Clerk’s Report October 2020


Parish Council meetings are still taking place remotely but it was encouraging to see a number of members of the public attending virtually. Against a national backdrop of sharply rising Covid 19 cases Lapworth Surgery has asked if the Lapworth Volunteers could look at increasing their activities in the next few weeks.

We are therefore looking for volunteers who are willing and able to help the local community in the coming months. This could be just on an occasional basis if and when the need arises, or on a fuller basis as one of our Team Leaders or answering the helpline telephone (from your own home or office). Should you be interested please would you reply to with your name, approximate age, address and availability. Please would you pass this information on to anyone who might be interested. The precise range of services to be offered is under discussion at the moment. Details will be published as soon as possible. The Volunteers already have over 120 local names and addresses from their activities in the Spring and Summer. In accordance with GDPR requirements, please would you email if you wish to have your details removed from our secure database and to stop receiving emails from us. Councillor Rees reported that the surgery had advised that despite ordering additional flu vaccines this year due to the 50 – 64 age group now being included by the government it would not be possible to meet the demand which has now more than doubled. An alternative option worth considering could be to attend a chemist or supermarket provider privately, but again supplies of the vaccine are scarce.

Speeding is never far from the agenda and local residents have raised concerns in relation to traffic speeds on both the Old Warwick Road and Grove Lane. These have been reported to County Council Highways team and we await further feedback.

Rumbling in the background are noises that Unitary Authority may be considered for Warwickshire, whereby the County Council would merge with the Districts. This would solve the problem of who to contact and whether the issue is a District or County responsibility but is certainly not an imminent possibility. In the meanwhile Warwick District Council is forging closer working relationships with Stratford District Council by sharing the expertise of key officers.

The next meeting of the Parish Council is scheduled to take place on Monday 9th November at 7.30pm remotely via Zoom. Meetings are held at the same time on 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