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Southam Town Council Meeting

The next meeting of Southam Town Council will take place at the Grange Hall on Thursday 24th May at 7.30. Residents are welcome to attend and may speak at the start of the meeting.

SOUTHAM TOWN COUNCIL VOLUNTEER TRANSPORT SERVICE

To book a Journey to a medical appointment, ring 01926 815817 Monday to Friday 10am to 12 noon. If you have a bus pass and live in Southam or Napton on the Hill, your journey will be FREE. All other residents from Southam and Napton and including those from Harbury, Bishops Itchington, Priors Marston and Hardwick may use the service but a charge of 45 pence per mile will apply; this will need to be paid directly to the driver at the end of your journey. Some hospitals allow us free parking but if a charge is made it must be paid by the passenger.

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

  • 23 May 2018: Councillors - added Cllr Ray and updated list of councillors.
  • 22 May 2018: GDPR - information and policies related to Data Protection.
  • 22 May 2018: Newsletter - Town Council newsletter for June 2018.
  • 17 May 2018: Council Meetings - Agenda for May's Town Council Meeting.
  • 17 May 2018: Groups - new grant application form for Southam United Charities.
  • 15 May 2018: Minutes - Minutes of Annual Town Council meeting in May 2018.
  • 12 May 2018: Groups - a new clerk for Southam United Charities.
  • 09 May 2018: Council Meetings - remaining meeting dates for 2018.
  • 04 May 2018: Council Meetings - Agenda for May's Annual Town Meeting.
  • 04 May 2018: Minutes - Draft minutes of Town Council meeting in April 2018.
  • 04 May 2018: Minutes - Approved minutes of Town Council meeting in March 2018.
  • Previous updates
FEATURED EVENTS

Tuesdays: SOUTHAM MARKET

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NOTICES

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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HOUSING NEEDS SURVEY

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

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