Notice of Election
Warwick District Council have published the Notice of Election for Burton Green Parish Council. For more details click here.
New Government funding schemes for those who didn't qualify for the £400 energy rebate in autumn 2022
Warwick District Council is urging households and individuals who didn’t qualify for the Government’s £400 energy rebate in autumn 2022, to see if they can apply for funding under two new ‘alternative’ schemes.
The Government has launched two new schemes to support residents who didn’t qualify for the £400 rebate in Autumn 2022:
Or you can apply for either fund via a contact centre by calling 0808 175 3287 where a representative will guide you through the application process
Once you have applied, your application will be processed and verified. After this if your application is successful, your details will be shared with your local authority, who will deliver the one-off, nonrepayable support. The payment will be made directly into your bank account in a single instalment.
Free voter ID applications open
Applications are now open for a new form of free ID that can be used at elections. Ahead of a new voter ID requirement, the UK Government has opened an online portal for the ID, known as the Voter Authority Certificate, for voters that do not already have an accepted form of photo ID.
Applications can be submitted through the online portal at voter-authority-certificate.service.gov.uk or by submitting a paper form to the Warwick District Council Election Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those that have an accepted form of ID already do not need to apply.
Accepted forms of ID include a UK, European Economic Area (EEA) or Commonwealth passport; a UK or EEA driver’s licence; and some concessionary travel passes, such as an older person’s bus pass. Voters will be able to use expired ID if they are still recognisable from the photo. The full list of accepted ID is available on the Electoral Commission’s website, along with more information about the new requirement and details of how to apply for the free ID, at electoralcommission.org.uk/voterID.
With local elections taking place in Warwick District on 4 May, voters will need to show ID at the polling station to receive a ballot paper. For those that do not have an accepted form of ID, the deadline to apply for free ID before the May elections is 5pm on Tuesday 25 April. Applicants must be registered to vote and will need to provide their date of birth, National Insurance number, and a photograph with their application.
Cromwell Lane to be closed
Notice from HS2:
Ahead of temporarily realigning Cromwell Lane we have to divert multiple utilities and reconnect them during the diversion. We need to do this as their current location clashes with the realigned road. To carry out this work we will need to excavate a section of Cromwell Lane and relocate the utilities before then resurfacing the section. To be able to do this work safely we have to close Cromwell Lane between Red Lane and Hodgetts Lane.
These works will be carried out on the following dates:
South Warwickshire Local Plan – Issues and Options Consultation
Residents, businesses and other stakeholders are invited to have their say on the next stage of the new South Warwickshire Local Plan, which will cover the combined geographic area of both Councils for the next 25 years.
Once adopted the Plan will set out how both Councils ensure delivery of the infrastructure, open spaces, employment sites and homes meet our needs up to 2050. The plan will be the basis upon which all planning applications will be determined in a way that supports those needs and how we address the pressing issues around climate change, biodiversity, connectivity, and resident wellbeing.
The ‘Issues and Options’ Consultation which runs from 9 January to 6 March 2023, focuses specifically on the options for how and where development should take place. This is a critical phase of the plan making process.
Warwick District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Place and Economy, Councillor John Cooke commented:
“This is another crucial step in the development of our combined Local Plan, which will determine where we should locate the homes and employment land that we need in the coming decades and ensure that this development happens in the most sustainable locations – places that work best for people, for businesses and for the environment. The ‘Issues and Options’ consultation will give local people the opportunity to look in more detail at the topic areas identified and responses received to date, get an overview of the key development issues faced in South Warwickshire and examine the evidence received during the process from experts and specialists and through in-house research.”
You can find out more information about the South Warwickshire Local Plan, make comment on the latest consultation and find details of a number of online and face to face consultation events being held by visiting www.southwarwickshire.org.uk/swlp. Hard copies of the documents are available to view at libraries, Riverside House, Leamington Spa and Elizabeth House, Stratford-on-Avon.
Comments on the ‘Issues and Options’ consultation must be received by 5pm on Monday 6 March.
Further contact information for the South Warwickshire Local Plan.
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