Seymour Road- Warwickshire County Council has made a Temporary Traffic Order closing Seymour Road, Alcester, from a point outside property number 55 and for a distance of approximately 30metres in a northerly direction, to vehicular traffic. The closure is required to facilitate works for the renewal of a water pipe. The Order will commence on 16 January 2019 and will last for a period of 18 months, or until the works are completed, whichever is the earlier.  However, it is anticipated that the works will be completed by 21 January 2019.

Stratford on Avon District Council have produced a Tree Protocol. This document is intended to act as a single point of reference to establish a clear, consistent and structured approach to issues affecting District Council owned trees. The Protocol has been designed for the following purposes:
To establish the responsibility of the Council in relation to its tree stock;
 To ensure that resources are correctly allocated from a risk perspective and that the management of trees on any particular site is fulfilling what is considered to be reasonably practicable; and
 To provide advice and guidance in relation to requested remedial tree works.

Mayor’s Civic Awards evening– Read all about it and who the worthy winners were this year!

Warwickshire County Council- Warwickshire Recycles – Christmas e-newsletter 2018

  • Fascinating facts about waste at Christmas
  • How to reduce your food waste this Christmas
    • Before Christmas
    • Christmas Day
    • After Christmas
  • Changes to waste and recycling services over Christmas….

Love your Library at your Door! Warwickshire Libraries Home Delivery Service Home Library Service

Defibrillators in Alcester- Do you know where the nearest defibrillator is? Speed is essential! Defibrillators are available at the following locations.

Initiative for reporting traffic offences

Residents in Warwickshire can now report traffic offences using digital evidence from dash cams. Follow the link for further details.

Child Burial Fees

At the Town Council meeting on 5 June 2018, Councillors unanimously agreed to waive burial fees for all children under the age of 18 who are resident in Alcester.

The Government has indicated that it intends to set up a Children’s Funeral Fund later in the year to cover such fees but the Town Council has agreed to implement this change immediately.

The Mayor of Alcester, Cllr Andrew Foster, said “As a parent myself, I can think of nothing worse than losing a child.  With this small gesture, we hope to lessen the financial burden on bereaved parents at what must be a devastating time for them.”

Warwickshire Trading Standards – Tackling doorstep crime- No Rogue Traders Here…. Do you want to avoid being ripped off or subjected to door step scams now we are in the DIY season? Warwickshire residents can simply register either online at by freephone 0800 233 5000 and use the scheme free of charge. They just need to register their basic details, confirm the type of trader and the work they require.

Superfast Broadband- For you to check which cabinet you are connected to and what speeds you might achieve, please visit

UBUS Community Transport is three years old! UBUS is a ring and ride community transport service operating within Stratford District and is available to anyone in the district who struggles to access public transport due to mobility issues, health problems or who lives in an area with no, or infrequent, public transport.

Did you know….There is a Flexibus bus service that runs to Stratford Tesco and The Maybird twice a week- Tuesday & Fridays. In addition to the Alcester Police Station stop, there is a stop outside the Alcester Inn (formerly Alcester Trades & Labour Club). The service is free for anyone with a bus pass, otherwise it is £5.50 return.