Emergencies

In case of flooding sandbags can be obtained from the Town Council on 01827 720829 or out of hours on 07928 974576. Please note these are empty sandbags only.

Cemetery

The Town Council manages Atherstone Cemetery on Sheepy Road, Atherstone

Cemetery opening times

The cemetery is open every day from 8am. Closing times vary according to season:

1st November to 28th/29th February4pm
1st March to 30th April, 1st September to 31st October

6pm
1st May to 31st August8pm

Allotments

The Town Council manages two allotment sites in the town. The sites are located on Gypsy Lane and at Merevale off Bracebridge Road. Persons aged 18 years and over can apply to rent an allotment but priority is given to those living within the Parish boundaries. Rents are collected every six months and are subject to annual review. There are currently waiting lists for both sites; applications should be made directly to the clerks at the Council offices.

Play Areas

The Town Council manages two play areas, namely Westwood Road play area and St. Mary’s Road play area.

Westwood Road Play Area

Located off Westwood Road, CV9 1EL. View in Google Maps. It was updated in 2015.

St Mary’s Road Play Area

Located off St Mary’s Road, CV9 1JR. View in Google Maps. It was fitted with new pre-school equipment in 2009.

CCTV

The Town Council works in a partnership with North Warwickshire Borough Council for the provision and operation of the town CCTV system. The cameras, ducting and cabling were provided by, and are owned and maintained by the Town Council, while the monitoring and recording equipment is owned and operated by the Borough Council. Through the partnership agreement the Town Council contributes towards the staffing costs of the monitoring.

Planning

The Local Planning Authority (LPA) is North Warwickshire Borough Council (NWBC).

The Town Council are notified by NWBC of all planning applications within the boundary of Atherstone Town and we consider whether to submit comments on each application. The Town Council are a non-statutory consultee but comments submitted by the Town Council must be considered by the LPA when making their decisions.

Further information regarding planning can be found here: Planning Responses

All responses from the Town Council can be seen on the individual planning applications on the NWBC website.

Planning Christmas Lights

The Town Council owns the lights erected around the town for Christmas, with cross street displays on Long Street, Church Street and Market Street. The Town Council is entirely responsible for the maintenance of the lights and supporting infrastructure and for the erection and dismantling of the lights.

Support for Local Community Groups and Events

The Town Council is able to provide funding to support events in the local community and to make small grants to local groups. Applications should be made in writing to the clerks at the Council offices.

Community Grant Application Form and Guidance

List of grants awarded 2014-15

List of grants awarded 2015-16

List of Grants awarded 2017-18

List of Grants awarded  2018-19

List of Grants awarded 2019-20

Honorary Citizen

Each year the Town Council makes an award(s) to a person(s) who in their their opinion has made an outstanding contribution to the life of the town. The award(s) is presented at the Annual Parish Meeting in the Spring.

Floral Displays

The Town Council provides the floral displays in the town and maintains them through the year with summer and winter plantings and watering as required. These displays brighten up the town for both residents and visitors. The Town Council urges anyone who sees damage caused to the displays to report the incident to the Council or the Police.

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