Harbury Parish Council
WELCOME TO HARBURY AND DEPPERS BRIDGE
Mill Street, Harbury

Keys Found (30 June)

Some keys have been found at the playing fields car park. These have now been handed to the police, so please contact them if you have lost some keys while visiting either the village hall or the playing field.

The parish of Harbury and Deppers Bridge has a population of approximately 2,500 residents and is situated about five miles south-east of Leamington Spa and three miles south-west of Southam. Although at Deppers Bridge, the height above sea level is only 260ft, the main village of Harbury stands on a hill of over 400ft.

The village is a thriving and busy community which boasts a Church of England Primary School, Doctor's Surgery, six public houses, a Post Office, two general stores, a Chemist and a Hairdresser. A number of other successful businesses operate within the centre of the village or on the small Industrial Estate on the site of the former Water Tower. There is a well used Village Hall, an active church community, a part-time Library and a large number of vibrant and successful community groups. Village events such as the Carnival and the Bonfire all contribute to the sense of living in a real community.

People have been living in Harbury for more than 3,000 years and the village is mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086. The village grew substantially in the 19th century due to extensive quarrying in the surrounding area and the construction of the nearby railway. The former GWR line to Birmingham was, at the time, the deepest man-made cutting in the world at more than 100ft deep and is a significant engineering achievement.

In the 1960's the village saw a further period of rapid expansion with the building of a large number of new homes and it is this mix of old and new within the buildings of the village which give it an eclectic and interesting feel.

Amongst the issues facing the village today are the provision of affordable housing and the building of new homes generally, the future of established village businesses, traffic and improving local facilities particularly for the young and the elderly.

In 2003 Harbury won both the Warwickshire and Central Region rounds of the Village of the Year Competition and went on to represent the Central Region in the National competition one of only six villages in England and Wales to do so. Since then the village has maintained its reputation as being one of the best communities in Warwickshire and continues to bring the concept of community spirit up-to-date into the 21st century.

Latest Updates

  • 29/07: What's On - diary of events for Aug/Sep.
  • 21/07: Meetings - Updated agenda for Council Meeting on 24 Jul 14.
  • 16/07: Meetings - Agenda for Parish Council Meeting on 24 Jul 14.
  • 16/07: FAQ - how to apply for grants from the Parish Council.
  • 16/07: Councillors - updated list of Parish and District Councillors.
  • 16/07: Neighbourhood Plan - a new page.
  • 16/07: Minutes - from Parish Council meetings on 22 May 14.
  • 02/07: News - vacancy for a Cemetery Administrative Assistant.
  • 02/07: Meetings - dates for 2014/15 Parish Council meetings.
  • 02/07: Minutes - from Parish Council meeting on 17 Apr 14.
  • 02/07: Annual Report - Chairman and other reports for 2013/14.
  • 02/07: News - affordable homes available in Hereburgh Way.
  • 02/07: Energy Initiative - updated informatino and activities summary.
  • 02/07: What's On - diary of events for Jul/Aug.
MAIN EVENTS

Fri 29/Sat 30 Aug: BEER FESTIVAL

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Every Saturday: COFFEE MORNING IN TOM HAULEY ROOM

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NEWS

PARISH COUNCIL RESPONSE TO GYPSY AND TRAVELLER CONSULTATION

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REPORT ROAD FAULTS DIRECTLY TO WCC

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