Warmington Almshouses - One Bedroomed House Available for Long Term Occupation
One of the Warmington almshouses will become available at the beginning of November. The house has a bedroom, lounge/kitchen, wet room and small utility area and will be fully redecorated. The house is part of a period building containing 3 separate almshouses surrounded by gardens in the middle of the village. The almshouses are maintained by the Warmington Almshouses Charitable Trust and the Trustees welcome applications from anyone. Priority will be given to long term residents of Warmington and surrounding villages and the successful applicant will pay a monthly contribution (similar to rent) which is generally lower than equivalent private rentals in this area.
If you, or someone you know, would like to live in this house then please contact the Trustees who will be able to provide detailed information on facilities and costs.
General information about these almshouses is also available on the village website at www.warmington.org in the Warmington Community section.
Featuring: Warmington School, Auction of Produce and Coffee & Cake.
Where: St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Warmington.
When: 10.00am Sunday 27th September.
Red Lion Charity Buffet Night for the Royal British Legion Women's Section
This months Buffet night will be held on Thursday 24th at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.
It will be in the Pub and as usual we will be offering two courses for £15.95 with £3.00 per head being donated to the Charity.
You can eat as much as you like of the main courses and then follow on with one of our lovely homemade desserts. There will also be a raffle!
Please help us support this worthwhile cause.
Richard & Tim..
Warmington Facebook page
The parish council has recently set up a Facebook page to enable updates and links to the website to be proactive.
A feed from the Facebook page has been embedded on the left hand side of the website under the menu.
Why not have a look. Please give us a like if you do by clicking the like button in the feed.
Warmington Joggers has been created!
Thanks to everyone who has emailed in their interest for running.
Warmington Joggers has been created!
The first run was on Wed 26 Aug 6:30pm from the Red Lion pub Warmington.
A 3.5 - 4.0 miles slow jog social run to Fotheringhay and back, across the fields. Followed by a quick chat and a cheeky squash too!
Thank you, Claire (Claire Maxted - 07817 465939)
Warmington Broadband Update - 29th July 2015
The new fibre optic broadband uptake has been so successful that the cabinet has run out of capacity......
Openreach's response is "We appreciate that this is frustrating but unfortunately, this cabinet has run out of space for more customers which we are looking to resolve as quickly as possible. Please keep an eye on our website from the mid of August 2015 for an update. It’s where we publish the very latest fibre coverage information and we update it weekly. This is when we would estimate that you should be able to place your order, all being well."
There are also issues with the speeds available. It appears that some areas of the village could get speeds of nearly 80 Mbits/sec. Other areas of the village may only get speeds of 17-24 Mbits/sec.
Whilst this disparity is disappointing, it is still a massive leap forward from the previous provision. Find out more about the SuperFast Broadband roll-out planned for Warmington.
If you are unhappy with your current superfast broadband, please click here to complete the Ultrafast Broadband Survey.
A New Vicar for the Warmington Benefice- where we are now.
Prior to Brian Rogers' actual retirement, representatives of the five parishes had met in February with the Archdeacon of Oakham and the Rural Dean to discuss his replacement. The Archdeacon said then that to be able to finance the appointment of a full time vicar, it would be necessary to add another parish to the Benefice, and that an approach would be made to Elton to ask if the patron and Parochial Church Council would be willing to make such a move. At a further meeting held on the 16th of June Benefice representatives were told that Elton had declined to join the Warmington group, and that the only option available would be the appointment of a part time vicar, working three days, including Sunday, during each week.
It must be accepted that for a number of years, the Benefice parish share paid to the Diocese has been subsidised by other churches in the Deanery, and that this situation is unfair and cannot continue at its present rate. The cost to the Benefice of a part time vicar will be in the order of £44000 per annum which includes housing and other Diocesan expenses.
The Rural Dean cited a number of cases where a part time priest, working with an elected Benefice Counsel had actively grown the local church community, and that such an appointment should not be seen as a means of just" keeping things going." There was general agreement that it should be the aim of the five parishes to work together to support a new part time incumbent to develop the level of church attendance and pastoral care.
The Bishop and Archdeacon will now begin the search for a suitable candidate, who will be offered to the parish representatives for their approval. We do not know how long this will take, but we must all hope and pray for an appointment to be made as quickly as possible.
Bill Peck, on behalf of the PCCs of the Benefice.
'Day of the Hedgehog' on 21st November
Join us to celebrate The Day of the Hedgehog on Saturday 21st November at Telford International Centre. The programme is jam packed with talks about a wide range of projects, most funded by Hedgehog Street (our partnership with People's Trust for Endangered Species) and will be a fascinating tour of the issues facing hedgehogs in 21st century Britain. For Tickets.
Hedgehogs in September
The final stage of a hedgehog’s year is fast approaching. Just as our youngster have to prepare for their next academic year, in some cases a move to a new school, so the hedgehogs must start preparing for this final, and very important, stage of their year.
The hedgehogs will be looking for a suitable nest site, it must not get flooded if we have lots of rain, nor should it be too exposed and get blown away. Luckily this all seems to be instinctive to the hedgehogs. They find lots of dry bedding materials and make a large domed nest with a single entrance hole. This will keep them safe and dry during their hibernation. When the time comes the door will be blocked up with leaves - the hedgehog should not be disturbed whilst it is sleeping.
To survive this long sleep they need to store lots of internal fat. This of course involves eating a lot of food. For the healthy hedgehogs this should be an easy job, especially if they find some gardens where extra food is put out for them each evening.
However some of the hedgehogs will be on the small side and may also have internal parasites that overwhelm them. These are the ones that will struggle to survive. In some cases providing a regular dish of hedgehog food or meat based dog or cat food will help them to gain weight. In other cases the internal parasite problem may be too much for them and they may need to be rescued. I am sure I do not need to remind you that the rule of thumb is “if it is out in the day it is in trouble” and this particularly applies to these youngsters.
Have a look at the British Hedgehog Preservation Society’s website and look at their leaflet on Autumn Juveniles. This will give you lots of tips on helping hedgehogs, feeding suggestions and feeding stations and much more. It also suggests when it is necessary to take action and rescue one. Please remember “if in doubt, give us a shout”.
If you find a sick or injured hedgehog contact the British Hedgehog Preservation Society they can give general advice and perhaps details of a local hedgehog rehabilitator that you can contact. Contact them on 01584 890801. For information about helping hedgehogs at this time of year visit the BHPS web site at www.britishhedgehogs.org.uk
Warmington Greetings Card
Local artist Rosemary Coates has produced a beautiful illustration of St Mary’s, Warmington which is now available as a greetings card. It is suitable for Birthday, Wedding Anniversary, Congratulations, Thank You, Thinking of You, etc.
All money raised goes to the Church. A single card costs £1.00 but you can buy six for £5. The cards are available in the church, which is open every day. If you are unable to get to the church, please contact Kathryn and she will arrange to bring/post to you.
Northampton ACRE - Bulk Oil Scheme
Northamptonshire ACRE is expanding the Bulk Oil scheme and is now offering LPG in cylinders and for bulk tanks. Current prices are:
- 13kg Butane: £26.75
- 19kg Propane: £29.00
- 47kg Propane: £59.75
All prices include VAT and delivery.
LPG bulk tank supply: A 2 year deal, price fixed for 9 months at 41ppl.
There is no additional cost to ordering LPG, it is covered under the oil membership.
Here at Northants ACRE we use 47kg cylinders and just by switching suppliers with the help of our Energy Consultants we have saved over £10 a cylinder. We are also looking to install a bulk tank to secure further savings. If you would like to do the same or would like more information on this and ordering LPG, please give me a call on 01604 825 892, Will Dallimore (Rural Officer).
Oil and LPG Membership Form
Individual Oil Ordering Form
Summer is also the time to buy Oil with the price being at its lowest over the next couple of months, it certainly is the time to fill up. Currently, The price of heating OIL is around 15% lower than it was this month last year and two months ago it was 25% below the equivalent 2013 price.