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 Warwickshire Police need your help with information about suspicious activity

Warwickshire Police currently have two countywide operations in progress.  These operations are focussing on reducing the number of incidents of vehicle crime and house burglaries across Warwickshire.  In order to get the very best out of these operations, they need the help and support of local communities with information and intelligence.

You will know your area and its usual activity and comings/goings.  If you think something is odd, out of place and suspicious, the Police need to hear from you.  Before every incident, there is usually some suspicious activity and the Police need calls to make them aware of this.

Please could you call 101 if you notice suspicious persons, vehicles or activity around your own or neighbouring homes.  If you believe that a crime is in progress, please call 999.


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 Refuse and recycling collections will change over Christmas

There will be no refuse or recycling collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day.

All collections and properties will be affected by the following changes:

 

Normal collection date New collection date over Christmas
Monday 25 Dec 2017 Saturday 23 Dec 2017
Tuesday 26 Dec 2017 Wednesday 27 Dec 2017
Wednesday 27 Dec 2017 Thursday 28 Dec 2017
Thursday 28 Dec 2017 Friday 29 Dec 2017
Friday 29 Dec 2017 Saturday 30 Dec 2017
Monday 1 Jan 2018 Tuesday 2 Jan 2018
Tuesday 2 Jan 2018 Wednesday 3 Jan 2018
Wednesday 3 Jan 2018 Thursday 4 Jan 2018
Thursday 4 Jan 2018 Friday 5 Jan 2018
Friday 5 Jan 2018 Saturday 6 Jan 2018

Normal collections will resume on Monday 8th January 2018

Further information available at www.warwickdc.gov.uk/christmasrecycling


FESTIVE WALK

Baddesley Clinton National Trust House, B93 0DQ

8.30am – 4.00pm

Wednesday 27th December 2017

Knowle and Dorridge Lions are celebrating the 25th year of the Festive Walk and hoping hundreds of walkers will help raise funds for two charities – Headway (Birmingham and Solihull) and West Midlands Breast Cancer Haven in Solihull – as well as other local causes.  Last year’s Festive Walk raised just shy of £14,000.

There will be a choice of 4 circular signposted walks – a 1.4 mile mini walk; a 3.9 mile short walk; a 5.4 medium walk; and a 10.7 mile challenge walk.

Walkers may start as early as 8.30am, and those wishing to tackle the 10.7 mile challenge walk are advised to start no later than 10.30am in order to return to Baddesley Clinton by 3.00pm.

Due to limited parking, walkers are also advised to car share if at all possible.

Baddesley Clinton House and Gardens will be open for all walkers to view for free, and there will be mince pies and mulled wine for all to enjoy after their walk.

For more details and to register free visit www.knowleanddorridgelions.com/walk


Interested in Cricket?

The 2018 Season may still seem a long way away however Winter Indoor nets have already been booked – they will run from Tuesday 6 February – Tuesday 10 April 8.30 – 10.00pm. The venue is the Forward Drive Academy, 177 Barford St, Birmingham B5 7EP.  We have three nets booked plus a bowling machine. We are always looking for new members of all ages and ability to join our club so you would be very welcome to attend our pre-season sessions. Following our promotion to the CHL Premier Division we will clearly need to hit the new season running and attendance at the Winter nets are invaluable in helping us achieve that objective. If you would like more information about the Winter Indoor Nets or joining our Club this coming season then contact Club Captain Sean Cross on 07504 906436 sajcross@hotmail.com .

Interested in “helping” to look after the Cricket Ground?

I am certain that you will agree that the Melson Memorial Ground always looks immaculate; this work is undertaken by a very small ground staff team who are responsible for the cricket square, outfield, trees and hedgerows.  We are  looking to increase the number of “helpers” at the Club during the season and are looking in particular for possibly local retired person(s) who would like to spend some time tending one of the most picturesque grounds in Warwickshire – the major task during the spring/summer being the cutting of the outfield which is cut virtually every week from April to September – we have the equipment – we need some peoplepower – interested? – give me a bell Richard Evans on 07739 430463.


The best kept secret in the area?

Are you looking for an interesting pastime that promotes health and wellbeing, education and community fellowship?  Well why not go along to Vicarage Road Allotments and see what they have to offer.  Their waiting list is currently quite low so there could be a chance of a plot quite soon.

The Allotments are located towards the top of Vicarage Road close to Packwood Church.  There are about 50 plots, some of which are divided into half plots for easier maintenance.

There are two car parks on site and running water via four standpipes.  Annual rental level is modest.

If you think that a piece of the “Good Life” might be for you then contact John Wright on 01564 772123 or Nick Edkins on 07776 478225 who can arrange for you to have a look around.


Local artist – Arthur Lockwood

An opportunity to view a collection of original paintings by local artist Arthur Lockwood RWS RBA RBSA.

The watercolours are of Lapworth and the surrounding area.

Access to view the paintings is via Rowington Records.

Three of his watercolours will also be on display in the Edith Gennard Committee Room at Lapworth Village Hall.

Enjoy.


Missing . . . Missing . . . Missing . . . Missing


Have you seen Mooshi?

Mooshi is a 4 year old  Bengal cat, she is microchipped and neutered, and has beautiful ‘tabby like’ markings.

She has been missing from her Church Lane home in Lapworth since Wednesday 23rd August 2017.

There have been several possible sightings nearby in Spring Lane but she has not yet found her way home.

If you have noticed an unfamiliar cat visiting your garden or if you know of anyone who has been feeding a ‘stray’ cat,

please let us know by phoning 07950 045271 or  by emailing lapworth.org@aol.co.uk with any information that you may have.