Welcome to the website for the Cubbington community which has been developed through Cubbington Parish Council.
Whilst it contains information about the Parish Council, which we hope will be of interest, the website is intended to include a wide range of information about community organisations and details of activities taking place. A variety of links to other websites are shown which we hope will be of use; these are displayed down the left hand side of this page and along the bottom.
Please let us have your views and comments by contacting Robert Inman, the Clerk to the Parish Council, by emailing email@example.com
In your community
Cubbington’s wild pear tree won the 2015 England’s Tree of the Year competition and is now a contender for the European Tree of the Year 2016 award.
The competition highlights the preservation of trees and the environment and their importance to people and communities. Voting by the public is online from February 1st to 29th and the vote of everyone is crucial as there are 14 other trees in the competition.
Vote at www.treeoftheyear.org during February.
Further details can be read here: Cubbington Pear competes to be European Tree of the Year 2016
Warwick Health Transport Service – providing friendly, personal, low cost transport to and from health related appointments. Available to you as a resident of Cubbington if you are an older person, have difficulty getting to and from your medical appointments, and can walk unaided. To make a booking call 01789 472615 – lines are open between 10 am and 1 pm.
Cubbington Action Group Against HS2 – details of events being held by the Action Group can be found in the Village Diary.
The Action Group is selling a series of handy notelets, showing South Cubbington Wood and the Leam valley. Photographs of our beautiful local countryside include bluebells, wood anemones, butterflies and the Champion Wild Pear tree which will be destroyed by the building of the railway. Blank inside, ideal for birthdays or presents or just to keep. Sales will help them to continue the campaign. Please help to save our countryside and our national heritage!
Buy them from Frances Wilmot in Lillington (tel. 01926 426597) or Rosemary Guiot in Cubbington (tel. 01926 425283). The cost is £4 per pack of 8 different designs.
Cubbington and District O.A.P. Association – details of forthcoming events and activities are shown in the Village Diary.
Volunteer Car Drivers Needed
Want to do something great in 2014? The Warwickshire Health Transport Scheme needs local volunteer car drivers in this area to join their team. You must enjoy socialising with a wide range of people, own you own car and be reliable and trustworthy. Drivers use their own cars to take the over 65s in the Warwick District to a variety of medical appointments. All expenses are reimbursed. You drive as much or as little as you wish depending on your circumstances. Make a difference – contact Back & 4th on (01789) 471595
Cubbington – past and present
The village of Cubbington lies almost in the centre of the county of Warwickshire, 2.5 miles north-east of Royal Leamington Spa. Unlike most rural parishes, Cubbington has experienced an almost continuous increase in population from 1801 to the present day, and is one of the few villages in Warwickshire to have more than 1,000 inhabitants (3,909 according to the 2011 National Census).
There are two suggested origins for the name Cubbington, the first being Cobynton , meaning “town of the descendants of Coba.” The second is from the name used for a time after the Domesday Book of 1086, Cumbynton. Cumbe was a medieval word recording that there was a settlement in a low or deep hollow. The fact that the village lies in a shallow valley supports the second theory.
In November 1605 a group of men, including Robert Catesby, who were involved in the Gunpowder plot, travelled through the village after the arrest of Guy Fawkes. It is said that they were on route to Wales after meeting at Dunchurch, near Rugby.
Welsh Road, which runs through the village, was an old sheep drovers’ route connecting London and Wales.
Within the Cubbington boundary there are three shopping areas, three pubs (one with a restaurant), two garages (one including a petrol station), two churches (Church of England and Methodist), two schools, a Village Hall and a Community Pavilion. The village is also served by a bus route operating to and from the nearby town centre of Royal Leamington Spa.
The Parish Council has 12 Councillors and meets in the Village Hall on the second Tuesday of every month at 7.30 pm except in April and August when there are no meetings.
The Member of Parliament for the village is Mr Jeremy Wright MP who is the member for the Kenilworth and Southam Constituency having first been elected in May 2010.