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Welford-on-Avon is a picturesque village set in the heart of South Warwickshire. It lies on the Avon River about four miles west of Stratford-upon-Avon, four miles south of Alcester and four miles east of Bidford-on-Avon.

The centre of the village is designated as a conservation area and contains quite a number of attractive thatched houses including what is believed to be the original “chocolate box cottage” in Boat Lane, reputedly the most photographed street in Warwickshire. The village is mainly residential, but contains a number of small businesses, the largest of which are horticultural. In total there are approximately 600 houses and about 1300 residents.

The Village has three public houses, two shops, a garage, a primary school, a bowls club, a sports club, an 18 hole Golf Course, a children’s play area, allotments and two Churches (the Parish Church of St Peter’s and the Methodist Church).

Welford-on-Avon has been County Winner or Runner Up in the Warwickshire “Best Kept Village Competition” on twelve occasions since 1991. The competition was discontinued in 2007 and as from 2008 has been replaced with a more broadly based competition.

The village boasts one of the tallest Maypoles in England and the annual Maypole dancing festival is performed by the pupils of Welford Primary School every June.

Latest News Articles

Binton Bridge Closed : Thur 21st Jan

On Thurs 21st Jan there will be a short emergency closure of Binton Bridge, to allow the County Council and its maintenance contractor sufficient working space to remove river debris currently pinned against the upstream elevation.
It is envisaged that the closure will be for a short period (perhaps up to 2 hours between 9.30am – 3.30pm) to allow for the traffic management diversion via Bidford upon Avon to be signed, and then for the team to park the log grab plant on the side of the bridge at carriageway level, lifting debris directly into the trailer for removal off site.
This is in an attempt to minimise risk of flooding as the river level is expected to rise over the coming days.

Local Roadworks Update

For the latest information on these and other roadworks please see – 

  • Barton Road : until 5th Feb, 2 way signals, footpath replacement
  • B439 to Stratford : until 27th Jan, road closed 8.00pm to 6.00am, resurfacing
  • Blue Boar to A46 : until 1st Mar, road closed, Severn Trent
  • Clifford Road : 18th – 29th Jan, 2 way signals, Western Power
  • Clifford Road nr Waitrose Roundabout : 18th Jan – 18th Jul, multiway signals, major changes to Waitrose Roundabout and nearby Stratford by-pass roundabout
  • Milcote Road : 25th – 27th Jan : road closed, carriageway patching
  • Binton Road to Binton : 25th – 27th Jan, road closed,Severn Trent
  • Milcote Road junct with Clifford Road : 1st – 27th Feb, multiway signals, cabling

I wish you all the best in trying to negotiate your way around all these planned works.

We also have the new roundabout planned for the bottom of Bordon Hill at the junction with Luddington Road to look forward to in October.