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Latest Local News

09-04-2022 at 9:44 AM

The 2022 Annual Parish Meeting

Once a year, Edgmond Parish residents have an opportunity to engage directly with Parish Councillors during the less formal setting of the Annual Parish Meeting. This is a meeting designed to enable local people to hear about and be heard on local issues. Sadly, due to high levels of Covid, this year's meeting will take place via a Zoom link.

Everyone is welcome! After an initial welcoming address from the Chairman, there will be contributions from the new Vice Chancellor of HAU and our T&WC Ward Councillors.

If you click on this link you will be able to read the Agenda. 

04-04-2022 at 1:31 PM

Local Councillor Recognised for her Outstanding Community Service

At St Peter’s Church Sunday 3rd April 2022, the High Sheriff Tony Morris-Eyton presented to Councillor Yvonne Brunger, a rare award in recognition of her valuable services to the community during the COVID pandemic, in providing a prescription and shopping services to those vulnerable residents in the parish and maintenance of the Scouting activities for the younger generation.

23-03-2022 at 5:36 PM

Temporary Road Closure - Newport Road

Western Power Distribution are planning to undertake Supply Alteration works on Newport Road. The work is set to commence on Monday, 25th April 2022 and will last for a duration of 5 days with an end date of Friday, 29th April 2022. 

The diversion route for vehicular traffic travelling south westerly will be via Edgmond Road, Chetwynd Road, and High Street. For vehicular traffic travelling north easterly vice versa.

17-02-2022 at 7:56 PM

'Just Giving' for the Queens Platinum Jubilee

Since last July Edgmond Parish Council has been involved with other key institutions in the village in making plans for the Queens Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday. The fundraising has already started as a safety net to ensure there is sufficient money available to support the 4 days of events that have been scheduled. 
17-02-2022 at 3:37 PM

Harper Adams University Jubilee Tree takes root in Edgmond

Harper Adams University has partnered up with local communities to plant Jubilee trees in several locations. The trees will contribute to the Queen's Green Canopy and mark Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee.

 

09-02-2022 at 8:34 PM

The Queen’s Jubilee year begins in Edgmond!

 

This week (8th Feb) saw the planting of a bare-rooted oak tree in the Church Field in readiness for a dedication ceremony in June. The tree had been donated by HAU as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy scheme. The High Sheriff was in attendance as the royal representative for this small event which was organised by HAU.

The planting also presented an opportunity for promotion of the Shropshire Community Foundation award when Edgmond was proud to receive the award for being the winner of the 2021 ‘Outstanding Community’ in the ‘Small Village’ category. This award was announced some weeks ago but had not been especially well promoted, so we hope for some better media coverage soon!

07-02-2022 at 2:40 PM

Local policing newsletter

Here is a copy of a local policing newsletter that you might find useful. Click here.

07-02-2022 at 10:34 AM

NHS - Covid vaccination - Betty Bus

Betty Bus is booked to visit Harper Adams on Tuesday 8 Feb. The NHS will be vaccinating between 11am and 4pm and will be offering 1st, 2nd and boosters (Pfizer vaccine).  

Harper Adams are happy for local residents to come on site if they need to be vaccinated.

02-02-2022 at 5:30 PM

The Parish Council responds to The Lion planning applications

Take a look on this website to see the latest information concerning The Lion planning applications: 

 

 

22-01-2022 at 3:07 PM

Revised Planning Application for land adjacent to Egremont House

The application to build an estate of 7 houses adjacent to Egremont House has been revised and is now available to view on the T&W Council Planning Portal.

If you wish to comment the reference is TWC/2021/0599. If you don't feel confident using the portal then you can write to the Council quoting the above reference. The address is:

FAO Robin Jones, Development Manager, T&W Council, PO Box 457, Wellington Civic Offices, Telford, TF2 2FH

 

If you copy and paste this website address: https://secure.telford.gov.uk/planning/search-reference.aspx 

into your browser it will take you straight to the page where you can enter the relevant reference number into the box.

22-01-2022 at 2:59 PM

The Lion pub - Planning Applications

Two recent important planning applications that will affect the area behind the Lion and the Lion pub itself have been lodged with T&W Council. If you wish to comment on them here are the details:

 

TWC/2021/1220 - application to build 27 houses behind The Lion

TWC/2021/1208 - minor changes at The Lion pub 

If you copy and paste this website address: https://secure.telford.gov.uk/planning/search-reference.aspx 

into your browser it will take you straight to the page where you can enter the relevant reference number into the box.

14-01-2022 at 9:58 AM

Help keep our Roads Safe!

Edgmond Community Speedwatch is still looking for more volunteers to be trained by WMP.

Anyone interested can email clerk.edgmond@parishcouncil.work to register an interest.

24-10-2021 at 2:29 PM

Church Field Update

WE PLOUGH THE FIELDS AND SCATTER….

Whilst regular updates on what is happening in the Church Field have appeared on different social media platforms, not everyone with an interest in the Field is signed up to Facebook or Nextdoor Edgmond. So, here is an update.                                                                                                                                 
The Field is held by Trustees and is currently being managed by Edgmond Wildlife Group (EWG). In the last 18 months the Group has changed the mowing regime of the field to make it more wildlife friendly around the edges and more people friendly in the central area. The Field is open to anyone to come and enjoy this special place. An information board explaining what the EWG is hoping to achieve has been installed at the entrance. Two new gates have been made and installed. The Field is used for overflow parking for the Church, so the main gate is usually kept closed, the small gate should be left open at all times.
                                                                                                                                                            
The Group has planted shrubs and is creating a meadow in the lower area. After much hard work preparing the ground the seeds for the meadow were sown a couple of days ago. In parallel with the meadow creation the Group has enlisted the help of residents to grow wildflower plants from seed. Over the weekend and the next few days these too will be planted to enhance one of the grassy edges of the field.                               
Thank you to all of the members of Edgmond Wildlife Group who have helped at every stage over the last few months. Big thanks to Mark and Scott at HAU, Garry and Richard from Edgmond Hall and all the members of our community who have helped and encouraged us along the way. Without your support none of this would have been possible.                                                                                                            
If you are interested in joining the Group please contact Michelle Wilson at michellewilson25@hotmail.com or phone 0787 898 7823. The website may be found at: https://www.edgmondwildlife.com/                                                    
04-08-2021 at 7:53 AM

Help the NHS

The NHS is asking for help to support people with non life-threatening health needs by quickly finding the most appropriate service.

NHS 111 is designed to do this.  Through the Directory of Service, NHS 111 can direct people wherever you are in the country.

Last year, the NHS timeslots were launched with urgent and emergency care services, to help keep people safe. Now you can book a timeslot through the NHS 111 website or on the phone. By encouraging the use of this service, you will help colleagues to treat the most appropriate patients and reduce long waiting times in queues.

22-07-2021 at 2:43 PM

Parish Warden Report

P.C. Lee Thomas advises that there were no crimes reported in Edgmond during July (up to the 20th).

It is the holiday season again, so a number of warnings are extremely relevant.

If you are going away, try to make your home look as normal as possible and leave it secure. The best solution for most potential problems is a trusted neighbour who will move post and draw curtains, etc. With the use of timer switches for lights and a radio, most things will appear normal. 

 

There was an incident in the village recently which the above would have prevented. Concerned neighbours contacted me because the sole occupier of a property had not been seen for several days, and the vehicle the person owned had not moved. As your Parish Warden, I decided to notify the Police. Within hours they came, checked all around the property, then broke in. They found no-one there so made the property secure, and left. It was later discovered that the person concerned was on holiday without telling anyone.

Back to warnings! Children should be advised not to play on the road. With the lifting of some Covid rules, more cars - including electric ones which are very quiet - are on the road.

18-07-2021 at 6:35 AM

Rural Bus Users Survey

Edgmond Parish Council was recently represented at a meeting with the new Transport Commissioner and it was pleasing to hear that they are genuine in wanting to understand the needs of the rural areas and to work towards a provision that will meet those needs.

It is really important that we get as many people as possible to complete this survey. Please follow the link below to access the survey and share with as many people as you can.

We have until 31st July to forward views.

 

https://www.telford.gov.uk/info/20174/public_transport/5300/the_national_bus_strategy

03-07-2021 at 1:06 PM

Public Notice - A Casual Vacancy has Occurred for a Councillor

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Parish of Edgmond in The Edgmond & Ercall Magna Ward following the resignation of Councillor C Rogers.

If you would like more information concerning the vacancy, please click here.

02-07-2021 at 8:06 AM

Direct Link to Comment on Egremont House Application

 

If you want to comment on the Egremont House Planning Application - copy and paste this into your browser:

https://secure.telford.gov.uk/planning/pa-applicationsummary.aspx?applicationnumber=TWC/2021/0599

 

05-02-2021 at 11:36 AM

Probable Hare Coursers Thwarted by Local Vigilance

A message from the local police:
'A thank you must go out to the residents who called in re males potentially hare coursing on fields out near Rock Lane last week - not enough evidence when I located them leaving the area to progress hare coursing offences but they were all from different addresses in Walsall and claimed they’d come all this way just to walk their dogs !! – so they were given £200 fixed penalties for Covid-19 lock down breaches. I’ve no doubt in reality they were disturbed before they got chance to get up to wrong-doings though.'

 

 

01-04-2020 at 9:41 AM

Citizens Advice Telford & Wrekin still providing Information and Advice

Citizens Advice launched two local numbers and a new email advice service this week. The public can get help and advice on issues such as benefits, debts or employment worries as well as consumer advice, legal help and much more. Despite the challenges, Citizens Advice Telford & the Wrekin is determined to carry on. They can be contacted by:

 

Email case@telfordcab.co.uk

Phone: 01952 567193 or 01952 567173

Advice Line: 0300 330 1165

www.citizensadvice.org.uk

 

In the light of the present crisis Citizens Advice Telford & the Wrekin have established a network of staff and volunteers working from home to offer services to local people through websites, telephone calls and emails. You can also write to them.

 

Citizens Advice Telford & the Wrekin CEO, Caro Hart said:

 

“Our staff and volunteers are working together to ensure that we can offer a full range of services at this difficult time, we can answer general questions as well as provide specialist help on debts and claiming Universal credit. Don’t sit at home worrying, email or phone us now!”

 

 

27-03-2020 at 11:23 AM

Telford MIND is still Operational

Telford Mind remains operational during this crisis to offer help and support to people across Telford & Wrekin. Our dedicated staff of Wellbeing Support Workers, Workplace Wellbeing Facilitators and Social Prescribers are working tirelessly to support as many people as possible through this difficult time.

Our number is 07434 869248 between 10.00am and 8.00pm or more information is on the website at wwwtelford-mind.co.uk

There is a poster to go with this press release. Click here to view. 

 

25-10-2019 at 6:05 PM

Newport & District X-Ray Appeal

Newport is fortunate to have its own X-Ray unit which is owned and maintained by Newport League of Friends.

In association with Wellington Road and Linden Hall Surgeries and Newport Rotary Lite, the League of Friends is looking to upgrade the X-Ray equipment to continue to allow more medical care close to home.

They need to raise £150,000 and hope to do so by May 2020. This needs to be a community effort and they would like to encourage local people and groups to help with the fundraising.

 

If you would like to get involved please contact Dr Nick Tindall by email: xrayappeal@gmail.com

Donations can be made at Newport League of Friends Shop at Baddeley Court, Wellington Road Surgery or Linden Hall Surgery.

25-10-2019 at 5:11 PM

Introducing the Hands Free Farm

Harper Adams University is at the very centre of research into 'hands free farming'. Further funding is now allowing the project to enter another phase. See what HAU says about this project: 

 

'The team behind the Hands Free Hectare (HFHa) were the first in the world to plant, tend and harvest a crop with robotic machinery and drones. The project is now to be scaled-up to a 35-hectare farm. The Hands Free Farm (HFF) will be located on Harper Adams University land to the south of the B5062,with the first crops being autonomously planted this autumn.

The first project aimed to spark conversation to move forward the level of automation in agriculture; proving that it is already possible with off-the-shelf technology. The new farm aims to explore the challenges of running the machinery on a larger amount of land whilst also tackling everyday obstacles that farmers face; such as telegraph poles and public footpaths.

The team and Harper Adams University are thrilled that the project has received further funding following the incredibly positive publicity the hectare has received. It’s amazing that this world-first project that’s received publicity in 86 countries originated from Edgmond. For more information and to view our safety procedures please visit https://www.handsfree.farm/ and to follow our progress: https://twitter.com/freehectare.'

 

 

22-08-2019 at 1:53 PM

Rights of Way in Edgmond need your help!

Your Parish Council continues to help improve local rights of way so that you can clearly see where you may walk, cycle or ride in the countryside.

The two new short posts on Birchmoor Lane have been provided by T&W and installed by volunteers from the Parish. More fingerposts and short posts will be installed over the coming months. If you are not sure where you may walk in the Parish and beyond, and you don't have an OS map, you can have a look at the map in the notice board on the car park, or have a look at the simplified map on this website. 

Footpaths are for people on foot only; bridleways are for horses and cycles as well; restricted byways are routes open to all non-motorised traffic. The standard colour coding across the country is that footpaths have yellow waymarkers whilst bridleways and restricted byways have blue. In Edgmond some of the fingerposts are also marked with their status (however, they are not all correct!).

14-11-2017 at 9:53 AM

Dogs and Neospora in cattle

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:

• Abortion

• 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. 

Other News

10-04-2017 at 4:55 PM

Switch Telford - helping you save money on your energy bills

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.

 

 

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