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CLLR. MARK CARGILL’S PARISH BRIEFING NOTES 12TH DEC. 2020
If you have any questions, please contact Mark Cargill at:
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WARWICKSHIRE HOUSEHOLD WASTE RECYCLING CENTRES REOPENING
The six larger Warwickshire Household waste Recycling Centres reopened on Monday 18th May 2020, including Burton Farm, Stratford upon Avon, for essential visits only.
This means BOTH of the following must apply:
(i) it is not safe to store the waste at home without causing a risk of injury, health or harm to you or other members of your household or the public
(ii) alternative disposal options are not available.
Your visit must be booked online. Any cars which have not been booked in will be turned away. Only ONE visit per FORTNIGHT is allowed currently.
For further information, please see warwickshire.gov.uk/recyclingcentres
WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL CAR PARKS AT COUNTRY PARKS REOPENED 18TH MAY 2020
Warwickshire County Council reopened car parks at Kingsbury Water Park, Ryton Pools, Hartshill and Pooley, on 18th May, so that visitors may exercise as per Government guidelines.
An online booking system is operating for car parking (two slots from 9am to 12 noon and 1pm to 4pm). Parking permit holders not required to make a booking. There will be separate tickets for those with disabilities, which have to be accompanied by a blue badge.
Usual social distancing measures will apply. Visitors are asked to attend only with members of their own households and to maintain a distance of 2m from others using the parks.
Please note that toilets and cafe facilities will not be open at this stage.
Further information available at: warwickshire.gov.uk/countryparks
WALKING IN WARWICKSHIRE – SEE BELOW
The following website has details for many free walks to download and print, plus details of all walking clubs in the country and lots more information (website of John Harris of Walking in England.
REPORTING PHISHING ATTEMPTS DURING COVID 19 CRISIS
We have been requested to circulate the following information by Warwickshire Police:
“Due to the increase in phishing attempts made to individuals and businesses as more people are working remotely during Covid19, the following simple ways of reporting have been put together:
You can now report scam text messages by forwarding the text to ‘7726’, and emails to : NFIBPhishing@city-of-london.pnn.police.uk
By reporting the attempt to us, we can take down the service the criminals are using”
TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF D5432 ARDENS GRAFTON ROAD, EXHALL 23RD MARCH 2020
Warwickshire County Council proposes to make a temporary Traffic Order by which the D5432 Ardens Grafton Road, Exhall will be closed to vehicular traffic from its junction with Wixford Road to its junction with Temple Grafton Road for carriageway patching and associated works from 0800-1600hrs.
The anticipated completion date is 24th March 2020.
An alternative route will be signed.
Vehicular access and egress will be maintained where possible.
Contractor: Balfour Beatty 03452 415 302.
Any problems with these works or for further details of roadworks, contact Warwickshire County Council on 01926 412515 or at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/roadworksmap.
UBUS-NEW DESTINATIONS REDDITCH AND EVESHAM
We have received notification from Stratford on avon District Council that UBUS is now offering residents in the West of the district, including Wixford, the opportunity to travel to Redditch and Evesham on Wednesdays, in addition to the other services already offered.
UBUS is available to anyone of any age who struggles to access public transport due to mobility issues, health problems or who lives in an area with no or infrequent public transport.
UBUS will collect passengers from their door, drop off at the relevant destination, pick up at an agreed point, and drop off back at home.
Residents in Wixford will pay £2.70 single; £5.40 return. A family carer travelling with the cared for person travels free of charge.
If you wish to use UBUS, you need to register first (at no charge) when you will be given a membership number. Please ring 01789 264491 for further details/to register.
WIXFORD BROADBAND NEWS JAN. 2019
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SUSPICIOUS MEN SEEN IN VILLAGE 16/09/2018
It has been reported that 4 suspicious men dressed in black driving a stolen car, were seen walking about the village late on Sunday night 16/09/2018/early hours of Monday morning 17/09/2018.
CSW BROADBAND: SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO MAPS AND DATA (WARWICKSHIRE CC)
SEVERN TRENT PROPOSED WORKS
VILLAGE HALL AGM MINUTES 2018
Village Hall Minutes 20th February 2018
Wixford PC has a new clerk!
I am delighted to announce that with effect from 1 December 2017, Lynne Reekes (wife of our Cllr Andrew Reekes) has very kindly agreed to take on the role of our Parish Clerk following the departure of Simone Bush.
We wish Lynne every success with her new role and we will all provide her with our support and assistance to enable her to familiarise herself with the role as soon as possible.
Lynne can be contacted on: firstname.lastname@example.org
May I wish you all a fantastic Christmas and a Happy New Year !
D Morris (Co-Chair Wixford PC)
Village Hall Committee Meeting 27/9/17
WIXFORD VILLAGE HALL COMMITTEE
MINUTES – 27TH SEPTEMBER 2017
Present: John Cain (Chairman), Jain Drinkwater, Angela Ballard, Julie Rodgers, Sue Vincent, Bob Small
Apologies: Linda Salisbury
Minutes of the Last Meeting
• The Minutes of the last meeting were agreed
• Employer’s Liability Insurance Certificate – still outstanding
• Will has repaired the shed roof and cleared the path
• Bank Balances: No. 1 account £9,807.86
No. 2 account £7,492.80 Development account £4,600.00
• Jam money £25
• New fixed price Electricity Plan starts on 20th October
50/50 Club Winner
• Number 53 – Caroline Wade
Village Hall Development
• Bob has been unable to arrange for his contractor to come and look at the hall with a view to possible refurbishment
• Bob has seen a village hall near Dunchurch which was funded by Lottery money. He will investigate further. Any Lottery application will need to be worded very specifically
• Julie will prepare a flyer for the next quiz on the 17th November
• 2018 Quiz – Mr Bratt will organise a quiz in either January or February•
Macmillan Coffee Morning – Saturday 30th September
• Timing 10 a.m.-12 noon
• Jain, Angela and Sue will host
• Jain will set up the room on Friday
• Tony Watson not available to do the music – Jain will do this
• Jain will put out the advertising boards on Friday
Christmas Activity for Wixford Residents (Including Children)
• Latest idea – Mince pies and mulled wine including a mince pie competition
• Early meeting in October to discuss all ideas properly
Any Other Business
• The Parish Council website is available for village use
Date and Time of Next Meeting
Monday 16 October at 6 p.m. – no longer convenient – to be changed
Copy to: Dean Morris
Proposed variation of condition 18 (period of occupation) and variation of condition 19 (number of caravans) in relation to planning permission 14/02011/FUL (use of land for stationing of 32 caravans for holiday accommodation, demolition of toilet bock; erection of 5 no. dwellings and all associated works), to allow occupation of caravans for 11 months of the year and reduction of caravans to 29.
Vacancy – Parish Council Clerk (P/T)
We have a vacancy for a Parish Council Clerk. Part-time (3 – 5 hours a week).
Applications are invited for the role of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to the Wixford Parish Council. Duties include:-
- Preparing agendas , attending and recording Council meetings and any extra-ordinary meetings
- Preparing and distributing minutes to all meetings
- Managing the Council’s finances, including preparation of annual budget and accounts , processing income and expenditure and arranging internal and external audits
- Implementing the Council’s decisions on all matters
- Ensuring the council’s legal, statutory, financial and other governing provisions are observed
- Distributing and responding to planning applications and consultations
- Liaising with contractors and developing a working relationship with local /regional bodies
Wixford is a small village that is currently undergoing significant change , we are looking for a person who is community orientated ,well motivated and with a positive outlook to take care of the Council’s administration. Ideally the applicant would have previous parish clerk experience and hold the CILCA qualification . However applicants willing to pursue the qualification are encouraged to apply , the council will support further training and development.
Other than attending the bimonthly Parish Council meeting in the Wixford Village Hall the applicant will work primarily from home.
For more information see our website. To apply please complete the contact form.
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Bus service changes from 31st May 2011
Service 29 operated by Johnsons Excelbus – this evening service to Stratford and Evesham is withdrawn
I would like to take this opportunity of reminding the parish council that residents can, if they wish, use the dial a ride Community Links scheme which operates Mondays to Fridays between 0915 and 1500. The service is available to people of all ages where conventional public transport is unavailable or very limited, and for people with mobility difficulties. The cost of the service is £1.30 per single journey and people need to contact Community Links on 01789 264491 in advance to make a booking.
If you wish to discuss this matter with an officer, please contact Dave Matthews on 01926 412760 or by e-mail using email@example.com.
Publicity Team Manager
Environment & Economy Directorate
Telephone: 01926 412647
Fax: 01926 418041
3rd May, 2011
WCC Cabinet decision regarding Fire Stations
Warwickshire County Council approve plans to modernise fire service
Released on 20 July 2010
Plans to modernise Warwickshire County Council’s Fire and Rescue Service have been approved at a full Council meeting today (20 July 2010).
Councillors were presented with three options to debate at Cabinet and Full Council, which included plans to upgrade Alcester fire station to a whole-time station, increase firefighter training and substantially increase Home Fire Safety Checks.
During the meeting, Councillors had a full and rigorous debate on the three options presented to them by the Chief Fire Officer and concluded that option B would provide the best foundation for an improved fire and rescue service for Warwickshire.
Portfolio Holder for Community Protection, Councillor Richard Hobbs said: “This is a real step forward for Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service. Councillors have had a difficult decision to make and I am pleased that they have chosen a route to modernisation that will deliver the improvements we need for the safety of both our firefighters and the residents of Warwickshire.
“I would like to assure residents that we have listened to their concerns and as a result the improvement plan we approved has been modified to ensure that we are delivering improved value for money by using our resources in the best way possible.
“The next steps now will be to look at how we implement the changes approved by full Council and the timeframes for that. I would like to make it clear to residents that changes will not be made overnight and that a programme of work will now be undertaken to look at how we implement the Improvement Plan to improve the safety for residents and our firefighters as a whole.
“Improvements from the plan include increasing home fire safety checks from 6,500 to 30,000, investing in our equipment and training, placing a second boat unit in the south of the county, investing in a small fires unit and reducing our attendance to the staggering amount of automatic fire alarm call outs we attend. All of the improvements will and have saved lives nationally, which is why we need to ensure that we have a fire service which is fit for purpose, now and in the future.”
Councillors have approved model B for Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service. This means that Bidford Fire Station remains in place.
At Alcester Fire Station is upgraded to a whole-time station
Three Fire Stations (Brinklow, Studley and Warwick) are decommissioned back into the Council’s Asset Management portfolio.
Bedworth Fire Station becomes a retained station with a whole-time crew manning a specialist small fires unit.
WCC ‘Slow Down’ Wheelie Bin stickers
WCC ‘Slow Down’ Wheelie Bin stickers:
Warwickshire County Council and Warwickshire Police are committed to making our roads as safe as possible.
Sadly many people are hurt on our roads every year – in many cases this is due to inappropriate or excessive speed.
You can now remind people travelling through your community that speeding in not acceptable by displaying our Wheelie Bin stickers on your recycling bins.
If you would like to request up to two Wheelie Bin Stickers, please feel free to contact WCC:
Telephone: 01926 418612
Road Safety Engineering,
Warwickshire County Council,
PO Box 43,
25th May, 2010
Election results – National
Election results – Local
Minerals Core Strategy
Wixford Parish Council met at 7.30pm on the 25th of March 2009 at the Chairman’s house to determine their stance on the consultation and any further actions. The consultation was researched and discussed fully and feedback will now be sent to Warwickshire County Council.
Please note: Due to Mike Gerrard resigning as our Internal Auditor, we have appointed Kenneth Dunn to conduct the role for the year 2008/09.
Mr Dunn was finance director for Ladbrokes, works as an accounts consultant in the public sector and is a chartered accountant (CA) and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Scotland).
He has previously done internal audits for Long Compton and Halford Parish Councils.
3rd March, 2009
Are You Stuck for Transport?
If so, the Community Links social transport scheme maybe just what you are looking for.
Community Links operates a small fleet of vehicles, each with full disability access, offering a ‘door-to-door’ service for people stuck for transport to get to and from their nearest town or village for shopping or visiting friends.
The service is for people who have a genuine need for local transport and cannot access public transport because of mobility problems and/or who live in a rurally isolated location with no other form of transport available.
The Community Links service operates between about 9.30am and 2.30pm on weekdays in each part of the District three days a week. The fare system is a simple flat rate of £1.20 per single journey, i.e. £2.40 return ‘door-to-door’.
Successes of the scheme to date include:
Over 25,000 passenger journeys completed since launch in April 2006
Over 1000 people now registered with the project
A fifth vehicle to join the scheme sponsored by Stratford Town Trust starts April 2008
Overall satisfaction rating of 96% in a recent survey of service users
98% of Community Links users rate the service ‘value for money’ and a lifeline to them maintaining their independence.
“It’s an absolutely wonderful service; without it I would be housebound and this has opened up a whole new life for me,” says Mrs D from Bidford.
If you need this service, or know someone who does, phone
Community Links on 01789 264491 for more information
The Community Links social transport scheme works in close co-operation with the Volunteer Centre Medical Journey Scheme for doctor, dentist and hospital and medical related appointments. For this ‘medical journey’ scheme contact Clarissa Roberts on 01789 296344.
Community Links is a partnership project between Warwickshire County Council, Stratford-on-Avon District Council, Stratford-on-Avon Volunteer Centre and Stratford Upon Avon Town Trust.
8th April, 2008