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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.

Find out more about the History of Alcester

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.

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In accordance with government guidance, the Town Council offices are now closed and staff are working from home.  If you need to contact the Town Council, please email clerk@alcester-tc.gov.uk or leave a phone message on 01789 766084

If you need practical help during the pandemic, please call Alcester Community Resilience on 07707 598379 or email alcester.response@outlook.com

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Alcester Town Council announced as a Quality Council under the Local Council Award Scheme.

The Scheme is designed to celebrate the successes of the very best local councils and to provide a framework to support all local councils to improve and develop to meet their full potential. The scheme offers councils the opportunity to show that they meet the standards set by the sector, assessed by their peers, and to put in place the conditions for continued improvement.

The Quality Award demonstrates that ATC has achieved good practise in governance, community engagement and council improvement.

Did you know that the next census takes place on 21st March 2021?

The census occurs every 10 years. It is compulsory for every household to complete the census, but there is lots of support available. The 2021 census is the first to be completed primarily online although some people will receive a paper form. Everyone can request a paper form if preferred. Help will be available to people with hearing, sight or other impairments.

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In line with government legislation, Full Council meetings will still be held remotely (Zoom meeting).

Committee meetings will be held using Zoom software. The Planning Committee are reviewing planning applications either by email or Zoom meetings.

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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.”

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