The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is calling on local (parish and town) councils to submit their nominations for the People’s Award to mark the official launch of Transport Planning Day 2019.
The Transport Planning Society (TPS) People’s Award looks for the UK’s best community-focused transport initiatives that have made a real difference to people’s access to services, quality of life and wellbeing.
Applications are now being accepted for WCC's Councillors' Grant Fund 2019/20
The Warwickshire County Council Councillors’ Grant Fund is aimed at community and voluntary organisations. The Fund provides Warwickshire County Councillors with a small pot of funding to support small-scale projects within their area that support the following outcomes:
VE Day 75th Anniversary - A shared moment of celebration
The 8th May 1945 was the day peace emerged after nearly six years of war, so the 75th anniversary on 8th May 2020 represents an important milestone in our history. I am sure you will agree that we cannot let this day pass without reflecting on the enormous sacrifice, courage and determination of people from all walks of life who saw us through this dark period. Our celebration, VE Day 75, will cover the weekend of 8th - 10th May 2020, and will be an international celebration of peace – a time to remember, reflect and pay tribute to the millions who played such a vital part in achieving it.
The Annual Meeting saw Cllr Wesbury and Cllr Soutter unanimously voted in to the position of Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively. We also co-opted Jo Day and Erica Coton as Councillors. Jo moved to the parish from Stratford-upon-Avon in October and works as a Health Visitor. Jo is keen to use the skills she has gained within the local community. Erica works for Enterprise Inns and is passionate about the area and keen to get to know more of the local residents. We are delighted to welcome two new councillors and are sure they will be an asset to the PC. Thank you to all the residents that attended the successful Annual Assembly.
PCC’s new road safety fund opens for applications
A new £500,000 fund for projects tackling road safety in Warwickshire has been opened for applications by the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Philip Seccombe.
The Warwickshire Road Safety Fund has been designed to encourage new projects across the county to complement the existing work of the police, fire and rescue and highway authorities. It comes as part of the Commissioner’s commitment to reduce the numbers of people killed and seriously injured on the county’s roads.
Reach for the stars - apply to the 2019 NALC Star Council Awards!
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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) officially launched its prestigious Star Council Awards for 2019 on 15 March. The awards recognise the achievements of the parish and town (local) council sector and celebrate the positive impact local councils, county associations, local councillors and clerks make to their communities.
R.A.B.I – the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution – is agriculture’s oldest and largest charity, providing welfare advice, practical care and financial support to farming people in need.
Although R.A.B.I is a charity, most of the people it helps really aren’t ‘charity cases’. They’re farmers, farmworkers, wives, widows and dependants, of all ages, who’ve invariably given more to the farming sector than they’ve ever taken.
A new report published this week has highlighted the state of rural services in England, showing basic mobile calls are not possible across main networks in a third of homes and residents are losing out as bus services are scrapped.
Rural England’s State of Rural Services 2018 report draws attention to the difficulties rural households face in accessing services such as broadband, public transport, libraries, healthcare, shops and young people's services.
Exciting support opportunity for rural communities in Warwick District!
Warwickshire CAVA are currently working on a project (funded by Warwick District Council) to help people living in the rural areas of Warwick District to get the best out of what their village has to offer. The aim is to reduce social isolation in rural areas.