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Switch and Save Scheme – ‘Bring your Bill’ events

Just a reminder that WCC has launched a new energy Switch and Save scheme.

The scheme has been set up to benefit Warwickshire residents but is open to everyone!

It is all about using the power of collective fuel switching to get the best deal from suppliers through a competitive auction.

Switching is easy!  Sign up for free and get a comparative, no obligation quote to see how much you could save…

Come along to one of our ‘Bring your Bill’ events, at Shire Hall, by the Reception desk, for drinks, cakes and to find out more!

  • Tuesday 1st May – 11.00am – 2.00pm
  • Thursday 10th May – 11.00am – 2.00pm

Alternatively you can register easily online here:

Recent Local Crimes


Please see below a round up of local crimes as reported on Warwickshire Rural Watch:

  • Oxhill, 23 April, between 6 am and 11 am offenders stole a black Mitsubishi Shogun from a farm
  • Napton, 20/21 April, offenders broke into three outbuildings, nothing was stolen
  • Burton Dassett, 22/23 April, offenders broke into a workshop and stole a quad bike
  • Farnborough, 23-26 April, offenders forced security doors, it is not clear if anything was stolen


Dog Owners Take Note – Case of Alabama Rot Confirmed in Southam

Unfortunately there has been a case of Alabama Rot – an often fatal disease for dogs – confirmed in Southam.  Please see below guidance from the Dog’s Trust:

What are the symptoms?

  1. Skin lesions, ulcers and sores
  2. Lethargy, or a loss of energy
  3. Loss of appetite and not wanting to eat
  4. Vomiting

Tips to best prevent your dog from becoming unwell.

  1. When out walking, where possible stick to dry paths and keep your dog out of muddy or wet areas
  2. Wash any mud off your dog after walks and check them for lesions or wounds. If you see any, take your dog to the Vet to have a look, especially if they don’t seem to be healing
  3. If your dog starts to become unwell, or suddenly suffers from conditions such as lethargy or anorexia and begins to vomit, take them to your Vet immediately for their advice

Avon Dassett Community Website and General Data Protection Regulations

The EU has instigated new data protection regulations from May 2018. Please see our privacy policy below (also on homepage):

Avon Dassett Community website takes your privacy seriously. If you subscribe to the events update on the website your email address will only be used to forward you information on upcoming events and will not be passed to third parties. If you contact us with a query we will only use your email address to reply directly to your query or, in the event that we are unable to answer, to forward it to a relevant person who is able to reply.

The website holds no other information on individuals and all data is encrypted and backed up by Stratford District Council.

Mayor’s Community Weekend 20 June-1 July – Opportunities to host

Communities from across the West Midlands, including Coventry and Warwickshire, are being invited to host local events on the weekend of 30 June-1 July. They have the opportunity to bid for up to £500 from the National Lottery for their events – the deadline for applications is 16 April. The events could be a picnic in the park, a tea party, a sports day, a community football match, a mini party in the park etc.

The aim of the first Mayor’s Community Weekend is to bring communities together to celebrate the experiences they share. It’s a great opportunity for us to start having conversations about how health and social care might look in five to ten years’ time, as part of NHS70.

Community Circles Workshop – 8 May

This is a countywide event aimed at groups and organisations working with individuals who are on the edge of care – and who might need some additional support to make a change in their life.

The workshop will explain what “community circles” are and how these can be used to provide help to people who require some additional support. It will also explore how community circles could be taken forward with groups in Warwickshire.

Home Environment Assessment & Response Team

Home Environment Assessment & Response Team (HEART) – a partnership of Warwickshire Local Authorities – is here to help

HEART can assess you and your home environment

·        To help you better manage everyday tasks that have become more difficult due to disability or because you are getting older.

·        To provide solutions, from equipment to major adaptations that may enable you to improve or maintain the use of your home and help you stay living more independently.

·        To provide access to equipment through the County Council and provide grants for major adaptations for eligible applicants.  Where we identify lower level needs, we may be able to assist with preventative works.

HEART is offering personal needs assessments

·        To Warwickshire residents who are looking to move home due to disability

·        To assist residents who are thinking of moving or when their current home cannot be adapted to help find a home that better suits their needs

·        To help identify the access requirements and facilities you will need within the property

·        To give advice as you prepare for the future

HEART can help you apply for a grant of up to £10,000

·        To help combat cold homes; lack of hygiene facilities; slips, trips and falls within the home or garden; security issues; electrical, case or fire risks or hot or cold water problems.

HEART is offering Home Safety Grants to Warwickshire residents.

·        To assist eligible residents to help them to live safely at home by preventing accidents.

·       The maximum grant available is £500 per household although this amount may be spread over a 3-year period.

Eligibility: Advice and information is available to all.  Our financial assistance packages have different criteria – please see the detailed information leaflets or contact us. 

South Warwick Residents should contact us to see if we can help you with your housing needs and funding solutions:



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