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Play Area Refurbishment                                                                            1st January 2021

As part of their play area capital programme, NWBC will be consulting on its proposals for the refurbishment of some of its play areas. Austrey play area (off Hollybank Estate) is due to be refurbished next year and NWBC have created a short video that shows which pieces of play equipment need replacing and suggests some items that would fit in their place.
When you have a few minutes spare, please can you watch the video on the link below and let NWBC know your comments and if you have any other ideas. has more information on the consultation, or click on  to watch the video.

Update from HS2 on the Eastern Leg Phase 2b                                       November 2020

Towards the end of 2020, the Government made clear in its response to the Oakervee Review its commitment to Phase 2b of HS2, extending high-speed rail from the West Midlands to the North, ensuring we boost capacity, improve connectivity between our regions and share prosperity.

As part of this, the Government plans to present an Integrated Rail Plan for the North and Midlands by the end of the year, informed by an assessment from the National Infrastructure Commission, which will look at how to deliver HS2 Phase 2b, Northern Powerhouse Rail, Midlands Rail Hub and other rail programmes better and more effectively. In the meantime, the Government has asked HS2 Ltd to pause work on the Eastern Leg.

The Government has asked HS2 Ltd to proceed with the development of the Western Leg of Phase 2b (from Crewe to Manchester). Subject to the Integrated Rail Plan, a Western Leg Bill is being prepared for deposit to Parliament in early 2022, or sooner if possible. Whilst plans may be subject to change following the Integrated Rail Plan, the potential for significant change to the Western Leg is more limited.

Western Leg (Crewe to Manchester)

On 7 October 2020 the Minister of State for Transport announced a consultation on four proposed changes to the design of the Western Leg of Phase 2b. To find out more about the consultation and how to respond to it, as well as information about other changes to the Western leg, please visit Although this consultation only relates to the Western Leg of Phase 2b, anyone is welcome to comment on the proposals.

Reporting faults to WCC                                                                              November 2020

As of November 2020, Warwickshire County Council will be changing some of their 'Report It' forms as part of improving their customer journey.  They are replacing embedded FixMyStreet Forms with Firmstep Forms in line with other Report It functions, which allows them to integrate with corporate systems and improve the customer experience.


The dedicated Warwickshire County Council Highways fault reporting telephone number is remaining the same - 01926 412515