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Click for Warwickshire Services Directory.

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Leamington Spa
is about five miles from Barford, and can be a lively spot for an evening out.

Click for a list of restaurants in Leamington Spa.

Click for pubs in Leamington Spa.

is about three miles from Barford.

Click for a list of restaurants in Warwick.

Click for pubs in Warwick.

Click for restaurants in Warwick.

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For links to events in and around Barford, click to visit our "What's On" page, which has links to Warwick Arts Centre, Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford, local theatres and cinemas etc.

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The Warwickshire floods of Easter 1998 were the worst since records began. They have been termed a 1 in 175 year event but we need to be prepared to respond to the risk of flooding at all times.

Click for WCC flood information.

Click for Environment Agency flood warning service

Click for data from Avon river level gauge in Warwick

Click for data from River Watch

Click for information from GoCompare

Click here for our feature article of the 1998 floods.

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Here are some other local community websites.

Click for Kineton.

Click for Wellesbourne and Walton.

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Click for Joint Parish Council page.

Click for Warwick District Council website.

Click for Warwickshire County Council website.

We would like to draw your attention to the following webpage at the Warwickshire Direct website:

This regularly updated webpage provides information about current scams in operation, alongside advice on what to do if you think you come across a scam. If you are particularly concerned about scams, please do visit the website for information on how to protect yourself.

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Click for Local news

Click for Local weather

Click for National news

The Leamington Spa Courier has two local on-line news websites:

Click for Warwick On-Line

Click for Leamington Spa On-Line

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Click for a county map .

Click for a street map .

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South Warwickshire is Shakespeare Country - embracing Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and Kenilworth, Royal Leamington Spa and a collection of picturesque towns and villages, including Barford, all set amid rolling English countryside, criss-crossed by rivers and canals.

Official tourist information websites :

Warwick Town Council

Warwickshire County Council

Shakespeare Country

Heart of England Tourist Board

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Visit Stratford-upon-Avon

Local attractions :

Historic Warwick, with its famous mediaeval Castle, is only a few miles from Barford.

Just five miles from Barford, and a favourite spot for Queen Victoria, Leamington Spa is proud of its "Royal" prefix.

There are a number of historic National Trust properties nearby, including Charlecote Park and Baddesley Clinton.

Stratford-upon-Avon is just a few miles to the south of the village. Guided walks of the town operate all year round. They are both entertaining and interesting, and appeal to individuals or groups of people - click for more details.

Compton Verney is a new art gallery in Warwickshire. It was founded by philanthropist Sir Peter Moores as a way of offering visitors informal and enjoyable ways of experiencing art.

The Tudor house and gardens at Coughton Court, with its associations with Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot (300th anniversary in 2005), offer a wonderful day out with something for everyone to enjoy.

The world famous teddy bear museum and shop are located in a heritage 16th century building in the heart of Shakespeare's Stratford.

Other tourism websites :

Click for Trip Advisor website

Click for Information Britain website

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Access to the area could not be easier as it is ideally located in the Heart of England, only one and a half hours from London and 30 minutes from Birmingham International Airport and the NEC.

The M40 links the area with the motorway network. Junction 15 is only one mile north of Barford.

There are regular train and coach services from London and many other parts of the country.

For travel information, click to visit our "Travel" page which has links to bus, rail, air and other travel related websites.

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Waste collection days for most of Barford and Wasperton are shown on the "What's on" page.

Click for more information, and check your collection day by entering your postcode, on Warwick District Council's waste collection and recycling scheme.

Click for Warwickshire County Council re-cycling and rubbish website, an excellent source for all local waste and re-cycling information.

Click for the Recycle Now website for a wealth of re-cycling information and opportunities.

Click for the Waste Connect website, a comprehensive reference for recycling points throughout the country.

Click for the local Freegle, a group for people from Leamington, Warwick and surrounding areas to find new homes for their unwanted things.

On 1st August 2022, Warwick District Council plan to make changes to your waste and recycling collections and introducing a new 123+ collection service. The new service will be delivered to both Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick district residents.

Click here for more information.

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  Bridge at Barford

The bridge over the River Avon, Barford's link to the M40!

Please us your suggestions for other useful links.