The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay is confirmed to visit Warwick District during its final journey through England this summer.
The Queen’s Baton Relay is set to travel the length and breadth of England for a total of 29 days, before culminating at the Opening Ceremony for Birmingham 2022 on 28 July 2022. Kicking off on Thursday 2 June, the Baton will spend four days in London, coinciding with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend. The Baton will then resume the international journey and return to England on Monday 4 July to commence a 25-day tour of the regions.
On Friday 22 July, Warwick District will officially welcome the Baton.
A busy schedule of activities and events are planned for the Queen’s Baton Relay, with opportunities to highlight untold stories from Batonbearers who are striving for change in their community.
During its time in Warwick District, the Queen’s Baton Relay will visit Kenilworth with the route running along the streets of Old Town to the grounds of Kenilworth Castle, before diverting to Warwick for a brief photo stop and then making its way to Whitnash Civic Centre and Library.
Members of the public are encouraged to get involved with the celebrations and embrace the arrival of the Baton, taking the opportunity to experience the buzz of Birmingham 2022 in their community. The Birmingham 2022 website will be updated with information over the coming months, with detail on the events and where to line the route.
For more information on the Queen’s Baton Relay, visit www.birmingham2022.com/qbr.
Crackley Lane will be closed from 23 May 2022 to 27 May 2022 between 9.30am and 3.30pm. A fully signed diversion will be in place during this closure and access will be maintained to all properties during these works. For more info and details of the diversion route please click here.
Residents who wish to have their garden waste collected can now apply for a permit under a new subscription scheme which has been introduced by Warwick District Council.
From 1 August households who would like to have their grass cuttings, weeds, leaves or branches removed from their green wheeled bin will need to have registered and paid a fee to the Council in order to receive their permit.
The cost of the new fortnightly service from 1 August 2022 to 31 March 2023 is £20, with a revised annual fee (to be confirmed) applicable from April 2023.
A new South Warwickshire 123+ refuse collection system starting from August will see the introduction of separate kerbside food waste collections every week in addition to a fortnightly co-mingled recycling service.
Applications for Garden Waste permits (which will be valid from 1 August 2022) can be made by clicking here and click here for FAQ.
Warwickshire County Council and the Communities and Partnership team are holding an information webinar for anyone who is or would like to become a sponsor for Homes for Ukraine scheme. The Communities and Partnerships Team will be joined by colleagues from other teams who will be able to address topics such as accommodation checks, DBS checks, Visa applications, school admissions, and support from local Voluntary and Community Social Enterprise Sector. Our aim is to update sponsors on the latest news and information, provide guidance and support, answer questions and listen to ideas and feedback.
This free webinar will be held on:
Following the government’s announcement that most households in England in Council Tax Bands A to D will receive a £150 energy rebate payment, Warwick and Stratford on Avon District Councils are putting all necessary procedures in place to ensure that those who are eligible receive their one-off payment well ahead of the September deadline.
The Councils’ Revenues team who are administering the scheme expect the majority of households who pay by Direct Debit to start receiving their payment directly into their bank accounts during April and May. Eligible residents who do not pay by Direct Debit will be contacted with the necessary information to make their claim for the rebate.
Click here for more information from WDC.