Warwick District


For all information relating to Covid-19 and self-isolation, please see the link on the right.

In Memoriam

Christopher Tovey PhD Research (Name has been corrected!)

Appeal for buttons and wool to help our nurses caring for Covid-19 patients. Please click on the link to find out more.

Georgie Hale thanks those attending the Open Meeting on 11th March 2020 for their generous donation of £375.00 to the Clive Hale Memorial Fund. This followed her presentation on how they had survived a shipwreck in the Antarctic in 2007. The fund supports families experiencing end of life care of a loved one and was a cause dear to her husband.

Would you like to help Warwick District Council run their polling stations in May 2021?
The Elections Team are looking for Poll Clerks and you will receive full training to be able to assist the Presiding Officer run the polling station.
It is for the full day as polling stations are open from 7am until 10pm and you will be working a 16/17 hour day, so would need to provide your own refreshments for the whole day.
The fee for Poll Clerks is £178.75 plus travelling expenses. Your will also receive £31 for attending the training session.
Polling staff trainings (90 minutes) will be held at the Town Hall, Royal Leamington Spa CV32 4AT in the preceding weeks. You will be able to book your chosen training session.
If you are interested please contact the Elections Team for details and an application form – email: staffourelections@warwickdc.gov.uk
or phone: 01926 456106.

Free driver assessments for eligible senior drivers
Warwickshire County Council has teamed up with IAM Roadsmart and Specsavers to provide and promote free driving assessments for eligible mature drivers. Click for further information.

AGM 2020 presentation
If you missed the presentation at the AGM or want to review it, you can find it at Heidi Meyer AGM 2020 presentation.

Talk on Hong Kong
Chris Forse recently gave a talk to the Current Affairs group on the recent history of Hong Kong (where he lived for many years), including the background to the recent rioting. It’s worthy of a wider audience, so you can find it here: Hong Kong

Religion in Europe between the late medieval period and the Reformation
The Centre for Renaissance Studies at the University of Warwick has for a number of years run evening courses on the Renaissance, and they are brilliantly delivered by the faculty and post-docs at the university. It will lighten up any Friday evening. Click here for further information. Chris Forse

The Arts Society of Leamington Spa - click to find out more

The Pond of Poetry Click here if you want to find out about the latest installation by the Woolpack Group.

Now or Never - click here if you are interested in helping to clear litter where you live.
WDU3A Litter picking

Claim a Power of Attorney refund
Did you know that if you have set up a Power of Attorney you may be able to claim a refund of part of your application fee? You are eligible for a refund if you applied to register a power of attorney from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2017.
This applies to lasting powers of attorney (LPA) and enduring powers of attorney (EPA).
You must claim your refund by 1 February 2021.

For more information please look at https://www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney-refund.

Music to my ears - click here to find out more about the guide to music in Warwick, Leamington and beyond.

Tools with a Mission
Are you getting rid of old garden tools? Then click on the link, and see how you can give them a very useful second life.

== Group News ==

Book Club
Our friendly book group welcomes new members. We meet each month in members' homes to discuss our own reading of a wide variety of books.

For further details contact Jeff Boswell on 337344

German for Beginner Plus/Tentative Intermediate level
We are forming a friendly, mutually supportive group for those who do have a LITTLE German, and who would like to take it further, at an enjoyable and relaxing pace. We will meet every 1st and 3rd Friday afternoon from 2.00-3.30 pm, venue to depend on size of the established group. We will be learning together using some agreed texts (which members will need to buy), but also CDs and the internet. For further information, contact:

Hazel Grant 498362, 07818 033607