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War Memorial
The repairs to restore the War Memorial, including the additional work to improve the access, have been completed. Mr Alan Jones from Galliford -Try (the firm managing the major works at Tollbar End roundabout) came to Wolston on 8th September and presented the Parish Council with a cheque to cover the cost of undertaking work to improve the access. Mr Jones was asked to convey to Galliford-Try the thanks of the Parish Council, the village and the families of those who have loved ones remembered on the Memorial.

Now that this work is complete the grass either side of the new access will be leveled, and the garden around the Memorial will be further transformed by Caroline and Marion, our volunteer gardeners, who will take this opportunity to completely replant the memorial garden. To assist them the Parish Council have provided a grant to enable the purchase of additional plants.
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 WCC Councillors' Fund
The Warwickshire County Council Councillors' Fund is now open for applications for grants in the Earl Craven division. The fund is an allocation of £5,000 per County Councillor and is aimed at community and voluntary organisations, providing funding for small scale projects that address local community priorities. The decision to support particular projects is made by the local County Councillor, Heather Timms, based on a scored application process and the local priorities identified for each area. Guidance notes and an application pack can be obtained from the webpage www.warwickshire.gov.uk/rugbyarea by following the link on the right of the page to "Funding for Local Projects".
A45 / A46 Toll Bar Island - Major Changes
There will be major lane closures and diversions over the coming weeks. Updated with new info
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CAUTION: Car Thieves
Car thieves are operating in Wolston, with several thefts reported in the last few days. Make sure that you don't leave anything of value in your car, as they appear to be opening the doors with some kind of remote key. 

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.

Wolston Post Office - Major Changes
It is understood that the Changes proposed for the Post Office counter inside the Co-op are now delayed until the New Year.
The Post Office (PO) are proposing major changes to the way that PO services are provided at Wolston. It is proposed that the
existing dedicated PO counter be closed and that all services be transferred to a till on the retail counter. The PO have invited comments on these proposals but the comment period allowed is very short so the Parish Council have requested that this be extended. The full letter from the PO proposing the changes is here.
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Wolston Library needs your help !
Warwickshire library service are looking for a
'Publicity and Promotion Volunteer'
to help by ensuring that activities and events held in Wolston library are promoted within the local community.

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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 !

Free Courses For Carers
Run by Guideposts Carer Support Services at Wolston Leisure Center.
Do you care for an adult with an illness or disability ? Would you like to learn more about your caring role ?
Wednesdays 6th, 13th and 20th August - 1.30 to 4 PM

 Look here for details
or call 02476 385888 to book your place.
You may also be interested in looking at  Warwickshire Partners in Care

Second Phase of CSW Broadband Rollout announced
Work is progressing well on Phase One of the CSW Broadband rollout programme. At the time of writing a total of 40 cabinets have gone live. Phase one is almost a testing phase as we get to grips with the contract management requirements that are laid down by BDUK, and with the numerous other considerations that need to be worked through before a cabinet can be stood and made live.  more ...
Evacuees in Wolston
The local History Group was recently approached by an eighty year old Suffolk resident, Mr. Clifford Gollner, who came to Wolston as an evacuee in 1940. He was only six
at the time and stayed for just six months, from June to December. He was placed with Mrs. Postlethwaite at 6 Stretton Road and attended the local school. He visited Wolston earlier this year and was pleased to be able to verify his few memories of the village.
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 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.
Become a Blood Donor
The next visit of the National Blood Service donation team to Wolston is on Saturday 17th January 2015,
from 0945 - 1530.
Call 0300 123 23 23 to make an appointment. ... more

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Every Monday at 6.30PM
Weight Watchers
Wolston Leisure & Community Centre
Every Monday at 6:30pm.

Monday October 27th
August 1914 -
When Warwickshire Went To War

Chris Holland will talk on Local Aspects
of the Great War

Brandon Club at 7.30PM
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hursday 20th November
Wolston Garden Club
‘Medicinal Herbs’ by Sally Cunningham
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Thursday 13th November

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