Monthly Archives: April 2016

Two Sheep Killed by a Dog in Wormleighton


There have been a number of incidents around the county of ewes and lambs being attacked and killed by dogs most recently this month in Wormleighton when two sheep were killed.

Please keep all dogs on a lead when passing through fields with any kind of livestock, especially with young at this time of year.

Always make sure you know where your dog is, especially if you live near fields with livestock in. Your dog is your responsibility both when you are at home and away.

From 6th April, 2016, ALL dogs in England, Scotland and Wales are legally required to be microchipped and their details registered on an authorised database. Failure to comply could lead to a fine of £500.

Living in Warwickshire Survey


Warwickshire County Council has launched the Living in Warwickshire survey which gives residents the chance to have their say on a range of public services within the county. 

Complete the survey online at:

The survey is an opportunity for people to have their say on what living in Warwickshire is really like. The research will gather people’s views on a variety of topics including health and wellbeing, community safety, local neighbourhoods, transport and public service provision.

Results from the survey will highlight key issues experienced by people on a day-to-day basis, including information on how they live, needs and challenges. This will inform council work programmes to address these local needs and shape services for the future.

The survey can be completed online only.  All respondents must be aged over 18 years old and will have the opportunity to enter a prize draw to a win.  First prize – 1 x Warwick Castle Family Annual Pass (for four people) and further prizes – 10 pairs of Warwick Castle day tickets.

On completion of the survey, residents will be signposted to a variety of services which are available to provide help and support within their local area. They will also have the opportunity to participate in focus groups to provide further detail and understanding.

The survey will close on Tuesday 31 May and all are encouraged to complete it.

277 Bus to be withdrawn from 6 June 2016

277 bus

The 277 bus service will be withdrawn from 6 June 2016 due to lack of patronage. However, a Thursday shopping service from Northend, Avon Dassett, Fenny Compton and Farnborough to Banbury will be available and will be operated by Catterall’s Coaches. Farnborough will now receive a new daily shopping service to Leamington on the 77 service that will be operated by Johnsons Coaches following a tendering exercise.

Further information on these new services will be published as soon as we have details.

Cropredy Tennis Club


 Club nights are from mid April (6.00pm onwards) on Mondays for all members and on Wednesdays for ladies only. Anyone interested in joining the club can come along to any club night to meet and play along with the other members before deciding to join the club.

Junior coaching – New for 2016 The club is offering after-school coaching for juniors on Fridays from 4.14 to 5.15pm.  Coaching is provided by coaches from Banbury Tennis Academy.  It is open to members and non members – a great opportunity for juniors to try tennis before they join the club.  Discounted fees are offered to members.  Coaching application forms are downloadable from the club’s website.

2016 Events include

  • Free junior taster session will be held on 1 May.  Open to members and non members.
  • Club social event. An Open Afternoon will be held on 3 July from 2.00pm, for members and non members.  Come along and try some tennis – beginners and returners welcome.

New members of all ages and abilities are welcome. Further information and contact details are on the club’s website:


Candidates for the election of the Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Announced

The candidates for the forthcoming election for the Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner have been announced.

The candidates are:

  • Nicola Sian Davies, Liberal Democrats
  • Rob Harris, UK Independence Party
  • Julie Anne Jackson, Labour Party
  • Philip Stanley Seccombe, Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Ben Twomey, Independent
  • David James White House, Independent

The election will be held on Thursday 5 May 2016.

For full details see the notice of election:

PCC Statement

Road Works 7-20 April

There will be roadworks in the village starting on 7 April and lasting until 20 April 2016. The section of road is from outside St Joseph’s Church to Opposite Church Cottage on Lower End. Traffic will be controlled by stop/go boards.

The work is to be carried out by BT and is in respect of the installation of a new cabinet in the village as a part of the upgrade to the broadband service.