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District and County Councillors' Weekly Report 1st November 2021
01 November 2021
Consultation on proposed new ward boundaries (electoral arrangements) extended
27 October 2021

The Local Government Boundary Commission has announced that the consultation on proposed new ward boundaries has been extended until  6th December 2021.

Have your say via the Boundary Commission's consultation portal.

CHRISTMAS MORNING SERVICE AT ST. LAURENCE, BIDFORD 10.00AM
14 December 2020

If you wish to attend this service, seats must be reserved in advance (seats are limited by social distancing). Those who turn up on the day cannot be admitted. Seats can be reserved by email or telephone :

email address: fruitymetcalfe@me.com

telephone: 07816783382

Requests can be accepted up to December 22nd.

Parish Briefing Notes 01.08.2020 (Cllr. Mark Cargill)
07 August 2020

Please send any comments re value for money/standard of services, from Stratford District Council, to the Parish Clerk at clerk@wixford-pc.gov.uk

St Milburga’s Church: Faculty Notice June 2020
28 June 2020
Volunteers needed for Community Speed Watch
31 May 2020

One of Wixford’s residents has recently signed up with the Police for the Community Speed Watch for Wixford.
Five more volunteers are needed to get this underway. If you are interested in taking action to try to reduce vehicle speeds through the village, and think you could help by volunteering, please contact the Clerk in the first instance, at clerk@wixford-pc.gov.uk

Recruitment of Special Constables
28 May 2020

Warwickshire are currently recruiting new Special Constables in our area.
Please see information below received from Alcester Police South Safer Neighbourhood Team.

Leaflet from Warwickshire County Council: information and contact numbers for use during Covid 19 crisis
30 April 2020
Safer Neighbourhood Teams (Warwickshire Police) August 2019
23 August 2019

Inspector Alison Wiggin of Warwickshire Police, is responsible for the management of Safer Neighbourhood Teams in the Stratford District. She reports that an Information Sheet has been created (copy below) to improve communications between the public and the police, aiming to ensure that everyone is clear on what is available and appropriate in the circumstances which may arise.The sheet gives links or addresses for:
Twitter and Facebook
Warwickshirepolice.co.uk (which has a page for each SNT giving details of the team and a monthly newsletter).
Warwickshire Rural Watch: a free scheme to help combat rural crime in Warwickshire
NB Remember: dial 101 to contact local police if not a 999 incident; use 999 if someone is in danger, there is a crime in progress or a suspect is nearby.

Warwickshire Local Welfare School Holiday Lunch Scheme
17 July 2019

Please see poster below for details:

Defibrillator Demonstration 2pm 15th July, Village Hall
28 June 2019

There will be a group demonstration of the new defibrillator (situate on the wall outside Wixford Grange) at 2pm on Monday, 15th July in the Village Hall, given by the Arrhythmia Alliance.

All welcome.

Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places 2019
06 June 2019

For details of the review, please see the letter below dated 17th May 2019 from David Dalby, Democratic Services Manager, and the schedule of current designations referred to in para 5 of the letter:

Election of District Councillor 2nd May 2019
25 April 2019

Statement of Persons Nominated and notice of Poll

Statement of Persons Nominated for Wixford Parish Council re Poll 2nd May 2019
25 April 2019

Statement of Persons Nominated

Superfast Broadband now available in parts of Wixford
02 April 2019

Good news – superfast Broadband is now available in parts of Wixford. Cabinet Bidford on avon 18 has been upgraded meaning that many properties in Wixford connected to it can now order the improved Broadband service.

To order a superfast service:
1. Check if your property is connected to Cabinet 18 by entering your landline number or address into the BT Broadband Availability Checker at www.dsichecker.bt.com
2. If faster or superfast is available, “VDSL Range A&B” will be listed under “Featured Products” along with speeds you are likely to achieve.
3. Use a comparison such as MoneySavingExpert.com, www.broadbandgenie.co.uk or www.uswitch.com

NB Even though this cabinet has been upgraded, not every property connected to it is guaranteed to achieve superfast speeds due to some properties’ distances from the cabinet and/or quality of copper connections.

Help Stamp out Rural Crime (NFU CrimeStoppers)
02 April 2019

Rural crime is on the rise. It is a serious issue for farmers, businesses and those who live in the countryside.

NFU states that you can help by calling the dedicated Crimestoppers number 0800 783 0137 to give information anonymously about one of the following:
1. large-scale, industrial fly-tipping
2. hare coursing
3. livestock theft
4. machinery theft.

You can also give information about any of these crimes by visiting:
www.ruralcrimereportingline.uk

Help Stamp out Rural Crime (NFU CrimeStoppers)
02 April 2019

Rural crime is on the rise. It is a serious issue for farmers, businesses and those who live in the countryside.

NFU states that you can help by calling the dedicated Crimestoppers number 0800 783 0137 to give information anonymously about one of the following:
1. large-scale, industrial fly-tipping
2. hare coursing
3. livestock theft
4. machinery theft.

You can also give information about any of these crimes by visiting:
www.ruralcrimereportingline.uk

Temporary Road Closures and temporary 10mph speed limit
30 March 2019

This Notice is also displayed on the Parish Council Noticeboard.

NB The Order will commence on 15 April 2019, lasting for 18months or until the works are completed, whichever is the earlier. It is anticipated that works will be completed by 30 September 2019.
All closure dates will be indicated by advance signage placed on site approximately 2 weeks before the date of the works.

Notice of Election of a District Councillor for Alcester and Rural 02 May 2019
19 March 2019

A copy of this Notice can also be seen on the Parish Council Noticeboard.

NOTICE OF ELECTION Parish of Wixford 2nd May 2019
05 March 2019

A copy of this Notice will also be displayed on the Parish Council Noticeboard.

Have you ever considered being a Parish Councillor?
23 January 2019

Prospective Councillors sessions are being held at the following venues:
Leamington 24th January
Solihull 28th January
Southam 7th February
Stratford 11th February
Atherstone 28th February

If you are interested in going along to a session, and would like further details of what it will cover, please contact the Parish Clerk at wixfordpcclerk@gmail.com or on 07748 193431.

Stratford District Council Tree Management Protocol – final version
15 December 2018
Warwickshire Home Library Delivery Service
22 November 2018
SDC Code of Conduct Social Media Policy
16 October 2018
Wixford Parish Council May 2018 Councillors and contact details
16 October 2018
Water pressure
13 July 2018
Income and Expenditure to 28/02/18
21 April 2018
Budget 2018/19
31 March 2018
Think before you park!
11 June 2017

Think before you park! – PCSO Becky Morris

There has been recent complaints regarding vehicles causing unnecessary obstruction of the pavements in and around Wixford.

To dispel to contrasting beliefs on this matter here is some general guidance on parking obstruction.

Whilst the majority of parking related offences have been decriminalised, obstruction offences are still enforced by the respective Police Force for that area. For your guidance whilst vehicles are able to park partially on to the pavement, consideration should be given to ensure firstly that visually, the vehicle is not causing obstruction to the highway and secondly that members of the public including those with buggies or wheelchairs can freely pass the vehicle on the pavement.

Should a member of public deem that a parked vehicle fails to meet either or both of those criteria then they are advised to contact the Police on 101 and an officer shall attend and determine if a wilful obstruction offence has been committed. If indeed the offence is proved to be correct then then this may be dealt with my means of a Fixed Penalty Notice or in the most serious of cases recovery of the vehicle. Should anyone have further queries regarding obstruction offences then please email Alcester South Safer Neighbourhood Team on the below email address.

alcestersouth.snt@warwickshire.pnn.police.uk

11th June, 2017

Section 2 External Audit Annual return
26 May 2017
Section 1 External Audit Annual return
26 May 2017
Notice of Accounts Inspection
26 May 2017
End of Year Accounts Reconciliation
26 May 2017

Please find attached end of year audited accounts reconciliation for Wixford Parish Council

Warwickshire County Council Elections – Thursday 4th May 2017 – Alcester Division
04 May 2017

See attached notice of election for WCC Cllr Alcester Division May 2017

WCC Notice of Election May 2017
26 April 2017
Community Forums
22 December 2009

Have you heard about Community Forums?

The Community Forums are an advisory body, which act as a key vehicle for community engagement within the locality. Members of the public can raise issues of concern and wherever possible, together with relevant agencies, solutions to those concerns can be worked out. The next forum meeting in your area is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 10th September in Bidford.

If you have a specific concern or problem, then come along to the local surgery from 6.30 pm – 7 pm, where you will be able to speak to your local Safer Neighbourhoods Policing Team, Warwickshire County Council or Stratford-on-Avon District Council Officer.

If you would like to suggest an issue for a future Community Forum meeting, or get involved, please contact the WCC Stratford Area Office on 01789 290784 or email: stratfordoffice@warwickshire.gov.uk

You may be aware that over the last 12 months, the County, District, Town/Parish Councils and the Police have been working together to develop and deliver a programme of Community Forums across the Stratford District, which take place every three months.

The Community Forums have been set up to give our community the opportunity to meet their local County and District Councillors and their Community Policing Team and to voice their opinions about how public services can be improved in their area. The issues raised at Forums will be acted upon by all partners, and we are accountable to you for making sure you get a response and action is taken to tackle the issues that are important to you.

Many Parish and Town Councils already play a key role in helping to support and promote these Forums, and your local knowledge is invaluable to the success of them, as you know where the ?hotspot? areas may be in your community. The purpose of this letter is:

to encourage you to help us attract more members of the public to come along to these Forums
to invite you to raise issues for consideration on the agendas of the Forums

If you are not already involved in the Forums, you might be interested to know more about how they work, and how your attendance at them can influence local action.

If you have a problem in your area which the community police team can help to deal with, you can highlight this at the Forum. If the Forum agrees that this is a priority (each Forum can choose up to 3 priorities at each meeting), you will receive targeted action to address this problem over the course of the next 3 months. For example, if there is a speeding issue in your area, we can guarantee a specific number of speed checks at a variety of times during the day.

Because residents told us through the Community Forum that young people in Alcester needed more support, we have been successful in providing funding for an additional 2 youth workers.

Do you have problems with the maintenance of highways or footpaths in your area?

Do you feel there is more we could do to provide activities for young people?

How can we help you to feel safer in your community?

Is there more we can do together to improve your quality of life?

If the answer to these questions is yes – then come along to your Community Forum and let’s agree how we can work together to take some action. And please encourage your friends and neighbours to come along too. We already distribute posters and leaflets to each Town/Parish Council so your help in passing these on to residents via your websites, newsletters and in community venues/noticeboards is very much appreciated.

The date of the next Community Forum in your area is 16th September 2014 in Bidford. Come along for an informal chat with police and councillors from 6.30pm and the Forum itself starts at 7.00pm.

If you would like us to come to your Parish Council meeting to tell you more, please get in touch with Amanda Wilson-Patterson on 01789 290784 or email amandawilsonpatterson@warwickshire.gov.uk. If you know of any community groups in your area that would like us to talk to them about this? Please let Amanda know.

With your support, as grass roots representatives of your local community, we can all work together to improve the quality of life for our residents, and really make these Forums a catalyst for change.

I attach for your information the contact details of your local County and District Councillors, and some direct dial numbers to help you contact relevant agencies for help and advice. Your first port of call for advice about who best to contact is the Stratford Area Team, based at Winton House in Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon. Our direct line is 01789 290784 or you can email elizabethprice@warwickshire.gov.uk

I look forward to hearing from you, and to meeting you at future Community Forum meetings.

Yours sincerely

Jenny Murray
Stratford Localities & Communities Manager

Information available from Wixford Parish Council under the new model publication scheme
14 May 2009

Information available from Wixford Parish Council under the new model publication scheme
This model publication scheme has been prepared and approved by the Information Commissioner. It may be adopted without modification by any public authority without further approval and will be valid until further notice.
This publication scheme commits an authority to make information available to the public as part of its normal business activities. The information covered is included in the classes of information mentioned below, where this information is held by the authority. Additional assistance is provided to the definition of these classes in sector specific guidance manuals issued by the Information Commissioner.
The scheme commits an authority:
* To proactively publish or otherwise make available as a matter of routine, information, including environmental information, which is held by the authority and falls within the classifications below.
* To specify the information which is held by the authority and falls within the classifications below.
* To proactively publish or otherwise make available as a matter of routine, information in line with the statements contained within this scheme.
* To produce and publish the methods by which the specific information is made routinely available so that it can be easily identified and accessed by members of the public.
* To review and update on a regular basis the information the authority makes available under this scheme.
* To produce a schedule of any fees charged for access to information which is made proactively available.
* To make this publication scheme available to the public.
Classes of Information
Who we are and what we do.
Organisational information, locations and contacts, constitutional and legal governance.
What we spend and how we spend it.
Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, tendering, procurement and contracts.
What our priorities are and how we are doing.
Strategy and performance information, plans, assessments, inspections and reviews. April 2008 1
Model Publication Scheme
V1.0
How we make decisions.
Policy proposals and decisions. Decision making processes, internal criteria and procedures, consultations.
Our policies and procedures.
Current written protocols for delivering our functions and responsibilities.
Lists and Registers.
Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the authority.
The Services we Offer.
Advice and guidance, booklets and leaflets, transactions and media releases. A description of the services offered.
The classes of information will not generally include:
* Information the disclosure of which is prevented by law, or exempt under the Freedom of Information Act, or is otherwise properly considered to be protected from disclosure.
* Information in draft form.
* Information that is no longer readily available as it is contained in files that have been placed in archive storage, or is difficult to access for similar reasons.
The method by which information published under this scheme will be made available
The authority will indicate clearly to the public what information is covered by this scheme and how it can be obtained.
Where it is within the capability of a public authority, information will be provided on a website. Where it is impracticable to make information available on a website or when an individual does not wish to access the information by the website, a public authority will indicate how information can be obtained by other means and provide it by those means.
In exceptional circumstances some information may be available only by viewing in person. Where this manner is specified, contact details will be provided. An appointment to view the information will be arranged within a reasonable timescale.
Information will be provided in the language in which it is held or in such other language that is legally required. Where an authority is legally required to translate any information, it will do so.
Obligations under disability and discrimination legislation and any other legislation to provide information in other forms and formats will be adhered to when providing information in accordance with this scheme.

14th May, 2009

Information available from Wixford Parish Council under the new model publication scheme
14 May 2009

Information available from Wixford Parish Council under the new model publication scheme
This model publication scheme has been prepared and approved by the Information Commissioner. It may be adopted without modification by any public authority without further approval and will be valid until further notice.
This publication scheme commits an authority to make information available to the public as part of its normal business activities. The information covered is included in the classes of information mentioned below, where this information is held by the authority. Additional assistance is provided to the definition of these classes in sector specific guidance manuals issued by the Information Commissioner.
The scheme commits an authority:
* To proactively publish or otherwise make available as a matter of routine, information, including environmental information, which is held by the authority and falls within the classifications below.
* To specify the information which is held by the authority and falls within the classifications below.
* To proactively publish or otherwise make available as a matter of routine, information in line with the statements contained within this scheme.
* To produce and publish the methods by which the specific information is made routinely available so that it can be easily identified and accessed by members of the public.
* To review and update on a regular basis the information the authority makes available under this scheme.
* To produce a schedule of any fees charged for access to information which is made proactively available.
* To make this publication scheme available to the public.
Classes of Information
Who we are and what we do.
Organisational information, locations and contacts, constitutional and legal governance.
What we spend and how we spend it.
Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, tendering, procurement and contracts.
What our priorities are and how we are doing.
Strategy and performance information, plans, assessments, inspections and reviews. April 2008 1
Model Publication Scheme
V1.0
How we make decisions.
Policy proposals and decisions. Decision making processes, internal criteria and procedures, consultations.
Our policies and procedures.
Current written protocols for delivering our functions and responsibilities.
Lists and Registers.
Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the authority.
The Services we Offer.
Advice and guidance, booklets and leaflets, transactions and media releases. A description of the services offered.
The classes of information will not generally include:
* Information the disclosure of which is prevented by law, or exempt under the Freedom of Information Act, or is otherwise properly considered to be protected from disclosure.
* Information in draft form.
* Information that is no longer readily available as it is contained in files that have been placed in archive storage, or is difficult to access for similar reasons.
The method by which information published under this scheme will be made available
The authority will indicate clearly to the public what information is covered by this scheme and how it can be obtained.
Where it is within the capability of a public authority, information will be provided on a website. Where it is impracticable to make information available on a website or when an individual does not wish to access the information by the website, a public authority will indicate how information can be obtained by other means and provide it by those means.
In exceptional circumstances some information may be available only by viewing in person. Where this manner is specified, contact details will be provided. An appointment to view the information will be arranged within a reasonable timescale.
Information will be provided in the language in which it is held or in such other language that is legally required. Where an authority is legally required to translate any information, it will do so.
Obligations under disability and discrimination legislation and any other legislation to provide information in other forms and formats will be adhered to when providing information in accordance with this scheme.

14th May, 2009

Quality Parish Council
31 August 2007

31st August 2007

PRESS RELEASE

WIXFORD AWARDED QUALITY PARISH STATUS

Dear Editor

Wow! We’ve just got confirmation of the excellent Council we are, and we’re going to run with it!

This award will benefit our partnership working, enabling as much communication as possible for villagers of all age ranges, to the benefit of themselves and their community.

With the Local Government White Paper placing power back to Local Government, we will bring the wider community nearer, and that can only be a huge asset.

There will now be less reason for isolation and social exclusion, as many routes of communication can now be explored, to understand and affect what happens regarding our own homes and communities, to enhance both Wixford Parish Council and the Principal Authorities which we look forward to working with more closely.

We are proud of our achievement, and know it can only be advantageous, to our community and beyond! This is just the beginning…..

Yours sincerely

Karen Parnell

12th September, 2007