Alcester is an old market town of Roman origin at the junction of the River Alne and the River Arrow in Warwickshire, England. It is situated approximately 8 miles (13 km) west of Stratford-upon-Avon and 8 miles south of Redditch, close to the Worcestershire border.
Whether you are a visitor of a resident, the latest Alcester Town Guide is full of useful information. A new Alcester Directory has also been compiled containing activities and information. Hard copies can be found in many local businesses and also at the Library.
Notice of Council Elections May 2019– Town of Alcester- Three Wards – Oversley (10 cllrs), Oversley Green (1 cllr) and Alcester West (5 cllrs). Have you ever thought about being a Councillor? A Councillor is someone who is elected by local people to represent the residents of an area. This can be at parish or district level. When elected, the term of office is four years unless there is a by-election mid-term, when a Councillor will serve for the remaining period of the term of office. If you are thinking of standing for election, you may wish to have a look at the Be a Councillor pages on the Stratford on Avon District Council website and where you can download relevant information booklets which give an an indication of what the roles entail. Alternatively you can call 01789 260210 for copies to be sent to you. The Government Equalities Office may be able to help people with a disability with financial support in order to stand for election. For more information please see the guidance on gov.uk.
Alcester Neighbourhood Development Plan– Following responses to the public consultation in the autumn, and actions agreed by the Steering Group, the NDP has been amended and sent to the Planning Consultant. He will now draft the Basic Conditions Statement prior to submission of the NDP to Stratford on Avon District Council.
Allotments- Alcester Town Council has a few plots available to rent at Bleachfield St North, Bleachfield St South and Allimore Lane sites. Allotment plots do not become available very often and are allocated on a “first come first served” basis. You can download an application form. Alternatively call 01789 766084 or email:- firstname.lastname@example.org.
Press release– It’s good to talk- Alcester Town Council and Lifespace Trust team up to offer accredited Youth Mental Health First Aid training to local young people….
21 March- Detecting the early signs of Prostate disease- PSA Blood Testing evening- Warwick- 21 March 2019
23 March- Alcester’s Big Spring Clean – Jubilee Centre 10am-1pm
23 March– Alcester Town Youth Council are running a youth cinema event at the Jubilee Centre off St. Faith’s Road B49 6AG for young people aged 12 – 14 on Saturday 23 March at 2pm, entrance £2. Refreshments on sale at pocket money prices.
Upcoming dates in 2019
27 March- Please come along and support the Mayor at a Charity Curry night being held in conjunction with Cardamom restaurant in Alcester. In support of Warwickshire Young Carers.
30 March- THE WORLD’S BIGGEST SWITCH OFF EVENT 8.30pm… wherever you are in the world Earth Hour
2 April– Annual Parish Meeting– Alcester War Memorial Town Hall 7pm. This is a meeting for all electors in the parish of Alcester. Town organisations have been invited and will be given the opportunity to report on their activities during the past year and their plans for the coming year. Come along and join us!
3 April– Trip to British Motor Museum- free transport!
Thursdays mornings in May, June and July- Suitcase Stories…A reminiscence and music project for people living with dementia and their carers. Alcester Library
18 May- Alcester Food Festival
17 June– Self harm– Understanding and supporting children and young people (12-18yrs)- coffee and info session a The Depot
31 August- St Nicholas Church Garden Party– The Field House 3- 5.30pm
6 October– Alcester 10K SECO race