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Warwickshire Recovery & Wellbeing Academy

Coventry & Warwickshire Mind are launching a new project called the ‘Recovery and Wellbeing Academy’ across a number of venues in Warwickshire. This will consist of a range of informal workshops and courses delivered by professional trainers who are highly experienced in the field of Mental Health. These are designed to empower people in recognising their skills, abilities and resources and learning to become experts in their own recovery and wellbeing.

The Academy offers a learning approach to recovery and wellbeing that compliments existing services provided by Coventry & Warwickshire Mind in the County. Many courses are free of charge and are open to anyone over the age of 18 who is living in Warwickshire. The new venues will cover a range of locations such as Warwick, Leamington Spa, Stratford, Rugby, Mancetter, Nuneaton and Bedworth providing more access points across the County.

The overall aim is to support people in coping with the challenges of mental health issues in a positive way and in moving forward to fulfil their potential and achieve their goals in life.

Open Days are as attached and are open to the health professionals as well as anyone wanting to register or find out a little more.

R&WA Programme of Courses

Recovery & Wellbeing Open Day Poster-General

For more information on courses, locations and dates for courses and please visit


Email pathways@cwmind.org.uk

Or call 024 7622 9988.


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Acre Close Improvements

Whitnash Town Council has commenced what will be a series of improvements to the bund at the far end of Acre Close Field, behind Palmer Road and the Whitnash Sports & Social Club. The bund has had weed killer put on it in preparation of the work that is to follow.

The bund will then be raked and rotavated before having a selection of new trees and wild flowers planted on it. The Town Council would like to thank Mr David Clough for sourcing the trees, and the Friends of Acre Close for sourcing the wild flowers. The Town Council itself is providing the bushes.

This work is expected to improve this area of the field, and provide a pleasant environment for park users.


Whitnash Community Hub update

Over the last few months, a working group has been looking at ways in which to replace the current community centre at Acre Close, which was one of the things highlighted in the Whitnash Neighbourhood Plan.

The working group is made up of Whitnash Town councillors, representatives of the Whitnash Sports & Social Club, Whitnash Primary School, and Warwick District Council, with the aim of working together to try to ensure that the solution is the best possible for the good of the local community for years to come.

Recently, the group considered 3 different proposals –

Option 1 - a direct replacement of the current community hall as a new community hub,

Option 2 - a new community hub and additional sports hall

Option 3 - a new community hub, additional sports hall, and some new/refurbished facilities for the Sports & Social Club

Whilst the third of these is the most expensive option, it was felt this offered the best solution for all, and certainly for the town and its residents over the coming years.

At separate extraordinary meetings recently, both the full Town Council, and the members of the Whitnash Sports & Social Club voted overwhelmingly to pursue Option 3, so the finer details of what this might entail can now be investigated further, and the business case put together.


Bus Route 65/66

Whitnash Town Council has received notification from Warwickshire County Council about the possible ending of the No 65/66 bus service. Stagecoach have informed the County Council of their intention to cease operating the service from December 2016

This affects Leamington, Whitnash, Ufton, Harbury, Bishops Itchington, Southam, Napton and Lower Shuckburgh. The route also takes in Daventry and Banbury, so may affect anyone travelling to or from these towns.

The County Council are currently considering their options, and we will try to keep you informed of any information we get from them on the matter.

Web: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/buses