Wolston is in the Earl Craven locatity area, which also covers: Binley Woods; Brandon & Bretford; Brinklow; Church Lawford; Combe Fields; King’s Newnham; Little Lawford; Long Lawford and Ryton on Dunsmore.
Warwickshire County Council, together with the five district and borough councils and Warwickshire Police work together across the county to hold regular meetings, known as community forums. Local health services and the voluntary sector are also involved.
Community forums are open public meetings, held four times per year at various locations within your local area on week day evenings. At the meetings you have the chance to discuss what’s important to you in your community with local councillors, police, and organisations that provide public services.
Examples of matters that are raised include: anti-social behaviour; roads/highways; speeding; parking; street lighting; housing; schools; youth provision; waste/recycling, and; environmental health.
The home page for Warwickshire Community Forums is here
The home page for the Earl Craven Community Forum is here.
The next meeting of the Earl Craven Community Forum will be held at Wolston Leisure Centre on 6th July. Drop in from 7pm for coffee and a chat, meeting starts at 7.30pm. The Agenda will be published here.
Report from the last meeting of the Earl Craven Community Forum, held on 16th February at Binley Woods Village Hall
At the last Community Forum meeting the police reported on the ongoing success of the ANPR camera in Binley Woods, with about 30 vehicles being seized in the last three months alone.
It was also noted that there has been an 85% reduction in reported ASB (anti-social behaviour) in Wolston Q4 2016 compared with Q42015.
Speed checks in Leamington Road, Ryton on Dunsmore have shown a massive reduction in the number of vehicles travelling in excess of the speed limit - from 213 in Q4 2015 to 19 in Q42016, following the opening of the Toll Bar
underpass, and thus presumably fewer drivers making a 'rat run' through Ryton.
PC Mike Stamp reminded everybody that from March 1 sl the penalty for using a mobile phone while driving will be increased to a £1,000 fine and 6 points.
The three priorities agreed for the police for the next three months were:
1) Vehicle number plate theft in Wolston;
2) Theft from commercial vehicles;
3) ANPR camera in Binley Woods.
The GM of stagecoach West Midlands gave a very interesting talk about the problems being experienced with the 86 bus route. Full details will be published in the minutes, but he drew attention to the new 'app' (see separate article) which gives real time position and arrival time information for Stagecoach buses. He also advised all passengers to be at the bus stop five minutes before the scheduled departure time.