Monthly Archives: June 2017

Open Evening at Ball Colegrave Gardens

Summer Open Evening being held this Summer at Ball Colegrave.

Our Trials Grounds will be open, for one evening only, to the Public on the evening of Wednesday 19th July 2017 from 4pm to 8pm.

This is a unique opportunity for home gardeners to not only enjoy the spectacular trial grounds, colourful gardens, patio displays and possibly the largest display of hanging baskets and containers  in the UK, but to preview new plant introductions to be released into Garden Centres from Spring 2018!

There will also be a number of craft stalls, The Great Tew Choir, Adderbury Ukes, Adderbury Morris Men & Barrel Organ and Alpacas joining us for the evening.

Light refreshments are available for purchase, although you are welcome to bring your own food and drink if you prefer or even a picnic.

The entrance charge on the day is £3.00 and no advance bookings will be required this year. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free. Coach parties are welcome.

A contribution from the admission fees will be made to our local hospice, Katharine House, and to the David Colegrave Foundation.

Engage Festival for the Over 50s

The Engage festival will kick off on 30th Sept with an information fair at King Edward School, Stratford.  Over the next week there will be various events & activities, some being one off events organised specifically for the festival and others will be activities that happen regularly.  The idea is to give people lots of info and ideas about activities they can get involved in as well as the various support organisations & relevant businesses that are out there for older people to access when they need to.  We’re aiming to prevent people become socially isolated and encourage people to get involved in something in their community.  The festival will take place mainly in Stratford on Avon but with events happening across the district.

If Avon Dassett would like to get involved in the festival by hosting an event – an afternoon tea, a watercolour class, a board game afternoon or something even better – please do get in touch.  Creative, interesting, innovative ideas may receive financial support.

Organised Search for Missing Dog Luna TONIGHT!

Luna has been missing from farmland near Avon Dassett since the end of May. The last sighting of her was near The Slade, Fenny Compton over a week ago. Tonight (26th June) at 7.30 pm any locals are encouraged to join an organised search for her in the farmland around The Slade.  Meet at Grange Farm, Fenny Compton end of The Slade.

Please see the Facebook group set up for her safe return for more details.

Grow & Show at the Dassett Country Show!

It is just over a month to go to the Dassett Country Show which takes place on 29th July. Our ‘Grow and Show’ competition takes place again this year.  The latest time for entries to be registered is the same (later time) as last year – 12.15pm.

Categories are also much the same with the following changes: there is no photography category this year and ‘best cake’ becomes ‘best cut and share cake for afternoon tea’.  For more information please contact or Michele Gill 01295690987.  Dassett Country Show also have a Facebook page where more general information about the show can be found. @TheDassettCountryShow.

The Show Committee look forward to seeing you there and to lots of entries

Information Sharing – Patient Awareness


You may have recently received a letter from the Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) for Coventry and Warwickshire Health and Care Organisations. This contains information regarding a long-term project to improve the way Health and Social Care organisations share information about you.

With your consent, doctors, nurses and other Health and Social Care professionals and services will be able to see the information held on your GP record, when necessary for your care. Your GP record contains the most complete and up-to-date information about your health and well-being. Allowing them to view this information will help when decisions are made about your care and treatment. It will also benefit you, as it will mean less time filling in forms and more time looking after you.

You can agree or refuse to share your information at any time; the decision is entirely up to you.

If you do not wish for your information to be shared, please advise your GP. Please be reassured that any Health or Social Care professional, outside of the practice, who needs to see your record, will ask for your consent to do so at the point of care.

If you are unsure or have any further questions you can; watch a short video explaining access to your information on the NHS Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) website (; email:  or leave your question on an answer machine service (telephone number 024 7624 6806) and they will call you back.

If you require this information in an alternative format (e.g. braille, audio, easy read or your spoken language), please contact a member of the CCG Communications and Involvement Team on: or ring 024 7624 6806.

Finally, please be reassured that the security of your information is taken very seriously. Your GP record will only be viewed by those who are involved in your care at that moment in time. This will help them make the right decisions to ensure you receive the best care possible at all times.

Survey on Proposed Changes for Treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

NHS South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is undertaking a review of the service currently provided for patients who have a suspected or confirmed deep vein thrombosis (DVT) which is a clot in a deep leg vein.

To diagnose a DVT patients usually need a blood test and ultrasound scan of the leg.  If a DVT is likely, anticoagulation medication is started.

There is currently a mixed service in south Warwickshire where some of the diagnosis happens in a GP surgery and the scan takes place in hospital.  Patients will then start medication and be followed up either in hospital or at a GP practice.

DVT diagnosis and treatment is something that could be safely delivered in a non-hospital setting and we are currently reviewing how it is delivered across south Warwickshire to improve the service patients receive.

We would like you to tell us your views and experiences of being treated for DVT. If you have never been treated for DVT we would like to know what is important to you if you needed to be treated in future.

Your feedback will help us to plan what a future model may look like.  Therefore, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire available at:

Hard copies of the questionnaire are also available on request at 0121 611 0231.

NHS South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group

Local Support for Volunteers

WCAVA has been awarded the contract by Warwickshire County Council as the countywide infrastructure organisation for Warwickshire providing vital support to the volunteers, groups, organisations, enterprises and charities who are working to strengthen all of our communities across the county. They are committed to providing all services locally and accessibly so whether organisations need support recruiting and managing volunteers, developing a community group, accessing funding or strengthening their governance, they have a local office and dedicated team here to help. See the poster above or their website: for more information.