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The next Southam Town Council meeting will take place at the Grange Hall on Thursday 22nd February 2018 at 7.30pm The public are welcome to attend and may speak at the start of the meeting.

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS URGENTLY NEEDED. IF YOU CAN HELP PLEASE RING THE TOWN COUNCIL OFFICE ON 01926 814004

SOUTHAM TOWN COUNCIL VOLUNTEER TRANSPORT SCHEME 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

  • 22 Feb 2018: Notice - Southam/Feldon Community Forum on 14 March 2018.
  • 18 Feb 2018: Newsletter - Town Council newsletter for February 2018.
  • 18 Feb 2018: Council Meetings - Agenda for February's Town Council Meeting.
  • 18 Feb 2018: Minutes - Minutes of Town Council meetings in January 2018.
  • 18 Feb 2018: Councillors - updated attendance records at Town Council meetings.
  • 18 Feb 2018: HS2 - latest HS2 Bulletin.
  • 02 Feb 2018: Councillors - added Cllr Jamieson and updated list of councillors.
  • Previous updates
FEATURED EVENTS

Wed 14 March 2018

Southam/Feldon Community Forum

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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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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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