Monthly Archives: October 2021

Avon Dassett Parish Plan 2021

Parish Plan Logo

A parish plan is community-led and establishes priorities for the village in the future. Avon Dassett’s original parish plan was adopted in October 2007 and an action plan created in 2008. Progress against these actions continued until 2016. The village has clearly changed since then as has the wider context thus the need to refresh the plan and prioritise actions to improve the village going forward.

A new questionnaire has been designed and will be delivered over the weekend of 22-23 October 2021. It covers everything from housing to car parking! There will be an accompanying note to say when it will be collected and a return envelope provided for confidentiality.

All the questionnaires will be processed independently by Stratford District Council who will also produce the survey report. All answers will be treated in strictest confidence and used for research purposes only. It will not be possible for any individual or household to be identified in the findings. For further information see the privacy notice at

If you have any questions please contact Liz Hirst or Sarah Richardson or speak to your distributor/collector.

It is hoped that preliminary results will be displayed at Avon Dassett Pop-up Market at the Yew Tree on 4 December.


Voice of Warwickshire

Help us recruit people to be the ‘Voice of Warwickshire’! 

We are forming a new residents’ panel called ‘Voice of Warwickshire’ to give people an opportunity to share their views – and we need your help, so that we can listen to the voices of as many people as possible.


As a Council we want our decisions and priorities to be informed by the views of a representative group of residents. This will help us to understand people’s needs and improve how we work with communities in tackling the huge challenges we face in a world that has been changed by COVID-19.


People who sign up will be helping us deliver the new Council Plan, focusing on big issues in Warwickshire, like health and wellbeing, climate change and sustainability, community safety, education, transport, economic growth, inequalities and inclusion, and more.


Our goal is to give people the chance to get more involved in big decisions that affect Warwickshire and the area where they live over the next few years.


We will be writing to 20,000 residents across the county to tell them about Voice of Warwickshire and to encourage them to sign up, and will be launching a social media and marketing campaign.


But your help is crucial in encouraging a broad and diverse range of residents to sign up through your interactions with potential Voice of Warwickshire members.


Why people should get involved: 


  • Share their opinions and experiences of living in Warwickshire


  • Provide views on key issues that impact them, their family, friends, and communities


  • Help inform Warwickshire County Council’s policymaking, based on their own experiences


To be eligible to take part, people need to be 18 or over and live in Warwickshire. We are asking them to sign up initially for 12 months.


How people can take part  


Once they register as a Voice of Warwickshire member, around 4 times a year we will ask them to give us their opinions, mainly using online polls and short surveys.


If they are unable to participate online, we would still like to hear from them and will be able to arrange another way for them to share their views. The closing date for registering is 14th November 2021.


Please help us to recruit!  


Please ask people to sign up to be a Voice of Warwickshire member by either:


  • visiting or
  • if you don’t have access to the internet, by calling 01926 410410 (Monday – Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-4.30pm).

    We will then ask them to provide some basic information about themselves in the first instance.

    A digital flyer that you can share with people is attached, either digitally or as a printout.

    Please help us – and help shape the future of Warwickshire!


Macmillan Coffee Morning 2021

We have received this report from Deb Watts who organised the coffee mornings this year. Well done Deb and thanks to all who attended:

As the Coronavirus has still impacted our fundraising for this year, we’ve had a couple of little events this time around.  We’ve also had a collection at the September village coffee morning in The Reading Room, where a draw of “The Lucky Square” was made for a Prosecco & Coffee Hamper.  The winner was Terry Gladwin.

The total raised for Macmillan Cancer Support was £194.55

Many thanks to everyone who supported this year’s fundraising, Deb Watts.