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Warwickshire County Council’s Councillor Grant Fund now open for applications

Warwickshire County Council’s Councillor Grant Fund is now open for applications from community and voluntary groups across the county.

Each year, Warwickshire County Council allocates £8,000 to each of its 57 councillors for them to support small-scale projects within their division, whose aims align with the some of the many following areas: improve access to services; reduce loneliness and isolation; improve physical and/or mental health and wellbeing or improve the local area to support the ambition of becoming a Net Zero county by 2050.

The full category list can be seen on the website:

Applications can be submitted on the council’s website, and there are two different forms depending on whether the grant needed is over or under £350. Applications can be submitted from Monday 20 May at 9am, and the deadline for submission is Sunday 30 June at 5pm.

To support the application process, the Community Partnerships Team and WCAVA will be holding engagement sessions which will provide guidance and answer questions related to the application process. Contact your local Localities and Communities Officer (below) for more information and to book onto a session.

For more information about the grant and to submit an application, please visit 

Avon Dassett Parish Council Launch New Website

Avon Dassett Parish Council have launched their new, refreshed website:

The website includes information on:

  • Parish Council agendas and minutes
  • Parish councillors and clerk details
  • Policies, procedures, finance and projects
  • The Parish plan
  • Reading Room bookings calendar
  • Parish Council news and notices
  • Parish Council run facilities

All other community information is hosted on and the two websites have links to each other where relevant.

The parish council website has an Email Subscriber facility to enable interested parties to keep up to date with agendas, minutes and parish council news.

The parish councillors and clerk have new dedicated Parish Council email addresses:

Darrell Muffitt –
Trevor Gill –
Mike Blakeman –
Liz Hirst –
Alex Jackson –

Jo Jarman, the clerk to the parish council:

Stratford-on-Avon District Council Climate Assembly Event – 5th July 2024

The Climate Change Panel are organising a SDC facilitated Climate assembly on Friday 5th July at the Council offices, from 10am to 5pm.

If any community group would like to have a stall, or you are a speaker who could contribute to the workshops please contact Cllr Natalie Gist on

Once the programme has been finalised, both the event and workshops will be publicised.


Midlands Action against Fox Hunting

Midlands Action against Fox Hunting have sent the following message to residents of Avon Dassett and the local area.

“You will no doubt be aware of the current situation regarding the
Warwickshire Hunt. At present they are being allowed to conduct
anti-social behaviour and are putting local residents at risk. They have
and continue to trespass without any regard for the community. We are
looking for like-minded individuals who want to take action against this
behaviour and who are willing to make a stand against illegal hunting
and the anti-social behaviour that comes with it.
If this is you and you’d like to get involved please email (All details given will be treated
with the utmost confidence).”