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Save money on your heating bills

If you’d like to save money on your heating bills, download this PDF for more information.


The service for residents of the rural areas who have accessing transport and need to get to shops and essential services.

Group hire for elderly passengers

Age Concern are acutely aware of the of older and disabled people and transport is an important aspect in helping to alleviate social and rural isolation. In order to cater for such needs Age Concern have based disabled-access minibuses across Warwickshire, including Stratford and Bidford.

Medical transport

A team of volunteer drivers who use their own cars to provide a door-to-door transport service to hospitals, clinics and other essential health services such as doctors’ surgeries, chiropodists, dentists and opticians.

Community links

Community links

Community Links

Community Links is the door-to-door community transport service for all residents who may be stuck for transport in Stratford District. Community Links’ five vehicles are fully accessible for people with mobility problems, and our drivers will be happy to help, but please do let us know if you need assistance and/or are a wheelchair user when you make your booking. The scheme is aimed at those who:

  • Have a general need for local transport
  • Cannot access public transport because of mobility problems or other issues
  • Live in an isolated location with no other form of transport available.

Information and a registration forms are available by phoning 01789 264491.

Once you’ve joined, book your Community Links journey by phoning the Project Coordinator on 01789 264491 on any weekday between 9am and 4pm. It would help them to help you if you could try to give three working days notice.

The service can be used for a wide variety of journey purposes – visiting friends, attending social groups or leisure activities, lifelong learning and of course, shopping.

But please note it’s not for Hospital visiting or appointments. The Volunteer Centre Medical Journey Scheme operates for such journeys. Contact Clarissa Roberts on 01789 296334.

For more information, visit our website.

Email Community Transport here.

Free bus travel for older and disabled people

Did your pass expire on 31 March ? Find out about renewing it.

The England National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS) is a national scheme that enables qualifying individuals to travel free on off-peak local buses throughout England. Eligibility is determined either by age or a qualifying disability.

Currently the national scheme allows travel from 9.30am Monday to Friday and all day at weekends and on bank holidays.

In Warwickshire the scheme also currently allows free travel from 9am on Monday to Friday for Warwickshire residents.

To qualify, you must be a permanent resident of Warwickshire. You must also either be of an eligible age or have aqualifying disability.


1.2 Eligible age

In April 2010, the age of eligibility for concessionary travel for women became their pension age. For men it changed to the pensionable age of a woman born on the same day.

The state pension age for a woman is rising over a period of ten years. The earliest age for men and women to get bus passes will increase gradually from 60 in April 2010 to 65 in April 2020. The Government decided that this would be the fairest method, rather than introduce a one-off rise which would leave those currently close to retirement age facing a full five-year delay.

Anyone born on or before 5 September 1951 is eligible for a pass now.

If you were born after 5 September 1951, check the age at which you become eligible by using the older person’s bus pass eligibility checker which will tell you when you will become eligible for a concessionary travel pass. Alternatively, download the:state pension age eligibility dates table for those born up to April 1953 (pdf, 37Kb)

In Warwickshire, we will accept applications up to one month before you become eligible.

If you qualify for an ‘age related’ pass, we will need to see one of the following documents which shows your date of birth.

  • Driving licence – a photocard driving licence can be used as evidence of both age and residency. Otherwise you will need to provide two separate pieces of evidence.
  • Passport
  • Birth certificate
  • NHS medical card


 Mobile Library Timetable

Download the timetable here.




Superfast Broadband

Wood chipping service

Wood chipping service provided by WCC

Wood chipping service provided by WCC

School closures link for use during bad weather, etc.

Safe driving, during snowfall

Please ensure that your car’s windows, number plates and lights are clear of snow before starting your journey. Please also ensure you clear snow from the roof of your car, as this could be a hazard to drivers behind you.

Help the Church by registering with Easy Fund Raising

Costs nothing extra, but for each purchase a donation is given to church funds.  You pay the same price, top retailers to choose from.

Train Enquires

Nearest Station is in Banbury

Pest Control

Services available from Stratford District Council, various fees apply depending on pests!

Terminator Pest Control

Telephone: FREEPHONE 0800 373023
Fax: 01327 311400

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Head Office:
Terminator Unit 2
Plant House
Royal Oak Way North
NN11 8PQ

What’s on in Banbury including Police News

Walks around Shotteswell

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Walking in Oxfordshire  

Shotteswell Walks complete (compressed)