Parish Council Noticeboard
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Mud Hut, Newbold on Stour
The mud hut, as it is locally known, is a grade 2 listed cob and thatch building, thought to be an old drover's hut. As it is located on the village green in Newbold, it is included on the parish council's asset register. The parish council has in the past asked locals to consider ideas for how the small building could be used and become a community asset, however there has been little response.
The building is in urgent need of re-thatching and other maintenance and therefore the parish council is looking at a considerable bill (in excess of £5,000) to undertake the necessary works. Therefore, the council would be interested to know whether parishioners would have ideas for using and maintaining the building and whether increasing the precept to cover the cost of necessary works is acceptable. The council would be very pleased to hear from anyone with an interest in historical buildings who may be willing to research this interesting feature of Newbold or if a local group would be interested in taking over this building. Please let us have your views and suggestions : email@example.com.
Ideas for parish council budgetting, community schemes or projects?
During December, the parish council will be developing the budget for spending in the financial year from April 2015 to March 2016. The budget and precept will be agreed at the parish council meeting in January 2015. If you have any suggestions for community projects which may require funding from the parish council during that period, please let the parish council know as soon as possible, so that they can be considered before the budget is finalised in January 2015. For more information, please contact the parish clerk. For a guide on what can be included as communty schemes, see the parish council's policy on grants here: ../images/page_images/TPC_Grants_Policy_Oct2014vers1.0.pdf
Last year (financial year ending March 2014), the parish council raised a precept of £17,000 (including council tax grants) and spent £18,365, as detailed in the finance report below. A summary of expenditure is given in the chart below the report. If you would like further information on the parish council's finances, budgets or expenditure, please contact the Clerk.
Do you think that there is a problem with speeding traffic in the parish?
Concerned residents have raised the issue of speeding traffic in certain areas of the parish. The Parish Council is therefore liaising with the local police and considering setting up a community speed watch scheme, whereby we will monitor the speed of traffic at certain hotspots, such as Armscote and the A3400 in Newbold on Stour. If you think that there is a problem with speeding where you live and you would like to be involved in the scheme, please contact the parish clerk. We need a certain number of volunteers for the scheme to go ahead. Please click on the link for more information.Community Speed Watch
Tredington Parish Council has a small stock of unfilled sandbags to help with flood prevention in the parish. Residents of the parish are able to collect some emply bags from Blackwell and fill them if needed for their own use. Please contact the parish clerk on 01789 450870 for details.
A flood forum for residents of the parish and Shipston has recently been formed. The group has email address for residents to send over any flood related issues to - so that these can be added onto the rolling action plan. It is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allotment Gardens in Newbold on Stour
Tredington Parish Council manages the allotment gardens off Middlefield Lane in Newbod on Stour and we have cleared the waiting list for plots, by offering sub-divided plots. If you are interested in renting a plot or part of a plot, please get in touch with the parish clerk, as you will go straight to the top of the waiting list.
Tredington Parish Housing Needs Survey - June 2013
Many thanks to all residents of the parish who took the time to complete the recent Housing Needs Survey. The Parish Council has now received a report on the findings of the survey, undertaken by Warwickshire Rural Communities Council (WRCC). Approximately 640 survey forms were delivered to homes in the parish and 216 completed forms were returned to WRCC. This is considered a good response for a survey of this type.
12 respondents expressed a need for alternative housing in the parish, indicating a current need for a range of housing including two and three bedroomed houses and bungalows provided as local market ownership housing and rented accommodation from a housing association. The respondents in housing need required accommodation in Tredington, Newbold-on-Stour, Blackwell and Armscote.
If you would like further information on the Housing Needs Survey, or your are a resident of the parish and would like to receive an electronic version of the full WRCC report, please contact the clerk (email@example.com). A paper copy of the report can be provided, but a charge will be made to cover printing and posting costs.