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.
Councillor Eric Payne
It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Councillor Eric Payne who passed away peacefully on Wednesday 10 October 2018. Our thoughts are with his wife, Maggie and his children Nicholas and Charlotte. He will be greatly missed by everyone at Alcester Town Council.
The funeral service will be held at St Nicholas Church at 12 noon on Friday 26 October and afterwards at the Jubilee Centre, St Faiths Road, Alcester B49 6AG.
TOWN COUNCIL OFFICE CLOSURE– The offices will be closed on Friday morning 26 October as a mark of respect to Cllr Eric Payne.
MAYOR’S AWARDS- LAST FEW DAYS TO SEND YOUR NOMINATIONS! Every year the Mayor hosts a Civic Awards evening where the contributions made to the town by individuals and organisations are recognised. This year, nominations are invited from residents ahead of the event which will be held on Friday 30 November at the Jubilee Centre. If you would like to make a nomination you can download the nomination form or pick one up from the Town Council offices. The award categories are ‘Citizen of the Year’, ‘Organisation of the Year’ and ‘Young Person of the Year’ (aged 18 or under). Nominees must be Alcester residents. The Mayor is keen to hear more about the many contributions made by residents and looks forward to receiving your nominations. The closing date for nominations is Friday 19 October 2018.
Cafe on the Field- Due to the nights drawing in and the limited number of volunteers available, the Cafe on the Field based at the Depot will be closed for the winter months. We will however re open in the spring. Thank you to all who have supported the team over the last few months.
Vacancy for Jubilee Centre Caretaker position- closing date Friday 26 October
Alcester Neighbourhood Development Plan– Alcester residents should by now have received a Summary document delivered with the Look Local magazine. This booklet summarises the policies that the community, in collaboration with the Town Council, have put together to guide and shape land use and planning applications until 2031. There is a questionnaire at the back of the Summary document and your views would be much appreciated! Completed questionnaires can be put in collection boxes in the Library, St Nicholas Church or Alcester Health Centre. Alternatively, they can be brought to the office or sent by email to email@example.com
Upcoming events in 2018:
Saturday 20 October– Alcester Food Festival
Sunday 21 October- Alcester Court Leet Church Service– Temporary road closure High Street, Henley Street, Church Street from 2- 4.30pm.
Tuesday 23 October– Alcester & Bidford Community Forum Come along to Bidford Primary School from 6.30pm to chat informally to representatives from your local policing team, Parish, Town, District and County Councillors. Topics to include- Update on priorities from the Safer Neighbourhood Team and Philip Seccombe, Warwickshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner.
11 November- Remembrance Sunday Parade– Temporary road closures Henley St, Church St, High St, Bleachfield St, Swan St, top end of Stratford Road until the Oversley turning 10am- 1pm.
Monday 12 November- Alcester Youth Project- Notice of Annual General Meeting- Globe House, (Seggs Lane entrance) at 6pm. Alcester Youth Project supports activities and projects for the benefit of young people in the town.
Saturday 17 November- St Nicholas Christmas Festival– St Nicholas Church and Church House 10am- 1.30pm.