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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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Welfest – Coming Very Soon to Your Village!

The line up for Welfest is now complete and this year will be unique with father and son acts to open and close the festival. Freddy Kemp (son) and his band “Nostalgias Finest”  will open the festival and Simon Kemp (father) with his renowned “Rhythm and Blues Orchestra” will close the festival. Of course in between there will be a great line up of artists and bands to entertain everyone along with lots of other attractions throughout the day. Camping is also available from Friday until Sunday so you can enjoy the festival with your friends from near and far.
Welfest is always a fun day out but it is also a fund raising event to maintain Synder Meadow, your support is therefore essential to keep it going as a village amenity. As you probably know a lot of hard work goes into the organisation and preparation of such a big event so volunteers are always very welcome.
Full details about the event, how to get tickets and/or volunteer can be found on the dedicated website at


Cress Hill Fishing Rights

The Parish Council is considering setting up a fishing club in Welford to manage the fishing rights owned by the Parish Council at Cress Hill.

If anyone is interested in helping to run such a club, please contact the Clerk, Vanessa Lowe by email on