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Southam Town Council Meeting

The next meeting of Southam Town Council will take place at the Grange Hall on Thursday 26th September 2019 at 7.30pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend and may speak at the start of the meeting.

COUNCILLOR VACANCIES

The Town Council currently have 3 vacancies in the Mill Hill Ward , the Council are able to fill the positions via co-option. If you would like to become a Councillor please contact the Town Clerk on 01926 814004 or clerk@southamcouncil-warks.gov.uk No previous experience necessary as training will be given

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

  • 08 Oct 19: Minutes - Minutes of Town Council Meetings in September 2019.
  • 26 Sep 19: Finance - Notice of Conclusion of Audit of Town Council Accounts for 2018/19.
  • 26 Sep 19: Newsletter - Town Council Newsletter for October 2019.
  • 21 Sep 19: Council Meetings - Agenda for September's Town Council Meeting.
  • 21 Sep 19: Minutes - Minutes of Town Council Meetings in July and August 2019.
  • 16 Sep 19: Notice - Southam Mop Fair including associated road closures.
  • Previous updates
FEATURED EVENTS

MOP FAIR ROAD CLOSURES

Various roads will be closed for the annual Mop Fair on Monday 14 October 2019.

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Tuesdays: SOUTHAM MARKET

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NOTICES

TOWN COUNCIL ACCOUNTS

Notice of appointment to inspect annual accounts.

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DISTRICT AND TOWN COUNCIL ELECTIONS

Documents relating to the elections on Thursday 2 May 2019.

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