Residents living in Warwick District could be eligible for funding of up to £10,000 to make essential repairs or safety improvements to their homes.
Administered by HEART (a partnership of Warwickshire Local Authorities) the Warmer and Safer Home grant scheme is available to owner occupiers, who have been living in their property for a minimum of three years and are in receipt of one or more of the following benefits:
The funding could cover a wide a range of works from addressing security issues such as broken windows or doors or lack of hygiene facilities to improving safety in the home such electrical, gas or fire hazards or prevention of trips or falls. The scheme also includes measures to provide heating in cold homes or to repair or renew defective boilers.
Those wishing to find out more about Warmer and Safer Homes (WASH) grants should contact the HEART team who are based at Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council.
Tel 02476 376299
As part of the utility diversion works, HS2 needs an additional road closure to install a new sewer which requires significant machinery and a deep excavation in the highway.
To carry out the work, HS2 will close the road to create a safe working environment. A fully signposted diversion will be in place, with access for pedestrians, cyclists, homes and businesses throughout.
12 June 2023 to 24 June 2023 Cromwell Lane will be closed from 9am to 3pm.
Following the recent Local Elections and subsequent Council meeting, the Green party and the Labour party have established a Cabinet to lead the Council collaboratively.
The political composition of the Council is
Leader of the Council: Cllr Ian Davison
Deputy Leader of the Council: Cllr Chris King
Chairman of the Council: Cllr Sidney Syson
Vice-Chairman of the Council: Cllr Robert Margrave
The group leaders of the groups at Warwick District Council are
Warwick District Council’s Portfolio Holders and Committee Chairmen have been confirmed as follows:
Portfolio Area Name Portfolio Holder
Climate Change Councillor Kennedy
Arts & Economy Councillor Billiald
Safer Communities, Leisure & Environment Councillor Hunt
Housing Councillor Wightman
Neighbourhood Councillor Roberts
Place Councillor King
Resources Councillor Chilvers
Transformation Councillor J Harrison
Strategic Leadership Councillor Davison
A new system has been launched which has the capability to send an alert directly to mobile phones, where this is risk to life.
This system will be tested on Sunday 23 April at 3pm when a message will be sent to all our mobile phones, accompanied by a vibration and a loud siren sound which will continue for 10 seconds, even if the phone is on silent.
No personal information has been obtained or used to enable this, mobile broadcasting technology can deliver mass communication to a particular area, with guidance on the action required in response to it. It is intended to be used only very rarely in the future, and has already been used in other countries with great success where there was a threat to life during a fire, flood or extreme weather for example.
You do not need to respond or do anything when you receive this message on Sunday, it is a test.
It is recognised that there may be the need to opt-out of the alert system, for those in vulnerable groups especially domestic violence, and video guidance can be found here on how to do this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2MBcHwmiy8
An English language Easy Read leaflet provides further, visual information and there are resources available in other languages for you to signpost to: https://vcsep.org.uk/resources/emergency-alerts-system
If you have any questions, further information can be found here https://www.gov.uk/alerts and FAQs have been pulled together here Frequently asked questions about Emergency Alerts (publishing.service.gov.uk)
Warwick District Council is appealing to local people to step forward to fill a number of paid roles to support the upcoming local elections.
District, Town, and Parish Elections are taking place on Thursday 4 May, and the Council’s elections team is in urgent need of staff to supervise polling stations and also to assist with the count, which will take place at Stoneleigh Park on Friday 5 May.
The roles, which include Presiding Officers, Poll Clerks and Count Clerks, are available to anyone over 18 years, subject to proof of ID, with rates of pay from £170.29 for a Poll Clerk to £261.39 for a Presiding Officer. Those applying to work at a Polling Station will need to be available from 6.30am to 10.30pm on 4 May, and the count will be taking place on Friday 5 May.
Chris Elliott, Returning Officer for Warwick District, said:
“Running an election is a mammoth undertaking for a small team of people. By offering your support, you will not only be playing a vital role in the smooth running of our polling stations and count but also helping to ensure that the democratic process for our area is carried out quickly and efficiently.”
Full online training will be available for those applying for Presiding Officer and Poll Clerk roles.
To find out more and to download an application form to work at the local elections, visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk/electionjobs and submit completed application forms to email@example.com.
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