Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service (WFRS) is consulting on a proposed change to its service delivery model

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service (WFRS) is consulting on a proposed change to its service delivery model as part of its Resourcing to Risk approach. Resourcing to Risk aims to have the right resource, in the right place and at the right time, to keep people safe in their homes, their workplace, their environment and when they are … Read more

The Coventry and Warwickshire Christmas tree recycling scheme

The Coventry and Warwickshire Christmas tree recycling scheme helps to raise vital funds for the Myton Hospices and Pass The Smile. Collections will be happening across the majority of Warwickshire again this year. The collection dates are Friday 12th, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th January 2024. Last year the charity raised over £45,000 for cancer care, … Read more

Get involved in the West Midlands Virtual Forest

Since January 2020, the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has been encouraging residents and businesses to register the trees they have planted on the Virtual Forest (www.wmvirtualforest.co.uk), which covers the West Midlands, Warwickshire and Shropshire. The number of new trees registered is now approaching 600,000 – that’s one for every school age child living in … Read more

New kerbside coffee pod recycling service

Warwick and Stratford-on-Avon District Councils are launching a new service to help residents to recycle used coffee pods, in partnership with Podback, a not-for-profit recycling organisation. The new coffee pod recycling service supports the Councils’ aims to reduce waste, increase recycling, save resources, and give materials a second life. Residents will be able to recycle … Read more

The Lapworth Charity – Notice of Consultation

The Lapworth Charity wishes to consult with those living in the Lapworth area on various changes it is making to its governance and range of charitable activities.  The Charity has existed for at least 600 years.  It provides almshouse accommodation and makes grants to individuals, our churches, Lapworth School and various local groups.  It is … Read more

Funding available to plant micro-woods and community orchards

Warwickshire County Council has announced funding which will support tree planting initiatives across the county and contribute to environmental sustainability, biodiversity and enhancing community wellbeing The Forestry Commission has awarded Warwickshire County Council almost £295,000 under Round 3 of the Local Authority Treescapes Fund. Between 2023 and 2028, this fund will cover the planting of … Read more

Complete the “Your Police, Your Views” online survey

Warwickshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner is responsible for setting the police budget each year and, with the Chief Constable, decides how it is spent. He also commissions dedicated local support services for victims, as well as funding crime prevention services to address issues such as drug and alcohol misuse, youth crime and anti-social behaviour. Work … Read more

Friends of Lapworth Station awarded Group of the Year

At the Chiltern Railways Community Conference 2023, the Friends of Lapworth Station were presented with the award for “Group of the Year”. After being nominated by others, the final decision came down to members and directors of Chiltern Railways and the Community Rail Network. The group was particularly praised for its community involvement shown by … Read more