An associate has recently agreed to host a Ukrainian mother named Aisel and her two children - both boys, Timur is 10 and Onur is 4 - as part of the Homes for Ukraine scheme.
They fled Kharkiv in the early days after the start of the war, along with her sister and her own two children. All six of them are currently living in Poland together but the conditions are not sustainable.
Her sister hasn't as yet been able to find a sponsor/host, and as I'm sure you can imagine Aisel is distressed about the prospect of having to leave her sister and her two nephews behind on their own in Poland.
Her sister is a doctor (gynaecologist) with 14-year-old and 9-year-old boys. They all speak some English already (the 9-year-old less so, but has the basics). She has been offered a paid role at Warwick University if she can find a sponsor so will find it relatively easy to settle here, especially with her sister will be already living in the area and therefore will provide additional family/emotional support
Locally there is a refugee charity working in partnership with the University who will do much of the background work so it will be relatively straightforward to set things up. They did the same for us with Aisel and her children.
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What we are doingDue to an increase in traffic the (B4115) Ashow Road / Birmingham Road crossroads is to have permanent 4-way traffic lights installed. To complete this work safely, a three-week road closure is required, 24 hours a day seven days a week from Monday 15 August 2022 to Friday 2 September 2022. A fully signed diversion will be in operation during this closure.
With a potential increase in traffic over the August Bank Holiday weekend, the road will reopen from 6pm Friday 26 August to 8am Tuesday 30 August. Our workforce will be on site 8am to 6pm daily. Please note some night shift operations may be required, but these will not be intrusive. There will be no weekend working, and access to properties will be maintained throughout. (Please see map on the attached notice).
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Ahead of the new 123+ recycling and refuse collection service starting next week on Monday 1 August, Warwick District Council is providing residents with an update on food caddy and bin deliveries.
Deliveries of the food caddies and blue-lidded recycling bins are ongoing, however due to several factors, delivery is currently behind schedule. Priority is being given to the delivery of food caddies and the Council are working hard to deliver all of these by 1 August. Priority is also being given to the delivery of recycling bins for those properties that have a recycling collection next week.
Residents who have not yet received their bins, just need to report this to us once by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
All waste will still be collected even if the new bins have not arrived.
If you haven’t received an information book or calendar – you can view collection dates and the schedule on the Council website; enter your postcode, find your address then select the ‘waste collections’ tab and scroll down to see the dates and schedule from 1 August.
You can also download the Council’s app on the App Store or Google Play, and collection dates will be in there from 1 August.
“This is a huge new contract and unfortunately, we have been hit with delays to our deliveries. I wanted to make sure we are keeping our residents up to date, and to reassure you that collections will continue, and you will get your new bins and caddies as soon as possible"
“We appreciate our residents’ patience and understanding as we work quickly to get this new service up and running. We’ll keep our website and social media updated on a regular basis to keep everyone informed"
“We know that not everyone has access to the internet, so would ask you all to check in with your neighbours to keep them updated and let them know what is happening"
Details about the service can be found at www.warwickdc.gov.uk/123
All blogs are written or edited by Cllr Pam Redford & Cllr Trevor Wright