Nov 15

Win an Ipad Mini – Walton and Wellesbourne Way village survey

Your chance to win a to win a 16GB Apple iPad mini in our FREE prize draw*

We are inviting you to have your say in the Walton and Wellesbourne Way village survey. Your say will help to shape the future of Walton and Wellesbourne, and you will have the chance to win a 16GB Apple iPad mini in our FREE prize draw*.

Visit our website at to complete the survey and learn more about why our villages are doing this and the importance of completing it.  The survey is open until 5th January 2015.

We have two versions of the survey, over 16 and under 16. So please help us and spread the word with your village friends.

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Neighbourhood plan

Nov 13

Wellesbourne Safer Neighbourhood Team Report – 13/11/2014

This is the first of our new, regular and revised report from the Wellesbourne Safer Neighbourhood Team covering the wards of Snitterfield, Wellesbourne, Kineton and Burton Dassett.

The following incidents, for the period from 1st – 9th November, have been reported and the team are appealing for witnesses:


02.11.14 Incident No. 0242

Suspicious Incident:

A cover sheet was removed from a BMW parked on the road and there is a concern that the vehicle may be a target for theft.


Wellesbourne – St Peter’s Road

06.11.14 Incident No. 0209

Vehicle Damage:

The offside door mirror was ripped off a vehicle parked on the road. This has been reported as vandalism and not a result of a traffic collision. There have been a number of incidents of vehicles being damaged in this area and you are asked to report any suspicious activity.


Snitterfield – Upper Fulbrook

06.11.14 – Incident 0225


The rear door to the property was forced open and rings, silver and a Rolex watch were stolen.



Suspicious vehicle :

A member of the public has reported a white van containing 3 males acting in a suspicious manner around farms and stables.

When challenged the males left the area.

Should you see anything suspicious please notify us immediately on 101 or 999 if an immediate response is required

If you have any information relating to these incidents, then please contact the Stratford Police Station using the non-emergency number 101 or email the team:



…. And final this is not likely to bother you at home, but if you are a driver it is something to be aware of. There have been two incidents reported of deer being injured by vehicles, one in the Redhill area of Wellesbourne and one on the Fosseway near to Halford. Please drive carefully when going through wooded areas.


If you have any concerns, questions or suggestions for the Wellesbourne Safer Neighbourhood Team please call this number: 01789 444600, or by email to:


There will be another update next week, in the meantime you may like to visit this new website which has a wealth of useful information:


You are welcome to distribute this information. Please reply directly to this email if you wish any names to be added to this mailing list.


Kind Regards,


Martin Sanford

PCSO 6060

Wellesbourne safer neighbourhood team

Stratford on Avon police station

Rother Street

CV37 6RD

Tel 01789 444600

Nov 10

Christmas Lights Switch on – Saturday 29th November 2014

Christmas Lights Switch on    Saturday 29th November 2014Christmas Lights 29 November

The main switch on will be at  The Precinct, School Road CV35 9NL

Stalls will be erected from 4pm with stall holders setting up from 5pm.

The event will begin at 5.30 with stalls, Shipston Brass Band and a BBQ.

There will be stalls in the street and the village hall. During the evening there will be other entertainment.

There is a BBQ and a number of the local shops will be open.

The lights should be switched on around 6.30pm.

This year the lights extend down towards the chip shop and will also be at St Peter’s Church along with the Methodist Church and Walton Church.

There will be lots of opportunities to buy Christmas presents.

The whole evening should be very enjoyable and the Street Fayre Committee hopes you will all come along.

Nov 08

Stratford DC’s dramatic deferral of new town document

THE ruling cabinet of Stratford-on-Avon District Council this afternoon (Monday) dramatically deferred making a decision on a key document associated with the plan for a new town at Gaydon and Lighthorne Heath (GLH).

Full article here

Nov 08

Rural Watch Crime Update 08/11/2014

Incident : 174 – 02/11/2014

A Green Land Rover Discovery has been stolen from a farm at HAMPTON LUCY between 1500 on 1st November & 0930 on 2nd November.

The vehicle was insecure and cctv is being examined in an attempt to identify the offenders.


Overnight 03-04/11/2014 there were two rural Burglary Other offences that are believed to be linked due to location, both occuring sometime overnight: – Firstly a farm close to Priors Hardwick was attacked. Offenders have driven across fields to access farm buildings and removed red diesel and chain saws.

The second offence was at a farm in Napton where offenders have entered secure farmyard and removed a stock trailer by cutting a fence and dragging it through. A dog started barking at 02:00hrs so that may well have been the time of the offence.

A suspicious incident at 1115pm on the 3rd November which may be connected  relates to two suspicious vehicles driving up a dead end lane in Priors Marston and turning around quickly when they realised someone was behind them. The first vehicle was described as a blue pick-up, possibly a Mazda. No description given of the second vehicle. If anyone has any information which may help us in our investigation of these crimes please call 101 and quote the following. Inc 48 04/11/2014, Inc 52 04/11/2014 and Inc 385 03/11/2014

Sometime ovenight the same night an offence occurred at a farm in Billesley where offenders gained acces to outbuildings and stole chain saws, a pillar drill and a welder. Incident 58 of the 4th November refers. Again if you can help with our investigation please call 101.


Horse stolen from a field Ascott Gardens, Whichford Hill 04/11 6am – 05/11 6am. Any Info 101 incident 0307 05/11


Oct 31

New crack down on dog fouling with ‘Safer Stratford’ message

Full article

Stratford-on-Avon District Council’s Dog Warden, Lisa Parkes is targeting irresponsible dog owners in Stratford-upon-Avon in a new drive to tackle dog fouling in the town.

Oct 29

Rural Watch Crime Updates 29/10/2014

Incident 151 19/10/2014 : A Mercedes A Class motor car was broken into via the drivers window overnight on a garage forecourt at BLACKHILL. The speedometer and part of the dashboard was stolen.

Incident 89 18/09/2014 : A VW GOLF motor car has been vandalised on a private driveway in the village of ASHORNE overnight between Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th October.

Both incidents are being investigated and cctv footage is being examined.


Please be aware that during the night of 19 into 20 October, offenders entered a garage at a block of flats on Staple Hill, Wellesbourne.

The offenders opened the up and over door of the garage, which may have been left insecure, and stole a set of Wilson golf clubs in a golf bag.


Warwickshire Police is encouraging residents to take a few simple steps to keep their homes safe and secure, particularly during the darker months.


The message comes from Warwickshire Police as part of its ‘Lighten up’ campaign, which reminds people that their home is less likely to be burgled if it appears occupied.


Overall numbers of burglaries in Warwickshire decreased by 6% in the period 2012-2013, and year to date figures for 2014 show a further decrease of 35% compared to the same period last year (April to September 2013), however over the last five years a peak in burglaries has been observed in October and November.


Detective Chief Inspector Paul Judge, Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police burglary lead said: “With the clocks going back this Sunday (26th October 2014), and the onset of dark nights, unlit houses can be a target for thieves.


“You can significantly reduce the chance of becoming burgled by taking a few simple precautions, especially at this time of year when we observe a peak in house burglaries. Most house break-ins are opportunistic, so don’t give thieves an opportunity.”


The ‘Lighten up’ top security tips are:


  • A well-lit home gives the impression someone is in
  • Use timer switches to turn lights on when you are out
  • Save energy and money with low-energy light bulbs
  • Lock windows and doors and keep gates and side entrances well secured
  • Don’t leave car keys or valuables near windows, doors or letterboxes, where burglars can reach through to steal them
  • Invest in external lighting


People are also urged to property mark valuables and make the details viewable to the police by registering them on Immobilise: Belongings can be registered for free and it improves the chance of getting them back if they are lost or stolen.


Further home security advice is available on the force website:


Kind Regards,


Martin Sanford

PCSO 6060

Wellesbourne safer neighbourhood team

Stratford on Avon police station

Rother Street

CV37 6RD

Tel 01789 444600

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