The Parish Council have received an email from the Flood Risk Management Team. Please continue to report all flooding within our village directly to the Flood Risk Management Team including as much information as you can.
‘Following the heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding event during the 14th and 15th November 2019, the Flood Risk Management team have begun the follow up work to investigate the reports made to us.
In total, we have received over 300 reports of flooding; of which 44 of those reports relate to internal flooding of properties across 20 locations mainly in the south of the county. Our thoughts and sympathies go out to these Warwickshire residents and we have personally visited as many as possible to begin both the investigation process into their flooding, and to offer any support that we can.
If you have contacted us recently regarding reports of flooding, please bear with us. Our investigation prioritisation has been adopted through our Local Flood Risk Management Strategy and is summarised below:
- Flooding that poses a risk to life.
- Internal flooding of residential properties.
- Internal flooding of commercial properties.
- Flooding of critical infrastructure.
- Flooding that places vulnerable individuals or communities at risk.
Please be assured that we will respond to any reports of flooding as soon as we can, following the prioritisation summarised above.
In the meantime, a similar response to this has gone out to all emails that have come in to the team reporting flooding which signposts residents to further information. The email also highlights the type of information that would be useful to send in to help us to update our records and to determine the priority of any further investigations. The following information can be useful to capture:
- Photos (preferably with date and time)
- Videos (preferably with date and time)
- Locations (as specific as possible)
- Flood depths (as specific as possible)
- Source of flooding if known (river, surface water etc)
- Timing (how long following rainfall does flooding occur)
- Flood extents and sequencing (timeline of events of flooding)’
Christmas 2019 Bin Collections (from Rugby Borough Council)
- Black rubbish and blue-lid recycling collections due on Wednesday 25 December will be rescheduled to Saturday 21 December 2019.
- Black rubbish and blue-lid recycling collections due on Thursday 26 December will be rescheduled to Saturday 28 December 2019.
- Households that will be affected by these changes to the black rubbish and blue-lid recycling collections will have their bins tagged on their preceding collection.
The Parish Council have recently reviewed and updated the Emergency Plan document for Stretton. A digest of this plan, containing the pertinent information has been delivered to all homes within the village. Please retain this document as it holds useful contact details and advice for different types of emergencies. To download a copy of this document please click here.
The trees aligning the brook on the Village Green will be undergoing some maintenance works on Monday 11th November 2019. It is anticipated that this work will only take one day. During this time parking on the road directly under those trees will be restricted. Your cooperation in this matter will be very much appreciated. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Sunday 10th November 2019 – Remembrance Sunday
As is traditional, 1st Stretton-on-Dunsmore Scout Groups will parade through the village starting at Brookside Surgery on Sunday morning at 10.45am to All Saints Church, where a Remembrance Service will take place. Following this a short Act of Remembrance, led by Rev. David Shaw, in conjunction with the Parish Council, will take place at 12noon at the War Monument on the A45/Fosse Way traffic island.
Everyone is welcome at both events.
1st Stretton on Dunsmore Scout Group
Bonfire & Firework Display
Saturday 9th November 2019
Fosse Way Playing Field, Stretton on Dunsmore
Bonfire Lit at 5.45pm * Fireworks Start at 6.30pm * Refreshments Available
Family tickets purchased in advance from Brookside Stores: £10.00
On the night: Adult – £3.50 Children – £3.00
Bonfire wood: please contact Vicki on 07881 360381
Do you have a vehicle with trailer & driver to help with collections?
• Small & medium sized collections will be available for a donation to Scout funds. Please book in advance.
• Deliveries from 10.00 -12.00 Please use only light road vehicles or agricultural tractors with grass tyres if you would like to deliver some on the morning between 10.00am -12.00pm.
Bacon Baps & Crime Prevention – Saturday 14th September 2019.
PCSO Dave Banks, along with members of the Parish Council, will be in the Village Hall from 9.30am – 11am on Saturday 14th September 2019 to offer crime prevention advice. Come down to collect your free property marking packs and wheelie bin stickers, as part of the Rural Crime Initiative Scheme. Bring along your bikes, laptops, phones etc for property marking. Children and families welcome – free colouring sheets available.
The Parish Council is delighted to share this event with the Village Hall Trustees and Warwickshire Police. Delicious bacon baps and other refreshments will be available with all proceeds going towards the upkeep of the Village Hall.
The Rugby Borough Council Local Plan covering the next fifteen years of planning policy has now been approved by the government planning inspector and has been formally adopted by RBC. What this means for Stretton on Dunsmore is that the two sites; ‘Little Orchard’ on Plott Lane and the land north of Squires Rd have been released from the Green Belt and applications to develop for residential housing will be looked upon favourably by Rugby Borough. While the Parish Council cannot change the selected sites, or the policy, it may still be able to have some influence on the housing mix, expenditure of any open space or community contribution money (sometimes known as Section 106), traffic management, and landscaping. With this objective in mind, it would like to invite all residents to attend a Parish Meeting on Tuesday 2nd July at 7.30pm in the Village Hall to discuss areas of concern, thoughts on housing mix and priorities for community infrastructure improvements.
The Parish Council has no jurisdiction over parking or speeding but it continually tries to combat the recurring problems in these areas by keeping in close contact with Warwickshire Police. It has corresponded with our PCSO on several occasions regarding these issues. In addition to this, the Parish Council has invested in signage and strategically placed planters to encourage drivers to slow down and park with consideration. It has also been instrumental in the implementation of the Community Speed Watch Team who regularly monitor traffic in Stretton and Princethorpe, and report speeding vehicles to the Police. Residents with concerns about, parking, speeding or other anti-social behaviour or any criminal activity are encouraged to contact the Safer Neighbourhood Teams on 01788 853851 or via 101.