Upcoming diary dates
Thursday 1st March 2018 Village Hall committee meeting, 7.30pm. NB this is the AGM
Wednesday 9th May 2018 Parish Council meeting 7.30pm. NB this is the AGM
The Village Playground
We have a great play area for the children in this village. In 1999 we managed to raise enough money to install all the wooden equipment and the fencing and bark surface. An outside body checks the safety of the playground for the parish council every year and it seems that all the wooden equipment is gradually coming to the end of its life. Over the next 2-3 years we will have to replace everything except the swings, large slide, horse and igloo and 2 picnic tables. This means we will have to raise a significant amount of money, as well as applying for grants.
This Wednesday a playground committee is meeting to start fund-raising! Watch out for fund-raising events - helpers are definitely be needed. We will keep the village informed.
The Shipston Link
The community bus service has been running to and from Shipston-on-Stour for over 25 years, "bringing Shipston and the rural communities together". We now have a new WebSite www.shipstonlink.co.uk which, in addition to general information, and our ongoing appeal for volunteer drivers, has comprehensive Time-Table information of each of our Services to the villages and towns in our area.
Important changes to the Community Links service:
Residents of the South Zone, including Quinton, Shipston-on-Stour and Tysoe, will be able to use the service on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
For any queries about the zones and days and the new transport scheme please contact Community Links on 01789 264491.
Crime and Neighbourhood Watch
Contact Penny White (Tel: 663811) to be kept informed (e.g. by email: email@example.com) Do report anything suspicious to her or directly to the police (101 for non-emergency). . The parish council gets regular reports of suspicious activity and crimes from the Shipston police which can be passed on if Penny has your email address. NB you do have to send your email address to Penny – being on the parish council newsletter list is not the same thing!
You can also sign up to the Shipston Rural Watch for reports from the police e.g. suspicious vehicles etc at: Shipston.Rural.Watch@warwickshire.pnn.police.uk