Guide for new villagers

A very warm welcome to you, and thank you for visiting the website.  We hope you will find here the answers to a lot of basic questions that you may have about living in our community.

Art Group Chemists Community Transport Oil Syndicate Doctors Dentists Filling Stations Hospitals Leisure Milk Monday Club Mother and Toddler Group Neighbourhood Watch Newspapers Pubs Recycling and Refuse Restaurants Schools Shops Sports Taxis Trades and Services Vets

Social media

You can check up on local events and news by following the following social media:

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Recycling and Refuse Collection

Refuse and recycling collections are carried out by Warwick District Council on Tuesdays, alternating between recycling green bins and boxes on the one Tuesday, and grey bins for general waste that cannot be recycled, on the following Tuesday.

Grey Bin Green Bin Recycling Boxes and Bags

Bins and boxes should be placed by the roadside by 7am. Grey and Black  wheelie bins should be placed with the handle facing and just over the pavement. 

Warwick District Council issues guidance leaflets covering what can and cannot be recycled, details of which are included on the Council’s website: www.warwickdc.gov.uk/recycling. If you do not have the green and grey wheelie bins, red boxes, and bags then contact the recycling team via the website to order them.

RecycleFor items not included in the doorstep collection service, there are recycling centres in Princes Drive in Leamington and Cherry Orchard in Kenilworth. Visit the Warwick District Council Recycling Centres for more information.

Both of these locations are extremely busy before lunchtime on Saturday and Sunday.

Download Collections CalendarDownload the collections calendar for Weston under Wetherley from this page at WDC.

If you experience problems with refuse or recycling collections, these are the contact details for the team at the District Council responsible:

Tel: 01926 353365 Email:contract.services@warwickdc.gov.uk

Collection teams are instructed to replace bins, boxes and bags exactly where they find them, and to ensure that loose waste is removed before they move on. You should inform the office immediately if you consider these instructions have not been followed. If your recycling bins, lids or bags go missing or are damaged, contact Contract Services AND make sure you get a reference for your telephone call.

Community oil buying syndicate

See here for information about the WRCC Energy community oil buying syndicate.

Newspapers

A newspaper delivery service is provided to the village by Costcutters in Cubbington – phone 01926 886791. It is suggested you contact them first to check their charges and that they can deliver to your address. 

You can also ask Ricky at Winebox 01926 428457 (formerly Bargain Booze) on Rugby Road in Cubbington.

Milk Deliveries

A milk delivery service is operated on behalf of Express Dairies (phone 0845 606 3606). It is delivered on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays only. Please be aware that these delivery days are subject to change, so best to check with someone in the village who uses this service!

Community Transport

The Community Transport Scheme is run by local volunteers to help the elderly in the local villages get to medical and other appointments. This is an important service for a number of elderly residents due to the poor public transport in the village. If you think you need the service, then please contact Peter Haine on 01926 633153 and he will enrol you in the scheme and give you more details. Volunteers - If you DO have your own transport and would be prepared to become one of our volunteer drivers, then Peter will be especially pleased to hear from you as we are always short of drivers to deliver the level of service required!

Public Transport/School Bus

School buses for Cubbington CE Primary School, and North Leamington Secondary School stop at the bus stop in Weston, at the Village Hall (for the Primary School), and at the end of Sabin Drive (for North Leam). There is a limited public bus service,which is operated by A & M Group – phone 01926 612487. View the timetable on our Local Travel page here

Libraries

There is a small church library in St Michael's church, with adult fiction, reference books, children's books and some biographies. The books are located near the altar, feel free to take any! You are welcome to borrow them whenever you like. Small donations are welcome.

The main (lead) library in the area is based in Warwick. the phone number is 03005 558171, and the website: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/warwicklibrary. There are also libraries in Leamington at the Royal Pump Rooms (01926 742721), and Southam (01926 812513), but the closest library to Weston under Wetherley is in Valley Road, Lillington (01926 422875) There is a mobile library that comes to Weston. It stops at St Michael’s Close from 10 till 10.20am on a 3 weekly cycle on a Thursday. The contact number for Warwickshire County Council, who are responsible for this service, is 01926 410410. 

Schools

The closest primary schools are Cubbington C of E Primary, down Church Lane in Cubbington, Telford Primary on Telford Avenue in Cubbington, and Our Lady and St Teresa's Primary School on Kenilworth Road in Cubbington. The closest comprehensive secondary school is North Leamington School on Sandy Lane in the north of leamington.

Princethorpe College is located near to Weston Under Wetherley. 

A full list of local schools is available from Warwickshire County Council on their website: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/schools.

Art Group

A small Art Group meets on most Wednesday mornings in the Parish Room in Hunningham Church. If you would like to join this group, or want to know more about it, contact Louise Jennings on 01926 882602.

Monday Club

This is a discussion/social meeting for the over 50's which gathers at 2:30pm on the second Monday afternoon of the month, and includes a guest speaker. New members are welcome so if you are interested, please speak with Valerie Evans on 01926 632521.

Neighbourhood Watch

>Weston under Wetherley is a Neighbourhood Watch village. Our local Co-ordinator is Paddy Taylor, who can be contacted on 01926 632428. 

>Mother and Toddler Group

A Mother and Toddler Group meets on Friday mornings between 10.00am and 11.30am during term times in Weston Village Hall. For more details about this, please contact Annabel Stott on 01926 633768.

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Leisure

There are multiplex cinemas in Leamington (there is a Vue Cinema near the Royal Pump Rooms) & Coventry, and more intimate cinemas at the Spa Centre in Leamington http://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/WDC/RoyalSpaCentre/ and at the Arts Centre of Warwick University http://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk 

For information about what's on at other local cinemas see here.

The Belgrade Theatre in Coventry stages its own company's productions and is host to many touring shows, as does the theatre of the Warwick Arts Centre (link above). Amateur and semi-professional productions are also staged at the Priory Theatre Kenilworth  and the Loft Theatre in Leamington Spa.

The Spa Centre also hosts both professional touring productions, star attractions and amateur performances. Highly recommended is the Christmas Panto season from the start of December to New Year's Eve. More information from the Spa Centre.

Two other theatres of note are the Playbox Theatre in Warwick  and the Bridge House Theatre on the Warwick School Campus Orchestral and chamber concerts can be heard at many venues in the area - see the local newspaper, the Leamington Courier, for listings.

There is a varied programme of musical events in the Butterworth Hall at Warwick Arts Centre including a subscription series of concerts by Internationally famous artists and orchestras. Finally, we must mention the close proximity of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford upon Avon which will need no introduction to theatre buffs! We are just 30 minutes from it.

Restaurants

Some of the local pubs serve bar meals, and more substantial fare and these are listed elsewhere. Leamington, Warwick, Kenilworth and Coventry all have a plethora of eating places to serve every taste. The lower end of Leamington (bottom of Town), beyond the famous pump rooms, now an art gallery, museum and library, is famous for its Balti Houses and there are numerous Chinese, Thai, Pizza and Pasta Houses, as well as some more up-market restaurants scattered liberally across the town, including the inevitable bunch of coffee shops!

Probably the best Chinese restaurant in town is The Emperors in Bath Street.

Sports

Cricket

The nearest cricket club is at Hunningham, which has its own village cricket team. The cricket field is located next to the Red Lion pub, and is accessed via the drive to Hunningham Croft. The Club has a thriving junior section, which is very popular.

Tennis/Squash

There is a small tennis club at Offchurch on the road between Hunningham and Offchurch. Other clubs in the area are at Leamington Spa, Warwick and Kenilworth. There are local Tennis players in the Village - ask at the Church.

Rugby

There are rugby clubs at Leamington Rugby Club including Ladies, Junior & Minis, Old Leamingtonians, Southam, Harbury and Kenilworth.

Swimming and Fitness

The nearest public swimming pool is at Newbold Comyn on our side of Leamington  and it also has a gym. There are other facilities at Abbey Fields in Kenilworth and St. Nicholas Park (2017, closed being renovated) in Warwick and you can see details via the above web link. Southam also has a leisure centre.

Closer to home, fitness classes are also held in the Village Hall

Shops

The nearest shops are situated in: 

Sainsbury's Local on the Rugby Road, Cubbington next to the Rugby Tavern.

Comptons Garage has a food store and off-licence alongwith fuel and MOT & servicing.

Cubbington (Queen Street) – Mini-market Newsagent/Post Office (Costcutter), DIY Hardware, Off-licence, Indian Takeaway, and Bakery. Cubbington (Rugby Road), but the best at Crown Way – Fish & Chips, Pets, Pet Food and garden sundries, Mini-market, Chinese Takeaway. Lillington - Tesco Metro and a host of shops in Crown Way including a baker and greengrocer. 

In addition, there is Hilltop Farm Shop and Cafe, on the Fosseway, Hunningham which is open every day of the week.

The main supermarkets in the area are:

Chemists

There is no chemist in the local villages, the nearest being in Lloyds Chemist, Crown Way, Lillington. There's a large pharmacy at Boots on Parade in Leamington Spa and Boots on the Shires Retail Park.

Doctors/Dentists

The closest Doctors' Practice is at 115 Cubbington Road, Lillington. There are of course other practices in the area, but not all will visit Weston under Wetherley, so it may be best to check with neighbours, or to ring first.

As far as Dentists are concerned, it is as difficult here, as it is in most places, to find an NHS Dentist; checking on the Internet, or asking neighbours are probably the best options!

Vets

The closest vet to Weston under Wetherley, and the one used by several residents, is Bell & Partners, 41 Rugby Road, Cubbington (first building on the right after The Rugby Tavern). Their phone number is 01926 421465.

There are, of course, other vets in the area, so again, it may be best to check with neighbours or to check on the Internet.

Hospitals

Accident & Emergency facilities are located at Warwick Hospital - phone 01926 495321, the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) at Walsgrave, Coventry – phone 024 7696 4000, and at Rugby St Cross Hospital – phone 01788 572831.

Filling Stations

The nearest Filling Station is Comptons at juntion of Rugby Road and Windmill Hill, Cubbington (Shell). This has a food section, off-licence and Subway.

Pubs

There are plenty of pubs in the area, but those most local to Weston under Wetherley are:

  • The Red Lion in Hunningham 01926 632715
  • The Stags Head in Offchurch 01926 425801
  • The Malt Shovel in Bubbenhall 024 7603 1141
  • The Three Horseshoes in Princethorpe 01926 632245 

All of the above pubs serve food. If you just fancy a pint and chin-wag try the following:

  • Queen's Head (Doom Bar, Adnams, Timothy Taylor, Guest Ales) 20 Queen Street, Cubbington CV32 7NA
  • King's Head 2 Church Hill, Cubbington CV32 7JY

Trades & Services

Commercial and Domestic Tree Surgeons

Chris Eastaff 07790 553 110 of Elemental Tree Care is a regular provider of expert tree felling, pollarding and hedge trimming services in the village and for local Parish Councils.

Landscaping & Garden works

Matt Briggs 01926 771700 of Cubbington Landscapes is a Cubbington local who has a number of garden improvements to reference in Weston under Wetherley and Cubbington.

Taxis

Victoria Cars 01926 881161

EasyCabs 01926 425959

Home James 01926 888000