The Parish Council currently has a casual vacancy following the departure of Cllr Chris Glasspool – please see details here.


The Parish Council have received an email from the Flood Risk Management Team. Please continue to report all flooding within our village directly to the Flood Risk Management Team including as much information as you can.

‘Following the heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding event during the 14th and 15th November 2019, the Flood Risk Management team have begun the follow up work to investigate the reports made to us.

In total, we have received over 300 reports of flooding; of which 44 of those reports relate to internal flooding of properties across 20 locations mainly in the south of the county. Our thoughts and sympathies go out to these Warwickshire residents and we have personally visited as many as possible to begin both the investigation process into their flooding, and to offer any support that we can.

If you have contacted us recently regarding reports of flooding, please bear with us. Our investigation prioritisation has been adopted through our Local Flood Risk Management Strategy and is summarised below:

  1. Flooding that poses a risk to life.
  2. Internal flooding of residential properties.
  3. Internal flooding of commercial properties.
  4. Flooding of critical infrastructure.
  5. Flooding that places vulnerable individuals or communities at risk. 

Please be assured that we will respond to any reports of flooding as soon as we can, following the prioritisation summarised above.

In the meantime, a similar response to this has gone out to all emails that have come in to the team reporting flooding which signposts residents to further information. The email also highlights the type of information that would be useful to send in to help us to update our records and to determine the priority of any further investigations. The following information can be useful to capture:

  • Photos (preferably with date and time)
  • Videos (preferably with date and time)
  • Locations (as specific as possible)
  • Flood depths (as specific as possible)
  • Source of flooding if known (river, surface water etc)
  • Timing (how long following rainfall does flooding occur)
  • Flood extents and sequencing (timeline of events of flooding)’

Kind regards,
Flood Risk Management
Tel. 01926 412982

Christmas 2019 Bin Collections (from Rugby Borough Council)

There will be no garden waste collections between 23 December 2019 and 3 January 2020 inclusive. Your last collection before the break will be on the Tue during the week beginning Monday 9 December. Your first collection after Christmas will be on the Tue during the week beginning Monday 6 January 2020, and then every fortnight as usual.

RBC will be emptying black rubbish bins and blue-lid recycling bins once a fortnight as usual, except for Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

If your black rubbish or blue-lid recycling bin is due to be emptied on Christmas Day (Wednesday 25 December) as part of the fortnightly cycle, RBC will empty it on Saturday 21 December instead.
If your black rubbish or blue-lid recycling bin is due to be emptied on Boxing Day (Thursday 26 December) as part of the fortnightly cycle, RBC will empty it on Saturday 28 December instead.

New Year’s day will be a normal collection day. If your black rubbish bin or blue-lid recycling bin are due to be emptied on Wednesday 1 January, please make sure they are ready to be emptied from 7.30am.

11TH APRIL 2019

Pop along for drinks and nibbles ahead of the Annual Parish Meeting of Princethorpe Parish Council.



Community Litter Pick

The Parish Council will once again be organising the annual community litter pick to spring clean our beautiful village. Everyone (and the dog) are welcome but children must be supervised at all times. Some litter picking sticks and hi-vis are available, but if you do have your own please bring them. Meet at Fosse Crescent at 10am on Saturday 30th March. Please RSVP to Dave McKenna.

Mobile Police Station and Rural Crime Information Event

Our local Community Officer PCSO David Banks will be in Princethorpe on Friday 22nd March 2019 at Fosse Crescent from 11.15am if you would like to chat to him. The Police are also hosting an information event aimed specially at farmers, horse owners and those living within the rural community. Please see the two links below for full details.
March Mobile Police Station
Rugby Rural Meeting Flyer

Due to unforeseen circumstances tonight’s meeting has been cancelled.
The next public meeting will take place on 14th March 2019.


Your Parish Council Need You!
Parish Councillors have an opportunity to make a real difference to their community, at a small cost in time and effort. The Parish Council take responsibility for a range of local matters and community needs, such as, allotments, playgrounds and the maintenance of facilities including common land, and bus shelters. The Parish Council also has the opportunity to comment on planning applications within the village. The Council meets on the second Thursday of every month (excluding August) at 7.30pm in St Cuthbert’s Church.
The Parish Council elections will take place in May 2019.
If you are interested in becoming a Councillor please contact:
Cllr Michael Luntley on 07811 323490 or the Clerk.

Armistice Day 2018

Lest we forget….at the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month 

We shall remember them.

Following research by Paul Waddoups (Princethorpe History Group), the Parish Council has commissioned a new memorial plaque to honour the fallen from WWI. The current plaque has two names; there are eleven more names to be honoured. In keeping with recent practice the Council will lay a wreath at the new plaque in High Town at 11:00am on November 11th 2018. You are most welcome to attend this simple ceremony. 

    Later, at approx 11:30, the histories of the fallen men from the village will be commemorated at a short event kindly hosted by Princethorpe College in the Sixth Form Centre. Paul Waddoups will sketch briefly some of the stories of the local men lost in that conflict; they will also be celebrated in poetry specially written by Olga Dermott-Bond and in two songs written for the occasion by Michael Luntley, joined with children from Our Lady’s Primary School choir.  We are grateful to the College for hosting this event and providing refreshments. The event will last approx. 30-45 minutes. There are some compelling and poignant stories concerning the sacrifices made by families in our village a century ago. We look forward to welcoming many of you there. Please notify the Parish Council clerk, Helen Stewart ( or Michael Luntley ( if it is your intention to come to this event so that the College can arrange catering.

    The congregation of St Anne’s Wappenbury will also observe the 11:00 silence as they re-dedicate the memorial in the graveyard located at the entrance to Princethorpe College at the conclusion of Mass. Members of that congregation will be returning to the Sixth Form Centre for the event at 11:30.

 Wherever you are at 11:00 on the 11thof November as we mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice, you are all welcome to join the event in the Sixth Form Centre at 11:30 organised jointly by the Parish Council and Princethorpe History Group. 


The Princethorpe & Stretton joint Community Speed Watch will soon be in possession of their own speed gun so they can set their own timetable and go out monitoring the traffic more frequently. The Police will be running the Speed Awareness Course again on Saturday 10th February at 2pm for anyone who wishes to be trained on the use of a speed gun and join the team. The volunteers always see an impact on the traffic when they are out ‘shooting’.

While the team’s results cannot be used to enforce any immediate penalties, each speeding driver will receive a letter from the police and the information is retained so any regular speed breaker can be identified by the police and dealt with accordingly.

If you are interested in joining the team and would like to undertake the training (2-3 hours maximum!) then please contact the Parish clerk: or contact Cllr Michael Luntley.


Ever thought of growing your own fruit and vegetables? Well now you can!

From as little as £5 per year you can rent a lovely allotment plot in Princethorpe. It could be a whole family effort or an individual project, but a well-managed allotment can be plentiful it’s produce!

For more information please contact Bill Ratcliffe on 01926 632952

Warwickshire County Council (WCC) have launched a consultation regarding school buses – please read and comment directly to WCC.

Home to School Transport Consultation – WCC


Sunday 10th September 2017 2pm – 4pm at Our Lady’s Primary School on Leamington Rd.

Please see a letter from Princethorpe College giving details of its forthcoming Jubilee Celebrations:-

Princethorpe College Golden Jubilee Ball notification


Western Power are checking the overhead cables in the village at present and will be starting some pruning work to the trees, over the next few weeks to prevent damage to the cables in the following locations:-
1. On the side of the Coventry Road by Alban House the Retreat Centre
2. At the side of the Three Horseshoes Pub
3. On the Fosse at the side of Fosse Crescent
4. On the roadside at the junction of Leamington Road and Coventry Road by the school.
There maybe some temporary traffic management systems in place during these works.
Also please note that on Friday (24/03) Western Power are planning to switch off the power around Alban House so that they can prune the trees there to prevent any further damage to the overhead power line being caused by the trees.
Please share with this your neighbours who do not use this site.

Princethorpe Remembers


A note from Warwickshire County Council Library Services

The Home Delivery Library Service is a free service to those who are unable to visit or use their local library or Mobile Library due to ill health or infirmity.Using volunteers,we deliver books to people in their homes once every four weeks, based on their personal preferences. We offer books in both Large and Small print and also talking books on compact disc.

Anyone who feels that they would be eligible and would benefit from receiving the service can contact us on (01926) 851031 or by email on mobilelibraryservice@

Speed Watch Training – Update

Thank you to the residents of Princethorpe who contacted the Parish Council to sign up for Speed Watch Training. Unfortunately the Police have postponed this event due to a delay at their end in processing the vetting forms. Another date has been secured for January 2017, when all the paperwork should be processed.


September 3rd & 4th 2016 – PRINCEFEST

This is a major part of the College’s Golden Jubilee celebrations and promises entertainment for all the family with fantastic festival-style attractions. For tickets or more details please click the link below:-


Thanks to everyone who came along to clean up Princethorpe this year!

Litter Pick 2 March 2016 Litter Pick March 2016





The Community Litter Pick last year was a great success! Watch this space for details of this year’ s event…

Litter pick 3 Litter pick 1




Please see the following link from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and complete the survey if you wish.

Princethorpe Reading Group

Princethorpe Book Group Nov2015

Spring is fast approaching… We have some lovely photos in the gallery from seasons past and various events. If anyone would like to email me some photos of Princethorpe at anytime of the year please do so! They will be included in the gallery page of the website and perhaps even uploaded on to Prinfacebook1cethorpe’s Facebook pages.


1895 Archived Document

Would anyone be interested on starting a History Society/Club in Princethorpe? The Parish Council is currently in storing several boxes of (very) historical archives relating to Princethorpe. If you interested please contact either Cllr Michael Luntley or Helen Stewart


The next Parish Council meeting is Thursday 14th May 2015 at 7.30pm in St Cuthbert’s Church. The new chairperson and vice chairperson will be selected then.

The election results for Princethorpe parish council are:-
R. Daly – 148 elected
F. Fraser – 115 elected
D. Knee – 105
M. Luntley – 159 elected
D. McKenna – 128 elected
I. Shelton – 134 elected

Turn out figure 68.98%

The results are also displayed on RBC site.

Litter pick 1 Litter pick 3The sun shone for the Community Litter Pick on 11th April 2015! Well done and thank you to everyone who helped. Shall we make it an annual event?


Thankyou to all those who attended Bill Ratcliffe’s Retirement Celebration on 9th April 2015. Here are some pictures!

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On Saturday 8th November 2014 at 11am Princethorpe Parish Council unveiled a plaque to commemorate the soldiers from Princethorpe who fell during WW1. The plaque was made (free of charge) and fixed to the water pump wall by Nigel Fraser . Cllr Ratcliffe spoke briefly (link below), Cllr Shelton unveiled the plaque and Dominic Stewart laid a wreath. Thankyou to all those turned out to pay their respects on a cold and damp Saturday morning. Memorial speech

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On the 23rd July 2014 members of Princethorpe Parish Council presented Brian Yeates with a gift to commemorate his decades of service to Princethorpe Village.

Cllr Knee, Cllr Ratcliffe, Cllr Shelton and Brian Yeates

Cllr Knee, Cllr Ratcliffe, Cllr Shelton and Brian Yeates

The Retiring Clerk and the new Clerk.

The Retiring Clerk and the new Clerk.

'Presented to Brian Yeates in Summer 2014 in recognition of his many years of service to Princethorpe Villagers.'

‘Presented to Brian Yeates in Summer 2014 in recognition of his many years of service to Princethorpe Villagers.’

The Bench

The Bench