As many of you know we have been very critical of the behaviour of Government Ministers in recent times , and we have raised our concerns at the highest level whilst commenting on the damage and reputation it has caused to dedicated hard working local conservatives like Cllr Pam Redford & Cllr Trevor Wright.
Our local MP JEREMY WRIGHT has now published his views and concerns as a former attorney general condemning the behaviour as we did months ago.
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Enjoy your jubilee celebrations
As a country we are blessed to have such a dedicated monarch who acts with a sense of purpose, dignity and pride for so many years.
God bless and keep you and I wish you the fondest of regards and I hope everyone enjoys the celebrations in the coming days.
The Women and Girl’s Match Fund is funding to support charities working to improve the lives of vulnerable, disadvantaged or underrepresented women and girls in England and Scotland throughout 2022. Applications for the Christmas Challenge are already open and close on Friday 1st July.
Over £1m of match funding is available. We have two other opportunities for charities to access this funding over the course of 2022:
To be eligible to apply, charities must meet all of the following criteria:
The Christmas Challenge is a match funding campaign where donations to participating charities are doubled during the week of the campaign (29 Nov - 6 Dec). Visit the Christmas Challenge page for more information.
The match funds come from two sources - charities secure some of these (Pledges) over the summer. The funds are then boosted by funds from a Big Give Champion (i.e. DCMS Tampon Tax funding) which contributes to the match fund pot. The collective pot is used to double donations from online supporters when the campaign is live.
For Women and Girls charities in England and Scotland, with an annual income of less than £1m, the Big Give can act as a Pledger for your campaign and offer Pledge funding of up to £12,500. This will be topped up with funds from DCMS of up to £12,500. This means you can access up to £25,000 in match funds from the Big Give and DCMS.
Applications open on Monday 16th May and close at 5pm Friday 1st July. The campaign launches at 12pm (midday) Tuesday 29th November and closes 12pm (midday) Tuesday 6th December.
We understand that things are very difficult at the present time for everyone. We want to assure all our residents that if it’s local issues that affects our community, we will, as your District Councillors, continue to be at the forefront, working for the benefit of residents.
That is what we believe you would expect of us.
All through the COVID 19 pandemic we have been active in the community, working in new ways to deal with all local issues, opportunities and concerns such as:
Councillors Pam Redford & Trevor Wright – Cubbington and Leek Wootton Ward
Warwick District Council.
UNDERSTANDING LOCAL NEEDS AND PROVIDING LOCAL SOLUTIONs
We are pleased to confirm that payments have started to be made to residents eligible for the £150 energy rebate, with £1.3m paid out so far.
The government announced in March 2022 that most households in England in Council Tax Bands A to D will be eligible for a £150 rebate to help with the soaring costs of fuel bills, to be administered via the Council Tax system.
Payments have started to be made based on the date on which residents pay their Council Tax, with those who pay their Council Tax by direct debit at the start of the month receiving theirs first. The payments will appear on bank statements as ‘WDC Energy Rebate’.
For those residents that don’t pay by direct debit, they will soon receive a letter confirming what they need to do to claim the payment.
Councillor Jan Matecki, Cabinet member for Homes, Health and Wellbeing said:
“I’m pleased that the many households in our District that are struggling financially with spiralling fuel bills will soon be receiving their energy rebate payment. The team have been working hard on this additional task at the same time as dealing with their current workload, and they’ve gone the extra mile to ensure that these payments have been made as quickly as possible, whilst ensuring all the necessary checks are in place to prevent fraudulent claims.”
DONT FORGET THOSE ABOVE BAND D CAN BE SUPPORTED.......
A discretionary scheme for those households not eligible for this payment is currently being worked up, and details of this will be available on the Council’s website.
The Council politely requests that residents do not try to contact them at this time, as a significant number of payments will need to be made over the next few weeks to all eligible households. Updates will regularly be added to the Council’s website.
There is also information here
with regards to government and local support packages, as well as organisations that are able to offer advice during these difficult times.
All blogs are written or edited by Cllr Pam Redford & Cllr Trevor Wright