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MP Public Meeting

Daniel Kawczynski welcomes you for a question and answer session at Minsterley Parish Hall 17/1/19 7 - 9

Local Plan Meeting

A consultation meeting by SHropshire Council on the new Local Plan will be held in Habberley Vallage Hall 9th Jan 2019 7pm til 9 pm

Potesbury road close

Please not that from 20 Oct 2018 the road at Hall Bank will be closed for at least a week while services are put into the new building site there. Diversions will be in place but delays are inevitable.

AUDIT 2018

The external auditor has now completed the audit for 2017/18. Copies of the audit are available for the clerk at a cost of £5.

LJC July 30

The next meeting of the local LJC will be at Westbury Parish Hall Hinton Rd on 30 July 2018 at 7 pm

School Goveror

A vacancy has arisen for a Governor at Minsterley Primary School. Enquiries are sought from suitable residents who feel they have a contribution to make to the Governance and running of the school.... more

Find the nearest postoffice

Use the link below to find your nearest post office. https://www.postofficesnearme.com/

Roundabout Planting

would you be interested in sponsoring the flower planting at the roundabout in the square? if so please contact the clerk please

Road Closure June Horsebridge

Please find enclosed details of a temporary road closure: Road Closure: B4387 Horsebridge Rd Minsterley Start Date: 5th June 2018 End Date: 5th June 2018 Purpose: Road closure for removal of overhead cabling Works Promoter: Western Power Distribution Works Promoter Ref: DY514M51142042503 Enforcement pattern for B4387 Horsebridge Rd Minsterley: Tuesday 09:30 - 15:30 You can view the closure and diversion route by clicking here: https://roadworks.org?tm=105299741 Should you have any queries regarding this closure, please call Customer Services on 0345 6789006, or contact the Street Works Team on streetworks@shropshire.gov.uk.

Forestry commision consult

Eastridge, Shelve and Lodge Hill FOREST PLAN https://englandconsult.forestry.gov.uk/forest-districts/eastridge-shelve-and-lodgehill-fp-2018-2028


More instances of Dog Fouling, The dog warden has been approached about enforcement. Could you ensure that you clear up after your dog.... more


There is a DE FIB in the Yellow box at the Parish Hall if there is an emergency this could help save a life, Instructions on use are with the unit the code for access is C03489. This code is on display on the noticeboard.... more


A new company AIBAND have been contrated to ensure rural areas have web access. Please see https://airband.co.uk/coverage/


Concerns have been raised about the amount of litter in the village. It makes the area unsightly but also creates issues for the environment and wildlife.... more


Due to weather conditions the Dec meeting did not take place. The Chair and Clerk have decided that the meeting will be cancelled due to time of year availability issues and the proximity of the next meeting in January

Shropshire Way Assoc

Please come to Our First AGM on Saturday 2nd December at 2.00 pm. in the Discovery Centre Craven Arms.... more


MINSTERLEY PARISH COUNCIL FIRST RESPONDER Minsterley Parish Council has arranged defibrillator training by rea valley first responders atthe parish hall all are welcome to attend

Driveway Tarmac Scam

Please be aware there are people going round scamming people into having their driveways Tarmac

Burglaries - outbuildings

The Police have asked that you be aware of opportunity thefts and to ensure doors and windows are locked and also outbuildings where tools are a target. Any concerns call 101

Cable laying work Horsebridge Road, Minsterley.

I am writing to inform you of our work to replace a section of low voltage overhead line with a underground cable in Horsebridge Road. The work will be commencing on Monday 10th July and run until 11th August.... more


Severnside Housing invites you to an Estate Walkabout at Minsterley To take place Wednesday 10th May 2017 at 10:30am We will be meeting at the Longleat Close Community Centre Come and join us and let us know what matters in the area. As part of Severnside's on-going community development, we are holding these walkabouts throughout our estates, where Severnside customers and partnering agencies alike can meet for an informal chat, and walk around the estate to highlight any issues that may need to be raised.... more

skills in the hills courses 2017

Stephanie Hayes, Shropshire Hills AONB Partnership Promotions Officer Stiperstones & Corndon Hill Country Landscape Partnership Scheme 3 Shepherd’s Yard, Chirbury, Shropshire SY15 6BH Tel: 01938 561741 www.stiperstonesandcorndon.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/stiperstonesandcorndon/


The internal audit of the accounts for the y/e 31/03.2017 has been completed. The accounts will be available for inspection by any Parishoner on application to the Clerk from 11/5/17 to 14/7/17 copies will be provided on payment of £5.... more

Multi Agency flood meeting

Please note there is a flood forum meeting on 5th June 2017 at Crown & Sceptre 5,30 pm. There will be representatives from various agencies available to take questions from local representatives of concerned parties


There have been further complaints about dog fouling both in the village and also agricultural land. The council would like to point out that dog faeces can be harmful to both children and animals, COULD YOU PLEASE CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR DOG

Election of Parish Councillors for Minsterley Parish Council on Thursday 4 May 2017

Thursday 4 May 2017 I Claire Porter, being the Returning Officer at the above election, report that the persons whose names appear below were duly elected Parish Councillors for Minsterley Parish Council. Name of Candidate Home Address Description (if any) ALLEN Norman William The View, Plox Green, Minsterley, Shropshire, SY5 0HT Semi Retired Farmer BILL Bruce Holly House, Minsterley, Shrewsbury, SY5 0BA BROWN Geoffrey Ernest 12 - 13 Horsebridge, Minsterley, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 0AH DAVIES Matt New House Farm, Minsterley, Shrewsbury, SY5 0HR HIGNETT Nick South View, Main Road, Pontesbury, Shropshire, SY5 0PS JACKSON Roy Harold Brookfield, Waterwheel, Minsterley, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 0HY LOCKWOOD Susan Catherine 17 School Green, Pontesbury, Shropshire, SY5 0PR Liberal Democrat ROGERS Geoffrey William 7 Little Minsterley, Minsterley, Shrewsbury, SY5 0BW

Age uk help at home

Help at Home Help @ Home is a service offered throughout Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin by Age UK STW, to anyone over 50. People often need help and assistance to remain independent and ensure a good quality of life.... more

Health lottery funding

People’s Health Trust- Active Communities Open now across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin until 12th April. Active Communities grants are for projects that: · Support their neighbourhood or community to come together to address an issue that is important to them · Create stronger connections between people by supporting them to meet up regularly · Benefit people who experience greater social and economic disadvantage than people living in other parts of the country The beneficiaries can be either small and local or a ‘community of interest’; a group of people with shared experiences, characteristics or common interests that may live across a wider area.... more

Message to our communities following incident in Westminster

The thoughts of all who serve within West Mercia Police are with everyone affected by the events in London yesterday afternoon. This is a stark reminder that the people who serve within the emergency services risk their lives in order to protect the public and we pass our sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of PC Keith Palmer.... more

Dog Fouling

Please be aware that the Council has had a number of complaints about Dog fouling, Can you please clean up after your Dog and use the bins provided, there are 5 in the village!

Election 2017

The period of the council ends this spring and a new council will be elected. If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor for your Parish feel free to get in touch.


please watch out for email scams purporting to come from Visionweb, and also emails from your bank, your bank will never ask for your account details via email or phone

Minsterley Eisteddfod 2017

This years event the 55th will be held on 18th & 19th March 2017 at the Parish Hall,

Pontesbury Library under threat

Pontesbury is looking for volunteers to run the library if funding is withdrawn by Shropshire Council


Shropshire Council ask that you ensure you are registered to vote by completing the household Enquiry Form


The rollout of our new recycling collection service will begin in the Shrewsbury area on Monday 3rd October, before being phased in across the rest of the county over the next 6 months. The service will have two new elements.... more

Flood Forum

After a successful meeting, the next update will be at the Crown & Sceptre on Mon 5th Sept at 6.30

EU referendum 23/6/16

Please be aware of the vote on EWU membership on this date

Blood Donation 23rd May 2016

The next session to give blood

Reported Drug use

If you have concerns about any misuse of drugs please report to the Police at Pomtesbury Police station

Curlew weekend

Dear all, Our Curlew Country Arts Project is inspired by Mary Colwell-Hector's "Curlew Walk". Mary is walking from the west coast of Ireland to The Wash on the east coast England to raise awareness and funds for curlews.... more

Conservation of pre 1919 buildings

This exciting new course. 6 days Further details attached and contact Jen Jones for more information and to book on – 01938 561741 or jen.jones@shropshire.gov.uk.... more

Anti Social behaviour

The Police have reported an ongoing nuisance of a driver throwing yoghurt pots at property, they ask that anyone seeing this report it to them

Smart Water

There is a movement to develop the local villages as smart water villages, this would require using smart water to identify your goods so that in the event of a crime they can be located and returned, this sometimes reduces crime in a given area. There is a cost, £60 but if a hoile village takes up the offer it is substantially reduced.... more

LJC meeting

21st April at Mary Webb school spoeaker D Vogler NHS future fit & M Pate S Council leader

Police and crime commissioner

Please be aware of the vote for the above on 5th May 2016

Minsterley Show 2016

The Minsterley Show is the oldest one day agricultural show in the county. Currently held in Lea Cross near the village.... more

capital grant

LEADER 2015-2021 LEADER is a Capital grant fund that could fund farmers, growers, foresters, other local rural businesses and rural community organisations to help create jobs, develop rural businesses and support the rural economy. The LEADER priorities are: · Increasing farm productivity in ways which enhance natural capital; · Developing sustainable micro and small enterprises and farm diversification; · Building rural tourism making the most of Shropshire’s assets; · Improving rural services to support business growth and development; · Enhancing the natural, cultural and heritage attractions of the area; · Increasing woodland and forest productivity in ways which enhance natural capital.... more

non emergency transport to hspital

Information regarding the NEPT service is also available on the Shropshire CCG website, along with a series of FAQs http://www.shropshireccg.nhs.uk/non-emergency-patient-transport-services http://www.shropshireccg.nhs.uk/nept-faqs

Police Cadets

27-Jan-2016: Calling new cadets! Do you have younger relatives with an interest in policing?... more

Floods in winter

Watercourse Maintenance As we are approaching the winter and potentially unpleasant weather conditions, we would like to remind landowners and residents about the importance of watercourse maintenance with regard to reducing flood risk. It is important that watercourses are free flowing to reduce flood risk for the properties and land in the immediate vicinity as well as land further upstream.... more

School places issue

The Parish Council have approached Shropshire Council for their suggestions to the problem of limited available numbers at the village school being made worse by any future house building in the village. Shropshire education and planning said they are aware of the issue and will deal with as it arises, it has been placed in the Minsterley place plan.

Police precept

WEST MERCIA POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER PRECEPT CONSULTATION 2016 - 17 On behalf of Bill Longmore, Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia please find attached a summary leaflet outlining the Commissioners policing precept consultation for 2016 - 17. Further information is available on our website at: www.westmercia-pcc.gov.uk The consultation is open until Noon on Monday 18th January 2016.... more

Precept 2016

There is to be no increase in the Parish Councils precept for 2016

INVITATION: A Spotlight on Local Heritage - Down to Earth in the Minsterley parish

INVITATION: A Spotlight on Local Heritage The Shropshire and Powys borderlands are a rich and varied landscape containing great beauty, interest and complexity. The Stiperstones and Corndon Landscape Partnership Scheme (LPS) offers the opportunity for those who care about this landscape to make a real contribution towards not only its conservation but also its enhancement.... more

big conversation

You may now be aware of the Big Conversation recently launched by Shropshire Council. Like all local authorities, the council are faced with the need to make further substantial savings in the coming years due to continuous Government cuts.... more

Street Lighting in the Winter

Folks as winter is now upon us can you report any street light issues to the Clerk on 01742 270029 or dleeson6@aol.com Thanks Dave Leeson

Local Joint Committee

The next meeting of the Loton, Longden, Ford and Rea Valley Local Joint Committee which will take place at Minsterley Village hall on Thursday 10th September, at 7pm. The two main speakers for the evening will be Sian Sansum from the Future Fit programme, to provide the Committee with an update on that programme, particularly the issues around the future location of A&E Services in Shropshire.... more


The Site Allocations and Management of Development (SAMDev) Plan Schedule of Main Modifications is being published for a six week consultation period from Monday 1 June until 5pm Monday 13 July 2015. The Inspector is now inviting comments on the Main Modifications as part of the examination into the Shropshire Council SAMDev Plan.... more

Pontesbury Library

There is a public meeting regarding the future of the library on 30th April 7pm Pontesbury Public Hall

Dog Fouling Minsterley to Pontesbury

The new footpath is well used but reports that dog fouling has become a problem, please can you clean up after your dog

Severnside Learning programme

The Learning Programme offers people the opportunity to try out and complete a number of useful and beneficial courses. Courses available range from Everyday first aid, to cooking on a budget and from photography to a number of online courses.... more

Community Activity Fund

Applications for the new grant scheme, Community Activity Fund, will begin January 2015. The fund has been set up to assist with ideas which are for the sole purpose of benefitting children and/or young people during a school holiday period and who live in Shropshire.... more

Light Up

‘Lighten up Campaign’​ ​ ​ West Mercia Police is encouraging residents to take a few simple steps to keep their homes safe and secure, particularly during the darker months.​ ​ The message comes from West Mercia Police as part of its ‘Lighten up’ campaign, which reminds people that their home is less likely to be burgled if it appears occupied. ​ Overall numbers of burglaries in West Mercia decreased by 9% in the period 2012-2013, and year to date figures for 2014 show a further decrease of 7% compared to the same period last year (April to September 2013), however over the last five years a peak in burglaries has been observed in October and November.... more

Shropshire Women & Childrens Centre

Shropshire Women and Children’s Centre, will open at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford on 29 and 30 September, When it opens at the end of September, the Shropshire Women and Children’s Centre will be the main inpatient facility providing care for women and children for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales. The centre will be for: Women who need a consultant-led birth Gynaecology services where you have to stay overnight Children who need to stay overnight Children’s Oncology and Haematology care Babies who need intensive and special care Part of the building is already being used, as the Children’s Ward at the Princess Royal Hospital moved from the first floor of the hospital down into its former location on the ground floor, which has been refurbished and is now part of the new centre.... more

Local Economy Survey

Shropshire Council in accordance with Minsterley and Pontesbury P.C.s are trying to establish through a survey the best way to help the communities through an understanding of the needs of the local economy. The survey can be obtained from the Clerk or at :- http://surveymonkey.com/s/shropshire-business-research There is a £50 prize drawn randomly from entries.

Youth Club

Minsterley Young People The Youth Club has closed! What next?... more


Elderly residents are being warned about a phone fraud where victims are being duped out of cash by people posing as police. West Mercia and Warwickshire Police have recorded 70 of these offences across Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shrophire and Warwickshire since March this year with unsuspecting victims falling for the scam.... more

Anti Social behaviour

Parishioners are reminded that they should phone 101 to report anti-social behaviour as the more incidents reported will ensure action is taken. In the case of incidents involving cars please note and report the vehicle registration numbers if possible.... more

Community Alcohol Partnership

The partnership have asked that if residents see alcohol related incidents they log them with the police by calling 101. The issues can then be assessed and monitored.

Fire services

Shropshire and Wrekin Fire Authority are currently considering budget cuts which could result in: · Fire Station closures; · Losing full-time fire engines; or · Merging Shropshire’s Fire Control with another Service. These changes could impact on your area.... more

Connecting Shropshire Broadband

Minsterley is to be included in phase one of this scheme

Shropshire Wildlife Trust

About Shropshire Wildlife Trust Shropshire Wildlife Trust is a local charity dedicated to the conservation of Shropshire's wildlife species and habitats. The Trust plays an important role in providing information and education for all ages on how to observe, enjoy and protect wildlife.... more

Keep warm in winter

Marches Energy Agency is a local charity offering help and advice for improving the energy efficiency of your home to keep it warmer and reduce energy bills. They can advise on government grants available to help pay for insulation and repair or replacement of old boilers.... more

Election 2013 Full Council

Mr Bruce Bill was co-opted onto the Council at the July meeting. The Council now has its full complement of Councillors.... more

Dog Fouling

There has been a notable increase in Dog fouling in the village. Bins are provided, please CLEAR UP AFTER YOUR DOG Shropshire Council are asking your views on Dog Fouling on their website

Minsterley and Pontesbury Community Alcohol Partnership

Minsterley and Pontesbury Community Alcohol Partnership Community Alcohol Partnerships bring together organisations to reduce crime, anti-social behaviour and harm caused by underage drinking through providing youth activities, alcohol education and enforcement. The Minsterley and Pontesbury Community Alcohol Partnership (M&P-CAP) members are: Shropshire Council, West Mercia Police, the Co-op, Severnside Housing, Mary Webb School, Pontesbury Parish Council and Minsterley Parish Council.... more

Parish Plan

Minsterley Village Appraisal The Final Report 1/ Introduction and description of the Appraisal process 2/ A Brief description of the Parish of Minsterley 3/ Opinions and recommendations: (a) Public Transport (b) Road Safety (c) Young People (d) Children (e) Heritage (f) Recreation & Sport (g) Local Services (h) Parish Hall (i) Employment (j) Housing (k) The Millennium (l) Access to the Countryside (m) Senior Citizens (n) Local Councils 4/ Appendix: Statistics from the survey INTRODUCTION The aim of this village appraisal has been to take a ‘snapshot in time’ of opinion within the Civil Parish of Minsterley. This will we hope: 1/ help to identify priorities for future planning and projects; 2/ support campaigns on particular issues and for facilities the village needs; 3/ provide targets to aim at and commentary on existing ideas; and 4/ encourage people to get involved in the life and development of our local community.... more


The recycling centre at the Parish Hall is open during daylight hours.

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