Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV) is working in partnership with HS2 Ltd to build the new high-speed railway in your area. BBV will be holding a drop in event at Kenilworth Community Centre on Tuesday 27th September between 2pm and 5pm.
At this drop-in event, you will be able to:
If you have a question about HS2 or their works, please contact the HS2 Helpdesk team on 08081 434 434 or email email@example.com
Warwick District continues to mourn the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II ahead of her State Funeral on Monday, with a number of community gatherings and opportunities to pay tribute to Her Majesty taking place across the district.
Book of Condolence
The Queen’s Book of Condolence remains open to visitors in the Royal Pump Rooms on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm. The book will be closed on Monday 19 September for the State Funeral, reopening for one more day on Tuesday 20 September. At 5pm on this day, the Chair of Warwick District Council, Councillor Mini Kaur Mangat, will close the book on behalf of the residents of the district. The book will then be passed to officers for binding and submission to the County Records Office, and the Chair will inform His Majesty the King of its location.
Floral tributes Those who wish to lay flowers or plants to mark Her Majesty’s death can visit the following official locations:
Funeral and Remembrance Services
Councillors and officers from Warwick District Council will be joining the nation to observe a one minute’s silence at 8pm on Sunday 18 September, the night before the Queen’s funeral to mourn and reflect on the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II, as part of a shared national moment of reflection.
Services of commemoration and thanksgiving for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II taking place on Sunday 18 September include:
The following venues will be open to the public to watch the broadcast of the funeral on Monday 19 September.
Service changes and closures
The Council Offices, Everyone Active Leisure Centres, The Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum and Spa Centre will be closed on Monday 19 September. Essential services including waste and recycling collections, street cleansing and public toilets and those to support the vulnerable will continue, though there will be a pause in operations while the funeral service is taking place.
Following the cancellation last week Warwick Market will take place on Saturday 17 September from 9am to 3pm with traders and visitors observing a two-minute silence at 12 noon to pause and reflect on the life of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Further updates on the district’s arrangements for this period are available on the Warwick District Council website.
Dozens of buildings in our district, not normally accessible to the public are set to open their doors for Heritage Open Days.
This year’s event, which is part of England’s biggest heritage festival will take place from 9 to 18 September with 37 local venues taking part.
Amongst the highlights of this year’s event are a guided walk around Warwick’s ‘secret spaces’, a literary tour of Leamington and an opportunity to visit the archives of the County Records Office. Many of the district’s churches will be open with volunteers on hand to show visitors around their fascinating interiors designed by the leading architects and artists of the day.
Other popular local attractions including Packwood House, Baddesley Clinton House, the Guy’s Cliffe Centre and Walled Garden, Bagot’s Castle and Hill Close Gardens will all be offering free admission at limited times during the festival.
A booklet listing all the venues taking part and opening times is available from libraries and visitor information centres. Further information is available on the Heritage Open Days and Warwick District Council websites.
Residents will shortly receive a letter from Warwick District Council asking for their opinions on a proposal to remove the ward boundary between the Burton Green ward (7 Councillors) and the University Ward (4 Councillors) and for the Parish Council to become one single electoral area with eleven Councillors. With this re-arrangement, all 11 elected Councillors would work for the whole Parish electoral area, and not within their ward area.
The District Council wants to know what residents within the Parish think about this proposed re-arrangement and invites residents to send their views in writing to Gillian Friar, Electoral Services Manager, Warwick District Council, Riverside House, Milverton Hill, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV32 5HZ or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for sending views and responses for consideration in this first stage is noon Thursday 6 October 2022.
If you have any questions for the Parish Council about the proposal please feel free to contact the Clerk. For more details about the Community Governance Review process please visit the Warwick District Council website here.
Key messages for residents:
Responses to help with current concerns: