You may or may not be aware of the planned development by BARWOOD LAND on the east side of Kenilworth in an area called Thickthorn.
Barwood Land are just about to start the process of consultation about the development and over the next few days or so there will be consultation leaflets delivered within the area affected , however if you what to know more you can by going to
Your say is really important and Barwood land our anxious to get your views with regards to the development and it is your opportunity to help shape it before they seek full planning approval.
Following a number of SCAM incidents in our area which has cost the victims a considerable amount of money our local police have issued the following guidance .
Please share it particularly if you have elderly of vulnerable family members
DONT GET CAUGHT !!!
A new testing centre for Warwick District opened its doors on Wednesday 21 October 2020. The facility which is located on Court Street in South Leamington, will be available to local residents who have booked a COVID-19 test in advance by visiting the NHS website or calling 119.
The site will take advance appointments both to those arriving on foot or by car and is part of an ongoing drive to improve accessibility for testing in the district.
Those being tested will be required to follow public health measures, including social distancing, not travelling by taxi or public transport, washing their hands thoroughly before and after and wearing a face covering throughout, including travelling to and from the testing unit.
Anyone attending an appointment will be provided with guidance on getting to and from the test site safely. Testing is available for everyone, with additional support for vulnerable groups and people with disabilities.
Warwick District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Health and Community Protection Councillor Judy Falp commented;
“With coronavirus cases on the rise, I am making an urgent plea for anyone with symptoms; a new continuous cough, high-temperature or loss or change in the sense of taste and smell, to get a test to help stop the spread of the virus and protect family and friends around them. This new facility in Leamington Spa is part of the national test and trace initiative and will play a crucial part in managing the virus in our area, preventing lockdowns and saving lives.”
Warwickshire County Council’s Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care and Health, Councillor Les Caborn added;
"The new Covid-19 testing centre in Leamington Spa is an important step forward in increasing the county's capacity to test for the virus. Right now, more than ever it's essential for anyone with symptoms of the virus to get a test as soon as they can and to self-isolate until they get their results."
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU DONT JUST TURN UP AS THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO HELP AND YOU MUST BOOK IN ADVANCE
There is a new NETFLIX scam emerging via e mail and it looks like this .....
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Hi (YOUR NAME),
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Just create a free account and start enjoying the world's largest selection og TV shows and movies.
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Email Sign up
1 screen at a time
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Confirm identity with credit card
Put in in your SPAM box, Netflix do not work this way and the organisation sending out the invite is bogus, they of course want you personal and credit card details.
Don't get caught out
Council celebrates a third hat trick of Green Flag awards
There was good news for Warwick District Council this week, with the announcement that Jephson Gardens and Mill Gardens in Leamington Spa have won an impressive fourteenth Green Flag Award, the international mark of a quality park or green space.
Prestigious Green Flags have also been awarded to Crackley Wood in Kenilworth and Oakley Wood near Bishop’s Tachbrook, making it a third hat-trick of awards in a row for the Council’s Green Spaces Team, who manage the woodlands in partnership with the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and Friends of Oakley Wood and Crackley Wood.
The Vice-Chairman of Warwick District Council, Councillor Pam Redford said:
“The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has shown how much we value our parks and open spaces. To once again receive three Green Flag Awards from Keep Britain Tidy is a truly outstanding achievement and clearly demonstrates that local people and visitors to Warwick District are benefitting from green spaces of the very highest quality. I would like to pay tribute to the Council’s Green Spaces Team, contractors (idVerde), the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and the many Friends and volunteers who come out in all weathers to assist us in maintaining and improving these wonderful places.”
Karl Curtis – Director of Reserves and Community Engagement at Warwickshire Wildlife said:
“Receiving the Green Flag awards for the local nature reserves is a fantastic accolade. They are very much deserved and all arise from the hard work and dedication of the staff and in particular the volunteers involved. Our volunteers give up their valuable time to ensure these reserves are there for everyone to enjoy, reconnect with nature and of course help their local wildlife too by making sure these are diverse and vibrant places.”
All blogs are written or edited by Cllr Pam Redford & Cllr Trevor Wright