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.
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.