Local Wildlife Sites in Lapworth

Two Local Wildlife Sites have been identified in Lapworth by WCC’s Warwickshire Wildlife Sites Project: Brome Hall Lane and Tapster Lane.

The Wildlife Sites Project began in 1999 to develop and maintain a formalised local wildlife sites system for Warwickshire, made up of wildlife sites and local geological sites as part of a wider initiative with Coventry and Solihull. Originally developed for the West Midlands by Natural England, the Wildlife Sites Project is now part of the HBA Partnership.

The designation of Local Wildlife Sites is considered by a panel of experts including representatives from Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, Natural England, Solihull MBC & our Ecological Services plus local independent experts. For more information about the project click here.

Further information about the two sites is below:

Brome Hall Lane details

Brome Hall Lane Species Record

Tapster Lane details

Tapster Lane Species Record

Warwickshire County Councillor Grant Fund opens to community and voluntary organisations

Organisations or groups can apply online for Councillor Grant Funding. The deadline for applications for the first round of funding is 5pm on Sunday 29 May 2022.

Voluntary and community organisations are encouraged to apply for grants from the Warwickshire County Council Councillors’ Grant Fund to support projects that aim to build community capacity and improve the health and wellbeing of people living in Warwickshire.

The application window for the first round of funding from the Councillors’ Grant Fund 2022/23 is now open. For more information about the Councillor Grant Fund in Warwickshire and the available funding please visit https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/cllrgrants

Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay to visit Warwick District – 22nd July 2022

The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay is confirmed to visit Warwick District during its final journey through England this summer.

The Queen’s Baton Relay is set to travel the length and breadth of England for a total of 29 days, before culminating at the Opening Ceremony for Birmingham 2022 on 28 July 2022. Kicking off on Thursday 2 June, the Baton will spend four days in London, coinciding with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend. The Baton will then resume the international journey and return to England on Monday 4 July to commence a 25-day tour of the regions.

On Friday 22 July, Warwick District will officially welcome the Baton. During its time in Warwick District, the Queen’s Baton Relay will visit Kenilworth with the route running along the streets of Old Town to the grounds of Kenilworth Castle, before diverting to Warwick for a brief photo stop and then making its way to Whitnash Civic Centre and Library.

For more information on the Queen’s Baton Relay, visit www.birmingham2022.com/qbr.

Community Speed Watch training coming soon to Lapworth

Warwickshire Police have confirmed the training dates for Lapworth Community Speed Watch volunteers will be made available in the next month.

As such we’re looking for volunteers. You’ll receive full training on the community speed watch programme and how to use the equipment.

If you are interested in being trained please email clerk@lapworthpc.org.uk who will send you the vetting form that you will need to complete and send off, prior to the training.

If you had any questions regarding the scheme or volunteering please get in contact.

Applications open for new garden waste permit

Residents who wish to have their garden waste collected can now apply for a permit under a new subscription scheme which has been introduced by Warwick District Council.

From 1 August 2022 households who would like to have their grass cuttings, weeds, leaves or branches removed from their green wheeled bin will need to have registered and paid a fee to the Council in order to receive their permit.

The cost of the new fortnightly service from 1 August 2022 to 31 March 2023 is £20, with a revised annual fee (to be confirmed) applicable from April 2023.

Applications for Garden Waste permits (which will be valid from 1 August 2022) can be made by visiting https://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/gardenwaste.

A new South Warwickshire 123+ refuse collection system starting from August will see the introduction of separate kerbside food waste collections every week in addition to a fortnightly co-mingled recycling service.

A full list of FAQs on the 123+ Waste and Recycling service is available on the Warwick District Council website.