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.
Two Land Rover Defenders were attacked in the early hours of the 4th Feb in the village. One was on Newport Road and the other on Robin Lane between about 0230 and 0300. Parts were stolen off both vehicles. The offenders were disturbed by the alarm going off on one of the vehicles and they fled in a small car.
You may be surprised to learn that part of the path that connects Longford and Edgmond is not legally protected. The section from Longford Road that is shared by the drive to a private property is not designated as a Public Right of Way, despite the fact that this route has been walked by generations of local people.
This sort of anomaly is quite common and goes back to the rather haphazard way that the first Definitive Maps of Public Rights of Way were created.
Here is a link to the new timetable for the 519 Arriva Service.
From Monday the 2 December to Friday 13 December Veolia will start to deliver the Christmas bin day collection reminder leaflet, this will be popped under the lid of residents' red top bins. Click here for a copy.
As some collections will be earlier, later or have no change, please make sure you are checking the leaflet carefully.
Residents also received a collection day calendar in August which showed their specific changes over Christmas and New year. We will also be posting numerous reminders and handy recycling tips on our Facebook and twitter pages.
Emails will be sent out to those customers who have signed up to our GovDelivery communications and our website has full details of the collection changes at www.telford.gov.uk/recycling
For more information please contact:
Recycling and Waste Customer Liaison Officer
Customer and Neighbourhood Services
Telford & Wrekin Council
Tel: 01952 384734
Mobile: 07779 449704
This News Item is essentially re-printed from a post on local social media. It was written by your Parish Council Chairman:
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news; unfortunately, the powers that be at Arriva have decided to curtail the Saturday service between Shrewsbury and Newport, which runs through Edgmond.
We have a limited service now, however as of 4th January 2020, a new timetable will start and there will be no Saturday services whatsoever.
I would encourage everyone who considers that this service should be retained, to write to Telford & Wrekin Council (TWC) to express their views. Let TWC know what this loss of a bus services for our rural Community means to you.
Write: Telford & Wrekin Council, Addenbrooke House, Ironmasters Way, Telford TF3 4NT
You could also write to Arriva to ask if they are considering an alternative provision of transport on a Saturday, by writing to Richard Emery, Head of Commercial, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cadent are planning to undertake new gas connection works on Newport Road and as a consequence there will be a temporary road closure from Monday 11th November 2019. It will last for a duration of 4 days with an end date of Thursday 14th November 2019.
The diversion will be signed - a copy of the route is available here.
Should you have any questions or comments please contact:
Network Management - Permits Officer
Highways, Transport & Engineering Services
Neighbourhood and Customer Services
Telford & Wrekin Council
Tel: 01952 384000
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: email@example.com
Donations can be made at Newport League of Friends Shop at Baddeley Court, Wellington Road Surgery or Linden Hall Surgery.
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.'
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!).
Edgmond Parish Council has been working with other rural Parish Councils to provide a roadshow of activities and events for all ages, which have a health and well being theme, but which will offer free taster sessions on a wide range of activities and sports.
Edgmond Village Hall and Field will be the venue for the third roadshow, which is open from 10am until 4pm on Friday 16th August. Refreshments are available throughout the day.
Entry is free and all activities, including football, tennis, archery, cricket, rhythm and dance, gymnastics, kombat and relaxation, yoga, massage – plus more, are free to have a go.
The idea being, that following the taster sessions, interests in the activities will be registered and a series of events will be arranged throughout the coming year at venues across the rural area, so there will be something for everyone not too far away from home.
Further information is available at Kickstartlovelife.co.uk
Click here for a downloadable pdf file
Your Parish Council is acting on behalf of all residents in Edgmond and is investigating any options that are available to slow down the speed of traffic in and around the village.
We invite your views and opinions, and any examples of your concerns / experiences, that will assist the Councillors in their consultation.
There will be no election for your Parish Council this Thursday (2nd May) as there are only 7 people standing for the 13 vacancies. This means that the election is uncontested and all 7 people standing will become your Parish Councillors.
You can view the list here.
We still have six vacancies. If you think you can contribute to the business of the Parish Council please contact the Clerk. We do need more people to join the team!
Harper Adams University has arranged an informal drop-in session to consult with residents about a project to open a Vet School at the University.
Please take this opportunity to visit this event which is taking place in the Boardroom in the old University building at HAU on Wednesday 16th January 2019, between 7.00pm and 8.30pm. This session will provide displays of the project plans and give you the opportunity to talk with the people engaged in the planning of the Veterinary School project. This is an excellent opportunity for you to feed in your views and find out what is exactly proposed.
A planning application will be submitted to T&W Council in the near future.
For more information click here
Edgmond Parish Council uses its website as one of the ways to communicate with the community, however we realise that many people would rather use Facebook.
We have had a Facebook page: Edgmond Community Forum, for some time and this has around 70 people registered.
We are also aware of Nextdoor Edgmond, which is proving popular and although was established to share messages between neighbours, it has also been successfully used to share important information from organisations such as the Parish Council.
The Councillors are keen to ensure that as many people as possible are engaged with them in their work and we would therefore appreciate you taking time to let us know your views on the various ways we can contact you, and more importantly, how you prefer to contact us.
There is a direct email address – firstname.lastname@example.org
You can call me on 07813 788094 or you can pop a message on the Edgmond Community Forum.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Clerk (Edgmond Parish Council)
After some pressure from a local resident we have been asked to publicise a recent message from Jamie Crowsley - the General Manager for Arriva Midlands (Shropshire).
"The school (bus) service operates the same route as the off peak service through Edgmond via Shrewsbury Road and onto Newport Road via the Lion Inn. Following an agreement with Telford & Wrekin Council concessionary pass holders can use this journey into Newport. I have informed our driving teams internally and our ticket machines have been updated to accommodate this change however I will remind the driving teams again before the start of September."
So - if you want to travel on the 519 into Newport at peak times then you should be able to use your bus pass! Thanks go to the local resident who has helped to make this happen.
Following on from the Emergency Road Closure at Caynton Mill Road in November 2016 a detailed inspection of the bridge structure identified that there had been movement of the abutment and of the bridge deck which had rendered the structure unsafe.
As a consequence of this, and on critical safety grounds, Telford and Wrekin Council decided to close the road for an initial period up to 18months or until a permanent solution and repair could be designed and implemented.
It is now necessary for the closure to be extended for a further 18months to Wednesday 21st November 2019 for ongoing structural investigations of the bridge or until a permanent solution and repair can be designed and implemented.
Last Thursday (19th April) the people of Edgmond Parish went to the polls to vote for or against their Neighbourhood Plan.
All members of the Parish Council are pleased to be able to tell you that the residents of Edgmond Parish voted in favour of the adoption of the Neighbourhood Plan.
There was a turnout of 45.2%. From the 520 votes, 490 were in favour and 26 were against. There were 4 rejected papers where no vote was indicated. The result confirmed that 92.4% of those who voted, voted in favour of the Edgmond Neighbourhood Plan.
Thank you to everyone who has helped to make this happen.
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 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.
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 to improve access along one of our local footpaths will benefit everyone.
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.
Please be aware of the rise in Courier Frauds across Worcestershire in the past few weeks.
Vulnerable elderly victims are telephoned by fraudsters, they are advised that the person calling is a police officer and their accounts or cards have suspicious activity on them or are at risk. They are encouraged to visit a local branch of their bank and withdraw funds, they then return home and await for a person to attend their home address to take the money and place it in a safe account. They are encouraged not to tell anyone about this.
THE POLICE WILL NEVER ASK YOU TO HAND OVER ANY MONEY OR PURCHASE VOUCHERS,
IF YOU EVER GET A CALL FROM ANYONE ASKING YOU TO TRANSFER MONEY OR PAY WITH VOUCHERS, STOP! HANG UP AND TELL SOMEONE.
IF YOU HAVE BEEN A VICTIM CALL THE POLICE.
Members of the public have reported receiving calls and messages offering “refunds” by people purporting to be associated with, or acting on behalf of Thomas Cook.
We would urge people to be vigilant of unsolicited calls, texts or social media messages that ask for personal or financial details, and not to automatically click on the links in unexpected emails.
Legitimate organisations will never contact you out of the blue and ask for your PIN, card details, or full banking passwords. If you get a call or message asking for these, it’s a scam.
Remember, your bank or the police will never ask you to transfer money out of your account, or ask you to hand over cash for safe-keeping.
If you think you have been a victim of fraud, report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or via the online reporting tool. https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/alert/warning-thomas-cook-refund-scams
For more information on how you can protect yourself, visit takefive-stopfraud.org.uk
Thomas Cook customers should go to https://abta.com/thomascook for details on how they can make a claim.
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.
Edgmond Parish Council has been working with other rural Parish Councils to provide a roadshow of activities and events for all ages, which have a health and well being theme, but which will offer free taster sessions on a wide range of activities and sports. Edgmond Village Hall and Field will be the venue for the third roadshow, which is open from 10am until 4pm. Refreshments are available throughout the day. Entry is free and all activities, including football, tennis, archery, cricket, rhythm and dance, gymnastics, kombat and relaxation, yoga, massage – plus more, are free to have a go. The idea being, that following the taster sessions, interests in the activities will be registered and a series of events will be arranged throughout the coming year at venues across the rural area, so there will be something for everyone not too far away from home. Further information is available at Kickstartlovelife.co.uk
Village Hall, Edgmond
16-08-2019 at 10:00 AM
The event runs from 10.00am to 4.00pm.