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 Rugby Borough Council - Grants 2016
The 2016 / 2017 grants fund from RBC offers grants in the following six categories:
  • Youth and Play Grant – maximum £1000
  • Arts Grant – maximum £1000
  • Voluntary and Community Organisations Grant – maximum £1,500
  • Health and Wellbeing Community Fund – maximum £2,500
  • Sports Grant – maximum £1000
  • Rural Development Fund – maximum £10,000*
        *requires match funding.
Details of the grants available, and the rules relating to each grant type, will be available on the RBC website on or shortly before 24th February.
Applications to the grants fund open on 24th February and closes on 11th April 2016. Details of the successful applicants will be published about 20th June.
If your organisation or project requires financial support, or you have an idea which would benefit our community but needs funding, why not apply for a grant ? All the allocated money has to be disbursed so why not have a go ?
 
 Network Rail Volunteering Day - Rugby
Network Rail’s Central Power & Electrification Team at Rugby are keen to support local organisations and actively assist in improving the social and physical environment around the Rugby Borough. On the 2nd March 2016 they will be standing down from their day jobs for a Community Day. This willing team of around 100 (can split into different teams) and are available as volunteers to undertake activities or support events on this day.

The team are happy to discuss what they can provide, but there will be limitations on certain activities or requirements due to Network Rail guidelines, but please do not hesitate to contact Clare Nuss on 07917 578351 or email: clare.nuss@networkrail.co.uk
 HM Queen's 90th Birthday Celebrations

On 21st April 2016, Her Majesty The Queen celebrates her 90th Birthday, and in celebration of this wonderful milestone, Beacons will be lit that night across the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and the United Kingdom Overseas Territories, marking this unique moment in history. Many people will already have lit Beacons for previous occasions - wood fuelled Beacon Braziers on top of tall wooden posts; gas fuelled Beacons made for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee on 4th June 2012 and VE Day last year, all of which could be re-lit for this event to save costs, or you may wish to build and light a traditional Bonfire Beacon which has been undertaken by many Local Authorities in the past too.

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Wolston Neighbourhood Plan
Next meeting will be in the Baptist Church on Wednesday 10th February at 7.30pm.
All are welcome to attend.

 

RBC Local Plan - 'Preferred Options'

Rugby BC have now published for public consultation the draft Local Plan 'Preferred Options'. This is open for comment until the new later date of 4th March 2016. This is a very important document as, once it has been adopted at the end of 2016, it will set the framework for all planning decisions with Rugby Borough until at least 2031.

This document, when finalised and adopted, will affect all of us, and our children, so have your say now before it's too late. The consultation document, and all the other documents which support it, may be downloaded from the RBC website here.

This topic is an agenda item for discussion at the Parish Council meeting on Thursday 7th January

Also published by RBC is the latest Housing Land Availability Assessment which lists, for all parishes in Rugby Borough (including Wolston), the sites which have been offered for development. These documents are also on the RBC website 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 ?
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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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Secure your shed !
Our local police have advised of a spate of burglaries in the rural villages, largely targeted at garden sheds, garages and cars. In many cases these have not been properly secured and the police have requested that all residents please make sure that your property is fully secured to make this theft more difficult. If you do see suspicious activity please call the police non-emergency number 101 to report it.




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. 

 
Highspeed Broadband Connection
Voucher Scheme

A new scheme has been launched in Warwickshire to enable eligible businesses and voluntary organisations to claim grants of up to £3000 towards the cost of upgrading to superfast broadband. The Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme is now available to any business, charity or voluntary organisation and can cover both fixed solutions, usually fibre connections, or wireless solutions such as satellite or microwave broadband where fibre is not available.
Look here for details


 
DVLA Tax Checker
Did you know that it is now easy to check whether a vehicle is fully taxed and has a valid MoT certificate ? The DVLA have recently added a new feature to their website which makes it very easy to check, so if you want to know about your own vehicle, or are suspicious about another vehicle you may see. Search for ‘DVLA Tax Check’ or go to www.vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk and enter the registration number and make to receive an immediate response. If a suspicious vehicle does not have valid tax or MoT then you can report it on the police non-emergency number 101.