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Nature Survey

Warwickshire County Council, in partnership with the Local Nature Partnership, is seeking support from residents, businesses and community groups to share their views on natural environments, biodiversity and local areas. The survey seeks to find out which areas of the recovery of our natural world they think should be prioritised.

The LNRS will be a key strategy that will outline a roadmap for restoring and improving Warwickshire’s natural environment, ensuring that it is sustainable now and for future generations.

Have your say now to help shape the recovery of nature in Warwickshire.

The survey can be found at:

The survey closes on 8th September.

Edgehill and Compton Verney Triathlon, 21 July

This is the 4th year of running the triathlons, which take place on Sunday 21st July at Park Farm, Compton Verney.  There are two different race distances, as follows:

On The Edge Middle Distance Triathlon

~100 participants

A middle distance race starting at 7am and finishing around 4pm, featuring a 1.9km swim in the lake at Park Farm, a 90km bike ride around the Warwickshire countryside and a 21km run around Compton Verney/Combrook, on the trails and local roads

A zoomable map for the routes can be found here:
Run (NB the routes are the same as previous years, hence the titles are 2022/3)

Compton Verney Sprint Triathlon

~200 participants

A sprint distance race starting at 8.30am and finishing around 11am, featuring a 400m swim in the lake at Park Farm, a 21km bike ride around the Warwickshire countryside and a 5km run around Compton Verney/Combrook on the trails and local roads

A zoomable map for the routes can be found here:

There will be marshals on key junctions on the routes to assist, we have a private first aid company with an ambulance, and a bike breakdown vehicle.  There will be directional signage for where a marshal isn’t required.  The race is being overseen by the sport’s governing body, British Triathlon, and we will have a technical official present at the event and motorcycle officials on the bike routes.

We will be putting up signage in the week running up to the event and aim to take this down within 2 days after the event.

We don’t expect the volume of participants to create any significant issues, and we hope drivers will be patient and pass cyclists and runners safely.  It would be great if people came out to cheer the athletes on – it’ll be a big (and tough) day for many of them!

Road Closure, Northend Road, Fenny Compton, 24 July-5 August



Warwickshire County Council proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Order details as indicated below:

Effect of Order Road closed to vehicular traffic as indicated below:

Drainage works – between Knightcote Road and Brook Street,

Carriageway patching works (5 August only) – between the junctions of Manor Court and Knightcote Road.

Reason for Order To enable drainage works, carriageway patching and associated works, 0930-1530hrs weekdays only.
Order Effective from: 24 July 2024 for up to 18 months or until works are completed, whichever is the sooner.
Anticipated Completion Date: 5 August 2024.
Access & Diversion:  An alternative route will be signed and is available via: Northend Road, Blacksmith Lane, Bottom Street, Dassett Road, Banbury Road, Dassett Road, Lower End, Avon Dassett Road, Bridge Street and vice versa.

Vehicular access & egress will be maintained where possible.

Contractor: Balfour Beatty Tel: 03452 415 302.

To report any problems with these works or for further details of our current & planned roadworks visit our website or call us 01926 412515.

S Duxbury, Assistant Director of Governance & Policy,
Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4RL.

5 July 2024

Diversion Map

Kenilworth and Southam Election Result

The result of the 2024 election for Kenilworth and Southam which includes Avon Dassett is:

Change compared with 2019

  1. Conservative,Jeremy Wright

    • Votes 19,395
    • Share 36.4%
    • Share change -22.6
  2. Labour,Cat Price

    • Votes 12,821
    • Share 24.0%
    • Share change +5.0
  3. Liberal Democrat,Jenny Wilkinson

    • Votes 10,464
    • Share 19.6%
    • Share change +2.7
  4. Reform UK,Jacqui Harris

    • Votes 6,920
    • Share 13.0%
    • Share change +12.8
  5. Green,Alix Dearing

    • Votes 3,125
    • Share 5.9%
    • Share change +1.7
  6. Monster Raving Loony Party,Nick Blunderbuss Green

    • Votes 442
    • Share 0.8%
    • Share change 0.0
  7. UK Independence Party,Paul De’Ath

    • Votes 153
    • Share 0.3%
    • Share change +0.3


Cotswold National Landscape Survey

We would like to learn more about the needs of those who want to enjoy the Cotswolds. In particular, we seek to understand how the Cotswolds NL website can better serve a range of audiences.

Please could you help, by completing a very short questionnaire to help us understand more?

You can access the questionnaire using this link:

The questionnaire is very quick and should take around 5 minutes (or less!) to complete.

Healthwatch Pharmacy Survey

Healthwatch Warwickshire would like to hear your experience of using your pharmacy and getting your medication.

Following feedback, we are launching a new survey to find out people’s experiences of getting medication and using pharmacies across Warwickshire.

We would like to know if your needs are being met. The aim is to help the people of Warwickshire get the pharmacy services they need. The feedback received will be presented to Warwickshire’s Health overview and scrutiny committee and passed onto the Local Pharmacy Committee.

Click here to fill in our survey now

Fill in the survey online at :

Complete the survey over the phone or request a paper copy: 01926 422823

Paper copies can be posted for free to: FREEPOST HEALTHWATCH WARWICKSHIRE

Who are Healthwatch Warwickshire?  

Healthwatch Warwickshire are an independent service for everyone who uses health and social care in Warwickshire. We help people understand the health and social care system through sign posting. Together with our volunteers we make your voice heard to help improve NHS and Adult Social care services, so the care you receive meets your needs.

You will be able to read our findings, and find out more about our other work, on our website.

Avon Dassett Goes to the Polls

July 4th 2024 is the day that voters in Avon Dassett can make their choice for the MP for the Kenilworth and Southam constituency. The candidates are:

UK Independence Party, Paul De’Ath
Green, Alix Dearing
Monster Raving Loony Party, Nick Blunderbuss Green
Reform UK, Jacqui Harris
Labour, Cat Price
Liberal Democrat, Jenny Wilkinson
Conservative, Jeremy Wright
The polling station is the Reading Room in Avon Dassett and the polls are open from 0700-2200. Remember you will need photo ID to vote.