Town Council

Alcester Town Council Building

Alcester has the largest number of inhabitants of any parish or Town Council outside Stratford upon Avon, and sits within the Stratford on Avon District of Warwickshire.

The Town Council has 16 Councillors and every year elects a Mayor and Deputy Mayor, who act as the Chairman and Deputy. The Council operates with monthly Full Council meetings and a Planning Committee.  In addition, there is a Finance and General Purposes Committee, which comprises the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and 3 other members elected from the Town Council.

The Town Council has two noticeboards in the town; one in Market Place (on the walkway from Waitrose car park to the High Street) and one in the High Street outside SpecSavers. Agendas for meetings are put up on the noticeboards three clear days before each meeting and are also available online on our website. Members of the public are welcome to attend all our meetings.

Council meetings–  Calendar of meeting dates for Full Council and committees 2023-24

Full Council meetings are held in person upstairs in Globe House. Planning Committee meetings are held via Zoom or email. Anyone wishing to attend or ask questions should contact the Town Clerk or Committee Clerk before 2pm on the Monday before the meeting to obtain further details.

Full Council meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month (unless there is a significant public event which would warrant a change of date) at 7pm in Globe House, Library meeting room 4, First floor (lift available), Seggs Lane entrance. Contact the Clerk- Vanessa Lowe:

Planning Committee meetings are held monthly on a Monday at 7pm and are generally being held online using Zoom software. However, applications are sometimes considered by email meeting. Contact the Planning Committee Clerk- Sarah Duran:

Finance & General Purposes Committee usually meets on the Tuesday in the week prior to Full Council meetings at 7pm in the Council Board Room upstairs in Globe House, Seggs Lane entrance. Contact the Clerk- Vanessa Lowe:

All Town Council meetings are open to the public.

Alcester Town Council Committees- membership May 2023

Alcester Town Council Organisational chart April 2023

Annual Report of the Town Council 2022-23

Annual Report of the Town Council 2021-22

Annual Report of the Town Council 2021-21

Annual Report of the Town Council 2019-20

The Council produces a newsletter four times a year; Spring (March), Summer (June), Autumn (September) and Winter (December). The Council is happy to include any suitable community items, subject to space being available, appropriate content and timely receipt of the articles prior to publication. Contact Sarah Duran, Deputy Town Clerk:

For general enquiries about:

  • Facilities such as allotments and the cemetery, please contact Tim Forman, Facilities Manager:
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives, please contact Wendy Sherwood, Health & Wellbeing Co-ordinator:

The Town Clerk, Vanessa Lowe, can be contacted by email: or by telephoning 01789 766084. The office at Globe House (access from Seggs Lane) is open Monday to Friday 9 am to 1 pm.

Councillors’ contact details can be found on each of their Councillor profile pages and also on the back page of every Town Council newsletter.

Alcester Town Council
Globe House
Priory Road
B49 5DZ
Tel: 01789 766084