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.
Brookside Surgery – Bank Holiday Opening
The surgery will be closed on both Bank Holiday Mondays in May. There will be an open surgery on each Tuesday morning following the bank holiday closures. For further details please visit www.brooksidesurgery.co.uk
Saturday 11th May 2019 – with family fun on the Village Green from 3pm.
Traditionally the Duck Race was organised to raise money for a variety of local charities, with this in mind the profits this year will be shared between 1st Stretton on Dunsmore Scouts and Myton Hospice. The fabulous folk of The Oak and Black Dog, have been raising funds over the last few months in memory of Alice Roberts therefore £500 of the total raised at the Duck Race in 2019 will be donated to Myton Hospice.
There will be no envelope collections for Christian Aid this year in Stretton, instead a coffee morning is being held in the Village Hall from 10.30am – 12pm. So pop down on Saturday 4th May 2019 donate to this excellent charity while enjoying a cuppa and slice of cake.
Thanks to all those who attended the Community Litter Pick on March 16th. 68 people of all ages helped to fill over 25 black bags with litter picked from all over the village. Multiple car parts and other debris were retrieved from the ditches on Fineacre Lane, Freeboard Lane and Rugby Lane and over 65 bacon batches were served from the Scout Hut in Plott Lane Park to those who had braved the windy weather all morning.
Special thanks to Nicki Haywood for arranging the event, and co-ordinating the volunteers on the day with Paul Gordon. Also thanks to Tim Bench for supplying the black bags and disposable gloves. Finally to Fiona Haden, Helen Stewart and Vicki Ledger for their help in preparing and cooking the bacon batches and to the Scouts for allowing the use of their facilities.
Sunday 11th November 2018 – Armistice Day
This year marks the centenary of the end of WW1. As is traditional, 1st Stretton-on-Dunsmore Scout Groups will parade through the village on Sunday morning to All Saints Church, where a Remembrance Service will take place. Following this a short Act of Remembrance, led by Rev. David, 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.
The Parish Council would like to thank the children and staff of KCP for making the beautiful poppies which adorn the village green.
1st Stretton on Dunsmore Scout Group
Bonfire & Firework Display
Saturday 10th November 2018
Fosse Way Playing Field, Stretton on Dunsmore
Bonfire Lit at 6.00pm * Fireworks Start at 7.00pm * Refreshments Available
Family tickets purchased in advance from Brookside Stores: £9.00
On the night: Adult – £3.50 Children – £2.50
Bonfire wood: please contact Vicki on 07881 360381 if you would like to deliver some on the morning between 10.00-12.00 or arrange to have some collected (for a small donation to the Scout funds).
Stretton on Dunsmore Village Hall
Thursday 15th November 2018 – 7.30pm for 7.45pm start
The Trustees invite you to another cheerful and not too serious evening of quiz trivia.
Teams of up to 6 persons are invited at £3 per head.
Please feel free to bring your own refreshments.
Closing date 10th November
To reserve your table contact:
Mike Cooper, 28 School Lane, Stretton on Dunsmore
T: 02476 544192 M: 07770660304
At 7.30pm on Thursday 22nd November 2018, Warwickshire Police will be in the School Hall at Knightlow Primary to provide crime prevention advice, free property marking – bring along anything you wish, i.e. bicycles, power tools, IT equipment etc, chat to local officers about any issues or concerns and hear about the ‘Supported Villages Scheme’, funded by the Warwickshire Police & Crime Commissioner.