You may be forgiven for thinking that we do not have a problem in our area of Warwickshire , unfortunately that is not the case and “Drug gangs are increasingly crossing borders to find new markets on their doorstep but away from major towns and cities. This is something police forces in mainly rural areas have been having to deal with for some time with little appreciation of the problem or support from those who could make a difference.
This is now recognised more than ever before and the National Rural Crime Network (NRCN) is beginning to take more action working with the various agencies , to understand more click on this link www.rsnonline.org.uk/drug-crime-in-rural-communities
BEING WELL FESTIVAL is all about celebrating how to have happier, healthier lives.
In today's society, being over-worked and under-rested seems to be the status quo and this new event will show you the best ways to re-coup, re-balance, and re-centre your world.
To Register for FREE follow this link
As many of you know Cllr Pam Redford and Cllr Trevor Wright has battled for some time now to crack down on Fly tipping in our area, we both regularly tour the lanes of our area to identify problems and hots spots and take action as necessary.
Its a constant and ongoing issue and one that is being recognised more and more so much so the RURAL SERVICES NETWORK have published more details about what can and needs to be done and you can find it by following the link www.rsnonline.org.uk/a-not-so-green-and-pleasant-land-what-more-can-be-done-to-tackle-fly-tipping
What you can be sure of is that we will continue with our efforts to protect our green spaces, whether its identifying "Hot spots" or making sure that various policies ARE NOT detrimental to our Rural Communities
Did you know that Bagot's Castle, a 14th century castle in the village of Baginton, Warwickshire in the English Midlands. It now stands in ruins, and this website is dedicated to those volunteers who are conserving what remains for future generations.
The original building is believed to have been constructed on the site in the 11th century, at the time of King Henry I. It was rebuilt as the current castle in the late thirteen hundreds by Sir William Bagot, a distinguished nobleman of the time. He is thought to have entertained many distinguished guests there, including the Duke of Hereford (later Henry IV).
In the last few years there has been renewed interest in the castle. The remains have been consolidated and the whole site opened up to expose other historic features. An education visitor centre has been built and a picnic area added for the many visitors that have visited the castle. Since it was opened to the public in 2009.
Between 13th -22nd September is HERITAGE WEEK where there will be a wide variety of children's and adult activities including games and competitions all designed to help you to "get to know" and understand this historical monument right on you door step.
If you want to know more please follow this link www.bagotscastle.org.uk/home.html where you will find a variety of information about this very historical venue
Whilst it could be said we are still in the holiday season however that doesn't mean to say Cllr Pam Redford and Cllr Trevor Wright are not active in the community , in fact far from it , in the past few weeks they have held and been involved in a number of meetings on behalf on our community covering :-
Planning & Green Belt issues
The Development of Coventry Gateway South
Anti-Social Behaviour affecting residents
Disruptions caused by HS2
These are in addition to our normal duties supporting the overall council and over the next two weeks our public activities are as follows :-
Tues 13 August - 18:00hr Planning meeting at the Town Hall, Cllr Pam Redford & Cllr Wright speaking on behalf of residents.
Thursday 15th August - Meeting with Stoneligh Events about controls and management of events.
Saturday 17th August- Cllr Trevor Wright will be at the Leamington Pride Event
Tuesday 20th August - 18:00 hrs Town Hall, Cllr Pam Redford Overview & Scrutiny Commitee Meeting, Cllr Trevor Wright Finance & Audit Commitee Meeting
Weds 21st August -Cllr Trevor Wright at the People Strategy Steering Group meeting.
As a footnote , we were recently asked do we get paid for what we do, actually we don't, we do however receive is an allowance to cover our expenses (such as this web site).
We do it because we both believe in giving a voice to everyone whilst at the same time getting the best for our communities and on average we put in between 25-30hrs per week often in the evening and that is what we do.
We are YOUR councillors supporting OUR COMMUNITIES
All blogs are written or edited by Cllr Pam Redford & Cllr Trevor Wright