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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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Stratford District Time Bank

My name is Sarah Coxall and I am the Time Broker for Stratford District Time Bank.  I wanted to reach out to the parish councils in Stratford District to let you know about TImeBanking.  TimeBanking is a reciprocal volunteer scheme that enables its members to bank time using their own skills or strengths and then they can withdraw that time to utilise the skills or strengths of other members.  Time Banking is designed to help reconnect communities and to rebuild that neighbourly support that communities used to have.  Our members can offer or request anything that another person might feel useful.  It can be help with day to day tasks or more specialist skills.  I would welcome the chance to attend your next meeting to tell you more about the Time Bank.  I would also be extremely grateful if you could include something about the Time Bank in your parish magazine if you have one.  The more members we can access in each area of Stratford district the stronger the Time Bank will be.  If you have any questions, then please email me at or call on 07419373680.

Thank you

Sarah Coxall

Time Broker

Stratford Time Bank