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New initiative for reporting traffic offences

Residents in Warwickshire can now report traffic offences using digital evidence from dash cams. Follow the link for further details. https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/operationsnap

Child Burial Fees

At the Town Council meeting on 5 June 2018, Councillors unanimously agreed to waive burial fees for all children under the age of 18 who are resident in Alcester.

The Government has indicated that it intends to set up a Children’s Funeral Fund later in the year to cover such fees but the Town Council has agreed to implement this change immediately.

The Mayor of Alcester, Cllr Andrew Foster, said “As a parent myself, I can think of nothing worse than losing a child.  With this small gesture, we hope to lessen the financial burden on bereaved parents at what must be a devastating time for them.”

Warwickshire Trading Standards – Tackling doorstep crime- No Rogue Traders Here….

Do you want to avoid being ripped off or subjected to door step scams now we are in the DIY season?

No Rogue Traders Here is a privately run approved trader scheme in partnership with; Birmingham, Solihull, Wolverhampton and now Warwickshire Trading Standards. This has been operating since January 2017

The scheme is a managed network of businesses, rather than a list. Each one has been through a very detailed vetting process, including intelligence checks from each participating Trading Standards Service.

  1. Warwickshire residents can simply register either online at https://www.noroguetradershere.com/or by freephone 0800 233 5000 and use the scheme free of charge. They just need to register their basic details, confirm the type of trader and the work they require.
  2. The customer will then receive a profile of up to 3 scheme members, depending on the size of the job, who meet their requirements.
  3. The consumer contacts the traders to get quotes and then makes a decision.
  4. A written quote/contract is drawn up by the chosen trader and a start date agreed.
  5. NRTH monitor the contract, to make sure the quotes are clear, complete, fair and accurate.
  6. When the work is completed, NRTH then contact the consumer to check that they are happy with the result. The administration of the scheme is carried out by NRTH, including the registration of traders and consumers.

Superfast Broadband- available to parts of Bleachfield Street

CSW Broadband are delighted to advise us that all the hard work has paid off and that superfast broadband is available to parts of Bleachfield Street in Alcester. Cabinet Alcester 2 has been upgraded, meaning that properties connected to the upgraded cabinet may now be able to order the improved service.

For you to check which cabinet you are connected to and what speeds you might achieve, please visit https://www.dslchecker.bt.com/.

UBUS Community Transport is three years old! UBUS is a ring and ride community transport service operating within Stratford District and is available to anyone in the district who struggles to access public transport due to mobility issues, health problems or who lives in an area with no, or infrequent, public transport.

Did you know….There is a Flexibus bus service that runs to Stratford Tesco and The Maybird twice a week- Tuesday & Fridays. In addition to the Alcester Police Station stop, there is a stop outside the Alcester Inn (formerly Alcester Trades & Labour Club). The service is free for anyone with a bus pass, otherwise it is £5.50 return.