Some weeks ago we published details of how you could contribute to how healthcare in Warwickshire will look in the future. Following that consultation WARWICKSHIRE HEALTHWATCH has now published the comprehensive details of that plan and you can find it here.
At the beginning of this week the local BBC news (Midlands today) made a big thing about the issues around homeless people not being supported by GPs and being deprived of healthcare suggesting that something needed to be done.
Sorry BBC you should have done your research better as in Warwickshire, HEALTHWATCH has had a project running for some months now to address just those problems.
They have been out in the community visiting , Gps, the homeless and support groups reminding them of their responsibilities and providing information and training.
If you want to know more about it follow the link
Its holiday time and like many of you Cllr Pam Redford & Cllr Trevor Wright will be spending some much needed time with their families after a hectic few months, however one of us will be on hand in the community to provide support as necessary.
There are also lots to do In the Warwick District Area during the next two months including the Warwickshire Pride Event on August 17th and the Rescheduled Victorian Party in the Pump Room Gardens on July 27th (having been postponed from June due to bad weather) plus many other local events
So please enjoy the break, keep safe and if you want more information about the above follow the links below
Next week we will be out and about in our communities as usual dealing with the issues that concern you locally
Tuesday 23rd July Bubbenhall Parish Council at 19:30 - Cllr Pam Redford*
You can view the agenda and details and more by following the link below or the link on our web site
Thursday 25th July Cubbington Parish Council at 19:30 -Cllr Pam Redford *
As with above you can view the agenda and details and more by following the link below or the link on our web site
* Please note Cllr Trevor Wright is on holiday
Local Councillors working on local community issues
In 2020 Leamington Spa is one of the key locations in the Midlands area to support the 2020 Commonwealth Games which will put Warwick District on the WORLD STAGE whilst we host many guests including athletes, teams, visitors and competitors to our area.
We already have a great deal to offer both in terms of history, arts and leisure activities in one of the finest areas in the country all of which we often take for granted.
Leading up to the event Warwick District Council working with many other local, national and international organisations will be making significant investments to infrastructure, leisure and community structures , green spaces and transport ALL of which in the long term will become a GREAT LEGACY for the future for our communities whilst placing Warwick District on the WORLD STAGE.
As a result of this exciting and important event Warwick District have started by COUNTING DOWN to the Event by introducing a number of activities which you and your family can be involved and you can find out what's happening by following this link.
Cllr Redford and Cllr Trevor Wright regard this as such an important event for the WHOLE of the Warwick District area we will be adding very shortly a DEDICTED web page and link on OUR site where you will be able to access the most up to date information, including events, volunteering opportunities , & support information.
Its not just about Leamington Spa either , its about the whole area and we want you the community to be actively involved so that that ANYONE who visits our area will walk away knowing what a Great Place OUR area is to Live and Work and to do this we need your support and involvement.
The COUNTDOWN has started are you going to be part of it (we are) …...
In an unusual move all parties came together to discuss and vote on the current climate emergency following a number of public representations.
As a consequence the following policy was unanimously adopted.....
Warwick District Council accepts the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s conclusion that global warming above1.5ºC greatly increases climate change risks such as extreme weather, diseases spreading, species extinction and poverty in Africa and Asia; and that “ambitious action from national and subnational authorities, civil society, the private sector, indigenous peoples and local communities can support the implementation of ambitious actions implied by limiting global warming to 1.5ºC”
What this means is as follows …
This Council declares a ‘Climate Emergency’ because of the significant and urgent action needed; consequently, Warwick District Council commits to:
1. Becoming a net-zero carbon organisation, including contracted out services, by 2025 in terms of scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.
2. Facilitating decarbonisation by local businesses, other organisations and residents so that total carbon emissions within Warwick District are as close to zero as possible by 2030.
3. Working with other local councils to lobby central government to help address the above points including by funding and changing regulation.
4. Engaging with and listening to all relevant stakeholders including members of the Warwickshire Youth Parliament regarding approaches to tackling the climate emergency.
5. Ensuring that tackling the Climate Emergency is central to the strategic business plan – both in terms of adaptation and mitigation.
6. Producing within six months an action plan to implement these commitments. This will be lead by the portfolio holder for Environment and Business who will form a group with shadow portfolio holders for this purpose.
7. The Council accepts the invitation to take part in the internationally recognised UN programme One Carbon World. Therefore becoming the first council to become carbon neutral through this scheme and achieving the internationally recognised UN Climate Neutral Status.
Cross party workgroups will take the lead in delivering these elements and there is a recognition that it will be challenging.
If you want to see what's already happening follow the link below for the latest information.
All blogs are written or edited by Cllr Pam Redford & Cllr Trevor Wright