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What’s Happening at Kenilworth Town Council?

As we look back over the summer, Kenilworth has seen some wonderful community events. The Carnival and Food Festival saw thousands of people out on the streets supporting local groups and businesses.

Unfortunately, the Lions’ Grand Show had to be cancelled because of the weather, but it is good to see how the 50-year-old club continues to contribute to community life in Kenilworth. We can look forward to seeing them out organising the Duck Race on Boxing Day. Thanks also to the local Rotary Club and all its helpers with the annual Two Castles Run (two Town Councillors ran this year!). Kenilworth Town Council has been pleased to support the Kenilworth Festival which continues to bring international artists to local venues to entertain us all.

The Town Council has recognised the problems of climate change and has declared a climate emergency. A group will now consider how we can support environmental projects in the town. Our Town Council is continuing with its work considering planning applications and making recommendations to the District Council planning committee.

It has been good to see members of the public coming to hear what is said after contacting their local councillors on matters and we have considered questions they have asked, and the new format of the Shop Window competition seeks to include the public in judging. We will be watching for the October windows.

We know that many of you will be disappointed at the loss of the outdoor pool in Abbey Fields. We have worked hard with the District Council to make the views that we hear known and will continue to work closely with them as the project progresses.

As we look towards the winter we know that Kenilworth Round Table and Ladies Circle are getting ready to welcome visitors for their annual Firework Spectacular at Kenilworth Castle on Saturday 2nd November and then the weekend of 29th November – 1st December will see the popular Christmas lights switch-on weekend, with events being held on the High Street and Warwick Road. Look out for details of other seasonal events in the next report from the Town Council.