Chairman’s report: March 2016

Wellesbourne Sports and Community Centre

WSCC works 1 Feb 2016Work has now begun by the contractors Imley. You may have seen the groundworks as you walk past. I am including some photos to show what is currently happening.

As I write this in February, we are about to have the first inspection of the works to date. I hope to keep you up to date with what is happening.

WSCC works 2 Feb 2016We are still raising funds for the work. If you can help in any way, please let me know.




Charlecote & Chedham’s Yard Passes

Once again, the National Trust and Chedham’s Yard are offering free entry to residents of Wellesbourne and Walton.

The Charlecote pass will allow the holder free access to the park and gardens on: Wednesday until 30th October 2016 and daily for the house, park and gardens from 31st. October to the 10th. February 2017.

The Chedham’s Yard pass will allow free entry to Chedham’s Yard on: Saturdays from 30th April to 24th. September, 2016 and 29th.October, 2016 and 10th. December 2016.

Last year over 1000 passes were given out by Wellesbourne and Walton Parish Council.

The passes can be collected from Wellesbourne Library on the following dates:

Wednesday, 24th February 3-5pm

Saturday 27th February 10.30-12.30 pm

Wednesday 16th March 3-5pm

Saturday 19th March 10.30-12.30

Everyone in your family except under 5s will need a pass to gain entry.

If you are unable to attend any of these sessions, you can leave a stamped addressed envelope in the library and they will be posted to you.

I am sorry to say that the National Trust have indicated that this is the last year they will be able to offer this facility. What we have is unique and the village is increasing in size as are their visitor numbers and they can no longer sustain it.

So, collect your passes and make use of them for the next year.


Annual Parish Meeting March 8 2016 7.30pm, Village Hall

This is not a meeting of the Parish Council; it is the Parish’s meeting. It is an opportunity for you to see what the Council has been doing over the last year and to ask any questions you may have.

You will receive a copy of the Annual Report through your door before the meeting. The report will also include the agenda for the evening. We will have speakers from Orbit Housing talking about the development planned for the Ettington Park estate and also a speaker about the empty homes project.

You are invited to come along at 7pm for a cup of tea and a chance to speak to Councillors informally, followed by the meeting itself at 7.30pm.

There will be displays by some of the groups who have received grants from the Parish Council in the last year.

The final part of the evening will be an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have.

We hope to see you there.


Wellesbourne beacon

Some of you may remember that in the Jubilee year, a beacon was lit in the village. There are plans to do this again to commemorate the Queen’s ninetieth birthday this year on 21st. April. Put the date in your diaries. There will be more details to come.


Anne Prior, Chairman