Santa’s on his way and here’s where to see him

Father Christmas is going to be busy over the next few weeks. Recently he met youngsters at Kineton Pre-School's annual festive fayre.

ALCESTER and Stratford District Round Table are once again delighted to be bringing Santa to more children than ever before.

As well as the established routes of Alcester, Bidford, Studley, they are moving to a new Stratford route, splitting the highly successful Meon Vale and Lower Quinton route over two nights and for the first time adding a route around Welford.

Support is coming from Listers Honda of Stratford who have provided a fully liveried vehicle to tow Santa’s sleigh over 14 nights. Rob Iles, chairman of Alcester and Stratford District Round Table said: “I’m delighted that we have been able to include Welford this year and with the generosity of the people that we visit we’re hoping to smash last year’s total of over £6,200.”

All Santa’s routes are listed on the Round Table Facebook page –

The Round Table’s Santa routes are:

Thursday, 7th December – Meon Vale Estate 6.15pm: Chatham Rd, Gundorf Rd, Camberley Road, Ubique Ave, Sapper Close, Madras Road, Rochester Close, Rideau Road, Bicester Road, Albert Close, Western Heights Road, Abney Road, Revelin Close.

Friday, December 8th – Bidford 6.15pm: Victoria Road, Steppes Piece, Burnell Close, Paddock Close, Dugdale Avenue, Drayton Close, Queensway, The Meadows, Scott Close, Old School Mead, High Street, Chapel Lane, Saxon Road, The Bulls Head Pub.

Satuday, 9th December – Bidford 4.30pm: Longford Close, Grafton Lane, Hill View Road, Wessons Road, The Leys, Jubilee Close, Marleigh Road, Crompton Road, St. Laurence Way, The Poplars, Ebsdorf Close, Wadleys Close, Lambourne Close, Pippin Close, Bramley Way, Wilkes Way, Blenheim Close, Court Way, Orchard Close.

Sunday, December 10th – Welford 4.30pm: Benton Road, Quineys Ley’s, High Street, Millers Close, Chapel Street, Fraser Way (Santa on foot), Chapel Close (Santa on foot), Barton Road, CALA Homes Development, Headland Road, Headland Close (Santa on foot), Headland Rise (Santa on foot), Blundells Croft (Santa on foot), Church Street.

Monday, December 11th – Lower Quinton 6.15pm: Main Road, Thackeray Close, Stileman Close, The Fordway, Poland Avenue, Turnpike Drive, Park Lane, Magdalen Close, The Orchard, Milfield Close, Goose Lane, Aylstone Close, The Close, Back Lane, College Arms.

Tuesday, December 12th – Stratford 6.15pm: Hill View, Packhorse Road, The Ridgeway, Squirrel Street, Badgers Way, Otters Holt, Roebuck Road, Barn Close, Farm Close, David Way.

Wednesday, December 13th – Alcester 6.15pm: Seggs Lane, Augustus Drive, Cross Road, Sherwell Drive, Roman Way, Hadrian’s Walk, Stratford Road, Corinthian Court, Gas House Lane, Chestnut Court, Evesham Street, Newport Drive, Birch Abbey, Chantry Crescent, Willow Close, Bleachfield Street, Flax Crescent.

Thursday, December 14th – Alcester 6.15pm: Greville Road, Abbey Close, Roebuck Park, Birmingham Road from Island back into town via Eclipse Estate, Ragley Mill Lane, Icknield Row Station Road Estate, (excl Priory Road).

Friday, December 15th – Alcester 6.15pm: Henley Street, Church Street, Meeting Lane, Moofields, Moofields Road, Rope Walk, School Road, Priory Road, High Street and High Street Pubs.

Saturday, December 16th – Alcester 4.30pm: Crooks Lane, Beacon Close, Chapman Way, St Nicks Close Hertford Rd, Alauna Avenue, Beachamp Road, Avon Crescent, Arrow Crescent, Smiths Way, Kingsley Avenue, Castle Road, Gunnings Road, St. Faiths Road, Vallet Avenue, Hawthorn Close, Blackthorn Way, Sprinfield Road, Kingfisher Way, Plover Close, Meadow Road.

Sunday, December 17th – Alcester 4.30pm: Captains Hill, Throckmorton Road, Ten Acres, Fields Park Dr,ive Alne Bank Rd, Collins Way, Fairwater Cres, Alcocks Road, Weatheroak Road, Riverside, Haselor Road, Wharrage Road, Gerard Road, Riddel Close, St. Marys Road, Winchcombe Road, Barlich Way, Seymour Road, Rufford Close, Purton Close, Devonish Close, Horton Close, Wain Close, Fenwick Close.

Monday, December 18th – Studley 6.15pm: St Jude’s Avenue, Augustine Avenue, Corbizum Ave, St Asaphs Avenue, St Martin’s Avenue, St Agnes Close, St Chad’s Road, Eldorado Close.

Tuesday, December 19th – Oversley and Alcester 6.15pm: Elm Drive, Poplar Close, Beech Close, Stratford Road, Mill Lane, Primrose Lane, Glebe Road, Boehm Drive, Kinwarton Close, Kinwarton Farm Road, Kinnersley Road.

Wednesday, December 20th – Studley 6.15pm: Higheld Road, Lansdown Road, Stapleton Road, Badbury Close, Bromsgrove Road (part), Littlewood Green, Allendale Avenue, Allendale Crescent, Allendale Close, The Grove, Crooks Lane, Fosters Avenue, Station Road (part).

The Stratford Lions Santa routes are:

Route 1
Date – 4th December 2017
Area Covered – Masons Rd/Drayton Ave
Streets Covered –
Masons Rd, Drayton Ave, Bromford Way, Trevelyan Cres, Bishops Close, Baker Ave, Brookside Rd.

Route 2
Date – 5th December 2017
Area Covered –
Dale Ave/Loxley Rd
Streets Covered – Dale Ave, Avon Crescent, Eton Rd, Manor Green, Loxley Rd.

Route 3
Date – 6th December 2017
Area Covered – Trinity Mead
Streets Covered –
Milton Ave, Yeats Rd, Longfellow Rd, Austin Rd, Betjeman Rd, Wordsworth Ave, Rushbrook Rd.

Route 4
Date – 7th December 2017
Area Covered – Tiddington/Alveston
Streets Covered –
Knights Lane, Townsend Rd, Hamilton Rd, Oak Rd, Charlecote Close, New St, Lawson Ave, Dark Lane, School Lane, Avoncliffe, Alveston Lane, Church Lane, Kissing Tree Way, Kissing Tree Lane.

Route 5
Date – 8th December 2017
Streets Covered –
The Ridgeway, West Green Drive, East Green Drive, Alcester Rd, Hathaway Green Lane, South Green Drive, Redlands Crescent, Mount Crescent, Glebe Rd, Hillside, Holbrook Rd, Blacon Way.

Route 6
Date – 11th December 2017
Area Covered – Bishopton
Streets Covered –
Bishopton Lane, Heron Lane, Plover Close, Redwing Close, Sandpiper Close, St. Peters Way, Josephs Way, Meadow Sweet Rd.

Route 7
Date – 12th December 2017
Area Covered – Justins Ave
Streets Covered –
Justins Ave, Hodgson Rd, Clopton Rd, Verney Drive, Burbage Ave, Flower Rd, Woodlands Rd, Oakleigh Rd, Birmingham Rd.

Route 8
Date – 13th December 2017
Area Covered – Willows/Aintree Rd, Bordon Place
Streets Covered –
Aintree Rd, Bordon Place, Brookvale Road, The Willows, Orchard Way, Shottery Road, St. Andrews Crescent, Quiney’s Rd, Hathaway Lane.

Route 9
Date – 14th December 2017
Area Covered – Bridgetown
Streets Covered –
Bridgetown Rd, Hunts Rd, Shelley Rd, Keats Rd, Byron Rd, Rushbrook Rd, Kipling Rd.

Route 10
Date – 15th December 2017
Area Covered – Clopton
Streets Covered –
Blackthorn Road, Bluecap Road, Clopton Road, Swift Road, St. Mary’s Road, Fordham Avenue, Maidenhead Road, Mayfield Avenue, Jolyfee Park Road, Talbot Road, Slingates Road.

Static Locations
Saturday 2nd December   Morrison’s
Saturday 9th December    Maybird Centre
Saturday 10th December  B&M
Saturday 16th December  Tesco