Monthly Archives: September 2019

Police Request Information Regarding Old School House Break-In

Local police have asked for assistance with their investigations into the burglary at The Old School House in Avon Dassett.

If anyone noticed any suspicious incidents on the 23rd August or the preceding weeks in and around the area of the Old School House (CV47 2AH) or has any CCTV footage taken during this period please contact Dee Urquhart:

Dee Urquhart
Police Staff Investigator
Warwickshire Police
Leamington Spa Justice Centre
Ext x 4461
Mobile 07971 050840

Dementia Friendly Film Screenings

Stratford Picturehouse will hold a dementia friendly screening of Downton Abbey on Monday 30th September at 12 o’clock.

The classic Gentlemen Prefer Blondes will have  dementia friendly screening on Wednesday 9th Oct at 12 o’clock.

There will also be a dementia friendly screening of the new Judy Garland film ‘Judy’ on Wednesday 16th October at 12 o’clock.

The Picturehouse run regular dementia friendly screenings – mainly of old films but want to offer some relevant ‘new releases’.  Dementia Friendly screenings are open to all. The lights in the screen are left on low, and guests are free to walk around, take a break, and sing along to any familiar songs.

Cake Not Hate Get Together

The event is taking place on Saturday 19th October at the Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa CV32 4HN, 11:00 – 14:00.

The event is free, but we are hoping as many attendees as possible bring their own homemade cakes & bakes to share. We have Trish Adudu returning as our emcee this year, and our main speaker is Figen Murray. Figen’s son, Martyn Hett, was one of the 22 people who lost their lives in the Manchester Arena Attack. Figen will deliver a powerful and inspirational talk about her experience of forgiveness and messages to bring communities together.

We will also have a drama piece delivered on the day depicting how a local hate crime was dealt with in Warwickshire; this will be followed by a Q&A expert panel of Warwickshire Police, the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Crown Prosecution Service, for attendees to ask them questions.

Attendees can book on to the event by going to


Walk of Hope for Brain Tumour Research – 28 September

Brain Tumour Research are organising a charity event called the Walk of Hope on 28th September at Hatton Locks, Warwickshire. 

Brain tumours are indiscriminate; they can affect anyone at any age. What’s more they kill more adults and children under the age of 40 than any other cancer… yet historically just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease.

They are building a network of experts in sustainable research at dedicated Centres of Excellence whilst influencing the Government and larger cancer charities to invest more nationally and we are the only national charity in the UK that is dedicated to raising funds for continuous and sustainable scientific research into brain tumours.

Here are a few stories from Brain Tumour Research patients and supporters who live in Warwickshire:

Key event information:

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  • 10am start
  • Saturday 28th September
  • Starting and ending at Hatton Locks
  • £10 per adult or £30 per family of 4
  • 9-mile route
  • Each walker receives a Fighting Force medal and a Brain Tumour Research t-shirt
  • Family friendly