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Healthwatch Warwickshire has a new and improved website, packed with features to help local people. As well as showcasing its new team, priorities and what Healthwatch do, they are particularly excited about areas of the new website that help with two of their core priorities:

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A TASK group of Rugby Borough councillors are launching a consultation to find out how the council could use Public Space Protection Orders to tackle nuisance behaviour.


If you are working with anyone who works or lives in a Rural Area and they need a laptop or PC they can buy a fully refurbished one, at very reasonable prices, through this charity.

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SAAA Ltd, the sector-led body responsible for overseeing external audit arrangements for parish and town councils, has issued advice about the external audit arrangements for next year:

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The Awards recognise excellence in both planning and placemaking. This means that as well as recognising outstanding professional planning work, they also reward excellence in planning-related activities such as placemaking, urban design, economic development, housing, regeneration, legal advice and environmental consulting.

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Last winter the UK experienced several outbreaks of avian influenza - better known as bird flu. This highly contagious disease affects birds including chickens, ducks and geese, and can be fatal to them, devastating farmers’ livelihoods.

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NALC have responded to the Autumn 2017 budget with the following statement...

"There are encouraging signs from the Chancellor on his vision for the future of the economy, devolution and handing more power to local people, however he missed a trick by not going further to boost the Government’s devolution and localist credentials.

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Non profit making projects or those making little income are open to public bodies. 

The minimum grant is £35000 and can be for cycle-ways; improving museums etc. for non profit making projects the grant can be 100% of the project cost.

The project must link to a priority identified by the local LEP.


WCC Report – The Home to School Policy consultation ended on 2nd November. SPC has sent a response outlining flaws in the proposals.

WDC Report –The Local Plan was formally adopted on 20th September 2017. 

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NALC have united with the Alzheimer’s Society to help the community battle against dementia in local areas. At NALC’s Annual Conference on 31 October, the chairman of NALC, Cllr Sue Baxter, and Alzheimer’s Society ambassador and famous broadcaster Angela Rippon jointly sign a strategic commitment on dementia.

Data Protection Bill

This LAIS focuses on the Data Protection Bill which is likely to change as it passes through the parliamentary processes. It is not possible just to look solely at the wording of the Bill when considering the intended applicable law, as cross-references are made to the GDPR throughout the body of the Bill.

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Bewdley’s Neighbourhood Plan...

Nick Farress, Bewdley’s Town Clerk writes:

"Bewdley Town Council has been leading on the production of the town’s Neighbourhood Plan since 2015.