Monthly Archives: September 2019

Pest Control from Stratford District Council

Stratford-on-Avon District Council offers a comprehensive pest control service with qualified, friendly and professional officers.

The Pest Control service offers:

  • One-off treatments for domestic and commercial properties for a wide range of pests.
  • Competitive prices
  • Pest control advice visits from £31 to help identify any proofing requirements for your business
  • Environmentally conscious
  • Offering bespoke contracts to meet your auditory or due diligence requirements

Pest Control Contracts help to keep your business free from infestations all year round. The Pest Control Officers are environmentally conscious and will conduct an environmental risk assessment upon commencement of your contract.

The average contract costs £495 +VAT for 10 visits per annum plus inclusive unlimited emergency callouts. One contract price, no hidden extras.

To arrange a quote please call 01789 267575 or email or visit

Dog Fouling

Dog fouling or dog mess is a nuisance, unsightly, unpleasant and can spread diseases to other animals and people. Dog owners, and dog walkers, have a responsibility to clean up after their dog in public places. Failing to do so can result in a Fixed Penalty Notice of £75 or prosecution.

  • Always carry a poop scoop, which is a specially designed plastic shovel, or a
    bag to pick up your dog’s mess
  • Place the dog mess to a dog bin or normal on-street litter bin
  • If there isn’t a dog mess bin, please take it home and dispose of it in your grey bin. Dog mess should not be put in your green bin.

The Environmental Protections Team’s Dog Officer regularly patrols locations where complaints about dog fouling have been made. They ensure that there is adequate signage in the area and they have been using a new tactic by highlighting the problem with temporary yellow paint.

The Environmental Protection Team has also linked in with Stratford’s voluntary
group “Rubbish Friends” who now delivers the anti-dog fouling message to
local schools and youth groups.

Local Crime Update

Recent crime reports in the area of the village. If you have any information, please call 101 and quote incident number or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111:

Combrook: between 1000 and 1610 on 23/9/19 offenders entered a property and stole a quad bike and buggy. Incident 290 of 23/9/19

Princethorpe: 21-22/9/19 offenders entered a property on Leamington Rd and a number of items have been taken. Incident 327 of 22/9/19

Long Itchington: 22/9/19 offenders entered a property and made an untidy search. A Range Rover, registration ending RHB was stolen. Incident 49 of 22/9/19


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:

Our website link:

Our Facebook event link:

  • 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