Clerk’s Report September 2020


Following the reopening of the Lapworth Village Hall playground it is great to see that it has been well used over the summer. Lots of positive feedback has been received including ‘it is the best play area by miles for miles’.

Thankfully the Lapworth Volunteers have had a quieter month. Masks have continued to be distributed and donations requested, another cheque has been raised for the School for £101.63 from donations made at the Surgery. Many thanks again to the WI and others who have got so many masks out into our community, and in the process raised almost £1100 for the school. With the incidence of COVID rising in neighbouring boroughs the Volunteers may need to be reinvigorated. With many of the Team Leaders having now returned to work, a new recruitment drive may become necessary in coming weeks.

District Councillor Richard Coles reported grants totalling approximately £425,000 were distributed to support businesses in Lapworth since the outbreak of the pandemic. However this is against a backdrop of the District Council facing significant budget challenges due to increased costs and falling income.

County Councillor John Cooke advised that a long awaited traffic speeding improvement measure to be installed on the Old Warwick Road by the Boot is still in the pipeline. A wood effect ‘Gateway Feature’ will be installed on the left-hand side of the road opposite the entrance on the right.

The next meeting of the Parish Council is scheduled to take place on Monday 12th October at 7.30pm remotely via Zoom. 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