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 or a resident, the latest Alcester Town Guide is full of useful information. The Alcester Directory (currently being updated) contains a comprehensive list of activities and organisations together with contact details. Hard copies available from our office, many local businesses and also at the Library.
Advance Notice: Warwickshire County Council- Major disruption to your journeys due to temporary road closures on Birmingham Road, Priory Road and School Road from 26 October- 3 November 2020 due to carriageway resurfacing and associated works.
Cook and Eat you Tea– Another new initiative brought to you by Alcester Town Council! Would you love to be able to cook something but are unsure how? Then have a look at these courses at the Depot at the Eric Payne Community Centre. They are in 4 week blocks on Wednesdays from 4.30- 6.30pm. Learn how to make a simple nutritious meal and pudding from scratch. The next course has been designed for gents and starts on 11 November. The courses are free to attend and supported by Hillers.
Joint statement from Alcester Town Council and Stratford on Avon District Council (7 October 2020)
Alcester Town Council and Stratford-on-Avon District Council are delighted to announce that they have reached agreement in principle for the Town Council to take a lease of the Hannah Susan Greig Memorial Hall in Alcester. The Town Council has plans to reopen the building as a community hall and arts venue.
The Memorial Hall was transferred to the District Council along with the Greig Leisure Centre following the legal proceedings which concluded last year.
The Memorial Hall has been closed to the public since 2011 and it has been a long-term ambition of the Town Council to reopen it.
The Mayor of Alcester, Cllr Gill Forman said: “I am delighted that we have reached agreement with the District Council to take a lease of the Memorial Hall. In its heyday, the Hall was the venue for dances, performances and wedding receptions and it holds a very special place in the heart of the residents of Alcester.
It is a real shame that the building has been closed and boarded up for so long but now is the time for its reinvention as an iconic venue. It will attract shows and exhibitions from far and wide and also be available for residents and groups to use for local functions.
The building is in a very sorry state and we have a great deal of work to do. I am confident, however, that with the support of our community, we can restore the Greig Hall to its proper place at the centre of community life in Alcester.”
Cllr Tony Jefferson, Leader of Stratford-on-Avon District Council said: “This is great news for the residents of Alcester that we have been able to reach an agreement in principle for Alcester Town Council to take a lease of the Hannah Susan Greig Memorial Hall in Alcester.
The District Council’s Cabinet will now consider the agreement at its meeting in December as we need to follow due process. But this is another important milestone that’s been reached.”
Our very popular Repair Cafe continues on Thursday 22 October at The Depot- just in a different format. It will be a drop off and pick up system for items to be repaired. Contact Wendy on 01789 766084 to register your item.
Notice – 3 August 2020 re COVID-19
The Town Council offices are now open Monday to Friday between 9am and 1pm. VISITORS ARE WELCOME BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please phone 01789 766084 or email email@example.com
In line with government legislation, Full Council meetings will still be held remotely (Zoom meeting).
Committee meetings have been cancelled with the exception of the Planning Committee who are reviewing planning applications either by email or Zoom meetings.
If you have an enquiry for the Town Council, please phone 01789 766084 (we can pick up messages remotely) or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond as soon as we can.
If you need practical help please call Alcester Community Resilience on 07707 598379 or email email@example.com
Buy Eat Local Take a look at this promotional video of some of the businesses in our lovely town! https://youtu.be/TWpq_25_kLk
Alcester High Street – Covid 19 Recovery Plan
Alcester Town Council is pleased to announce plans for supporting the re-opening of the High Street as restrictions ease following lockdown.
As from Monday 13 July there will be a temporary one-way pedestrian system in the High Street which will comply with social distancing rules whilst helping direct safe shopping and movement in key locations. This plan is designed specifically for Alcester and creates the minimum of change possible. In particular, there are no changes to traffic or parking arrangements.
Please see separate page for COVID-19 info