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Southam Town Council Meeting

The next meeting of Southam Town Council will take place at the Grange Hall on Thursday 28th February 2019 at 7.30pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend and may speak at the start of the meeting.

ELECTIONS - 2ND MAY 2019

An Election will be held (if contested) on the 2nd May 2019 for all seats on Southam Town Council. The Town Council has 14 seats to be filled, spread over four wards, Browns Bridge Ward, Mill Hill Ward, Merestone Ward, Southam Fields Ward. 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

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 Feb 19: HS2 - Notice of Ground Investigation Works for Bascote Road.
  • 10 Feb 19: HS2 - Notice of Ground Investigation Works for Welsh Road.
  • 10 Feb 19: Finance - Town Council Budget for 2019/20.
  • 10 Feb 19: Councillors - Updated Attendance Records at Town Council meetings.
  • 10 Feb 19: Notice - EU Nationals free Citizens Rights Session.
  • 06 Feb 19: Councillors - updated list of councillor contact information.
  • 06 Feb 19: Groups - details of the Southam College Education Centre.
  • 06 Feb 19: Councillors - updated map of Southam Town Council wards.
  • 06 Feb 19: HS2 - Drop-in Events to meet the HS2 Community Engagement Team.
  • 30 Jan 19: Council Meetings - Meeting dates for 2019.
  • 30 Jan 19: Policies - updated Salaries and Structure document.
  • 26 Jan 19: Minutes - Draft Minutes of Town Council Meeting in January 2019.
  • 26 Jan 19: Minutes - Approved Minutes of Town Council Precept Meeting in January 2019.
  • 26 Jan 19: Newsletter - Town Council Newsletter for February 2019.
  • 18 Jan 19: Council Meetings - Agenda for January's Town Council Meeting.
  • 18 Jan 19: Minutes - Draft Minutes of Town Council Precept Meeting in January 2019.
  • 18 Jan 19: Minutes - Approved Minutes of Town Council Meetings in November/December 2018.
  • 07 Jan 19: Newsletter - Town Council Newsletter for December 2018.
  • 04 Jan 19: Notice - Thanks from the Rotary Club of Southam Tree of Light.
  • 04 Jan 19: Policies - SDC Tree Management Protocol.
  • Previous updates
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