The Annual Meeting saw Cllr Tilley and Cllr Wesbury unanimously voted in to the position of Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively. We also welcomed Richard Curtis as a Councillor. Richard has a special interest in arboriculture and hopes to help maintain the parish’s rural character.

Adrian Harvey (Surburban Inns) the new owner of the Durham Ox attended our meeting on Tuesday 2nd May. He plans to restore the “Ox” to the family friendly community pub it once was. Details can be found on the WDC website, planning application W/17/0481.        

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NALC Star Councils 2017

NALC has a rich history of running awards, so we were delighted to reintroduce an awards scheme in 2015 which was made possible thanks to sponsorship from AON UK and other category sponsors.

Our annual Star Councils programme was a huge success as we were inundated with nominations of excellent quality and our finalists and winners provided a fantastic example of the work of the sector.

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Studley Fairtrade Campaign Steering Group

The journey to achieve Fairtrade Village status for Studley began in June 2015 when three 10 year old pupils from a local primary school in Studley attended a Parish Council meeting and gave a presentation on Fairtrade to the Parish Council. The school had already gained its first two Fairtrade awards and the children were eager to spread the Fairtrade word to the whole village.

Following their presentation the Parish Council passed a resolution to work towards becoming a Fairtrade Village.

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Penelope Keith, Village of the Year 2017

Channel 4 TV programme: VILLAGE OF THE YEAR 2017

This summer, Penelope Keith and her team of judges will be visiting villages across the UK to determine a winner, with a £10,000 prize up for grabs.

We know that the Warwickshire has some wonderful villages and we would love them to apply! 

All  villages can apply by visiting our website and follow the simple online application or email us at

Here is our latest press article in The Telegraph about Village of the Year 2017.

Please free to spread the “Village” word and if you could post on social media for us, FB @villageoftheyear twitter @villages2017 that would be great.