Southam Civic Ideas Forum (SCIF)
SCIF is a small group of volunteers who undertake and support projects that enhance the physical environment of Southam. New members are always welcome.
SCIF was formed in 2000 and has been involved in many projects including the renovation of the Holy Well and the creation of the Holy Well Walk, the refurbishment of the Seth Bond memorial, and the re-planting of the Willow Walk. SCIF also assists with Southam First’s annual Benchmarking exercise, and maintains a watching brief over the state of the town’s roads, pavements and signage in conjunction with Warwickshire County Council’s Highways Department. We also undertake to bring matters relating to the appearance of the town to the attention of the appropriate authorities.
The group meets approximately bi-monthly and always welcomes new members. We are affiliated to Southam First.
SCIF’s current focus is The Gateway Project – a plan to renovate the dilapidated Church steps and gateway that lead from Market Hill / Warwick Street into the Churchyard. Plans have been drawn up, Planning Consent and a Faculty from the Coventry Diocese have been obtained. The works will cost approximately £38,000 and fund-raising for this project is ongoing.
Another project we have undertaken is the revision and reprinting of the popular Southam Town Trail and Holy Well Walk leaflets. During 2016 we were successful in raising sufficient funds to proceed, and the revised leaflets will be available from early 2017. We gratefully acknowledge the support given to this project by the following:
- Southam Town Council
- Southam & District Lions Club
- Dallas Burston Polo Club
- Hewer Builders
- Southam Financial Planning Ltd
- Reynolds Insurance Services Ltd
- Southam Carpets
- MCI Electrical Installations Ltd
- Health First Foot & Gait Clinic
- Avonvale Veterinary Services
- Premier Cars
- One Abbey Lane
- Warwick House
- Stratford Upon Avon District Council Print Department
- Below The Line