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

Neighbourhood Plan Consultation

The draft Neighbourhood Development Plan is now available for informal consultation from 7 December 2015 to 15 January 2016.

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

  • 12/02: Minutes - from Parish Council Meeting on 26 Nov 15.
  • 12/02: What's On - diary of events for Feb/Mar.
  • 12/02: News - advice on preventing fuel theft crime.
  • 22/01: Meetings - Agenda for Parish Council Meeting on 28 Jan 16.
  • 15/01: Village Hall - some new internal and external photographs.
  • 07/01: What's On - diary of events for Jan/Feb.
  • 15/12: Councillors - added Cllr Christou to Council members list.
  • 03/12: What's On - diary of events for Dec/Jan.
  • 19/11: Meetings - Agenda for Parish Council Meeting on 26 Nov 15.
  • 13/11: News - tenders invited for grounds maintenance contract.
  • 05/11: News - new Southam Community Website launched.
  • 05/11: What's On - diary of events for Nov/Dec.
  • 05/11: Energy Initiative - an update on recent activities.
  • 05/11: Regular Events - updated information on the Tennis Club.
MAIN EVENTS

25 to 27 Feb: SLEEPING BEAUTY

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Every Saturday: COFFEE MORNING IN TOM HAULEY ROOM

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NEWS

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR HARBURY WWI CENTENARY PROJECT

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POLICE INTERNET SAFETY SURVEY

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REPORT ROAD FAULTS DIRECTLY TO WCC

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