Hello from Brandon and Bretford Parish Council!
Improvements to Avondale Road
The Parish Council is keen to improve the aesthetics of Avondale Road and would like to introduce more plants and greenery in an effort to enhance its overall appearance. Councillors already have some ideas, but we would really like to hear your thoughts. What do you think should be planted and where? Do you have any ideas that you would like us to consider? Maybe you have tried something on your own property that could be repeated on a larger scale? Money as always is limited and we will have to comply with the various rules and regulations that govern where we can place things, but we’re hopeful of making some improvements for the pleasure of those that live on and pass through Avondale Road. Please send any suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone Lizz Clarke on 01788 833910
Several years ago the Parish Council put together a Village Design Statement to capture a snap shot of the village as it was and define a vision for how we would like it to be in the future. This is now over a decade old and needs updating. The Parish Council would be interested to hear from any members of the community who would like to assist in the task of updating this. You can email us at email@example.com or Telephone Lizz Clarke on 01788 833910, we’d love to hear from you.
You may have seen the issue of traffic highlighted by the Brinklow Speed Aware teams appearance on the BBC Country File programme recently. The Brandon Speed Aware team have also been busy again and have recently been monitoring traffic speed around the village. The number of cars exceeding the speed limit is quite low, however the volume of traffic through the village has increased. Remember, a great way to set the standard and affect the behaviour of other drivers, is through our own behaviour when driving through the village.
Oakdale Nursery & Brandon Stadium
The revised planning application for the Oakdale Nursery site (with the scaled down main building) was approved (subject to conditions) by the Borough council on 27th March. At this time, the Parish Council are not aware of any details regards a possible start date for the work.
Information from Rugby Borough Council is that they have still received no formal application in relation to Brandon Stadium. Many of you will have attended the Save Brandon Stadium meeting at Binley Woods Village Hall on 23rd July. The meeting was well attended by the public and representatives of Brandon & Bretford Parish Council , Rugby Borough Council and Warwickshire County Council were present to answer questions wherever they could.
Street Lighting on Main Street
The Parish Council are continuing to work with E.ON and Western Power Distribution to replace the street lighting on Main Street. Progress has been slow, but we continue to press both companies to complete the works as soon as possible.
Cllr Kirby has kindly renovated one of the benches on the village green that was badly in need of repair. We are grateful to Cllr Kirby for his time and effort and hope you all enjoy the improved seating.
The Brandon Ladies continue to meet socially once a month for chat and company. In June we went for a meal at the Roseycoombe pub. In July it was Wimbledon, so we gathered at Pear Tree Cottage on the hottest day of the year for Strawberries and Fizz.
The next big social occasion is the annual skittles evening at the Brandon Club . This is usually very popular and is open to all (women, men, girls and boys). It is fun for all ages. The cost is £5.00 per person which includes mini fish and chips. The date is Saturday 05-September starting at 7.30pm. If you would like to go can you please contact Ann (76540617), Juliet Carter or Sue Burdett. It is a fun and enjoyable evening and a chance to meet fellow villagers.
If you are interested in coming along to any of the monthly Brandon Ladies gatherings then contact either Ann, Juliet or Sue.
Brandon Club Open Day
Sandwiched between two rainy days Brandon Club held it's open day on 25-July. The afternoon was warm and sunny. We were welcomed by Humpty Dumpty sitting on the wall by the front door. Ray busily cooked on the Bar-B-Q, whilst Kim and family worked hard inside. There were competitions to be won and horses to ride on.
In the evening we were entertained by a singer and the quickest games of Bingo ever.
Thanks to Kim, Ray and family and the Brandon Club Committee for their hard work and an enjoyable event.
Record scores (high and low) were achieved in the Snooker competition!