Jul 26

Feed your green bin!

Article sourced from https://www.stratford.gov.uk/news/news.cfm/current/1/item/135443

Stratford-on-Avon District Council’s bin lorries are getting a new fresh new look.

Look out for the new signs attached to the sides of all Biffa’s waste collection vehicles to promote the garden/food waste service provided by the District Council.

A recent review of waste put out for collection revealed that over two thirds of ‘rubbish’ put in grey wheeled bins could be recycled or composted. This included small electric appliances and even textiles which can be put out for collection in small plastic bags on top of or next to your wheeled bin on any normal collect day.

It’s also surprising how many residents still do not realise that food waste can go in the green wheeled bin mixed in with garden waste. This is where the new signs come in.

Cllr Mike Brain, Technical Services Portfolio says: “Our District residents understand recycling and are good at it, but just by changing our habits and diverting food waste to our green bin will substantially increase recycling figures but, more importantly, reduce landfill costs.  These new vehicle signs provide an excellent message to remind us how this small change in habit can make a huge difference.”

If everyone put all their waste that could be composted or recycled into their blue-lidded recycling bin or green bin, the amount of black bag waste could be reduced by 9,800 tonnes which would be less than 25% of our total household waste.

For further help and advice on what to put in which bin please visit the District Council’s website:https://www.stratford.gov.uk/community/refuse-and-recycling-collection-service.cfm

Jul 23

Rural Watch Update 22/07/2014

Incident 73 of 22/07/2014 : Two sheds have been broken into at the allotments in Kineton road WELLESBOURNE. At this stage it appears that nothing has been stolen from them. This is believed to have occurred between Friday 18th and Sunday 20th July.

Incident 395 of 22/07/2014 : Keys are believed to have been stolen from a parked Vauxhall Corsa motor car whilst the owner was delivering newspapers in Farrington close  WELLESBOURNE.

Members of the local snt will be in contact with the persons affected by these crimes to offer advice and reassurance and to follow up any lleads etc.

Thanks & Kind Regards,

Martin Sanford

PCSO 6060

Wellesbourne safer neighbourhood team

Stratford on Avon police station

Rother Street

CV37 6RD

Tel 01789 444600

Jul 05

Rural Watch Updates for last 2 weeks

A burglary has occurred at a house in Mountford close WELLESBOURNE, it is believed to have taken place between about 11pm on Thursday 19/06/2014 and 7am on Friday 20/06/2014.

The offender has gained  entry to the property by breaking the glass in a rear patio door whilst the householder was on holiday.

Incident no 204 of 20/06/14 refers and enquiries are ongoing.


7 thefts of catalytic converters since 30th June from vehicles on the Shipston sector which borders our patch in the villages of Alderminster, Newbold on Stour, Tredington, and Shipston itself.

Police are following a number of leads in relation to this but please be vigilant especially if you own a 4×4 or any vehicle with higher than usual ground clearance as these tend to be the thieves preferred choice.


a Silver Hyundai 110 was broken into at WARMINGTON garage between 18:30 and 20:30 on Wednesday  2nd July.

A brown canvas bag was stolen from the car’s footwell containing cash, keys, and various cards.

Please don’t leave items on display as thieves are looking for easy targets especially in the quiet rural villages.


a suspicious incident has been reported in Farnborough road RADWAY where a white van – possibly a Ford with yellow and orange stickers has been seen at least twice driving around stables. 2 males – one white and one black were in the van and when challenged claimed to be looking for batteries. One male had a camera.

Incident 250 0f 02/07/2014 refers. Please notify us on 101 if you see this vehicle and or its occupants, obviously use 999 if you feel an offence is being or is about to be commited.


Thanks and kind regards,


Martin Sanford

PCSO 6060

Wellesbourne safer neighbourhood team

Stratford on Avon police station

Rother Street

CV37 6RD

Tel 01789 444600

Jul 02

Wellesbourne Holiday Club

Wellesbourne Holiday Club Places Available

Places available for our holiday club (28th-30th
July, 4th-6th August) with a bunch of fun activities all for just £1 per day.

Check out the link below for further information:



*Please be aware this is open for Year 7 children and above only.

Jun 18

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Jun 14

Rural watch update 07/06/14

A numberplate has been stolen from a Mercedes car parked on a driveway in Whitworth close WELLESBOURNE between 2nd June & 5th June.

Incident 173 of 06/06/14 refers.

Also a saw mill has been broken into in Brookhampton lane KINETON between 2nd & 6th June.

Unknown offenders have allegedly caused damage to a 6 cylinder saw engine by filling it with an unknown substance.

Incident 378 0f 06/06/14 refers.

Kind Regards,


Martin Sanford

PCSO 6060

Wellesbourne safer neighbourhood team

Stratford on Avon police station

Rother Street

CV37 6RD

Tel 01789 444600

Jun 14

Hastings House Surgery – Letter – June 2014

You may more may not have seen the letter from the surgery around the village.  Here is a copy.

Dear Patient of Hastings House Medical Centre,

We would be grateful for your help in endorsing our application for new premises. We have submitted a business case for new premises to the NHSE  in March 2014. We would like your help in writing to Margaret Johnson to highlight your concerns about the existing surgery and why you feel a new surgery would meet your needs and the needs of our local population. Margaret Johnson is the NHSE premises contracts manager who is helping us to progress our application through the NHS decision making process. We would be grateful if you could write to Margaret Johnson (contact details below) and we have suggested some of the areas you may like to mention in your letter.

Many thanks for your help

The Partners


Can we make the following suggestions that you may like to add to your letter…..

- I am a patient at Wellesbourne Hastings House Medical Centre. I have been informed that the practice has submitted an application for new premises.

· I have been a patient at the practice for …..years

·  It is clear that the current building  is too small to meet the current needs for the village and the wider patient catchment area.

· The population of Wellesbourne is expanding rapidly and the GP’s are overstretched now with no room for expansion both of personnel and premises

·  I am concerned about the long wait to make a routine appointment with my Doctor.

·  There is no lift to see Dr Gunton upstairs

·  The waiting room upstairs is in the old storeroom with no window and claustrophobic.

·  The population is ageing which will result in more demand for our doctors and I am concerned that I will not have the service from the doctors unless they are able to expand into new premises.

·  I do not wish to register with another practice because

·  I wish to get more services from my local Doctor rather than go to Warwick Hospital or further afield.

·  The new head of the NHS has said he supports care closer to home and that is what we want. A new replacement health centre in Wellesbourne will enable the doctors to achieve that vision.

·  A new health centre will allow the doctors to provide the level of services that we as patients require.

Thank you very much for taking the time to write and in so doing supporting the development and improvement of our surgery

Please write or email:

Margaret Johnson

Contracts Manager

Arden, Herefordshire and Worcestershire Area Team

NHS England

Parkside House

Quinton Road



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