Ilmington Parish Council approved its Annual Governance and Accounting Statements for 2021-22 at a meeting on 16 June 2022. These documents have now been submitted to the external auditor and are available to view below. Any resident has the right to inspect the accounting records and associated document for a 30 day period starting on 1 July 2022. Please see the notice for details.

Notice of the Exercise of Public Rights 2021-22

Annual Governance & Accountability Return 2021-22

Statement by the Clerk, Ilmington Parish Council
on the Annual Governance & Accountability Return 2021-22

I confirm that the Accounting Statements contained within the current version of the AGAR Return and accompanying documents are unaudited and subject to change.

Dated this day 30 June 2022

Pauline Rigby
Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer

Applications now open for 2022!

Are you a community group or voluntary organisation? Do you have an idea for a project that would benefit your community? If so the Councillors' Grant Fund may be able to help!

Follow the link to find out more! https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/news/article/2875/boosted-warwickshire-county-councillor-grant-fund-opens-to-community-and-voluntary-organisations

VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF PARISH COUNCILLOR

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 Rob Heritage on 4 April 2022.

Any ten local government electors for the parish may require an election to be held to fill the said vacancy. To do this, they must send a written request to the Chief Executive, Stratford-on-Avon District Council, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, which must reach him not later than 3rd day of May 2022.  No set form of words is necessary.

If such a request is received by the Chief Executive, an election will be held.  If no request is received, the vacancy will be filled in due course by co-option by the remaining members of the parish council.

Dated this 8th day of April 2022
Signed: Pauline Rigby
Clerk to Ilmington Parish Council

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust and Coventry and Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are working together to safely restore the Minor Injuries Unit at Stratford Hospital.

Re-opening this service has been challenging due to on-going staff shortages, which we continue to experience across our services. However working with the CCG, the Trust are developing a joint staffing model with support from external providers. This will ensure the unit is able to operate safely, whilst keeping the level of staff needed to run the main emergency site in South Warwickshire at Warwick Hospital. Both partners recognise how valued the service is by the local community and we are keen to mobilise the plan as quickly as possible with a phased re-opening of the Minor Injuries Unit by Summer 2022.

Press release 31/03/2022 from South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust

Age Concern logo

Age Concern Shipston on Stour & District can offer grants of up to £200 to fund identified needs of residents in the Shipston area. Grants will be made for needs identified in order to make life easier and more enjoyable or to alleviate specific problems.

To be eligible for a grant, residents must:

Live permanently within 10 miles of St Edmund’s church (Shipston parish church).

Live either in their own home, in a care home or sheltered accommodation.

Be over the age of 70 on the day that a grant request is made.

For an application form contact David Roache on 01295 680309.

VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF PARISH COUNCILLOR

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 Rob Hawkins on 24 February 2022.

Any ten local government electors for the parish may require an election to be held to fill the said vacancy. To do this, they must send a written request to the Chief Executive, Stratford-on-Avon District Council, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, which must reach him not later than 25th day of March 2022. No set form of words is necessary.

If such a request is received by the Chief Executive, an election will be held. If no request is received, the vacancy will be filled in due course by co-option by the remaining members of the parish council.

Dated this 7th day of March 2022.
Signed: Pauline Rigby
Clerk to Ilmington Parish Council

A new waste collection service will be delivered jointly to both Stratford-on-Avon District and Warwick District residents. This service will start in August 2022 and will introduce a 123+ service across the two districts. The document below gives an overview of the new service.

pdfJ25978_123_News_Bulletin_FEB_2022.pdf

123waste collection service

For more information, visit: https://www.stratford.gov.uk/waste-recycling/123-waste-collections.cfm

The Ilmington Show takes place annually on the playing fields on Mickleton Road on the afternoon of August Bank Holiday - which this year falls on Monday 29th August 2022.

Organised by a committee of volunteers, it has grown from strength to strength attracting over 3000 visitors for an afternoon of family fun with nearly £20,000 going to a variety of local good causes over the past 10 years. The show is a wonderful way to enjoy the last days of summer, with a stirring flypast of vintage aircraft, an impressive flower and produce competition, classic cars, bouncy castles, pig roasts, ice creams, beer and Pimms and a wide range of stalls.

2022 marks 40 years of the summer show and the organising committee want to make it extra-special for everyone after two years of postponement due to Covid. They’d love as many people as possible to get involved. They need willing hands to help on the day and would also apprecaite help with planning and organisation. Many hands will make the next Ilmington Show a showstopper to remember. Please contact Show Committee Chairman Alan Wright on 01608 682660, if you are interested.

To find out more visit: https://ilmington.org.uk/ilmington-show

The annual playground inspection at Ilmington Playground has identified some safety concerns which are currently being addressed. Unfortunately the timber posts on the basket swing are rotting and therefore the unit has been taken out of use. The frame is considered to be beyond economic repair and the council is exploring options for its replacement in the not too distant future. We are sorry for any inconvenience and hope you appreciate that the safety of users must come first.

Voice of Warwickshire PanelWarwickshire County Council is forming a new residents’ panel called ‘Voice of Warwickshire’ – and they need your help.

The panel will help to shape council decisions and priorities over the next few years. It will help the council to understand people’s needs and improve how they work with communities in tackling the huge challenges we face in a world that has been changed by the pandemic.   

People who sign up will be helping to deliver the new County Council Plan, focusing on big issues in Warwickshire, like health and wellbeing, climate change and sustainability, community safety, education, transport, economic growth, inequalities and inclusion, and more.

As a resident of Warwickshire, this is your chance to get more involved in big decisions that affect the local area.

How people can take part

To be eligible to take part, you need to be 18 or over and live in Warwickshire. People are asked to sign up initially for 12 months. Once they register as a Voice of Warwickshire member, they will be asked to contribute around four times a year through short surveys and polls. 

To register please visit  https://bit.ly/VoiceofWarwickshire or, if you don’t have access to the internet, by calling 01926 410410 in office hours.

The closing date for registration is 14th November 2021.

Ilmington Parish Council invites candidates to apply for the office of parish councillor.

A parish council is the tier of democracy closest to the community that it serves and makes decisions on issues affecting its local area. Ilmington Parish Council provides a range of services, like playgrounds, playing fields and grass cutting. We work with local organisations and other tiers of local authority to help to make the village a better place to live and work. Meetings are held monthly except in December, usually on the last Thursday of the month.

There are two vacant seats on the council at present. To apply to become a councillor, please write to the clerk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. briefly describing your interest in joining the council. Councillors must be over 18, an UK, EU or Commonwealth citizen AND be on the electoral roll for the parish OR live or work in the parish or within 3 miles of it for the previous 12 months. If you have any questions about eligibility, please contact the clerk.

If you would like to have a chat about what the council does, please contact the Chairman, Karen Peachey on 01608 682401.

 

The public consultation on the plans to create a South Warwickshire Council started on Monday 6 September and runs until Sunday 24 October.

Local residents, businesses, parish councils, local groups and organisations and key stakeholders are encouraged to take part and have their say by completing the online questionnaire.

The consultation document and online questionnaire can be viewed and completed at www.southwarwickshire.org.uk

Questionnaires for completion on paper, as well as in different formats, can be requested by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 01789 267575. The paper questionnaires are returned using a FREEPOST address.

pdfPublic_Consultation_document_A4_print.pdf

Notice is hereby given that the audit of accounts for Ilmington Parish Council for the year ended 31 March 2021 has been completed and the accounts have been published. The Annual Governance & Accountability Return is available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of Ilmington Parish Council on application to Pauline Rigby, Clerk to the Parish. Please contact the Clerk to make an appointment.

pdfNotice_of_Conclusion_of_Audit_2020-21.pdf

The mobile library vehicle will be coming back on the road for customers to visit from the end of June.

The first visit to Ilmington is on Thursday 1 July at 10am.

The timetable is attached: pdfALM_D_Route_2021.pdf