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Vacancy for parish councillor
The link below is a list of parish councillors elected in May 2015
The Bulk Heating Oil scheme is now into its seventh year of operation and proving very popular. It is also saving money for its customers! Please 'phone or e-mail your orders - giving a minimum of 2 weeks notice of your requirements - to either Mark Pratt (01564 794370, firstname.lastname@example.org or Colin Usher (01564 794657) e-mail:email@example.com
A new ‘pan-equalities’ service for Warwickshire: opportunity to have your say
Warwickshire County Council will be commissioning a new ‘pan-equalities’ service which will begin providing services across the county in July 2016. This will promote equality for people with all characteristics protected under the Equality Act 2010 (including disability, sex, race, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity).
Warwickshire County Council is seeking the views of people with an interest in this new service. This will help them to finalise the details of the service requirements. They have commissioned brap, a national equality charity to help conduct this research.
Over the next month (up to the 17th December) brap is seeking the views of potential providers of the service, other organisations with an interest in how the service is run (e.g. commissioners or other service providers) and potential customers that might use the service.
There are two surveys which we are using to capture these views (please click on the links below):
Survey for potential providers / other organisations with an interest in how the service is run: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LK62X7G
Survey for potential customers / users of the future service: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/9DXPLMQ
Please can you share the links for these surveys far and wide with those you know and work with in the county to ensure as many people have a say about this important new service as possible.
If you would like to share your thoughts over the phone or in person with brap, or if you can help brap to meet and talk to potential customers of the service (e.g. people who use your service and may require support in the future to respond to discrimination or inequality) please get in touch with Asif Afridi from brap on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0121 272 8455.
Warwickshire PCC launches police precept consultation
Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Ball wants to hear your views as he considers setting the police budget for 2016/17. He is asking all members of the public if they are willing to contribute around a penny a day extra in order to maintain frontline policing levels.
In November, the Government announced plans in its Comprehensive Spending Review to keep policing budgets at current levels during the life of this Parliament. As has now been made clear by the Home Secretary in a letter to PCCs, the only way that police funding will remain at the same level will be if the police precept – the small portion of each council tax bill that pays for policing – is raised by the maximum permitted amount of 1.99% each year by every PCC. Without this, Government resource funding to policing will actually be reduced by 1.3% in real terms over four years.
If the current police precept rate was frozen, Warwickshire Police would lose around £0.709 million next year and £0.709 million in each subsequent year, resulting in a financial gap of around £2.836 million by 2020. This would have a significant impact on frontline policing and could reverse the recent efforts which have seen the proportion of officers on the frontline increase to 95 percent, which is above the national average.
As a result, the Commissioner is proposing that the police precept is raised by 1.99% next year - equivalent to 31p per month or £3.75 per year on average for a Band D property – less than the price of a coffee and a cake at a leading high street coffee shop.
You can find more detail and give your feedback on this proposal by completing an online survey, which asks the simple question:
“Are you willing to spend an extra 31p per month for an average Band D property in order to maintain frontline policing levels?”
For more information and to take part in the consultation online, please visit: www.warwickshire-pcc.gov.uk/preceptsurvey
Alternatively, you can:
- Email email@example.com and stating ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to the question, plus any other supporting comments.
- Or write to Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner, 3 Northgate Street, Warwick CV34 4SP, again indicating whether you wish to answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to the question and including any other supporting comments.
The consultation will close at midday on Monday, 18 January 2016.