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CONTACT US

Southam Town Council Office at the Grange Hall is open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 1.00pm

Clerk to the Council

Mrs Debbie Carro
Southam Town Council
The Grange Hall
Coventry Road
Southam
CV47 1QA

Telephone: 01926 814004
Email: clerk@southamcouncil-warks.gov.uk

Deputy Clerk

Mrs Denise Sanders
Southam Town Council
The Grange Hall
Coventry Road
Southam
CV47 1QA

Telephone 01926 814360
Email: deputy@southamcouncil-warks.gov.uk

Council Aims

The Council has agreed to the following aims to be taken into consideration in all policy matters:

  1. To improve the service it provides whilst ensuring best value.
  2. To work with others to improve safety, the environment and quality of life in the town, paying particular attention to the needs of vulnerable members of our community.
  3. To regularly and effectively consult the community.
  4. To promote the local economy.

Southam Town Council Responsibilities

  • Play areas, recreation areas and other public open spaces.
  • Street lighting (contracted to WCC - contact details on the Notice Board page).
  • Local Government Act 1972 Section 137 Grants.
  • Grange Hall as joint owners with Stratford District Council.
  • Benches in play areas.
  • Keeping residents informed through the newsletter, website and Facebook.
  • Provision of subsidised travel for medical appointments (through VASA) for eligible citizens.
  • As a statutory consultee, makes known its views to the Planning Authority (Stratford District Council).

As well as its statutory responsibilities the Town Council also:

  • Contribute to initiatives that improve the quality of life for local people e.g. financing the return of CAB to Southam.
  • Facilitates the road closures for the annual mop fair and facilitates and finances the road closures for the annual Remembrance Day Parade.
  • Seeks to encourage partnerships which will lead to improvements for Southam people e.g. promoting and endorsing the production of a Neighbourhood Plan.
  • Keeps in touch with local residents and is able to inform the relevant authorities of action that needs to be taken.
  • The Town Council is not a Burial Authority, but is currently engaged in negotiations for a suitable site with a view to becoming one.

Open Spaces for which Southam Town Council is Responsible

  • Park Lane Recreation Ground.
  • Tollgate Road Recreation Ground (owned by WCC and leased to the Town Council).
  • Sycamore Grove Open Space.
  • Merestone Park.
  • The Furrows under 8 Play Facility.
  • Riverside Walk (adjacent to Welsh Road East).
  • Shepherds Hill Play Area.
  • Hodnell Drive Play Area.
  • Priors Meadow Play Area and Open Space.
  • Stowe Drive Open Space.
  • Mayfield Road Play Area (owned by Orbit Heart of England, maintained by the Town Council).

The Grange Hall

The Grange Hall is jointly owned by Southam Town Council and Stratford District Council and managed by the Grange Hall Management Committee (all volunteers).

The main hall can accommodate approximately 200 people and it is an ideal venue for individuals and organisations for entertainment, dances, celebrations and meetings; it has ample parking space.

Throughout the year the management committee arranges a variety of entertainment - please see the What's On page for the next event.

The Grange Hall can be booked through the Grange Hall Administrator, Mrs Carole Gwillam on 01926 813933 or Monday to Friday 9.00am to 1.00pm at the hall office.

www.thegrangehall.co.uk

MAILING LIST

Southam Town Council has an emailing contact list used to keep residents traders and organisations informed of public meetings and events of importance to the town.

If you would like to be kept directly informed of such events, please send us your email address.