Community News

Crime Prevention Roadshow held in Lapworth

Warwick Rural West Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT), along with Stratford District Council and Warwickshire County Council, held a crime prevention Roadshow on the car park of the Navigation PH, Old Warwick Road, on Monday 16th April 2018, 10am-11.30am.

The joint initiative was devised to help educate members of the public on how best to prevent crime in the Lapworth area and for residents to meet members of their local Safer Neighbourhood and Community Safety Teams.

On offer was crime prevention advice on tackling vehicle crime, burglaries and how best to secure your property. The teams also handed out crime prevention goods, such as property marking pens, vehicle crime packs and window/door handle alarms. These items are all designed to help do as much as possible to deter criminal activity.

Note from the Editor: It may be that quite a proportion of the community were unaware of this event taking place.  There will be further Roadshows during the summer months and these will be promoted on this website and via the other usual platforms.


New Policing Model For Warwickshire

A Press Release has been issued by Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner

“Frontline policing is being boosted across Warwickshire as Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe delivers on his promise to translate additional funding from the Police Precept into officer numbers across the County.

A new policing model, which went live on 9th April 2018, has been designed to ensure that Safer Neighbourhood Teams are protected, patrol policing is boosted and that officers, PCSOs and specialist teams are on duty at the right time to meet increased demand, protecting communities and vulnerable people.

Warwickshire Police are making practical changes to focus on problem solving, addressing changing demands, improving visibility and maximising the benefits of new technologies.

The new model retains its locally-based Neighbourhood Policing Teams, with staffing realigned to fill vacancies and ensure that each team has the right resources to meet the demand in each area. This will in turn ensure they continue to be a visible presence in the towns and villages of Warwickshire, tackling crime, disorder and issues that significantly impact on the quality of life for those who live and work in the County.

Elsewhere, an additional 10 roads policing officer posts are being created to enable a greater focus on road safety initiatives and reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on our highways, while a new prisoner processing team will free up patrol officers to spend more time out in communities.

Additional funding from the Commissioner has also enabled the creation of a new Missing Persons Team, which will also work alongside the existing Child Sexual Exploitation team, with the objective of tackling the causes of people going missing, in order to safeguard vulnerable people and in the longer term reduce the number of people who go missing.”

To read the full Press Release, please go Warwickshire Rural Watch > Alerts

Go ahead given for 38 houses to be built

Plans to build 38 residential dwellings with associated access, parking, open space and landscaping, on the former Kingswood Nurseries site in Lapworth, have been given the go ahead.

Warwick District Council have given permission for A C Lloyd Homes to build on land at Meadow House/Kingswood Farm on Old Warwick Road, Lapworth.

There will be 15 affordable houses with one, two and three bedroom houses and bungalows and 23 houses of two, three, four and five bedrooms.

All Planning Application documents can be found at Warwick District Council, Planning  Applications Reference Number W/17/1724.

Livestock worrying

Important information for dog owners

There have  been reports of dogs chasing/killing sheep and lambs – (10th April 2018) – (Warwickshire and West Mercia Police).

Livestock worrying is a crime.

If you witness or have information about such incidents, please contact the Police on 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

New Specialist Benefits Advice Service

A new specialist benefits advice service for vulnerable residents funded by Warwickshire County Council will be delivered by Citizens Advice Warwickshire from 1 April 2018.

The service will provide high quality advice, support, advocacy and representation to Warwickshire residents regarding the following:

    • Applying for benefits.
    • Completing forms.
    • Accessing Digital by Default Government services.
    • Interpreting official forms and letters.
    • Providing evidence to make successful benefit claims.
    • Preparing requests for mandatory reconsiderations
    • Appearance at appeals and tribunals.

For more information please visit: