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IMPORTANT
Rugby Borough Council - Local Plan
Public Consultation

Rugby BC has published for consultation - untill 11th November - its new 'Local Plan - Publication Draft'. To view the plan and how to comment click here. The Plan will be used to guide the determination of planning applications over the plan period to 2031. It is the document which the Council intends to submit to the Secretary of State.

Local drop in sessions (including Binley Woods and Ryton) have also been arranged, at which members of the Development strategy team wll be available to answer your questions. For the list of locations, dates and times:                                          
              Read more

 

      Warwickshire CC - Budget for 2017
Like all local authorities up and down the country, WCC continues to face extreme financial challenges over the next three years. Reductions in Government grants, inflation and demographic pressures mean they must identify savings amounting to around £67 million by 2020. Given this financial challenge WCC want to open up a conversation with the people of Warwickshire to ask where you think money might be saved, and what services are a priority.
For more information look here 

 

Wolston PC News - September

Click here to read the latest news from Wolston PC  

 
 Parliamentary Constituency Changes
The Boundary Commission for England have proposed that Wolston is now part of the Nuneaton constituency, instead of Rugby. You can see the proposed new boundary here or to read more and make a comment on the proposals look here
 
 Handmade Christmas Craft Fair
Wolston Village Hall
Sunday 16th October
11am to 3.30pm
Queries: handcrafteddelights@btinternet.com
 
Our Warwickshire at Wolston Library
20th October

Do you remember:

  • Catching the train from Brandon & Wolston station ?
  • The Smithy on School Street ?
  • The Slaughterhouse ?
  • Do you have a photo of the cottages beside the Half Moon Inn or Red Lion ?

We would love to scan any of your Warwickshire photos or listen to your memories at Wolston Library, Thursday 20th October, between 10.30am - 1.00pm.
The Our Warwickshire project is collecting memories and scanning photographs at Wolston Library on Thursday 20th October, be
ween 10.30am and 1.00pm.

Our Warwickshire is a Heritage Lottery funded website
that celebrates and shares Warwickshire's heritage,
history and natural environment.
www.ourwarwlckshlre.org.uk
email: admin@ourwarwickslhtire.org.uk
Twitter: @ourwarwickshire

 

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.
Hits so far = 101,586 on 11th October 2015
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dementia
On Thursday 29th September there will be an event at
Ryton Organic for people either with dementia and / or
for their carers.
'Thinking Differently About Dementia'
will be on September 29th from 10.30am to 3.15 pm and includes both free lunch and access to the gardens. Tickets are free but need to be reserved in advance by calling Ryton Organic on 024 7630 3517.
For full details look here

 
  

Are you free on Sunday 2nd October ?? ...

Please come along and support Macmillan and Wolston Brownies! We would love to see you !
Brownies will be doing a mini "bake off", and there
will be tombola and games as well as tea,
coffee and of course CAKE!!

From 10.30 at Wolston Village Hall

 
  

Why do people do this  ?
A huge amount of voluntary effort was put into clearing this important site and fundraising to allow the gate pillars to be renovated and a short section of wall to be rebuilt.
Now look at it !
 
  
Wolston Neighbourhood Plan
The next publc meeting of the Neighbourhood Plan 'Steering Group' will be on Wednesday 12th October at 7.30pm, at the Baptist Church. 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.

 
  

Lady Dorothie's War
Rugby Art Gallery and Museum
10th September - 29th October

Look here for details of this exhibition about a nurse from St Cross hospital who volunteered as a paramedic in the Great War

 
  

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

Do you do a lot of walking ? Could you help collect up to date information on our Rights of Way to enable us to produce an up to date report. Wolston PC need to undertake another survey of all the Public Rights of Way in Wolston - the last one was seven years ago and a lot of growth and damage to stiles can occur in that time ! WCC are responsible for the maintenance of our Rights of Way but we need to tell them what work needs doing to enable them to put it on their workplan. Both the map of the footpaths in Wolston and the previous report from 2009 may be viewed on this page.

If you are able to help please call the Clerk on
024 7654 4015 or email to
clerk.wolstonpc@wolston.me.uk . We can, on request, provide you with A3 size maps of the footpaths.

 
  

Sewage Pollution into Wolston Brook

Severn Trent (ST) have now concluded their investigations into last week’s pollution of sewage into the brook in Wolston. The cause was identified as a blocked sewer in Manor Estate, caused by congealed heavy fats.

ST will be carrying out a leaflet drop in the area to remind customers that they should not be pouring fat and oil down the drains because it solidifies in the sewer pipes and causes blockages and also prevents sewage pumping stations from doing their job properly.

ST advise that they offer a handy collection pot for the kitchen which can be used to store fat until it is cold, after which the fat can be disposed of in the bin or in the food waste collection. These are free of charge and can be ordered online at www.stwater.co.uk/gunkpot.
 
  

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.