General Election Result


This is the result for the Stratford-on-Avon constituency at the General Election on Thursday 8 June.


Nadhim Zahawi (Conservative)            33657       Elected

Jeff Kenner (Labour)                                 11699

Elizabeth Adams (Lib Dem)                      6357

Dominic Giles (Green Party)                     1345

Jandy Spurway (Independent)                  255

Tom Darnwood (Independent)                   219


(Source:Stratford District Council)

Watch out for Lead Thieves!

The Police advise that there has been a spate of thefts of lead from churches in the West Midlands.

Insomniacs and other residents are asked to keep a look out during the night for people behaving suspiciously in the vicinity of the church and to dial 999 if they believe the theft of roof lead is in progress.

Replacing lead after a theft is an expensive business and insurance does not always cover the full amount of replacement.


(Source: BBC Midlands Today)



Increase in Reported Crime in Area

Residents are advised that there seems to have been a recent increase in petty crime in Tanworth and the surrounding area.

There has been a spate of garage break-ins and thefts from vehicles reported recently in Broad Lane,Blind Lane and Bates Lane.

If you want more details sign up for the regular Alcester North area police email update.

You can find more information on the Neighbourhood Watch section of this website.

(Source:Warwickshire Police)

Refuse Bags Offer

Warwickshire residents are now able to buy 6 rolls of 25 compostable bin liners for their Green Kitchen caddies at what is said to be a special discounted price.

You can order the 150 liners for £7.95 (including post and packing) from:



Warning:Rogue Tradesmen


Warwickshire County Council would like to draw the attention of residents to the actions of so called tradesmen who are cold calling,offering to remove moss from roof tiles.

An elderly customer who doesn’t wish to be named has been charged £2000 for this ‘service’. If she didn’t pay cash tshe was told hey would have to charge her more + Vat. They even went back for a tip!

If you see any elderly or vulnerable neighbours with ‘tradesmen’working at their homes,be nosey! You can do it tactfully. And if in doubt,contact the Police .


(Source:Warwickshire County Council)


Bogus Emails Warning

Fraudsters are sending out a wave of scam emails purporting to be from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) that claim you have to appear in court.

Concerned members of the public have reported receiving the email entitled You’ve been witness summoned to court.

The email encourages the recipient to click on a link to view their start time and case details.

This link is likely to lead to malware which could affect your computer.

This email has no connection to the CPS and anyone receiving the email should not download any attachments or click on any links.

If you receive one of these messages rreport it to Trading Standards via Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 040506.

(Source: Warwickshire Police)

Know About Future Planning Applications

Stratford-on-Avon District Council has launched an online tool which has been designed to help residents access information on any new planning applications within their neighbourhoods.

This new tool will send email alerts to anyone who has registered via the Council’s website notifying them of any planning applications which have been registered with the Council and which fall within the selected geographical area.

This new tool will not replace the press and site notices:it is being introduced to supplement the existing arrangements. It will be an additional method of communicating which,it is hoped,will be more reliable and immediate for all those who register.

To register please use the following link:


(Source:  Stratford District Council)

New System for Neighbourhood Watch Alerts

At a Neighbourhood Watch meeting in Stratford we were advised that a new Community Messaging System was being developed and should be going live soon –that was in spring 2015.

Warwickshire Police say the system is now Live and residents are asked to register even if they have already registered under the old system.

At present both old and new are running alongside each other but the old system may be phased out very soon and your previously registered details cannot be transferred.

Residents will also be asked to confirm annually that they wish to continue receiving crime information.

The new system enables residents to select which area or areas they are interested in receiving crime information about and also how often they wish to receive this information by way of e-mail messages.  You can choose  to receive messages as they are sent or daily or weekly.  You can also select the message type and which localities interest you.  You may consider crimes committed  across the county boundary in Beoley  more relevant to you than those in North Warwickshire as Warwickshire and West Mercia (Worcestershire) police forces work closely now.

To register for the Community Messaging Service please click here.


(Source:Tony Dixon, Chief Co-ordinator Neighbourhood Watch)

Village Fibre Broadband Available

BT Openreach has finally managed to blow the fibre cable through the ducts down Vicarage Hill.

They appear to have completed the splicing of the fibres and connect the green cabinet at the corner of Bellfield to the exchange.

Although BT is advertising that Fibre is available now,there are conflicting reports of how available it is.

BEWARE Some residents have had orders accepted by suppliers and then cancelled.

The organisation responsible for implementing the government scheme is called cswBroadband .  For more details including maps of the areas being improved can be found at:





(Source:Geoff Becque)

Weekly Police Crime Reports


The Alcester North Safer Neighbourhood Team is the name given to the Warwickshire Police officers dedicated to Tanworth and surrounding areas.

Each week the police produce a list of incidents local to us.  If you have any questions or information that could help call them on one of the non emergency numbers below or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Remember in an emergency where a crime could be in progress do not hesitate to call 999.

For all other queries or non emergencies call 101 or Warwickshire Police direct on 01926 415000.  

You should note that calls to 999 are free,calls to 101 cost a flat 15p and  calls to the other numbers may be included in your phone package.

 If you want to go on the weekly email circulation list to receive police crime lists please complete the tear-off strip on our November Newsletter.


(Source:Tony Dixon)