We are now able to offer you the facility of registering with our website. If you choose to register you can then sign up for email alerts when a 'News' item or 'Event' item is published. You can see the sort of information that we will be publishing from the current list on this page.
If you register and tick the box to allow email alerts you will be able to read important news for Edgmond and the local area as it is published. You will NOT have to sign in to read the information or to access any other information on the website.
There is at least one person in our village who thinks its OK not to pick up their dog's mess.
We've recently been made aware of dog mess being left in the area where children gather for the 'Safer Walking Bus to School'. There is just no excuse for this. There are free dog poo bags available in the shop, this is a public place and there is a bin immediately adjacent. This behaviour is anti-social and creating a public-health risk.
Many people exercise their dogs off the lead on the Playing Field and almost everyone knows to keep an eye on their pets and pick up their poo. But we have someone in the village who just doesn't care. We need help to stop this happening.
The final few oaks were planted in the Church Field in late January. This community-run project has seen almost 500 trees planted out in the Edgmond countryside.
The trees will provide a valuable habitat for all kinds of plants and animals, as well as looking beautiful in years to come. This is a legacy to be proud of.
The Parish Council would like to thank all those involved especially Tim Edwards, Neil Furniss, Cath and Sam Edwards and all those who volunteered to plant, nurture and then transplant these wonderful trees.
Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet is set to give the go-ahead for a Neighbourhood Plan for the parish of Edgmond to proceed to public referendum. The council’s cabinet, which meets on 15 February, is being recommended to take the decision – subject to modifications to the plan suggested by an independent examiner being made.
If cabinet gives the green light, it is likely that the public vote in Edgmond will take place in April.
All members of the Parish Council are pleased to welcome Allan Wilson as a new Parish Councillor. We hope he finds his experience as a Parish Councillor to be rewarding and interesting. You can find out more about your Parish Councillors and what they do by exploring the Parish Council website. Click here for more information.
The off-road club at Harper Adams University is offering lifts to those who need to make hospital appointments or have to get about for other urgent reasons.
If you need this service please text (or call) Greg on 07855 095 926 or Philip on 07437 305 601 with your name and address.
Thank you to the students for offering their services to the local community.
The Parish Council has received confirmation that the Examiner has now received all the information he needs to undertake the examination of our draft Neighbourhood Plan. Our Clerk has been busy liaising with T&W Officers to ensure that all the information that he had requested was available so that he has been able to see the audit trail of our consultation.
Based on this, he has decided that a hearing will not be necessary and he will complete the examination through written representations and submitted evidence.
All members of the Parish Council are pleased to welcome Keith Arbuthnot as a new Parish Councillor. We hope he finds his experience as a Parish Councillor to be rewarding and interesting.
We would like to make you aware of a parasite called Neospora. This is a microscopic parasite that infects cattle in two ways: either by ingesting the eggs from the environment, or as an unborn calf when Neospora crosses the placenta from an infected cow.
Infection can arrive on a farm by several routes: Via purchase of an infected cow, via recently infected dogs, or in feed or water contaminated by dog faeces. Dogs are a vital part of the Neospora story. They become infected by eating Neospora infected placentae, foetuses, calves or wildlife. The parasite multiplies in their intestine and eggs are passed in faeces for two to three weeks. After this the dog is immune and no longer a risk. The eggs are thought to survive in the environment for many months.
After being eaten by a cow the eggs multiply and then become dormant. This has no ill effects on the cow which continues to appear healthy. The danger comes during pregnancy when the parasite re-activates and travels to the placenta and unborn calf. What happens next can include:
• The birth of a healthy, but infected, calf which may go on to abort during its first pregnancy
• The birth of a calf showing signs of nervous disease, however, this is uncommon.
Infected cows remain infected for life and maintain Neospora in the herd by giving birth to infected heifer replacements. There is no evidence of direct cow-to-cow spread. This is a serious problem and can mean that otherwise healthy animals have to be destroyed causing great distress to the farmer.
More information can be found here.
As a courtesy to other walkers and to help reduce the risk of spreading disease we urge all dog owners who walk their animals in the countryside to keep to the footpaths and to clean up after their pets.
Newport Road will be closed from Monday 13th Nov because of new sewer connection works. The work is set to commence on Monday 13th November 2017 and will last for a duration of 5 days with an end date of Friday 17th November 2017.
You can view a map of the diversion here.
We have been told that there will be essential road works on the B5062 over the weekend of 11th/12th November. You can view the published map here. As you can see the diversion is extremely long and it may be that vehicles will attempt to to avoid the roadworks by driving through Edgmond.
In addition the 519 bus route will be severed as the diversion is too long. We have, as yet, no information about any revised arrangements to be put in place.
As soon as we have more information we'll update the website.
As a way to improve communications, the Parish Council recently organised a prize draw for all those residents who had registered on the Parish Council website by the end of September. The aim was to increase registrations so that local 'news-flash' emails reach as many people as possible. We doubled our membership - so thank you to everyone who has signed up; we hope you find the emails that draw your attention to local news items useful.
The winner of the prize draw was Mr A Costley - he receives a bottle of champagne.
The runner-up was Mrs M Davey - she receives a box of chocolates.
The final consultation period for the Edgmond Neighbourhood Plan comes to an end on 27th October. You can read the Parish Clerk's submission to this consultation by clicking here.
The Parish Council would like to invite all residents to make their views known by following the link here.
The Clerk and members of the Parish Council would like to thank all those who have helped them to reach this point in the process.
Telford & Wrekin Council has plans to develop land to the south of the A518 just outside the Newport bypass. A Public Consultation has been arranged for WEDNESDAY 25TH OCTOBER 2017 between 3.00pm and 7.00pm at Cosy Hall. Call in at any time to find out more about this development and to have your say.
Click here to see the poster.
We have scant information about the closure of Marsh Road for the installation of broadband cables. There are information boards at the ends of the road informing people that the road will be closed from 31st Oct to 10th Nov. However - we also have some contradictory information that the road will actually only be closed until the 01 Nov.
Rather than wait for complete clarity we are advising of problems now and will update this news item when we have more information. Matters are confused by works being undertaken by Severn Trent Water along the same road. This work means that vehicles CANNOT get through. Please try and avoid Marsh Road!
Severn Trent Water is planning to undertake new connection works on Longwithy Lane and as a consequence there will be a temporary road closure next week. The work is set to commence on Monday, 23rd October and will last for a duration of up to 3 days with an end date of Wednesday, 25th October.
A diversion along High Street and Chetwynd Road will be in operation.
On 20th September an Appeal Hearing was held to decide if outline planning permission should be granted to Gladman to build up to 85 houses on a large site on Shrewsbury Road. We are very pleased to say that the Appeal was dismissed by the Inspector.
The Parish Council would like to thank everyone involved in supporting T&W Council in their decision to refuse this application.
A copy of the Appeal Decision can be viewed here.
Thank you to everyone who has now registered on this website to receive email alerts when a 'news' item is published. Despite a few teething problems, we hope that you have found these occasional alerts useful.
We promised a PRIZE DRAW for all those who are registered on the website (excluding anyone connected with the Parish Council) at the end of September. However, because of meeting date changes we have postponed the draw until the next Communication Committee Meeting - to be held at 1.30pm on 19th October. The prize is a bottle of champagne. There is still time to register and be included in the draw so please encourage friends and relatives to sign up.
Most of you will know by now that we are about to say farewell to our longstanding Rector Edward and his wife Jane. To celebrate their time in Edgmond and to mark their retirement the bell ringers will attempt a 'Full Peal' this Sunday (Oct 1st).
The Peal will begin at 2.00pm and if successful will end at around 5.00pm. The doors to the church will be locked during this time, but we can enjoy the sound of the bells from all around the village.
Good luck and many best wishes to Edward and Jane as they leave the village and embark on a whole new life of 'retirement'!
Telford & Wrekin Council will shortly be carrying out a resurfacing scheme to improve the condition of the carriageway on the Chetwynd side of the Chetwynd Road junction with the B5062.
The work is due to take place between 2nd and 4th Oct (weather permitting). The road will be closed between B5062 & Chetwynd Church Junction for the duration.
We have submitted our Neighbourhood Plan to Telford & Wrekin Council for publication and formal consultation before it is independently examined. The Plan is accompanied by supporting documents including a Basic Conditions Statement and a Consultation Statement.
The Edgmond Neighbourhood Plan establishes a long term view for the Edgmond area and will help deliver the local community’s aspirations and needs for the plan period 2017 - 2031. It sets out a number of key objectives and planning policies which Edgmond Parish Council wishes to be used to help determine planning applications in the Edgmond area.
These are the dates for this winter's Tree Project days:
Sat 18th Sun and 19th Nov 10.30 - 12.30 Lifting trees
Sun 26th 10.30 - 12.30 Nov Tree planting
Sun 3rd Dec 10.30 - 12.30 Tree planting
As always cake and coffee will be provided.
We look forward to hearing from anyone who is interested in being considered for one of the vacancies on the Parish Council. If you would like to be considered for co-option onto the Council please submit a personal statement (no more than one side of A4) to the Clerk by Friday at 12 noon prior to the meeting where the co-option will appear on the Agenda. This meeting is scheduled for Monday, 13th November 2017.
The Parish Council’s request to take part in the Community Speedwatch Scheme has been accepted and we are to receive training for the volunteers in the near future. The first step is that the Highway Authority has to ensure that our roads meet the relevant criteria and work to ensure that this is the case will be taking place very soon.
The appeal against the refusal of the application for the land adjacent to Egremont House was withdrawn by Seabridge and Andy Williams yesterday. This followed a meeting with their Barrister last week.
Thank you to everyone who made comments and supported TWC in their decision to refuse the application, which was based on the Parish Council's opposition to the proposals.
The date for the Hearing into the appeal by Gladman Developments against the decision by Telford & Wrekin Council to refuse outline planning permission to build up to 85 houses on land to the rear of 31 Shrewsbury Road, Edgmond has been confirmed as 20th Sep 2017.
The village has had two recent planning applications for large numbers of houses refused by T&W Council. One was for 22 houses adjacent to Egremont House (TWC/2015/0454) and the other was for up to 85 houses on Shrewsbury Road (TWC/2016/0603).
Both applicants have chosen to appeal the decisions.
The Egremont House application appeal will be a Public Inquiry - the start date is 20th Sep at Meeting Point House in Telford.
The Shrewsbury Road application appeal will be a Hearing - there is no date as yet for this.
Edgmond Parish Council has now submitted the final draft of your Neighbourhood Plan to Telford & Wrekin Council as part of Regulation 15 & 16 under the Government's Neighbourhood Planning Legislation.
Whilst this document is not yet available for you to view, you might like to have a look at the Character Assessment of the Neighbourhood Plan Area prepared by a Planning Consultant to accompany the Neighbourhood Plan.
More information is available if you click here.
If you are interested in learning more about the CPRE and what it can offer us here in Edgmond and the whole of T&W why not come along to this meeting on 4th July and find out more. More information here.
Longwithy Lane will be closed from the junction with the B5062 to the junction with Stackyard Lane while sewer connection works take place, between 19th June and 23rd June. A diversion will be signed and can be viewed here.
There will be a Full Parish Council Meeting in the Village Hall this coming Monday (12th June) at 7.00pm. Any members of the Parish are welcome to come along and raise any matter of concern or interest at the start of the meeting.
Telford & Wrekin Council have received notification of an appeal against their decision not to grant planning permission to build 22 houses on land adjacent to Egremont House.
Parish Councillor Lee Bowers has recently resigned from the Council due to pressure of work. All members would like to thank Lee for his involvement and work on the Parish Council. We wish him all the best in his new job.
You may already have heard about the damage to wire fencing around the field beyond Bayley Hills Field. The specialist badger-proof fencing was cut by someone in late April and the damage was reported on the 22nd.
Edgmond Parish Council invites you to register with the Community website so that we can more effectively keep you informed of important news and events.
Recent work undertaken by three local residents and a Parish Councillor has cleared a section of Bridleway 6A which runs from Cayton Manor and behind Caynton Old Mill to the Parish boundary. You can now walk, ride or cycle all the way to Tibberton along this attractive track.
In the last week someone has stolen garden pots from a house on Shrewsbury Road and there has been an attempt to steal a car from the drive of a house on High Street.
This is a reminder that your 'Annual Parish Meeting' will take place from 7.00pm in the Village Hall on 11th April.
We hope to welcome as many resident as possible to this informal meeting. It gives the Parish Council an opportunity to show you what we've been doing over the last year as well as inviting new ideas from members of the community.
It is with regret that we have to inform you of the resignation of Ray Marriott, as a Parish Councillor, due to his work commitments. All Members and the Clerk would like to thank him for his help and support since his co-option to the Council.
Many thanks go to local volunteers - especially Bill and Edric for helping to clear Restricted Byway 18.
In late January the Edgmond Tree Project Group, aided by volunteers and local students, planted a further 30 or so trees at Caynton.
Recent work to improve access along one of our local footpaths will benefit everyone.
Edgmond Parish Council is pleased to announce that the Draft Neighbourhood Plan and associated Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) screening report and Habitat Regulation Assessment (HRA) screening report have now been submitted to Telford & Wrekin Council as part of the Regulation 14 Consultation.
In late November a group of volunteers helped to lift another 85 trees from the tree nursery. Then in early December about 40 of these trees were planted out in the Caynton area. The rest of the trees will stay in the holding trench until the New Year when they, too, will be planted in new locations.
In November members of the Parish Council were helped by TWS to plant 7000 bulbs in two village locations.
Time is running out to return your questionnaire.
Outline planning permission was being sought by Gladman Developments to build 85 houses on land adjacent to Shrewsbury road.
This application has been REFUSED by Telford & Wrekin Council.
There is still time to comment on the planning application to build 85 homes on land off Shrewsbury Road. Click on this link to go directly to the consultation page.
The Parish Council organised three drop-in sessions at the Village Hall on 22nd, 23rd and 24th September. We were pleased to welcome many residents over the three days. Visitors were able to find out more about the Neighbourhood Plan and to share their ideas and thoughts about what is important for the future of Edgmond.
The Planning Committee meeting for 31st August has been cancelled. We don't know when the Committee will consider this application, but the next possible date is Wednesday 21 September 2016. Click here for more information on the Committee Meetings. There is more information about this planning application here.
It is now confirmed that this planning application will go before the TWC Planning Committee on 21st September. The agenda and supporting papers for that meeting have now been published by the Council. These are available if you click here. You can download the agenda and all papers.
THE PLANNING COMMITTEE HAS REFUSED THE APPLICATION TO BUILD ON LAND ADJACENT TO EGREMONT HOUSE.
Unfortunately, following a very successful campaign in many ways, the owner or walker of the dog that fouls at the end of Robin Lane has returned and does not pick up after the dog.
The we're watching you campaign was introduced based on your concerns and yet there is at least one person living in Edgmond that thinks it does not relate to them and their dog.
The Parish Council is investigating the costs of installing a camera to watch over the area. It is the intention to name and shame.
The Examination of the Telford & Wrekin Local Plan 2011 - 2031 has now concluded and the Inspector has produced his Final Report.
The Council has now published this report and made it available via the Local plan webpage. It is also available to view at Main Council offices and Libraries across the Borough.
Find out the best way to save money on your energy costs by visiting switch.telford.gov.uk, the Telford and Wrekin Council's new energy price comparison and switching site.
Lloyds customers should be on the lookout for a new sophisticated fraud that involves fraudsters sending fake bank letters. The convincing letters being sent are a replica template from Lloyds and include their logo, address and signature from a customer service representative.
Thieves are always looking at ways of conning you out of money or your identity. You may be familiar with scams purporting to come from HMRC, banks and utility companies. The latest scam is to claim that you've beens summoned to appear in court.
The new Hortonwood Recycling Centre is up and running. On September 7th, the Chairman, Councillor Robert Higginson, along with other Councillors, visited the site for a pre-opening tour. We were escorted around all the facilities and a full explanation of how the waste is collected and disposed of was available to us. It is, as you would expect, an easy to access and well-organised site which, he believes is going to prove to be extremely useful. The Chairman has already made several visits and noticed the live web-cam which can be accessed on line. This means that you can look to see how busy the site is before leaving home.
It is hoped that this will be a well used and useful feature and may well mean that you won't be sitting in long queues unnecessarily.
The World Heritage River Festival on Saturday 17 September celebrates the 30th anniversary of Ironbridge Gorge being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It takes place over at the Ironbridge Gorge itself.
There is more information online here www.discovertelford.co.uk/events
The Edgmond Annual Parish Meeting is a meeting for all residents of the parish. It is YOUR meeting! Your Parish Councillors will be in attendance as will your local Ward Members. We hope to have representatives from the local police who will give an overview on local policing. The Parish Council Chairman will present a brief Annual Report and the Annual Accounts will be available. Come and meet the people who represent you and have an informal chat about anything that concerns or interests you. Light refreshments will be available.
11-04-2017 at 7:00 PM until 11-04-2017
We look forward to welcoming you to this event. Come along and let US know what YOU think about living in Edgmond.
Edgmond Village Hall
11-09-2017 at 7:00 PM until 11-09-2017