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.
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Telford & Wrekin Council have launched the consultation for the new draft Local Plan. Please use the link below:
The Council has said this:
“It’s about more than just homes; it’s about creating a borough where people of all ages can live well, from protecting public green spaces and the environment to regenerating our towns and high streets and attracting new businesses and jobs, and in a climate friendly way.”
Please do have a look at the draft Plan and have your say.
Your Parish Council will be consulting with residents in due course.
From yesterday Friday 13th October to at least next Friday 20th Oct the road will be closed at Brockton en route from Edgmond to the Red House pub. So, if you need to go that way to Lilleshall or Telford, best to follow the official diversion via Newport.
Calling all Telford and Wrekin residents! @telfordwrekin wants to hear your thoughts on local tourism.
Share your favourite local spots, leisure activities, and how tourism impacts your life. Your input will help shape future plans!
Take the survey and enter the prize draw for a chance to win shopping vouchers: https://56degrees.questionpro.com/TourismAndLeisureSurvey T&C’s apply.
Have you ever wanted to contact the Parish Council but don't have time to make a phone call or put on the PC to send an email? Or, maybe you don't use emails?
Edgmond Parish Council has a post box, it is on the side wall of the front entrance to the Village Hall (with thanks to the VH Management Committee).
This will be checked regularly and we welcome your comments and the Parish Councillors will take them into consideration.
If you click on the link you'll be reminded of the various ways you can contact your Parish Council.
On Saturday 22nd July, Newport Safer Neighbourhood Team will be holding a drop-in surgery at The Recreational Field Car Park, Edgmond between 2.00pm & 3.00pm.
There will be an EDGMOND COMMUNITY PICNIC at HARPER ADAMS UNIVERSITY on Thursday 13 July, from 4.00pm-7.00pm, involving family stalls, food, drink and music.
If you click on the link you will be able to read the latest Newsletter form the local Police.
With warmer weather and longer days, we see a spike in the number complaints about off-road bikes. The best way to identify illegal riders, is by locating where vehicles are stored.
Do you know if there's an off-road bike stored near you?
Click here for the notice of the forthcoming APM to be held in the Village Hall.
The Annual Parish meeting for 2023 will be held in the Village Hall at 7.00pm on Tuesday 9th May. This is NOT a Parish Council meeting, but is a meeting that anyone in the Parish can attend to find out what has been happening in the village over the previous year, or indeed to raise issues of concern.
As there were fewer people standing for election to the Parish Council than there are places, the 2023 election was declared to be 'uncontested'. Please click on the link to see your Parish Council members for the next term of office. Further members to the Parish Council may be co-opted.
The Liaison Group of the Edgmond Parish Council and Harper Adams University met again on Tuesday 28th March to review a number of matters which had recently been raised by the community and to agree a process for resolving them.
The Liaison Group will meet after Easter to consider a proposal being put together by the University. The outcome of the discussions will be shared on the Parish Council website and circulated on community discussion boards.
Further issues can be raised through the Clerk of the Parish Council at firstname.lastname@example.org and will be added to the next agenda for consideration.
On Friday 24th March, a special meeting of the Edgmond Parish Council/Harper Adams University Liaison Group took place involving members of the local community, the Parish Council and the following representatives of the University: Ian Rowley (Chief Global Impact Officer), Jo Horsburgh (Chief Operating Officer), Catherine Baxter (University Secretary) and Richard Hooper (Future Farm Director). The meeting was convened to discuss a number of issues raised recently about rights of way and footpaths on University land.
Please click on this link to see a poster with information about your local Police.
Please note that elections will take place on 4th May for Parish and Borough Councillors.
Click here to see the full Notice.
Edgmond Wildlife Group has released an Events Programme that might be of interest to residents.
A group of final year students at HAU are asking local people to participate in research about the possibility of establishing a milk vending machine on the campus. If you are interested in getting involved please click on the link below:
The folk at BBC Radio Shropshire love to celebrate positive stories and the wonderful things that people do to make their community a better place to live. Following the success of the BBC Radio Shropshire Make A Difference Awards 2022, they’ve decided to do it all over again!
Do you have children aged 7-14? Maybe they would like to come along to Edgmond Village Hall on Thursday 2nd March to enjoy a FREE taster drama session organised by Newport Youth Theatre.
The session is kindly funded by Edgmond Parish Council - just turn up at 3.30 to take part! Click here for more information.
The Parish Council is pleased to note that the long-awaited timetable for this bus route has been published. The route is the 103 and will operate from the end of February 2023.
Thank you to everyone who has helped in many ways to raise the awareness of the necessity of this route.
Click here to see the timetable.
The recent road closure notice was for Manor Road NOT Marsh Road as I inadvertently indicated. No wonder someone told me it 'didn't make sense!'.
National Grid Electricity Distribution are planning to undertake supply alteration works on Manor Road. The work is set to commence on Monday 27th February 2023 and will last for a duration of 12 days with an end date of Friday 10th March 2023.
You may recall back in 2021 when a planning application for 7 houses on land adjacent to Egremont House was made by a company based in Coventry.
This application was refused by Telford & Wrekin Council. Montague Land Ltd are appealing this decision. The appeal will be heard on 22nd Feb 2023 at Meeting Point House starting at 10.00am.
A copy of the letter may be found here.
At the Full Council meeting held on 9th January the Chairman made a special presentation.
Mr & Mrs John and Marion Keeping received a crystal glass engraved plaque from the Parish Council for their years of devoted service to the Parish and its communities over the years.
The Chairman said “On behalf of the Parish Council and all residents over many years, thank you most sincerely for your tremendous efforts in support of Edgmond. We are very aware of the work you have undertaken, as volunteers, with the Edgmond Rural Community Initiative, The Parish Warden role, the School’s Walking Bus, Litter picking etc – the list is endless.”
On 4th May there will be local elections in Telford & Wrekin. There will be one election for a Ward Member for TWC and one election for Parish Councillors (for Edgmond). Elections will take place in Edgmond Village Hall from 7am until 10pm.
Police still have free SmartWater kits available for you and your family, ready to mark catalytic converters and personal property e.g. televisions, tools, jewellery, laptops, mobile phones etc.
If you would like a free kit, please send the following information:
Send your information and request to email@example.com
Rural crime is the name given to the crime that affects rural communities, usually one of four categories
This type of crime is an issue for large areas of the country, but is often under reported as it can be hard to know whether something is a crime and whether to contact the police or another charity or organisation. Rural crime can impact on insurance premiums, food prices and can damage local communities.
Back in 2022 Edgmond Wildlife Group responded to an invitation from T&W Council asking for ideas on how to improve our green spaces. The Group had several ideas, but the most relevant to Edgmond was to improve the biodiversity of the boundary hedgerow between the Playing Field/Play Area and the adjoining field. Over time this hedgerow had become gappy and depleted so members met with the Parish Council and T&W Council and agreed a plan to plant more shrubs.
2023 New Year Message
I would like to start the year with a message of thanks to all our residents for the views and support throughout the past year and ask that you continue to keep in touch with the Parish Council in the months to come.
Members of the Parish Council have appreciated your support on those very important matters, like the two proposed planning developments, and for expressing your views not only to us but to the local authority. Equally we are grateful for comments that we have received with regards to traffic in and around the village and a big thank you to those members of the public who have ‘stepped up’ and subsequently trained to become members of the Edgmond Community Speedwatch team.
Edgmond Parish Council is pleased to announce that a new cabinet has been installed for the defibrillator at Edgmond Village Hall and that the AED has now been re-positioned and is available for use, after calling 999.
May we take this opportunity to thank the Village Hall Management Committee for continuing to support the provision of this essential facility and to thank everyone concerned for keeping it up to date with new batteries and pads, as required.
Telford & Wrekin Council is currently undertaking a survey to find out what residents want/need in terms of housing as they get older. Whilst it is about provision of housing in older age, it can be completed by any age group – some people will be thinking about this sooner than others depending on their circumstances.
The Council want you to have your say on future housing provision across Telford and Wrekin.
Whether you want to stay in the same home or move to a more manageable home that suits you better, they would like to know your views…
Please spend a few minutes completing our short survey which closes on 23 December 2022.
At 3:15pm on Sunday 11th September 2022, the Chairman of Edgmond Parish Council, Councillor Allan Wilson, attended the Proclamation Ceremony at the Bandstand in Telford Town Centre, to inform the Nation of the demise of Queen Elizabeth II and the announcement of our new Sovereign King Charles III.
The Proclamation was read from a Scroll to those assembled by the High Sheriff of Shropshire, Selina Graham. She addressed the crowd, which comprised of the Member of Parliament, Telford & Wrekin Councillors and the Town Mayors from Wellington, Madeley, Oakengates, Great Dawley and Newport.
Representatives from local military establishments, church and interfaith groups and members of local Parish & Town Councils also attended with a substantial crowd of people which had gathered to witness this historic ceremony.
Once the Proclamation had been delivered, the High Sheriff handed additional scrolls to the Town Mayors & Parish Council Chairmen for further dissemination of the news of our new sovereign in their communities and then the ceremony concluded with a military escort from the grounds provided by a RAF platoon guard.
In view of this historic Proclamation ceremony, I believe that it is right and in a timely manner to publish this Proclamation for the people of Edgmond Parish.
God Save The King.
Councillor Allan Wilson
Edgmond Parish Council
Edgmond Parish Council has opened a Book of Condolence for HM Queen Elizabeth II
This is available inside St Peter’s Church, Edgmond.
Everyone is welcome to visit and invited to leave personal messages.
The church will be open from 8am until 5pm daily.
Buckingham Palace has announced that Her Majesty The Queen, Queen Elizabeth II, has sadly passed away this afternoon, on Thursday, 8th September 2022.
A statement said:
“It is with deep sadness that Buckingham Palace has announced the death of Her Majesty the Queen, Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty passed away peacefully this afternoon at Balmoral Castle”.
The Chairman of Edgmond Parish Council, Councillor Allan Wilson, has led the tributes as a period of National Mourning commences.
Councillor Wilson said ‘Our thoughts and prayers are with all Members of the Royal Family as this sad time’.
Further announcements will be made in due course.
Edgmond Parish Council has been contacted by Upper Langley Homes, regarding The Lion. By way of an update, the scaffolding will be removed in the next week and the external painting will follow.
Healthwatch are hearing mixed feedback about emergency care in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin
People who have needed emergency medical care have been telling Healthwatch Shropshire and Healthwatch Telford & Wrekin about their experiences of ringing for an ambulance and going into hospital. They have highlighted some great care but also some issues of a health system under pressure.
Lynn Cawley, Chief Officer of Healthwatch Shropshire, and Barry Parnaby, Chair of Healthwatch Telford & Wrekin, explained, “We would still like to hear from people, including professionals who have called an ambulance for someone in their care, for example in a care home or receiving care in their own home, so that everyones voice can help to inform the efforts being made to try and improve services.
There are vacancies on Edgmond Parish Council. Anyone wishing to be considered should send a personal statement (no more than one side of A4) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Friday, 8th July to be considered at the meeting on Monday, 11th July 2022.
If you would like further information, please call the clerk on 07813 788094.
The next Full Council meeting of Edgmond Parish Council is on Monday, 11th July in the Village Hall and starts at 7.15pm.
I am sure you already know, but we thought we would remind you that there is a public session at the start of the meeting where we invite local residents to come along and share your views and concerns with the Parish Councillors.
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.
Take a look on this website to see the latest information concerning The Lion planning applications:
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.