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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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Flood SUMMIT Notification – 1st April 2017

Dear All, 

 As many of our villages were seriously flooded during 1998 & 2007 and now many have flood teams. I believe the information would be appropriate as an article in your newsletters or web site,

 WCC invite you to the Warwickshire Flood Summit, taking place on Saturday 1st April in Stratford-upon-Avon. The event will start at 10am and will finish around 4:30pm.  Building on the successes of the 2014 and 2015 Flood Summits, we are looking to engage with even more members of the public with the 2017 event, by making it an open public event.

 The main objectives of the event are three-fold.

  1. To raise awareness of flood risk and promote realistic expectations of the role of Flood Risk Management Authorities, leading to action on the part of residents and businesses, therefore leading to greater resilience.
  2. To let people know that they are not alone, through displaying the positive community resilience work that has been achieved throughout the county.
  3. To gathering views from the public, especially with respect to the implementation of the Warwickshire Local Flood Risk Management Strategy one year after its adoption by Cabinet in April 2016.

 The event will be held in two locations within Stratford.  Firstly, in the Stratford Arts House (Rother Street, Stratford, CV37 6LU) we will have stalls from various partners of ours, split into various themes (planning and development, maintenance, community resilience etc).  Here, people will have the chance to speak to staff from the various agencies (EA, Severn Trent etc) and learn more about what they do to manage the flood risk in Warwickshire.

 The second venue will be along Waterside, next to the RSC.  Here we will have an outside public display area.  On display will be a new temporary flood defense barrier from the Environment Agency along with one of their emergency response vehicles, a Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service boat and equipment, the National Flood Forum information trailer, and some WROC instant response vehicles.  As with the indoor exhibition, staff from the relevant agencies will be there to answer any questions the public may have. 

 At 3pm there will be a brief presentation on the theme of the Flood Summit – ‘is the Warwickshire Flood Strategy working?’ – followed by a Question & Answer session with a panel of experts from major flooding agency

 This should be an extremely productive event, with a great turnout by our partners expected, and hopefully a very strong public attendance.  We hope to see you there on the day.  

 Let me know if your attending and I will meet you there : 

 Mike Brain : mikebrain@warwickshire.gov.uk. Mobile 07980308568

 Kind Regards

 Mike