Please see the Radway Village newsletter for May including Volunteer Drivers and much more.
Parish Council News
Volunteer Drivers Needed
The Parish Council would like to make residents aware of VASA’s community transport service which is volunteer led. Their drivers take clients to medical appointments or to groups and services to help overcome social isolation. VASA does up to 60 journeys a day. The areas covered are Stratford, Warwick, Leamington Spa, Kenilworth, Southam. Alcester, Shipston and all the surrounding villages. It is a very reliable service which clients find incredibly valuable.
All drivers are volunteers and 45p mileage costs are paid. VASA are in desperate need to find more drivers in order to keep this service going as the demand is growing daily! If you could spare an hour or so a week, please call 01789 262889 and offer your help.
Thursday Club News
Last month, the Thursday Club had an interesting talk from a speaker from the ECO Workshop in Stratford Upon Avon. The workshop is a not-for-profit organization which provides work based activities for adults with autism or learning disabilities.
The workshop would appreciate receiving donations of used greetings card envelopes of all colours and white, which they use to make paper. This is then made into paper cones which they fill with bio-degradeable confetti to sell. Liz Manwaring would be happy to receive your envelopes at 9 The Green.
The workshop would also like to receive drinks cans to recycle, and we are asking if there is anyone in the village who could provide a collection point for these, such as a covered box in your porch or car port? If you could help, please let Liz know on 670662.
Radway Events Group
The Beetle Drive held on April 6th was a resounding success. Amidst great hilarity, the sense of competition was tangible and dice rolled at speed as everyone tried to be the first to draw a beetle and win on points. It was a wonderful opportunity to have fun, meet old friends and make new ones and just have a very good time. Look out for the next Beetle Drive and make sure you are there!
Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea and Evening Celebration
It is hoped that as many residents as possible will join in with the celebration of the marriage of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on May 19th 2018 starting at 3.30pm
It may be that you haven’t been to many village events before, or you may be new to the village, or you may regularly support events. Whoever you are, and whatever age, the members of the REG hope to see you at this village celebration.
Complimentary tickets, provided by the Parish Council, are available for anyone over the age of 75 . If you do not receive one and would like to come please contact Rob on 670534.
Other tickets are also available from Puffin (678682) or Sandra (670229) priced at £4 for adults and children over 12. Those under 2 years old will be welcomed free of charge, and a family ticket will be available at £10 for 2 adults and 2 children.
There are lots of opportunities to help to make the Royal Wedding celebration a real community event. We particularly need help with baking cakes and scones beforehand, and with making sandwiches in the Village Hall in the morning. We will also need people willing to help with serving on the day, and with setting up and clearing away the tables. The more volunteers the merrier, so no one has to end up doing it all! Please contact Lilian on 670767 if you can help in any way.
Dressing up is optional but we encourage all to come dressed as if attending the wedding, with prizes for the under 12’s.
From 6pm onwards there will be a jazz and cocktail party in the Village Hall, with a pop-up cocktail bar.
Theft of a car on the Tysoe Road
Some residents will already know that a Mitsubishi car was stolen at about 3am on Friday morning, 23rd March.
The car was parked on the Tysoe Road, opposite numbers 1 – 4 The Green. Someone had been spotted looking into the cars parked in this area in the small hours of Wednesday morning, and this was reported to the police.
However, such a close shave was clearly not enough to put them off, and at about 3am on Friday morning residents at number 5 heard noises outside. They ran out to try to get a photo of them stealing the car but the thieves drove off.
The police were called and were here very promptly. The car was found abandoned later on in the morning, with the rear badly damaged as if it had been reversed into a premises or ATM.
This is a sad and timely reminder to leave our cars as securely locked, alarmed and protected as possible. Apparently heavy cars and 4x4 models are particularly attractive to thieves.
Attention local golfers
Radway football writer Jim Brown is organising a golf day to raise funds for Coventry City Former Players Association (CCFPA) on Thursday 7 June at Stoneleigh Deer Park GC. A team of three costs £270 which includes coffee & a bacon roll, a round of golf with a former player, three course dinner and prize-giving. Individual entries are £90. Contact Jim on 07802 411943 for more information.
Your Parish Council
Michele Johnson Chair - 670770
John Feilding, Vice Chair - 678390
Peter Wilkins - 670229
Julie Jackson - 670747
Hilary Stevens 670805