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Southam Town Council Meeting

The next meeting of Southam Town Council will take place at the Grange Hall on Thursday 25th April 2019 at 7.30pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend and may speak at the start of the meeting.

NOTICE OF UNCONTESTED ELECTIONS - 2ND MAY 2019

The following persons were duly elected on 2nd May 2019 Southam Fields Ward - Michael Ray & Kie Toner 1 x Vacancy Browns Bridge Ward - Lee Ellard, Andrew Jamieson, Angela John & Eddie Thornley Merestone Ward - Mark Connors, Andrew Walster Mill Hill Ward - Mike Brooks & Graham Foster 3 x Vacancies. As of the 7th May 2019 the Town Council will have four Councillor Vacancies , if you would like to apply to be a councillor please write to the Town Clerk giving some information about yourself and why you want to be a councillor , no experience is necessary as training will be given, to find out more about being a Councillor, please contact the Town Clerk on 01926 814004 or clerk@southamcouncil-warks.gov.uk. The Town Council will consider Councillor Applications at their meeting on Thursday 23rd May 2019

Southam is a small market town situated in the Stratford-upon-Avon district of Warwickshire where the A423 Coventry to Banbury road converges with the A426 from Rugby and crosses the A425 Daventry to Leamington Spa road.

At the 2001 census, the town had a population of approximately 6,500 but it has seen significant development in recent years. It retains a range of shops, banks, local services and facilities including three primary schools, a secondary school, children's centre, leisure centre, library, medical centre, police station and post office. In addition the town hosts a market each Tuesday and a farmers market on the second Saturday of every month.

The town centre has been designated as a conservation area whereby developments and changes of use should respect the special qualities and historic context of the area in terms of design and materials. The valley of the River Stowe from the town centre to the Holy Well has been designated as an area of restraint, which confirms its value as open space within the natural environment.

There are transport links which connect the town with Leamington Spa, the nearest town approximately eight miles away, Rugby, Coventry, Stratford-upon-Avon and nearby villages. Southam serves as a local centre for the villages around it, including Long Itchington, Stockton Napton, Ladbroke, Bishops Itchington, Harbury and Ufton.

The town centre and conservation area has, by its very nature, many landmarks in the form of listed buildings such as the Manor House (the subject of a remarkable renovation in 2007/08) the Olde Mint and St James Church (grade one listed and of exceptional interest).

In addition there are other features important to the identity of the area; open spaces and public areas such as Market Hill, the Library gardens, the Peace Garden, Park Lane Recreation Ground and Merestone Park which are visually important and provide venues for community activities such as the Mop Fair, May Day Fair, open-air services and celebrations as well as the annual Carnival.

Recent Updates to our Web

  • 19 Apr 19: Council Meetings - Agenda for April's Town Council Meeting.
  • 07 Apr 19: Minutes - Draft Minutes of Town Council Meeting in March 2019.
  • 07 Apr 19: Minutes - Approved Minutes of Town Council Meeting in February 2019.
  • 22 Mar 19: Notice - Notice of Elections for District and Town Councils in May 2019.
  • 22 Mar 19: Council Meetings - Agenda for March's Town Council Meeting.
  • 16 Mar 19: Minutes - Draft Minutes of Town Council Meeting in February 2019.
  • 16 Mar 19: Councillors - added Cllr John and updated list of councillors.
  • 01 Mar 19: Notice - Casual Vacancy for Town Councillor for Southam Fields Ward.
  • 01 Mar 19: Notice - Dementia Friends for Businesses session.
  • 01 Mar 19: Minutes - Approved Minutes of Town Council Meeting in January 2019.
  • 01 Mar 19: Councillors - updated list of councillor contact information.
  • Previous updates
FEATURED EVENTS

Tuesdays: SOUTHAM MARKET

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NOTICES

DISTRICT AND TOWN COUNCIL ELECTIONS

Documents relating to the elections on Thursday 2 May 2019.

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