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Please also see our news section for details of local events.


Recovery & Wellbeing Academy

Summer 2019 - Courses available in North Warwickshire

Click here to download details of the courses available.

Click here to download the enrolment form.


Summer Holidays 2019

Click here for details of events which are taking place over the summer holidays.


Arley Parish Council invites you to attend
Picnic in the Park

Saturday 8th of June to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings

5.00 - 7.00pm at the recreation ground


People’s Pantry lunch clubs


Youth Club

Big Local Family Events

Story Telling

Thursday 14th March, Arley Community Centre, 11:00am

Atherstone Library Story Tellers will bring to life children’s stories. Aimed at children under 5 but anyone is welcome

Sing and Sign Taster

Wednesday 3rd April, Ansley Village Hall, 10.30am

Help your baby recognise important words sooner and learn to use signs to “talk” to you before speech. Learn in a fun and interactive way.

For ages 6-18 months

Healthy Living

Starting Thursday 9th May, Arley Community Centre, 4:00pm till 5.30pm

Change makers are running a 9 week course for families to explore all things health related, from sugar content and reading labels to cooking and activities to do with the kids. Aimed at families with children aged 4-12 but all welcome.

Community Litter Picks

Weekend 23 and 24 March

Saturday 10:00 - Meet at Ansley Village Hall
Saturday 14:00 – Meet at Arley Community Centre
Sunday 10:00 – Meet at Hill Top / Gun Hill corner
Sunday 14:00 – Meet at Springhill Medical Centre

To book a space or for more information contact Sarah: 07939510344 or email sarah.deeming@wcava.org.uk


ALZ Lunchtime Club

We meet on the first MONDAY of every month. 11.30am - 1.30pm at Hatter's Space, Upper Abbey Street, Nuneaton.

Meeting Dates:

  • Monday 4th February
  • Monday 4th March
  • Monday 1st April
  • Monday 13th May
  • Monday 3rd June
  • Monday 1st July
  • Monday 5th August
  • Monday 2nd September

The club is designed to be a fun and social place for people with Dementia, their Carers and Ex-Carers. A place where you can catch up with people you may already know, and meet new people, who are, or perhaps have been in a similar situation to yourself. Refreshments are provided.

No charge is made for membership and new members are always made welcome, so do join us.

For more information phone 02476 329692 or email alz@hartopp.co.uk

Family Wellbeing Events in Nuneaton & Rugby

Family Wellbeing Events in Nuneaton

Family Wellbeing Events in Rugby

Ansley Morris welcome new members to join them

ansley morris

If you are looking for a new way to exercise this is for you. No experience necessary, good fun, at Ansley Village Hall, Birmingham Road, Ansley Village.

Thursday evenings 7pm - 9pm

Contact Squire: Heather Greaves on 02476 392924
www.ansleymorrisdancers.com
or find us on Facebook

Galley Common Village Residents Association

The next meeting is on Monday the 4th of February 2019 at 7.15pm at The Stute.

Upcoming Community Forum meeting dates

Abbey & Wem Brook Community Forum
Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Town Hall, Coton Road, Nuneaton, CV11 5AA (in the Council Chamber)
The meeting will commence at 6pm.
For more information, please click here.

Bulkington & Whitestone Community Forum
Monday 28th January 2019
Whitestone Infant School (Magyar Crescent, Nuneaton, CV11 4SQ)
The meeting will commence at 7pm.
Agenda & previous meeting notes can be found here.

Bedworth North & West Community Forum
Wednesday 30th January 2019
Keresley Community Library (Bennetts Rd, Bedworth, CV7 8HX)
The meeting will commence at 7pm.
Agenda & previous meetings notes can be found here.

Bede & Poplar Community Forum
Monday 11th February 2019
Bedworth Sports Club (previously the Cricket Club; Johnson Pavilion, Miners Welfare Park, Rye Piece Ringway, Bedworth CV12 8JT)
The meeting will commence at 7pm.
Agenda & previous meetings notes can be found here.

Warwickshire Community & Voluntary Action

WCAVA logoHave you thought about Volunteering?

There are hundreds of different ways to volunteer across Warwickshire. No matter where you live, who you are or how much time you have.

Click here to find out more volunteering.

Arley Stay and Play

Arley Stay and Play

Ansley Village Art Group 7th Exhibition and Sale

Saturday 22nd September

10.00am - 5.00pm

Ansley Village Church Hall, Birmingham Road, Ansley CV10 9PS

Free entry and light refreshments available.

Christmas tree festival

Ansley Church Christmas Tree Festival

Saturday 8th December 11.00am - 5.00pm

Sunday 9th December - 11.30am - 6.00pm

Saturday 15th December 11.00am - 5.00pm

Sunday 16th December - 11.30am - 6.00pm

Saturday 22ndh December 11.00am - 5.00pm

Sunday 23rd December - 11.30am - 6.00pm

Admission £2. All accompanied children free.

60 Christmas tress decorated by the community.

Light refreshments available.

In aid of: Church funds and a donation to Mary Ann Evans Hospice

Christmas tree festival

Community Forums

Please find below information of upcoming Community Forum meeting dates. The agendas will be posted on the relevant website at least 1 week before the meeting.

Bede & Poplar Community Forum
Click here to download a poster with information.

Bedworth North & West Community Forum
Thursday 6th September 2018
St Giles Church (small hall) in Exhall (86 Church Lane, ASH Green, Bedworth CV7 9AA)
There will be an informal networking session from 6pm, and the meeting will start at 6:30pm.
Click here to download a poster with information.

Weddington & St Nicolas Community Forum
Monday 10th September 2018
Ambleside Sports Club (Ambleside Way, Nuneaton, CV11 6AT)
The meeting will start at 7:30pm.
Click here to download a poster with information.

Whitestone & Bulkington Community Forum
Monday 17 September 2018
Bulkington Working Mens Club (7B Chequer St, Bulkington, Bedworth, CV12 9NH)
The meeting will start at 7pm.
Click here to download a poster with information.

North Walks

Walking is ideal for most people to become physicaly active without the need for any special equipment. It is a great way to get some fresh air, meet new people, socalise and get out and about in your local community. All ages and abilities are welcome. The walk leader will ensure you are comfortable walking at your own pace.

https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/north-walks#schemedetails

Invitation To a Stake Holders Event - Thursday 21st June

To discuss the health and wellbeing needs of people living in the North Warwickshire Borough.

You are invited to an engagement event for community members interested in understanding and contributing to tackling the health and wellbeing needs of people living in and around the North Warwickshire Borough.

The event will take place on Thursday 21st June between 9:00 am and 12:30pm in Wood End Village Hall, Tamworth Road, Wood End, Atherstone, Warwickshire CV9 2QQ

For more information, please click here.

Launch of the new Suicide Bereavement Service

The Launch will take place at the Chess Centre in Nuneaton on Thursday 24 May 2018 between 3 and 6pm. The event is a drop-in session for the public, professionals and Councillors to meet members of the KPG team, and to find out more about the provision that will be launching in Nuneaton first, and then rolled out through the rest of the County.

Click here for more information

Spring Half-Term Activities 2018

28th May to 1st June in Nuneaton and Bedworth

Click here for more information

Other Leaflets

What's On At C.H.E.S.S. Leaflet

Recovery Groups in Warwickshire

Mon - Benn Partnership, Railway Terrace, Rugby, CV21 3HR
12 - 2pm (Drop in session)
3pm - 4.30pm (Mutual Support)

Tue - 37-38 Coton Road, Nuneaton, CV11 5TW
12 - 2pm (Drop in session)
3pm - 4.30pm (Mutual Support)
6 - 7.30pm (Family Mutual Support)

Wed - 16 Court Street, Leamington Spa, CV31 2AU
12 - 2pm (Drop in session)
3 - 4.30pm (Mutual Support)
6 - 7.30pm (Family Mutual Support

Thurs - Foundation House, Masons road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 9NF
12 - 2pm (drop-in sessions)
3 - 4.30pm (mutual support)

Not For Profit Cafes
Offering friendly spaces for light refreshment and friendly chatter.

Cafe @ The Hall
Every Thursday 10.00am - 1.00pm from the 22nd of February 2018.
Ansley Village Church Hall, Birmingham Road, Ansley Village CV10 9PS.
Includes a new swap shop! Books, DVD's and Magazines.

Tea & Chatter
Light breakfast cafe serving tea, coffee, toast, crimpets, hot batches and teacakes.
Every Monday 9.00am to 12 noon.
Arley & St Michaels Community Centre.

Bingo

At Arley and St Michaels Community Centre
1st Saturday of the month starting 3rd of March.
Doors open at 6.00pm and Bingo starts at 7.00pm.

Are you a Carer?
Can we support you?

Carer's Cafe
Carer Support Network

1.30pm - 3.30pm First Tuesday of EVERY month

Contact 024 7686 5441 for more information

Held at the Warren, Mary Ann Evans Hospice, Eliot Way, Nuneaton CV10 7QL

Message from Making Space

We are looking for parents to make a difference

We are setting up a group networks that aims to help influence strategic planning and strengthening of local support services for expectant and new parents and families who experience mental health issues.

Click here for more information.

January 2018

Dry January (UK)

1 – 31 January 2018

February 2018

World Cancer Day

4 February 2018

Activities and Support in North Warwickshire for people with dementia and their carers.

Click here to download the information.

recovery and wellbeing academy

North Walks - Walking Groups

Ridge Lane
Every Monday - 1.00pm, The Green, Ridge Lane
Mancetter
Every Tuesday - 10.00am, St Peter's Church, Mancetter
Dordon
Every Tuesday - 10.00am, St Leonard's Church, Dordon
Kingsbury
Every Wednesday - 11.00am, Kingsbury Methodist Church
Coleshill
Every Thursday - 10.00am, the Visitor Centre in the Old Market Hall.
First Thursday of each month & then various locations the rest of the month.
Middleton
Every Wednesday - 1.00pm, check locations with Steph
Atherstone
Every Thursday - 1.15pm, Atherstone Leisure Complex.
Old Arley
Every Thursday - 1.00pm, The Methodist Church, Old Arley
Hartshill
Every Thursday - 1.30pm, Hartshill Community Centre
Austrey
Every Friday - 10.00am, The Baptist Church, Austry

Please contact Steph Wagstaff on 01827 719353 or email walking@northwarks.gov.uk and visit the Facebook page www.facebook.com/northwalks

Locality News

North Warwickshire

Hurley & District Gardening Club
Wednesday 25th April, featuring previous Wood End resident Jacky Cook giving an illustrated talk about her recent climb of Kilimanjaro and her short safari holiday following the climb. Sponsorship for Jacky’s climb raised over £1,200 for Cancer Research; she will also be donating her speaker fee to the research fund.

If you would like to go along and hear all about Jacky’s wonderful (and often difficult) experience the meeting starts at 7.30pm in Hurley Village Hall.

For more information about this meeting or Hurley & District Gardening Club contact Gail on 01827 872994.

North Warwickshire Volunteer Awards 2018 – final week for nominations!
Do you know an outstanding volunteer or group of volunteers who are making a difference in North Warwickshire? Why not nominate them for a North Warwickshire Volunteer Award!

All nominated volunteers will be invited to a celebration evening to thank them for their hard work. The closing date for nominations is Monday, 30th April 2018.

For more information or to request a printed nomination form, please email sarah.deeming@wcava.org.uk or call 01827 718080.

Voluntary Action North Funding Event
Tuesday, 22nd May 2018, 7.00pm - 9.00pm at Dordon Village Hall
Come along to hear from Heart of England Community Foundation, HS2 Funding (Groundwork UK) and LEADER.

Agenda:
7:00pm – 7:10pm | Tea and Coffee
7:10pm – 7:15pm | Welcome and housekeeping
7:15pm – 7:30pm | Heart of England Community Foundation
                               Presenter: Ellen Alcock
7:30pm – 8:00pm | WCC Infrastructure & Regeneration and
                               Spacehive, Presenter: Audrey Brown
8:00pm – 8:15pm | LEADER Funding, Presenter: Helen Kirk
8:15pm – 8:30pm | HS2 Funding (Groundwork UK)
                               Presenter: Chris Leech
8:30pm – 9:00pm | Evaluation forms, questions and appointment booking

To book your FREE place visit: https://van-may-2018.eventbrite.co.uk, alternatively for further details please contact Sarah Newell on 01827 718080 or email: sarah.newell@wcava.org.uk

Want your news/event included in the E-Grapevine?
If you would like an item included in next week's edition of E-Grapevine please get in touch. Send your news/events to news@wcava.org.uk or call 01926 477519 for further details.

Nuneaton and Bedworth

Free Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP) in North Warwickshire
Free training is open for booking by community members, frontline staff, volunteers, charities and commissioned services. The two hour Home Office ‘Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent’ (WRAP) training session will be running on Wednesday, 16th May 2018 (1.00pm-3.00pm) at the CHESS Centre, Camp Hill Nuneaton. Read more here.

Nuneaton and Bedworth Volunteer Awards 2018
There's just one week left to nominate someone you know for the 2018 Nuneaton and Bedworth Volunteer Awards.

Volunteers make an enormous contribution to the safety, wellbeing and quality of life of our communities. During Volunteers Week (1st- 7th June 2018) Warwickshire County Council, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council and Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action are launching a local award for volunteering work.

The purpose of the Nuneaton and Bedworth Volunteer Awards is to formally recognise the good work carried out by volunteers in the community and to say thank you – for the vital contribution made by volunteers.

There will be individual and group awards for:

  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Sport
  • Creative & The Arts
  • Young Volunteer (Age 14-25)
  • Long Service Award
  • Community Participation

Nominating someone shows how much you appreciate them for all their efforts and hard work. To find out more about the nomination process please visit: https://docs.google.com/

Alternatively for more information call 024 7638 5765 or email: nunbedinfo@wcava.org.uk

Art Alert: A Decade of Doorways
26th May 2018 - 8th July 2018 at 10.30pm - 4.30pm (Every day), Museum and Art Gallery, Nuneaton, Riversley Park, Coton Road, Nuneaton CV11 5TU
Art Alert is 10 years old! This well-known art group will have its 10th Birthday in 2018 and this exhibition celebrates the many changes and challenges of the group’s first decade. The group have all decided to respond to the theme of ‘doorways’, and the artwork on display will showcase how members of the group have responded to this theme in a variety of media. Fittingly, the term doorway might refer to a transition or a new beginning – reflecting the times of transition which this wonderful collection of artists have worked through together. Here’s to the next 10 years!

Nuneaton praised for welcoming Gurkha community at unique memorial service
Nuneaton has been praised for the way it has welcomed almost 2,000 Nepalese families with open arms during a proud and poignant service to commemorate the sacrifice made by Gurkha soldiers. Read more here.

Prince's Trust Taster Day
Wednesday, 2nd May 2018, 11.00am - 1.30pm, Nuneaton Fire Station, Newtown Road, Nuneaton CV11 4HR
Come along to the Prince’s Trust ‘TEAM’ Programme Taster Day on Wednesday, 2nd May at Nuneaton Fire Station. Meet like-minded young people who have expressed interest in the programme, participate in some of the activities and find out what’s involved. The event will be a great opportunity for you to get further information and have your questions or concerns answered and to sign up for the ‘TEAM’ programme (starting in May). Call Casey, Team Leader on 07715 052248 for further information. You could be on your way to a brighter future TODAY!

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