Chairman’s Report – November 2015

Wellesbourne in Bloom
It was very pleasing to hear about the success of Wellesbourne in Bloom at the Parish Council meeting in October. Jen Wharton reported back on their Silver Award. The judges thought that there were some very good parts of the village and commended the members of the group who work so hard to keep Wellesbourne attractive. The group are looking for new volunteers and if you are interested log on to their website for details of what you could do.

There are lots of concerns about speeding traffic around and through the village. It is hoped that, when the building work is completed, the Loxley Road will have a 30mph speed limit as will Redhill towards Ettington.

The Parish Council has also been monitoring traffic travelling the wrong way round the gyratory at the top of Bridge Street and along Warwick Road. Warwickshire County Council has improved the road signage but people still go the wrong way. The Parish Council is working on ideas to improve the signage so that motorists are clearer about what they should do.

Play equipment, Mountford play area
It is good to see the new equipment being used and hearing such wonderful sounds from the play area. Hopefully by the time you read this the picnic tables will be installed. Next year, the Parish Council hopes to begin improvements on the Dovehouse play area. I will keep you informed.


It doesn’t seem right to be talking about Christmas already but the season is fast approaching. The switch on of the lights in the village will take place on Saturday the 28th November at 6pm. There will be a street fayre again in School Road where you will be able to buy early Christmas goodies, presents and cards. In the village hall there will be more stalls and the chance to have mince pies and mulled wine and in the precinct you will be able to eat from the bbq. Shipston Brass Band will be playing and there will be seasonal songs from the choir.

Last year we had a very successful evening with hundreds of people turning up. We hope you will join us again. The fayre will open at 4pm and local shops will also be open. Look out for the posters around the village.

I thought you might like to be reminded of last year’s event and so I am including some photographs.


Anne Prior
Chairman Wellesbourne and Walton Parish Council

(01789) 842103