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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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Recruitment Open Day for Four Alls

The Four Alls will be the 22nd opening for multiple award-winning Oakman Inns and the pub group is are now busy recruiting up to 40 local, talented people – full and part-time for a full range of roles – who want to become a valued part of this exciting new venue near Stratford.

Recruitment Open Day –  Friday 20th April at Billesley Manor Hotel, B49 6NF

Oakman Inns’ HR Director, Jill Scatchard, said: “Whether you’re looking for a new career challenge or career move with real prospects, our company has an enviable reputation for looking after our employees. We are committed to helping every one of them‘to be the best they can be’ through a series of valuable skills training and leadership programmes and apprenticeships.”

This year, the company retained their top 20 position in the Sunday Times Best 100 UK Companies to Work For and has beenrecognised for their training excellence and apprenticeship programmes by the Princess Royal Training Awards.

To book an appointment at one of the Recruitment Open Days call HR Manager, Paulina Szydlowska on 07377 383351 or

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Multiple Local Roadworks from 16th Feb

There may be considerable disruption to traffic in and out of the village over the next week or two –

  • 16th-19th Feb : Long Marston Road nr junction with Milcote Road, multiway signals. BT Openreach works.
  • 17th-25th Feb : Barton Road nr junction with Headland Road, partial road closure. Drainage works.
  • 19th-22nd Feb : Clifford Road at River Stour bridge, road closure 8.00pm – 6.00am. Resurfacing.
  • 21st-26th Feb : Clifford Road south of junction with Milcote Road, two way signals. Water mains connection.