Upcoming diary dates
Friday 3rd November, Film in Village Hall 'Cousin Rachel’ , 7 for 7.30
Tuesday 7th November, in Village Hall committee room, Village Hall committee meeting 7.30pm
Wednesday 8th November, in Village Hall committee room Parish Council meeting 7.30pm (agenda see under parish council)
Sunday 12th November, in Village Hall Bio-diversity Group’s Cream Teas and talk 3.30 till 5.30
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.
First of all we need your views on what to replace the equipment with and approximately how much money we need to raise…. And then we have to start fund-raising! To start things off we are asking children, parents, grandparents, everyone interested to complete a survey. Details will be sent round on the parish council newsletter email list and on the village website, put through the doors of those with no email, and put on the notice-boards. Please return the survey by 1st November.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org) 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