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Annual Parish Meeting

The Annual Parish Meeting will take place at 6pm on Thursday 12th April, at the Whitnash Community Hall, Acre Close. Please click on the link below to see the agenda.

Please note, this is not a Town Council meeting. This is an open meeting for the residents of Whitnash, and there is the opportunity for them to raise any matter of public interest.

Please feel free to come along - all are welcome!!

Annual Parish Meeting agenda 12th April 2018

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Town Council vacancy – caretaker / cleaner

Whitnash Town Council currently has a vacancy for a Caretaker / Cleaner at Whitnash Community Hall.

If you are interested, please apply in writing to:

Mrs Jenny Mason
Town Clerk
Whitnash Town Council
Franklin Road
Whitnash
CV31 2JH

or by email: jenny.mason@whitnashtowncouncil.gov.uk
Please call 01926 470394 or email for further details.

Closing Date: 27th April 2018 (extended)

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Public Consultation on Local Validation Checklist

Warwick District Council are consulting on a new Validation list. The consultation will run from Friday 16th March until 5.15pm on Tuesday 3rd April. For more information, please click on the link below:

Submitting a new planning application online

The benefits of applying online include:

  • Savings on printing and postage costs
  • Immediate delivery and acknowledgement
  • 24 hour a day service
  • Online help function when submitting your application

 

 

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Warwickshire County Council invests £300k to tackle homelessness

Warwickshire County Council is pleased to announce an investment of £300,000 to tackle homelessness. The two-year programme of work will focus on those with mental health, drugs and/or alcohol problems. The council will work with District and Boroughs, CCGs, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust, Warwickshire Police and third sector organisations to determine the best approach to support the local homeless population.

Every year in England, a rough sleeper count is carried out to give an estimate of numbers rough sleeping in local authority areas. During the last rough sleeper count, Warwickshire was estimated to have approximately 49 rough sleepers, the majority of them, choosing to sleep rough in the south of the county. This is an estimated increase of 20% from 2016 figures (MHCLG, 2017). This is only part of the picture with regard to homelessness. We also know that there are a proportion of people who have become homeless, but do not show up yet in official figures, sometimes known as ‘hidden homeless’. Often finding a temporary solution by making their own arrangements to stay with family members/friends (often known as sofa surfing) and in some cases living in unsecure accommodation or squats (Homeless Link, 2017).

In addition to rough sleeping and the hidden homeless, there are also individuals/households who are classed as statutory homeless, whereby they no longer have a legal right to occupy their accommodation or if it would no longer be reasonable to continue to live there, for example, if living there would lead to violence against them (DCLG, 2015).

Councillor Les Caborn, Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care and Health said “Warwickshire County Council is delighted to fund this work, it will directly feed into the objectives of the Warwickshire Cares Better Together Programme, in particular the housing theme, by using an integrated approach to support vulnerable people. Homelessness also features in the 2017 Director of Public Health Annual Report, Valuing the Vulnerable, highlighting that homeless people die on average 30 years before the general population. We need to come together as statutory partners to find a joint solution to this challenge and this funding will strengthen our ability to do that”.

References
Department for Communities and Local Government (2015) Statutory Homelessness: October to December Quarter 2015
Homeless Link (2017) Homeless Link (2017)
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) (2017) Rough Sleeping Statistics, Autumn 2017, England
National Housing Federation (NHF) (2017), Homelessness and Health: for disadvantaged groups

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Have Your Say on local healthcare services

An invitation to Have Your Say on local healthcare services

NHS South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the local NHS organisation which plans and buys health services for the local population in Warwick and Stratford Districts, is inviting local residents to share their views on health services in the area.

If you would like to give feedback on current services or hear plans for future services, then go along to their next ‘Have Your Say Day’ on Wednesday 14 March in the Lomas Suite at Stratford Hospital, Stratford CV37 6NX.

To help plan for catering please register your intention to attend by following the link below, although anyone is welcome to come along on the day.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/have-your-say-day-nhs-south-warwickshire-ccg-tickets-42501776959

If you have any questions call the patient engagement team on 01926 353810.

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