Last night the Government announced the further expansion of access to coronavirus testing to help protect the most vulnerable. Anyone in England with coronavirus symptoms, who either has to leave home to go to work or is aged 65 and over, will now also be able to get tested. Tests are available across the country. They can be booked immediately.
If you are self-isolating due to Coronavirus, or are in need of help with shopping, collecting prescriptions, dog-walking or a friendly phonecall, please call Alcester Community Resilience group on 07707 598379 and someone will be available to assist. This service covers the parishes of Alcester, Kinwarton, Arrow & Weethley and Great Alne. Please note that this is not a replacement for 999 or 111, but is a community response effort.
During this period of social - distancing, if residents are entitled to free school lunches for their children they can call Warwickshire Welfare for 6 weeks of support for food – 0800 4081448.
ST MARY'S PLAY PARK IS CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO THE ASSOCIATED INFECTION RISK. PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW CHILDREN TO PLAY ON THE EQUIPMENT.
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River Avon, Stratford
The children's play area within St. Mary's Park has recently been revitalised with the installation of new and exciting play equipment. Aided by a contribution of funds from Redrow Housing under the terms of the agreement allowing development of 'The Pastures' residential housing estate, the Parish Council was able to replace several pieces of equipment so as to enhance the play experience available at St. Mary's Park.
Consideration was given to providing a range of equipment suitabele for a variety of age groups and abilites and the result has been well received by local residents and children.
For those new to the area the park can be found on St. Mary's Road which is at the end of Throckmorton Road. There is also an extensive grass area to enjoy - suitable for ball games, walking, exercising etc. The park is also popular with dog walkers and is well served with 2 dog waste bins so that the area can be kept clean.
The river Alne meanders around the edge of the park and is popular with fishermen.
As a parish we are fortunate that the majortiy of people clear up after their dogs. The Parish Council provide and pay for the servicing of dog waste bins in the area. The bins can be found at the following locations:
St. Mary's Park has 2 bins
Captains Hill at the entrance to the Heart of England Way
Seymour Road located approx half way along
Kinwarton Farm Road where the residential area meets the industrial estate
Great Alne & Kinwarton Memorial Hall
The long awaited cloakroom modernisation project at Great Alne & Kinwarton Memorial Hall has at last been completed. First mooted in 2009 the project has taken 6 years of planning and fundraising to achieve. The original cloakrooms at the entrance end of the building have been demolished and rebuilt to make better use of the space available. This has enabled two toilets to be fitted in the ladies cloakroom and an upgrade to the disabled visitor cloakroom to meet the latest building regulations. At the same time a second toilet was also fitted in the ladies cloakroom at the stage end of the Hall.
The funding needed for the project was achieved with grants from the Big Lottery Fund (Awards for All) and Warwickshire Rural Community Council, two awards from the Waitrose Communities scheme and a number of gift aided private donations.
The success of the funding application was due in no small measure to the letters of support the Hall received from Mike Gittus, the local County and District Councillor, both Great Alne and Kinwarton Parish Councils, the Hall user groups and a number of disabled visitors. The Hall Trustees would like to place on record their grateful thanks to them all for their invaluable help.
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