NOTICE is hereby given, in accordance with Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that a vacancy exists in the office of parish councillor for the parish of Ilmington, by reason of the resignation of Councillor Wilf Buck on 27 August 2020.

To understand how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected people, Warwickshire County Council is inviting you to complete a short survey. The survey is an opportunity for residents to give their opinions about the different ways in which Covid-19 has impacted their lives and covers a variety of topics including health and wellbeing, local town centres and high streets, transport and green spaces.

The results from the survey will highlight key issues experienced by people throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and will help to inform how the services and communities in the county recover following the initial pandemic response.

The survey, which should take around 15 minutes to complete, is available online at All respondents must be aged 18 and over. If you do not have internet access, call 01926 731484 and someone can complete the survey over the phone on your behalf.

The survey is live now and will remain open until 30 September 2020.

Following “Lock-down” at the end of March, the Council was required to close the Playing Fields and Children’s Playground. Some weeks ago, the Playing Fields were re-opened for exercise purposes and the first competitive cricket match took place last week. There has also been limited use of the Bowling Green. After a Risk Assessment and completion of the identified actions, the Council re-opened the Children’s Playground from 31st July.

The Parish Council has recently completed actions arising from its risk assessment and is pleased to re-open the Children’s Playground from 31st July 2020.

The Council urges all users of the playground and its equipment to follow Government advice with respect to social distancing and hygiene.

In particular, users are advised to:

  • Remain 2 metres apart from others or where this is not viable, 1 metre with risk mitigation measures in place
  • Bring hand sanitiser gel or wipes to clean hands
  • Sanitise hands more often than usual using approved gel and foam sanitiser, particularly at the beginning and end of play

With regard to the public toilets at the Playing Fields, the Council has recommenced its cleaning programme. However, it is not practicable for this cleaning to be undertaken at the frequency necessary to reduce the risk of cross-contamination of the coronavirus. Accordingly, the Council is maintaining its advice on the signage affixed to the door of each toilet that the public is advised NOT to enter or use them.



Warwickshire County Council has made a Temporary Traffic Order details as indicated below:

Description of road to be closed

Back Street closed to vehicular traffic from the junction of Mickleton Road to a point outside Folly Farm.

Reason for Order

To facilitate works for the undergrounding of overhead cables.

Order Effective from: 10 August 2020 for up to 18 months or until the works are completed, whichever is the sooner.

Anticipated Completion Date: 28 August 2020.

Access & Diversion:

An alternative route will be signed and is available via Mickleton Road, Front Street, Back Street and vice versa.

Vehicular access & egress will be maintained where possible.

Contractor: For Western Power Distribution, Kier Services Tel: 07395 600 330.

To report any problems with these works or for further details of our current & planned roadworks visit our website or call us 01926 412515. 

S Duxbury, Assistant Director of Governance & Policy,
Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4RL.

6 August 2020

On 26 June the Government provided Guidance on reopening of Play Equipment which puts responsibilities on owners (in this case the Parish Council), to review the guidance and the ability to comply with it.

As of 3 July 2020 work this work has commenced but not been completed and, therefore, the play equipment will remain closed.  We realise this will be a disappointment but hope you will appreciate that the Council has your best interests at heart.

Your cooperation is appreciated – should you have any queries please contact the Clerk, Sarah Furniss:


The Council is pleased to advise that its public meetings resumed from 28 May 2020.  Until further notice, in order to comply with Government guidance, these meetings will take place via the web using the app Zoom.  This can be accessed on-line by downloading the Zoom App to your device, desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone. Alternatively, both Members and the public may join the meeting by telephone (landline or mobile).  A meeting ID (on-line) or telephone number (for those phoning in – phone charges are at the local rate) will be required and these will be on the meeting Agenda which is published on the Parish Council Notice Boards and website ( 

If you require further information please contact Sarah Furniss, Clerk to the Council on 07786938072 or .