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Community News - December 20/January 21

Community News From Around Our Area

What’s Happening at Kenilworth Town Council?

Kenilworth still continues to face the twin challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and the looming highly disruptive HS2 constructions. The Town Council is working closely with others in the town to minimise the impact of both of these. In particular, the COVID-19 Support Kenilworth charity has been working tirelessly since March to support our vulnerable people with over 5,000 prescriptions delivered and several hundred meals provided.

Because of the pandemic, many of our well-attended events will have to be “different” this year, including:

  • The Kenilworth Lions Club’s annual Carol Concert has had to move online instead of being held in Abbey Fields. The Town Council has provided a grant to help to produce a virtual version of the event that will premier (for free) on YouTube at 6pm on Saturday 19th December.
  • The Town Council is planning to have many exciting events to help make our town festive over the Christmas period, there will be a virtual Christmas light switch on at the end of November, and on Saturday 12th December there will be free parking, free coffee for cyclists, and even a visit by Santa.
  • Whilst the much loved annual Boxing Day Duck Race has been postponed until April, the Mayor will still host Boxing Day Morning at the Castle, entrance is free for everyone (you will need to book a slot though), where you will be welcomed by the Mayor and hopefully some entertainment, then later the Mayor will be holding a socially distanced walk along Millennium Way for anyone who would like to join.

The Town Council has just approved a series of proposals valued at almost £75,000 to help Kenilworth during the HS2 disruptions. Split into three sections, this money will help (i) Kenilworth businesses “get online”, (ii) promote the fact that Kenilworth is still “open for business” and an exciting place to visit, and (iii) encourage other businesses to move to our town.

The Town Council would really like to thank all those people who have given their time and efforts over the last few months to ensure, despite the difficulties, that Kenilworth remains a highly vibrant town, full of community spirit.

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