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VOLUNTEER DRIVERS URGENTLY WANTED

Southam Town Council Volunteer Transport Scheme takes residents to medical appointments and more drivers are needed. Could you give a few hours a week to help local people. The Town Council will deal with and pay for you to be DBS checked and your expenses will be refunded at 0.45p per mile. Please ring 01926 814004 for more information.

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

  • 01 Dec 2017: Notice - Southam/Feldon Community Forum on 13 December 2017.
  • 18 Nov 2017: Council Meetings - Agenda for November's Town Council Meeting.
  • 18 Nov 2017: Newsletter - Town Council newsletter for December 2017.
  • 18 Nov 2017: Notice - details of the UBUS Community Transport Service.
  • 03 Nov 2017: Minutes - Minutes of Town Council meeting in September 2017.
  • 03 Nov 2017: Notice - Vacancy for Town Councillor for Browns Bridge Ward.
  • 03 Nov 2017: Notice - Southam Housing Needs Survey Report.
  • 03 Nov 2017: Councillors - updated attendance records at Town Council meetings.
  • Previous updates
FEATURED EVENTS

Tuesdays: SOUTHAM MARKET

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NOTICES

TOWN COUNCIL VACANCY

A vacancy exists for Browns Bridge Ward.

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HOUSING NEEDS SURVEY

The report from July's survey can now be read.

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TOWN COUNCIL ACCOUNTS

Notice of appointment to inspect annual accounts.

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PLANNING A PUBLIC EVENT

Information on planning a public event in Southam.

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