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Police Warn of Data Theft from Post Boxes in Warwickshire

Warwickshire Police have reported a number of village post boxes stolen or damaged presumably with the intention of data theft. It would seem prudent to not post items today which won’t be collected until tomorrow or even the following day e.g. after Saturday collection and not collected before Monday. Why? You maybe sending information useful to those stealing identity – name, address, bank card information…. They are taking the post boxes for a reason.


We are now entering our second lockdown. We are mindful of the impact that this can impose upon some of our community, possibly resulting in dramatic changes to personal circumstances – be it health and/or financial difficulties. As a community, we shall continue to pull together, offering support and assistance.

We have the following support systems in place:
Community Care – collection and delivery of prescriptions/shopping to vulnerable or isolating households. Please contact Simon Hanagarth (07955885529) or Matt Neville (07753904304).

Community Food Share – Operated by a small team of volunteers who distribute food to those who require extra help during this pandemic. Please contact Stephenie Hillier (07720975023) or Debbie Woodliffe (07845437702). All inquiries and conversations are strictly confidential.

If you would like to donate food towards The Community Food Share there will be a collection box outside The Poppin, Long Marston and Londis, Meon Vale.

Thank you.

Improved UBUS Demand-Responsive Minibus service & Changes to Flexibus bus services in Stratford District from 26th October 2020

From Monday 26th October, the UBUS demand-responsive minibus service will offer a much-improved service in Stratford District, and there will be changes to a number of Flexibus services in the area.
All Towns and Parishes in Stratford-on-Avon District will now have a UBUS operating every day Monday – Friday. The service will operate from 0930 until 1900, except between 1430 and 1630 on school days. This gives a substantial increase in the number of potential journeys that can be made. The Booking Centre is open from 0830 to 1800 making it easier to book journeys. Bookings can still be made by calling 01789 264491. Fares on the service are £4.00 single and £6.00 return, however Concessionary Passes will also now be valid for travel on the service making it hugely beneficial to the majority of passengers.
The UBUS service is available to anybody who is unable to make their journey by normal public transport or if they have mobility impairment as the vehicles are also wheelchair-friendly. There are 5 operating zones and passengers can travel anywhere in their local area or to Stratford-upon-Avon. Passengers in Parishes within the Southam area will only be able travel to Leamington Spa and not Stratford-upon-Avon. Full details can be found in the attached dedicated UBUS information sheet.

Warwickshire County Council will now be jointly funding the UBUS service and as a result has reviewed all of the Flexibus services it operates within the area and withdrawn those services where there is direct duplication and reduced operating days on less well used services.

A Visual Survey Of Long Marston [Marston Sicca] 1967

In 1967 a photographic survey of Long Marston, Warwickshire, was compiled by members of the W.I. under the direction of Mrs K R Walker.

Photographs and thanks went to Mr B Mills, Mr L Dale, and the Rev. Leonard-Williams.

20/02569/REM – Development of 38 residential dwellings

Address: Long Marston Storage Depot Campden Road Lower Quinton

Proposal: Development of 38 residential dwellings (C3 Use Class) on eastern part of Phase 4B including associated works comprising earthworks, vehicular access from Station Road, internal access roads and footpaths, parking, open space, hard and soft landscaping including boundary treatment and drainage infrastructure. The outline planning application qualified as EIA development and an Environmental Statement was submitted at that time 

20/02315/FUL – Proposed development of 124 dwellings

Address: Phase 1A Long Marston Airfield Campden Road, Lower Quinton, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 8LL

Proposal: Proposed development of 124 dwellings, including 43 Affordable Homes and all ancillary enabling works including associated highway, drainage and landscape works and associated amendments to the area of public open space as approved under application 17/03258/REM for 400 dwellings at Long Marston Airfield. 

Temporary Shop and Post Office Hours

Due to the present extraordinary circumstances, opening hours for the shop and post office will be:-

Shop hours
8:00am – 2:00pm – Weekdays
8:00am – 1:00pm – Weekends

Post Office hours
9:00am – 2:00pm Monday – Thursday
9:00am – 12:00pm Friday
Closed – Weekends

These times may change so please check regularly.

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA18)

SDC has to have a reserve of available land for further housing development in case of a shortfall in the 5 year land supply.
The SHLAA is a study of available parcels of land which they have identified. Some are unlikely to be suitable, some are more likely to be used.

The overview is here 2018.cfm?frmAlias=/shlaa18/

You can view the map of Long Marston, showing the areas under consideration here

You need to scroll down to page 22 for the map and the following 4 pages for the details.
We have until 14th September to submit comments. A comments form is provided on the above website.