This is where we post items which will be of interest to the communities of Ettington and Fulready. If there are news items which you think would be of interest to the community then please contact the Clerk.
September Meeting Cancelled
Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the September meeting of Ettington Parish Council has been cancelled.
The next meeting will be as planned on Wednesday October 12th at 7.30 p.m. in Ettington Community Centre
Temporary Closure of Multi Use Games Court
TUES. 13/09/2022 to FRI.16/09/2022
ETTINGTON PLAYING FIELDS MULTI-USE GAMES COURT
THE COURT IS CLOSED until SATURDAY 17th FOR
RE- LINING and CURING TIME
The Parish Council apologises for the short notice of this closure and any consequent disappointment for users.
New Ettington Self Build Site Added to Revised Preferred Options Plan- Your Views are Important!
Public consultation on the Revised Preferred Options version of Stratford District Council's Site Allocations Plan (SAP) commences on Thursday 16 June and runs until 5pm on Friday 29 July.
The Site Allocations Plan is an additional Plan that will sit alongside the existing Core Strategy and will enable residents, businesses and communities to know where new development may occur in the future. It includes a range of policies and proposals relating to:
· Reserve Housing Sites
· Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding- including the addition of a new site South of Banbury Road, Ettington
· Built-up Area Boundaries
· Employment Enabling Sites
· A46 Safeguarding
· Specific Site Proposals
A revised approach has been taken to identifying Reserve Housing Sites in the new version of the Plan. This takes into account the scale of housing development that has already taken place in settlements across the District in recent years. As a result, reserve housing sites are not identified in those settlements that have already significantly exceeded their dwelling provision identified in the District Council’s adopted Core Strategy Development Plan.
Specific reserve housing sites - on the edge of Stratford-upon-Avon and at Mappleborough Green on the edge of Redditch - are proposed for immediate release to meet the housing needs of Birmingham. These sites are the most appropriate for this purpose due to being in the more sustainable locations and with good accessibility to Birmingham.
A number of reserve housing sites identified in the previous version of the Plan, published in October 2020, have not been included in this version. However, three such sites have been added:
· East of Snitterfield Street, Hampton Lucy
· South of Alcester Road, Stratford-upon-Avon
· East of Banbury Road, Stratford-upon-Avon
A further two sites for self-build and custom build housing have also been identified:
· South of Banbury Road, Ettington
· East of Welford Road, Long Marston
The housing proposal at Meon Vale near Quinton has been replaced with a Local Green Space designation.
What is the Preferred Options consultation?
Preparing the Plan involves a number of stages. Preferred Options is essentially the draft stage. The District Council published an initial version in October 2022 but in light of changing circumstances has decided to produce a Revised Preferred Options Plan for public consultation. A Proposed Submission version will then be produced for statutory consultation before it is submitted to the Government for independent examination.
How to View and Comment on the Consultation
The best way to view the consultation documents is online at www.stratford.gov.uk/sap22. Information on how to comment is included within the Plan itself and on the website.
The Revised Preferred Options Plan is also available to view at the District Council offices (Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6HX between 9.00am and 2.00pm Monday to Friday) and at public libraries across the District during their normal opening hours.
Copies of the document can also be purchased from the District Council on request.
Letters are being sent to properties that are located within and in close proximity to sites identified in the Plan. The distribution of this letter has been automatically generated based on applying a standard distance between properties and the site boundary.
For further information or if you have any queries regarding this consultation please email@example.com or ring the District Council on 01789 267575 and ask for Planning Policy.
March Road Closure
Temporary Road Closure ofHockley Lane Ettington
Please find attached the proposed diversion for the above road closure from07/03/22to 09/03/22 to enable the installation of underground telecom duct
The emergency services will be informed and the contractor will notify residents and businesses directly affected by the closure.
Coventry Solihull and Warwickshire Broadband News
FREE mobile Wi-Fi routers for those with super-slow broadband speeds
If super-slow broadband speeds are having a negative impact on your household or business, we may be able to help you through our Mobile Broadband Connectivity Project.
We’ve recently been testing a number of mobile Wi-Fi broadband devices in areas that are yet to benefit from a fibre broadband upgrade and the uplift in speeds has been very impressive in some of these areas.
CSW has now bought a limited number of these devices and we are now looking for residents and businesses in Warwickshire to help. Under the terms of the project, we would provide you with the equipment free of charge for a period of at least six months.
Those who are experiencing the slowest speeds are the ones who are most likely to benefit from this project, so if you are getting speeds of 5Mbps or less then please get in touch. (You can check what speeds your business can currently achieve using the the BT Broadband Availability Checker. Our How to use the BT Broadband Availability Checker webpage will help you make sense of the Broadband Checker results).
Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, postcode and landline number as well as a very brief description of how slow broadband speeds are having a negative impact on your household or business.
Once we have received this information, we will need to check the mobile coverage with the different mobile network operators in your area to see whether we will be able to provide you with a solution.
Applications will be assessed for suitability on a first come, first serve basis.
Ofcom’s End-of-Contract notifications deliver broadband savings for customers
Research from the UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has found that 1.3 million broadband ISP customers have secured better deals as a result of their new End-of-Contract Notification (ECN) system.
ECN was introduced in February 2020 for all fixed broadband, mobile, home phone and pay TV providers. It was designed to help tackle the so-called ‘loyalty penalty’ by keeping customers informed about the best deals and encouraging switching or moving to a better broadband package at the end of their contract, when staying with their existing ISP would often see prices rise, often significantly.
Enough time has now passed that Ofcom can finally assess the impact of these changes and the results appear to be broadly positive.
For example, Ofcom stated, “There is evidence that indicates that these time prompts from providers are working. In our research, two thirds of customers who were sent an end-of-contract notice recalled receiving one. Of those, 90% found it helpful and a fifth reported that they were prompted into action they would not have otherwise taken.”
Further information on this research study can be found in the ISP Review’s Ofcom’s End-of-Contract Notifications Deliver Broadband Savings article. More information on End-of-Contract Notifications can be found on Ofcom’s website.
ETTINGTON PARISH COUNCIL Vacancy for Councillor
filled by Cooption
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A PARISH COUNCILLOR AND HELP ENSURE THE PARISH OF ETTINGTON REMAINS A VIBRANT AND WELCOMING COMMUNITY?
There is currently a vacancy on Ettington Parish Council which will be filled by co-option - which is a process whereby the council considers applications from interested persons and then select someone to fill the role.
If you want to find out about what councillors do and how they go about it, please contact Sarah Furniss, Clerk to the Parish, via email@example.com or phone 07786938072 who will be able to provide more information on the role and process for applying.
To apply contact the Clerk or download and submit the form in additional documents. Closing
date 3 December 2021 for consideration at the December meeting.
Penny Anne O'Donnell, Ettington Ward Member at Stratford District Council
Councillor O'Donnell regularly provides an update from SDC - the latest can be found in additional documents below.
Planning Enforcement - Complaint to Stratford District Council
In August 2021, following discussion on a number of occasions at meetings of Ettington Parish Council a letter, highlighting shortcomings in the planning application and enforcement processes was sent to Robert Weeks, Head of Development at Stratford District Council. The letter and his email response can be found in the additional documents section below.
Have your say on how COVID-19 has impacted you.
Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is inviting people who live, work or study in Warwickshire to take part in a survey to help understand the impact of the COVID-19 on our communities.
This is the second survey from the council and is an opportunity for residents to share their experiences through the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it had has their lives, including health and wellbeing, employment and services they use.
The results from the survey will highlight key issues faced by people throughout the past 18 months and will help to inform how our services and communities recover to be the best they can be following the pandemic.
The first survey was conducted over a year ago and the feedback helped to shape council services to support residents:
- People said that outdoor space was important.
- The council supported our hospitality sector to provide seating outdoors and have waived fees to use pavements. We are also investing in improving green spaces.
- People said the pandemic negatively impacted your wellbeing.
- The council secured £1m to invest in initiatives to improve wellbeing and reduce social isolation.
- People said you were walking and cycling more for short distances.
- The council invested in improving the cycling safety network across Warwickshire.
- People said you were unsure how to access tests and general support through the pandemic.
- The council increased promotion of 119 & nhs.uk/ coronavirus as well as sending COVID support guides to households across the county.
The survey, which should take around 15 minutes to complete, is available online at here. All respondents must be aged 18 and over. Anyone who would like to complete the survey but does not have internet access can call 01926 731484 for assistance to complete the survey over the phone.
For more information about keeping safe and well throughout the pandemic and to access council services visit here
Fix My Street - reporting problems on the highway.
Did you know you can report all sorts of problems on fix my street. Examples include abandoned vehicles, trees on road, potholes, broken manhole covers, Japanese Hogweed. Its very simple, enter a postcode, drop a marker onto the map that comes up, add photo (optional) and give a summary of the problem!
Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership Consultation
Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership is asking for your views on how the county’s roads can be made safer by inviting you to take part in a public consultation on a new Warwickshire road safety ‘Strategy to 2030’. The public consultation closes on the 15th of September and can be accessed here
Ettington Gardening Club 21-22 Meeting Dates Published!
For details go to Amenities/Gardening Club from drop down menu on home page.
Warwickshire Rural Crimes Team Newsletter
The June2021 Newsletter can be found by clicking the link below.
Mobile Library Service Back On The Road!
Warwickshire County Council are pleased to announce that its mobile library service will be on the road again and will be at Ettington on 30 June from 10.00 - 10.30 at the Chequers. See the full timetable by clicking on the document below.
Yet again concerns regarding dog fouling have been raised with the Council and we would ask all dog walkers to read and comply with this Kennel Club advice.
Since the introduction of Dog Control Orders under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act (2005), owners may be prosecuted if they allow their dog to foul and do not clear it up in designated areas. Cleaning up after your dog is one of the key responsibilities of dog ownership, especially when in public places. Simply keep a poo/plastic bag in your pocket when out walking. Placing dog mess in normal litter bins is generally accepted by most local councils unless there are signs to the contrary. However, a lack of a nearby bin is no excuse. To bag it and leave it is also completely unacceptable as this is extremely bad for the environment. Don’t cause an environmental hazard and leave poo bags in trees, on fences or on the ground.
The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill currently being discussed in Parliament proposes to replace Dog Control Orders with new measures named Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs). PSPOs would have a far more wide-ranging remit that would not be restricted to only tackling dog related incidents in public spaces. The Kennel Club is currently working with Defra, the Home Office and other animal welfare organisations on the Bill and to ensure that the Bill’s dog specific elements effectively target problem behaviour and do not compromise animal welfare.
Ultimately, owners who do not meet their responsibilities only contribute to growing anti-dog sentiment and give dog owners a bad reputation within their local communities.
Assisted Waste Collection Service
An assisted waste collection service is provided to elderly and disabled residents and those with a medical condition who cannot take their waste and recycling receptacles (wheeled bins or sacks / recycling boxes) to the edge of the property boundary.
If a member of the houshold can move the receptables to the normal collection point then the property does not qualify for an assisted collection.
If an assisted collection is appropriate, receptacles will be collected from an agreed point on the property. Please note: access must be granted to collection crews to ensure this service can be carried out effectively.
We routinely review the assisted collection service list to establish if circumstances have changed and whether households still qualify for the service.
If you feel that you qualify and would benefit from this service, please contact us.
If you would like more information or wish to speak to a member of the Council’s Streetscene team, please contact us:
Telephone: 01789 260616
Fax on 01789 260607, or