The ever popular BikeSafe workshop, the UK’s No 1 police-led motorcycle safety initiative is back in Warwickshire for 2024 with 92 spaces available over 14 Sundays from April to October.
During the one day workshop, the friendly Bikesafe trainers will take you through a mix of classroom based training and police observed rides to help you fine-tune the skills and techniques you need to improve your safety on two wheels. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been riding, we all need to check and sharpen our skills at the start of a new season and Bikesafe is the perfect opportunity to do that whilst spending the day with fellow bike enthusiasts.
The observed ride with a police graded motorcyclist covers attitude, observation, cornering, overtaking, filtering, junctions, group riding, hazard awareness and the system of motorcycle control.
The cost of the workshop is heavily subsidised and at £65 per person represents an excellent investment in your own skills and safety. It also makes a great gift. The workshops take place at Warwickshire Police Headquarters in Leek Wootton, CV35 7QA and start at 8.30am.
Workshops always book up quickly, so to check the availability of BikeSafe in Warwickshire or elsewhere in the country and to find out more follow this link 2024 BikeSafe availability - BikeSafe
If you are unable to attend a workshop there are lots of other courses available including FREE online BikeSafe motorcycle skills training to use as a skills refresher and identify potential knowledge gaps, or if you are a new biker, to provide a good overview of the skills needed. Those who complete the training will also be entered into a FREE prize draw to win biker related goodies – you can sign up here https://bikesafe.co.uk/warwickshire/skilful-safe-seen
Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service also offer the popular Biker Down course and the three hour course includes the science of being seen, advice on what to do if you are first on the scene of a collision and essential first-aid training. More information and course dates can be found here. Biker Down - Road Safety For Bikers & All Road Users – Warwickshire County Council
Warwickshire BikeSafe dates and spaces are as follows:-
Sunday 14th April 6 spaces
Sunday 21st April 8 spaces
Sunday 28th April 8 spaces
Sunday 12th May 8 spaces
Sunday 2nd June 4 spaces
Sunday 23rd June 6 spaces
Sunday 7th July 6 spaces
Sunday 18th August 6 spaces
Sunday 25th August 6 spaces
Sunday 8th September 6 spaces
Sunday 22nd September 6 spaces
Sunday 6th October 8 spaces
Sunday 13th October 6 spaces
Sunday 20th October 8 spaces
Warwick District Council is appealing to residents to help support the upcoming Police and Crime Commissioner election in May.
The Council is advertising several paid roles to support the election of the Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner, from supervising polling stations on voting day (Thursday 2 May) to assisting with the count, which will take place at Stoneleigh Park on Saturday 4 May.
The roles, which include Presiding Officers, Poll Clerks and Count Clerks, are available to anyone over 18 years, subject to proof of ID. Those applying to work at a Polling Station will need to be available from 6.30am to 10.30pm on Thursday 2 May. The hours for the election count are expected to be from 9am to 4pm on Saturday 4 May.
Full online training will be available for those applying for Presiding Officers and Poll Clerk roles. To find out more and to apply online for roles, visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk/workingattheelections
In the Ordinary meeting held on 15th January 2024, the Parish Council resolved to create a new Planning Committee with delegated powers to make decisions on behalf of the Council in order to respond to all planning applications referred to the Council by Warwick District Council.
The Planning Committee meetings will be held in the Village Hall on Red Lane and members of the public and press are welcome to attend. Each meeting will have a public participation session although issues raised by the Public during this session will be limited to those items listed on the meeting agenda.
There is no fixed schedule of meetings, they will be held when necessary to meet the deadline for submission of comments set by Warwick District Council. The agenda for the meetings will be posted on the Council's website and noticeboards at least 3 working days before the meeting and draft meeting minutes be published to the Council's website and noticeboard afterwards.
The Full Council will receive an update from the Planning Committee Chairman at each Ordinary meeting.
The UK’s telephone network is changing. By the end of 2025, most telephone providers will have moved their customers from landlines served by the old analogue (copper) network to new upgraded landline services which use digital technology. This is commonly referred to as The Digital Switchover.
BT Consumer Group – the largest provider of landline phone services in the UK will start migrating their customers in the West Midlands region from February 2024 and to coincide with this, they are hosting a number of roadshows / drop-in events in the Warwickshire and Solihull area over the next month. This will enable their customers to find out more about the switchover to their digital phone network known as Digital Voice.
There will be the following drop in sessions:
For more information visit www.bt.com/digitalvoice
Green-fingered residents who wish to continue having their garden waste collected can now renew their subscription for the period from 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025. The annual charge for the fortnightly service for this year is £44 for each garden waste bin permit and covers collections for the 2024/25 period, with a two week break over Christmas and New Year.
Residents who have signed up for reminders or are users of the waste collection app will have already received a message to remind them to renew their subscription, however due to GDPR regulations, the District Council has been unable to contact other service subscribers.
Garden waste permits can be renewed online at www.warwickdc.gov.uk/gardenwaste or by telephone on 01926 456123 (8.45am to 5.15pm, Monday to Wednesday; 8.45am to 5pm, Thursday and Friday). Customers can expect to receive the permit 10 working days after they’ve purchased it.
Items that can go in the green bin include grass cuttings, shrub and hedge cuttings, plants, flowers, leaves, and pruning’s, bedding from non-meat-eating pets and twigs, branches, and small logs (max 10cm diameter).
Subscriptions are open all year, but the cost will remain at £44 with no pro-rata rate available. Only green bins displaying the correct permit will be emptied.
Residents who choose not to take part in the scheme have the choice of home composting or taking their garden waste to a Household Waste Recycling Centre. In addition, Warwickshire County Council offer discounted home composting bins on their website: Composting – Warwickshire County Council
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