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Safety first approach for Birmingham

A north Birmingham suburb is set to see improvements to safety and security as part of the Safer Streets scheme, which was launched today (9 September 2021).   Birmingham City Council and the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner’s office successfully bid for £432,000 from the Government’s Safer Streets Fund to introduce new measures in Stockland Green.   The scheme will implement a range of measures, including street lighting upgrades, […]

todaySeptember 9, 2021

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Warwick Sea Scouts have brand new home

2nd Warwick Sea Scouts are proud to announce that their new HQ and community building has now been completed in St Nicholas Park, following the receipt of a £225k grant from the Norton Foundation to fund the final building works.   The work has been fully funded after extensive fundraising by the Sea Scouts over many years and has delivered an excellent new resource for both their youngsters and the […]

todaySeptember 9, 2021

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Residents encouraged to visit historic buildings and embrace local culture

Local attractions and venues will open their doors to the public for the annual Heritage Open Days Festival, from 10 to 19 September.    With COVID-19 restrictions greatly reducing last year’s event, the organisers at Warwick District Council have been delighted to see 40 local buildings, gardens and places of historic interest taking part.   This year, highlights include a Great Fire of Warwick Walk, guided literary and history tours […]

todaySeptember 7, 2021

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District councils consider partnership

  Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils are considering a proposal to merge, creating a new District Council covering the whole of South Warwickshire (the areas currently covered by the two Councils).   The public consultation on creating a South Warwickshire Council starts this week on Monday 6 September and runs until Sunday 24 October.   Cllr Andrew Day, Leader of Warwick District Council, says:   “We need to hear your […]

todaySeptember 7, 2021

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Arts Centre getting set to make long-awaited return

Warwick Arts Centre has announced more events and activities for its Autumn 2021 season with less than a month to re-opening.   These include appearances from internationally respected artists, ground-breaking performers, and thought-provoking new works.   Following a major four year transformation, Coventry's Warwick Arts Centre is re-opening for live events on Friday 1 October 2021. The largest in its 47-year history, this redevelopment combines extensive upgrades of existing spaces […]

todaySeptember 2, 2021

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Jewellery Quarter restoration project unveils new memorial

The results of a £2.3m project to restore historic cemeteries in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter were unveiled during a special ceremony this week.   A memorial stone was revealed as part of the new Garden of Memory at Warstone Lane Cemetery, which has also seen its historic catacombs restored as part of the Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries Project on 31 August 2021.   The scheme - funded in partnership […]

todaySeptember 2, 2021

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The future looks bright for football in Warwick

On Saturday, there were two firsts for the Racing Club Warwick Football Club as they hosted Whitchurch Alport for their first Midland Football League fixture in two years: the first team's first home league game on the newly completed 3G pitch.    The new all-weather playing surface was installed earlier this year as part of a project managed and funded by Warwick District Council, Racing Club Warwick and the Football […]

todaySeptember 2, 2021

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Warwick Council release statement on Juno Drive fire

The fire and police services remain at the site of Friday’s significant fire in Juno Drive, Leamington. Warwick District Council is leading the response to the clean-up of debris and will soon be clearing the immediate roads of Hermes Close and Juno Drive. Reports of debris have been received and as previously advised following advice from Public Health England (PHE), the residue is not considered to be hazardous to health […]

todaySeptember 1, 2021

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Fundraising brings thousands to local communities in Coventry

The Coventry Sports Challenge has come to an end, and the winners can now be revealed.    Coventry Sport at Coventry City Council once again joined forces with Free Radio's charity Cash for Kids to bring back the unique fundraising challenge to the city.    The Coventry Sport Challenge is designed to raise funds as well as increase engagement in sporting activities for local children from disadvantaged backgrounds.    The […]

todaySeptember 1, 2021

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