Vulnerable residents in Warwickshire who are struggling financially can apply for support by contacting the Local Welfare Scheme directly on 0800 4081448 or 01926 359182. For further information please visit:
There will be a pop up event to publicise the local neighbourhood watch event at The Yew Tree from 1030-12 on Saturday 25 November.
Keith Hicks, Stratford District Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator will be in attendance to explain the advantages of joining the local group. There will also be advice on the use of Smart Water. Depending on operational constraints, a representative of Southam Police may also be there.
This year’s Christmas gathering will be held at St John’s Church at 6 pm on Sunday 17 December. Villagers are invited to come to the Old Rectory for drinks from 5 pm – donations of mince pies will be welcome.
The gathering will be overseen by Father Bill and the music is organised by Sally.
The brand new Veterans’ Career Development Fund. The £700,000 grant fund will enhance provision of qualifications, training and skills development to veterans and their families right across the UK.
Applications for up to £70,000 – live until 8th Jan 2024.
We encourage you to consider applying if you are eligible. It is essential that groups closest to the community are aware of the opportunity in order to apply, either by themselves or in partnership with more established, eligible organisations.
Particularly those who support women veterans, those of Ethnic Minority backgrounds, LGBT Veterans, those with health or support needs, early Service leavers and those aged 50+ looking to re-enter the workforce. And those that support partners, spouses, children (aged 16-24) and the bereaved.
Next meeting – Talk – “Gardening As You Get Older” by Howard Drury
Where – The Reading Room, Avon Dassett
When – Tuesday 21st November, 7:30pm
We welcome back Howard Drury to give us another wonderful talk. This time with some helpful tips and advice for us “as we get older”.
Our gardening club meets monthly throughout the year and annual membership for 2023 is only £15 each. This includes four talk/demonstrations at The Reading Room in Avon Dassett followed by tea and biscuits. We also have four wonderful garden visits (additional charges apply), and four social events too.
Membership also gives 10% discount for Harefurlong Nurseries (Farnborough) and The Herb Centre (Warmington).
If you wish to join us for 2023, come along to one of the meetings or contact a committee member.
We look forward to welcoming you.
For more details contact Gill Lewis (Chair) Tel 01789 638843 or Michele Gill (membership secretary) Tel 01295 690987.
Guests/non-members are welcome to come along to the meetings for £2 each.