tank for sewerage purposes, to prevent Ruscote Avenue flooding. The road between the M40 overbridge and Warmington/Farnborough is also subject to road closures.
Thanks to the Parish Council and neighbouring councils and special thanks to Murphy’s and OCC the following has been achieved. The closure will be for only a week to 13 days depending on the rock beneath the road. Further news on road signage and diversions will be advised shortly. Also we are mindful of emergency response times and this is being looked into. A good team effort and thanks to anyone who took the time to write in
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Parish Council meeting for July 2016 has been cancelled, the next meeting will be held in September.
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13221579_10207179559180520_8049571459568709915_nA red Madaz MX5 sport car parked at St Hughes Cottage, Middle Lane Shotteswell, has sustained substantial impact damage to the front right front panel ( driver’s side) below the car lights on or around Wednesday 13.04.16 whilst parked on College Barn shared drive.
The person responsible has not left their name or contact details . The impact damage is consistent with a person reversing their own vehicle into our car.


No one has come forward to take responsibility for the considerable damage. Therefore, I am appealing for any witnesses to come forward.
We have also contacted the post office and delivery service who delivered a package to our house on that day to investigate this matter and eliminate them from potential individuals who may have inadvertently caused the damage.
I am bringing this matter to the attention of the village and the neighbourhood watch coordinator for Middle Lane because criminal damage to our car has occurred whilst parked on our private property and I encourage the village to be vigilant to ensure this does not become an unpleasant trend.

 

Consultation on Main Modifications to the Stratford-on-Avon District

Submission Core Strategy 2014

Regulation 19, 20 and 35 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012

Stratford-on-Avon District Council submitted its Core Strategy to the Secretary of State for examination on 30 September 2014. The Inspector, Pete Drew, held two stages of examination hearings in January 2015 and January 2016.

The Schedule of Main Modifications now presented for consultation has been prepared by the Council taking account of the Inspector’s preliminary indications as to the main modifications that he considers are required in order to make the plan legal, sound and capable of adoption.

The Main Modifications to the Stratford-on-Avon District Submission Core Strategy 2014 are available for comment for six weeks between 4.00pm on Thursday 31 March and 5.00pm on Thursday 12 May 2016.

The consultation only relates to the Main Modifications and not to other aspects of the Submitted Plan. There is no need to repeat representations that you sent to us on the Submitted version of the Plan in June/July 2014, or the Proposed Modifications in August/September 2015, which have already been passed to the Inspector. You may cross-reference them in your response if appropriate.

After the close of the consultation, representations received in response to the Main Modifications will be collated by the Council and forwarded to the Inspector. The Council will not comment on or respond to the representations received. The Inspector will consider all the valid responses made to this consultation, together with those made during the previous consultations in 2014 and 2015. Following the Main Modifications consultation, the Inspector’s final recommendations will be made in a report to Stratford-on-Avon District Council.

How to make representations
Representations should be submitted on the prescribed form so that it is clear to all parties, in particular the Inspector, what case you are making.

Do it online
Use our interactive document which allows you to click and comment online or go straight to the online representation form atwww.stratford.gov.uk/CSmainmods

Do it by email
By downloading a form and emailing it to planning.policy@stratford-dc.gov.uk

Do it by post
Alternatively, forms can be posted to: FREEPOST RSLH – ZYKJ – TYAZ, Stratford on Avon DC, PO BOX 5341, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 1LE

Do it in person
Print out a comment form and hand it in at the District Council offices:
Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6HX
Copies of the form can be provided on request.

Where there are large numbers of people who share a common position on the Core Strategy, it would be very helpful to all parties, including the Inspector, if that group submitted a single representation, appending the names and addresses (and email addresses, if available) of those represented.

During the period for making representations, the Schedule of Main Modifications, Consultation Response Forms and Guidance Notes can be found at www.stratford.gov.uk/CSmainmods

The documents will be available to view at the District Council offices between 8.45am and 5.15pm Mondays to Wednesdays and between 8.45am and 5.00pm on Thursdays and Fridays.

They are also available to view at all libraries in the District during their normal opening hours. See www.warwickshire.gov.uk/findalibrary for information.

For further information, please ring 01789 260334 or email planning.policy@stratford-dc.gov.uk

Dave Nash

Policy Manager (Planning and Housing)

M40 jn 12 roadworks for the next couple of weeks:

Tuesday 23rd February – Friday 26th February:
Northbound M40 on/off slip closure from 07:00 – 16:00

Saturday 27th February – Sunday 28th February:
Northbound M40 on/off slip closure from 07:00 Saturday 27th February – 17:00 Sunday 28th February

Monday 29th February – Thursday 3rd March:
Northbound M40 on/off slip closure from 07:00 – 16:00

Friday 4th March – Monday 7th March:
Southbound M40 on/off slip closure from 09:30 Friday 4th March – 06:00 Monday 7th
M40 southbound lane one closed from 09:30 Friday 4th March – 06:00 Monday 7th March

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Shotteswell 12th February
Suspicious Circumstances
Report of a grey Fiat car with 4 adult males in it which stopped outside informant’s house and when assistance was offered they said they were delivering charity bags. The vehicle continued to drive around the area and then picked up a fifth male. No charity bags were delivered to the informants’ area of the village.

 

M40 J12 traffic management measures w/c 8th February and 15th February
Please note the following planned traffic management measures at M40 J12 for Gaydon.
Monday 8th February – Friday 12th February:
  • Northbound M40 on/off slip closure from 07:00 – 16:00
  • Traffic lights on the B4451 M40 over bridge from 09:30 – 16:00
Monday 15th February – Friday 19th February:
  • Northbound M40 on/off slip closure from 07:00 – 16:00
  • Traffic lights on the B4451 M40 over bridge from 09:30 – 16:00

COMPULSORY MICROCHIPPING LAW

By 6 April 2016, all dogs in England must be microchipped and registered to an approved database by the time they are 8 weeks old.

As part of this, Stratford District Council Dog Warden, Lisa Parkes, has organised a Microchipping Drive at eight different venues across the district.

These will take place throughout the month of February:

02/02/16: STRATFORD Stratford Police Station
03/02/16: SHIPSTON Sheldon Bosley Hub
08/02/16: SOUTHAM Graham Adams Centre
10/02/16: WELFORD Memorial Hall
16/02/16: BIDFORD Crawford Memorial Hall
17/02/16: WELLESBOURNE Methodist Church
19/02/16: SHOTTERY St Andrews Centre
23/02/16: ALCESTER Jubilee Centre

The FIRST 20 slots to be booked will be FREE OF CHARGE
Subsequent slots will be charged at £5 +VAT per dog
Sessions will run from 10.30am until 1.30pm
(Please note there is no public parking available at Stratford Police Station)

Mini-chips are available for small dogs and puppies
Customers will benefit from 12 months free ’24/7 National Lost and Found Recovery Service’ with every microchip!

There will also be information about dog-fouling, nuisance barking and dog-walking etiquette, including worrying livestock.

In addition, events will be attended by our Rural Crime Coordinator who will be plugging her ‘Eyes and Paws’ campaign.

This is designed to promote community safety and encourage dog-walkers to report any suspicious activity.

Contact Stratford District Council now on 01789 267575 to make your booking.

Gaydon Junction works

W/C 25 January 2016 
1. Monday 25 January 2016 – Southbound on/off slip closure from 9:30am to 7pm and 2/3 way lights on the B4451/M40 over bridge from 9:30am – 4pm
2. Tuesday 26 January 2016 – Southbound on/off slip closure from 9:30am to 7pm and 2/3 way lights on the B4451/M40 over bridge from 9:30am – 4pm
3. Wednesday 27 January 2016 – Southbound on/off slip closure from 9:30am to 7pm and 2/3 way lights on the B4451/M40 over bridge from 9:30am – 4pm
 
4. Thursday 28 January 2016 – Southbound on/off slip closure from 9:30am to 7pm and 2/3 way lights on the B4451/M40 over bridge from 9:30am – 4pm
5. Friday 29 January 2016 –
a. Southbound on/off slip closure from 9:30am to 6am Monday 01 February 2016.
b. 2/3 way lights on the B4451/M40 over bridge from 9.30am – 4pm and then from 6:30pm until 6am Monday 01 February 2016.
c. M40 Southbound Lane 1 Closed from 9pm until 6am Monday 01 February 2016.
 
Long Weekend Working 
1. Saturday 30 January 2016 – Southbound on/off slip closed for 24 hours, 2/3 way lights on the B4451/M40 over bridge for 24 hours and M40 Southbound Lane 1 Closed for 24 hours.
2. Sunday 31 January 2016 – Southbound on/off slip closed for 24 hours, 2/3 way lights on the B4451/M40 over bridge for 24 hours and M40 Southbound Lane 1 Closed for 24 hours.
3. Monday 01 February 2016 –
a. Southbound on/off slip closure until 6am.
b. 2/3 way lights on the B4451/M40 over bridge until 6am.
c. M40 Southbound Lane 1 Closed until 6am. All traffic management will be removed and the slip will be reopened at 6am.
W/C 01 February 2016 
1. Monday 01 February 2016 – Southbound on/off slip closure from 9:30am to 6pm and 2/3 way lights on the B4451/M40 over bridge from 9:30am – 4pm
2. Tuesday 02 February 2016 – Southbound on/off slip closure from 9:30am to 6pm and 2/3 way lights on the B4451/M40 over bridge from 9:30am – 4pm
3. Wednesday 03 February 2016 – Southbound on/off slip closure from 9:30am to 6pm and 2/3 way lights on the B4451/M40 over bridge from 9:30am – 4pm
4. Thursday 04 February 2016 – Southbound on/off slip closure from 9:30am to 6pm and 2/3 way lights on the B4451/M40 over bridge from 9:30am – 4pm
5. Friday 05 February 2016 – Southbound on/off slip closure from 9:30am to 6pm and 2/3 way lights on the B4451/M40 over bridge from 9:30am – 4pm

PUBLIC NOTICE

WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984, SECTION 14

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF MOLLINGTON ROAD, SHOTTESWELL

Warwickshire County Council has made a Temporary Traffic Order closing Mollington Road, Shotteswell at a point outside the property known as Oakdene, to vehicular traffic.

The closure is required to safely facilitate the rebuild of a fire hydrant.

The Order will commence on 15 February 2016 and will last for a period of 18 months, or until the works are completed, whichever is the earlier. However, it is anticipated that the works will be completed in one day on 15 February 2016, weather permitting.

Pedestrian access to and egress from properties and land situated adjacent to the length of road to be closed will be maintained at all times. Vehicular access will be maintained where possible.

An alternative route will be signed and is available via: D282 Bakehouse Lane, D6426 Bury Court Farm Road, D272 Coronation Lane, Middle Lane (and vice versa).

The Contractor dealing with this matter is A Star Traffic Management (Tel: 0800 783 4444).

S Duxbury, Head of Law & Governance, Shire Hall, Warwick, 12 February 2016

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Christmas Bin Collections
16th December Recycling Green & Blue Bins
23rd December Black Bin
30th December Recycling Green & Blue Bins
7th January 2016 Black Bin

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Good news – superfast broadband is now available in some parts of Shotteswell! Cabinet Wroxton St Mary 5 has been upgraded, meaning that many properties connected to it can now order the improved service.

What should I do now?

1.      Check that your property is connected to this cabinet and can get superfast speeds by going to

www.dslchecker.bt.com and entering your landline number/address

2.       Sign up with an Internet Service Provider for superfast services. Remember to check different providers for the best rates to meet your needs. For more information you can check out an independent reviewer such as: http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/phones/cheap-broadband

What are the benefits?

Having access to superfast broadband not only lets you browse the web faster, but helps businesses stay competitive and allows individuals, families and communities to make use of opportunities that wouldn’t otherwise be possible:

·         Choose the Internet Service Provider you want- the CSW Broadband project ensures that you are not limited in your choice of suppliers

·         Get online instantly with no slow dial-up connections

·         Talk face-to-face with friends and family using Skype or other software

·         Stream HD films, TV shows and videos without buffering slowing you down

·         Quickly and easily share your photos with friends and family

·         Upload pictures and documents seamlessly

·         Work from home when you want- now you can really compete in the global marketplace

·         Reduce workplace costs by introducing remote working and hot-desking

 Wellesbourne and Kineton Community Forum – The Wellesbourne and Kineton Community Forum will not be taking place in December 2015. However, a district wide Partnership Conference – ‘Spotlight on our Communities’ will be taking place on Wednesday 2nd December, 6.00 pm at University of Warwick, Wellesbourne Campus (A429 – Cirencester Road). All are welcome to attend where there will be an opportunity to meet with Leaders from Stratford District, Warwickshire County Council, Warwickshire Police, South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group and the Police & Crime Commissioners Office to raise any issues. There will also be an opportunity for delegates to help develop future priorities for communities and raise community issues.  If you are going, please let Amanda Wilson-Patterson know in advance. Amanda can be contacted on amandawilsonpatterson@warwickshire.gov.uk

Subject: M40 J12 traffic management measures w/c 9th November and 16th November
Please note the following planned traffic management measures at M40 J12 for Gaydon.
Monday 9th – Friday 13th November:
  • Southbound M40 on/off slip closure from 09:30 – 18:00
  • Traffic lights on the B4451 M40 over bridge from 09:30 – 16:00
Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th November:
  • Traffic lights on the B4451 M40 over bridge from 07:00 Saturday – 18:00 Sunday
Monday 16th – Friday 20th November:
  • Southbound M40 on/off slip closure from 09:30 – 18:00
  • Traffic lights on the B4451 M40 over bridge from 09:30 – 16:00
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Cherwell District council car parks free from 3pm

Christmas is coming early for Cherwell residents as council-owned and operated car parks are set to provide free festive parking.

From 28 November until 10 January inclusive Cherwell District council’s owned and operated car parks will offer free parking every day from 3pm so that Christmas shoppers can take advantage of what’s on offer in Banbury and Bicester.

Subject: Roadwork programme to link the new Gaydon dual carriageway
Warwickshire County Council’s work on the new dual carriageway in Gaydon is progressing significantly and will shortly require construction of the two ‘tie-ins’ at either end of the new road, on the B4100 at the Heritage Motor Centre (HMC) and on the B4451 near the Gaydon roundabout. This work will take place during w/c Monday 5th October and w/c Monday 12th October, to the following schedule:
w/c Monday 5th October: Tie-in work will take place at the HMC end of the new dual carriageway, with no change to existing off-peak traffic light controls.
w/c Monday 12th October: Tie-in work will take place at the B4451 near the Gaydon roundabout.
  • Monday 12th morning peak: No change to current arrangements.
  • Monday 12th from 09:00 and Tuesday 13th – 24-hour traffic lights will be in place. During morning and afternoon peak times, traffic lights will be manually monitored and controlled to minimise queues and disruption.
  • Wednesday 14th – Friday 16th – All traffic to and from the M40 will be switched to one side of the new dual carriageway. Please note traffic travelling from M40 J12 will avoid the 24-hour traffic lights.
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th October: Possible complete road closure between the M40 and Gaydon, with a diversion route in place. This will only be implemented if necessary.
Saturday 31st October and Sun 1st November: Possible complete road closure between the M40 and Gaydon, with a diversion route in place. This will only be implemented if necessary.

Stratford-on-Avon District Gypsy and Traveller Local Plan
Implementation Options Consultation Friday 18 September to Friday 30 October 2015

Councils are required by government to identify the accommodation needs of Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople in their areas and prepare a plan to show how these needs will be met.

Stratford-on-Avon District Council is preparing a Gypsy and Traveller Local Plan. Allowing for recent planning permissions, our evidence shows a requirement for 29 new pitches to meet need up to 2019 and a need for a further 27 pitches by 2031.

To inform production of the Plan the District Council will consult on an Implementation Options document that:
· sets out the revised pitch requirement based on the 2014 update to the needs assessment;

· sets out proposed preferred areas of search for new sites;

· puts forward some sites that could become permanent;

· safeguards existing sites, i.e. those with permanent consent and no occupancy restriction;

· comments on some known sites that the Council is not proposing to allocate or safeguard.

Representations on the document are invited. Further information is available on the Council’s website at www.stratford.gov.uk/gandtlp

The consultation document can also be viewed at the Council’s offices at Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HX and at public libraries in the District, during normal opening hours. Copies of the document can be obtained from the Council.

Responses can be made online using the link above or by downloading a form and emailing it to planning.policy@stratford-dc.gov.uk

Alternatively, forms can be posted to FREEPOST RSLH – ZYKJ – TYAZ, Stratford on Avon DC, PO BOX 5341, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 1LE

Comments must be received by the District Council by 5:00pm on Friday 30 October 2015.

Dave Nash
Planning & Housing Policy Manager

Consider marking your refuse bins with your house name or number
Warmington – School Lane
Green recycle bin stolen from pavement outside house.

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Community and Police Priorities
The next meeting of the Wellesbourne/Kineton Community Forum is planned for Thursday 24th September, at a venue to be confirmed. The areas covered are the wards of Snitterfield, Wellesbourne, Kineton and Burton Dassett. Police from the Wellesbourne Safer Neighbourhood Team attend the event and offer a surgery before the meeting and then give a presentation on local policing.
The community’s police priorities are set at the meeting and take account of the online votes which are recorded during the previous two weeks. We are keen to involve residents in the whole of the area in the setting of these priorities and this time we would like to receive your suggestions before the online voting forms are published, ie rather than just asking you to select from the suggestions offered online.
Therefore, please give some thought to issues that are affecting you locally and let us know what they are. Please would you do this by Friday 11th September, allowing us time to collate the results and publish the online voting form at least two weeks before the Community Forum Meeting.
Please reply to this email address: wellesbourne.snt@warwickshire.police.uk
Kind Regards,
Barry Saunders 7678
Police Service Volunteer
Wellesbourne SNT
Stratford Upon Avon Police Station

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Combined Authorities Consultation
Proposed West Midlands Combined Authority

This consultation is designed to give residents, businesses and other organisations the opportunity to comment on whether Stratford-on-Avon District Council should join the proposed West Midlands Combined Authority, sometimes referred to as the “Midlands Powerhouse” or, “Midlands Engine”.

A series of questions and answers that are intended to help you formulate views and response can be found by visiting the link below.

Click here to find out more and complete the questionnaire.
Deadline for responses to the consultation – 24th August, 10.00am.

The Council looks forward to receiving your views – thank you for completing this survey

Councillor Chris Saint
Leader of the Council
Paul Lankester
Chief Executive

Given that M40 work is occasionally impacting traffic flow on B4100 and in Banbury too –

For example South bound slip closures between 15:00 and 18:00 are likely to result in much-increased traffic south down B4100 and through Banbury onto M40 junction 11

Subject: M40 J12 traffic management measures w/c 17th August and 24th August
Please note that contractor Balfour Beatty has issued a notice announcing the following planned traffic management measures.
During the week commencing Monday 17th August:
  • Monday 17th August – southbound on/off slip closure from 09:30 – 18:30 and traffic lights on the B4451 M40 over bridge from 09:30 – 16:00
  • Tuesday 18th August – southbound on/off slip closure from 09:30 – 18:30 and traffic lights on the B4451 M40 over bridge from 09:30 – 16:00
  • Wednesday 19th August – southbound on/off slip closure from 09:30 – 18:30 and traffic lights on the B4451 M40 over bridge from 09:30 – 16:00
  • Thursday 20th August – southbound on/off slip closure from 09:30 – 18:30 and traffic lights on the B4451 M40 over bridge from 09:30 – 16:00
  • Friday 21st August – southbound on/off slip closure from 09:30 – 18:30 and traffic lights on the B4451 M40 over bridge from 09:30 – 16:00
During the week commencing Monday 24th August:
  • Monday 24th August – southbound on/off slip closure from 09:30 – 18:30 and traffic lights on the B4451 M40 over bridge from 09:30 – 16:00
  • Tuesday 25th August – southbound on/off slip closure from 09:30 – 18:30 and traffic lights on the B4451 M40 over bridge from 09:30 – 16:00
  • Wednesday 26th August – southbound on/off slip closure from 09:30 – 18:30 and traffic lights on the B4451 M40 over bridge from 09:30 – 16:00
  • Thursday 27th August – southbound on/off slip closure from 09:30 – 18:30 and traffic lights on the B4451 M40 over bridge from 09:30 – 16:00
  • Friday 28th August – southbound on/off slip closure from 09:30 – 18:30 and traffic lights on the B4451 M40 over bridge from 09:30 – 16:00

The following summary relates to this week and next week:

During the week commencing Monday 3rd August:
Monday 3rd August – southbound on/off slip closure from 09:30 – 20:00 and traffic lights on the B4451 M40 over bridge from 09:30 – 16:00
Tuesday 4th August – southbound on/off slip closure from 09:30 – 20:00 and traffic lights on the B4451 M40 over bridge from 09:30 – 16:00
Wednesday 5th August – southbound on/off slip closure from 09:30 – 20:00 and traffic lights on the B4451 M40 over bridge from 09:30 – 16:00
Thursday 6th August – southbound on/off slip closure from 09:30 – 20:00 and traffic lights on the B4451 M40 over bridge from 09:30 – 16:00
Friday 7th August – southbound on/off slip closure from 09:30 – 20:00 and traffic lights on the B4451 M40 over bridge from 09:30 – 16:00

Please note that contractor Balfour Beatty has issued a notice announcing the following planned traffic management measures.

During the week commencing Monday 10th August – please note the change to Wednesday’s traffic management from previous notices:
Monday 10th August – southbound on/off slip closure from 09:30 – 18:30 and traffic lights on the B4451 M40 over bridge from 09:30 – 16:00
Tuesday 11th August – southbound on/off slip closure from 09:30 – 18:30 and traffic lights on the B4451 M40 over bridge from 09:30 – 16:00
Wednesday 12th August – southbound on/off slip closure from 09:30 – 18:30 and traffic lights on the B4451 M40 over bridge from 09:30 – 16:00
Thursday 13th August – northbound on/off slip closure from 07:30 – 16:00 and traffic lights on the B4451 M40 over bridge from 09:30 – 16:00
Friday 14th August – northbound on/off slip closure from 07:30 – 16:00 and traffic lights on the B4451 M40 over bridge from 09:30 – 16:00
During the week commencing Monday 17th August:
Monday 17th August – southbound on/off slip closure from 09:30 – 18:30 and traffic lights on the B4451 M40 over bridge from 09:30 – 16:00
Tuesday 18th August – southbound on/off slip closure from 09:30 – 18:30 and traffic lights on the B4451 M40 over bridge from 09:30 – 16:00
Wednesday 19th August – southbound on/off slip closure from 09:30 – 18:30 and traffic lights on the B4451 M40 over bridge from 09:30 – 16:00
Thursday 20th August – southbound on/off slip closure from 09:30 – 18:30 and traffic lights on the B4451 M40 over bridge from 09:30 – 16:00
Friday 21st August – southbound on/off slip closure from 09:30 – 18:30 and traffic lights on the B4451 M40 over bridge from 09:30 – 16:00

Please be aware: Warmington
Suspicious circumstances – 14.07.15/151
Report of trespassers in allotments who have caused damage to sheds. It is not yet known whether any items have been stolen.

The 2015 fete raised the magnificent sum of £2,500. A donation of £1,000 each will be made to the Church and the Village Hall.  The remaining sum will be used to purchase the large tea tent in readiness for future fetes. The tent will eventually be available for hire, so if you are interested please get in touch. A huge thank you to all who attended or contributed in any way the attractions, entertainers stall holders, tea ladies, BBQ & Beer tent staff and the committee. We look forward to seeing you on 2nd July 2016

Key public health messages for staying safe:

  • try to keep out of the sun between 11am and 3pm
  • wear UV sunglasses, preferably wraparound, to reduce UV exposure to the eyes, walk in the shade, apply sunscreen of at least SPF15 with UVA protection, wear a hat and light scarf. Wear light, loose-fitting cotton clothes. This should minimise the risk of sunburn.
  • avoid physical exertion
  • drink plenty of cold drinks
  • if you have a health problem, keep medicines below 25 °C or in the refrigerator
  • look out for others especially vulnerable groups such as the older people, young children and babies and those with serious illnesses
  • never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals

Look out for those most vulnerable

Remember that it can get uncomfortably hot indoors too. Try to keep your bedroom and living space cool, by closing the curtains on windows that receive the sun and opening your windows at cooler times of the day and overnight when safe to do so. Turn off non-essential lights and electrical items as these generate heat.

Health and social care workers in the community, hospitals and care homes are advised to regularly check on vulnerable patients, share sun safety messages, make sure room temperatures are set below 26 °C, ensure patients have access to cold water and ice and that medicines are stored in a cool place.

Wellesbourne Fire Station Thursday 18th June at 6.30pm onwards.

M40 J12 Improvements Scheme – Traffic Management Update
We are writing to advise you about works to be carried out by Balfour Beatty, on behalf of Highways England, at the M40 J12 scheme, which are planned to go ahead w/c 15 June 2015.
Please see below proposed dates of temporary lights. The majority of construction works will take place before 6am and after 9am (off peak). Please be aware that proposed dates could be subject to change, however we will inform you of any changes at the earliest opportunity.
1. Monday 15 June 2015 – 2/3 way lights on the B4451/M40 over bridge from 930am – 4pm 2. Tuesday 16 June 2015 – 2/3 way lights on the B4451/M40 over bridge from 930am – 4pm 3. Wednesday 17 June 2015 – 2/3 way lights on the B4451/M40 over bridge from 930am – 4pm 4. Thursday 18 June 2015 – 2/3 way lights on the B4451/M40 over bridge from 930am – 4pm 5. Friday 19 June 2015 – 2/3 way lights on the B4451/M40 over bridge from 930am – 4pm
I would appreciate if you could distribute this traffic management information as you see best.
If you have any queries or comments on this scheme, please do not hesitate to contact me directly on 07775 407172. Alternatively, you can contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.
For the latest information related to the M40 Junction 12 Improvements scheme, please visit the dedicated website at www.highways.gov.uk/m40j12 where you can sign up for email updates, which allow you to receive important news and information related to Highways England schemes.
M40 Junction 12 Improvements Scheme – Road Projects – Highways Agency
www.highways.gov.uk
Works to reduce congestion on the M40 slip roads at junction 12 and queuing on the M40 southbound ha…
M40 Junction 12 Improvements Scheme – Road Projects – Highways Agency

http://www.highways.gov.uk
Works to reduce congestion on the M40 slip roads at junction 12 and queuing on the M40 southbound ha..

How will my journey be affected?

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A normal timetable will run on the dates shown below in green.  Amber dates means we have engineering works and bus replacements for part of the day.  Red dates mean the whole day is affected and we will have bus replacements in operation and/or diversions.

thumb_banburythumb.jpgFind out more about the Banbury Upgrade

Jeremy Wright is the elected MP

Bart Dalla Mura is the elected District Councillor

Shotteswell Parish Council: Elected Parish Councillors are:  Jan Burgess, Les Faulkner, Val Ingram, Anne Omer & Michael Pearson

If you want to support Jane then please donate here,

Thank you so much 

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. We provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and push for better cancer care. One in three of us will get cancer. Two million of us are living with it. We are all affected by cancer. We can all help. We are Macmillan.

Special Offer for New Oil Syndicate Members

As of 1st April any new Energy Warwickshire Syndicate member can take advantage of ‘first order membership free’ *

This means that any household or community building not currently in the syndicate will be able to try out the service without having to pay the annual membership fee until they place their second order.

Energy Warwickshire has seen a fantastic start to 2015 and managed to secure some great savings for members during January and February. Over 550 residents in Warwickshire are now part of the Energy Warwickshire syndicate saving considerable sums on their oil heating costs. The syndicate compiles one bulk order per month and searches the market to secure the lowest price possible for individual members.

Januarys member price was 33.98ppl saving 14.52ppl against the market high and Februarys member price was 33.35ppl saving 6.8ppl against the market high.

Jude Henderson Business Development Manager, WRCC says “Our members have benefitted not only from the recent drop in oil prices, but also from the steep growth in our membership numbers meaning we are placing larger and larger orders month on month. This has given the syndicate great strength in negotiating with suppliers to offer their best prices.”

Energy Warwickshire are now hoping to share this success more widely and want to recruit new members to the syndicate.

Kim Slater Chief Exec WRCC “On average Energy Warwickshire is saving households £56.12 per oil order so we are confident you’ll continue ordering once you’ve given it a try.”

Since its conception in October 2012 the Energy Warwickshire syndicate has ordered over 1.3million litres of heating oil saving members over £70,000.

For further information or to join the scheme contact:

http://www.energywarwickshire.org.uk

Tel: 01789 842182 Email: energy@wrccrural.org.uk

*Domestic membership currently £20 per annum

Theft From Vehicles – Great Bourton & Hanwell 09/03/2015 Theft from a vehicle in Crow Lane, Great Bourton on Thursday 5th March, 1100hrs and another theft from a vehicle from the car-park of St Peters Church, Hanwell Village on Saturday 7th March around 1300hrs. On both occasions nobody was seen. Please alert neighbours and remain extra vigilant. If you saw anything suspicious or have any information please telephone PCSO Louise Beaumont, Banbury Rural Police Team on 101.

Do you know who is on the telephone?

Shotteswell Progressive Dinner is set for 6th June 2015, bookings now been taken please contact Pauline 01295 730687

New Settlement Proposal at Gaydon/Lighthorne Heath –

Draft Supplementary Planning Document

Informal Consultation – Monday 16 February to 5.00 pm Monday 30 March 2015

 The District Council is undertaking an informal consultation about the scope and content of the Gaydon/Lighthorne Heath (GLH) – Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).

The Council’s Submission Core Strategy sets out at Proposal GLH the policy basis for the development of a new settlement at Gaydon/Lighthorne Heath that will incorporate up to 3,000 new homes and a substantial expansion of Jaguar Land Rover’s operations.

The SPD takes the form of a Framework Masterplan to guide developers and the local planning authority in respect of environmental, social, design and economic objectives as they seek to create a new community at Gaydon/Lighthorne Heath.

The draft SPD looks at:

·         the GLH site and its context

·         site constraints and opportunities

·         vision and principles

·         an illustrative masterplan with key design and sustainability principles

·         delivery

This informal consultation is part of the ‘Involve and Engagement’ stage of SPD preparation. It is designed to ensure the wider engagement of local communities and stakeholders in the preparation of the SPD. Comments are invited on any aspect of the SPD.

The consultation document can be viewed on the District Council’s website www.stratford.gov.uk/glh-spd.  It is also available to inspect at the District Council offices – Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HX.

 Drop in sessions will be arranged in the local area during the consultation period.

 How to Comment

·         Responses can be made via an on-line comment form using the link above – or

·         by downloading a form and emailing it to planning.policy@stratford-dc.gov.uk – or

·         by post to: FREEPOST RSLH – ZYKJ – TYAZ, Stratford on Avon DC, PO BOX 5341, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 1LE – or

·         handed in at the District Council offices in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Please note that comments on the inclusion of Proposal GLH in the Core Strategy, or on alternative sites, are not sought at this time.

 The views expressed in the consultation will be reported back to The Cabinet and appropriate changes to the draft document will be made.

 What happens next

Further progress will depend on Proposal GLH being confirmed in the Core Strategy. The Examination hearings into the Core Strategy finished at the end of January 2015 and the Inspector’s Report is awaited. The SPD can only be adopted if the Core Strategy is adopted with Proposal GLH included. If this is the case, a second more formal period of consultation will then take place, as required by the Development Plan Regulations. The amended draft SPD will also have an accompanying Sustainability Appraisal and Consultation Statement.

Comments must be received by the District Council by 5.0 pm on Monday 30 March 2015.

Yours faithfully

Dave Nash

Planning & Housing Policy Manager

POLICE WARNING- re suspicious incidents in the Southam area 11/2/15.

1.An Eastern European man has been door knocking , claiming to be doing a government survey, and asking how many laptops, smart phones etc. are on the property.

2.A dark blue vehicle, thought to be a Volkswagen Polo or Golf, which had a Latvian number plate, was driving slowly and acting suspiciously. It was being driven by a man with two women on board.

The two women then got out of the vehicle and attempted to climb over the fence of a property in Linley Road, Southam.

They are thought to be Eastern European. The two women had dark hair – one aged 20 to 30 years old and the other around 50 years old. The man with them was also dark haired and around 30 years of age.

Banbury Rail Problems

Harbury Tunnel landslip to close railway for several weeks

A large landslip near Harbury Tunnel is to keep the line closed between Banbury and Leamington Spa for several weeks.

Network Rail specialist engineers are currently assessing the landslide – which is still slowly moving – to determine the scale of the problem. Remote sensing techniques are being used to monitor the landslide and remedial works will begin as soon as it is safe to do so.

Mark Carne, chief executive of Network Rail said: “This is a massive incident and I am making sure we have all the resources we need to tackle this problem. Our safety precautions ensured the railway was shut before there was any risk to passengers. Looking forward, our focus is on making sure the site is safe before our engineers move any of the affected earthworks.

“We know just how important this key route between Birmingham and London is, for both passengers and freight. This is a very deep cutting built back in Brunel’s days which we have been repairing for some time. I can assure passengers whose journeys are being disrupted that we will do our utmost to restore their services as soon as possible. However, it may take several weeks to stabilise it before we can start some services.”

Network Rail will be working closely with the train operators on alternative services for the next few weeks, and will be able to give a clearer idea on timings within the next two weeks. We will provide further updates as our investigation and recovery work progresses.
Harbury landslip - annotated

Notes to editors

The cutting forms the approaches to Harbury Tunnel, and is excavated to depths of up to 30 metres through inter layered mudstones and limestone.

Network Rail been carrying out stabilisation work at the site after a much smaller landslide elsewhere at the site on 14 February 2014. These works were underway when the slope failed at 14:30 on Saturday 31 January. No one was injured when the landslide happened.

We are working with local landowners to gain access and plan the safe removal of materials – initial investigations suggest that up to 350,000 tonnes of earth and rock will need to be removed.

This line carries long-distance services for Chiltern Railways and CrossCounty Trains, as well as substantial freight services.

Bus replacement services are running between Leamington Spa and Banbury and a revised service is in effect between Banbury and Marylebone, Birmingham and Leamington Spa, and Stratford upon Avon and Leamington Spa.

Passengers using Chiltern Railway and CrossCountry services are asked to check the National Rail website before travelling at www.nationalrail.co.uk

Freight services are being diverted via the West Coast Main Line, Acton and the Great Western Main line.

Road Closure Notices

11th February Mollington Road, fire hydrant repair

WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984, SECTION 14

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF C114 MOLLINGTON ROAD, SHOTTESWELL

Warwickshire County Council has made a Temporary Traffic Order closing C114 Mollington Road, Shotteswell at a point outside Corner Cottage, to vehicular traffic.

The closure is required to safely facilitate the rebuild of a hydrant chamber.

The Order will commence on 11 February 2015 and will last for a period of 18 months, or until the works are completed, whichever is the earlier. However, it is anticipated that the works will be completed in one day.

Pedestrian access to and egress from properties and land situated adjacent to the length of road to be closed will be maintained at all times. Vehicular access will be maintained where possible.

An alternative route will be signed and is available via: D2821 Bakehouse Lane, D6426 Bury Court Farm Road, D2720 Coronation Lane (and vice versa).

Bakehouse lane, Shotteswell 19th February for road surface patching.

Keeping Everyone Safe, sometimes certain electrical items can pose a fire risk.

Register my appliance
New research has revealed that just over a third of British purchasers currently register all of their domestic appliances (such as: fridges, tumble dryers or washing machines) with the manufacturer, leaving many thousands of owners virtually untraceable if a safety repair is required.

To combat this, the Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances (AMDEA) has launched a new web portal www.registermyappliance.org.uk which is designed to make it quicker and easier for the public to register all of their appliances.

This new web portal is designed to provide up-to-date, accurate, contact information for owners who have brought specific models of domestic appliances within the last twelve years. This is so manufacturers can issue safety updates, or repair notifications to the right homes.

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Public Consultation into Police Precept

Ron Ball, Warwickshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has today launched a public consultation to hear the views of local people on his proposal to increase the policing precept in Warwickshire by 1.99% in 2015/16.

The proposed increase would mean paying an extra 30 pence on a monthly council tax bill for a Band D property – or one pence a day.

In December, the Government announced that Warwickshire’s policing budget would be cut by ?5.1%, or over £2.6m. The Strategic Alliance has meant that Warwickshire and West Mercia Police are in a stronger position than most other forces, however Warwickshire Police will need to deliver savings of up to £10.1m over the next five years.

If the current council tax rate was frozen, Warwickshire would lose? around £340,000 next year and £700,000 every year after, resulting in a financial hole of around £3.1m over the next five years, impacting significantly on policing in the county.

Warwickshire currently has one of the lowest levels of traditional crime in the UK and this is steadily falling. Over the past year, Mr Ball has taken strong action on key issues, which has led to significant improvements in convictions for domestic violence and rape, and reductions in serious acquisitive crimes such as robbery and burglary.

The Police and Crime Commissioner is keen to build on this momentum, and is making crime prevention his top priority in 2015-16 – however all of this vital work could be put at risk if further funding is not sought.

Some of his key projects for 2015/16 include:

  •     Launching the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) to help tackle child sexual exploitation and protect vulnerable children in Warwickshire.
  •     Working with the Home Office on tackling domestic abuse to improve the police response to domestic abuse, both on a local and national level.
  •     Focusing on raising public awareness about protecting yourself against cybercrime, which currently costs the UK £27billion a year.

Speaking today, Ron Ball, Police and Crime Commissioner for Warwickshire said:“In these cash strapped times I am not making this proposal lightly. Nor am I thinking short term and going for electoral popularity. How policing will look in the future is dependent on decisions being taken now and I have some real concerns about the continual erosion of police funding. I have no intention of leaving myself or my successors in a bind.”

The consultation runs until 5pm on Monday 26 January 2015.

Members of the public and interested organisations can take part in the consultation in the following ways:

All responses will be forwarded to the Police and Crime Commissioner for review, and the outcomes of this consultation will be shared with the Warwickshire Police and Crime Panel. The Police and Crime Commissioner will notify the Police and Crime Panel of his proposed budget and precept by 3 February 2015. The final precept will be published on the Warwickshire OPCC website by 2 March 2015.