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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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Free Microchipping for Dogs!

Eyes and Paws Events 2016

The Rural Crime Coordinator Lucy Lambert has teamed up with Lisa Parkes the Dog Warden to provide a series of exciting events across the District. Come along to one of the venues and meet with us to discuss the importance of dog etiquette and how to report suspicious activity when you are out with your four legged friends.

From the 6th April the Law is changing and all dogs must be microchipped, to raise awareness around this we will be microchipping 20 dogs at each venue for free. If you are interested in the microchipping then you will need to book an appointment in advance by calling 01789 267575. This is offered on a first come first served basis, any subsequent appointments will then be charged at £5 + VAT per dog.

If you would like to meet with the Rural Crime Coordinator and your local Safer Neighbourhood Team to discuss any concerns you have then do just drop in

10th Feb 1030-1330 Memorial Hall Welford

16th Feb 1030-1330 Crawford Memorial Hall Bidford

23rd Feb 1030-1330 Jubilee Centre Alcester

Superfast Broadband Update

Cabinet Welford on Avon 5 has been upgraded, meaning that many properties connected to it can now order the improved service.

For guidance on how to check if the new service is available to you and how to connect please see

Potential benefits of Superfast Broadband –

Having access to superfast broadband not only lets you browse the web faster, but helps businesses stay competitive and allows individuals, families and communities to make use of opportunities that wouldn’t otherwise be possible:

  • Choose the Internet Service Provider you want- the CSW Broadband project ensures that you are not limited in your choice of suppliers
  • Get online instantly with no slow dial-up connections
  • Talk face-to-face with friends and family using Skype or other software
  • Stream HD films, TV shows and videos without buffering slowing you down
  • Quickly and easily share your photos with friends and family
  • Upload pictures and documents seamlessly
  • Work from home when you want – now you can really compete in the global marketplace
  • Reduce workplace costs by introducing remote working and hot-desking


Please Note: Even though this cabinet has been upgraded, not every property connected to it is guaranteed to achieve superfast speeds due to some properties’ distances from the cabinet and/or quality of copper connections.