Stretton-on-Fosse, North Cotswolds

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Newsletter September 2021

Food Bank

There is a food bank in St Edmunds Church in Shipston, open from 10 till 12 on Tuesdays and Saturdays.  If you have items to donate to the Food Bank (no fresh food) please leave it in the crate at the entrance to the village hall. There are also some tins, packets of food and vegetables for anyone in the village who is unable to feed their household


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.


Next Parish Council Meeting, on Zoom, Tuesday 30th March 2021 at 7.30. Agenda will be available here soon and on the Bus Stop notice-board. If you wish to observe, please contact the clerk of the parish council by Sunday 28th March ([email protected]).



Crime and Neighbourhood Watch:

Contact Penny White on 01608 663811  or by email:  [email protected] 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: [email protected]

The mobile library:  Currently suspended due to Covid19

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 visit is on 6/7.

Each mobile service has:

  • large and small print titles
  • spoken word
  • 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
  • air conditioning

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.