£4,127 was raised by this year’s Dassett Country Show. £2,063.50 is split 50/50% between McMillan Cancer Support and Helen and Douglas House. The remainder is available for local projects and groups and village events.
Applications were received from the following organisations and the donations noted below were discussed:
- Fenny Compton Scouts to help with the cost of buying and replacing
equipment for the growing troupe – £600
- The Explorers to help the with the cost of replacing tents in support of The Duke of Edinburgh Awards – £250
- Fenny Compton Church towards the cost of repairs following the theft of lead from the church roof – £600
- Avon Dassett Gardening club for speakers – £250
- Avon Dassett Charities to replace the fete field gate posts – £200
Total £1,900 with £400 in reserve.
Full details maybe found in the minutes: https://www.avondassett.com/clubs-groups/dassett-country-show/dassett-country-show-minutes/
Next year’s show will be on 3rd August 2019.
Kieran O’Halloran, clinical director at Avonvale Veterinary Centres is urging dog owners to be ‘alert and vigilant’ to the threat of seasonal canine illness (SCI). There have been seven identified cases of SCI across Warwickshire including Southam. The exact cause of SCI is unknown but dogs become ill with vomiting, diarrhoea and lethargy within three days of being walked in woodland. It is a disease found in dogs in autumn and if untreated can be fatal.
If your dog is showing symptoms please contact your vet immediately as it can become severe very quickly and some dogs do not survive.
Termination of Lease
The purpose of this note is to advise you of our position, following the recent action that we have taken.
The Yew Tree has not been making enough money to allow Steve to meet his commitments to the Society and other creditors. Despite Steve’s best efforts to contain costs and the financial and physical help that the Society and the community have provided, Steve’s debts have increased.
Steve sought legal opinion, and was advised to cease trading. As a result we agreed that we needed to terminate the lease.
What happens next?
The Yew Tree will not be open for business until we either find a new tenant or make arrangements for the Society to run the pub. We are in advanced negotiations with a possible replacement tenant and, in parallel, we are considering the steps that we need to take to reopen the doors. It is possible that we may have to consider the short-term option of employing a temporary manager to operate the pub.
We aim to negotiate a mutually acceptable exit plan with Steve, to save both parties the cost, the time and difficulty of a protracted period of court proceedings.
Although our overriding aim is to retain a functioning pub at the centre of the community, we recognise our duty of care to investors and we will continue to protect all of our investments. At present, the Society has a healthy bank balance and is not in danger of being unable to meet its obligations for the foreseeable future.
We will provide further updates as and when information becomes available and once we have a date for reopening the pub. In the meantime we will endeavour to negotiate with Steve to reach an amicable settlement.
World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Many thanks to Burton Dassett Parish Council who have loaned Avon Dassett their British Legion ‘Silent Soldier‘ silhouette. This is in support of an initiative to say thank you and remember the sacrifices made during World War 1.
Avon Dassett will be holding a short Remembrance Day service to mark the centenary of the ending of WWI on 11th November 2018.
Warwickshire County Council is pleased to announce the launch of the Community Computers Scheme for 2018!
There are a total of 120 recycled laptops to give away for FREE to community groups, voluntary organisations and Town & Parish Councils, across all of Warwickshire. The laptops available are the Toshiba Z Series Ultralight Laptops.
All laptops will come with a minimum 120GB hard drive, 4GB Ram, Windows 7 Operating System, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Free Open Office software and will include Anti-virus protection software. A 3-month warranty is provided with each laptop. Groups can apply for 1 laptop and, if successful, they will receive the model mentioned above.
Who can apply?
- Locally based community or voluntary organisations. This includes Town and Parish Councils, but only for community focused projects (not for administration of the Town/Parish Council).
- Small-scale groups who have little or no IT equipment, and can show how it will be used to grow their organisation.
- Groups who do not have significant reserves or other resources
Before completing the application, you must consider the costs of running the equipment after the three-month warranty has expired, plus security, insurance, and additional software.
Conditions all applicants must agree to:
- Sign a simple receipt indemnifying the Council against any claim arising from the future use of the equipment and confirming that the Council accepts no ongoing responsibility for the condition of the equipment beyond the three-month warranty provided, or its disposal.
- To ensure validity of the three-month warranty, log-in must be completed within 3 months of receipt of the computer.
- Complete a simple report form at the end of six months, to describe the use of the equipment and its impact on their work.
- Ensure recognition of WCC in any publicity or communication relating to the equipment.
- Collect the laptop from the WCC Office in Shire Hall, Warwick.
Please apply online by following this link. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 28th September 2018.
If you have any queries, please ring the relevant Area Office below:
- Rugby: 01788 533 656
- South Warwickshire (Stratford/Warwick): 01926 413 685
- North Warwickshire and Nuneaton & Bedworth: 01926 737 767
Applications will be assessed and considered by the relevant Area Team and endorsed by a representative group of County Councillors. You will be contacted about your application within a few weeks of the closing date.
Thursday 26th September, 2018
Stockton Village Hall, 74 George Street, Stockton CV47 8JU
Police surgery 6.30pm, Community Forum starts at 7.00pm
Community Forums give YOU the opportunity to raise issues of local concern and keep you up to date with what is happening in YOUR community.
If you have a specific concern or problem then come along to the drop in surgery at 6.30pm where you will can speak informally to officers from your local Police Teams, Councillors and Officers from Warwickshire County and Stratford-on-Avon District Councils. Join us for a cup of tea.
TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION INCLUDE:-
- Update from your local SNT
- Save money on your gas and electricity – Switch and Save
- Dementia Friendly Southam update
- Silver Line – find out more about the work of this charity
- HS2 update – and much more …….
PLUS Help set the Police Priorities for the next 3 months by attending the forum
If you would like to suggest an issue for a future Community Forum meeting, or find out more, please contact Amanda Wilson-Patterson on 07780 995817 or email email@example.com
Please see Southam Safer Neighbourhood Team’s latest newsletter with information on all recent local incidents.
The team have been touring local villages giving out crime prevention advice and information packs on the recent spate of van break-ins and thefts.
They can be contacted on: