Community Notices

Please find below local or county-wide notices which may be of interest to members of the community.

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Warwick District’s Climate Emergency Action Programme All-party Statement 

Together, we believe that the time has now come to take practical action to deal with the Climate Emergency.  Warwick District Council’s Officers and a cross-party group of Councillors have developed a plan ‘The Climate Emergency Action Programme’ that advocates strong local leadership and significant investment to change our future for the better.

This Plan will enable the Council to be carbon neutral by 2025 and help the district to also be carbon neutral by 2030, plus make necessary local preparations for climate disasters such as flooding. Investment today will help our communities ‘face the future’ with confidence.

Councillors believe that the fairest way to raise the money locally is through our Council tax.  We will therefore be considering at the Council meeting on 26 February, asking residents for an increase of £1 per week (for a Band D property) at a Referendum to be held on 7 May; this would put £3m per year into a ‘ring-fenced’ Climate Action Fund.

Last summer, your Councillors put aside political differences and came together to unanimously declare a Climate Emergency.  A far-reaching plan has since been developed to reduce the Council’s carbon emissions to zero and lead further climate change efforts across the district.

The Climate Emergency Action Programme is a positive programme that over the next decade will bring social, environmental and economic benefits to all our residents and businesses.

Warwick District Council is well placed to do this work, being strongly rooted in the local community with many of the practical skills and local contacts necessary to lead in implementing this ambitious plan, which will:

  1. Create major benefits for local residents, such as reduced congestion and improved air quality; enhanced biodiversity; and more energy efficient homes and public buildings.
  2. Partner, advise and encourage businesses and other organisations to take the necessary steps to meet the challenges of climate change.
  3. Enable the Council to be carbon-neutral by 2025.

This statement is agreed by the group leaders of all the political parties on Warwick District Council

Cllr Alan Boad  – Liberal Democrat
Cllr Geraldine Cullinan – Labour
Cllr Ian Davison – Green
Cllr Andrew Day – Conservative
Cllr Tony Heath – Whitnash Residents

Notes:

https://estates8.warwickdc.gov.uk/cmis/MeetingDates/tabid/149/ctl/ViewMeetingPublic/mid/637/Meeting/3957/Committee/29/Default.aspx

Warwick District Climate Emergency Action Programme: recommendations 2.1 and 2.2 give the main aims. The appendices contain detailed information on implementation.

The General Fund Budget and Council Tax Report – Recommendation 2.9 proposes the budget increase that will require a referendum.  Section 3.3 explains why current funds are insufficient.

Proposal

The Council proposes to establish an annual £3 million hypothecated Climate Action Fund, created through a progressive increase in Council tax, which would see a Band D household contributing an additional £1 per week.

Band Per Annum 10 months 12 months
£ £ £
A 34.67 3.47 2.89
B 40.44 4.04 3.37
C 46.22 4.62 3.85
D 52.00 5.20 4.33
E 63.56 6.36 5.30
F 75.11 7.51 6.26
G 86.67 8.67 7.22
H 104.00 10.40 8.67

Those on a low income may qualify for a reduction under the Council’s Council Tax Reduction Scheme.

 Key dates:

12 February      Executive                           First decision on these proposals

26 February      Council                              Final Council decision

7 May               Referendum                       Residents’ decision / Announcement of outcome

 

Council Tax Referendum FAQ



Open Letter to Norton Lindsey from WDC Councillor Alan Rhead

At the last Norton Lindsay Parish Council meeting I set out that the environment and climate change was at the forefront of the District’s Conservative administration’s business strategy.

In empathy with that theme, and as the Portfolio holder for Business & Environment, I wanted to encourage Parish and Town Councils to consider how their own communities could contribute to this important challenge.

In June 2019 a ‘Climate Emergency’ motion was unanimously agreed at Warwick District’s Full Council. The motion called on the Council to:

I gave as a good example what the community of Barford had organised with their ‘BAR Zero’ organisation which is a forum for local action in Barford.  On the agreement of the Parish Council I have made enquiries to see if the BAR Zero presentation can be made available for a similar presentation in the Norton Lindsey Village Hall.

Below are some photographs from the BAR Zero presentation:

So that members of the Norton Lindsey Community can be aware of the kinds of actions that can be undertaken I set out what the District has done over the last few years in respect of addressing climate change.

 The Future Plans include:

Councillor Alan Rhead
Portfolio Holder for Business & Environment

Did you know that fibre broadband may be available to you already?

CSW Broadband has already completed these upgrades to communities within Norton Lindsey parish:

Cabinet / Structure:              Area served by upgrade:

Claverdon 1 Parts of Norton Lindsey area – including properties within the CV35 8DL, CV35 8JA, CV35 8JB, CV35 8JD, CV35 8JE, CV35 8JF, CV35 8JH, CV35 8JJ, CV35 8JL, CV35 8JN, CV35 8JP, CV35 8JQ, CV35 8JR, CV35 8JS, CV35 8JU, CV35 8JX & CV35 8JZ postcodes.
Claverdon PV39 FTTP Parts of Norton Lindsey area – including properties within the CV35 8JR, CV35 8JT, CV35 8JY, CV35 8PQ & CV35 8RA postcodes.
Claverdon PV45 FTTP Parts of Norton Lindsey area – including properties within the CV35 8JA & CV35 8JN postcodes.
Snitterfield PV37 FTTP Parts of Norton Lindsey area – including properties in the CV35 8JJ & CV35 8JQ postcodes.

 To find out if you can get fibre broadband:

  1. Enter your landline number or address into the BT Broadband Availability Checker.

If fibre is available, either ‘VDSL Range A & B’ or ‘WBC FTTP’ will be listed in the ‘Featured Products’ column of the results table along with the speeds you are likely to achieve.

Our How to use the BT Broadband Availability Checker web page will help you make sense of the Availability Checker results.

  1. Remember, that if fibre is available, you will need to order the improved service to benefit from it. Use a comparison site such as: MoneySavingExpert.com, Broadbandchoices, Broadband Genie or Cable.co.uk to find / order a broadband package that meets your needs.

 What are the benefits?

Having access to faster broadband allows you to:

Please Note: Not every property connected to an upgraded FTTC cabinet is guaranteed to benefit due to some properties’ distances from the cabinet and/or the quality of copper connections.

Fibre broadband not available yet?

Register here to receive updates about future developments that may affect you.


Warwickshire County Council seeking views on health and wellbeing in your area

A survey has been launched by Warwickshire County Council (WCC) to find out more about the health and wellbeing outcomes, and factors affecting them, for residents of this area.  The survey is available here.

Warwickshire County Council (WCC) and public sector partners recognise that the needs of different communities throughout the county will vary depending on issues such as the population age, infrastructure, community safety, jobs, housing and many more.

The survey forms part of a larger project to gain more insight into life in Warwickshire’s communities called the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (“JSNA”).  Together with other data the survey results will feed into a local needs assessment, which will lead to recommendations for improving local health and wellbeing.

All of this information will be available to WCC and its partners when commissioning new services or reviewing existing ones.  The information will also be available to local voluntary and community groups, to support funding applications for example.

Please take the opportunity to complete the survey and help to inform this important piece of work.

If you would like a copy of the survey in a different format please contact southernareateam@warwickshire.gov.uk.


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