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Your Stratford, Your Say! Community Survey

Stratford Town Trust provides around £2 million each year to the community through its grants and activities. Since it was formed in 2001, more than £25 million has been awarded. To ensure our grants are serving the people of Stratford in the best possible way, the Town Trust is developing a community strategy to inform its future direction.

And they need your help
They are seeking input from the whole community on what works, what doesn’t and what Stratford needs.

Do you have an idea for a project?
Think mental health services need more support? Or sporting activities? Better facilities for the older population or our younger generation? Tell them that too.

The survey will run from February 23rd to March 24th and is open to everyone – you do not need to be a member of the Town Trust.

It takes just minutes to complete. Go to www.research.net/r/StratfordCommunityStrategy and be part of it.

For more information, please call 01789 207111.

Broadband project update February 2017

Latest newsletter from the Coventry Solihull and Warwickshire Superfast Broadband Project newsletter 17-02 – Wave 5 and checker

Entrust Care Partnership offers help to families

Entrust Care Partnership is a not for profit organisation and Company Limited by Guarantee. It’s aim is “to meet the needs of disabled children, young persons, adults, and their families and carers through the provision of short break activities, care, support, training, advice, and brokerage tailoring services which are bespoke to the individual”.

It is  hosting a number of informal Coffee and Chat sessions for parents and carers of children, young people or adults with additional, specific needs or disabilities. A new Family Holiday Break service has also just been launched. For more information just click on the links below.

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Are your external doors secure?

A resident living on Earlswood Common recently suffered a break while he was asleep at night. Entry was forced  via a double glazed upvc door at the rear of the property. The thieves took his wallet and my car.
The thieves used a technique called “lock snapping” to get through the door. More info in the link below. It can take only about 15 seconds to get into your house using this method. It’s shockingly easy. Your doors are not as secure as you think they are.

Take part in nest box week

February 14 marks the start of the 20th annual National Nest Box Week organised by British Trust for Ornothology (BTO). Putting up nest boxes during the week can provide a nesting site for our treasured garden birds, many of which are struggling after a very poor year in 2016.

The Earlswood Wildlife Partnership is supporting this year’s BTO event by offering, at discounted prices, a selection of nest boxes. This is an ideal time to inspect, clean out and/or replace boxes, prior to this year’s breeding season.

If you or any of your friends are interested in purchasing a box contact Ken – details on the attached flyer Nest boxes for sale -as soon as possible while stocks last.

Warwickshire Older People’s Forum Annual Conference

Warwickshire Older People’s Forum Invite You to Their  Annual Conference

 Safeguarding Adults from Abuse and Neglect

Shire Hall County Council Chamber, Warwick, CV34 4RA

 

Friday 17th March 2017

Registration from 9.45 a.m  conference begins at 10.20 a.m

Followed by lunch in the anti-chamber

SPEAKERS:

MIKE TAYLOR  Independent Chair of Warwickshire Safeguarding Adults Board and Chair of the Conference

EDWARD WILLIAMS Operations Manager, Safeguarding Adults Team, Warwickshire County Council

CORINNE BROWN Team Leader, Trading Standards, Warwickshire County Council

JUNAID HUSSAIN  Chief Executive Officer

& SUKI RAI  Senior Engagement Officer, Warwickshire Racial Equality Partnership

We look forward to seeing you there for what will be a very interesting and thought provoking conference that addresses both the national and local perspectives of safeguarding best practice

To book your place, please contact: Kate Underhill, Age UK Warwickshire

tel: 01926 458109/ email: kateunderhill@ageukwarks.org.uk by 8th March 2017

Recovery and well being academy seeks input

February cyber scam update

Let's talk about mental health

Information on the groups ad course run by the Coventry & Warwickshire Recovery & Wellbeing Academy

Scam alert re payment diversion

Payment diversion alert  
Fraudsters are emailing members of the public who are expecting to make a payment for property repairs. The fraudsters will purport to be a tradesman who has recently completed work at the property and use a similar email address to that of the genuine tradesman. They will ask for funds to be transferred via bank transfer. Once payment is made the victims of the scam soon realise they have been deceived when the genuine tradesman requests payment for their services.

Protect yourself

  • Always check the email address is exactly the same as previous correspondence with the genuine contact.
  • For any request of payment via email verify the validity of the request with a phone call to the person who carried out the work.
  • Check the email for spelling and grammar as these signs can indicate that the email is not genuine.
  • Payments via bank transfer offer no financial protection; consider using alternative methods such as a credit card or PayPal which offer protection and an avenue for recompense.

If you believe that you have been a victim of fraud you can report it online http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud or by telephone 0300 123 2040.