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Sun shines for jubilee tree planting
The morning of Sunday 11 Dec proved to be perfect timing for the planting of the jubilee tree on the southernmost edge of the village green. Neighbours enjoyed seeing faces old and new. Hot chocolate, mulled wine and tasty homemade nibbles were as welcome as the mild weather and rare sunshine.
The chosen tree - a type of ornamental hawthorn (Crataegus x lavalleei ‘Carrierei’) - came bareroot and with a few leaves and berries still holding on. Planting was led by Helen Bostock from Little Wolford Parish Meeting, and the plaque put in place by Roz Warriner, who had kindly donated the tree.
Visit the Queens Green Canopy to see our tree on the map.
Tree planting ideas for Platinum Jubilee wanted
2022 marks the Queen's 70th Jubilee celebrations. Communities around the country are being encouraged to "Plant a tree for the jubilee". This 'Queen's Green Canopy' will see hundreds of trees planted to benefit the environment and provide a fitting legacy to honor the occasion. Tree planting season starts in October so we are seeking ideas from residents of Little Wolford on what tree to plant and where.
If you'd like to be part of the tree planting committee or submit an idea contact Helen Bostock by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
(ps who knows where the Silver Jubilee tree is in the village as seen in the photo above? Hint: it's an oak tree)
Help at hand
Where can we turn if needing extra help for ourselves or those we love? Below are some contacts.
Mental health support
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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
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.
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 email@example.com or go to www.warwickshire.gov.uk/coronavirusvulnerable for more information.
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.
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
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