Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils are considering a proposal to merge, creating a new District Council covering the whole of South Warwickshire (the areas currently covered by Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils).
The public consultation on the plans to create a South Warwickshire Council starts this week on Monday 6 September and runs until Sunday 24 October.
The consultation document and online questionnaire can be viewed and completed at: www.southwarwickshire.org.uk
Stratford-on-Avon has a wide range of colourful events and festivals for visitors to enjoy throughout the year. One particular highlight in the calendar is the Shakespeare's Birthday celebrations, held annually in the town for nearly two centuries. The tradition brings together the local community, professional and amateur performers and artists and ambassadors from around the world in a vibrant celebration of the life and works of Stratford's favourite son. The town's streets overflow with pageantry, music and drama over the birthday period, and visitors can enjoy a packed full programme of special celebratory activities.
For full listings, please see the website of Shakespeare's England, the official tourism organisation for the region. It brings together all the events happening locally and around the district.
There are many Shakespeare-inspired events throughout the year, including:
Stratford-upon-Avon is one of the premier tourist destinations in the country and the town's markets play an important role in promoting the town as a tourist attraction.