One of our most successful recent projects was raising the funds to purchase a defibrillator for the community, which is now in place on the external wall of the Village Hall ready to use (picture above). Funding for this was provided by the Heart of England Community Fund.
We have now acquired the phone box on the village green for a nominal fee. It was being decommissioned by BT due to it being little used, and would have been removed otherwise. We plan to convert it into a community resource centre housing information for visitors, a book exchange and a collection point for free newspapers amongst other things (please contact us of you have any other suggestions for how it may be used). We have applied for and been awarded a grant from Warwickshire County Council to help pay for its conversion. Another ongoing project has been organising the planting of a new tree on the Village Green now that the Horse Chestnuts have been removed. They were in a very poor condition because they had been infected with honey fungus and had become a safety hazard. A new Golden Box Elder has now been planted in their stead, and should prove to be an attractive addition to the Green. Funding for the tree was provided by the Village Fete Committee