Ryton Neighbourhood Plan Update

Many thanks to everyone who completed the Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire. The total number of returns was 543 which is a terrific result. These are currently being analysed and the results will form an important part of the Plan.
Thank you also to those who attended the Open Event at School in November. Again we got a lot of very useful information and feedback to help with the preparation of the Plan.
Focus Groups Launch Event
The next step is to set up three Focus Groups to look at the key
aspects of: Housing, the environment and community facilities.
These Groups will meet over a 3 to 4 month period. Their aim will be to establish the key objectives (arising from the analysis of the feedback you have given us) and then work on policies to enable them to be achieved.
A number of villagers have already indicated that they would be interested in joining a Focus Group but we are looking for more volunteers.
We have planned a Focus Groups Launch Event on Thursday 18th January in the Village Hall at 7.00pm. At this meeting
we will summarise what has happened so far and discuss how the Focus Groups are going to work.
The Neighbourhood Plan is a one-off opportunity for us to have a much greater say in how our village develops.
The Focus group activity is at the heart of the Neighbourhood Planning process and the work they do will really bring the plan together. We are not looking for a huge time commitment – each Focus Group is likely to meet 4 to 6 times over the 3 or 4 months – so please do give some serious thought to getting involved. Coming along to the meeting does not in any way commit you to joining a group – but it does give you the chance to hear about the plans and decide if you would like to take part. If you would like to find out more before the meeting please contact Geoff Marsh (07785243293, geoffandba@gmail.com, 99 High Street).
Hope to see you at the meeting.

Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire

Neighbourhood Plan QuestionnaireThe Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire is currently being distributed around the village.
This is an important part of the process to get residents’ views on how they would like to see the village develop in the future.
You can complete the questionnaire on line or download the Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire for extra copies to print.
The closing date for completing questionnaires is 30th November 2017.

December Village Newsletter Out Now

The December 2013 edition of the village’s bi-monthly newsletter is now out, in full colour. Look out for it dropping through your letterbox, but as usual it is available here on the website along with previous editions.
To celebrate this, our inaugural full colour edition, there is a colouring competition for the children and Christmas recipes, as well as all the usual village news and updates, activities and dates for your diary.
Maybe you have a story, letter or recipe to include? Find out more about the Village Newsletter, including previous editions and the contact details of the editor, Dale Keeling.

October Village Newsletter Out Now

The October 2013 edition of the village’s bi-monthly newsletter is now out so look out for it dropping through your letterbox soon. If you just can’t wait or have misplaced your copy then never fear it is available here in digital (PDF) format (October 2013 Newsletter). This bi-monthly edition contains the usual updates on village news and activities, a welcome to Mr Jason Henderson and Miss Charlotte Courtenay, the school’s new Headmaster and reception teacher respectively, plus stories and puzzles.
No Trick Or TreatWith Halloween fast approaching there is a festive spooky story, “The Phantom Lorry”, and for those who would rather not participate in Trick or Treat, a handy poster to put in your window (back page of the newsletter). We wish all ‘Trick or Treat’ers a safe and fun evening, but also request that you please look out for these posters and respect the home owners’ wishes not to participate.
Maybe you have a story, letter or recipe to include? Find out more about the Village Newsletter, including previous editions and the contact details of the editor, Dale Keeling.

Website Competition Results

The summer break is now over and we can finally announce the winner of the colouring competition.
Congratulations to Olivia Farrell (age 7, nearly 8!), you have won the prize of a £10 Amazon voucher for you fantastic alien.

Olivia, age 7 (nearly 8)

Olivia, age 7 (nearly 8)


All the entrants were of a high standard and the other entries are available for you to look at below. We hope you enjoyed colouring the picture in as much as we enjoyed judging them.
Sophie age 3

Sophie age 3


Olivia, age 7

Olivia, age 7


Josh, age 9

Josh, age 9


Sophie, age 3

Sophie, age 3

Website Launch and Competition

Welcome to the all new Ryton-on-Dunsmore web site.
To help celebrate the launch we are running two competitions, each offering a prize of a £10 Amazon voucher. The competitions are both open to any age group, although we leave it to your own judgement which competition you think is most appropriate for you!

  • Colouring Competition
  • Short Ten Question Quiz

Colouring Competition

There are a number of pictures you can choose from to colour in – or you can colour them all in – but please make sure your entries are in by the closing date of Saturday 13th July and don’t forget to put for name, age and contact details on the picture or else we won’t be able to give you the prize. If you are a pupil of Provost Williams C of E Primary School you can drop your entry off at the school office, or drop it off at 75 Holly Drive, Ryton-on-Dunsmore.
Here are the pictures to choose from – just click the one(s) you like to download them and then print them off.
MermaidDragonBeachAlienUnicorn


All entries will be displayed on the website once the winner is decided as soon after the closing date of Saturday 13th July as possible.

Short Ten Question Quiz

If you are not up to the colouring task then maybe you’d like to flex your web surfing skills and answer our short ten question quiz. All the answers to these questions are within the new website so what better way to get to know your new website than to have a look around and win a £10 Amazon voucher.
The ten questions are:

  1. What is the population of Ryton-on-Dunsmore village?
  2. What year was a new building opened and dedicated for Ryton-on-Dunsmore C of E school on the current school site?
  3. What are the altar rails of the church made from?
  4. What year was Steetley Meadows land kindly donated to Ryton Conservation Trust by Steetley?
  5. Who should you contact for more information on our booking rates and availability of the Village Hall?
  6. When did the Village Website Action Group hold its first meeting?
  7. Who is the Clerk to the Parish Council?
  8. How many trees were planted in the Community Orchard?
  9. What day does the Mums and Tots group meet?
  10. What is the number of the bus from Princethorpe to Leamington Spa?

Once you think you have all the answers either send them via Contact Us page or write them down and deliver them to 75 Holly Drive. Don’t forget to give your contact details on your entry or else we won’t be able to give you the prize.

Providing Feedback

The website is for you, the residents of Ryton-on-Dunsmore and of course it is also a means to promote our village. Please let us know if there is anything you can think of that we have missed, is incorrect, or you would like to see considered for addition to the site. You can provide this in one of three ways:

  1. In writing (or in person) to one of the Village Website Action Group members.
  2. By email via Contact Us page
  3. As a comment to this post (see short help about how to do this)

Things you might think about:

  • Do you like the general structure of the web site?
    • Did you find it easy to find your way around?
    • What about the colour scheme?
    • Do you have content you would like to add to the website?
  • Events:
    • Do you have an event that is not listed?
    • Is your event listed but something is not correct?
    • Maybe we have listed an event that no longer exists?
  • Anything else you would like to say – it’s nice just to hear you like it, don’t be shy!

The website is like an organic entity – it will continue to grow and improve, but to make sure it grows in a way you like please let us know your thoughts.