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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.

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Where to find more help during the Covid19 (Coronavirus) crisis

Our volunteers, the church and the parish council are working hard to help our community and offer support to residents in our village. A big thank you to you all!

For more help these contacts may be useful:

Government:The Government has guidance available on staying at home and social distancing on the Gov.UK website https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Warwickshire County Council: If you have been identified by the NHS by text or letter as extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 and need to self-isolate, call 0800 408 1447 for support. If you have not had a letter or text, your GP may be able to help.

If you have specific health problems, you can also register on the Government website at www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable. A list of eligible health conditions is given.

General advice is available on the County Council website, Stratford on Avon District Council website or on the NHS website

Advice on financial support:

Stratford on Avon District Council: www.stratford.gov.uk/health-care/financial-support-available–coronavirus.cfm

Warwickshire Local Welfare Scheme – can offer crisis support with food parcels, information on free school meals vouchers and credit for energy: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/localwelfarescheme. Email: warwickshirelocalwelfarescheme@warwickshire.gov.uk with your name and telephone number and they will call you back.

Foodbank details are available at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/foodbanks

Citizens Advice South Warwickshire www.casouthwarwickshire.org.uk

Family and Children: Warwickshire County Council Children & Families Services advice is available at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/children-families

Mental health and wellbeing: www.stratford.gov.uk/health-care/mental-physical-wellbeing.cfm

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