Volunteering is the lifeblood of many communities, and Lighthorne is no exception. Parish councillors are volunteers, the Village Hall Committee are volunteers, our various village societies are run by volunteers. This page is intended to encourage you to volunteer for one or more of the groups that exist in the village, or to help get a new project off the ground. To paraphrase John F. Kennedy - "Ask not what your parish can do for you - ask what you can do for your parish."
Below are some groups and projects that will welcome new volunteers. If any of them pique your interest please get in touch with the relevant contact.
The Parish Council - The Parish Council currently has a full compliment of six councillors. However, this can never be taken for granted and so if you would like to know more about what is involved, and possibly be ready to be co-opted should a vacancy come up, please come along to a Parish Council meeting, or speak to any parish councillor.
The Village Hall Committee - Lighthorne is fortunate to have such a well equipped village hall, and a committee dedicated to running it and facilitating such a variety of activities. Members of the Village Hall Committee can be contacted via the Contacts Page on the Village Hall web site.
Rights of Way - Many villagers enjoy the amenity of our public rights of way. If a group of volunteers could be formed to perform light maintenance on our rights of way then Warwickshire County Council will provide equipment, training to use the equipment, and insurance to cover volunteers when using that equipment. More information can be found on the Rights of Way page.
Safe path to the sports field - It is possible that we may soon have permission to establish a safe path from the village to the sports field. Whilst we continue to explore funding options at present no external funding is available, so if anything is to be achieved it will likely be on a meagre budget relying on voluntary effort. A few people have already expressed an interest. If you would like to be added to those interested in helping please contact Andy Smith. You can find more information on the Safe path page.
The Broadwell - The Broadwell is somewhat of a landmark in the village, but keeping it tidy and free of pond weed is a perennial task. Maintenance has been undertaken by volunteers on an ad-hoc basis but it would be good to formalise this. If you are interested in being part of a small team to keep The Broadwell tidy please contact Cllr John Hunter.
Telephone box - The village telephone box is an attractive and distinctive feature. It would be good if a small team could adopt and look after the telephone box, perhaps giving it a lick of paint when needed, and mending any broken panes of glass. A modest budget for materials may be available from the Parish Council. This web site may be of interest.
Volunteering in action
A very good turnout on 16th November 2019 for clearing up vegetation around The Broadwell. Special thanks to Sam Lloyd and Josette Tait for organising this event, and to those refueling the workers with food and drink.