At a meeting on Monday 15 December 2019, Stratford District Council voted by 17 votes to 13 to introduce a £40 charge per year for garden waste to be removed from green bins. It will still be free of charge for food waste to be collected from the green bins. Councillor Ian Shenton, Portfolio Holder for Operations stated that if people did not want to pay they could phone the council for the green bins to be removed. The charge will be introduced from 1 June 2020 with a 5% reduction in the first year for residents who pay by direct debit.
The growth of Southam has made it hard for the Lions Club to continue to fit in Santa Sleigh visits to outlying villages.
So, Fenny Compton Scout Group is pleased to announce that construction of its very own sleigh is well underway, and (with the full blessing of the Lions) will be bringing Santa back this year in a format similar to that enjoyed in prior years.
Planned dates* for the villages:
The map and timings for Avon Dassett are here:
Fenny Compton Scout Group Santa Sleigh has its own Facebook page so keep up to date with progress by liking their page.
*The sleigh will endeavour to keep to these dates, but should it be torrential rain on any of those dates we may come at a later date.