News & Meetings
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
New Parish Noticeboard
2019-2020 Chairman Elected
High-Speed Fibre Broadband Arrives
High-Speed Fibre Broadband (with downstream speed of up to around 75Mbps) has finally arrived in Little Wolford, following the installation of Cabinet 3 in the village, with a fibre (FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet) link to Long Compton BT exchange. Subscriber connections to this cabinet will still make use of existing copper telephone cables, so speed will depend upon line quality and distance from the cabinet. Broadband speed will not automatically increase: a new "fibre" contract with an Internet Service Provider is required, but will typically be significantly cheaper than the equivalent-speed wireless service currently provided by Voneus (formerly SugarNet).