The Parish Council will be considering Grant Applications at its 26 January 2015 meeting.
Any organization/individual seeking to either start or continue contributing to the local community is welcome to apply.
Please note complete forms must be received by the Clerk no later than 16 January 2015.
PARISH OFFICE CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR CLOSURE
The Parish Council Office will be closed from Wednesday 24 December 2014. The Office will re-open on Monday 5 January 2015.
The Parish Council wishes you all a joyful and peaceful Christmas and a happy New Year.
TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF B4085 HONEYBOURNE ROAD
Warwickshire County Council proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Order closing B4085 Honeybourne Road, Bidford on Avon from Cleeve Road to the end of the bridge, to vehicular traffic. The closure is required for carriageway resurfacing.
The Order will commence on 5 January 2015 and will last for a period of 18 months, or until the works are completed, whichever is the earlier. However, it is anticipated that the works will be completed by 24 January 2015.
Pedestrian access to and egress from properties and land situated adjacent to the length of road to be closed will be maintained at all times. Vehicular access will be maintained where possible.
Further details of the closure can be read below:
SDC CORPORATE STRATEGY CONSULTATION
Stratford on Avon District Council’s Corporate Strategy identifies the vision and key objectives over a five year period. The current strategy is coming to an end in March next year and the Council has been busy in developing a replacement.
It is important that the Corporate Strategy meets the needs and aspirations of the communities which we serve and therefore would ask that you take a few minutes to let us know what you think of the first draft.
We are consulting with local residents, businesses and other stakeholders on our plans, it is expected that taking into account what you say the Council will approve the new strategy in February next year.
Please click on this link (external link) to access the survey.
We would be grateful of a response by Friday 2 January 2015.
THANKS FROM BIDFORD-ON-AVON WI
Bidford-on-Avon WI would like to say a very big 'thank you' to all that attended the recent Bingo Night at Bidford-on-Avon Bowling Club.
We raised a massive £300 for the Brain Injury Unit at Leamington Spa.
VACANCY FOR POSITION OF HONORARY TREASURER TO THE CRAWFORD MEMORIAL HALL
The Crawford Memorial Hall Management Committee is looking for a Treasurer, as the current one, Henrik, will be retiring on 31st December 2014, after 8 years service.
It is not an onerous job, and SAGE is available should it be required. Duties include:
- Booking incoming and outgoing invoices.
- Control of incoming and outgoing payments.
- Bank reconciliation.
- Attending Management Committee meetings which take place quarterly.
As you are aware, the Crawford Memorial Hall is Bidford on Avon’s Village Hall, a vital asset to our local community. So, if you are interested in helping to manage this important community service, please contact Rob Williams, Chairman, on 07824 369499 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
FUTURE OF ACUTE HOSPITAL SERVICES IN WORCESTERSHIRE
The Programme Board which oversees the Future of Acute Hospital Services in Worcestershire programme has unanimously confirmed its support for the proposed clinical model for acute hospital services in the county.
RURAL CRIME CO-ORDINATOR
Stratford-on-Avon District Council has launched a new role in September 2014 in the form of a Rural Crime Co-ordinator to help address concerns raised by residents within the Stratford District about crime in their rural communities.
Although overall crime levels have reduced, the Council is taking a proactive approach towards crime and its effects on those living in rural communities. The aim is to increase crime prevention awareness across the District, engage with rural communities and provide bespoke advice to victims of crime.
Funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner, who has made rural crime a priority, the post holder will be working closely with Partnership Agencies in particular with the Police Safer Neighbourhoods Teams and Watch Schemes, to ensure the best possible level of service is provided to its residents
You can contact the Rural Crime Co-ordinator
- If you are a victim of crime, or are concerned you may be at risk and would benefit from Crime Prevention Advice.
- If you would like to arrange a Crime Prevention Talk in your village.
- If you would be interested in arranging a village crime prevention ‘marking’ day, where property such as bicycles, lawn mowers, power tools can be securely marked.
If you wish to speak to the Rural Crime Co-ordinator Lucy Lambert then contact her on 01789 260200 or 07970 588518 or email email@example.com
POLICE PRIORITIES FOR NEXT THREE MONTHS
The presentation below explains the Warwickshire Police priorities for the next three months. It was presented at the Alcester and Bidford Community Forum meeting on Tuesday 16 September 2014.
- Presentation (pdf)
28 STRATFORD-BIDFORD-PERSHORE BUS ROUTE
Below is the timetable for the Sunday bus service from Stratford to Pershore, via Bidford, Salford Priors, Harvington, Norton and Evesham (and vice-versa).
The timetable is valid from 6 September 2014 until further notice.
FUTURE OF ACUTE HOSPITAL SERVICES IN WORCESTERSHIRE
Press Release - 8 July 2014
NHS England confirms its support for the proposed clinical model for acute hospital services in Worcestershire.
NHS England has confirmed its support for the proposed clinical model acute hospital services in Worcestershire and has identified that further work needs to be done to complete the business case, before their approval for the start of public consultation.
An action plan to complete the additional work has been agreed by the Future of Acute Hospital Services in Worcestershire's programme team and the team is still working towards public consultation later this year with a final decision on the clinical model due early in 2015.
- Full Notice (pdf)
THE WAY WE REGISTER TO VOTE IS CHANGING
The way you register to vote has changed in 2014. Everyone is responsible for registering themselves instead of the 'head of the household' registering everyone who lives at their address.
You need to register yourself otherwise you won't be able to vote.
Find out how to register in the notice below:
FOSTER CARERS NEEDED
Can you make time to care for someone else's child? We always need more foster carers and we now offer:
- Payment for skills
- Good allowances
- Comprehensive training leading to an QCF Diploma
- Excellent support
- Foster care helpline.
Interested? Telephone 0800 408 1556
Or see more at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/fostering (external link)
'OUR WARWICKSHIRE' NEW WEBSITE
Are you interested in local history and heritage? Then visit www.ourwarwickshire.org.uk (external link) - the new community history and heritage website for the county.
The website is a place where residents and visitors can upload information about the history, heritage or landscape of their Warwickshire town or village. There are articles and photographs, and space for local groups to advertise themselves and their events.
PLANNING PRESENTATION: JACKSON MEADOW
On Monday 14 April 2014, at the Planning Consultative Committee Meeting, Hunter Page Planning Ltd made a pre-planning presentation on behalf of Bloor Homes Western in respect of a proposed residential development of approx 40 dwellings on land to the south of Jacksons Meadow and east of Steppes Piece.
Below are the documents presented at the meeting: a location map, showing the land in question and a broad master plan (important to note this is what it is at the moment). During the presentation it was stated that a public consultation/exhibition was being planned and should take place within the next 6 to 8 weeks. This will give you, the local community, the opportunity to study the plan in more detail and make your comments.
BIDFORD HEALTH CENTRE PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP (PPG)
The Patient Participation Group is a selection of patients and practice staff who meet at regular intervals to consider ways of making a positive contribution to the services and facilities offered by the practice to patients.
This is a real opportunity for patients to influence decisions about which services are provided and how.
We would like to hear from anyone who feels they can contribute. There are usually around 6 to 8 meetings per year, however if you are unable to attend due to work/life commitments you could join our Virtual PPG and still be involved in surveys and feedback via email.
If you would like further information, or would like to join us, please contact Sarah Baker on 01789 773372 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO THE COMMUNITY LINKS SERVICE
From Monday 7 April 2014 the Community Links service will operate on a zoned basis. Users from different parts of Stratford District will be able to use the service on specific days of the week. Many long-term users will remember that this was the basis of the service when it first started.
- Residents of the Stratford-upon-Avon Zone, including Stratford Town, Tiddington and Alveston, will be able to use the service every weekday.
- Residents of the West Zone, including Alcester, Bidford, Studley and Tanworth-in-Arden will be able to use the service on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
- Residents of the South Zone, including Quinton, Shipston-on-Stour and Tysoe, will be able to use the service on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
- Residents of the East Zone, including Kineton, Southam and Wellesbourne, will be able to use the service on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.
The map below shows the zones and the villages within them.
Further changes will be happening when the Community Links service is replaced by a new transport scheme after Monday 2 June 2014. More details will be released about this shortly.
For any queries about the zones and days and the new transport scheme please contact Community Links on 01789 264491.
WHY NOT CONSIDER HOLDING YOUR EVENT ON THE BIG MEADOW?
The Parish Council is keen to encourage use of The Big Meadow as a summer venue for events.
See the guide and booking form below for more information on the available sites, any applicable charges, and special conditions of use.