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The next Southam Town Council Meeting will take place on Thursday 28th September 2017 at 7.30pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend and may speak at the start of the meeting.

GRANT APPLICATIONS will be considered at the September meeting. Forms are available on the Notice Board page of this web site Completed forms should be returned to the Council Office at the Grange Hall by Monday 4th September 2017. Applications received after this date will be held until February 2018.

SOUTHAM TOWN COUNCIL VOLUNTEER TRANSPORT SCHEME 815817

Please ring 01926 815817 Monday to Friday 10am to 12 noon to book your journey to a medical appointment. If you have a bus pass, the journey will be paid for by Southam Town Council, otherwise a mileage charge of 45p per mile will apply. This service is for Southam residents only. Journeys booked on any other number will be chargeable.

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

  • 18 Aug 2017: HS2 - a new page with information about the High-Speed 2 train line.
  • 08 Aug 2017: Groups - updated information on Pilates with Diane.
  • 03 Aug 2017: Councillors - updated attendance records at Town Council meetings.
  • 03 Aug 2017: Minutes - draft minutes of Town Council meeting in July 2017.
  • 29 Jul 2017: Notice - beware of Rogue Traders.
  • 26 Jul 2017: Notice - Hi-5 Multi-Sport and Swim Day Camps at Southam College.
  • 20 Jul 2017: Council Meetings - Agenda for July's Town Council Meeting.
  • 20 Jul 2017: Councillors - updated list of councillors.
  • 09 Jul 2017: Minutes - minutes of Town Council meeting in June 2017.
  • Previous updates
FEATURED EVENTS

Tuesdays: SOUTHAM MARKET

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NOTICES

TOWN COUNCIL ACCOUNTS

Notice of appointment to inspect annual accounts.

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VOLUNTEER DRIVERS SERVICE

Important changes for anybody who uses this service.

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PLANNING A PUBLIC EVENT

Information on planning a public event in Southam.

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