Monthly Archives: August 2016

Walkers and Dog Walkers Reminded to Keep Off Private Land

Footpath Sign, Church Hill

Local landowners have reminded all walkers and dog walkers to keep off private land.  There have been many recent incidents where crops have been severely damaged and game birds have been injured and killed by dogs. Even if dogs are on leads, their waste may damage hay and straw bales resulting in a drop in value for the farmers. Please check footpath and bridleway signs before walking on local land, in particular the Hill Farm fields (owned by the Davies family) and the farms owned by the Hicks and Nicholls families.

Avon Dassett footpath

Update on Change of Use Planning Application – The Avon


Following the Public Meeting on 2 August, The Parish Council formally submitted a response to Stratford District Council objecting to the Planning Application. In addition, there are currently over 80 other sets of comments on the website, the majority also objecting to the Application.

At present there is no firm date for a determination and it is not clear whether or not the Application will be referred to the Planning Committee.

The first possible date for a Committee Meeting is 14 September. The Parish Council will be notified of either the determination or any referral to Committee, and will publish details as soon as possible thereafter.

The Parish Council and members of the public will be free to attend the Meeting. In preparation for a Meeting, a presentation is being compiled to summarise the objection to the Application.

In addition to this work, a Questionnaire has been compiled, to ascertain the level of interest within the Village for owning and/ or managing the pub. Responses to the Questionnaire will be analysed in advance of any Planning Committee, to show both the level of interest and to support the case that the community would be interested in buying The Avon.

Please contact The Clerk to the Council ( if you live in the Village but have not received a Questionnaire.

Dassett Country Show Report


On behalf of the Avon Dassett Fete Committee, Michele Gill, the chair, would like to thank everyone who helped support the show on 6 August. The figures are still being worked out, but it is looking like a successful day!

They are grateful to everyone who helped with set up/take down, helped on the day, bought raffle tickets, donated prizes or bric a brac, lent items for us to use, baked cakes, came along on the day or even just accepted any disruption having so many people in the village might have caused. If you baked a cake and are missing a tray or plate, please contact Anna Prosser on 01295690926 who has a selection waiting to be claimed.
As well as the nominated charities, the show raises funds for local groups and projects. If there is a group or project that you would like to nominate to receive part of the funds we have raised, please provide details to Michele Gill by email at or on 01295690987 by 31st October. Donations will be approved at the AGM to be held in November.

Auction at Oxbow Farm


SALE OF THE CONTENTS OF DOVECOTE Upper Tysoe,Warwickshire at Oxbow Farm, Avon Dassett CV47 2AQ.

On View: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm on Saturday 3rd September and between 08.30 am & 11.00 am Morning of the Sale.

Entire Contents collected over 40 years to include: Jewellery; collections of Beswick, clocks, books, walking sticks; metalware and bronzes; collectors’ items; ephemera; pictures and prints; ceramics and glassware; furniture; garden ornaments and outside effects; and a Ford Connect van 2010 plate MOT to May 2017.

In all approx. 500 lots.

Printed Catalogues: £2.00 (£3.00 by post) week of Sale only Catalogue Online approx 7 days prior to Sale on:

Enquiries: 07778 595952, 07860 472271, 07979 734408 or 01295 690721

Images & Condition Reports:

Easy Access • Ample Parking Facilities. Light Refreshments on day of the Sale.

Buyer’s Premium: 12.5%. Minimum BP: £2.00.

NHS Have Your Say Day!


Have Your Say Day:

NHS South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is inviting you to attend their next Have Your Say Day taking place at Southam College.  The free sessions, organised by the CCG, will be held on September 6 2016 and give you the chance to ‘have your say’ on health and care services in the area.

At these interactive events the CCG wants to hear your views, opinions and experiences of the health and care system to help make improvements and get a real understanding of how people feel about health and care services.

The CCG will be holding two identical sessions, one starting at 12.30pm at The Graham Adams Centre, St James Road, Southam, Warwickshire, CV47 0LY and the second at 6pm at Southam College, Welsh Road West, Southam, Warwickshire, CV47 0JW.

To book your place at these FREE sessions, email or phone 01926 353810.

Recovery and Well-being Academy Launched


A new project called the ‘Recovery and Wellbeing Academy’ is being launched across a number of venues in Warwickshire. This will consist of a range of informal workshops and courses delivered by professional trainers who are highly experienced in the field of Mental Health. These are designed to empower people in recognising their skills, abilities and resources and learning to become experts in their own recovery and wellbeing.

The Academy offers a learning approach to recovery and wellbeing that compliments existing services provided by Coventry & Warwickshire Mind in the County. Many courses are free of charge and are open to anyone over the age of 18 who is living in Warwickshire. The new venues will cover a range of locations such as Warwick, Leamington Spa, Stratford, Rugby, Mancetter, Nuneaton and Bedworth providing more access points across the County.

The overall aim is to support people in coping with the challenges of mental health issues in a positive way and in moving forward to fulfil their potential and achieve their goals in life.

Open Days and the programme of courses are outlined below and are open to the health professionals as well as anyone wanting to register or find out a little more:

For more information on courses, locations and dates for courses and please visit


Or call 024 7622 9988.

A New Guide to Care and Support in Warwickshire is Published


New guide to care and support in Warwickshire – a crucial time for information

A new, updated Warwickshire Guide to Adult Care and Support Services has been published today in association with Warwickshire County Council. It gives readers crucial information on how to access, and pay for, care services throughout Warwickshire.

With Government plans to cap the costs of social care now postponed, it’s never been more important to have impartial information to guide you through choosing and paying for care and support. The guide helps readers to understand their options, highlights where to go for advice and gives information on how the paying for care system works.

With no cap on care costs at present, this independent information is invaluable to help navigate the system.

The new edition of the Warwickshire Guide and accompanying website give information on all aspects of arranging care and support in Warwickshire. It includes how to stay independent for as long as possible, the different care and support options available and what to look for when choosing a care provider. It also offers guidance on important issues such as paying for care and what financial assistance may be available from the local authority. There are comprehensive listings of all registered care services throughout Warwickshire, plus checklists to help you ask the right questions when visiting services.

To obtain a free copies of the Warwickshire Guide to Adult Care and Support Services please contact Warwickshire County Council on 01926 410410. It is also available throughout the region from outlets including carers’ centres, hospitals, GP surgeries, Age UK and the Alzheimer’s Society. It can be downloaded from and is available in spoken word. Further help and information can be accessed via the guide’s free telephone helpline on 0800 389 2077.

Robert Chamberlain, Managing Director of the guide’s publisher, Care Choices, commented: “This is an invaluable source of information for anyone considering short or long term care in Warwickshire, and contains vital information to help people decide what type of care and support is best for them.

“With no cap on the cost of care, finding a care service for yourself or a loved one that meets their needs and is affordable can be a daunting and unfamiliar task. This new Warwickshire Guide to Adult Care and Support Services has been compiled to help people understand the process and offer them reassurance at every step of their journey.”

Care Choices is the UK’s largest independent publisher for social care and adults with additional needs. It is also the largest publisher of care directories for local authorities in England.