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An invitation to a Garden Party
at Th
e Manor House, Main Street, to celebrate
Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th BIRTHDAY
and
Wolston Baptist Church Anniversary
on
Saturday 11th June at 2pm and 4pm

Invitations are limited, so be sure to get yours early!

For more details click here

 

Dyer’s Lane Playing Field - CCTV

Wolston Parish Council are considering the installation of CCTV cameras to cover the Dyers Lane recreation ground, primarily the two children’s play areas. The cameras would be managed in partnership with the Community Safety Team and Rugby First, who manage the existing cameras in Wolston as well as the cameras covering Rugby Town centre. The assessments that have to be made and the rules that need to be followed about need for the cameras and their location are very very strict, and is important to stress that the cameras would not cover any private dwellings or property and that the images recorded cannot be ‘viewed at will’, even by the Police. The images are recorded onto secure recorders in the Rugby First Control Room, itself a secure area, and are only allowed to be viewed following a suspected incident and the Police have to follow set justification procedures, specified by the Information Commissioner, prior to viewing any images.

More ...

 

DCLG Technical Consultation on
Implementation of Planning Changes

The Department for Communities and Local Government have just consulted on some proposals for quite fundamental changes to the way in which the system for planning applications works. In a few respects it is a much needed tidying up of a quite complicated system but overall it looks like a way to simplify and speed up the process for granting permission to developers. You read the consultation document here, and the response from Wolston PC here.   

 

RBC Local Plan - 'Preferred Options'
Updated 11th March 2016

Response from Wolston PC

Wolston PC have commented on the RBC 'Local Plan - Preferred Options'  - you can read the response from the Parish Council here.

The Wolston Neighbourhood Plan team have also commented on the RBC 'Local Plan - Preferred Options'  - you can read the response from the Wolston Neighbourhood Plan Team here.

 

 New houses in the Green Belt ?

Government is seeking consultation of proposed changes to the National Planning Policy Framework that, if implemented, would allow Local Authorities “to allocate appropriate small-scale sites in the Green Belt specifically for starter homes”.

This obviously could impact Wolston, so if you want to know more or would like to comment then look here


Wolston Neighbourhood Plan
 

Help stamp out fly tipping !

 

 

Local photographs needed !
Are you an amateur photographer ? Do you have any
images that capture the look, feel or natural world of Wolston ? The Wolston Village website is having a major refresh with new operating software and as part of this new look we want to include (about 16, but could be more) images that capture the essence of where we live. If you have an image that you would like included then please contact the webmaster@wolston.me.uk with details - no need to send the images yet ! The pictures will be used as small headers for the main pages with (if you wish) a click through to a higher resolution image and full credits.
If you would like to discuss please call 024 7654 4015.

Do you want an allotment ?
Only a few spaces left so if you have ever considered
growing your own fruit and veg but don't have the space
at home call Tony Howes now on 024 7654 3690
to reserve your plot !

 Community Speed Watch – Volunteers needed !
Are you fed up with the sometimes insane speed that cars travel through Wolston and Brandon ? Did you know that there is a group of volunteers that operate a Community Speed Watch (CSW) scheme in both villages that monitors vehicles speed with a police approved speed monitoring device ?
Read more ...
Silver Surfers
Are you over 50 and would like to be able to use the internet or send an email? Wolston Library have just the thing for you on Monday afternoons between 3-5 PM. Look here for details.
Report that pothole!
Have you seen a fault in the road or a pothole that needs fixing? If it's in Wolston just click here and enter the details. For potholes anywhere else click here.
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War Memorial Gardens

The gardens around the War Memorial, along with others in the village, are colourful with Spring foliage and flowers and we are looking forward to enjoying each successive season as the year rolls on.

We do not intend to enter the Rugby in Bloom competition again this year, but instead shall be focusing our energies on ensuring that the existing planting thrives, whilst adding seasonal bedding as the opportunity arrives.

We hope that the results of the ongoing work on the gardens continues to give pleasure to the Parishoners and reflects their gratitude to those whose names appear on the Memorial.

Marion Fewkes & Caroline Payne
War Memorial Gardeners


 

Crime prevention tip of the month
Its spring...and 'Shed Burglars' are especially busy at this time of year as winter locks are removed from sheds and tools and machinery are once again in regular use......

Thefts from sheds and garages are an ongoing problem all year round, but now new mowers are ready for spring; a variety of tools are put away ready for gardening or DIY; valuable items such as fishing tackle and bicycles are waiting for the warmer weather. The thieves know the pattern only too well, and let’s face it, we make it easy! There’s lots of useful information about how to keep your property safe on the Safe in Warwickshire website


Police 101
You should call 101 to report crime and other concerns that do not require a 999 emergency response. For example, call 101 if:
X Your car has been stolen;
X You observe anti-social behaviour;
X Your property has been damaged;
X You suspect drug use or dealing in your neighbourhood.
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Also call 101 to report a minor traffic collision, give the police information about crime in your area or to speak to the police about a general enquiry. All calls to 101 are logged and given a reference number, and by calling 101 you help our local police to understand how and where to target their resources. All calls to 101 cost 15p.

Crimestoppers
Alternatively, for absolute anonymity, call
Warwickshire Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
X Crimestoppers does not ask information givers to go to court;
X Calls to Crimestoppers do not appear on your bill;
X Crimestoppers is independent of the police.