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.
Please note that the Town Council offices will be closed on Monday 1 October 2018.
Cafe on the Field– this Friday 21 September- FREE First Aid training- Burns and scalds.
Mayor of Alcester’s Civic Service– this Sunday 23 September St Nicholas church 11am. Please come along and join us at the Civic Service and also hear about the invaluable work of Warwickshire Young Carers.
MAYOR’S AWARDS- NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN! 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.
WCC Consultation on School Health and Well-being Service– Please have your say- open until 12 October 2018.
Upcoming events in 2018:
IMPORTANT DATE FOR YOUR DIARY! Alcester Neighbourhood Development Plan– Saturday 29 September- Launch event for the six week consultation period. Come along and let us know your views about this important local planning policy document for Alcester. Once adopted the Neighbourhood Development Plan will assist in determining planning applications here in Alcester.
Fulke Greville Festival, Alcester- Friday 28- Sunday 30 September 2018. A new festival to celebrate the life and achievements of the town’s most famous Elizabethan, Sir Fulke Greville….Talk, walks, concert….see website for more info.
FREE Electric Blanket Testing for over 50s….at various venues across the district.
Alcester’s first Information Day– Monday 1 October – Jubilee Centre 11am- 2pm. An event celebrating United Nations International Day of Older Persons. Exhibitors also welcome. Please get in touch!
Mop Fair- Monday 1- Tuesday 2 October. Please be aware that there will be temporary road closures in High Street, Henley Street and Church Street from 6pm Sunday 30 September until 6am Wednesday 3 October.
Barn Dance– Friday 5 October- Great Alne Memorial Hall 7- 10pm with the amazing Cat’s Whiskers Barn Dance Band. Tickets £10 to include a delicious fish ‘n chips supper. The Barn Dance is part of the Engage 50+ Festival- Making the most of life from 50-100+
Alcester SECO 10K Run- Sunday 7 October 2018 returning for its fourth year starting and finishing in the High Street. Last year 600 runners took to the streets to raise funds for the charity Kids Run Free along with over 200 children who took part in the free children’s fun run. There will be rolling road closures in the area. For more info see www.raceways.eu