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Town Council Office - COVID-19 Office Closed to the pubic

Due to the latest government announcement the Town Council Office is closed to the public in person, but you can still contact the Town Council either by phone 01926 814004 or email clerk@southamcouncil-warks.gov.uk. The Volunteer Transport Service is currently suspended until further notice. The next virtual Town Council meeting takes place on Thursday 28th January 2021, members of the public are welcome to attend , please contact the Town Council for joinng details.

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

  • 18 Feb 21: Council Meetings - Agenda for February's Town Council Meeting.
  • 18 Feb 21: Minutes - Minutes of Town Council Meeting in January 2021.
  • 07 Feb 21: Newsletter - Town Council Precept Newsletter for January 2021.
  • 25 Jan 21: Council Meetings - Agenda for January's Town Council Meeting.
  • 25 Jan 21: Minutes - Minutes of Town Council Precent Meeting in January 2021.
  • 08 Jan 21: Covid-19 Resources - updated Food Voucher Scheme application forms.
  • Previous updates
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