Warwick District Council and Stratford-on-Avon District Council have been collecting household food waste since August 2022 - since then a total of 4,412.48 tonnes of waste has been collected.
The combined Warwick and Stratford household food waste is treated at Severn Trent Green Power's Coleshill anaerobic digestion facility. Anaerobic digestion is a process through which specialist bacteria break down organic matter - such as food waste - in the absence of oxygen and produce biogas. The Coleshill facility can treat up to 50,000 tonnes of household and commercial food waste each year, which is enough to generate 2.4 Megawatts of electricity.
The biogas produced from this process is either converted to electricity and exported to the national electricity grid or further treated and exported to the national gas grid, supplying homes and businesses with renewable energy. In addition, the process also creates a nutrient-rich liquid bio-fertiliser which is used by UK farmers to help grow the fruit and vegetables that end up back on our plates.
In the two weeks between Christmas and New Year, nearly 460 tonnes of food waste was collected separately across the two districts. It is predicted that Warwickshire residents will be powering the equivalent of 1,024 homes for a year with green energy; this is the equivalent of 8,997 tonnes of carbon not emitted to the atmosphere compared to the same amount of food waste going into landfill. Find out more about what happens to household food waste after collection .
Anglo Renewables are proposing to build a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) on land to the east of Hodgetts Lane, Burton Green, Coventry, near CV8 1PH. The site extends to approximately 3 acres - click here for a site location plan, the project website can be accessed here: www.berkswellbess.co.uk
There will be two public consultation events:
1. Thursday 2nd February 2023 from 14:00 to 19:00 at Balsall Common Village Hall, 112 Station Road, Balsall Common, CV7 7FF.
2. Wednesday 8th February 2023 from 14:00 to 19:00 at Jordan Room, St. John Baptist Church, Church Lane, Berkswell, CV7 7BJ.
For the first time, residents in Warwick District will need to show photographic ID to vote at this year’s local elections. Residents are being urged to make sure they are ready to vote in May by checking they have an accepted form of ID.
Accepted forms of ID include a UK, European Economic Area (EEA) or Commonwealth passport; a UK, EEA or Commonwealth drivers’ licence; and some concessionary travel passes, such as an older person’s bus pass or an Oyster 60+ card. Voters will be able to use expired ID if they are still recognisable from the photo.
Anyone who does not have one of the accepted forms of ID will be able to apply for free ID online at www.voter-authority-certificate.service.gov.uk/ or by completing a paper form.
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.
Notice from HS2:
Ahead of temporarily realigning Cromwell Lane we have to divert multiple utilities. 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 excavated section. To be able to do this work safely we must close Cromwell Lane between Red Lane and Hodgetts Lane.
Cromwell Lane will be closed between, Red Lane and Hodgetts Lane from Monday 20 February to Friday 24 February 2023.
The closure will be in place 24 hours a day. A fully signposted diversion will be in place throughout the closures and access to all properties will be maintained. Cromwell Lane will be remain open for pedestrians and cyclists.
A new programme to empower rural communities and give them a voice for local climate action is underway across South Warwickshire. The South Warwickshire Climate Engagement programme sees Stratford and Warwick District Councils engage with the public to support and influence local decision making on climate change.
The programme will deliver rural public participation aimed at:
A steering group has been formed made up of District Councillors, officers, Parish & Town clerks, the Warwickshire Association of Local Councils (WALC) and members of the community involved in local climate action. This is supported by The Involve Foundation who deliver the Local Climate Engagement Programme which has enabled the initiation of this project and related training.
Parish Councils are currently working with the programme to map out current climate action and resources in their local community so future public participation can build on the unique and various qualities of our rural communities
Councillor Alan Rhead, Portfolio Holder for Climate Change at Warwick District Council, said: “Rural communities are proud of, and want to protect, the natural landscape and environment. Parish and Town Councils are well placed to build on rural support for climate action by connecting national policy with local concerns and help residents to understand what they can do to make a difference.”
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