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Town Council Welcomes Signs of Success in Lillington

Submitted on 30 July 2020 by Anne Goodey


Welcome Signs of Success in Lillington

The vibrant community of Lillington has been recognised in a visible way for the first time thanks to local councillors and residents

 and with the support of our MP Matt Western.

'Welcome to Lillington' highway signs now stand at five entry points around Lillington following an almost-three year campaign by Lillington Local History Society working with Royal Leamington Spa Town Council.

Richard Taulbut of the Lillington Local History Society said:

"Lillington is signposted from every direction, but without entry signage visitors did not know when they had arrived. The new signage will help visitors, and give a valued sense of recognition and identity for residents of the community."

Cllr Sarah Boad said 'I would like to pay tribute to the Lillington Local History Society for bringing this to our attention and for leading the campaign. The Town Council was pleased to support the provision of signs. They are an attractive addition to the street scene and put Lillington on the map!!'

Matt Western MP added: “I’m absolutely delighted that Lillington finally has signs that welcome residents, visitors, and workers to the area.

“Together with residents and the local History Society, I have been advocating for this to happen for a couple of years and supported the community by helping to develop the case made to the local authority. Credit to Leamington Town Council for its help.

“Lillington is a fantastic and proud community, it is only right it is assured of its identity and that they get the recognition they deserve.”

Official permission from Warwickshire County Council was obtained, and Leamington Town Councillors budgeted £1500 towards the total cost of the project, leaving the last £850 to be raised by Lillington History Society members.

Pictured by one of the new signs featuring the Midland Oak marking the centre of England, near the well-known tree in Lillington Road. (below)

Left to Right

Matt Western MP (Warwick & Leamington)

Gary Timlin (Lillington Local History Society committee member and Friends of Midland Oak Park chair)

Peter Coulls (Lillington Local History Society chair)

Richard Taulbut (Lillington Local History Society committee member)

Cllr Sarah Boad (Leamington Town Council, Lillington ward, Warwickshire County Council, Leamington North division)

Cllr Alan Boad (Leamington Town Council and Warwick District Council, Lillington ward)



For further information please contact the Town Council on 01926 450906