Cawston is a civil parish and village close to the south west of Rugby, Warwickshire, on the A4071 (which is in turn just one mile from the M45). The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 3,234.

For hundreds of years the village was basically a hamlet and the two settlements remained separate despite Rugby's continued growth. However in 2003-04 a new housing estate, Cawston Grange, was completed all but connecting the two settlements. Cawston Grange Primary School was built at the same time to educate children in the area aged 4-11 and there is a nursery for pre-school children.


Warwickshire Switch and Save

There has never been a better time for Warwickshire Residents to save money on their gas and electricity bills with Warwickshire County Council’s new collective energy switching scheme: Warwickshire Switch and Save.

Following a successful reverse auction between competing gas and electricity providers on the 22nd of May 2018, it has been revealed that residents signed up to the scheme are set to save an average of £177 on their utility bills.

In Warwickshire, about 300 households have registered so far with the scheme and the county’s Switch and Savers have been combined with 37 other similar initiatives from all around the UK to create a consumer collective of over 25,000 registered households.

Residents across Warwickshire have started receiving their personal offer letters or emails letting them know if they will be able to make savings against their current energy deal and, if so, exactly how much money will be going back into their pockets. In total, 75% of people who registered for the scheme in Warwickshire could save on their energy bills if they choose to switch, meaning lots of happy residents in the county.

One Leamington Spa resident contacted Warwickshire County Council to let them know how overjoyed he was when he recently received his personal offer highlighting a £401 saving on his electricity bill!

The message is clear: Don’t delay, sign up today to receive your free, no obligation, offer from Warwickshire Switch and Save –

More information about the scheme can be found here:

Have your say on health needs in your area!

A survey has been launched to find out more about the unique health and wellbeing needs of Warwickshire’s various local communities.

Warwickshire County Council (WCC) and its partners recognise that the needs of different communities throughout the county will differ greatly depending on a range of factors such as population demographics, infrastructure, community safety and many more.

As part of a larger project to gain more insight into life in Warwickshire’s communities, a survey has opened for residents to let the county council know what, in their opinion, the current health and wellbeing needs of their area are and any ideas they have for improvement.

The responses to this survey will form part of the 2018-2020 Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) and will help inform service delivery and development.

Councillor Les Caborn, WCC Portfolio Holder for Health and Wellbeing, said: “Understanding people’s needs on a local level and improving our knowledge of existing community and third sector provision in local areas will enable us to ensure the right service is delivered in the right place at the right time to the right people. There is no-one better placed to tell us about the needs of a community than the people who live there – whether you have a lot to say or there’s just a couple of things you want us to know, we want to hear from you.”

The survey will close on Sunday 15 July and takes about ten minutes to complete. To have your say, go to

Parish Council Recruitment

Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

Part-time (10 hours per week)

Some evening meetings

National salary rate: £9.81 – £10.30 per hour (depending on experience)

  • Do you have a genuine interest in helping our forward thinking and energetic Council develop and deliver timely, quality and innovative services to the local community and work towards Quality Parish Status?
  • Can you ensure all legal, statutory, financial and other governing provisions relating to the Council are observed, meetings are properly administered and decisions effectively implemented?
  • Could you develop healthy working partnerships with key local and regional bodies?
  • Are you CILCA qualified (or be willing study and become qualified), highly motivated, enthusiastic and community focused?

Cawston Parish Council is looking for someone to bring sound leadership, proven management experience, a strong track-record delivering administrative and financial services with superior organisational skills. We are looking for someone who:

  • Can ensure the effective and proper management and control of the Council’s financial affairs
  • Will comply with all requirements of Internal and External Audit, managing all aspects of insurance and the asset register, reporting to the Council and Working Group
  • Is a good team player, flexible and “hands on” in approach; consistently able meet tight deadlines
  • Ideally at least CIPFA, ACCA or equivalent part-qualified.

Cawston Parish Council offer the standard, nationally-agreed terms and conditions of employment for Parish Clerks, an individual training and development plan and pro-rata annual leave. You will also enjoy the support and professional benefits of membership to both the Warwickshire & West Midlands Association of Local Councils (WALC) and the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC).

To apply or request further information: Please email Cllr Horton at for a recruitment pack and an application form or drop a note into the mailbox at Cawston Community Hall.

Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 9th July 2018. Interviews to commence week beginning the 16th of July 2018.