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WARWICK DISTRICT COUNCIL

SUMMER 2010

SCHOOL’S OUT FOR SUMMER Look inside for our BUMPER Summer What’s On Guide - There is plenty to do for all the family!

HERITAGE OPEN DAYS RECYCLING NEWS THE GREEN GANG


A–Z OF

SERVICES www.warwickdc.gov.uk Benefits Building Control Bus Passes & Travel Tokens Business Rates Conservation Council Tax Councillors & Committees Electoral Information Food Safety Health & Safety HomeChoice Housing Officer Enquiries Housing Repairs Licensing Noise Nuisance Parking Services Parks & Trees Payments Pest Control Planning Applications, Appeals & Enforcement Public Toilets Recycling & Refuse Street Name Plates & Rural Lighting

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Where possible, information can be made available in other formats, including large print, CD and other languages if required. To obtain one of these alternatives, please contact 01926 456108.

CONTENTS

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Welcome Funding Success Leamington Business Surgeries Althorpe Hub

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Explore Your Local Heritage In Focus

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Crime Is Falling Jobcentre Plus & Local Jobs Services

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Where does my Paper & Cardboard Go?

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Benefits Update Reduce Textile Waste

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Get Fit For The Summer

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Bumper What’s One Guide

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Meet The Teams

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Elections Warwick Town Centre Plan Update

Harry Hammond Sports Survey

Cookies Corner Carton Recycling Scheme

Green Gang Home Recycling

The new look Spa Centre

Royal Spa Centre Leamington Spa

The Royal Spa Centre plans a £30,000 redevelopment program over the summer, reopening in the autumn with a brand new look! The next season’s highlights include Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Tell Me On A Sunday’ starring Claire Sweeney; ‘Defending the Caveman,’ about the differences between men and women starring Mark Little and the classic drama, ‘Teechers’ by BAFTA winner John Godber and one of Britain’s best loved entertainers Brian Conley. Artists Impressions of re-fit This year’s pantomime Mother T Goose marks a new era in production by the Spa Centre’s own creative team; open auditions for professional dancers and actors open in the summer!

More details can be found at www.royal-spa-centre.co.uk Plus see all the other culture events from page 15.


If you are holidaying at home this year, just turn to our What’s on Guide, from pages 15 for all the dates you need to fill your diary. With places to visit and events for you and your family to enjoy right through the summer and all on your doorstep!

COUNCILLOR DOODY Council Leader, Michael Doody

WELCOME

NEWS IN BRIEF

And for your children, boredom will not be an option; as we have countless activities for their enjoyment. If they’ve got “world cup fever” they can join our football mania, if not there’s basketball, the BMX track, and don’t forget the free swimming for under 16’s. Maybe they’d like to try something new like fencing, or get artistic with a choice of craft clubs, perhaps they’d just like to play in the park. Whatever they fancy, there will be so much choice they won’t be able to sit still for long!

The Council has many hard decisions to make in this time of economic restrictions.

You can also find out about your recycling, how to recycle and where it all ends up in our features throughout the magazine on pages 9, 11 and 25 – and why not come along to one of our Roadshows, page 23 to find out more?

Warwick District is a great place to live, work and visit and we are endeavouring to improve the facilities we provide to residents and visitors.

As always do keep in touch with your own news and views, feedback and suggestions by emailing us at; focus@warwickdc.gov.uk or calling 01926 456119 or writing to Focus, Warwick District Council, Riverside House, Milverton Hill, Leamington Spa, CV32 5HZ

Our Golf course, Bowling greens and Spa Centre are well used and are of top quality and the Spa Centre’s face lift, will take place in July.

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FUNDING SUCCESS Get Digital is a Government funded project providing computer equipment and digital skills training to older people in England who are living in sheltered accommodation. We have successfully obtained £8,000 funding for tenants of Yeomanry Close, Warwick and Chandos Court in Leamington Spa. The grant will be used to purchase computers along with the necessary accessories and software. As part of the programme, tutors will be provided to lead training sessions on computer and digital skills. This will open up a whole new world of communication for those in sheltered housing, where they can write letters, send emails and browse the internet. It will help them to become much more independent, keeping in touch with friends and family as well as being able to access council services online.

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As I said earlier the economic future of the Council means that we have to economise but still provide good services for our residents and visitors. Although we can not produce jobs, look at page 8 for help and advice if you are unemployed. As you will read on page 6 crime and disorder is at the lowest level it has been for the last 10 years. Our recycling and refuse service is expanding to include new ways of recycling more items that we have previously sent to landfill, we are very proud of our recycling because we are the best in Warwickshire and very near the top of all Councils. I will do my best to keep you updated in the next issue.

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TOWN CENTRE

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LAUNCH OF LEAMINGTON BUSINESS SURGERIES

UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE

Office Space Althorpe Enterprise Hub

Drop in and speak to the Leamington Town Centre Manager about any issues concerning your business.

Close to Royal Leamington Spa Town Centre, the Althorpe Enterprise Hub offers a range of fully furnished and serviced offices, conference facilities and hot-desking for start up businesses.

The needs of Leamington businesses are top of the agenda for the Town Centre Partnership. Having undergone a recent review of the work that it delivers, the group have renewed their pledge to actively engage with businesses in the town.

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If you are in the early stages of your new venture, then you might find this subscription scheme is just what you need. It gives you a range of flexible packages to choose from depending on your requirements and budget. You might not be ready to take on your own office, but still need a desk outside of the home and away from all those distractions!

Pam Dunsdon, Town Centre Manager says “There are 1,000 businesses in Leamington and with around 65% of them independent traders, it’s vital that the partnership understands what’s important for businesses.”

Our desk spaces are situated in two open plan areas offering a desk, chair and storage cupboard. This means that you can move in and start work immediately without having any premises issues to worry about. Hot Desking offers you many benefits; • Meeting rooms can be hired on a competitive hourly rate so you can meet clients in professional surroundings. • Our reception service operates from 9am to 5pm weekdays and will meet and greet visitors and take telephone messages. • Further secretarial services can be obtained at additional cost for any administrative assistance, such as typing, binding or photocopying. • In a distraction free and professional environment - your concentration and productivity could both be improved!

“With recent changes in the economy, town centre businesses have become much more demanding, seeking ways in which they can influence change and be part of discussions and debates which affect their business and Leamington town centre as a whole. The surgeries are really informal, so please do come along for a chat.” The next Surgery will take place on the Upper Mall of the Royal Priors Shopping Centre on 5th July,12–2pm. For more information contact Pam Dunsdon on 01926 456 017.

The subscription fees are fully inclusive of all service charges, business rates and VAT. There is a refundable deposit of £100 when signing up and the first month’s fee will be taken in advance. If you would like more information about The Enterprise Hub or the subscriptions packages, then please give one of the Enterprise Team a call on 01926 333222 se Hub or email ri rp te n eE ton Spa enterprise@warwickdc.gov.uk Althorp eaming

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HERITAGE OPEN DAYS

EXPLORE YOUR LOCAL HERITAGE Now in collaboration with the National Heritage Open Days and supported by English Heritage, Warwick Districts past, present and future opens its doors for the 9th year, FREE! 9th - 12th September 2010

We are well aware of the challenges many of you face during the school summer holidays, of finding interesting activities to entertain and fulfil your children, as well as spending quality time together as a family. We have worked hard in this issue to pull together a bumper “What’s on” guide to help you plan a wide choice of activities which are good value and in a safe environment. There’s also a section dedicated to events taking place in and around our towns. Most of the events we organise are free, such as the summer bands in our parks and we will be bringing music from around the world this summer with our Latin and Thai festivals. We hope you will find somewhere to go with your family and friends most weekends this summer and take advantage of our award winning parks and gardens and the green space that makes the district so special.

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Why visit venues in Warwick District? Warwick District presents 52 venues and events including several new venues such as the Sustainable Building Centre run by Wolseley in Leamington, the newly built Sikh Temple in Leamington together with some of our wide range of church buildings (23 in all). There’s a castle ruin, a canal centre, the mysteries of Guy’s Cliffe and an opportunity to view the hidden splendours of several key public buildings which give a flavour to what is in store for 2010. Warwick District benefits from being home to buildings of historic and cultural interest (both private and public) which willingly open their doors for FREE every

September. This year for the first time two specifically Eco centred venues are participating. Alongside the venues that are opening their doors a variety of fascinating walks will also be available. Look out for details in the Heritage Open Day Leaflet (published August). How can I find out more? Don’t just take our word for it! See for yourself. There will be a Heritage Open Day Exhibition the week before the event at the Royal Priors on Friday 3rd September 12-4pm and Saturday 4th September 10am-4pm including a free prize draw.

We are eagerly awaiting the Spa Centre’s new look to be unveiled in the Autumn and we hope you will continue to contribute to the developments planned for Warwick Town Centre. If you would like to share your views and opinions on our services then please get in touch with me by emailing: focus@warwickdc.gov.uk or writing to Focus, Warwick District Council, Riverside House, Milverton Hill, Leamington Spa, CV32 5HZ. I hope you have an enjoyable summer in the district.

Chris Elliott Chief Executive


CRIME

CRIME IS Recorded crime and disorder in Warwick District is at the lowest level for over 10 years. There were 1,571 fewer crimes in 2009/10 compared to the previous 12 months, a 16% reduction.

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“I am delighted at the overall performance but particularly proud of national best performance in reducing violent crime. There has been tremendous work in partnership with other agencies which has contributed to increased protection from harm.” There were 507 fewer violent crimes in Warwick District in 2009/10 compared to the previous 12 months a reduction of 28%. Councillor Bernard Kirton, Warwick District Communities Portfolio Holder and Chairman of Safer South Warwickshire – Community Safety Partnership said...

“Safer South Warwickshire is committed to protecting people from harm and in the last 12 months the risk of being a victim of crime has been substantially reduced in Warwick District.” Vehicle Crime continues to fall. There were 1,104 vehicle crimes

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in Warwick District in 2009/10, a reduction of 257 crimes compared to the previous 12 months. A reduction of 18%. (In 1998/99 there were 2,979 t).. vehicle crimes in Warwick District). There were significant reductions in anti-social behaviour with 1,023 fewer incidents in 2009/10 compared to the previous 12 months, a reduction of 14%. Residents are telling us that theyy w feel safer too and surveys show the that Warwick District is leading the lice e way for Local Councils and Police ourr dealing with anti-social behaviour and crime issues! Councillor Bernar

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WARWICK DISTRICT PERFORMANCE 2008 & 2010 April 09 April 08 Mar 09 Mar 10 (12 months) (12 months)

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ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR INCIDENTS SERIOUS ACQUISITIVE CRIME

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Warwick District Police Commander, Chief Inspector Neil Harrison said...


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SAFE AS HOUSES! Residents are being asked to help reduce the risk of being burgled in Warwick District. House Burglary is the crime causing most concern and a priority for 2010/11. Chief Inspector Neil Harrison said “Whilst we did not meet our reduction target for burglary a large proportion of the increase in reports are as a result of failed attempts to gain entry, as modern security measures are much improved. Many crimes where people’s houses are entered are due to windows left open and doors being left unlocked. It is important that the public remains vigilant to deter opportunists. In simple terms lock up and keep safe.”

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Police officers will be patrolling areas targeted by burglars and residents may find a “Hairy Hand” leaflet (pictured left) has been left as a reminder where properties are insecure. Open or insecure doors and windows account for around 30% of all burglaries. Martyn Stephens, Force Crime Reduction Manager said “The most effective burglary deterrent is secure windows and doors but these need to be locked w or residents may find that their insurance is o invalid.” in A self assessment report is available for any resident at www.warwickshire.police.uk/ re crimeprevention c Crime Reduction Officer Tony Lambert said C “I would recommend this to any resident, it only takes five minutes to complete and if the t minimum score is not achieved an appointment can be made with your local Safer ap Neighbourhoods Team and an officer will visit to Ne advise you further.” ad

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UNEMPLOYED? If you are unemployed and looking for a new job. Jobcentre Plus advisers and the Local Jobs Bus team are out and about across the district offering advice.

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Jobcentre Plus advisers will join the Warwickshire Direct Team at our Kenilworth and Warwick offices. Jobcentre Plus advisors can; • Help you find the right job for you • Match your skills to vacancies • Provide “Better Off Calculations”find out how much better off you could be in work • Tell you about the latest jobs on Direct Gov • Tell you about Work Trials - an opportunity to try out a job • Give advice, and signpost to further help with; • Filling out application forms • Preparing a CV • Preparing for interviews

Tuesday 2pm to 4pm Warwickshire Direct - Warwick Shire Hall, Market Square, Warwick, CV34 4SA

Thursday 2pm to 4pm Warwickshire Direct - Kenilworth Smalley Place, Kenilworth, Warwick, CV8 1QG

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Visit the Local Jobs Bus and get a wide range of advice and information on your doorstep. The Local Jobs Team can offer personal support to help you get back to work. Whether you have just been made redundant or have been out of work for a while, the team can give practical advice about training opportunities, brushing up your CV and tips on interview techniques. New equipment means that the team can link directly to Jobcentre Plus and offer you the very latest job vacancies. The team can also tell you about other services, such as how to get help with childcare costs, help to get to interviews and about claiming benefits.

9am to 12 noon (Asda car park) Chesterton Drive, Sydenham 1pm to 4pm Crown Way, Lillington The bus will be there every other Monday from the 5th July.


RECYCLING AND REFUSE

WHERE DOES MY PAPER AND CARDBOARD GO... AND WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE KEPT SEPARATE? Your paper and cardboard are sorted into different compartments on the recycling collection vehicle. They need to be separated because they are sent to different recycling companies in England to be recycled into different products. If the paper and cardboard are mixed together it can affect the quality of the end product.

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A massive 32% of your household waste is paper, so it is very important to make sure you recycle it rather than ‘bin it’. It all goes to Aylesford Newsprint in Kent, to be turned back into newsprint paper. All your cardboard goes to Smurfit Kappa in Birmingham. It is recycled into brown paper and is then used to make more cardboard boxes/packaging.

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There are many grades of paper, with each grade determining the end product. Cardboard has long fibres which help to make strong, tough products. Paper generally has shorter fibres which are more suited to making new paper products such as newspapers. If paper and cardboard are mixed together during the recycling process, the different types of fibre can either weaken or unnecessarily strengthen the end product.

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Please place your paper in your red box and your cardboard in your red or white bag. Please contact us if you need to order more boxes or bags – we’ll take your order and get them delivered as soon as we can.

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BENEFITS

BENEFITS UPDATE

Did you know?

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That since the beginning of April 2010 8 people have been prosecuted, 13 people have received financial penalties and 8 people have received formal cautions for claiming housing benefit and/or council tax benefit fraudulently in Warwick District. Help us to help you by ensuring that you tell us about any changes that may affect your entitlement to housing benefit or council tax benefit as soon as the change happens. If you do not, you may receive benefit to which you are not entitled and this could lead to a criminal conviction. If you suspect someone is claiming housing benefit or council tax benefit fraudulently, telephone our fraud department on 01926 456848. All calls will be treated in the strictest of confidence. Did you know that it is also an offence to claim a council tax discount that you are not entitled to such as a single person’s discount? To report a change in the number of occupiers in your property or any other change which affects your council tax liability please telephone 01926 412466 or visit one of our offices.

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RECYCLING AND REFUSE

Reduce Textile Waste More and more textiles are needlessly going to landfill across the country. DEFRA, the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, has called this the ‘Primark Effect’; due to the tendency to discard low cost clothing and textiles quickly. To help reduce this waste, Warwick District Council has expanded the range of textiles which can be recycled through the red box recycling scheme. In addition to clothing and shoes, residents can now recycle the following items: •

Bags, hats, belts

Towels and curtains

Sheets and blankets

Duvet covers and pillow case covers

Don’t worry if your textiles are old, worn or damaged - we still want them. If they are unsuitable for reuse they are shredded and reused in other ways such as industrial rags/wipers. All we ask is that these items are placed in a clearly labelled bag (an old carrier bag, a refuse sack or an unwanted charity bag turned inside out) to help keep them clean and dry. Alternatively, pick up one of our new textile recycling bags from your local Warwickshire Direct

Office, Council office, recycling crew or recycling road show. Supporting Myton Hospice This year we are supporting Myton Hospice. The more textiles collected the bigger the donation.

Winner Louise Bailey (Community Recycling Officer) presents Mrs Knight with a cheque for £100. Mrs Knight, from Warwick was our prize draw winner and received a £100 cheque – just by bringing along her textiles to our Spring Roadshows. Mrs Knight, said “being able to recycle textiles from home is so easy and convenient.”

Zoe Blevins Blevins, Waste Education and Awareness Officer visited JP Wilcox, the textile recycling facility in Wolverhampton. “There were bundles of clothing which had been packed and labelled by size and suitability for specific climates e.g. girls’ summer tops for warmer countries, blankets for colder countries, etc. This attention to detail really impressed me.

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The packs are bought by clothing merchants from overseas countries in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe. These textiles are then sold at local markets. It was reassuring to know exactly what happens to the textiles collected through the red box scheme, especially with all the textile bags that come through our doors these days where the destination of the clothing is not often clear.”

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FAMILY FUN & FITNESS

GET FIT

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Summer is just about here, so it’s time to dust off the shorts and flip flops, sarongs and bikinis, pack your shades and head off to one of our sunny parks and gardens for a few hours. But do you live in fear and dread of squeezing into last year’s clothes? Are you worried that during the long, cold wintry months your new year’s resolutions have slipped and you’re not feeling as fit and healthy as you would like to? Then join our get fit for the summer campaign! Discover a fitter, healthier you with any one of our Wellness Packages – and wear those shorts with pride!

Follow our top tips;

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Set some realistic goals – what would you like to achieve? Do you want to shed a few pounds, or prepare to run the London Marathon next year? We will work with you to ensure you don’t set your sights too high too quickly. Buy a good pair of trainers – this is something our gym staff can discuss with you, and you will find reasonably priced trainers on the high-street. Finding the right pair will make such a difference to your comfort and how long you can train for – aching legs or blisters will not help your fitness campaign! Think about your personality – all too often people think they have to visit the gym five times a week to see results. This is fine if you really enjoy the gym and with our Wellness packages you can spend all the time you like there! But think about what motivates you and what you enjoy – if you like a bit of variety, you could include a couple of classes and swimming into your programme. And don’t forget a stroll round our parks and gardens offers the chance to improve your health and well-being. Think about your diet – remember the more you exercise, the more calories you burn! There are some swaps you can make which will reduce your sugar and fat intake, such as; •

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Drink water or diluted fresh juice instead of fizzy drinks with added sugar such as cola. Snack on fresh fruit and chopped raw vegetables to get your “5-a-day!” Replace white bread with brown bread. Go for lean meat instead of sausages and burgers at your barbecues.


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Eat breakfast - This is the meal that sets you up for the day and keeps your blood sugar stable. It is often tempting to skip breakfast and save the calories, but you are much more likely to snack on unhealthy foods later in the day. Plus you will not help your keep fit campaign if you have hunger pangs, lack of co-ordination and no energy! Go for something like porridge, or a poached egg and wholemeal toast to stabilise your energy levels for the rest of the day.

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Don’t just drink water, exercise in it! It puts less stress on your joints, so there’s less chance of strain or injury, but you will be working just as hard. Water – did you know your body is made up of between 50 – 70% water? And did you know that adults lose about 2 litres a day through perspiration alone! We need to replace this, otherwise we’ll be too hot and we won’t be able to digest food – so exercising would be virtually impossible! Our gyms have fresh water tanks there for you to keep filling up your own water bottle as you exercise.

Get fit for the summer with our Wellness Packages You can join for as little as 50p* per day and choose the one that suits you best. Come in and have a look round, chat about your options or sign up to our email alerts for your chance to win a FREE Day Pass www.warwickdc.gov.uk/leisure *conditions apply

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An exhibition of prints by the first great photographer of British Rock ‘n’ Roll, Harry Hammond (1920 – 2009), comes to Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum this summer. Over 100 of Hammond’s prints from the V&A collection, featuring his most famous images of artists performing on stage, will be on display. They will be set against a soundtrack of Rock music from the 1950s and 60s and there will be an interactive quiz.

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Born in the East End of London, Hammond began his career as a promising society portrait photographer. During the Second World War he served as a photographer with the RAF. Then finding he was drawn to the music industry he began to photograph a new breed of celebrity – the Rock ‘n’ Roll generation. Hammond spent the last years of his life in Leamington Spa. His daughter Carole Hammond said: “Having moved here from London, Leamington Spa was my father’s home in the later years of his life – a town which he regarded with great affection. He was very pleased to learn of the planned touring exhibition throughout the UK with one of the venues being the stunning Art Gallery within the Pump Rooms. We are deeply proud of my father’s lifetime’s work and the wonderful legacy that he has left to the world.”

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Get involved in our sports survey

We are auditing sports pitches and indoor facilities across the district, to find out what is available and whether they can cater for the future. The survey will investigate Council owned facilities, privately owned sports grounds and sports clubs, as well as facilities within school sites. We want all sporting clubs and facilities to complete a questionnaire to tell us what they do now and what their plans are for the future. We want to make sure that you all contribute to this survey so that the results are as helpful for our future plans as possible. If you want to contribute to our survey, but are not sure if we have your details on our database then please get in touch with us as soon as possible to register your club or team, so that we can send you the questionnaire. This should include your club or team name, your sport and secretary’s contact details. All questionnaires should be completed and returned to Warwick District Council before July 31st. Councillor Mrs Sue Gallagher, Portfolio Holder for Culture said “it is really important for all sports clubs and teams in the district to take part in this process, as the findings of the study will help us to understand and plan for their future needs.”

Register your club or team details for a questionnaire by contacting Tony Ward (Senior Planning Officer) Warwick District Council on 01926 456503, or tony.ward@warwickdc.gov.uk ; or Manoj Sonecha (Sports Development Manager) Warwick District Council on 01926 456221 or, manoj.sonecha@warwickdc.gov.uk Warwick District Council’s Corporate Strategy includes aiming to increase the health and well-being of the local residents. One way to achieve this is by aiming to provide everyone access to sporting activities so they can enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.


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CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre, Warwick - To book call 01926 495353 from Mon 12th July

Roller Disco

Every Sat from July 31st - 4th Sept

5.30pm - 7pm or 7.30pm - 9pm

All

£4 Per Session, £1 Skate Hire (or bring your own skates)

Beginners Swimming Lessons (P)

9th - 13th Aug or 16th - 20th Aug or 23rd - 27th Aug

9am - 9.30am or 9.30am - 10am

4 yrs +

£20 Per Course

16th - 20th Aug

9am - 9.30am or 9.30am - 10am

Must be able to swim 10mtrs front and back

£20 Per Course

Snorkelling (P) Must be able to swim 200mtrs

2nd - 5th Aug

9am - 10am

Must be able to swim 200mtrs

£18.25 Per Course

The Summer Games (P)

Tues 24th Aug

8.45am - 4.15pm

8 - 11 yrs

£4 per child

Mini Splosh (T)

Mon - Fri

11am - 12noon

All

Adult £3.20, Junior £2, Senior £1.90, Under 4’s FREE

Improvers Swimming Lessons (P) Stage 3 and 4 only (No armbands)

9th - 13th or

Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre, Leamington Spa - To book call 01926 882083 from Mon 12th July 26th – 30th July Beginners Swimming Lessons (P)

9th – 13th Aug 23th – 27th Aug

9am - 9.30am or 9.30am - 10am

4 yrs +

£20 per course

Playtime (T) Mini Splosh

Tue & Thurs

11am - 12noon

All

Adult £3.70, Junior £2.30, Senior £2.10, Under 4’s FREE

Splosh (T)

Mon , Wed, Fri, & Sat

2pm - 3pm (2pm - 4pm Sat)

All

Adult £3.70, Junior £2.30, Senior £2.10, Under 4’s FREE

There’s lots more to do in and around the district. Visit: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/events

Abbey Fields Outdoor Pool Open Weekends and then everyday from:

Sat 24th July - Sun 5th Sept

for U16’s and 60+ *

For more information contact: St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre: 01926 495353 Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre: 01926 882083 Abbey Fields Swimming Pool: 01926 855478 *Selected public sessions only

for more information please contact the pool on

01926 855478 or visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk/leisure

If you would like to be added to our e-mailing list to receive our Holiday Activity Programme email:

hotlinesports@warwickdc.gov.uk


Beginners Swimming Lessons (P)

26th - 30th July 9th - 13th Aug 30th Aug - 3rd Sept

9am - 9.30am or 9.30am - 10am

4 yrs +

£20 Per Course

Improvers Swimming Lessons (P)

26th - 30th July 9th - 13th Aug 30th Aug - 3rd Sept

9am - 9.30am or 9.30am - 10am

5 yrs +

£20 Per Course

Mini Splosh (T)

Mon - Fri

11am - 12noon

All

Splosh (T)

Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun

4pm - 5pm 2pm - 3pm

All

Snorkelling (P) Must be able to swim 200mtrs

Mon 2nd - Fri 6th Aug

9am - 10am

8 yrs +

£20 Per Course

Wacky Water Sports (P) Must be able to swim 200mtrs

16th - 20th Aug 23rd - 27th Aug

9am - 10am

8 yrs +

£20 Per Course

Adult £3.30, Junior £2, Senior £1.90, Under 4’s FREE Adult £3.30, Junior £2, Senior £1.90, Under 4’s FREE

John Atkinson Sports Centre, Warwick - To book call 01926 498363 from Mon 12th July after 6pm Basketball Camp (P)

Mon 2nd Aug & Tues 3rd Aug

9.30am - 4pm

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Basketball Camp (P)

Mon 23 Aug & Tues 24th Aug

9.30am - 4pm

13 - 16 yrs

Basketball Camp (P)

Mon 30th Aug & Tues 31st Aug

9.30am - 4pm

8 - 12 yrs

Sports Spectacular (P)

Thurs 5th and 26th Aug

9.30am - 4pm

8 - 12 yrs

£10 per day Qualified coaches Bring pack lunch Prizes and Certificates to be won

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Abbey Fields Swimming Pool, Kenilworth - To book call 01926 855478 from Mon 12th July

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CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

Sports Play (T)

Every Friday

2pm - 3.30pm

4 - 7 yrs

£2 per child

Football Mania (T)

Every Friday

4pm - 5.30pm

4 - 7 yrs

£2 per child

Krafty Kids (P) Star Wars

Wed 4th Aug

10am - 11.30am

5 yrs +

£2.50 per child

Short Tennis (P)

Wed 11th and Thurs 12th Aug

3pm - 4.30pm

6 - 10 yrs

£4 per course

Fencing (P) (wear long sleeves)

Mon 26th July or Thurs 19th Aug

1pm - 2.30pm 10am - 11.30am

8 yrs +

£8.50 per child

Krafty Kids (P) Horrible Creatures

Wed 18th Aug

10am - 11.30am

5 yrs +

£2.50 per child

Badminton (P)

Wed 25th and Thurs 26th Aug

4pm - 5.30pm

10 - 14 yrs

£4 per course

Krafty Kids (P) Dr Who & the Daleks

Wed 1st Sept

10am - 11.30am

5 yrs +

£2.50 per child

Every Thurs (includes swim, bring packed lunch & £2 per child pocket money)

9am - 4pm

8 - 12 yrs

£12.50 per day

Fun Day

NEW! Call the centre to book a place

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Castle Farm Recreation Centre, Kenilworth - To book call 01926 850550 from Mon 12th July


CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES SPORTS PLAY AND MULTI SPORTS (T)

26th JULY - 3rd SEPT

10am - 11.55am SPORTS PLAY (ages 4 - 7) 1pm - 3pm MULTI SPORTS (ages 8 - 12) £1 per session (Pay on the day)

Mon 26th July - Fri 30th July - Bubbenhall Village Hall Mon 26th July - Fri 30th July - Bishops Tachbrook Sports & Social Club Mon 2nd Aug - Fri 6th Aug - Acre Close Community Centre, Whitnash Mon 9th Aug - Fri 13th Aug - Hatton Park Village Hall Mon 16th Aug - Fri 20th Aug - Lapworth Village Hall Mon 23rd Aug - Fri 27th Aug - Weston Village Hall, Weston Under Wetherley

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Tues 31st Aug - Fri 3rd Sept - Cubbington Village Hall Every Monday: (except 30th August): Warwick Gates Community Centre No need to book, ju st turn up on the day

Every Tuesday: Warwick Gates Community Centre Every Wednesday: SYDNI Centre, Leamington Spa Every Friday: The GAP Community Centre, Warwick

First come first served - Places limited. Bookings taken 15 mins before the start of session.

CALL 01926 456221 / 456222 FOR MORE INFO Commissioned by Warwickshire County Council (Positive About Young People).

Tuesday 24th August 2010 St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre, Warwick 8.45am – 4.15pm (incl. Fun Swim) Ages 8 – 11 years Bring a packed lunch

Only £4

Bookings taken from Mon 12th July. Call: 01926 495353 CHILDREN’S UNIVERSITY AND KID’S COLLEGE Children’s University and Kid’s College provide children aged 5-7 and 7-13 years with the opportunity to extend learning beyond school by completing modules in a diverse range of activities including sport. To complete one module, children must complete 8 hours of out of school hours activities, run by either a school or organisation which is registered to Children’s University. Warwick District Council is registered with Children’s University. Courses marked with a can contribute towards achieving a children’s university module. Call 01926 456222.


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FANTASTIC FREE FAMILY ACTIVITIES THIS SUMMER Summer Art Club Thursday 5, 12, 19, 26 August, 2 – 4pm

Try out different creative activities each week. Lots of exciting art and craft materials will be provided and children can take their art work home with them. FREE, drop in and join in Recommended for ages 6 – 12 years Art Club sessions last 30 minutes, final entry 3.30pm Children must be accompanied by an adult

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Children’s Art Competition Saturday 7 August, 11am – 3pm

Children can create their own masterpieces. The competition is open to children in three age categories, 6 years and under, 7-10 and 11-5 years. Everyone who takes part will receive a small prize!

T: 01926 742700 E: prooms@warwickdc.gov.uk W: www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalpumprooms

London 2012 Open Weekend

Fri 23rd - Sun 25th July 2010

To mark the two year count down to the 2012 Olympics Warwick District Council is putting on the following activities: VP Tennis Victoria Park, Leamington Fri 23rd - Sun 25th July Call 07877 531794 for info

Discounted Sports Sessions* St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre Fri 23rd - Sun 25th July Call 01926 495353 for info

Further details about our count down to the Olympics will be featured in the next edition of Focus.

How do I book? Courses must be pre-booked and pre-paid at the relevant centre in advance unless designated with a: (T) - just turn up and pay on the day (first come, first served); (P) - courses must be pre-booked, but payment will be taken on the day at the course. Junior Swimming Policy

Consent forms

Children under the age of 4 must be accompanied by an adult on a one to one basis for all sessions except ‘Playtime Mini Splosh’ when an adult may supervise up to 2 children under 4 years. In all public swimming sessions, children aged 4-7 years must be accompanied by a swimming adult on a maximum ratio of one adult to two children.

A completed parental consent form is required for all courses. Forms are available from all Leisure Centres and Sports Coaches or can be downloaded from www.warwickdc.gov.uk and must be brought along on the first day of the course.

To view all of our services visit: www.warwickdc.gov.uk/leisure * Terms and Conditions apply

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Story Telling The Royal Pump Rooms Sat 24th July 2 Sessions: 12noon and 2pm


OUT & ABOUT IN THE TOWNS Leamington Spa Warwick Kenilworth

Historic Walking Tours 14th June – 6th September Mondays–Saturdays, 7.30pm (last 2 weeks starting at 6.45pm). For both visitors and local people, these entertaining and informative tours will lead you through Leamington’s fascinating history. No need to book, just turn up. Free of charge. Meet at the main gate at Jephson Gardens. www.leamingtonspatown council.gov.uk

Wilson’s Fun Fair 1st – 4th July Family-friendly fun on Abbey Fields with an assortment of rides for all ages, prize stalls and traditional sweets and refreshments.

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10th & 11th July Each of Warwick’s beautiful gardens will host special exhibitions and activities over the weekend. There will also be guided walks around the town’s secret gardens setting off from Shire Hall steps at 10.30am and 2.30pm on both days. Go to www.visitwarwick. co.uk or pop into the Tourist Information Centre for details of Warwick’s summer-long garden events programme.

17th & 18th July ultu lture, re, Celebrating the culture, passion and warmth of Latin America and its people, Victoria Park hosts the second Leamington Latin Festival. Promising a great day out for the whole family, with live music, dancing, entertainment and delicious food. www.habanaloko.co.uk

Warwick Castle Concerts 15th – 18th July Warwick Castle will be celebrating the very best of British music this summer. Pop sensations JLS will open the weekend on 15th July, followed by Queen - A Rock Spectacular on 17th July and The Great British Summer Proms on 18th July. Visit www.warwick-castle.com or call 0845 296 0000 for information and tickets.

Warwick Lions Beer Festival 16th & 17th July This second festival features a wide range of locally brewed beers and ciders. Educate your tastebuds, raise your glass and raise money for local charities. The drinks will be flowing from 6pm-10pm on the Friday and 12noon-10pm on the Saturday at Warwick Racecourse. www.lionsbeerfestival.co.uk

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Warwick Thai Festival Sunday 18th July An unusual but surprisingly successful fusion of cultures, historic Warwick’s fifth Thai Festival will bring the Market Place alive with the very best of Thai food, music and dancing.

Warwick Folk Festival 23rd – 25th July This highly regarded festival brings performers and visitors from around the world to Warwick, filling the town’s streets, pubs and restaurants with music and dance. On the festival site at Warwick School, multi-award winners The Demon Barber Roadshow, Jim Moray, Jackie Oates, John Tams & Barry Coope headline a weekend of spectacular concerts. The programme includes ceilidhs, workshops, children’s entertainment, folk art, a craft fair and food stalls. For tickets call 01926 776 438. www.warwickfolkfestival.co.uk

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Warwickshire Farmers’ Market Extra Saturday 31st July The second of three special Saturday Farmers’ Markets taking place in Warwick this year. A range of stalls selling fresh local produce will run alongside the town’s thriving Charter Market in the Market Place.

Warwick Retro & Classic Car Show Sunday 22nd August The Market Place will be filled with a display of retro, classic and vintage cars from 10am onwards. Enjoy the cars, pubs, cafes, attractions and shops. Call Matt Phillips on 07891 456 538 for more information or to get involved.

Summer 2010 Every Sunday from 30th May until 29th August, 3pm – 5pm, Jephson Gardens, with selected

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Zoe’s Garden Party Saturday 24th July A fun filled fundraising afternoon for all the family at the Pump Room Gardens, helping to raise the £750,000 needed to build the new Zoe’s Place Hospice for babies and children with life-limiting and terminal diseases in Warwickshire. Lots of attractions including music, dancing, face ace e painting, stalls, food and drink, a carousel Z oe ’s Ga rd e n Pa rt for children n y and much more. Join fun n in the fu un and help raise as much money as possible for this worthy cause. www.zoesplacemidlands.org.uk

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For more details pick up a leaflet at the Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington, Kenilworth Library or at the Warwick Tourist Information Centre. Organised by Warwick District Council and supported by the Royal Leamington Spa Town Council. For a full list of events happening in Kenilworth, Leamington and Warwick, visit: www.kenilworthweb.co.uk www.royal-leamington-spa.co.uk www.visitwarwick.co.uk

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OUT & ABOUT IN THE TOWNS Kenilworth Castle ‘Time Travellers Go…’ Explore a different theme each week in August, with hands-on activities and stories for children. Learn what it takes to be a soldier of the English Civil War, how to be a highwayman or join up for the Knight Academy and learn about the art of medieval warfare. Join Heartbreak Productions on 3rd & 4th August for their outdoor performances of ‘The Secret Garden’. Bring chairs, picnics, wine and friends and enjoy an enchanting evening of outdoor theatre as Frances Hodgson Burnett’s family classic is brought to life. Visit www.english-heritage. org.uk/kenilworth or call 01926 852 078 for information and tickets.

Odibourne Allotments Day Sunday 15th August Celebrating National Allotments Week, Odibourne Allotments will be open to the public between 2-4pm. Including a tea tent with home-made cakes, fresh produce for sale, a beekeeping demonstration and a Scarecrow Hunt.

oad/ The Close/Manor Road/ Lower Ladyes Hills. For directions, visit www.streetmap.co.uk and input postal code CV8 2HN.

Warwick Cycle Races Sunday 5th September In addition to top cycling action around the winding streets of Warwick between 11am-6pm, there will be cycling and family activities to inspire people to get on their bikes. Visit www.warwickshire. gov.uk/cycleraces or call 01926 412 454/252 for information.

Leamington Food & Drink Festival 11th & 12th September Whether you’re a serious foodie or someone who just enjoys good food and drink, there will be something for everyone. Based at the Pump Room Gardens and with activities throughout the town, the exciting programme boasts live music and entertainment, competitions, quizzes, food and wine sampling, and a selection of European, Oriental and Organic dishes hes from around the world. www.leamingtonfood festival.co.uk

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Leamington 100 Car & Bike Show Sunday 26th September A fantastic display of modern and classic cars and bikes at the Pump Room Gardens. Bring the family for a fun free day out at this fund-raising event for the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance. Entertainment provided by local performers and prizes awarded to winning entrants. For more information contact Stuart Humphries on 07789 136 301 or theleamington100@ googlemail.com

Warwick Words 1st - 10th October Warwick’s literary festival continues to flourish and has been extended to ten days this year. Outstanding performances, stimulating talks, interactive workshops and free events will take place at various venues across the town. Visit www.warwickwords.co.uk for information and call 01926 776 438 for tickets.

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Cookie’s Corner Schools out for summer! Cookie is so excited, he has six whole weeks of freedom and fun planned, but he’d love to hear what you and your friends and family enjoy doing with your free time too! He has a questionnaire on the website for you to fill in and if your parents fill it in, they could win a year’s free Wellness membership at Pyramids Gyms (adults only) or a brilliant Pool Party for you and your friends. Please visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk/leisure for the questionnaire and if you can’t get online please call 01926 456207 for information and you could be our lucky winner!!

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THE HIDDEN WORD IS: Email the answer to: focus@warwickdc.gov.uk, all correct entries will be entered into a prize draw to win a fantastic pool party for you and your friends.


RECYCLING AND REFUSE

New carton recycling scheme

New recycling banks have been set up at recycling centres in Warwick District for your food and drink cartons. Cartons cannot be recycled through the red box scheme at the moment so it is hoped that these new facilities will provide an easy alternative for residents to recycle their cartons.

What should I do with my cartons? 1. Wash Which cartons can I recycle? All liquid food and drink cartons can be recycled in the new carton banks including:

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Fruit juices and soft drinks Milk Soups and sauces Tomato products i.e. chopped tomatoes

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cans, glass or foil – any amount of these items in the carton recycling bank may mean that the entire contents have to go to landfill!

Where can I recycle my cartons? New sites: • Covent Garden Car Park, Russell Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 5QB (at the rear of Tesco on The Parade) • Castle Farm Recreation Centre, Fishponds Road, Kenilworth, CV8 1EY • Warwick recycling site – COMING SOON! To find out when the new carton recycling site is set up, sign up for e-mail alerts at www.warwickdc.gov.uk/emailalerts Existing sites: • Princes Drive Recycling Centre, Princes Drive, Leamington Spa, CV31 3PH • Cherry Orchard Recycling Centre, Pipers Lane, Kenilworth, CV8 2UB

3. Recycle Top Tip Save up your cartons and then recycle next time you’re passing a recycling bank.

CONTACT US W: www.warwickdc.gov.uk E: contract.services@warwickdc.gov.uk T: 01926 412464

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MEET THE TE 1...That keep the District “Clean and Green” The district has been divided into 3 areas, with specific Council Contract Officers responsible for each area. There are 3 Community Clean Up teams specifically employed to respond to issues highlighted by the Contract Officers.

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 Street cleanliness  Fly-tipping  Broken play equipment  Grounds maintenance and trees  Graffiti  Dog-fouling You can contact the Contract Services team by emailing contract.services@warwickdc.gov.uk or calling 01926 410410 (switchboard)

Contract Officers left to right: Tony Hemming, Simon Richardson, Martin Chilvers, Graham Redfern, Nigel Woodward (Sita), Graham Folkes Skinner, Jon Huxley, Paul Garrison, Martyn Stacey and Roger Riches (Sita).

2...That help and reward you for recycling Community Recycling Officers The Councils Community Recycling Officers work closely with the recycling crews to increase the recycling rate across the district. Whilst working in the community the officers will be selecting a number of random properties each month who are participating in the recycling scheme to enter into a monthly free prize draw to win £50 – all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to make sure you put out your recycling for collection! Need help with your recycling? - contact the team for advice

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From left to right: Joe Bell, Louise Bailey, Zoe Blevins (in the van) and Phil Sensicle.


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How can you help the crews recycle safely and more efficiently? We need to make sure our recycling trucks go back to empty the contents as few times as possible, which is better for the environment and reduces fuel costs!  Cardboard must be flattened to ensure it fits on the truck easily, and should be broken down to manageable pieces (as a guide 1 metre x 1 metre).  Squash plastic bottles flat where possible which means more can fit into your bag(s) and the truck, please see the example below of how many more bottles fit in a bag when they are squashed.

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 Be careful not to putt anything sharp out for recycling; such as broken glass as the crews have had some nasty injuries and we take their safety seriously and will investigate any incidents.

CONTACT US W: www.warwickdc.gov.uk E: contract.services@warwickdc.gov.uk T: 01926 412464

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FIND RECYCLING AROUND THE HOME Have a look around my house for all the things that can be recycled... there are at least 22 items – can you find them all? Make sure you recycle them like me too!

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Think you know all about recycling? Try our Rubbish Rumble game at:

Winner Well done to Phoebe from Warwick who won last editions gardening competition She won a goodie bag and gardening set!

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Turn to page 11 to find out how you can get involved in recycling your old clothes and shoes.


JOIN THE GANG! All members will receive a regular ‘e-comic’ which will have ‘green’ stories, ideas, competitions and games. One lucky member will win a Green Gang goodie bag - just by telling us why its good to recycle. Closing date 01/08/2010. To find out more about the gang visit: www.warwickdc.gov.uk/thegreengang or if you have any questions for the gang or have a ‘green’ story or idea to share you can email them to: thegreengang@warwickdc.gov.uk Name:

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.......................................... .......................................... I agree to the above child joining The Green Gang and receiving occasional emails/mail-outs relating to The Green Gang and Warwick District Council.

.......................................... Parent/Guardian Signature Post to: The Green Gang, Waste Management Services, Warwick District Council, PO Box 2176, Riverside House, Milverton Hill, Leamington Spa, CV32 5QF. Or drop it off at: Any Warwickshire Direct Office, or scan the form and email it to: thegreengang@warwickdc.gov.uk It’s good to recycle because: ............................................................ ............................................................ ............................................................

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Answers: Bedroom: Drawing paper, clothes and shoes/bags, curtains, bedding. Bathroom: Bleach bottle, shower Gel, bubble bath, aerosols, towels, toilet roll inserts. Kitchen: Washing up liquid, plastic bottles, cereal boxes, egg box, milk bottles, cleaning products. Lounge: Magazines, dead flowers, greetings cards, glass bottle, batteries from remote control.


ELECTIONS

Elections

2010 Jeremy Wright was elected as the Member of Parliament to represent the Kenilworth and Southam Parliamentary constituency and his contact details are:

Warwick District Council is working in partnership with Warwickshire County Council, Warwick Town Council, Warwick Chamber of Trade and Warwick Society to develop a Town Centre Plan for Warwick. Over 600 Warwick residents and businesses attended March’s exhibition in Market Street to give their views on how the town centre should develop and the key issues that the plan needs to address. Visit the website www.warwicktowncentreplan.org for the results of the consultation. The comments and suggestions received will help shape options for the town centre’s future development. The options will be presented for public consultation later in the year.

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Kenilworth and Southam Constituency Office, Wilton House, Southbank Road Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 1LA Tel: 01926 853650 Fax: 01926 854615 Email: wrightjp@parliament.uk website: www.jeremywright.co.uk Chris White was elected as the Member of Parliament to represent the Warwick and Leamington Parliamentary constituency and his contact details until his local constituency office is up and running are:

New visitor information boards Warwick’s visitor information boards are being replaced this summer with a fresh new design. Chairman of Warwick Town Centre Management Group, Councillor Anne Mellor said: “The new visitor information

Warwick Town Centre Manager, Matthew Caddick and Councillor Anne Mellor installing the new design at Warwick train station.

boards look great – House of Commons London, SW1A 0AA Tel: 020 7219 3000 Email: chris.white.mp@parliament.uk

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they will provide an effective, co-ordinated promotion of Warwick’s businesses and attractions and will help tourists to make the most of their visit to our beautiful town.”


Bag It and Bin It! It Only Takes a Minute!

Look out for Environmental Service’s Anti Dog Fouling Campaign, 26 – 30 July 2010 where must you clean up?  All pavements, footways, grass verges, roads and gutters, cycle paths, verges both ornamental and grass where the speed limit is 40mph or less.  All parks, play areas, gardens, recreation and sports grounds accessible to the public.  All amenity areas, whether planted, paved, grassed or concreted, both in towns and villages.  All shopping precincts, pedestrianised areas

and car parks.  School playing fields and playgrounds accessible to the public.  Churchyards and cemeteries.  All footpaths, bridle ways and rights of way except where they cross agricultural land.  Canal towpaths, footways and verges.

Please help us keep our streets clean

Instant help when you need it... ...at the touch of a button Connect a lifeline to your telephone line and let us be a safeguard in your life. For more information about the service please contact: Miss Joan Hicks on (01926) 456405 Control Manager on (01926) 435012 or call our 24hr line on (01926) 339577

www.warwickdc.gov.uk


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Open the door to your new home with Orbit HomeBuy Agents Terms and conditions apply – ask for details. Orbit HomeBuy Agents is managed by Orbit Homes (2020) Limited, a member of Orbit Group Limited which is an exempt charity registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965.

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Don’t take our word for it, come and try for yourself and get 10% off your meal if you bring this advert with you. Offer ends 15 August 2010 11 Spencer Street, Leamington Spa Tel: 01926 428533

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Focus Summer 2010  

You quarterly magazine from Warwick District Council which features all you need to know about the local area plus much more. From summer ho...

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