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Southam Town Council Meeting

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

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

  • 19 Oct 2017: Council Meetings - Agenda for October's Town Council Meeting.
  • 17 Oct 2017: Notice - Crime Prevention Team session on Monday 13 November 2017.
  • 08 Oct 2017: Notice - road closures for the Mop Fair.
  • 08 Oct 2017: Newsletter - Town Council newsletter for October 2017.
  • Previous updates
FEATURED EVENTS

Sat 4 Nov: BONFIRE AND FIREWORKS DISPLAY

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Tuesdays: SOUTHAM MARKET

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NOTICES

MOP FAIR ROAD CLOSURES

Various roads will be closed for the annual Mop Fair on Monday 16 October 2017.

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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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