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Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council

Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council

Bidford Battling Covid-19: Community Delivery Service

Bidford Parish Council has set up a food delivery support group for residents of Bidford on Avon Parish during the pandemic.

The service will provide deliveries of food and home essentials (eg. cleaning materials) to those in the vulnerable category who are self-isolating and have no other means of receiving food.


The vulnerable are:

  • Those over the age of 70
  • Those with an underlying health condition
  • Those who are self-isolating because they, or a family member, are showing COVD 19 symptoms
  • Pregnant women
  • Those on universal credit or are cash only customers (more on how you can order later on in this notice)


Food Orders

Will be via Budgens (773352) and you can pay them by debit or credit card. If you only have cash a receipt for the cost of the food will be left with the delivered by a Bidford PC volunteer. You will then need to arrange payment to the Parish Council. The credit service will not include the purchase of alcohol or tobacco. Please note that any restrictions imposed by Budgens on the number of items that can be purchased will apply.

Delivery will be to your door but the volunteer will not come inside your home. They will not handle your cash or debit/credit cards.


Please note that we cannot provide timed delivery slots but will aim to get food to you as soon as we can.

Orders to be placed on Mondays, Wednesday and Thursday before 12.00 noon and will be delivered on the day of order.


Bidford Health Centre Bidford Pharmacy on High Street are both still accepting new people onto their prescription delivery service. This may change and they will refer you to the Parish Council – please contact the Clerk on 07718 628925 or email her at and a volunteer will collect and deliver the prescription.

Bidford-on-Avon Parish has a population of approximately 5,000 people. It comprises the villages of Barton, Bidford-on-Avon and Marlcliff, which make up the Bidford-on-Avon Ward and are represented by nine councillors, and the village of Broom which makes up the Broom Ward and has its own representative, making a total of ten councillors. Both Bidford and Broom are mentioned in the well known Shakespeare drinking rhyme – drinking Bidford and beggarly Broom.

The Parish Council, which has been in existence since 1895, belongs to the Stratford-on-Avon District and has three ward councillors as well as a county councillor. The Parish Council has a very good relationship with all its District and County Councillors, who regularly attend the monthly Parish Council Meetings. It also as a very good working relationship with the local Community Beat Officer and PCSO.

The Council has a long time lease on its Parish Council Office and Meeting Room which are situated in the School/Library complex on Bramley Way. It is also the Trustee of the Crawford Memorial Hall, which is the Village Hall. Broom also has a Village Hall which reopened in September 2006. Both village halls are the venues for a number of local events – check the Upcoming Events page for details.

A Parish Appraisal, known as B50 for the local postcode, was carried out in 2003 and has now been adopted by District Council. The Parish Council is in the process of ensuring that all the matters which can be 'driven' by the Parish are implemented and, where necessary, monitored.

Bidford-on-Avon itself has grown quite considerably in the last decade, with some considerable developments being built in the fringes of the village: St. Laurence, just off the Waterloo Road; Old School Mead, on the site of the old school; and further developments at Friday Furlong and Waterloo Road. The Parish Council is very concerned about what it considers the over-development of the village and is trying to stop further back garden developments taking place, although it is not finding this easy.

One of the main features of Bidford-on-Avon is a twenty-six acre riverside meadow, called the Big Meadow, which the Parish Council leases together with the adjacent field known as Monie Meadow from the Trustees of Alice, Duchess Dudley. It is open all year round for walkers and in the summer, for a small charge, visitors can park their cars there – this is free to residents of the village on production of a card which they can obtain at the Parish Council Office.

Apart from the Big Meadow, the Parish Council is responsible for other open space areas: Marleigh Road, Jubilee Close, The Leys and King's Lane (Broom) all of which are leased, and Dugdale Avenue which it has recently acquired. It is responsible for the maintenance of all these areas which includes mowing, strimming, trees, hedge trimming, litter collection, dog bins, play equipment inspection and, where relevant, toilet cleaning, gate keeping etc.

The Parish Council owns the Bidford Youth Club site, two cemeteries and two allotments sites, and has a maintenance contract for the closed churchyard of St. Laurence.

There are three distinct conservation areas in Barton, Bidford-on-Avon and Broom with a number of listed and noteworthy buildings, including the Parish Church of St. Laurence which celebrated its 800th year in 2006. The hamlet of Marlcliff, which is situated near the bank of the River Avon, includes a number of well kept traditional Warwickshire cottages.

Latest Additions to this Website

  • 07/04/20: Other Newsletters - Cyber Scam Update for April 2020.
  • 05/04/20: Notice - report on proposed residential development, Waterloo Road, Bidford.
  • 05/04/20: Notice - burial charges effective from 1 April 2020.
  • 01/04/20: Minutes - Minutes from February's Parish Council meeting.
  • 01/04/20: Notice - entries in the What I Love About Bidford colouring competition.
  • 30/03/20: Home - update on the Parish Council's Community Delivery Service.
  • 28/03/20: Newsletters - recent Big Paper from Bidford Intergenerational Group.
  • 25/03/20: Agenda - for Parish Council Meeting on 30 March 2020.
  • 22/03/20: Home - details of the Parish Council's Community Delivery Service.
  • 20/03/20: Notice - temporary closure of Bidford Library due to Covid-19 situation.
  • 15/03/20: Events - Community Litter Pick.
  • 15/03/20: Events - Bidford Rural Cinema films for 24 April and 1 May.
  • 13/03/20: Minutes - Approved Minutes from February's Planning Committee meeting.
  • 10/03/20: Notice - Coronavirus advice.
  • 07/03/20: Notice - District Council Survey on Green eCargo Bike Scheme.
  • 07/03/20: Finance - items of expenditure over £500 from October to December 2019.
  • 04/03/20: Agenda - for Planning Committee Meeting on 9 March 2020.
  • 04/03/20: Minutes - Minutes from February's Planning Committee meeting.
  • 04/03/20: Notice - ballot for places at the VE Day Children's Tea Party on 8 May 2020.
  • 04/03/20: Events - initial Planning Meeting for the VE Anniversary Street Party
  • 03/03/20: Events - St Laurence Church Quiz Night.
  • Previous Updates

This website was last updated on 7 April, 2020

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