Edgmond Parish Council 

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Latest Local News

01-10-2017 at 2:50 PM

Shrewsbury Road - Appeal Hearing

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

01-10-2017 at 9:57 AM

Prize Draw on 19th October

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.  

30-09-2017 at 4:26 PM

Farewell to Edward and Jane Ward

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'!

30-09-2017 at 3:36 PM

Chetwynd Road Closure

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.

A three-way traffic light control will be set up at the junction - see here for more information. A diversion along the old A41 will be in force (see here for more information). 

15-09-2017 at 10:48 AM

Edgmond Neighbourhood Plan - update

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. 

13-09-2017 at 6:04 PM

Tree Planting Dates for Autumn 2017

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. 

13-09-2017 at 5:51 PM

Reminder - Parish Council Vacancies

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.


07-09-2017 at 10:05 AM

How you can Report Speeding Vehicles through Edgmond and Edmond Marsh

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.

05-09-2017 at 8:08 PM

TWC/2015/0454 - Appeal Withdrawn

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.

21-08-2017 at 4:08 PM

Hearing Date Confirmed for TWC/2016/0603

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. 

10-08-2017 at 10:59 AM

Update on Important Planning Applications

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.

20-07-2017 at 3:36 PM

The Neighbourhood Plan nears Completion

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

28-06-2017 at 1:02 PM

Council for the Protection of Rural England to visit Harper Adams University

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.

15-06-2017 at 12:16 PM

Longwithy Lane Road Closure

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.

10-06-2017 at 5:59 PM

Full Parish Council Meeting - this Monday

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.


03-06-2017 at 5:34 PM

Appeal against Planning Decision Lodged

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. 

24-05-2017 at 9:51 AM

Parish Council Vacancy

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.

19-05-2017 at 10:37 AM

Criminal Damage to Fencing

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. 

11-05-2017 at 5:48 PM

Stay in the Loop

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.

28-03-2017 at 10:06 AM

Bridleway to Tibberton Cleared

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.

Bridleway 6A looking north   

12-03-2017 at 3:32 PM

Theft and attempted Theft

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.

04-04-2017 at 11:52 AM

Annual Parish Meeting

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.


bulb planted bank by the car park

28-02-2017 at 5:06 PM

Vacancy on the Parish Council

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.

03-03-2017 at 10:23 AM

Local Path now clear

Many thanks go to local volunteers - especially Bill and Edric for helping to clear Restricted Byway 18.

Clearing RB18

12-02-2017 at 4:15 PM

More trees planted in Edgmond

In late January the Edgmond Tree Project Group, aided by volunteers and local students, planted a further 30 or so trees at Caynton.

Tree planting in January

08-02-2017 at 6:08 PM

New gates on local footpath improve access

Recent work to improve access along one of our local footpaths will benefit everyone.

new kissing gate on FP13

15-01-2017 at 12:37 PM

Edgmond Draft Neighbourhood Plan submitted to T&W Council

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.

17-12-2016 at 4:45 PM

More Trees Planted in Edgmond Parish

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.

Young trees in the holding trench 

17-12-2016 at 4:15 PM

Bulb Planting for a Spring display

In November members of the Parish Council were helped by TWS to plant 7000 bulbs in two village locations.


28-11-2016 at 5:23 PM

The Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire

Time is running out to return your questionnaire.

31-10-2016 at 5:43 PM

Planning Application 0603 - update

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.

More information here.

02-08-2016 at 5:35 PM

Planning Application TWC/2016/0603

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.

25-09-2016 at 8:31 PM

Neighbourhood Plan - September Drop-in sessions

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.


28-08-2016 at 5:27 PM

Planning Application TWC/2015/0454

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.


16-08-2016 at 11:24 AM

Dog Fouling - We're Watching You - update

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.

Other News

28-06-2017 at 12:36 PM

Walking Festival in Wellington

The Wellington Walkers are Welcome Walking Festival runs from 11th - 17th September. There is a full programme of events. For more information visit their website here.

17-05-2017 at 11:39 AM

Ransomeware Cyber Attack

This information has been sent on behalf of Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau)

Following the Ransomware cyber attack on Friday 12 May which affected the NHS and is believed to have affected other organisations globally, the City of London Police National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has issued an alert urging both individuals and businesses to follow protection advice immediately and in the coming days.

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.



14-02-2017 at 5:59 PM

Newport Male Voice Choir Welsh Night - An evening of song with a Welsh Flavour

Newport Male Voice Choir will be holding its traditional annual celebration of St David’s Day on Friday 3rd March at the Cosy Hall, Newport. The programme will include classic Welsh songs and hymns together with popular newer pieces. 

17-12-2016 at 4:33 PM

Latest news regarding scams and Lloyds customers

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.

14-11-2016 at 8:55 AM

More Online Scams

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.

27-09-2016 at 12:21 PM

Hortonwood Recycling Centre is now open

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.


30-08-2016 at 11:26 AM

World Heritage River Festival

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

30-08-2016 at 11:21 AM

Book Sale at Wellington Library

Grab yourself a bargain! A wide range of second-hand books available for sale including picture books, fiction and non-fiction. All the proceeds will be used to purchase new library books.

Wellington Library Saturday 3 September 10am – 1pm

11-08-2016 at 11:44 AM

Beware of Scams

Following recent sightings concerning suspicious vehicles in the Worcestershire area a potential scam has come to notice that everyone should be aware of. Persons purporting to carry out garden or driveway repair will approach home owners and discuss carrying out repairs to their property. The workmen when discussing payment insist that any monies would be paid into a bank account but not in cash.



Next Events

Edgmond Annual Parish Meeting

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.

Village Hall

11-04-2017 at 7:00 PM until 11-04-2017

7.00pm -

We look forward to welcoming you to this event. Come along and let US know what YOU think about living in Edgmond.

Full Council

Edgmond Village Hall

11-09-2017 at 7:00 PM until 11-09-2017

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