Monthly Archives: July 2021

COVID Memorials – Survey

Coventry and Warwickshire councils, health services and the community and voluntary sector want to commemorate the lives lost to COVID-19 by considering memorials in locations around the county for people to go to reflect on the past year and look with hope toward the future.  As these spaces will be for the community, we want to know what you think about this idea? 


Please let us know by completing this short form by Sunday 8 August 2021:

Bus Service Improvement Plan Survey

Warwickshire County Council is working closely with bus operators to develop an ambitious Warwickshire Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) aimed at encouraging more people to travel by bus.

The Government has earmarked £3 billion towards improving bus services throughout England. The BSIP will set out Warwickshire’s ambitions for bus service improvements and help secure a proportion of the funding to benefit people living, working and travelling in Warwickshire.

We need your input to help us develop the Plan.   
We want to find out what improvements are needed for local bus services and what would make you use local buses more.  We’d like to hear from you whether you travel by bus or not.  We welcome the views of all residents, public sector, private sector and voluntary organisations.

To find out more and complete our online survey please click on this link or visit

This  survey closes on 19 September.

Recycling Collections to Restart

Recycling collections will resume in Avon Dassett on 4th August after the fire at the recycling plant in Wellesbourne this week. Due to the complexity of setting up an alternative recycling disposal site it will not be possible to do any catch up collections.
Residents can present extra recycling in cardboard boxes or clear plastic bags at the next collection.

Recycling Collection Suspended

20 July: Recycling collections suspended in Stratford District
Following the fire at Pure Recycling in Ettington yesterday (19 July), Stratford District Council has temporarily suspended blue bin recycling collections across the District until alternative disposal arrangements are made.
We will advise on the collection arrangements as soon as we have more information.
All other collections are operating as normal.

Escape Arts Dungeons & Dragons Society for 13-16 year olds

Are you 13-16 and looking for a creative outlet that explore imagination, adventure, team building and most importantly fun? Then welcome to Escape Arts Dungeon and Dragons Society!

Delve into a world of adventure, camaraderie and excitement! Rescue a town from a rampaging dragon, earn gold by saving a princess from an evil tyrant or simply enjoy a sharing few tales and laughs with fellow adventurers, the possibilities are limitless!

Create a character bespoke to you as we dive into a world catered for you by experienced players. New or experienced, we implore you to grab your shield and spell book and follow us into the unknown.

Proven to be beneficial towards individuality, inclusivity, Creativity and Mental Health Issues, EA are excited to welcome anyone and everyone 13-16 to our new programme, which is safe, mindful and entirely inclusive.

We launch Friday 23rd July with an introductory session followed by weekly session 4-7pm. If interested please contact us at or find us at our website or social medias.

Until then, keep battling on intrepid adventurers!

Avon Dassett Parish Council Planning Fact Sharing Session, 12 July

Planning Applications 21/01897 Hillside Farm and 21/01963 Dassett Fields House

Fact Sharing Sessions to be held on Monday 12 July at 7.30pm


Monday 12 July 2021 at 8.00pm

The Parish Council is unable to hold face to face meetings in the village due to the present Government restrictions.

They can still hold remote meetings where no formal decisions are taken and will use this approach in respect of the above applications.

Details of the fact sharing session may be found below:

Fact Sharing Sessions 12th July 2021

Avon Dassett Open Gardens

This year’s Open Gardens took place last Sunday, 4th July. Unfortunately, we were a victim of both the weekend forecast and the weather on the day itself, and were only able to welcome approx 140 visitors to the village, quite a decrease on 2019 figures.
However, we were at least able to hold the event and managed to raise £1,269.50 for National Gardens Scheme and £123.65 for the Parish Council towards the upkeep of the tubs in the village. The County Organiser from NGS came along and said that, despite the weather, those who did visit were impressed with the village and the gardens they saw.

So, thanks are due to everyone who contributed by opening their garden, helping with getting things ready, helping on the day, or attending the event. Thanks also to the Avon Dassett Fete Committee who allowed the use of a marquee, so at least our visitors kept dry as they enjoyed their tea and cake.  And certainly not forgetting everyone who donated our lovely cakes, which, as always, received a lot of compliments!