#ThrowBackThursday – County Council Elections 2017

It doesn’t seem possible but it is 6 months since the Warwickshire County Council Elections. The number of Councillors reduced to 57 from 62 following a boundary review and the results saw 21 new Councillors join Warwickshire County Council.

We asked new and returning Councillors to let us know how they were feeling 6 months in.

Councillor John Holland was re-elected and has enjoyed watching plans he made before the election being put into practice and move forward.

Councillor Judy Falp is one of the new, independent members of the Council and says –

“What an interesting six months. Many new faces to get to know, lots of training opportunities and my first over five hours meeting! I am pleased with the results I have been able to achieve for the residents of my division. I am yet to make my maiden speech at full council but I am almost certain that will soon be rectified. Thanks to many for making me feel welcome but especially democratic services for all their help.”

The Democratic Services team has enjoyed working with new and returning members and is looking forward to what the next 6 months brings.


Resources and Fire & Rescue Overview and Scrutiny Committee – 13 September 2017

The next meeting of the Resources and Fire & Rescue Overview and Scrutiny Committee is being held at 2pm on Wednesday 13 September 2017 (Shire Hall)

The Agenda and Papers have now been published and can be accessed via this link

The reports being presented to the committee include-

  1. Performance Report for Year end (16/17 and Quarter One (17/18)
  2. Fire Service – Her Majesty’s Inspectorate and wider reform programme
  3. Property Rationalisation Programme
  4. Progress on the Digital First Programme

Members of the Public are welcome to attend this meeting.  If you have any questions or queries please contact Helen Barnsley (Democratic Services Officer) via email helenbarnsley@warwickshire.gov.uk


Member Development Session – Warwickshire Fire & Rescue

On 4 July 2017 members were invited to Rugby Fire Station as part of the induction programme; which has been developed to ensure that members have the skills and knowledge required to be effective in their role.

The itinerary included welcome and introductions from the Portfolio Holder for Fire & Community Safety, Councillor Howard Roberts and Chief Fire Officer Andy Hickmott. There were presentations from Deputy Chief Fire Officer Rob Moyney and Programme Manager Ade Mallaban – which introduced members to the Fire Service, their responsibilities and priorities as well as the overall vision for staff.

Members were then given the chance to see some of the equipment used by firefighters including heavy duty cutters for road traffic collisions and boats for water rescues. There was also a demonstration by the Animal Rescue Team who showcased the equipment and skills they have for large animal rescue call outs.

There was a chance for members to see the wide range of prevention work that the Fire Service does – from visits to schools, home safety advice and arson prevention, to the work done with bikers and university students.

This event was well received by the members and gave a valuable insight into the various roles that Warwickshire fire and Rescue provide for our local communities


Regulatory Committee – 11 July 2017 Shire Hall, Warwick @ 10:30am

The papers for the next meeting of the Council’s Regulatory Committee have now been published and can be found here

Items on the Agenda include –

  1. Delegated Decisions
  2. Planning Application: RBC/16CC016 Construction of two new schools at Rokeby
  3. Planning Application: WDC/17CC008 – Relocation of Haywood Road junction onto Birmingham Road, Warwick
  4. Planning application: WDC/17CC007 Erection of 2.4 m high D section palisade   fencing with rounded tops colour coated (RAL 6005) to rear site boundary, linking     with existing security fencing at Whitnash Nursery School, Nursery Lane,           Leamington Spa.
  5. Review of Appointments to External Organisations.

For more information please contact Democratic Services Officer Helen Barnsley on 01926 412323 or helenbarnsley@warwickshire.gov.uk


Regulatory Committee – 13 June 2017, 10.30am at Shire Hall

The new Regulatory Committee will be holding their first meeting since the County Council Elections next week (13 June).  The papers have now been published and can be found via the following link – Agenda and Reports

Applications to be considered are from All Saints Church of England School in Nuneaton and Ryton Pools Country Park.

There will also be information provided about recent delegated decisions and planning enforcement investigations.

If you would like any further information on this committee, or would like to speak at the meeting regarding the applications – please contact Helen Barnsley (helenbarnsley@warwickshire.gov.uk)


First time voters – County Council Elections 4 May 2017

If you were born 3rd May 1994 you just missed out on being able to vote in the County Council Elections in 2013.

  • You just missed out on having the opportunity to make a difference in your local area.
  • You just missed out on being able to make your voice count on matters that are important to you.
  • You just missed out on taking part in a vote that makes a real difference.

But this year, if you are registered to vote, you won’t miss out again


Contact helenbarnsley@warwickshire.gov.uk for more information

Contact for Electoral Offices – District & Borough Councils – Warwickshire County Council – Elections May 4th 2017

North Warwickshire Borough Council
Electoral Registration Officer
The Council House
South Street
01827 719221
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council
Electoral Registration Officer
Town Hall
Coton Road
CV11 5AA
024 7637 6376
Rugby Borough Council
Electoral Registration OfficerTown Hall
Evreux Way
CV21 2RR
01788 533595
Warwick District Council

Electoral Registration Officer
Riverside House
Milverton Hill
Royal Leamington Spa
CV32 5HZ

01926 456105
Stratford on Avon District Council
Electoral Registration Officer
Elizabeth House
Church Street
Stratford upon Avon
CV37 6HX
01789 260208
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