District Councillor (Stratford District Council)
County Councillor (Warwickshire County Council)
Member of Parliament (Stratford-on-Avon)
Nadhim Zahawi MP
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.
We're delighted to see the unsafe bridge down at Nethercote Brook has now been replaced with a brand new one. This means the right of way is reopen, allowing walkers and residents to once again choose a scenic country walk to go between the two Wolfords.
Purchased with help of a grant from Warkwickshire County Council, Little Wolford now has an Emergency grab bag. When the Wolfords Village Hall reopens, this will be stored there, ready for use in the event of a community emergency such as flood or fire. Items in the kit include rain ponchos, foil blankets, a small first aid kit, a wind-up radio, head torch and hazard tape. There is also bottled water and sandbags. Little Wolford Parish Meeting has prepared an Emergency Plan, with key contacts and info on how to activate this laminated in the emergency bag.
New Parish Noticeboard installed on The Green. On 16 June 2019, residents of Little Wolford gathered on The Green for the official 'unveiling ceremony' of the new noticeboard. Huge thanks go to Colin Ablewhite for designing and making the noticeboard.
The next meeting of The Wolfords Joint Parish Council will be held on Tue 26th March 2024 at 7.30pm in The Wolfords Village Hall, Little Wolford.