Farnborough Play Area to remain closed

Following the Government’s relaxation of Covid-19 measures from Monday 1st June, your Council has made the decision that the playing field needs to remain closed and locked. Although the rules allow the playing field to be open, it is the Council's obligation to ensure the playground equipment is not, and cannot, be used. We have examined the task this would involve and, with advice from the local authority, it is considered too onerous and costly.

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Letter from Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire

Dear Councillor


I am writing to express my thanks for the support and help that you are offering during these challenging times. I have been so pleased to read and hear of all the good work going on in your area and how people have risen to this challenge.  

I am aware that there are many individuals and groups going above and beyond what might be expected of them. I would normally be spending a significant part of my time visiting organisations, businesses and charities to recognise and acknowledge their contributions being made in the County. I can still do some of this remotely and sending letters, emails and videos offering support, encouragement, thanks or condolence.  

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Compton Chronicle June 2020

Hello all,

Due to the continuing situation with lots of cancelled events, the Compton Chronicle team would like to continue to invite anyone with an article (historical, poem, or information) that would be of interest to the local community to submit it for publication in the July edition which will once again be an online PDF version.

Please send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  before 12th June.

Also, for July/August we usually only issue one edition but as we are not paying for printing at the moment, there will be one issue for July and one for August. As everything is changing so fast we don't want things being too far out of date.

Many thanks, The Chronicle Editorial Team.

The Compton Chronicle is not being distributed in paper copy this month. An electronic copy can be found in the link below. 


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Compton Chronicle May 2020

The Compton Chronicle is not being distributed in paper copy this month. An electronic copy can be found in the link below.

Compton Chronicle May 2020


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Farnborough Village Street Lighting

Having had feedback from the residents that street lighting was a necessity for safety and security purposes, the Parish Council undertook, alongside Warwickshire County Council (WCC), a full audit of the existing street lighting in the village. Much of the lighting, whilst in working order, was obsolete, showing signs of decay and in need of replacement.

WCC responded to a brief from the Parish Council with a proposal to use heritage light columns with a Victorian lamp or a standard black metal pole with an LED lantern – there was no difference in terms of lighting efficiency between the two options. They also suggested re-siting some lights where mature trees had started to block lighting.

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Warwickshire Safe Haven

Coventry and Warwickshire Mind are pleased to announce the opening of a new service which launched 2nd April 2020.
The Warwickshire Safe Haven will offer mental health support from 6pm-11pm every Thursday to Sunday evening.
Currently support is provided by telephone/text/email with a view to being provided face to face once government guidance allows.
Warwickshire Safe Haven aims to help those who might be finding it difficult to cope and need support when other services are closed. Wellbeing practitioners can provide a reassuring chat, signposting and guidance on building coping strategies to manage both mental and emotional wellbeing.

Please see link below to the Warwickshire Safe Haven flyer.


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COVID-19 support available re Children's Services and Adult Social Care

WCC Children’s Services

In the event a single parent finding themselves in difficulty with no provision of care for their children – e.g. if they have to go into hospital as a COVID-19 emergency, WCC will help parents and try and locate family members and connected others, friends etc who may be able to help. 

If not and there are no other options WCC will step in and provide care.  WCC sometimes have such situations normally where a single parent needs to go into hospital and has no support network that can help and would provide a similar service in these circumstances.

Out of these hours if you have an emergency contact the emergency duty team on 01926 886922. If you think that a child is at immediate risk, contact the police immediately on 999

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Stagecoach Bus Service Changes - 22nd February 2020

Please see below for the full listing of changes to the Bus services.

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Sulgrave Manor Volunteering Opportunity

Sulgrave Manor – Learning Engagement Volunteer
Our Learning and Engagement Team delivers learning programmes to approximately 5000 school children a year, as well as offering family activities during school holidays. We’re looking for volunteers to help us bring Sulgrave Manor to life and provide a fun experience for our school and family audiences.

The role is suitable for anyone over the age of 18 with an interest in history, no experience necessary, all training given. Roles are flexible so you can fit volunteering around your commitments. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Leonie Gardner on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01295 760205 (option 2).

Find out more about this role at

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WPH Charitable Trust


Residents in Farnborough living with ill health or injury are being urged to apply for financial assistance to help alleviate their pain and discomfort.

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Process for raising items with the parish council

It has come to the attention of the parish council that some parishioners (and councillors!) find it frustrating how long it can take for projects to be completed and concerns discussed by the parish council. Unfortunately the parish council is restricted by many rules and regulations that slow things down and the frustration is felt by all.

The parish council would like to try to reduce this frustration for everyone and the best way we can do this is to try to ensure that parishioners and councillors are aware of the basic rules we have to follow and try to work with them.

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Housing Needs Survey

The Farnborough Housing Needs Survey has been completed and the resulting report is now available.

To see the report please click below.


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Faster Broadband

Good news - superfast broadband is now available in some parts of Farnborough! Cabinet Farnborough 4 has been upgraded, meaning that many properties connected to it can now order the improved service. Please note that some lines that were previously connected directly to the exchange have now been routed through this cabinet so will now also be able to order faster broadband.

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Age UK

Age UK

The Web Wise Project aims to help people over the age of fifty to get similar benefits from using the internet that younger people take for granted.


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