FREE WORKSHOP - Listening with your Eyes
Making nonverbal connections; impact and benefit of body language, mood, eyecontact, touch, gesture, tone of voice in helping make real & honest connections – particularly with those living with dementia.
Thursday 26th April in Café Lomas (new Stratford Hospital)
HEART can offer:
- home environment assessments
- personal needs assessments
- help with grant application up to £10,000 to improve housing conditions
- Home Safety Grants to Warwickshire residents
More inforation from: Tel. 024 76 376299
If you are affected by mental health issues get help and information here
A435 Traffic Consultation - HAVE YOUR SAY!
The traffic situation on the A435 and surrounding areas is worsening with no relief in sight. The official consultation has now ended but the Parish Council is on your side and making representations to WCC on your behalf. Read Council Chairman's response here. Please add weight to this by sending your own concerns and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Computers for Rural People
Anyone who works or lives in a Rural Area who needs a laptop or PC can purchase a fully refurbished one, at very reasonable prices, through the Arthur Rank Centre charity. Click here for details.
UBUS ring and ride community transport service
Coughton: 9:30am and 2:30pm Mon – Friday
Collection from your door, drop off at your destination, pick up again at the agreed point and drop off back at home.
Drivers can assist on & off & with up to 3 shopping bags, trolley or wheelchair
Prices £2.10-£3.40 single/ £4.20-£6.80 return (depending on location)
Must book in advance (up to seven days)
Visit friends, attend social groups, leisure activities or go shopping (but not for medical appointments).
Call 01789 264491 to register
More information: Marie Darwen, Stratford District Council 01789 260108
Introducing Your NEW PARISH COUNCILLOR: Lynne Stanton was co-opted to Coughton Parish Council at its meeting on Weds 20th September.
WCC LOCAL FLOOD RELIEF funding: individuals may qualify for for grant support for flood defences. Applications must be through the Parish Council: contact the Clerk to apply.
WCC Launch Warwickshire's Carers Wellbeing Service
"accessible to carers from 1st June 2017. The service will work in partnership with the main health and social care facilities across Warwickshire, in particular GPs’ practices; and will operate a locality based approach with a lead Carer Wellbeing Worker allocated to defined localities across Warwickshire."
Click here for more information or visit: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/adultcarersstrategy
Small Charities & Community Groups Funding Opportunities
A list of providers ( including Coughton Parish Council) of potential funding available for community projects, is now available from the Clerk.
Warwickshire Local Welfare Scheme - Do you need help?
- Unavoidable crisis? Essential help for food and energy
- More long term needs? Help in furnishing accommodation
Leanne Silverwood 0800 408 1448 or 01926 359182 - Or email: email@example.com.
Opportunity for Affordable Housing Development Site
A site may become avilable for three to four units of affordable housing in the village, that could meet our identified needs of small scale housing. The parish council have agreed to pursue the implications of this, subject to covenants that exist. At this stage, it is NOT a planning application, but an opportunity to look at what it may offer to the village. It would allow us have a say in how it would look and how it may benefit future generations. If a scheme does go ahead it will still require formal planning permission, must involve public consultation, and be administered under the strict rules of the Rural Housing Scheme. For instance, all future relettings could only be in favour of meeting local needs.
The location has been identified in Coughton Lane. If you would like further details, please contact John Gittins.
The Rickyard Development
The National Trust's have lost their appeal against the refusal for planning permission on this site for the construction of a 5 bedroomed house. We have no information yet on what their future proposals for this area may be.
The perils of driving through a ford
Notices for residents can be placed here, by sending a request to the Clerk via the contact page.