Community News


 

THE LAPWORTH CHARITY

 

VACANCY AT POUND CLOSE ALMSHOUSES

 

There will soon be a vacancy at the Pound Close Almshouses, which we expect to be available within the next few months.  The accommodation  consists of a ground floor flat comprising a living/dining room, kitchen, bathroom (wetroom) and one bedroom, designed for single occupancy, but couples may be accepted.

Applicants are usually resident in the Parish of Lapworth at the time of appointment, normally retired and have limited financial resources.  Residents must be able to live independently, since no care or other services are provided.  Pets are not normally allowed at Pound Close, unless exceptionally agreed with the Trustees.

Further information and application forms are available on our website www.lapworthcharity.com , or by contacting the Secretary/Administrator to the Lapworth Charity:

Mrs Helen Wollerton

Tel:      01564 784193

Email:  lapworthcharity@gmail.com

 


 Weekly Update from the Leader and Chief Executive


13th May 2022

Plans to create a South Warwickshire District Council have been halted, with Councillors voting unanimously this week to withdraw from the integration programme with Stratford-on-Avon District Council. However, work will continue on key partnerships that are already underway, such as the new joint Waste Management Service, the Climate Action Plan, the creation of the South Warwickshire Economic Strategy and Local Development Plan.

While this is not the place we wanted to be in, and naturally we’re disappointed to be here, we recognise that it’s still a good place to be. The merger efforts have helped us advance many key initiatives more rapidly, generating significant benefits, many of which will endure. Rest assured that we will continue to transform the way this Council works to meet changing circumstances, keeping a keen focus on serving you and doing what’s best for our community.

With so many exciting events and festivals planned for the summer it is reassuring that Covid-19 infections have seen a further significant drop with the latest local figures showing a fall to 128 cases per 100,000 people. This comes alongside a drop in the number of hospital patients with coronavirus too.

This week we’re also pleased to report:

  • Jubilee Celebrations. Many local communities and resident groups are busily preparing street parties and other fun celebrations over the June Bank Holiday weekend to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. We’re grateful to our Events team who have pulled out all the stops to ensure that residents are able to celebrate this wonderful moment in history, coming together as a community after a difficult couple of years. We’re keeping fingers crossed for blue skies and plenty of sunshine! Details on 30+ road closures arranged across the district are available on the Council’s website.
  • Queen’s Baton Relay. Information has been released on the route being taken by the Baton as it travels through our district on the final leg of its journey across the Commonwealth. Let’s all come out and support our local Batonbearers in Kenilworth and Whitnash as they play their part in bringing the Baton safely to Birmingham for the start of the Games on 28 July, in just 76 days. For more information on the Queen’s Baton Relay, visit birmingham2022.com/qbr.
  • New Wayfinding. The installation of new signage in Leamington Spa is underway, designed to help welcome the thousands of visitors anticipated for the Commonwealth Games. Not only will the new Wayfinding scheme improve and enhance the experience for competitors and spectators, but it will also provide a lasting legacy, adding a key facility to Leamington Spa for future benefit.

And finally … from 10am tomorrow (Saturday 14 May) in the Pump Room Gardens, the free Well Being for Life festival offers an opportunity to connect to groups and organisations that promote good mental health and wellbeing. There will be over 30 stalls from local activity groups, support groups and services. This is a timely event that will inspire and empower us to change lives, improving our wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around us.

Keep smiling and stay safe.

 

Andrew Day   Leader                                  Chris Elliott    Chief Executive


 

Council merger ends

12th May 2022

 

Plans to create a South Warwickshire District Council have been halted, with Councillors voting unanimously to withdraw from proposals to merge with Stratford-on-Avon District Council.

At last night’s Annual Meeting, Councillors resolved to request that the Department for Levelling up, Housing and Communities end the integration of the two councils, bringing to a close the full merger plans, which included shared civic and office accommodation.

Joint work will continue however, on key partnerships that are already underway, such as the new joint Waste Management Service, the Climate Action Plan, the creation of the South Warwickshire Economic Strategy and Local Development Plan.

Cllr Andrew Day, Leader of Warwick District Council said: “This is not the place we wanted to be in, and whilst we’re disappointed to be here, it’s still a good place to be. Right from the beginning of the merger process, our residents and stakeholders backed the need for change in our local government. The work we’ve done has already generated significant benefits, many of which will endure. We will continue to transform the way Warwick District Council serves the community, keeping a keen focus on our local residents, businesses and other key stakeholders.

“This council has clearly demonstrated that it is progressive in its outlook, working in a fiscally responsible way to take calculated risks that bring real improvements across Warwick District. Whilst the merger did not work out as we anticipated, it is right to acknowledge that these efforts have helped us more rapidly advance many key intiaitives.”

Cllr Andrew Day added, “I would like to put on record my thanks to all of the hardworking officers of this council, who have never lost sight of what we’re here to do. Supporting residents, businesses and our communities during the pandemic and then working so hard towards the merger proposals, during a long period of uncertainty for them. Myself and my fellow councillors have been ‘gob smacked’ by their dedication and exceptional commitment to a high quality service and recognise our responsibility to support their ongoing wellbeing.”

Councillor Day shared his new Cabinet for the forthcoming year and the council will now return to its solo management team.

Council merger ends

Plans to create a South Warwickshire District Council have been halted, with Councillors voting unanimously to withdraw from proposals to merge with Stratford-on-Avon District Council.

At last night’s Annual Meeting, Councillors resolved to request that the Department for Levelling up, Housing and Communities end the integration of the two councils, bringing to a close the full merger plans, which included shared civic and office accommodation.

Joint work will continue however, on key partnerships that are already underway, such as the new joint Waste Management Service, the Climate Action Plan, the creation of the South Warwickshire Economic Strategy and Local Development Plan.

Cllr Andrew Day, Leader of Warwick District Council said: “This is not the place we wanted to be in, and whilst we’re disappointed to be here, it’s still a good place to be. Right from the beginning of the merger process, our residents and stakeholders backed the need for change in our local government. The work we’ve done has already generated significant benefits, many of which will endure. We will continue to transform the way Warwick District Council serves the community, keeping a keen focus on our local residents, businesses and other key stakeholders.

“This council has clearly demonstrated that it is progressive in its outlook, working in a fiscally responsible way to take calculated risks that bring real improvements across Warwick District. Whilst the merger did not work out as we anticipated, it is right to acknowledge that these efforts have helped us more rapidly advance many key intiaitives.”

Cllr Andrew Day added, “I would like to put on record my thanks to all of the hardworking officers of this council, who have never lost sight of what we’re here to do. Supporting residents, businesses and our communities during the pandemic and then working so hard towards the merger proposals, during a long period of uncertainty for them. Myself and my fellow councillors have been ‘gob smacked’ by their dedication and exceptional commitment to a high quality service and recognise our responsibility to support their ongoing wellbeing.”

Councillor Day shared his new Cabinet for the forthcoming year and the council will now return to its solo management team.