News & Meetings
Green bin early bird discount
From 1 April 2021 there will be an annual charge of £40 for collection of garden green waste (originally due to come in in 2020 but postponed due to Covid). Households signing up between 11 Jan and 28 Feb can take advantage of a £5 discount, paying £35 instead. Visit https://www.stratford.gov.uk/waste-recycling/garden-waste-service.cfm
Your police, your views
Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe wants to hear from the public about the future of policing in the county, as he launches a major new consultation ahead of deciding how funding should be prioritised in the year ahead.
The ‘Your Police, Your Views’ survey aims to get opinions from all parts of Warwickshire on how local people feel money should be spent on policing and community safety, including what types of initiatives should be financed through grants and commissioned services.
The questions also give the opportunity for people living and working in the county to provide further feedback on policing and community safety, to help understand the Commissioner understand what they feel works well and also what needs improvement.
The results will help inform the budget setting process for the 2021/22 financial year.
The survey is open now and will run until early January 2021 at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WPFundingSurvey
Heritage tree planting on the Green
A trio of apple trees have been planted on the Green, to add seasonal interest to the area and, in time, provide fruit for both passerbys and wildlife.
The trees were sourced from Heritage Fruit Trees in Banbury. Two have connections to Warwickshire: ‘Wyken Pippin’, a yellow-skinned eating apple found at Wyken near Coventry around 1700 and ‘Leathercoat Russet’, an English eating variety originating from 1600, referenced in Shakespeare’s “Falstaff”. The third tree is a red-fruited crabapple, called Malus kirghisorum, originating from Kazakhstan.
Defibrillator now installed
This week the electrician came to install the defibrillator. The unit is located on the exterior wall of the Wolfords Village Hall and signs have gone up around the village to help direct people in case of emergency. This is a great achievement and a life-saving asset for our community.
Help from Council for vulnerable
Warwickshire County Council want residents to know they are here to help you stay at home as much as
possible during this second lockdown and resurgence of the pandemic. If you are clinically extremely vulnerable, they can help if you need
any information, advice, access to library services, support to access food,
medicines or shopping or just a friendly voice if you are isolated or lonely.
Please call 0800 408 1447, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.warwickshire.gov.uk/coronavirusvulnerable for more information.
We did it - target exceeded!
Good news! As a result of the Community Grant from WALC, and the generosity of LW residents to help push us over the line, we have not only achieved our fundraising target, but exceed it! We are grateful to everyone who contributed - thank you. The final total raised was £2,107.
Little Wolford Village Hall have kindly given us permission to install the defibrillator on the outside wall of the village hall
We are now liaising with Community Heartbeat Trust regarding the purchase of the defibrillator, which they will be installing for us in due course.
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.