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Locals urged to have their say on South Warwickshire Council proposal

With less than a fortnight to go until the end of the public consultation, the Leaders of Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils are urging all sectors of the community to have their say whether the two Councils should formally merge.

Through an online survey, residents and businesses are invited to share their views on the creation of a single South Warwickshire Council to carry out services such as waste collection, local planning, housing, management of parks and sports facilities, licensing, business support and environmental health, currently delivered separately by the two district authorities.

Cllr Andrew Day, Leader of Warwick District Council says: "Council services touch all our lives in many ways, so it matters that we get them right. These are challenging times that offer an opportunity to renew and update local government across South Warwickshire. We are focused on meeting the changing needs of communities today, to take practical steps to address the local impact of climate change and to foster new business growth.

"To do this effectively, we need to hear from our residents, community groups and businesses so we know what's really important."

Cllr Tony Jefferson, Leader of Stratford-on-Avon District Council says: "The world is changing rapidly, and we cannot stand aside from that. With both Councils facing financial challenges, we need to find solutions. This is an extremely important consultation that relates to vital local services and the future our local democracy."

"This decision on whether to merge needs to be the made with the backing and consideration of the views of the wider community, it is therefore vital that as many people as possible take the opportunity to get involved."

The consultation document and online questionnaire can be viewed and completed at: Link - until midnight on Sunday 24 October.

Questionnaires for completion on paper, as well as in different formats, can be requested by emailing: or calling 01789 267575. The paper questionnaires are returned using a FREEPOST address.

Consultation on draft recommendations for ward boundaries in Stratford-on-Avon

The draft recommendations have been published for new wards, ward boundaries, and ward names for SDC

A consultation is now open and closes on 08 November 2021

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Help make Warwickshire be the best it can be – what's important to you?

Warwickshire County Council has recently launched an online survey asking for the feedback of anyone who lives, works or studies in Warwickshire to help inform the development of our refreshed Council Plan.

In early 2020 we launched a new Council Plan, which was swiftly followed by the arrival of a global pandemic. As we all know only too well life changed for every one of us.? As we step forward from this extraordinary?chapter?we?are refreshing?our five-year Council Plan?to take account of the challenges ahead of us and?to?better understand the things that are most important to Warwickshire people.

The survey can be completed through Link -

VASA Volunteer Drivers

During the pandemic, VASA continued working non-stop across south Warwickshire and Rugby district offering its transport services and has provided transport for over 1,000 Covid vaccine appointments

However, there is now a shortfall of volunteers as the demand grows for VASA's services

Volunteers are trained and Enhanced DBS checked

Please contact Emma, the Communications Officer at: if you are able to offer any help or require further information

Free Mature Driver Reviews

An hour-long bespoke session, tailored to the individuals needs with an approved driving instructor. The assessment is particularly suited to drivers 70 + with over twenty years of driving experience

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