Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils are considering a proposal to merge, creating a new District Council covering the whole of South Warwickshire (the areas currently covered by Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils).
The public consultation on the plans to create a South Warwickshire Council starts this week on Monday 6 September and runs until Sunday 24 October.
The consultation document and online questionnaire can be viewed and completed at: www.southwarwickshire.org.uk
Afghan Relocation Assistance Policy
Stratford-on-Avon District Council is expected to secure up to 25 permanent homes for families from Afghanistan in the local area.
The move follows the announcement by the Home Office on 1 September that those coming to the UK through resettlement routes (including Afghans who worked closely with the British military and UK Government in Afghanistan) will receive immediate indefinite leave to remain.
As well as sourcing suitable housing to accommodate around 100 people identified through the government's Afghan Relocation Assistance Policy (ARAP) scheme, Stratford-on-Avon District Council and Warwick District Council will be working alongside Warwickshire County Council, public health and community groups to prepare for a safe and smooth integration for those resettling here.
Stratford-on-Avon District Council has been working with a local housing association and private landlords to identify accommodation for up to 25 families and is encouraging local landlords to get in touch if they have a property to let.
Local landlords with a self-contained property to let can contact the council at email@example.com
There are several local charities which support refugees and these include: