The principal function of the Town Council is to represent local interests at grass roots level, and to promote and watch over the particular interests of Whitnash.
Specific responsibilities of the Town Council are:
- The management of local public properties such as the Acre Close Community Centre, but also including village greens, playing fields, and the war memorial.
The provision of certain local services including allotments and public benches.
- Encouragement of voluntary initiatives, and grant-aid to voluntary effort.
- Defence of local interests, with the statutory right to see all planning applications, and make recommendations on them to the District Planning Authority. The Council is also consulted prior to the making of bye-laws, and can represent the views of the townspeople at public inquiries.
- Arrange the Annual Mayor Making, Annual Parish Meeting, the Mayor’s Civic Services at the Whitnash churches, and the annual Civic Dinner.
In addition, Whitnash Town Council is often the first point of contact for residents highlighting issues that are the responsibility of other organisations such as Warwickshire County Council, Warwick District Council and Whitnash Safer Neighbourhood Police team.
In these instances, your Town Councillors and the Town Clerk will pass on the information to the relevant organisation. However, you can contact the other organisations directly, if you wish.
The table below shows which Council has prime responsibility for each service, and provides a link to the relevant web page if one exists. Contact telephone numbers for the Councils are provided at the bottom of the page.
|Activity or Service||Council||Contact Telephone|
|Allotments, Chesterton Gardens, East Whitnash||WTC||01926 470394|
|Allotments Golf Lane, Whitnash Allotment Charity for the Labouring Poor and Whitnash Working Mens Allotment Association||WTC||01926 470394|
|Allotments at end of Dobson Lane, Whitnash Community Allotments||WTC||01926 612499|
|Archives and Local Studies||WCC||01926 738959|
|Blue Badges (disabled parking)||WCC||01926 410410|
|Building Regulations/Building Control||WDC||01926 456551|
|Bus Passes||WCC||01926 359180|
|Bus Shelters||WDC||01926 456128|
|Car Parks - Acre Close/Coppice Road/Home Farm Crescent shops||WCC||01926 410410|
|Childrens Services & Lifelong Learning||WCC||01926 742274|
|Christmas Lights Switch On||WTC||01926 470394|
|Civic Events (Promoted by The Mayor)||WTC||01926 470394|
|Clean Air||WDC||01926 456725|
|Consumer Protection/Advice (personal and business)||WCC||01926 410410|
|Council Tax Collection||WDC||01926 456760|
|Community Centre, Acre Close||WTC||01926 470394|
|Community Forum||WCC||07881 920605|
|Dog Warden/Dog Fouling||WDC||01926 456734|
|Economic Development||WDC||01926 333222|
|Education (Including free school meals)||WCC||01926 359189|
|Emergency Planning||WCC||01926 410410|
|Environmental Health||WDC||01926 450000|
|Family Information Service/Childcare Information||WCC||01926 410410|
|Fire & Rescue Service||WCC||01926 423321|
|Fire Safety Enquiries (homes and businesses)||WCC||01926 423321|
|Flower Baskets/Tubs||WTC||01926 470394|
|Grants for Various Activities||WDC||01926 455020|
|Grants for Various Activities||WCC||01926 413644|
|Grants to Voluntary Organisations (based in Whitnash)||WTC||01926 470394|
|Grass Verges||WCC||01926 450000|
|Greens (such as Chapel Green)||WTC||01926 470394|
|Health and Community Services||WCC||01926 455020|
|Local Licensing||WDC||01926 456705|
|Local Plan (Warwick District)||WDC||01926 450000|
|Minerals & Waste Policies||WCC||01926 410410|
|Museums & Art Galleries||WCC||01926 412500|
|Neighbourhood Plan (for Whitnash)||WTC||01926 470394|
|Noticeboards in Whitnash||WTC||01926 470394|
|Parks and play equipment (Acre Close & Washbourne Field)||WTC||01926 470394|
|Pest Control||WDC||01926 412500|
|Planning Consultation (relating to Whitnash Town)||WTC||01926 470394|
|Public Transport||WCC||01926 412929|
|Refuse Disposal & Recycling Collection||WDC||01926 456128|
|Registration birth, marriages and deaths||WCC||03005 550255|
|Remembrance Sunday in Whitnash||WTC||01926 470394|
|Road Safety, Road Signs and Road Markings||WCC||03005 558177|
|Social Care & Health for both Adults & Children||WCC||01926 410410|
|Street furniture (noticeboards, benches, salt/grit bins)||WTC||01926 470394|
|Street Lighting (Highways)||WCC||01926 410410|
|Trades Description/Trading Standards||WCC||01926 410410|
|Transport Planning||WCC||01926 410410|
|Tree Maintenance||WCC||1926 456128|
|Tree Preservation||WDC||01926 456557|
|War Memorial at St Margarets Church, Whitnash||WTC||01926 470394|
|Waste Disposal & Recycling||WDC||01926 456128|
|Whitnash Library||WCC||01926 421464|
|Whitnash Tymes (publication and distribution)||WTC||01926 470394|
|Youth/Childrens Services||WCC||01926 456128|