NOTICE OF ELECTIONS 7 MAY 2015
Parish Elections will be taking place on 7 May 2015 and Great Alne has five Parish Councillor positions to fill. Maintaining a Parish Council means we have our own budget and are able to make some decisions locally on matters affecting the community, rather than those decisions being made for us by Stratford District Council. Great Alne Parish Council meets just six times a year on a Monday evening at the local primary school. Residents of Great Alne who would be interested in becoming a councillor are invited to contact the Clerk for more information.
Nomination papers, which must be returned in person by 4pm on Thursday 9 April, are available either from the Clerk or the Returnng Officer at Stratford District Council (01789 267575).
Please see the Notices for both Parish Council and Parliamentary Elections at the bottom of the right hand side of the page downloadable in PDF format.
SPRING 2015 NEWSLETTER
Available now! See what's happening in Great Alne by clicking on the documents on the the right hand side of the page and downloadable in PDF format.
Jim Bacon, Chairman of the Studley Neighbourhood Watch group and Chair of Stratford District Neighbourhood Watch attended the March meeting and spoke about the work of the Neighbourhood Watch (NW) scheme. NW groups try to raise awareness about crime- what can happen and what can be done about it. For example, tamper proof number plate screws are available free of charge from the Police. It is intended that the Alcester model of communication, weekly reports and a monthly summary of incidents and advice by email, will be rolled out across the district. Current topical crimes are distraction burglaries- often in supermarket car parks and domestic fuel tank/oil thefts.
If you would be interested in rekindling the Neighbourhood Watch group in Great Alne then please get in touch with the Parish Clerk.
Great Alne has a Film Club with screenings usually on the third Thursday of the month at 7.30pm.
For other information about what's going on at the Memorial Hall please click here for further details.
E-ROAD E 5998 BETWEEN SPERNAL LANE AND COUGHTON FIELDS LANE
The Parish Council approved a small budget to assist with an action plan to improve the condition of this E-road. A barrier has been erected approximately 1m from the edge of the green lane and close to the scrub on the left hand side from Coughton Fields Lane up to the open field. Thick posts/tree trunks have been set into the ground by digging holes and using a post rammer. Materials were provided by Heart of England Forest Ltd. Very sadly and frustratingly three of the posts have already been uprooted.
ENERGY WARWICKSHIRE- TOP UP YOUR OIL BEFORE PRICES RISE!
If you are reliant on heating oil and would like to join EW members in making savings have a look at their dedicated website www.energywarwickshire.org.uk, or contact them on 01789 842182. The syndicate is open to households, community groups and businesses across Warwickshire and Solihull.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sarah Brooke-Taylor on 01789 842182.
Please let the Parish Council know of any local issue that is causing you concern. You can use the Contact Us form in the Information section of this website, or ring the Parish Clerk on 07833 790375 or alternatively email email@example.com.
If you have something you would like to report to Stratford District Council you can do this using their on-line forms. Anything from abandoned vehicles, unruly dogs to fly tipping can be reported, just click on the link on the right of this page (External Links).
WARWICKSHIRE POLICE, ALCESTER SOUTH SAFER NEIGHBOURHOOD TEAM
Each month a Community Newsletter is produced by the Alcester South Safer Neighbourhood Team that includes details of crime in the area (including Great Alne) and an incident overview. Please see the website for further details and a contact list for the team.
THE NEW UBUS COMMUNITY TRANSPORT SERVICE
The District Council's Community Links transport service has now become U-Bus- a unique community transport scheme designed for residents who live within the Stratford on Avon District. Look out for the orange vehicles in your area.
The new bus service runs from 9.30am-2pm Monday to Friday. It is free to register with UBUS irrespective of your age or status. You can book a UBUS journey by calling the friendly team on 01789 264491 quoting your membership number and journey details.
Please note that the service West of Stratford ie the Alcester area does not run on a Thursday. Costs are £2.50single and £5 return.
HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT COMMUNITY FORUMS?
The Community Forums are an advisory body, which act as a key vehicle for the community engagement within the locality. Members of the public can raise issues of concern and wherever possible, together with relevant agencies, solutions to those concerns can be worked out. The date of the next forum meeting will be advertised here when available.
If you would like to suggest an issue for a future Community Forum meeting, or get involved, please contact Warwickshire County Council Stratford Area Office on 01789 290784 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PARISH COUNCIL NEWSLETTER
Regularly the Parish Council endevours to compile a newsletter containing relevant and up to date information about events and issues within the parish. It is the intention of the Parish Council that every home within the parish boundary receives a copy of this newsletter, however, things can go wrong and if you have not been receiving your newsletter then please let us know, or download a copy from the list on the right hand side of the page. If you would like to receive the newsletter by email then please let us know by contacting email@example.com
If you wish to suggest material to be included in the newsletter then please feel free to contact the Clerk, or make your suggestion known at the next Parish Council meeting - a full list of meeting dates can be found on the home page.