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Public consultation begins on proposal to create a South Warwickshire Council

Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils are considering a proposal to merge, creating a new District Council covering the whole of South Warwickshire (the areas currently covered by Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils).

The public consultation on the plans to create a South Warwickshire Council starts this week on Monday 6 September and runs until Sunday 24 October.

Have your say! Local residents, businesses, Town and Parish Councils, local groups and organisations and key stakeholders are encouraged to take part and have their say by completing the online questionnaire.

How to take part

The consultation document and online questionnaire can be viewed and completed at:

Questionnaires for completion on paper, as well as in different languages and formats can be requested by emailing: or calling 01789 267575. The paper questionnaires are returned using a FREEPOST address.

Questionnaires are also available to pick up at the following locations:

  • Warwick – Visitor Information Centre, Jury Street, Warwick CV34 4EW
  • Leamington – Town Hall, the Parade, Leamington Spa, CV32 4AT
  • Kenilworth – Library, Smalley Place, Kenilworth CV8 1QG
  • Whitnash – Library, Franklin Road, Whitnash CV31 2JH

Stratford-upon-Avon – the District Council’s offices at Elizabeth House, Church Street, CV37 6HX

What happens next?

The findings from the consultation will be considered, along with any other evidence, at a meeting of the councils on 13 December 2021. A decision will be taken as to whether they want to formally ask government to allow the councils to merge.

The deadline for the survey is Sunday 24 October 2021.