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Southam Town Council Meeting

The next meeting of Southam Town Council will take place at the Grange Hall on Thursday 26th July 2018 at 7.30pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend and may speak at the start of the meeting.

SOUTHAM VOLUNTEER TRANSPORT SERVICE

Many vulnerable people need to travel to hospital or other health-related appointments but for whom public transport is unavailable, difficult to use or untimely. Southam Town Council operate a Volunteer Transport Service, where Volunteer Drivers take residents to and from health- related appointments. The service has grown and continues to grow with five other villages joining the scheme so far and contributing to its running costs: Bishops Itchington, Harbury and Deppers Bridge, Napton, Priors Marston and Priors Hardwick. But we urgently need more drivers. If you would like to become a volunteer driver, please call the Council office on 01926 814004. Mileage expenses are reimbursed at a rate of 45p per mile. If you need to use this service and want to make a booking, please call the Transport Service office on its dedicated line 01926 815817 weekdays between 10am and midday Monday to Friday.

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

  • 14 Aug 2018: HS2 - latest HS2 Bulletin.
  • 10 Aug 2018: HS2 - Traffic Management Notice.
  • 01 Aug 2018: HS2 - notice of Highway Condition Survey.
  • 29 Jul 2018: Minutes - Approved minutes of Town Council meeting in June 2018.
  • 29 Jul 2018: HS2 - two Traffic Management Notices.
  • 29 Jul 2018: Councillors - updated map of Southam Town Council wards.
  • 19 Jul 2018: Minutes - Draft minutes of Town Council meeting in June 2018.
  • 19 Jul 2018: Minutes - Approved minutes of Town Council meeting in May 2018.
  • 19 Jul 2018: Councillors - updated list of councillor contact information.
  • 19 Jul 2018: Groups - a new website for the Rotary Club of Southam.
  • 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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PUBLIC NOTICE OF INQUIRY

Regarding compulsory purchase of land.

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PLANNING APPEAL DECISION

Regarding the proposed 240 dwellings at Home Farm.

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