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A Date For Your Diary

The 2016 Annual Parish Meeting for Wolston will be held in the Baptist Church on Thursday 19th May, starting at 7pm. This is not a Parish Council meeting, but a Community meeting which is required to be held annually in all Parished areas. This year the format will be informal, although should you wish to update those present with information about your organisation then please feel free to do so (a video projector and laptop PC will be available if you want to use slides from a USB memory stick). All residents are warmly invited to attend. If you have any queries before the meeting please call the PC Clerk on 024 7654 5515, or email clerk.wolstonpc@wolston.me.uk . 

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.

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Healthwatch Warwickshire invites you to a Warwickshire Wide Event where we will present the findings of a series of public workshops that we have held across Warwickshire. This meeting will be held from 1pm to 3pm on Thursday 19th May 2016 at Wolston Leisure and Community Centre, CV8 3PD.
With the support of Public Health Warwickshire and WREP (Warwickshire Race Equality Partnership) we have been holding public meetings to find people’s views and experiences of health and social care services in Warwickshire. We have heard from local residents, community & faith groups, third sector organisations, providers of services, district councillors, elected members and other key stakeholders.
This event is to bring the findings of the District based workshops to key decision makers, commissioners and providers. We want this to include Local Authorities, NHS England, Regulators, Inspectors and others. The objective is then to produce an action plan that begins to address the challenges and opportunities that have been identified. A free buffet lunch will be available from 12.30pm and the meeting will start at 1pm.
For more information, and to register for this event, please click on this link.

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 ?
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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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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.
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.

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.