Lapworth Village
26 May 2017

Lapworth millenium sign Lapworth is a village in Warwickshire situated between Warwick and Birmingham, about 13 miles from Birmingham. It has a population of about 2000. Although there is some local employment in farming and service industries it is chiefly a commuter village for the larger surrounding towns of Coventry, Solihull and Birmingham. The village lies on the junction of two canals, the Stratford Canal, and the Grand Union Canal.

Lapworth is in green belt although that is seriously threatened by the government who seem to be putting pressure on Warwick District Council to build large numbers of houses, and the pleasure of living here is to be separate from the suburban sprawl, and so to be able to enjoy country walks from the doorstep but to be within 45 minutes or an hour's commute of work. The millenium sign can be seen on the roadside as one enters the village on the old warwick road from the direction of Hockley heath.

Although not a twee, "chocolate box" village, of the type often associated with Warwickshire the village does boast some fine old houses, including two National Trust properties, Packwood House and Baddesley Clinton. The area around the canals is also very attractive.

The parish church of St Mary's in the West of the parish and the Lees Memorial Chapel on Station Lane provide for the spiritual needs of the village. The needs of Catholics can be met at the Church of St Francis of Assisi in Baddeseley Clinton.

Lapworth Pre-school, a community nursery, provides care and education for young children between the ages of 2 and 4. Learning through play is encouraged and the atmosphere is relaxed.