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Road and footpath improvements

You may have noticed that some improvements to footpaths and roads in the town have commenced. Many footpaths and roads have had no resurfacing or surface dressing for many years, leaving them in a poor condition. Recently however, the Town Council has managed to get some of these essential repairs onto the 'to do' list of Warwickshire County Council, and a few have already begun or been completed.

Morse Road recently benefitted from surface dressing, whilst footpaths along parts of Murcott Road East and Mollington Road have had surface repairs and slurry sealing. Now the very broken footpaths along Franklin Road up to the Moorhill Road junction are being dug up and completely reconstructed.
Several other roads and footpaths around the town are due for some similar attention over the coming months, so watch this space, and please bear with us whilst the works are carried out.

Any significant road closures will be announced in advance where possible.

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Travellers at Washbourne Fields

Late yesterday (7th April 2017) evening a group of travellers arrived at the above location and have moved on to the recreational area. We believe they illegally forced entry to the site.

At present the group consists of 9 caravans and a similar number of trucks and cars. The group were initially visited at 0900hrs this morning by the local SNT and code of conduct leaflets issued, reminding them of the need to respect the area, keep their dogs tied up and generally behaving by the same standards of the settled community.

We are very much aware of the concern that this will generate amongst Whitnash residents and whilst Whitnash Town Council, Warwick District Council and Warwickshire Police work together to have them removed, please be assured of an increased police presence in the area.

Whitnash Town Council, as the land owner, will have to go through a legal process to have them evicted, unfortunately this will take some time as it is more difficult than for a private land owner.

If there are any incidents related to the travellers or the encampment, then please phone the police on 101.

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Triple Link – Dementia Support

Triple Link is a new dementia support service bringing together people with dementia, carers and community. It is based at the Brunswick Healthy Living Centre. Its run every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 11am to 1pm.

Click the links below for further details:

Triple Link 2017 Programme
Triple Link Leaflet

Brunswick Hub
98-100 Shrubland Street
Leamington Spa. CV31 3BD
T: 01926 422123

Email: triple.link@bhlc.services
Web: www.bhlc.services

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Whitnash Safer Neighbourhood Police Team (SNT) newsletter

Please click on the link below to access the February newsletter from the Whitnash SNT team.

Whitnash SNT Newsletter, February 2017

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Grant money available until 23rd January

The Whitnash Community Forum's Grant Fund has £1420 which needs to be spent before the end of the financial year.

Grant applications are welcome from local organisations, but must be provided by Monday 23rd January.

16-17 Community Grant Application Form

The fund operates on a first come, first served basis as long as the application fits with the guidance attached. The maximum funding available for each project is £3,000, and we would encourage match funding from other partners if at all possible, even if that is in-kind support.

Don't forget you will need to ask your local County and District Councillor to sign your application form.

If you would like to discuss a project before you apply, please get in touch with Alistair Rigby, Localities & Communities Officer at: alistairrigby@warwickshire.gov.uk

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