Monthly Archives: July 2017

Temporary Closure of A422, Banbury Road, Kineton 23-30 August 2017




Warwickshire County Council proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Order closing A422 Banbury Road, Kineton, from its junction with D6429 Tysoe Road to its junction with C54 Tysoe Road, to vehicular traffic.

The closure is required to facilitate carriageway resurfacing works.

The Order will commence on 23 August 2017 and will last for a period of 18 months, or until the works are completed, whichever is the earlier.  However, it is anticipated that the works will be completed by 30 August 2017.

Pedestrian access to and egress from properties and land situated adjacent to the length of road to be closed will be maintained at all times. Vehicular access will be maintained where possible.

An alternative route will be signed and is available via: A422 Banbury Road, A422 Stratford Road, A422 Silver Street, A422 Stratford Road, B4100 Warwick Road, B4100 Banbury Road, Fosse Way, A422 Banbury Road, A422 Pillerton Hersey Road, A422 Banbury Road, A422 Stratford Road.

The Council regrets any inconvenience that may be caused.  The team dealing with this Temporary Traffic Order at Warwickshire County Council is County Highways South (Tel: 01926 412515).

Any enquiries relating to the works being undertaken may be directed to the Contractors dealing with this matter Darren Vinning for Traffix  (Tel: 0800 819 9001) and  Paul Kelly for Balfour Beatty (Tel: 01675 467523).

Stratford District Council’s Rural Crime Coordinators to attend Dassett Country Show 29 July

Stratford District Council’s Rural Crime Coordinators will have a stall at this year’s show.  They will be showcasing a variety of security equipment and will have crime prevention advice literature and a few ‘freebies’ to hand out.

They will also be promoting the Warwickshire Rural Watch website ( and the new Community messaging Service which has recently been launched and has taken over from the old police alert system.

Please come along to the show and pay them a visit!

(With thanks to Avon Dassett Parish Council for helping to arrange this).

For information, the role of Rural Crime Coordinator is to provide crime prevention advice for those residents in rural communities in South Warwickshire. They work closely with Warwickshire Police and are funded by the Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner. Much of their role is working with farmers on bespoke site security solutions and they have the ability to loan and trial security equipment. They also undertake crime prevention talks to elderly and vulnerable person groups.

Food Vouchers Available During School Summer Holidays

Are you finding it hard to make ends meet over the school summer holiday? You may be able to get food vouchers to help!

You may be eligible for the Warwickshire Local Welfare Summer Support Scheme if your children were registered for free school meals before 14 July 2017.

Funds for this scheme are limited and applications will be considered on a first come first served basis.

To apply please call Please call 0800 408 1448 or 01926 359182

Improvement to Stroke Services

NHS Warwickshire North, NHS South Warwickshire and NHS Coventry and Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) have been working with clinicians, NHS staff and NHS England to progress the improvement of stroke services in Coventry and Warwickshire. The process has been extremely thorough and from the feedback we received from patients, the public and our leading clinicians, we have evolved our initial scenarios around acute configuration of services into proposals for

  • preventing more strokes;
  • delivering equitable stroke rehabilitation at home where appropriate or in a bedded rehabilitation facility where it is not appropriate; as well as
  • the optimum acute configuration for the best survival and reduced disability.

One of the other factors we have taken into consideration in the proposals we are currently engaging on, is the need to have a sustainable specialist workforce for stroke care, and our proposal describes developing a team of stroke professionals working together to improve stroke care irrespective of whether they work in the hospital or home.

As the organisations that buy services for stroke patients, the three Clinical Commissioning Groups know that if the best care in the right place at the right time is provided, in line with the National Stroke Strategy and regional best practice, lives can be saved and disability reduced for many people who survive a stroke.

Many of you will be aware that our current services in the area  do not meet national best practice and the CCGs  have therefore been working with the three local hospitals and rehabilitation staff to look at all of the possible ways to deliver stroke services and stroke rehabilitation across Coventry and Warwickshire.  Other areas have already made changes to improve stroke services, and we would like to start to achieve this for our population as soon as possible.

The current proposals have been co-produced from engagement previously undertaken with local clinicians, patients, carers, community groups and our dedicated Patient and Public Advisory Group.

We are now carrying out this second stage of formal engagement to understand the views of as many people as possible on all aspects of stroke services.

We have asked the Stroke Clinical and Operational Leads in each NHS provider, to discuss the proposals with their stroke teams and others in their organisation, and to raise awareness of the proposals and the survey to provide their feedback.

We are taking  forward  another round of engaging people in patient and public groups, Health and Wellbeing Boards  and other formal meetings, and we have set up  a series of face to face public events to gather views to help inform any future decisions:

Friday 14 July 2017, 10am – 12pm, The Civic Hall, High Street, Bedworth, CV12 8NF

Tuesday 18 July 2017, 3pm – 5pm, Benn Partnership Centre, Railway Terrace, Rugby, CV21 3HR

Wednesday 19 July 2017, 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Warwick Gates, Community Centre, Cressida Close, Heathcote, CV34 6DZ

Friday 21 July 2017, 10:30am-12:30pm, Koco Community, Resource Centre, 15 Arches Industrial Estate, Coventry, CV1 3JQ

To register for an event call 0121 611 0231 or visit:

I would like thank all those who have contributed to the proposals in order to get us to this stage. I want to encourage all patients, carers, stroke survivors and wider members of the public to take part in the survey or come along and share their views on our proposals for the future stroke services in Coventry and Warwickshire.  Our aim is to get a really rich picture of local views about the proposals for us to take into account in determining what is next for achieving the improvements to save more lives and reduce disability after a stroke.

To read the full details and proposals you can visit the engagement page and download a copy of the engagement document by visiting:

Many thanks in advance for taking the time to share your views with us.

Community purchase The Avon public house

The Red Lion which is now The Avon

It has recently been announced that an offer to buy The Avon by the Avon Dassett Community Benefit Society has been accepted.

Completion of the purchase will take place on 21 July 2017 and the Management Committee are now actively seeking to appoint a tenant to run the pub and to involve the wider community.

For more details see:

Missing Dog Luna has been Found!

Luna, who went missing from Avon Dassett at the end of May was found and captured near Farnborough last night. She is safe and well apart from some sores where her harness rubbed her. The local village community put in a tremendous effort to keep reporting sightings and looking for her. Luna’s owners say:

“We’d really like to thank everyone who helped in so many ways and it’s great that there are still so many good people in the world willing to help others.”

Thanks to everyone who helped!

Free Dementia Awareness Training


Warwickshire County Council, through Public Health are offering your organisation / team access to free dementia awareness training as a way of raising awareness and understanding of dementia and creating a more Dementia Friendly Warwickshire*. In summary:

  • Sessions include raising awareness of dementia, supporting and communicating with people with dementia, Dementia Friendly Communities, dementia services and support Further details of course aims and outcomes are detailed on the attached sheet
  • Sessions last up to three hours and are delivered at your workplace / venue
  • Sessions are for 10-20 people
  • All resources are provided
  • Training must be delivered by end March 2018 at very latest
  • Organisations requesting this free training will be supported to sign up to the local Dementia Action Alliance.

Further details are given on the ‘Expression of interest form’

which should be returned to Vivien Mershon, Learning & Development Service, Warwickshire County Council, by Friday 7th July 2017.  If you have any queries about the dementia training, please contact Vivien by email: or Tel: 01926 418132

Consultation on Children’s Centres

Southam Children’s Centre

Warwickshire County Council is proposing new ways to offer services and support to children and their families, and in particular children under 5.

The council is putting forward changes to how services are provided to local children and their families by remodelling its Children’s Centres and is considering different ways to make sure families who use them get the right support for the right issue at the right time. The proposals aim to save £1.12m from council budget and also fit plans to transform children’s services.

The consultation commenced on Thursday 29 June and will run through to Monday 11 September.

We understand how passionately people feel about their local services and we appreciate that these proposals will attract widespread attention. As part of the consultation we want to hear from as many people as possible including local families, staff, service providers and local residents. To assist in any enquiries that you may have, I would ask that you visit the consultation information available on

For those who want to complete the questionnaire online please go to  and for further information go to

The consultation information is also available in alternative formats via or phone 01926 742350

Public meetings will also take place across the county starting on 20 July, and the dates and times will be made available on the consultation website.

Avon Dassett Open Gardens Raises Over £2700 for Charity!

This year’s Open Gardens took place last Sunday, 2nd July. The weather was kind and, although visitor numbers were down on last year, it was still a busy day, particularly on ‘teas’ where over 300 portions of cake were sold!

The day raised £2,529 for National Garden Schemes and £248- for the Parish Council towards the upkeep of the tubs in the village. A breakdown of this year and last years results are attached.

So, thank you to everyone who contributed by opening their garden, helping with getting things ready for the day, or helping on the day. And certainly not forgetting everyone who donated our lovely cakes!

Summary of Accounts



NGS OPEN GARDENS SCHEME                          2017           2016

Paying Visitors                                            £ 1,775.00          £ 2,125.00

Tombola etc at Reading Room               £     113.62                    £     111.76

Teas                                                              £     581.00                    £     542.00

Plant Sales                                                   £       38.00                    £       25.00

Donations                                                   £       22.00                    £       27.00

£ 2,529.62          £ 2,830.76


Percentage of Teas                                    £    248.00           £    230.00

TOTAL RAISED                                            £ 2,777.62          £3,060.76