Clerk’s Report September 2017



An opportunity to join Lapworth Parish Council has arisen following the resignation of Councillor Ross Giles. If you are interested in joining the Parish Council or finding out more about what is entailed please contact the clerk by the end of October.

Work is ongoing to consider the options for upgrading the children’s play equipment at the Village Hall, consultation is planned to take place in the autumn and funding is sought from local businesses who may wish to sponsor a piece of play equipment.

The Parish Council has written to the Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner asking for increased speeding checks on the Old Warwick Road and through Kingswood. Receipt has been acknowledged it has been passed to the Policy and Research Officer for action and attention.

The Warwickshire Rights of Way Team have announced a new online Fault Report system. This map based system allows users to mark the location of the fault on the map and then to give a detailed description of the fault and its location. The map depicts all the Rights of Way in the County and users are able to zoom in and out in order to pinpoint the location of the fault. The information is processed and automatically transfers into the main Rights of Way system.

Link to new online reporting system:

District Councillor Whiting reported that the Warwick District Local plan was due for final adoption on 20th September, marking the end of a long process and consultation. There were no last minute surprises for Lapworth and the four housing sites included are:

  • Meadow House and Kingswood Farm (30)
  • South of The Stables (6)
  • Rear of Brome Hall Lane (12)
  • West of Mill Lane (8) (now built)

Some facilities (including pool, gym and studios) at Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre had now reopened. The Sports Hall at St Nicholas Park was now open, and the pool re-opens on 21st September.

County Councillor Cooke drew the following to the attention of the Parish Councillors:

Warwickshire County Council Trading Standards is launching its annual electric blanket safety testing campaign. You can have your electric blanket safety tested FREE of charge this coming October. In 2016, one in every three of the electric blankets tested failed and faulty electric blankets are a known cause of house fires. The service is also offering to safety test kettles, irons, toasters and Christmas lights (again, free of charge) at the same time. Free electric blanket safety checks will take place at venues across all five districts and boroughs this coming October. Safety tests will be carried out by an expert electrical examiner. Wednesday 4th October: Leamington Town Hall.

The Parish Council meets the second Monday of each month at 7.30 in the Village Hall. The next meeting is on the 9th October 2017.


Minutes and Agendas for meetings are on the Parish Council website


Clerk Contact details – phone 01676 533258 or email