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Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19): The Town Council Meetings will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams for the foreseeable future , members of the public wanting to attend a council meeting must contact the Town Council to register for the meeting, you will then be given the information to enable you to dial-in for the meeting or be emailed a link. The next Town Council meeting takes place on Thursday 26th November 2020. The Town Council office still remains closed, if you need to contact the Town Council, please phone 01926 814004 or email clerk@southamcouncil-warks.gov.uk

Census 21

Households across England and Wales will soon be asked to take part in a once-in-a-decade survey of housing and population. Census2021, run by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), aims to give the most accurate estimate of people and households. The information will help decide how everyone from local authorities to charities spend funds and put services in place. This could mean things like doctors’ surgeries, housing or new bus routes. The census has been carried out every ten years since 1801 with the exception of 1941 due to the Second World War. Early in the new year, households will receive a letter about the census with a unique access allowing them to complete the questionnaire online on their computers, phones or tablets. Paper questionnaires are available on request. Census day is March 21 but households with access codes can take part from early March. The census will include questions about your sex, age, work, health, education, household size and ethnicity. And for the first time, there will be a question asking people whether they have served in the armed forces, as well voluntary questions for those aged 16 and over on sexual orientation and gender identity. Results will be available within 12 months although all personal records and any detail that would identify an individual will be locked away for 100 years and kept safe for future generations. For more information visit: census.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

  • 20 Nov 20: Council Meetings - Agenda for November's Town Council Meeting.
  • 09 Nov 20: Finance - Town Council Budget for 2020/21.
  • 09 Nov 20: Finance - Notice of Conclusion of Audit of Town Council Accounts for 2019/20.
  • 05 Nov 20: Notice - Helping Everyong take part in Census 2021.
  • 16 Oct 20: Council Meetings - Agenda for October's Town Council Meeting.
  • 16 Oct 20: Minutes - Minutes of Town Council Meeting in September 2020.
  • 16 Oct 20: Newsletter - Town Council Newsletter for October 2020.
  • Previous updates
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