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News and Notices

Posted: 20 May 2017

DOCUMENTS RELATING TO PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION

The documents below relate to the parliamentary elections on Thursday 8 June 2017.

Posted: 28 Mar 2017

DOCUMENTS RELATING TO ELECTION

The documents below relate to County Councillor Elections on Thursday 4 May 2017.

Posted: 28 Mar 2017

NOTICE OF REFERENDUM

Documents relating to the Neighbourhood Planning Referendum on Thursday 4 May 2017.

Posted: 8 Mar 2017

NEW INTERACTIVE BROADBAND CHECKER

CSW Broadband has now made available a unique interactive property-level checker that enables you to find out what coverage is planned for your home or business by the end of 2019.

Visit www.cswbroadband.org.uk/addresschecker for more information and to check your property. It is simple to use.

Posted: 24 Feb 2017

PARISH COUNCIL MINERALS PLAN RESPONSE

The document below is the response from Salford Priors Parish Council to the Warwickshire Minerals Plan (2017 to 2032) Public Consultation.

Posted: 11 Feb 2017

SALFORD PRIORS CINEMA CLUB

At present, films are shown at the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm on the second Friday of each month, with additional films for children in the school holidays.

Admission is by purchase of a raffle ticket (£2.50 for adults, £1.50 for children), and the winner gets to keep the DVD. Refreshments are available from 7.00pm (tea, coffee, Fruit Shoots, popcorn, crisps, biscuits). There is not yet a licensed bar, but people are welcome to bring their own drinks.

A newsletter is sent out monthly via e-mail. If you wish to be included on this list please email patdare2003@yahoo.co.uk

Posted: 19 Jan 2017

SALFORD PRIORS PRIMARY SCHOOL: GARDENING CLUB VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT

Salford Priors Primary School are looking for two volunteers to set up a gardening club who will work with a group of children on a regular basis with a Teaching Assistant.

They are looking for someone to help improve the raised beds by growing vegetables. You will need to be able to plan all the details and go through a DBS check (the old CRB check).

If you are interested please contact the school direct on 01789 772497.

Posted: 17 Dec 2016

WORCESTERSHIRE MINERALS LOCAL PLAN: THIRD STAGE CONSULTATION

CONSULTATION ON DRAFT PROPOSALS, POLICIES AND SUBMITTED SITES FOR MINERAL EXTRACTION IN WORCESTERSHIRE: 14 DECEMBER 2016 to 8 MARCH 2017

Worcestershire County Council is preparing a new Minerals Local Plan and we want to know what you think. The Council’s current policies are set out in the 1997 Hereford and Worcester Minerals Local Plan, which is dated and needs replacing. Once completed, the new Minerals Local Plan will be used by the County Council to guide where mineral workings should be developed and to make decisions about planning applications for mineral extraction and processing in the county.

This is the third consultation on the emerging Minerals Local Plan. The consultation document is more detailed than in the previous consultations and sets out proposed policy wording and site allocations to enable you to comment on the principles of the plan and the specific issues it seeks to address. Responses will be taken into account in the preparation of the Proposed Submission Version of the Minerals Local Plan. Once this is prepared there will be a six week consultation which asks whether the plan complies with national requirements and legislation. The Council will then submit the plan to the Secretary of State who will appoint an independent inspector to examine the document.

The consultation document includes policies to:

  • identify 'strategic corridors': Broad locations where proposals for mineral development will be viewed favourably have been identified, and the Third Stage Consultation sets out how these strategic corridors have been derived;
  • identify 'specific sites' and 'preferred areas': As part of the development of the plan, landowners and operators have submitted potential minerals extraction sites, these have all been considered through a "deliverability assessment" and the most deliverable are proposed as site allocations. This does not replace the need for these sites to apply for planning permission;
  • protect and enhance health, well-being and the natural and historic environment; and
  • safeguard important mineral resources and mineral infrastructure for the future.

The strategic corridors, specific sites and preferred areas are set out in the consultation document and can be viewed in more detail on the interactive mapping tool available at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/minerals

All of the sites which have been proposed by landowners and mineral operators during the development of the plan can be viewed in the 'Deliverability Assessment' available at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/mineralsbackground

Get Involved

Copies of the consultation document and questionnaire are available to download on the Council’s website, www.worcestershire.gov.uk/minerals or we can provide paper copy on request. The consultation document and questionnaire includes questions about the plan's vision, objectives, policy framework and monitoring indicators alongside a further 'call for sites'.

We have also prepared a suite of technical background documents setting out some of the evidence on which the plan is based. This includes an analysis of the mineral resources in the county, an assessment of submitted sites, a Sustainability Appraisal, a Habitats Regulations Report and an Equalities Impact Assessment screening. These are all available at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/mineralsbackground. We welcome comments on any of these documents.

If you would like a free paper copy of any of the documents, please contact me or the minerals planning policy team by email: minerals@worcestershire.gov.uk, telephone on 01905 766374 or by post at the address below:

Freepost RTHC-XXCK-AJGY
Minerals and Waste Planning Policy
Worcestershire County Council
Place Partnership Ltd
County Hall
Spetchley Road
Worcester
WR5 2NP

The consultation document is also available at County Hall Reception (Spetchley Road, Worcester) and at public libraries in Worcestershire during their normal opening hours see www.worcestershire.gov.uk/libraries. Background documents can be downloaded from www.worcestershire.gov.uk/mineralsbackground.

Six drop-in sessionsa are being held around the county:

  • Bromsgrove Library 10am - 3.30pm, Saturday 14 January 2017
  • Upton Memorial Hall 2.30pm - 8.00pm, Thursday 19 January 2017
  • Evesham Library 10am – 3.30pm, Saturday 21 January 2017
  • Droitwich Library 10am- 3.30pm, Saturday 4 February 2017
  • Kidderminster Library 2.30pm- 8pm, Tuesday 7 February 2017
  • The Hive Worcester 2.30pm - 8pm, Monday 13 February 2017

These sessions are designed for residents, Parish Councils and other interested parties to drop-in and ask us any questions about the consultation.

Please respond to the consultation by 8 March, 2017.

Consultation questions and the call for sites are included in the consultation document for reference. You can download a copy of the questionnaire at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/minerals.

Posted: 2 Jul 2016

NEW PARISH COUNCIL CLERK APPOINTED

Salford Priors Parish Council are pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs Donna Bowles as Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to the Parish Council.

Donna will take on the role as of Friday 1 July 2016.

There will also be a change to office opening hours on Thursdays from 11.00am to 3.00pm.

Posted: 24 May 2016

SALFORD SEVEN NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN - SIX WEEK CONSULTATION

Salford Priors Parish Council has prepared the ‘Salford Seven Neighbourhood Development Plan 2015 to 2031’ with the help of the local community and has formally submitted its plan to Stratford-on-Avon District Council Planning Authority for consideration.

The plan sets out a vision for the future of the Parish and planning policies which will be used to determine planning applications locally. The Local Planning Authority must now publicise the draft plan for a minimum 6 week period inviting feedback from organisations and individuals on the Plan.

The consultation starts on Thursday 19 May 2016. Representations on the draft Plan may be made to the Council by no later than 5pm on Friday 1 July 2016.

A copy of the draft Plan and supporting documentation are available on the District Council’s website. Alternatively, hard copies of the documents are available for inspection at the District Council offices, Stratford-upon-Avon Library, Bidford-on-Avon Library and Alcester Library during normal working hours. A hard copy is also available for viewing in Salford Priors Parish Council Office on Tuesdays 10.00am until 12.00 noon and on Thursdays 2.00pm until 4.00pm.

Representations can be submitted electronically either by using the on-line form on the website at www.stratford.gov.uk/salfordpriorsnp or by attaching a form to an email and sending it to planning.policy@stratford-dc.gov.uk

If you want to post your response, please send it to FREEPOST RTJX-GHEE-ZUCS, Stratford-on-Avon District Council, Consultation Unit, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6BR.

Posted: 18 Dec 2015

WARWICKSHIRE MINERALS PLAN (2017-2032) – PUBLIC CONSULTATION

The Minerals Preferred Option and Public Consultation which commenced on Monday 19 October has now been extended to 5.00pm on 4 January 2016.

Individual’s responses about Site 7 – Salford Priors can be made online, or by email or letter and will be accepted until that date:

Also read: Salford Priors Parish Council Statement of Response (pdf) to the Warwickshire Minerals Plan Consultation.

Further information is available from the Planning Strategy Team on 01926 412391 or planningstrategy@warwickshire.gov.uk or contact the Parish Clerk on 01789 773554 or clerk@salfordpriors.gov.uk.

Posted: 11 Nov 2015

BIDFORD BRIDGE IS NOW OPEN AGAIN!

The repairs to Bidford Bridge, carried out by Warwickshire County Council, together with other relevant agencies, have now ben completed and the bridge is now open to traffic.

Details of the work carried out, including photographs, are available on the Warwickshire CC's Bidford Bridge web page (external link).

NOTE: The Bridge will be temporarily closed on 19 and 20 November, from 10.00am to 3.00pm, for the installation of some bollards.

Posted: 3 Jul 2015

BIDFORD BRIDGE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC

Following a serious accident on 9 June 2015, Bidford Bridge is closed to all traffic, although at present it is normally open to pedestrians.

For the latest updates, including a diversion route map, see Warwickshire CC's Bidford Bridge web page (external link).

All local shops and the Big Meadow remain open and accessible - follow the diversion signs. Free parking south of the bridge is available at Monie Meadow, Honeybourne Road. Two free car parks are north of the bridge: the Anglo-Saxon to the SE of the Roundabout and Wards Lane to the NE.

If you require further information please contact the Clerk to Bidford on Avon Parish Council on 01789 778653.

Posted: 25 Jun 2015

NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN CONSULTATION

Over the last two years local councilors and residents have been working on a Neighbourhood Development Plan for the seven settlements of the Parish of Salford Priors. This plan sets out the vision for the parish in the coming years and defines planning policies for the area.

The Salford Seven Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan has been published for public consultation from 29 June 2015 until 10 August 2015.

The Draft Plan has been informed by the results of various informal public consultations including questionnaires, a drop-in and the research and hard work of the Steering Group.

The results of the consultation on the Draft Plan will be considered very carefully and used to finalise and amend the Neighbourhood Development Plan. A Consultation Statement will be published alongside the amended version of the Plan setting out how the representations received have been considered and used to influence and inform the content of the Plan.

Any comments on the consultation document should be completed on the response form available on this website or by request from the Parish Council.

All comments must be received by 10 August 2015.

Posted: 28 Apr 2015

WAR MEMORIAL - ONLINE SURVEY

An informal exploratory meeting to discuss the provision of a Parish War Memorial was held on Wednesday 28 January 2015.

The Parish Council felt that enough interest was demonstrated to throw the net a bit wider and poll opinion via the Internet. A small working group of parishioners will evaluate the survey results with the Parish Council.

Please let us know your opinion by taking part in the short survey below:

Posted: 8 Oct 2014

SALFORD PRIORS AMATEUR THEATRICAL SOCIETY: THE FINAL CURTAIN

The final curtain comes down on SPATS after 11 years.

When SPATS was first created in 2003 by Reg AND Angela Stokes, they had no idea how long it would continue, therefore after 11 years and countless performances and rehearsals the decision to close has not been taken lightly.

SPATS are very proud of the performances they have presented and particularly pleased to receive the National Operatic and Dramatic Association’s award for their production of ‘Post Horn Gallop’.

Every performance, whether a play or a variety production has been fully booked. In the eleven years of its existence, SPATS members have performed to an audience in excess of eight thousand people (including the Forty Minute Theatre productions to nursing homes, luncheon clubs and disabled groups, etc.)

In closing, Angela and Reg would like to thank everyone who have supported them over the years and helped them to make SPATS the success it became.

Posted: 2 Sep 2014

RESIGNATION OF PARISH COUNCIL CLERK

Mr Sean Arble has tendered his resignation as Clerk to the Salford Priors Parish Council and will leave the council’s employment on Tuesday 2nd September.

The council has put into action its contingency plan to ensure it is business as usual until a new clerk is appointed. Mobile telephone number and email address remains the same.

Correspondence should be sent to the address on the Contact Us page.

Posted: 26 Aug 2014

PARISH CHRISTMAS TREE

With just over 100 days to Christmas the Parish Council has chosen its first Communal Christmas Tree which will be positioned at the junction of School Road and Evesham Road in Salford Priors.

The tree currently growing in a North Worcestershire plantation will be felled in mid-November and delivered to Salford for erection.

Parish Council contractors have installed the necessary infrastructure and electric supplies for its arrival.

Posted: 14 Aug 2014

THE WAY WE REGISTER TO VOTE IS CHANGING

Over the summer, all residents will receive a letter through the post telling them about the biggest change to the electoral registration system in nearly 100 years.

The letter will explain that a new, more secure, system of Individual Electoral Registration (IER) is being introduced to replace the old Victorian system there the 'head of household' registered everyone living in a property. Now, each individual will be responsible for registering themselves.

You need to register yourself otherwise you won't be able to vote.

Find out how to register in the notice below:

Posted: 14 Aug 2014

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF C103 BIDFORD ROAD, BIDFORD (BROOM)

Warwickshire County Council proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Order closing C103 Bidford Road, Bidford on Avon (Broom) between Mill Lane and High Street, to vehicular traffic. The closure is required to facilitate drainage work.

The Order will commence on 1 September 2014 and will last for a period of 18 months, or until the works are completed, whichever is the earlier. However, it is anticipated that the works will be completed by 5 September 2014.

Pedestrian access to and egress from properties and land situated adjacent to the length of road to be closed will be maintained at all times. Vehicular access will be maintained where possible. An alternative route will be signed and is available via: Victoria Road, Salford Road, Shipston Road, Tower Hill, Waterloo Road, Ryknild Street, Mill Lane (and in reverse order).

Posted: 31 May 2014

HEALTH CENTRE CHEQUE PRESENTATION

The photograph shows a cheque being presented from Salford Priors Memorial Hall Committee member Karen Littleford to Doctors Edwards, Robinson and Dale from the new Health Centre in Bidford.

It was presented at the Salford Priors Memorial Hall Open Day on Saturday 17 May 2014, which took place for a threefold purpose:

One was to open the doors of the newly refurbished Memorial Hall so that the whole community could come and look around the hall which has been extensively redecorated in association with the Hall Management Committee, Shale Home Design and Steven James Kitchens. They have also added some state of the art kitchen equipment including a commercial cooker and a top of the range dishwasher for groups wanting to cater for their own parties.

The second purpose was for regular groups who use the Salford Priors Memorial Hall to display what they do and attract new members. Groups included Salford Seven Ladies, Salford Priors Parish Council, Salford Priors Development Neighbourhood Plan Group, Salford Priors Short Mat Bowls Club, TOPS, SPATS, The Royal British Legion, Mick Green’s Computer Class, Fresh Expression a group ran by St Mathews church, The Memorial Hall Committee displaying details of the refurbishment project and Buffet to Banquet from The Bell at Salford Priors who provided free canapés and bubbly.

Finally the day was held to present the cheque for £1647 from the Salford Priors Memorial Hall committee that was raised at a recent race night for the new health centre in Bidford for two ophthalmoscopes.

The Open Day was a great success with the hall taking new regular and occasional bookings. Booking enquiries are dealt with by The Bell at Salford Priors and can be contacted on 01789 772112 or info@thebellatsalfordpriors.com

Posted: 25 May 2014

PUBLIC QUESTION TIME INTRODUCED AT POLICE AND CRIME PANEL

People are being invited to make their opinion known on policing in Warwickshire as the Warwickshire Police and Crime Panel introduces a new public question time slot.

The panel is the body which scrutinises the work of Warwickshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Ball, and where necessary can hold him to account for his actions.

And to give the public the chance to have their views heard, anyone who either works or lives in Warwickshire can now ask a question at meetings of the Panel. There will be a 30-minute window at the meetings for public questions.

The Police and Crime Commissioner will also be attending the meetings and welcomes questions from the public. Click here (external link) for more information on how to submit a question to the Panel.

In addition, the Panel will be holding its future meetings around the county, to make it easier for the public to access. The future meetings and venues are:

  • Friday 20 June at Shire Hall, Warwick (CV34 4RR)
  • Friday 18 July at Rugby Town Hall (Evreux Way, CV21 2RR)
  • Friday 26 September at North Warwickshire Council House (South Street, Atherstone, CV9 1DE)
  • Friday 21 November at Elizabeth House, Stratford (CV37 6HX)
  • Tuesday 3 February 2015 at Shire Hall, Warwick (CV34 4RR)

All Panel meetings start at 10am.

Posted: 17 May 2014

PERKINS' EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION AWARDS

The Governors of this charity invite applications for awards from young people under the age of 25. Grants are available to help with expenses in courses of study in further and higher education, vocational training such as apprenticeships, and in some circumstances, structured programmes of personal development such as overseas visits.

Applicants must be resident in Salford Priors, Bidford, Kings Broom, Cleve Prior or Harvington.

Applications must be received prior to 15 October 2014.

Posted: 4 Apr 2014
Warwickshire County Council

WARWICKSHIRE LIBRARY SERVICE - RURAL HOUSEBOUND SCHEME

The Rural Housebound Library Service, in partnership with Age UK, visits over 350 Warwickshire residents each month. This is a FREE service in which volunteers visit customers in their homes with selection of books, large print books and talking books.

If you are unable to visit your local library or mobile library, due to infirmity or disability, you may qualify to receive this service.

If you feel that you would benefit from this service, please contact Debbie Bennett on: 01926 851031 for further information.

Posted: 4 Apr 2014

THE ROWAN ORGANISATION JOB VACANCY

Are you looking for part-time work? Where you can make a difference to a person’s life?

We are looking for someone to provide social and some domestic support to a kind, active young male living in Bidford-on-Avon.

Fixed Term Contract for 3 months. 3 hours to be provided on one day during the week. Hourly Rate £9.00 per hour, plus mileage of up to £20 per week.

Contact: The Rowan Organisation on 0845 602 46114
Job Ref: Warwickshire - ATH/CP/WARKS
Closing Date 18/04/14

The Rowan Organisation – Supporting Independence Through Choice
www.therowan.org

Posted: 4 Apr 2014

ALLOTMENT GARDENS TO RENT

Would you like to grow your own produce from tasty sprouts to delicious strawberries? Then why not rent an allotment from the Parish Council?

Currently we have six plots available at land off Ridsdale Close, Salford Priors. All new tenants receive the first year rent free.

If you are interested then contact the Clerk for further details.

Posted: 4 Apr 2014

FILLED SANDBAGS

As of April 2014, filled sandbags are no longer available from the Parish Council.

Posted: 30 Mar 2014

SKYDIVING FUNDRAISING APPEAL

On 9 April 2014 Susie Pick, aged 21, is doing a sponsored tandem skydive to help raise money for her trip to Bohol in the Philippines where she will work as a volunteer for twelve weeks.

Full details can be read in the poster below. Any donations to her appeal may be made at www.justgiving.com/susannah-pick

Posted: 30 Mar 2014

SALFORD PRIORS CENSUS PROFILE

The 2011 census (small area) profile for Salford Prior parish can be read below:

Posted: 21 Mar 2014

PROCEEDS FROM RACE NIGHT EVENT

Salford Priors Memorial Hall Management Committee would like to announce that the Race Night held on Saturday 15 March 2014 raised a grand total of £1,647.40 in aid of new medical equipment for the new Bidford Health Centre.

Thank you for your support.

Posted: 25 Feb 2014

SUPPORT WORKER JOB VACANCIES - BIDFORD ON AVON

Creative Support is a national not-for-profit organization which is looking to recruit warm and person centred individuals in your area to provide the highest standards to service users with support needs.

We are looking for warm, positive and enthusiastic individuals to provide person centred support to people with learning disabilities, some of whom will have additional complex physical needs living in their own homes in Bidford-upon-Avon.

More information can be read in the notice below, which includes details on how to access a full job description and to fill out an application form. Closing date 3 March 2014.

Posted: 10 Nov 2013

CHECK YOUR HEATING OIL TANK CAMPAIGN

The Environment Agency is running a new campagn on heating oil tank pollution incidents, as they have been hearing of a number of spills recently especially from smaller domestic tanks.

Can all parishioners be aware of this matter before the winter sets in, as failures of heating oil tanks and associated pipe work happen most often during the cold snap.

The consequences to groundwater and rivers can be devastating.

The poster below explains this year's campaign. Please share with others.

Posted: 8 Nov 2013

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

Small Business Saturday UK takes place on 7th December, the busiest shopping day of the year.

The District Council is working with Warwickshire County Council and the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) to help raise the profile of the campaign which is aimed at getting customers and consumers to think about using and supporting their smaller local businesses for their needs.

Small Business Saturday UK follows the model introduced in the United States in 2010 which has taken place on the Saturday after Thanksgiving every year since and saw US $5.5 billion spent at small businesses on Small Business Saturday last year.

How can you get involved and what help is available? All you need to do is promote the day by getting the message out to as many of your customers (and fellow businesses) as possible. There are lots of suggestions and some great ideas to support you in the campaign, some of which can be found in the attached documentation or by visiting the links below.

You can register on the SBS website for free resources and a downloadable pack with logos and banners for adding to your website plus promotional materials. You can also follow the Facebook campaign page, Twitter and Google+.

Posted: 31 Oct 2013

WARWICKSHIRE COMMUNITY OIL/LPG SYNDICATE

You may be aware that Warwickshire Rural Community Council (a long-standing independent charity) launched a countywide oil syndicate last Autumn to enable rural communities access to cheaper heating oil.

According to the 2011 Census figures, 101 of the 621 households within Salford Priors parish use heating oil. Within the last twelve months our members have saved an average £48.19 per 1000 litres against the average market price and below you can see a graph which shows the savings that have been achieved each month.

We have a volunteer Local Co-ordinator within Salford Priors, Mr David Skelton, who gathers oil orders from local members and passes them through each month.

We now also offer reduced price LPG.

Our LPG cylinder prices have remained constant for seven consecutive months and include VAT & delivery:

  • 13kg Butane - £26
  • 11kg Propane - £22
  • 19kg Propane - £28
  • 47kg Propane - £58

We are saving our bulk LPG members between £150 and £260 per annum, with bulk LPG priced at just 43 pence per litre. Potential members need to be out of contract or within two months of the end of their current contract.

We are sure that any community members who are using oil or LPG would like to make a saving.

Posted: 17 Oct 2013

THE WARM HOME DISCOUNT SCHEME

With colder weather around the corner, you may be thinking on how to keep your fuel bills low when you turn your heating back on. Did you know that you may be eligible for a £135 discount on your electricity bill through the Warm Home Discount Scheme?

As with all schemes, there is eligibility criteria to meet. For this scheme, you qualify for the discount if on the ‘qualifying day’ (20 July 2013) your supplier was part of the scheme, your name (or your partner’s) was on the bill and you were either:

  • 75 or over and getting the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit (even if you get Savings Credit)
  • under 75 and only getting the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit (you won’t qualify if you also get Savings Credit).

If you need help to check your eligibility, you can call your energy supplier or me! I can offer you information, advice and guidance on:

  • Finding cheaper fuel deals and ways to reduce your bills;
  • Keeping you warm;
  • Understanding your fuel bills;
  • Bulk buying heating oil.

Contact Sharon on 07974 741915 (messages left on answerphone will be returned), or email sharond@comfirst.org.uk

This is a free community based scheme and is not attached to any individual energy supplier.

Posted: 20 Sep 2013

GRANTS FOR SMALL RURAL BUSINESSES

Warwickshire County Council on behalf of Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership has received nearly £230,000 worth of applications in response to round one of its new grant scheme for small rural businesses.

The £500,000 scheme, which is funded by the Department for Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Rural Development Programme for England, is part of the Warwickshire Rural Growth Network.

It is estimated that the projects submitted will create 47 jobs and safeguard another 28 as well as lever in over £400,000 of private sector investment.

Cllr Alan Cockburn, deputy leader of Warwickshire County Council with responsibility for economic development, said: "Part of both Warwickshire’s Going for Growth agenda and the CWLEP’s strategy is to stimulate the rural economy and the Rural Growth Network grant funding is helping to achieve this".

"The grant scheme is part of a wider package of support including specialist advice, one-to-one mentoring, coaching, loans and property. We would encourage rural businesses in any sector and people looking to start their own business to contact us to find out how the Rural Growth Network can help."

The projects submitted will now be assessed against the funding criteria before consideration by a grants panel.

The next deadline for applications is noon on the 27th September 2013. Applications are particularly sought from micro businesses operating in the manufacturing, digital media and low carbon sectors. Applications from women-led businesses are also encouraged.

Grants from £10,000 to £100,000 are available for eligible projects and applicants will be supported by Warwickshire’s Rural Growth Network Team and the University of Warwick Science Park’s Business Support team.

Warwickshire County Council is leading the Rural Growth Network on behalf of the Local Enterprise Partnership.

The micro-enterprise grants are part of a wider package of access to finance activities overseen by the Local Enterprise Partnership including Growing Places and the Regional Growth Fund.

For more information about the Rural Growth Network visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/ruralgrowthnetwork or Tel: 01926 412709.

Posted: 29 Aug 2013

VOLUNTEERS WANTED TO PRODUCE A NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

Does this parish need more houses, particularly for young families? If we don’t have them; will our young people have to leave the village? Will the school close? Will the shop close? If we do need new houses, where should they go? Do you want the developers to decide? Or do you want to decide?

As a result of new government rules there is a chance for residents to work together to produce a Neighbourhood Plan and to decide how this village should develop.

We will only be able to do this if enough volunteers come forward. If we don’t do it then the developers will decide the future of our village.

Volunteers must be prepared to give up their time and to work together. The Parish Council is arranging for an expert speaker to explain what we must do. A special meeting is being organised at The Memorial Hall in September. Please look out for special notices advertising this meeting and please come and find out more!

Posted: 1 Oct 2012

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLANNING WORKSHOP

The Parish Council held a Neighbourhood Planning Workshop on 20 September 2012. The workshop was attended by all the Parish Councillors together with nine residents.

At the workshop the facilitator posed a series of questions and each group of residents and Parish Councillors gave their views as if they were the planners.

A presentation given at the workship, plus the questions and the comments made can be read in the documents below:

Posted: 10 May Nov 2012

ELECTION RESULTS FOR SALFORD PRIORS PARISH COUNCIL

These were the results of the local elections for the Salford Priors Parish Council in May 2012. Turnout was 35.5%.

  • Pat Dare: 282 votes
  • Anthony Quiney: 224 votes
  • Kim James: 204 votes
  • Karen Littleford: 191 votes
  • John Stedman: 190 votes
  • David Penn: 156 votes
  • Lindsay Wright: 147 votes
  • Liam Maude: 135 votes
Posted: 5 Nov 2011

WASTE AND RECYCLING FAQ

The leaflet below, from Stratford District Council, sets out details information about what you should put in each of your wheeled bins.

Posted: 7 Oct 2011

FIRST HONORARY FREEMAN OF SALFORD PRIORS

Two former Salford Priors councillors were awarded the title Honorary Freeman of the Parish at a civic reception on Friday 7 October.

It was conferred on ex-chairman Kim James, who was a member of the Parish Council for twenty-six years and Cllr. Reg Francis who has served the community in various roles for thirty-seven years.

More than ninety local residents attended the ceremony, which also recognised the work done by retired Parish Councillor Peggy Pane, District Councillor Brian Slaughter and former Parish Clerk Eddie Clarke.

A Parliamentary Bill, passed last year, enabled all local councils to confer honorary titles to those who, in the council's opinion, had rendered eminent service to their communities. Cllr. James continues to represent Salford Priors as a member of Stratford District Council.

Posted: 9 Jun 2011

INCREASED DUST FROM MARSH FARM

The unusually dry conditions over the past few months have increased dust from quarrying at Marsh Farm. The direct site contact number to call if you are experiencing problems as a result is 01789 490674.

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