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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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Affordable Housing at the Willows

Please find attached a 2 page letter outlining the availability and qualification requirements for local affordable housing at the Willows development on Long Marston Road. If you are interested please contact Stratford District Council Housing Department for further information.

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Vote for the Welford Maypole

You may have read in the Herald that Stratford was successful in winning the competition to have its own Monopoly Board.

The makers have asked the public to nominate buildings and landmarks to feature on the new board.

This does not have to be restricted to the town of Stratford so this is a chance to nominate our Maypole and put Welford on Avon on the map!

If you have a moment, please can you boost our chances by emailing and asking for the Welford Maypole to be included on the new board.

Anyone can email – there is no restriction on age or location so feel free to spread the word!

The deadline for emails is 30th April.