News & Meetings
We're delighted to see the unsafe bridge down at Nethercote Brook has now been replaced with a brand new one. This means the right of way is reopen, allowing walkers and residents to once again choose a scenic country walk to go between the two Wolfords.
Al fresco Annual Parish Assembly
Novel measures were adopted to ensure this year's Annual Parish Assembly could go ahead safely on 11 August. Instead of meeting inside the village hall (which remains closed), it was held in the carpark. Socially distanced seating and handgel were provided, with some bringing their own chairs along. A couple of residents were able to join remotely via Zoom, using a laptop and 4G mobile router - another first for the parish! Gazebos were put up in case of rain but in the end were welcomed for their shade on one of the hottest days of 2020.
LWPM Year-End Accounts - Dates Confirmed
The Year-end financial accounts for 2019-20 were internally-audited on 4 April 2020, and will be scheduled for discussion and formal approval at the Annual Parish Meeting on 11 August 2020. The accounts will be made available for public inspection from 12 August 2020 until 22 September 2020.
Ready for any emergency
Purchased with help of a grant from Warkwickshire County Council, Little Wolford now has an Emergency grab bag. When the Wolfords Village Hall reopens, this will be stored there, ready for use in the event of a community emergency such as flood or fire. Items in the kit include rain ponchos, foil blankets, a small first aid kit, a wind-up radio, head torch and hazard tape. There is also bottled water and sandbags. Little Wolford Parish Meeting has prepared an Emergency Plan, with key contacts and info on how to activate this laminated in the emergency bag.
Temporary path closure
The unsafe condition of the footbridge across Nethercote Brook between Little Wolford and Red Barn has forced Warwickshire County Council to issue closure notices for the footpath. Notices have been displayed to inform walkers. Unfortunately there is no alternative route for this path. Grid References: SP 25845 35949
LWPM Year-End Accounts - Revised Audit and Publication Dates
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation, we have been advised that the dates for auditing and publication of year-end financial accounts has been deferred. Little Wolford Parish Meeting's (LWPM) accounts are normally internally-audited in April each year, and available for public inspection in June for 30 working days. Final regulations are due to be made the week commencing 6 April which will extend the statutory audit deadlines for 2019/20.
It is proposed that:
- The publication date for final, audited, accounts for local councils will move from 30 September to 30 November 2020
- The requirement for the public inspection period to include the first 10 working days of July has been removed. Instead, local councils must commence the public inspection period on or before the first working day of September 2020
Draft accounts must be approved by 31 August 2020 at the latest, or earlier where possible. Authorities must publish the dates of their public inspection period this year.
LWPM will provide an update once the audit and public inspection dates have been confirmed.
Calling all phone buddies!
A new scheme to help reduce the feeling of being isolated as people stay in their homes has been set up for Little Wolford. Anyone requesting the free service will receive a weekly call (minimum) from a volunteer ‘buddy’ who also lives in the village. If you enjoy chatting and would like to become a ‘buddy’ or be paired with one, please drop Helen an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Residents rally around in wake of COVID-19 virus
Every house in Little Wolford received a flier this week offering support for those isolated in their own homes as a result of government measures to control the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Many households came forward to offer help to others in the village with neighbourly tasks such as going shopping or walking a dog. To offer your support or request help, please email Helen at email@example.com
Defibrillator Appeal well on way to target
A final push is sought from local residents to help us reach our defibrillator appeal target of £2170 (later revised to £2012). The online Defibricklator appeal fund can be found on the Community Heartbeat Trust's website and has already made it to 69%. To donate now click here.
Christmas tree decorates village green
This Christmas tree on the Green received its annual decorations by local villagers this weekend. Thanks go to those who offered baubels and tinsel.