Upcoming diary dates:
Thursday 21st March 2018 7.30pm Village Hall committee meeting (AGM)
Saturday 28th April, in Village Hall, Bridge Afternoon contact Rod Case, 01608 662226
Wednesday 9th May 2018 7.30pm Parish Council meeting (AGM)
Stretton has a Facebook account:
Join our Facebook group 'Stretton-on-Fosse Online'. We have an account so that Strettonites and friends can use it for comments about the village and events, advertise events, sell or re-cycle or ask to buy items, lost and found, start conversations about what interests you about the village, suggestions for the village hall and parish council, fund-raising, post photos etc.
The Portabello Crossroads safety improvements:
The work on improving this is due to start now in early summer. The work has apparently been delayed (again) by the fact that utilities (pipes etc) have to be moved and that some trees have to be removed to allow a good line of sight for the traffic lights planned.
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.
A playground committee is meeting to start fund-raising! For more details go to our Playground Fundraising page.
Crime and Neighbourhood Watch:
Contact Penny White on 01608 663811 or by email: email@example.com to be kept informed. 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
The mobile library:
There is a Warwickshire mobile library service which visits the car park of the village hall at 10.10 till 10.30 every third Friday. The next visits are on: 23/3, 13/4, 4/5,
25/5. 15/6, 6/7.
Each mobile service has:
large and small print titles
books for young children
no fines or charges and free book requests
information on the Internet
local, library and County Council information screens
Access and comfort:
low entrance with two small steps
ramp at the rear for wheelchair users
There is also a Home Library Service. This service delivers library books to people who can’t get to the mobile library due to ill health or disability. Contact: 01926 851031. There is additional information up on notice-boards or phone Izzi (661816) and she will bring you the information.