Monthly Archives: April 2021

Community Renewal Fund

FYI and onward dissemination to your networks and contacts.

Do you have an idea for a project that will encourage investment in skills, local business, improving communities as a place to live, or supporting people into employment?  

If so, you may be eligible for a share of a £220m Government Community Renewal Fund grant administered by Warwickshire County Council. For more information visit: 

BAME Community Survey

The last year has been difficult for everyone in different ways. 

The data shows that Minority Ethnic communities were hit hardest with COVID. 

We are keen to understand how COVID has affected these communities within Warwickshire. 

The survey will ask questions about how COVID has affected you. This information would be really helpful to understand where we need to support communities in our recovery from COVID-19.

Please take part in this survey and encourage others from BAME communities to take part in the survey. Your details will be kept confidential. 

The survey is open until 30th April 2021:


New timetable for Stratford-on-Avon electoral review

  The Local Government Boundary Commission is today announcing a new timetable for the Stratford-on-Avon electoral review. This follows a request for a delay from Stratford-on-Avon District Council. To contribute to the consultation please follow this link.

The closing date for the current consultation has been extended until 18 June 2021. Subsequent stages have been pushed back as a result. The implementation date for the new wards remains the local elections in 2023.

The full timetable can be seen below:

Consultation on warding patterns 

23 February 2021 – 18 June 2021

Consultation on draft recommendations 

31 August 2021 – 08 November 2021

Final recommendations published

01 February 2022

New wards implemented at elections in

May 2023

Please share this information with anyone you think might be interested in the electoral review.

Annual Parish Meeting – May 5th

Avon Dassett Annual Parish Meeting will take place on Wednesday 5th May at 7pm. The Annual Parish Meeting is a legacy from the Middle Ages, when Local Councils did not exist, and all local decision making was carried out by meetings of the whole community, taking place in the church vestry.

The Annual Parish Meeting is open to all electors, who have the right not only to attend but also to speak on any matter of local interest. This is in contrast to a Council meeting, where electors who are not Councillors have no automatic right to speak (though the parish council does have a set time when electors can raise matters of concern to them).

There will also be a regular parish council meeting and the parish council AGM taking place via Zoom.

Emotional Effects of Long Covid

In Warwickshire, a group has been set up to support those suffering from the emotional effects of Long Covid via a partnership between Warwickshire County Council and Brunswick Healthy Living Centre (‘BHLC’).

If you are interested in joining this group or obtaining further details, please contact  or call 01926 422123.

A welcome pack and registration is available by following this link.

(BHLC is a registered charity which provides services related to health and well being, and is based at Brunswick Hub in Leamington Spa)

Local and Police Commissioner Elections, May 6th 2021


Avon Dassett will go to the polls on Thursday 6th May. The Polling Station has been moved to The Yew Tree because of the pandemic.

For details of the candidates standing for Warwickshire County Council and Warwickshire Police & Crime Commissioner please see below:

Warwickshire County Council
Election of a County Councillor
The following is a statement of the persons nominated for election as a County Councillor for Kineton & Red Horse
BALLANTYNE, Rob, (address in Stratford-on-Avon), Green Party
GREETHAM, Elizabeth Anne, Hibiscus, Moreton Paddox, Moreton Morrell, CV35 9BU, Liberal Democrats
MILLS, Chris, 10 Fighting Close, Kineton, CV35 0LS, The Conservative Party Candidate
SEWELL, Jan, 38 Loxley Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7DP, Labour Party

Full list of nominations for Warwickshire County Council (Stratford-Upon-Avon District)

The following is a statement of the persons nominated for election as a Police and Crime Commissioner
ADAM, Louis William McMaster, (address in Stratford-on-Avon Parliamentary Constituency), Liberal Democrat
LU, Henry, (address in Stratford-on-Avon Parliamentary Constituency), Reform UK
SECCOMBE, Philip Stanley, Sundial Cottage, Lower Tysoe, Warwick, CV35 0BZ, The Conservative Party Candidate
TWOMEY, Ben, (address in Rugby Parliamentary Constituency), Labour and Cooperative Party

For the official nomination notice please see:

Village Social – 22 May!

22 May will be the first Saturday (with luck!) that pubs are able to serve customers indoors. It will also be the date of a village social, pop-up market and launch of the Avon Dassett parish plan! All are welcome to come and celebrate!

The social, market and parish plan launch will be at The Yew Tree from 9-11 am.