WDC Report – The possible reorganisation to a unitary authority is on hold until next year. Staff are mostly working from home.
Christmas Lights – WDC is encouraging residents to ‘light up the district’ by switching their Christmas lights on at home this year in tandem with the town centres.
Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Philip Seccombe, has requested a push for partners, including local Councils, to encourage communities to report non-emergency crime online where appropriate by using the force’s website.
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has unveiled its Make A Change campaign for the May 2021 elections.
With thousands of councillor seats up for renewal on England’s local (parish and town) councils, the campaign aims to help local councils promote the elections and encourage more people – those undiscovered community heroes – to put themselves forward for election.
A long-awaited report on The Impacts of Neighbourhood Planning by the University of Reading has just been published. Conducted between September 2019 and March 2020, this extensive research project surveyed councils, consultants, the development industry, as well as both communities who have completed a neighbourhood plan and those who have struggled to complete their Plan.
Coventry City Council, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and Warwickshire County Council (CSW) are continuing to work together to help keep communities safer in the next phase of Covid.
As one of the 11 Beacon authorities, they are implementing local plans to manage COVID-19.
Residents and businesses are being asked to make final representations about Solihull’s Draft Submission Plan during a formal six-week period, beginning on Friday 30 October, before it is submitted for independent examination.
The Fire Protection Department within Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service is making several guidance documents freely available to the public concerning premises offering Bed & Breakfast, AirBnB, Self-catering or any other type of paying guest accommodation.
Download the October 2020 issue of Parish & Partners Briefing from Stratford-on-Avon District Council:
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) and the University of Plymouth (UoP) launched a guide on dementia-friendly communities, which has been backed by the prime minister, Boris Johnson MP.
The document aims to help local (parish and town) councils support people living with dementia in their communities. It contains case studies, recommendations, resources and statistics, and a message from Gary Streeter MP who has supported turning South West Devon in a dementia-friendly constituency.