Do you know anyone with an interest in wild plants or who would like to learn more about them? As the weather warms and the days get longer we are looking for people to help us.
The National Plant Monitoring Scheme is helping us to understand what is happening to different habitats across the UK and is set to run for a number of years. The Scheme has been running for two survey seasons and over 900 volunteers have signed up and been out surveying. One of the reasons the scheme has enjoyed such good success in attracting volunteers is because of the support of local parish councils. Many of these volunteers are new to plant surveying and have found the scheme accessible, are enjoying taking part and are exploring places to close to them and finding out new things. Volunteers are supported by materials which are sent to them, online resources and free training courses.
Do you know somebody who enjoys being outside? There are still opportunities to get involved with the scheme as a volunteer. In fact the more volunteers we have the more information is generated allowing us to get an even better understanding of what is happening in the landscape.
Who we are and what we need:
This scheme is a partnership between Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI); JNCC; Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) and Plantlife and is backed by the government. Volunteers are recruited and supported to survey 5 plots in a kilometre square close to where they live. The plots will be surveyed twice a year. The kilometre squares to monitor have been identified by stratified random sampling. The plants have been chosen as indicators of the health of individual habitats. There are 3 levels volunteers can participate at depending on confidence and knowledge and support will be provided both through training; web and telephone.
More help please:
Across Warwickshire there are still 19 squares available to survey.
For more information see the NPMS flyer:
The live map on the NPMS website shows the squares that are available: http://www.npms.org.uk/square-near-me-public?dynamic-return_all_squares=true
We particularly need to promote the scheme in remote areas as well as areas contain including those with coastal and upland habitats.
To sign up please visit www.npms.org.uk or for further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01722 342743.
Thank you for your support
Kineton and Red Horse NOE
1. An Election is to be held of One County Councillor for Kineton and Red Horse Division.
2. Forms of nomination for County Elections may be obtained at Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 6HX from the Deputy County Returning Officer during normal office hours.
3. Nomination papers must be delivered to the Deputy County Returning Officer, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 6HX on any day after the date of this notice but no later than 4pm on Tuesday 4th April 2017.
4. If the election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday, 4th May 2017.
5. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes and amendments or cancellations of proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 6HX by 5pm on Tuesday 18th April 2017.
6. New applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 6HX by 5pm on Tuesday 25th April 2017.
7. Applications to vote by proxy at this election applied for on grounds of physical incapacity, where that physical incapacity occurred after 5pm on Tuesday 25th April 2017, must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 6HX by 5pm on Thursday 4th May 2017.
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Avon Dassett Gardening Club have published their new programme of activities for 2017-18:
The result is:
John Henry Christopher Feilding (Conservative) – 476 Elected
Edward Leslie Fila (UKIP) – 92
Pat Hotson (Green Party) – 58
Philip Peter John Vial (Liberal Democrat) – 266
The electorate for the Red Horse District ward is 2661
Turnout for this election was 33.63%
2 rejected ballot papers
The By-election was called due to the resignation of District Councillor Bart Dalla Mura
New Composition of District Council
Following the by-election the Council make up is:
Conservatives – 30 seats
Liberal Democrats – 4 seats
Labour – 1 seat
Independent – 1 seat
36 seats in total
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