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Tysoe Windmill Run – Saturday 3rd June 2017

Tysoe Windmill 10km run 2017 – Join us Saturday 3rd June. For more details go to www.tysoewindmill10k.com

Posted by Ian Hook on Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Shipston on Stour – a Dementia Friendly Community

We run a singing group for people with dementia and their carers in Shipston on Stour. We meet monthly in Stour Court, and have a singsong, a cuppa and a chat. Very relaxed, very informal and all seem to hugely enjoy the experience! We are called “Down Memory Lane”…..

We are also part of Shipston on Stour – a Dementia Friendly Community, led by the surgery and Dr Sue Pritchard. I have also taken the liberty to enclose the flyer I have prepared for this for the current year. It includes the Alzheimer’s Dementia café, Down Memory Lane, Stour Valley Carers Group, Active Memory Group, Chit Chat, and has details of the At Home and Age UK lunches.

With kind regards   Dave Hollingworth

calendar 2017 for all groups

DML 2017 programme

Housing Needs Survey – Summary of Results

Our thanks go to all of you who filled in Housing Needs Survey forms. The 174 forms returned represent an excellent response for such an exercise. The survey sought to discover what housing is required for people with a local connection and to find what support there is for an affordable housing scheme.  It also gave the opportunity to express other opinions which could influence development within the village.

AGING POPULATION

The survey confirmed that Tysoe has an ageing population which could lead to problems of sustainability. There is a  preponderance of larger houses, above average for Stratford District Council, this combined with an ageing population means that most dwellings are under-occupied.

IDENTIFIED NEED

  • The survey identified a need for eleven new homes in Tysoe Parish for households with a local connection
  • These should comprise a mixture of Housing Association Rental, Housing Association Shared Ownership and Owner occupier dwellings.  Seven of these would be small flats, two 2-bedroom houses and two small bungalows.
  • Responses indicated that there is a clear appetite among residents to meet the need for affordable housing within the parish.
  • There is a need for more smaller houses to allow residents of larger houses to downsize as their requirements change.

YOU VALUE HIGHLY

  • The rural and historic environment of the village
  • The shops and services

YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT

  • Transport links
  • Problems with traffic and parking
  • Proportionate development  (not housing estates)
  • Broadband
  • Flooding

NEXT STEPS

We will use information from the survey to inform the next draft of our Neighbourhood Plan.  Watch for details on the Parish Website and village notice board.

The Neighbourhood Planning Group is setting up a sub-committeee to consider options for affordable housing development in Tysoe. Let us know if you interested in getting involved, please contact: David Roache on: 680309 or email: djroache@buzzinternet.co.uk

The full Housing Needs Survey report is available at:  tysoe-hns-report-november2016