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Wolston, Warwickshire

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TGI Friday Roundabout
Highways England plan to rebuild this junction in order to separate the A46 and A428 traffic flows. Public meetings to present the scheme, which will start in 2020, will be held locally on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th February.

Details of the proposals and the meetings are here

 
 Pictures of old Wolston
Do you have any pictures of old Wolston ?
click here to see how you can help the local History Group
 

 

‘Step into Spring’
A concert with the award winning
Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir
and guest soprano Janice McGonigle
St Margaret’s Church, Saturday March 4th at 6pm.

Tickets are £10, available from the church office
or Phil Wilson (024) 7654 0617. Light refreshments included.

This is part of the fund raising appeal for the church refurbishment and will kickstart our Footsteps appeal, news of which to follow soon.
 

Wolston Photo Competition 2017
6th May - Wolston Village Hall
Categories:

Portraits in Black and White
Reflections
A Village in Spring
Colour Red (your interpretation)
                                          Click here for full details

 
 Wolston Garden Club
Our meetings are held at Wolston Village Hall, commencing at 7.30, on the third Thursday of the month. Please refer to the programme for any variations. Membership for the year is £15. Guests, at £4 each, are welcome at any meeting.

This year our coach trip will be to the Malvern Spring Show on Saturday May 13th. The details are to be finalised, but the cost should be no more than £30, including entrance fees.

If you have any queries about Garden Club, please telephone Valerie Griffin on (024) 7654 5469. We are not a Horticultural Society ! We are a group of people that enjoy gardens and associated topics. You don't necessarily need to have a garden or like gardening to be a member as the talks are of general interest.
 
Attention all Gardeners !!
Why not open your garden in 2017 and benefit
by meeting people and sharing ideas.
Get in touch if you are interested.

 

Click the logo for the latest news from WCAVA, a
fantastic resource with access to all the latest grant funding information.

 

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 ...

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.
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wolston Neighbourhood Plan
 The next publc meeting of the Neighbourhood Plan 'Steering Group' will be on Tuesday 14th March at 7.30pm, in St Margaret's Church Rooms.
Meetings normally last no more than an hour and all residents are invited to attend.
The Neighbourhood Plan team are actively seeking residents views and opinions, plus support and skills, to help us develop a Plan for Wolston. If you feel that you have an opinion, or skills, energy or time to support us, in any way whatsoever, please contact the team on: ndp.wolston@yahoo.co.uk.
 
  
The Rose and Crown
will reopen at midday on Thursday 2nd March.
Adam, Paige and the team hope to make the Rose & Crown a community local that Wolston deserves.

   

New!
Monthly newsletters from Rugby Police - Rugby Rural Central - Safer Neighbourhood Team
February 2017 newsletter here, with lots of information about local crime

 
   

Caleb Cinema Club
St Margaret's Church Rooms,
Friday 10th March - 1.30pm. £2
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Ladies in Lavender
Two sisters befriend a mysterious foreigner who washes up on the beach of their 1930's Cornish seaside village.
Full details here
Followed by tea and biscuits and a chat.

 
   
Click the logo for the latest news from

                

 
   

Click the logo to check the latest status of the rollout of high speed broadband to Wolston, and whether it is available at
your address yet.
  

 

 

Pavement Survey - Can You Help? 

The Parish Council is about to start work on a survey of the condition of all pavements in Wolston, in order that we are able to identify any dangerous areas that need immediate repair and are also better able to push WCC for more minor repair work to be undertaken, where needed.

If you see any area of pavement that is in need of repair, especially something that may be damgerous, please either call the Clerk on 024 7654 5515 or email the details to clerk.wolstonpc@wolston.me.uk

Please don't forget to include the street name and nearest house number so that we can find it and mark it with spray paint ! 
 
   

Footpath Survey

The footpath survey is complete, and is now with the WCC footpaths officer to enable him to plan any remedial work necessary.

 
   

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 almost Autumn...and 'Shed Burglars' are especially busy at this time of year as locks are removed from sheds and tools and machinery are 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.