Jan 18

Calling All Wellesbourne Road Cyclists!

Calling All Wellesbourne Road Cyclists!

Me last year on the Shakespeare Hospice Ride!

If you are retired, work part time or enjoy flexible hours, then you may be interested in joining me in forming a group to ride regularly during the daytime in midweek.

Ideally, I’d like to do this on a Thursday, but we could take a consensus of opinion.

My idea is to start the ride from, say, the precinct in Wellesbourne at around 10.30am and ride for a couple of hours before stopping for a light lunch. Resuming the ride at 1.15pm, we’d look to be back in Wellesbourne about 3.15pm, by which time we would, hopefully, have covered around 50 miles in total, perhaps taking in one or two “little” climbs!

I’ve recently retired myself and ride with Shipston Cycling Club on a Sunday, but believe there is an opportunity for like-minded individuals to spend the best part of a day enjoying a regular midweek ride.

At this stage, I am just keen to gauge the potential level of interest so, in the first instance, it would be great if you could e-mail me with your thoughts to garygristwood54@outlook.com  Alternatively, you could call me on 01789-842495 or 07710-992496.

Finally, I’d like to think that we could have things up and running (or, should I say, riding!) by late February/early March.

Gary Gristwood.

Jan 16

Wellesbourne Safer Neighbourhood Team Report 8 – 11.01.15

Wellesbourne Safer Neighbourhood Team Report 8 – 11.01.15

This report from the Wellesbourne Safer Neighbourhood Team covers the wards of Snitterfield, Wellesbourne, Kineton and Burton Dassett.

The following incidents, for the period between 04.01.15 to 11.12.15, have been reported and the team are appealing for witnesses:

Location: Date/Ref: Category: Details
Wellesbourne   Traffic A BMW being driven through Wellesbourne was seized as the driver only held a provisional driving licence. He was reported to court for licence and insurance offences.

Daniell Road



Burglary A light sensor on the drive was covered by a hoody. The lock on the up and over garage door has been broken. It is thought that the offenders were disturbed and nothing has been taken.



Mordaunt Road



Burglary Entry was gained by damaging the rear door. A television was taken and possibly other items. Exact date of incident is unknown.



Church Hill



Criminal Damage Rear windscreen of vehicle smashed but nothing was stolen.




Theft Approximately 2000 ltrs of domestic heating oil stolen. Noises were heard 10.30 – 11.30 and a blue/white tanker style vehicle was seen in the area during the morning.



Hanbury Close



Criminal Damage Side facing window was damaged. A youth, with a hood, was seen running from the area by a neighbour. There has also been a report of stones being thrown at the windows of this property.



Farm property

08.01.15 Burglary A Siemens 5.5 kw air blower was removed from an unsecured outbuilding. A gate has been forced on an entrance to the farm on the Fosse Way. A battery has also been stolen.


If you have any information relating to the incidents with reference numbers, then please contact the Stratford Police Station using the non-emergency number 101 or email the team: wellesbourne.snt@warwickshire.pnn.police.uk

If you have any concerns, questions or suggestions for the Wellesbourne Safer Neighbourhood Team please call this number: 01789 444600, or by email to: wellesbourne.snt@warwickshire.pnn.police.uk

You are welcome to distribute this information.


C7678 Barry Saunders

Police Support Volunteer

Stratford Police Station

Warwickshire Police

Jan 16

Gardeners Question Time – BBC Radio 4 – Wellesbourne

Gardeners Question Time

***Tickets on Sale now!!!!***

Full Details here


Wellesbourne’s BBC Radio 4 Gardener’s Question Time – Monday 23rd February 2015. Tickets are now on general sale!

Invited & being hosted by a consortium of Wellesbourne village’s growers, gardeners, landscapers and researchers, the BBC’s expert panel will be here to field your questions and interview local people and places, all for broadcast on Radio Four. There will be two shows recorded back-to-back of approximately 60 minutes each:one broadcast focused on our own village and community, with the second on the Stratford area.

Venue = Stratford Arts House, Rother Street, S-u-A. Tickets cost £4.50 and include refreshments of tea & coffee. Your tickets contain space to add your proposed question to the panel, submitted on the night upon entry. Doors open at 5:30 pm with recording starting at 6:30pm. We can offer a very limited number of seats on the community buses from Wellesbourne to the venue, first come first served basis, although we’d prefer it to be used by the elderly and/or infirm.

To get either your ticket or more info, please contact wellesbournegqt@gmail.com. Tickets also available from Monday 22nd December onwards from Duncans Pet Shop, the Hardware Store in the precinct, or directly from the Arts House box office.

This is a not-for-profit event. We look forward to seeing the village there in force! Thanks!

Dec 31

Avon Rotary – Christmas Tree Recycling scheme

Avon Rotary   Christmas Tree Recycling scheme

The Stratford upon Avon Rotary are running a Christmas Tree Recycling scheme in aid of both the Hospice and the Stratford Hospital Appeal. 

The scheme works like this:

On 10th or 11th of January between 9-5pm on the 10th and 10-4pm on the 11th  you can drop off your tree and for a  donation of £4 have the tree recycled in a very eco-friendly way.

The tree can be bought from anywhere (so long as it is a real tree!) and recycled at any of the following drop off points during this period:

Wyvevale Garden Centre, Stratford Upon Avon Garden Centre Clifford Chambers, The Masons Arms- Wilmcote, The Bell at Alderminster or The Kings Head at Wellesbourne.

Dec 23

Wellesbourne SNT Newsletter (23 December 2014)

Evening Anti-social Behaviour Patrols:

The police will carry out high visibility patrols with a view to detecting and deterring offences of antisocial behaviour.

Speed checks in Lighthorn Village:

Speed checks will be carried out following complaints.

To ensure we tackle the issues that matter most locally we need input from as many people as possible within local communities. However if you find it difficult to get to these meetings but have an issue you would like to be raised, you can complete our online survey and your concerns will be raised at the next meeting.

Source Article from http://www.safer-neighbourhoods.co.uk/your-neighbourhood/stratford-district/Wellesbourne/newsletter/wellesbourne-snt-newsletter-december-2014-23-december-2014

Dec 19

270-home Loxley Road scheme rejected

A HUGELY controversial proposal to build 270 homes off Loxley Road in Stratford-upon-Avon was rejected unanimously tonight (Thursday) following a last-minute change of mind about the project by Warwickshire highways authority.

Read the full article here


Nov 24

Tack Marking Event – 6th Dec

Tack Marking Event Held by Shipston Safer Neighbourhood Team

Each year a large amount of saddlery is stolen across the whole of the country, these items are hard to identify once they have gone and even more difficult for police to reunite found items with their owners. The Shipston area is very rural and we have a lot of horse liveries and stud farms which can be quite vulnerable, especially in the winter months.

Shipston Safer Neighbourhood Team have organised a Tack Marking event which will be held at the Red Wings Horse Sanctuary on the A422 just after the turning for Oxhill. Simply bring along your items and have them marked, then they are not only easily identifiable in future but are also less likely to be stolen at all, because the marking is a deterrent to thieves. There will also be crime prevention advice and tips to protect tack and tack stores.

The session will run from 10am-3pm on 6th December 2014. Please call 01789 444 670 or email PCSO Hayley Ditchburn on hayley.ditchburn@warwickshire.pnn.police.uk to book your place.

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