Monthly Archives: September 2018

Community Computers Scheme

Warwickshire County Council is pleased to announce the launch of the Community Computers Scheme for 2018!

There are a total of 120 recycled laptops to give away for FREE to community groups, voluntary organisations and Town & Parish Councils, across all of Warwickshire. The laptops available are the Toshiba Z Series Ultralight Laptops.

All laptops will come with a minimum 120GB hard drive, 4GB Ram, Windows 7 Operating System, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Free Open Office software and will include Anti-virus protection software. A 3-month warranty is provided with each laptop. Groups can apply for 1 laptop and, if successful, they will receive the model mentioned above.

Who can apply?

  • Locally based community or voluntary organisations. This includes Town and Parish Councils, but only for community focused projects (not for administration of the Town/Parish Council).
  • Small-scale groups who have little or no IT equipment, and can show how it will be used to grow their organisation.
  • Groups who do not have significant reserves or other resources

Before completing the application, you must consider the costs of running the equipment after the three-month warranty has expired, plus security, insurance, and additional software.

Conditions all applicants must agree to:

  • Sign a simple receipt indemnifying the Council against any claim arising from the future use of the equipment and confirming that the Council accepts no ongoing responsibility for the condition of the equipment beyond the three-month warranty provided, or its disposal.
  • To ensure validity of the three-month warranty, log-in must be completed within 3 months of receipt of the computer.
  • Complete a simple report form at the end of six months, to describe the use of the equipment and its impact on their work.
  • Ensure recognition of WCC in any publicity or communication relating to the equipment.
  • Collect the laptop from the WCC Office in Shire Hall, Warwick.

Please apply online by following this link. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 28th September 2018.

If you have any queries, please ring the relevant Area Office below:

  • Rugby: 01788 533 656
  • South Warwickshire (Stratford/Warwick): 01926 413 685
  • North Warwickshire and Nuneaton & Bedworth: 01926 737 767

Decision Process

Applications will be assessed and considered by the relevant Area Team and endorsed by a representative group of County Councillors. You will be contacted about your application within a few weeks of the closing date.

Southam & Feldon Community Forum

Thursday 26th September, 2018

Stockton Village Hall, 74 George Street, Stockton CV47 8JU

Police surgery 6.30pm, Community Forum starts at 7.00pm

Community Forums give YOU the opportunity to raise issues of local concern and keep you up to date with what is happening in YOUR community.

If you have a specific concern or problem then come along to the drop in surgery at 6.30pm where you will can speak informally to officers from your local Police Teams, Councillors and Officers from Warwickshire County and Stratford-on-Avon District Councils. Join us for a cup of tea.


  • Update from your local SNT
  • Save money on your gas and electricity – Switch and Save
  • Dementia Friendly Southam update
  • Silver Line – find out more about the work of this charity
  • HS2 update – and much more …….

PLUS Help set the Police Priorities for the next 3 months by attending the forum

If you would like to suggest an issue for a future Community Forum meeting, or find out more, please contact Amanda Wilson-Patterson on 07780 995817 or email

Advice from Southam Safer Neighbourhood Team on Van Thefts

Please see Southam Safer Neighbourhood Team’s latest newsletter with information on all recent local incidents.

The team have been touring local villages giving out crime prevention advice and information packs on the recent spate of van break-ins and thefts.

They can be contacted on:

Phone: 101


Twitter: @SouthamCops


Break-ins in Farnborough

There have been a small number of break-ins in Farnborough over the last 2/3 weeks. All cases have been reported to the local police who are actively investigating these incidents.

Residents of Avon Dassett are advised to be extra vigilant and try to ensure that garages and sheds are securely locked at all times. If there are any break-ins in the village it will be helpful if, in addition to reporting the incident to the local police via the 101 phone number, residents would also advise either the clerk to the Parish Council or any of your local councillors.

Tour of Britain Cycle Race 5th September

The men’s cycle race, the Tour of Britain, will come to the outskirts of the village on 5th September. Stars such as Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome will be participating.

The full timetable for the race local to Avon Dassett is:

136.0 47.5 KoM 2 Cat 2 Finish Edge Hill  42 14:48 14:29 14:09
139.3 44.2 Junction Left 42 14:53 14:34 14:14
139.3 44.2 T.Junction Right B4100 42 14:53 14:34 14:14
139.5 44.0 Caution! Steep Descent 42 14:54 14:34 14:14
144.9 38.6 KoM 3 Cat 2 Start 42 15:02 14:42 14:21
145.7 37.8 Caution! Cattle Grid 42 15:03 14:43 14:22
145.7 37.8 Caution! Sheep 42 15:03 14:43 14:22
146.4 37.1 Keep Left 42 15:05 14:44 14:23
146.5 37.0 Caution! Cattle Grid 42 15:05 14:44 14:23
146.8 36.7 KoM 3 Cat 2 Finish Burton Dassett  42 15:05 14:44 14:23
148.1 35.4 Caution! Fast Descent 42 15:07 14:46 14:25
148.8 34.7 Sign Fenny Compton 42 15:08 14:47 14:26
149.1 34.4 Keep Left Avon Dassett Road 42 15:09 14:48 14:26
149.6 33.9 T.Junction Right Brook Street 42 15:10 14:48 14:27
149.8 33.7 X.Roads Left High Street 42 15:10 14:49 14:27
151.6 31.9 T.Junction Left A423 dir Southam 42 15:13 14:51 14:29