The latest two planning applications for nearly 1,000 homes on the edges of Warwick are due to go before the district council next Tuesday – both with recommendations for approval.

.Land off Europa Way between Leamington and Warwick which has been earmarked for development.

James Mackay, chairman of the Warwick Society, said: “There is absolutely no need for either of these housing applications to be approved now because the earliest the homes could be built would be 2020. There is certainly no market for them at the moment. Read more


The Stratford Herald reports that the Planning Inspector believes SDC core strategy is not sound. To read more follow this link.



Tuesday 10 March


Annual General Meeting

followed by

The Archæology of Northgate Street

Caroline Rann, County Archæological Service

Great Hall of the Lord Leycester Hospital, starting at 19.30

Caroline will report on the 2014 excavations on the site of the demolished 1930s office building behind the Northgate Street houses. Evidence of many centuries of occupation was uncovered, improving our understanding of mediæval Warwick’s society and economy. Caroline will of course be showing us photographs of the dig and the finds. Her talk had to be postponed from 10 February, and she has kindly agreed to this early re- arrangement. The AGM will take place briefly before the talk.

Thank you to everyone who came along on Saturday. What a productive time it proved to be. Those of you who participated have already recieved some feedback and there will be a summary of our discussions at the AGM.

Thanks again, hope to see you on Tuesday March 10th at the AGM.

The Warwick Society in 2020

 the Great Hall of the Lord Leycester Hospital

between 1000 and 1200 on Saturday 28 February 2015

 There will be coffee, tea and cake, and talk.

Everybody is welcome!

Come with your ideas about what you can contribute to the Society’s work, and help us together to make a plan of action.At the end of the morning, we hope to have the material for a report to the AGM on a busy year ahead, and on how we together will energise it.

The Warwick Society Annual Report is now available and will be sent to all members shortly along with notice of the AGM. If you would like to know more about what the Society does then you can read a full account by clicking here. Warwick Society Annual Report 2014

Further hard copies are available. If you are interested please email the secretary sec@warwicksociety.org.uk

Tonight’s talk will now be given by Dr Christine Hodgetts on Life in 18th Century Warwick.  Dr Hodgetts’ is a local historian of some note, and many of you will already have attended talks she has given. This is a new talk that she has developed in conjunction with the Records Office. Dr Hodgetts replaces our advertised speaker Caroline Rann who is unwell. We are very grateful to Christine, who has nobley stepped into the breach at such short notice.


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