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.
If you would like to read through the notes of the questions asked and answers given the notes for the meeting can be found here.
With freezing temperatures set to continue, Warwickshire County Council is urging people to think about how cold weather could affect vulnerable members of our community.
Cold weather can lead to serious health problems and can kill. Older people, those with chronic health conditions and people who have a disability, are particularly at risk during the cold weather. The council is encouraging people to be good neighbours, to check in on friends, relatives and those nearby who may be vulnerable to the cold and make sure they have enough food and medications when the weather gets colder.
Top tips on staying healthy and safe during cold weather include:
• Keep warm – heat your home to at least 18 degrees C (65F)
• Wear a few layers of thin clothing rather than one thick layer; this will trap the heat better to keep you warm.
• Eat well – food gives you energy, which helps to keep you warm, so try to have regular hot meals and hot drinks throughout the day
Cllr Les Caborn, the council’s Portfolio Holder for Health and Social Care said:
“It is expected that temperatures will struggle to get above freezing for several days. While for many of us it is a simple case of wrapping up warm and turning up the heating, the reality for the more vulnerable member of our communities is quite different. This time of year can be particularly risky for health but by taking some practical steps, seeking help and reaching out to others we can all play a small part in helping each other to take care. I would encourage people to check on vulnerable neighbours or family members, particularly in rural areas, and make sure their homes are heated, they are stocked with warm food and drinks, can access medication if they need it and have a clear access to and from their homes to help prevent them falling.”
All residents are also reminded to check the conditions before they travel. Warwickshire’s fleet of gritters was poised and ready to take on the snow when it arrived to help keep roads moving across the county.
Cllr Jeff Clarke, Portfolio Holder for Transport & Environment “Gritting is a vital service and our Highways team has been doing a fantastic job of keeping Warwickshire’s roads moving. When the cold weather hits, safety on the roads is of paramount importance and this week our fleet have 29 gritters have spread around 750 tonnes of salt, covering a distance of more than 6,500 miles!
“We’re well prepared to keep Warwickshire moving, but we would ask people to always drive according to the conditions and to check their onward travel arrangements and weather information in case rail services or flights are affected before they set out.”
For anyone living in Warwickshire who needs advice and is worried about keeping their home warm, there is a free service, run by Act on Energy. The service can also help with fuel bills and benefits advice entitlements, including whether you are eligible for heating and insulation measures, so call 0800 988 2881 or see information leaflet.
Residents 16 or over whose financial circumstances make it difficult to purchase food or fuel are also invited to enquire about the County Council’s welfare scheme on 01926 410410 or online at warwickshire.gov.uk/welfarescheme. The scheme supports people with responsibilities for others and limited means to support themselves.
For information about any closures or disruptions, gritting updates and driving advice visit https://warwickshire.gov.uk/snow
This is an event organised by Cawston Parish Council where local representatives have been invited to attend from the Consortium, County Council, Borough Council, Parish Council and Police. They will be acting as a panel to answer your questions on any topic covering Cawston.
The event will run on Monday the 5th of March at Cawston Community Hall from 19.30 – 21.00
We would like as many local residents to attend as possible. To get the maximum from the evening we would like to ask for as many questions in advance of the evening which we can ask to the panel as well as taking questions from attendees on the night.
If you have a question you would like to ask please email the Parish Clerk on the following address: email@example.com
If that is not enough refreshments will also be provided on the night!
Your voice counts, please use this opportunity to ask the questions you want asking and we will do our best to get them answered.