District Councillor (Stratford District Council)
County Councillor (Warwickshire County Council)
Member of Parliament (Stratford-on-Avon)
Nadhim Zahawi MP
There will be a Burns Night Supper and Ceilidh on Friday 26th January 2024 at 7pm in The Wolfords Village Hall. This event will help to raise much-needed funds for the village hall. Details of the event are still being finalised, but you can expect to enjoy a wonderful haggis feast and exhilarating ceilidh dancing, led by the folk band Brimstone. Please save the date - and keep an eye out for further details, which will be coming very soon.
A planned power outage will affect Little Wolford on Tuesday 23rd January 2024 between 09:00 and 13:00 (NOTE: This was originally scheduled for 15th December 2023).
As part of National Grid's regular planned inspection programme, they are planning to inspect the High Voltage overhead line network. For further information, please visit: https://planned.nationalgrid.co.uk/overhead-inspection-hv.
Residents are advised to switch off and unplug potentially sensitive electrical appliances. For further advice, please visit: https://planned.nationalgrid.co.uk/advice.
The organisers of the Save the Fox & Hounds Campaign will be hosting a Christmas 'Pop-up Party' in The Wolfords Village Hall at 6pm on Friday 15th December 2023.
Tickets are selling fast, so please book now to secure your place.
There will be food and festive fun, plus a raffle with amazing prizes, and a Christmas mini quiz.
For further details regarding ordering food and booking tickets, please visit: www.savethefoxandhounds.org.uk.
On 3rd May 2023, in accordance with 'The Stratford-on-Avon (Reorganisation of Community Governance - Parishes of Great Wolford and Little Wolford) Order 2023', Great Wolford Parish Council and Little Wolford Parish Meeting were dissolved.
From 4th May 2023, the parishes of Little Wolford and Great Wolford were grouped under a new common parish council called "The Wolfords Joint Parish Council".
Following the Community Governance Review by Stratford District Council it has been decided that there should be a reorganisation of the parishes of Great Wolford and Little Wolford, coming into force on 31 January 2023 and with effect from the election of councillors on 4 May 2023.
Great Wolford Parish Council and Little Wolford Parish Meeting will be dissolved on 3 May 2023 and elections will take place to elect five councillors for The Wolfords Joint Parish Council. Councillors will be elected from two new wards; four representing Great Wolford Parish Ward and one representing Little Wolford Parish Ward.
View the full order here: Governance_Order.pdf.
Members of Little Wolford Parish Meeting met for the final time on the evening of 19th January 2023 to agree a precept for the coming year.
The morning of Sunday 11 Dec proved to be perfect timing for the planting of the jubilee tree on the southernmost edge of the village green. Neighbours enjoyed seeing faces old and new. Hot chocolate, mulled wine and tasty homemade nibbles were as welcome as the mild weather and rare sunshine.
The chosen tree - a type of ornamental hawthorn (Crataegus x lavalleei ‘Carrierei’) - came bareroot and with a few leaves and berries still holding on. Planting was led by Helen Bostock from Little Wolford Parish Meeting, and the plaque put in place by Roz Warriner, who had kindly donated the tree.
Visit the Queens Green Canopy to see our tree on the map.
On the evening of 23 Nov experienced trainer Jon Poulter from Community Heartbeat Trust gave an excellent session on how to respond in the event of a cardiac arrest. Residents from the Wolfords found the session lively and informative, and by the end everyone felt more confident about how to use the defibrillator, located on the wall of the Village Hall. Interest was expressed in setting up an emergency village phone system, an invaluable aid for those living in rural communities.
A trio of apple trees have been planted on the Green, to add seasonal interest to the area and, in time, provide fruit for both passerbys and wildlife.
The trees were sourced from Heritage Fruit Trees in Banbury. Two have connections to Warwickshire: ‘Wyken Pippin’, a yellow-skinned eating apple found at Wyken near Coventry around 1700 and ‘Leathercoat Russet’, an English eating variety originating from 1600, referenced in Shakespeare’s “Falstaff”. The third tree is a red-fruited crabapple, called Malus kirghisorum, originating from Kazakhstan.
This week the electrician came to install the defibrillator. The unit is located on the exterior wall of the Wolfords Village Hall and signs have gone up around the village to help direct people in case of emergency. This is a great achievement and a life-saving asset for our community.
Good news! As a result of the Community Grant from WALC, and the generosity of LW residents to help push us over the line, we have not only achieved our fundraising target, but exceed it! We are grateful to everyone who contributed - thank you. The final total raised was £2,107.
The Wolfords Village Hall have kindly given us permission to install the defibrillator on the outside wall of the village hall
We are now liaising with Community Heartbeat Trust regarding the purchase of the defibrillator, which they will be installing for us in due course.
The next meeting of The Wolfords Joint Parish Council will be held on Tue 30th January 2024 at 7.30pm in The Wolfords Village Hall, Little Wolford.