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.
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.
Home Brew competition to be held during the evening street party. At the start of the evening there will be an announcement for entrants to submit their entries. All home brews welcome – beer, cider, sloe gin etc.
Just £2 per person allows over 18’s to have a taste of all the entries and cast a vote for their favourite. Trophy for the winner and all proceeds go towards the village hall!
The village fete is always lots of fun for all ages, with the usual cake and craft stalls, tombolas, cream teas, BBQ, a bouncy castle, a treasure hunt, egg throwing competition and other fun games.
2.30pm Opening of the Fete & the Children’s Summer Bonnet Parade
2.40pm Bilton Silver Band
3.15pm Novelty Dog Show
4.00pm Bilton Silver Band
4.30pm Egg Throwing Competition
There really is something for everyone including our canine friends! This year the novelty dog show will be judged by Trisha Shaw of Rugby Paw Prints, and sponsored by Dunsmore Kennels. Register your dog on the day for one or more of the following categories (£1 each):
1. Most Handsome Boy Dog
2. Prettiest Girl Dog
3. Musical Sits
4. Most Appealing Eyes
There will also be a dog agility course for your pooch to burn off some of that excess energy!
All the prizes have been distributed, and the Duck Race Team have raised a whopping £1900 for 1st Stretton-on-Dunsmore Scouts Group.
Huge thanks to:
• Michelle & David Morris at the Oak for hosting Guess the Name of the Duck for selling tickets, promoting the event and donating prizes. The pizza van (arranged by The Oak) was so popular it sold out by 7pm!
• Vanessa & John Braithwaite for selling the tickets in Brookside Stores.
• Gillian Key-Vice for giving access to her property all afternoon.
• Brian Roberts for livening up the race with his commentary!
• Millie-Beth Green, Abbi Hoyle and Elena Ridges for giving up their Saturday afternoon to paint faces and tattoo arms. The girls worked so hard and efficiently together, and raised £125 on the day.
• Optera for sponsoring Guess the Name of the Duck which raised an incredible £85 this year. (The Duck name was selected randomly on the day ‘Jerry’ and won by Izzy Hoyle)
• Everyone who sold tickets, bought tickets, or manned a stall.
The prize list this year was incredible and donated mostly by local people without whom the duck race wouldn’t be able to go ahead.
We hope you agree it was a delight to see so many families lining our beautiful brook. and cheering along their little yellow ducks.
See you again next year!