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Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council

Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council

Bidford Community Library

Bidford Library

Bidford Community Library Ltd. will be providing a full 'County Library Service' to the communities of Bidford on Avon and the neighbouring villages from April 2012.

The day to day running of the library is carried out entirely by volunteers.

Existing users of the County Library Service can continue to use their current county library cards.

New Services will be provided including the CAB advice unit and a new live webcam link to the District Council Offices in Stratford to avoid travelling to Elizabeth House.

If you don't use the Library but would like to support the Community Library and Community Hub why not join our BCL Friends Scheme for a small annual subscription?

Thu 18 Jun 2015


Web Wise is a free course for people over 50 years of age who want to learn how to get the most out of the internet. We aim to help you get the same benefits from the internet that many younger people take for granted.

Learn to:

  • Search the World Wide Web
  • Use email and Skype to stay in touch
  • Shop and bank online
  • Save money

Our course at Bidford Library will be on Thursday afternoons from 18 June for six weeks (2.00 until 4.00pm). You can bring your own computer, or use the ones provided.

If you would like to know more please ring John Sawyer on 07881 812943. Or send your contact details to John at Age UK Warwickshire, 8 Clemens Street, Leamington Spa, CV31 2DL. Or, if you have an email account you can reach him on


This is an easy way of supporting this important community asset and costs only £5 per person per annum. More information, and a subscription form, can be read below:

The aims of Bidford Community Library Ltd.

The aims of the company are:

  1. To provide a library service for the local community and to facilitate a community hub to promote community cohesion;
  2. To provide social, entertainment and educational services and activities which could help reduce feelings of isolation and rural deprivation;
  3. To promote volunteering, interaction, communication and wellbeing between individuals, groups and businesses to enhance community spirit;
  4. To provide and develop IT facilities including internet usage for the community and to develop a support network for users as required;
  5. To encourage all sections of the community to use the services and facilities provided and to focus the provision on the needs as recognised and in particular to encourage new skills;
  6. To provide services by associating with voluntary organisations, local authorities, health organisations, local communities and local organisations in a common effort to provide services enabling individuals to move forward with their lives;
  7. To manage and improve the facilities and services of the Company which, in the opinion of the Directors, may enhance the sustainability of the Company.

The Directors of Bidford Community Library.
Library volunteers with well known children’s book author, Anne Fine.

Guy Warner from Warner’s Budgens presenting a cheque for £918.78 to Kim James and Elisabeth Uggerloese, Directors of Bidford Community Library Ltd. This was collected by Warner’s Budgens Local Community Savings Scheme which selected Bidford Community Library as its partner in April 2012. A big 'thank you' to Warner’s Budgens and to all shoppers who have dropped the green token into the box! Please continue to do so.

Elisabeth Uggerloese (BCL), Guy Warner (Warner's Budgens) and Angela Ballard (BCL) in January 2013.
Angela Ballard (BCL), Elisabeth Uggerloese (BCL) and Guy Warner(Warner's Budgens) in January 2013.

Guy Warner presenting a cheque from Warner's Budgens to Elisabeth Uggerloese , a Director of BCL, in January 2013.
First computer course run at BCL during May/June 2013.

BCL at the Buy in Bidford Christmas Event, November 2013.
A donaion from Warner’s Budgens to Bidford Community Library under the Community Saver Scheme, February 2015.

News and Further Information

Bidford Community Library Directors' Meetings Minutes


Bramley Way
B50 4QG
(next to the school)

Opening Hours

10.00am to 4.30pm

10.00am to 4.30pm

10.00am to 12.00 noon

Contact Information

Telephone: 01789 773239


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