Warwickshire 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 is seeking suitably experienced contractors to submit priced tenders for the mowing of grass in the village for the next 3 years.
The areas for grass cutting comprise Ilmington Playing Fields, including the area of the children’s playground, the two village greens and verges within the village. Suitable candidates are likely to be professional landscape or agricultural contractors or similar with expertise in the operation and access to professional grade mowing equipment.
The deadline for responses is 5pm on Friday 12 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 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
Please be careful! Criminals are using the NHS COVID Pass as a way to target the public by convincing them to hand over money, financial details and personal information. They are sending imitation text messages, emails and making phone calls pretending to be from the NHS, and offering fake vaccine certificates for sale online and through social media.
If you are contacted about your NHS COVID Pass:
The NHS COVID Pass is available to demonstrate your COVID-19 status either in a digital or paper format via the NHS App, the NHS website or by calling 119.
For information on how to get your free NHS COVID Pass, visit www.nhs.uk/nhscovidpass
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.
Stratford on Avon District Council is pleased to report that recycling collections will start again on Monday 2 August.
The District Council would like to apologise for the temporary suspension of recycling collection service following the devastating fire at the Pure Recycling facility in Ettington. We have been working hard since the fire to reinstate the service.
Crews will be working round the clock to catch-up on collections and extra crews will also be out to help with the rounds. Residents may see different vehicles collecting the recycling, but please be reassured that all the material collected will be recycled.
The Annual Governance and Accountability Return for the Council Year 2020-21 has now been submitted to the external auditors for review and is published below.
Any interested person has the right to inspect the accounts for the year under review. Please see the attached notice for details.
Dated this day 11 June 2021.
Clerk to the Parish
Notification of Public Consultation: Monday 10 May to Monday 21 June 2021
Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils are working together to produce a new South Warwickshire Local Plan to cover our combined geographic area.
Why is the South Warwickshire Local Plan important?
The South Warwickshire Local Plan sets out the strategy and identifies sites to meet our future development needs in terms of housing, jobs, infrastructure and open spaces to 2050. We are aiming to do this in the context of addressing the important issues of climate change, wellbeing, connectivity and biodiversity. The Local Plan will also set out the planning policies that the two Councils will use to assess applications for development. It will replace certain key policies in the existing Stratford-on-Avon District Council Core Strategy and Warwick District Council Local Plan but other policies in these documents will remain in force.
What does the Scoping and Call for Sites consultation cover?
The consultation asks a series of questions about what issues the new Local Plan should cover, and seeks your views on how to tackle these issues. In particular, it seeks views on where in South Warwickshire new development should be located and how best to accommodate growth.
At the same time, a ‘Call for Sites’ exercise is being undertaken to invite suggestions for potential sites to be allocated for a variety of land uses.
On Thursday 6 May, voters in Ilmington went to the polls to respond to the question:
"Do you want Stratford-on-Avon District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Ilmington to help decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"
The results were as follows:
The number of votes cast in favour of YES was 325
The number of votes cast in favour of NO was 33
Total number of ballot papers issued 361 - 3 reject.
The turnout was 59.97%.
Covid testing for people without coronavirus symptoms is now available in Stratford.
The new covid test centre, which is being delivered in partnership with the Department of Health and Social Care, Warwickshire County Council, Stratford District Council, and a network including volunteers, aims to help us work towards returning life to as normal as possible.
The tests will be available for those without symptoms of Covid-19 from Tuesday 12 January 2021 at The Other Place (the Royal Shakespeare Company's studio theatre), Southern Lane, CV37 6BH.
Tests can be booked between 8.15am and 8pm, Monday to Friday and 10.15am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. The service uses the fast turnaround lateral flow test kits supplied by NHS Test and Trace, which can deliver results in around an hour and can help prevent people from unwittingly spreading the virus.
Tests can be booked online: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/stratford-upon-avon-covid-community-testing-32080684767.
Please note, only people without Covid-19 symptoms should book a test. Anyone with symptoms of Covid-19, that is a high temperature, a new continuous cough or a change to their sense of taste or smell – must self-isolate and book a test via https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling 119 as usual.
Residents are permitted to leave home for testing. The County Council is urging those working on the frontline or in places such as shops, early years settings or distribution centres to take advantage of the new service to get tested weekly.
The audit of accounts for Ilmington Parish Council for the year ended 31 March 2020 has been completed.
Warwickshire Local Welfare Scheme helps the most vulnerable residents at times of unavoidable crisis by providing basic and essential help. It is recognised within the Scheme that some families who are struggling financially, and are eligible for free school meals, have difficulty covering the period when their children are off school during the school holidays. This scheme is therefore an opportunity to reach and help those most in need by supporting eligible families with the cost of food for their children over the school holiday periods.
Further information on the Scheme can be found at: