Clerk’s April Report

The April meeting of the Parish Council was the last before local elections for District, Town and Parish Councillors.  The decision of some long standing Parish Councillors not to stand for re-election means that it is not necessary to hold an election for new Lapworth Parish Councillors as we have more seats than the candidates who applied after notices were posted on the boards.  This creates an opportunity for new Parish Councillors to be co-opted on to the Parish Council.  If you are interested in joining the Parish Council or would like to find out more please contact the clerk on the details given below or come to the May meeting to see the action!

You must be over 18, be a resident in the Parish or have worked in the Parish for more than 12 months.  The Parish Council meets at 7.30pm on the second Monday of every month.

The Parish Council was very sad to day goodbye to Mary Toogood and David Corney, both having decided not to stand for re-election, after a combined service of approximately 40 years.  Their experience, dedication and willingness to contribute to residents of Lapworth will be much missed but they go with the very best of wishes from their fellow Councillors.  Also attending her last meeting was District Councillor Sue Gallagher, although Sue has not been with us as long her tireless representation of Lapworth’s best interests will too be missed.

After a fabulous fundraising and design process work is almost set to begin on the new play equipment in the area next to the Village Hall.  All being well it will be bedded in and open for serious fun by the summer holidays.  Thanks were extended to local resident, Clare Shales and Cllr Haydn Rees for all the work they have contributed.

We have been notified of a temporary road closure of Five Ways Road, Shrewleyfrom 04/05/2019 to 06/05/2019to facilitate works for connection of new water plots to the mains.

Still on the subject of roads the National Highways and Transport network (NHT) survey, carried out independently by Ipsos MORI has named Warwickshire joint top-performing County Council for highway maintenance and, within that, the top-performing County Council for condition of roads and quality of repairs to roads.

On a less positive note further concerns have been expressed about speeding traffic on Warwick Old Road.  County Councillor John Cooke has supported these concerns and passed them on to the Traffic Team and the police.

The Annual Meeting of the Parish Council is scheduled to take place on Monday 13thMay at 7.30pm in the Committee Room of Lapworth Village Hall. Meetings are held at the same time the second Monday of each month.

Minutes and Agendas for meetings are on the Parish Council website

Clerk Contact details – phone 01676 533258 or email