Monthly Archives: April 2019

Local Thefts

A caravan was stolen from Piles in Warmington on 23rd April. We have received an update about the theft from Cllr Jacqui Harris of Harbury. There is a professional cross-border team targeting local businesses stealing various types of property. At Piles they had to move an HGV to steal the caravan so they are very determined. Please be vigilant.

Autism Coproduction Events in Warwickshire for Adults and Children

Even when it’s expected, an autism diagnosis can have a big effect on the person diagnosed and their family. You might be trying to cope with a condition you don’t know much about and learning to live together in new ways, or supporting people to do this. Thinking about what comes next can be a daunting prospect for everyone.

Grapevine, Coventry and Warwickshire Local Authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups are working with professionals and local families to find different ways of coming together to solve problems early and lay the foundations for a wonderful life.

We’re all on this journey and hope that by looking beyond the process of getting a diagnosis and understanding how getting things right early on, we can build a promising future for all those with autism, their families and the communities they are connected to.

Join us so you can influence these developments and be involved in the Walks and Talks and Ideas Factory that will follow.

The first step is to go for a walk and talk out in the open where families, individuals, professionals, commissioners, community workers can come together and talk about how things are at the moment and tell each other about their experiences and how they have overcome some of the challenges.

The second session is an ideas factory where we will build on some of the ideas and potential solutions that came out in the walk and talk and develop actions to move them forwards.

Children are welcome at the events but please let us know if you plan to bring them and their ages so we can ensure appropriate activities are arranged.   Support with travel expenses can be provided for individuals and their families to attend the events.

Coventry Walk and Talk: Friday 17th May 09:30-12:30 at Friargate

Coventry Ideas Factory: Tuesday 21st May 09:30-12:30 TBC

Warwick Walk and Talk: Thursday 23rd May 09:30-12:30 TBC

Warwick Ideas Factory: Monday 3rd June 09:30-12:30 TBC

NHS Survey – Long Term Plans in Warwickshire – Have Your Say!

The NHS in Warwickshire is changing. With growing pressure on the NHS – people living longer, more people living with long-term conditions, and lifestyle choices affecting people’s health – changes are needed to make sure everybody gets the support they need.

The Government is investing an extra £20bn a year in the NHS. The NHS has produced a Long Term Plan, setting out all the things it wants health services to do better for people across the country. Now your local NHS needs to hear from you about what those changes should look like in your community.

The Long Term Plan sets out what the NHS wants to do better, including making it easier for people to access support closer to home and via technology, doing more to help people stay well, and providing better support for people with cancer, mental health conditions, heart and lung diseases, long-term conditions, such as diabetes and arthritis, learning disabilities and autism, and for people as they get older and experience conditions such as dementia.

Your local NHS needs to hear from you about what it should do to make care better for your community.

  • How would you help people live healthier lives?
  • What would make health services better?
  • How would you make it easier for people to take control of their own health and wellbeing?
  • What would you do to make support better for people with long-term conditions?

Share your views with Healthwatch Warwickshire and help make your local NHS better for everyone in Warwickshire.

How can you help?

Fill out this short survey:

And/or this survey if you have a long-term condition: (mental health, diabetes, dementia, autism, arthritis, heart & lung problem, Cancer, Learning disability)

If anyone would like an easy-read version of the survey or printed copies, please get in touch with us:

Healthwatch Warwickshire

4-6 Clemens Street, Leamington Spa


CV31 2DL

Tel: 01926 422823

Avon Dassett Pop-up Produce & Craft Markets

Save the Dates!

Avon Dassett pop-up produce and craft markets will be held on Saturday 7th September and Saturday 7th December 2019 at The Yew Tree pub.

The autumn market will be ideal for anyone wishing to sell off surplus locally grown fruit, veg and flowers and the Xmas market will offer lots of Xmas gift ideas. The market’s aim is to support local businesses and residents.

All stalls are welcome at a cost of £5 per table and a raffle prize. All proceeds will go to Fenny Compton Scout & Explorer group and Fenny Compton church roof fund.

Stallholders who wish to reserve a place for either market should get in touch via or @AvonDassett facebook page.

Avon Dassett Parish Council Election – May 2nd 2019

There will be an election for the five seats on Avon Dassett Parish Council on 2nd May 2019.

The candidates are:

  • Philip Baxter
  • Mike Blakeman
  • Trevor Barrie Gill
  • Martyn John Heard
  • Liz Hirst
  • Darrell John Muffitt

The formal statements of nomination and notice of elections are here:

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-uponAvon, CV37 6HX by 5 pm on Monday, 15th April 2019.

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 5 pm on Wednesday, 24th April 2019.

Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6HX by 5 pm on Thursday, 2nd May 2019. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5 pm on Wednesday, 24th April 2019. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5 pm on Wednesday, 24th April 2019

Ovo Energy Women’s Tour Cycle Race to finish in Burton Dassett

Stage 4 of the prestigious Ovo Energy Women’s Tour will end in Burton Dassett on 13 June 2019.

The stage will start in Warwick, pass through the University of Warwick, Kenilworth, Meriden (home to the National Cyclists’ Memorial), Bedworth and Wellesbourne as it gears up for what promises to be an unpredictable finale.

Riders will climb Edge Hill, an OVO Energy Women’s Tour regular, albeit from its south-westerly approach for the first time before beginning the first of three loops of a clockwise finishing circuit around Burton Dassett and Farnborough.

Featuring a gradient of 15% in places, and averaging 4.9%, the 1.7-kilometre climb through Burton Dassett Country Park has split the peloton into several groups during its previous inclusions in the race. The climb was also a SKODA King of the Mountains ascent in last year’s OVO Energy Tour of Britain. In total, stage four of this year’s OVO Energy Women’s Tour includes 1,513m of climbing.