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.
Warwickshire County Council are organising a series of Community Engagement Roadshows to inform people about the new Council Plan 2025. The Stratford Roadshow is on 24th Oct at Morrisons, 10.30-12.30. There is also a questionnaire that they would like people to fill in (closes 20th Oct) – either on-line here or at one of the roadshows
“We are focused on the future and want to set out our plans for the next five years. What are our objectives, how do we prioritise our actions, and how will we fund them? We also welcome your suggestions about specific things we should do to deliver our objectives and achieve our three priority outcomes.
It’s important for us to know if what we are planning is important to you. Where would you prioritise the council’s work? Should we be spending more on certain services? Are there areas where you think we could spend less in order to afford to do this?
We want to know what you think, and we want your views to inform our five-year plan. Over the coming weeks please do engage with us, respond to our questionnaire, and talk to us at one of our October roadshows.”