April - May 2018
Edition: No. 135
A newsletter for Atcham, Berrington,
Betton, Brompton, Cantlop, Cross Houses
and Eaton Mascott
Published by Berrington Parish Council on behalf of the parishes of Atcham & Berrington
PARISH COUNCIL INFORMATION
Berrington Parish Council
Berrington Parish Council meets at 7pm on the 1st Thursday of every month (except
August and sometimes December) at the Chapel Community Centre.
Berrington Parish Council consists of nine elected or co-opted Parish Councillors:
Claire Wild (Chair); Richard Purslow (Vice-Chair); Claire Bonsey; Eric Brayne; Julia Brayne; Steve
Hawksworth; James Healey; Sue Mason and Lezley Picton. More detailed information can be
found on our website www.berringtonpc.org.uk Why not come along to one of our meetings.
Guests are always welcome. If there is a local issue that concerns you then feel free to ask one of
the Councillors for help in representing you in this matter.
Berrington Parish Council Website www.berringtonparishcouncil.org.uk
Berrington Parish Clerk
Mrs Lorna Pardoe,
Home, Back Lane, Longnor, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 7PP
Tel: 01743 718695 email: email@example.com
Atcham Parish Council
Atcham Parish Council meet bi-monthly (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sep & Nov) on a Wednesday
evening at the Malthouse, Atcham at 7.30pm.
Atcham Parish Council consists of seven elected or co-opted Parish Councillors:
Colin Wildblood (Chairman), Colin Morris (Vice-Chairman), Jayne Caswell, Alastair Home-
Roberts, Laura Plumridge, Sue Shedden and Helen Trow.
Parish Councillors can be contacted as follows:
Jayne Caswell - firstname.lastname@example.org
Colin Morris - email@example.com
Helen Trow - firstname.lastname@example.org
Colin Wildblood - email@example.com
Alastair Home-Roberts - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Shedden - email@example.com
Laura Plumridge - firstname.lastname@example.org
Atcham Parish Council Website www.atchamparishcouncil.org.uk
Atcham Parish Clerk
Mrs Lorna Pardoe,
Home, Back Lane, Longnor, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 7PP
Tel: 01743 718695 email: email@example.com
News from your
436 BUS SERVICE THROUGH CROSS HOUSES
As many of you will remember the EasyBus service ceased just before Christmas. Shropshire Council
arranged with Arriva to cover the service whilst they put the service out for tender for a new, five
year contract starting on 3rd April 2018. I am sure that you will be pleased to know that Arriva have
been awarded the contract and so the service will continue in its current form. If you have any
concerns or questions regarding the service please do not hesitate to contact me.
There has been an increase in incidents of fly tipping across the Severn Valley area. If you spot any
fly tipping you can report it directly to Shropshire Council by telephoning 0345 678 9000 or by using
the “Report it” facility on Shropshire Council’s website or you can tweet @Shropcouncil alerting
them to the items and location. Please be as specific as possible regarding the location so that the
removal teams can locate it as quickly.
FLETCHER HOMES DEVELOPMENT (BERRINGTON MEADOWS)
Jonathan Westwood from Fletcher Homes is coming to give an update to the Parish Council at the
April meeting, Thursday 5th April at 7pm. Please come along and ask any questions you may have.
The first phase of the Berrington Meadows development is well underway and I am informed that
sales are very good.
Kind regards ,
Tel: 07582 002 100
COMMUNITY PROJECTS, CLUBS AND ASSOCIATIONS
If you are considering starting any clubs or associations in the area or have an idea for a project that
would benefit our community please get in touch with the Community Action Officer team who
would very much like to hear from you. Our Community Action Officer is Mathew Meade. Mathew
can be contacted on 07990 088095 or 01743 252534. Email: Mathew.firstname.lastname@example.org
COMMUNITY ACTION TEAM
Tel: 01743 253077 Email: email@example.com
POLICE CONTACT INFORMATION
Our Local Police Team is PC Dave Walton and CSOs Lyn Birch and Jacqui Baldwin Tel: 0300 333 3000
ext. 69008. There is also a team e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can always contact Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.
If Peter Piper can pick a peck
of pickled peppers,
then you can
pick up a poo.
DJ'S Building Services
. Extensions . Brickwork
. Plastering . Kitchen Fitting
. Carpentry . Bathroom Suites
. Electrical Professional & Reliable
For a FREE QUOTE CALL
Dave on 01743 709 362
07828 148 593
The Shropshire Council Community Enablement
officer for this area is Mathew Mead, who can
help residents follow up issues with Shropshire
Council; support community and volunteer groups
with funding applications or provide advice on
how to set up new community activities. Contact
phone 01743 252534
Chemical Application (lawns, drives etc)
Shed, Fence Maintenance
Tree, Shrub Planting
Please call me on
07891 376638 or 01743 718802
for a quote or further information
Specialist Bathroom Fitter
T 01743 761 050
M 07712 694 449
‘Reliable Window Cleaning
at an Affordable Price’
• Residential and commercial
• Windows, frames and sills
• Gutter, fascia and soffit cleaning
• Gutter clearing/emptying
• Conservatory and car port roof cleaning
We use our own purified water via a water fed,
high reaching pole to clean your windows, frames
and sills leaving them to dry smear and spot free.
Call today on 07752 385 333
Find us on Facebook
THE CHAPEL COMMUNITY CENTRE, CROSS HOUSES
Monday to Thursday
Members of the
Morning £35 £45
Afternoon £35 £45
Evening £35 £45
Friday to Sunday
Morning £35 £45
Afternoon £35 £45
Evening £50 £75
To make a booking
ROOM HIRE RATES
A refundable deposit
equal to the rate of hire
whichever is lower, is
to be paid at the time
If paying the deposit by
cheque, it must be
valid for at least one
month after the date
The deposit will be
returned to you
providing the room/
venue is left as per our
terms and conditions.
please call Sue Mason on 01743 761423 or 07964 120 998
SHROPSHIRE FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY
Tuesday 17th April 2018, 7.15pm
Tuesday 15th May 2018, 7.15pm
Dr. Kate Croft
1757 – 1843
Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Shrewsbury SY5 6JH
Why not visit our website www.sfhs.org.uk
The people that put your care ahead of everything else, always.
SLR Care is the company that
puts care ahead of everything
else. We are always looking for
new ways to help our clients. It
is this that sets us apart from
any other care company. We
constantly strive to make a
difference to everyone who
uses our services.
We are unique in that we constantly aim to
ensure 95% of all calls are made by the same
three carers, ensuring continuity and the
chance to build trust confidence and
We would love to talk to you about your
requirements and how we could deliver
them for you. Please feel free to call at
any time to chat through what we could
do for you.
We understand the difficulties
associated with maintaining
independence and ensuring your
safety and happiness.
We will do all we can to make sure
every day is a special day for you, even
if it is just to leave you smiling.
Tel: 01743 626116
BERRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL NEWS APRIL 2018
Berrington Parish Council met on Thursday 1 st March 2018 and on Thursday 1 st February
Berrington Parish Council welcomed a new member on to the Parish Council at the February
meeting. Mr James Healey is now a Parish Councillor. For full contact details of all parish
council members please visit the parish council website at
Highways matters were discussed and the crossroads at King Street are still awaiting proper
repair to allow water to drain away.
Three Planning applications were looked at over the two meetings and discussed. For full details
please look at the parish council website under the planning link to Shropshire Council.
Address: Proposed Poultry Unit at Bettonfield Farm, Betton Strange, Shrewsbury
Proposal; Erection of one Poultry unit (32,000 birds), associated feed bins, formation of a vehicular
access and associated works; awaiting decision
Address: Proposed dwelling Adj 14, Lower Cross Cross Houses. SY5 6JU
Proposal: Outline applications (all matters reserved) for erection of one dwelling
Top Cottage, Eaton Mascott, Shrewsbury SY5 6HF
Proposal: Erection of extensions and alterations to dwelling, erection of single garage and associated
Also discussed was a request to divert an existing footpath in Berrington.
The Cross Houses Youth Club is up and running and doing well with 24 members. They have
recently received some goodies from one of the local supermarkets which was well received.
The roof of the Community Centre in Cross Houses had a serious leak after the last fall of
snow before Christmas and has been patched up but members realise that it needs to be repaired
or possibly replaced to ensure that it lasts for many years. Quotes for this work are
The possibility of a cycle path between Cross Houses and Shrewsbury was discussed again
under parish matters, this is an on-going project.
For a full copy of the minutes please see the council website
Atcham & Cross Houses
Will be in
Every other Friday morning by the phone box
10.15am - 10.40am
First visit in April is
20th April & then the
4th & 18th May
Will be in
Every other Friday afternoon by “The Glebe”
2.30pm - 2.55pm
First visit in April is
20th April & then the
4th & 18th May
There have been some changes to the Mobile
Library stops and times. The frequency, day and
times for the Cross Houses stop is unchanged but
for Atcham the day and time has changed.
Our Mobile Library is part of Route 12 and if you
have any questions please contact
or telephone 01743 255024.
All Aspects of Plastering
Friendly, Professional Service
No Job too Small
For a free, no obligation quote contact:
Dom Wilding 07531 23 23 12 / email@example.com
Check out our 5* reviews and photos of recent projects at:
Much Wenlock & Cressage Medical Practice
EASTER BANK HOLIDAY PRACTICE CLOSURE DATES
MUCH WENLOCK AND CRESSAGE MEDICAL PRACTICE WILL BE CLOSED
FOR THE EASTER BANK HOLIDAYS ON:
30 March Good Friday
2 April Easter Monday
SHOULD YOU NEED URGENT HEALTH CARE DURING THIS TIME, PLEASE
CONTACT SHROPDOC ON: 0333 222 6655
The Practice will re-open at 8.30 am 3 April 2018
SAVE THE DATE: 17 APRIL 2018
The Much Wenlock and Cressage Medical Practice Patients’ Voice Annual General
Meeting will take place on Tuesday 17 April, 6pm at Much Wenlock Practice followed
by their quarterly meeting.
All patients of the Practice are welcome to attend the AGM.
Minor Illness Clinic
The Minor Illness Clinic is for patients aged 10 years and over. Nurse Sue Webber is the Practice
Minor Illness Nurse who has extensive experience in assessing and treating minor illnesses. Appointments
for the Minor Illness Clinics are held on a Tuesday and Thursday morning at the
If the Nurse considers you require a doctor’s opinion you will be referred directly to your GP.
If you have one of the following symptoms please ask for an appointment in the Minor Illness Clinic.
Coughs and colds Sore Throat Ear ache
Sore eyes Hayfever Insect bites and stings
Headaches Rashes Urine infections
Alternatively visit https://www.nhs.uk for further information and advice.
Prop. Brenda Graham
Heated Chalets with outside covered runs
overlooking fields . Personal attention at all
times. Inspection very welcome
2 days a week, 2 hours per
morning and holiday cover
Call Brenda on above number for more info
Period Houses in Miniature
Speciality Dolls Houses, furniture,
wallpaper, carpets, figures, lighting
Wood strips & mouldings, Styrene, fixings,
tools, scenics, scatters, paints and adhesives
Military Model kits and accessories
Tamiya, Airfix, Trumpeter, Masterbox, MiniArt
Hat Figures, Emhar and many more
14 Parade Shopping Centre
St Mary’s Place, Shrewsbury SY1 1DL
BE YOUR OWN BOSS!
Lifestyle changing opportunity for
Cross Houses SY5 6JH
Contact Vicky on:
Part time/full time, no start up fee.
For more information contact:
Daphne 07951 787873
Independent Distributor of Forever Living
Products: aloe vera drinking gels,
supplements, Skincare & personal care
Manor, Warwick CV34
6RB, members of the
Knit and natter nutter’s
We are a small group of very friendly ladies who meet once a month for a chat and to make items for charity
events which we run twice a year for local causes - everyone is welcome and you don't have to worry about
ability - we are all different and learn from each other whilst having a laugh.
WE NEED NEW MEMBERS TO HELP KEEP US GOING –
PLEASE COME AND JOIN US - for more information please
contact sue on 01743 761355 or
KNIT AND NATTER
Will be hosting a 'Nibble and
Natter' on Saturday 2nd June 2018,
11am - 3.30pm
at the Chapel Community Centre
Full Afternoon Tea to include sandwich
selection, cakes and scones with jam
and cream plus tea/coffee.
Ticket Price £5.00
All proceeds will go to the
British Heart Foundation.
COUND & DISTRICT
Meetings are held on the first Monday of each
month at Cound Guildhall 10am - 12 noon. £5 per
session, different crafts each meeting.
Everyone is most welcome - new ideas can be
incorporated and tried so please come along and
join us. Please contact Sue on 01743 761355 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org for more
Cross Houses Book Club
Do you enjoy reading and would like to discuss your
ideas and thoughts with like minded people - then
please come and join our small, free, friendly and
local book club.
December Meeting will be held on Thursday 14th
December. As from January meetings will be held on
the third Thursday of every month (except August) at
The Bell Inn at 7pm - please come along and join us.
Everyone is welcome, for more
information please call Sue on 01743
2018 Reading List
‘Old Filth’ – Jane Gardam
‘Shirley’ – Charlotte Bronte
‘Our Hidden Lives’ – Simon Garfield
‘The Seagull Hotel’ – Kristine Richards
‘Tuesday’s War’ – David Fiddimore
‘Song of the Nightingale’ - Virginia Poole
News from Christ Church C.E. Primary School
Learning, Listening, Living
Did you know that volunteering has been recommended by the NHS? Numerous scientific studies have shown
that people who volunteer are healthier and feel more positive about life than those who don’t volunteer.
The NHS estimates that an amazing 44% of you volunteer at least once a year for something outside of your
work, family or home. Thank you to all of you who are already volunteers!
As a school we welcome volunteers in a number of capacities:
Reading Support – we have valued volunteers who come into school for a
couple of hours each week and talk to children about books and hear them
read. The children love it.
Governors –the school’s ‘critical friend’ asking questions about the education
we provide for children and making sure that we use public funds wisely.
Open the Book team – coming into school every Monday to share a Bible story
with the children through drama and storytelling.
If you would like to volunteer there are opportunities, please be in touch. In
particular, our Governing Body has space for a co-opted member and we are
looking for someone with current or past experience in either education or
business. Other governors are very supportive and this could be a great way of
investing in our children and is looked on favourably by many employers. If you
want to find out about governors or other ways of volunteering do contact the
School Office. As with all work with children, a DBS check is required (criminal
records) and we provide training and support to help you enjoy the role.
For the summer term the whole school has an ‘Animals’ theme
and we are looking forward to a visit from ‘The Animal Man’ with
reptiles and insects, at the start of term and a visit to the Safari
Park, later in the summer.
Red Class: Year R and Year 1
Red Class are thinking about Jungle animals.
Green Class: Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4
Green Class are studying animals and plants in different habitats.
Yellow Class: Year 4, Year 5 and Y6
Yellow Class are thinking about life cycles. We are also working on a joint Primary Stars programme with
Shrewsbury Town Football Club for a day a week
Remember we are the catchment school for many villages: Cressage, Cross Houses, Harley, Cound,
Coundmoor and Sheinton but we also have children attending from further afield. We work closely with
Childrensworld UK who are onsite and offer an “Outstanding” (Ofsted) nursery and wrap-around childcare
for before/after school and the holidays. Ring the office for more details on 01952 510383.
Tracey Cansdale, Headteacher
BERRINGTON VILLAGE HALL
Incorporating Grindalls of Wem
covering Shropshire and Mid Wales
The only totally independent four generation
family funeral directors of Shrewsbury
PRE-PAID FUNERAL PLANS
PRIVATE CHAPELS OF REST
FLORIST AND MEMORIALS
The Village Hall in Berrington is
available for hire (at very
competitive rates). Prices available
on application. To make a booking
or an enquiry.
Please contact Penny Walker on
(day or night)
Visit our website at
the JUN / JUL
issue is Fri
THE PUMP - ADVERTISING
Advertising rates are:
Full Page: £25 per edition or £110 per annum
1/2 Page (Landscape): £12.50 per edition or £55 per annum
1/4 Page (Portrait): £10 per edition or £45 per annum
1/4 Page (Landscape): £10 per edition or £45 per annum
1/8 Page (Landscape): £7.50 per edition or £30 per annum
The Village Pump is a bi-monthly publication of 700 copies.
Advertisements need to be paid for in advance. If you would like to place
an advert in the Village Pump then please contact the Editor:
Lezley Picton, Newmans Hall, Eaton Mascott, Shrewsbury SY5 6HE
e: email@example.com t: 01743 761619
Cheques should be made payable to Berrington Parish Council and sent
to Berrington Parish Clerk, Home, Back Lane, Longnor, Nr Shrewsbury
Lezley Picton, Newmans Hall, Eaton Mascott, Shrewsbury, SY5 6HE
t: 01743 761619 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Village Pump
The Village Pump is delivered on a bi-monthly basis to houses throughout the Parishes of Berrington and
If you feel you could help your community by delivering the Pump in your area please contact Lezley
Picton on 01743 761619. The more volunteer deliverers we have the smaller the area to deliver. We
look forward to hearing from you.
Please note ACCEPTANCE OF ADVERTISEMENTS DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT. THE EDITORS
RESERVE THE RIGHT TO EDIT ARTICLES IF SPACE IS LIMITED.
THE BELL PUBLIC HOUSE CROSS HOUSES
PENSIONERS LUNCHEON CLUB
WEDNESDAYS 11th APRIL & 9th MAY
Please telephone 01743 761264 to book your place and
select your meal choice.
12 - 3pm MON - SAT
To book a table or for more
information please call 01743 761264
P PPP P P P P CHOOSE FROM P P P P P P P
P BAKED HAM, FREE RANGE EGG & CHIPS P
P BREADED SCAMPI, CHIPS & GARDEN PEAS P
P CHILLI CON CARNE WITH RICE OR CHIPS P
P CUMBERLAND SAUSAGE, FREE RANGE EGG,
CHIPS & PEAS P
P VEGETABLE CURRY WITH RICE OR CHIPS P
P CHICKEN & VEGETABLE CASSEROLE P
P PENNE CABONARA TOPPED WITH PARMESAN P
P FOLLOWED BY ANY SWEET FROM THE “TODAY” BOARD P
The Bell Inn, an 18th century traditional country Inn, 4 miles south of Shrewsbury
town centre on the A458 Bridgnorth road. Offering local, seasonal freshly prepared
food, Bed & Breakfast - all ensuite rooms & of course a very warm welcome.
APRIL / MAY DATES
11th & 25th April & 9th & 23rd May
@ Cross Houses
Our youth club caters for young people aged 9 - 13. Every other Wednesday evening, 6.30pm - 8.00pm at
the Chapel Community Centre, The Chestnuts, Cross Houses SY5 6JH. The Youth Club is open to young
people from all the surrounding parishes. The Youth Club is run by a fully trained Youth Worker from
Shropshire Youth Association along with (fully checked and trained) volunteers.
The cost per child, per week is £1. This money will go towards paying for the cost of trips that will be run
throughout the year. **Please note parent/guardian permission will be required.
VOLUNTEERS WANTED We really need more male volunteers, if you could spare your village’s
Youth Club some time we would really like to hear from you.
Donations of snacks, biscuits etc would be gratefully received.
For more information regarding the Youth Club please contact Richard Parkes on 01743 730005 or
by email email@example.com
EARLSDALE GARDEN SERVICES
Professional Reliable Local Service
Tree Work / Hedge Work
* Lopping * Pruning * Tall Trees Reduced / Felled * Hedges shaped and reduced
Fencing erected/repaired * Slabbing * Paving/Paths * Shed Bases * Patios *
Patio Cleaning * Gravelling * Turfing * Stone Walls * Garden Walls * Garden
Clearance / Make over * Registered Waste Carrier * Decking * Storm Damage
All Work Fully Insured
Shropshire, Mid Wales and surrounding areas covered
• Advertise in Yell / Thompson Local * References
For a free quotation Tel: 01743 792924
or 07702 373856 / 07772 294633
The Reverend Sarah Hare writes
I love this time of year when week by week, we see more flowers coming out on the sides of
the roads and in the hedgerows as we fully enter Spring, although you might be forgiven for
being unsure if we are in Spring yet with the ongoing threat of more snow! Following the last
lot of snow, as it was finally melting I saw different coloured crocus peeking out through the
blanket of snow – a sign of new life indeed. As I look around at the last of the snowdrops, the
crocus and the daffodils which are just coming out I am amazed again at the world and it’s
beauty and the cycle that it goes through.
I think the beauty and variety around us shows something of the extravagance of God and it is
something that I have been thinking about recently as I have been fortunate to receive the
extravagance of others through hospitality, through the time of individuals and through their
generosity in many different ways. We have a God who is always extravagant with us and as
we enter April this year, April 1 st is Easter Day, the day when we think about the ultimate new
life – the new life that we have received because of the life, the death and the resurrection of
In Holy Week as we lead up to the beginning of April, we will remember the incredible and
amazing fact that God sent his own son to earth for us because he loves us and wanted to
have an everlasting relationship with us. The life, the death and the resurrection of Jesus
shows God’s love and extravagance for each one of us. Billy Graham who died in February
this year and will be remembered for his preaching and rallies around the world said this:
“God proved his love on the cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying
to the world, ‘I love you.’ The story did not end here on the cross as on Easter Day we
remember that life overcame death when Jesus rose from the dead and met the disciples
time and time again to show them that he – Jesus had risen from the dead, he had the marks
of the nails, but he was there with them again. He ate with them, he talked to them and he
walked with them. Jesus had overcome death, he had beaten the darkness and made a new
relationship with God for us that we could live with him forever.
Whatever is happening in your life today, I pray that you will know the beauty and the joy and
the wonder of that first Easter morning, of the hope that Easter brings to us and may you
know the blessings and the extravagance of God who loves you, with you this Eastertime and
Team Vicar in Wenlock Team of Parishes, Contact Details: 3 Grenville Drive, Much Wenlock,
Shropshire, TF13 6HB Tel - 01952 728045 E-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org
CHURCH SERVICES IN THE
PARISH OF BERRINGTON WITH
COME AND JOIN
at Christ Church C of E
Primary School, Cressage.
Sunday 15 th April 2018 at 4pm
Join us for fun, food, Bible story and
Sunday 1st April, 9.30am
Sunday 1st April, 11am
Sunday 6th May, 9.45am
Sunday 3th May, 11am
Sunday 3rd June, 9.45am
Messy Church is an All-Age event where
anybody is welcome to attend.
However, children must be accompanied by a
responsible adult at all times.
For further information, please contact Revd
Sarah Hare (Team Vicar in The Wenlock Team
of Parishes) on 01952 728045 or
APRIL - Janet Rowney &
MAY - Barbara Maund &
Berrington Church Lottery Winners
1st £15, 2nd Prize £10, 3rd Prize £5
1st J Law, 2nd G Taylor, 3rd B Beer
1st D & B Thompson, 2nd B Roscoe, 3rd
Wk 2 , 3 & 4
Wk 1 & 2 Wk 3 & 4
Despite a very cold evening the AGM in January was well supported. Sally Lucas-Garner, Chair, welcomed
everyone and gave details of the Club’s progress and growth during 2017. Jan Halmshaw Secretary, gave a
brief resume of visiting speakers and visits CGC had made to other gardens and places of interest during the
past year. Two members, Edie Alvis and Marjorie Vickers, who had served on the committee since CGC’s
founding 12 years previous, tendered their resignation. They were thanked for their years of faithful service
and presented with a gardening gift voucher, an Orchid and card of thanks. The remaining Committee
members were re-elected.
Mark Hall from Harper Adams, the award winning vegetable grower, is due to make a welcome return to
CGC during mid-February. Due to publishing dates there will be a full report on Mark’s visit next month.
Forthcoming Speakers and Events:
15 March…..Nick Swankie Head Gardener at Benthall Hall (NT property) nr Broseley
19 April………Jack Wilgoss making a return visit speaking on a ‘Late Summer Love Affair’
17 May………Planned visit to Ruthall Manor, Ditton Priors
21 June………Jenny Steele from Craven Arms ‘Bees, Butterflies and other pollinators’
New members welcome. Contact Jan on 01952 510594 for further information. Meetings 3 rd Thursday of
every month in Cressage Village Hall at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated.
Missed Rubbish or
If your recycling, rubbish or garden waste is not collected as expected you must report your
missed collection to Shropshire Council within two working days by calling 0345 678 9007.
Before you report a missed collection please wait until 5pm (because the collection crews
may still be out working). Also check:
• that your containers were out on the right day.
• that your containers were out by 7am
• that your containers were out in the correct place
• that your lid was closed and no extra waste was next to your bin
• that the correct waste was in the containers
Shropshire Council will investigate the incident and if your collection has genuinely been
missed they will come back and collect it within two working days.
TWO LOAD SIZES AVAILABLE
*NO DELIVERY CHARGE*
Lengths cut to suit your needs
m: 07860 419025
t: 01694 731621 (after 7pm)
ACTON SCOTT HISTORIC WORKING FARM
RECYCLING AND RUBBISH
Battlefield Household Recycling Centre
Vanguard Way, Battlefield Enterprise Park, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 3TG
9am to 5pm Mon to Sunday
Open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day
Household Recycling Centres (HRCs)
If you have any items that are too big for the kerbside collection service, you can drop them off at your local
HRC. We recycle over 30 different types of materials – everything from kettles and toasters, to car batteries,
paint and cooking oil! Don’t forget, if you’re in a van – you may need a permit.
Another way to recycle large, bulky items is to donate them to a local re-use shop or scheme. Or if you’d like
us to pick it up, you can pay to use our bulky waste collection service. Simply call: 0345 678 9007
Mixed recycling boxes
✓ Food tins
✓ Sweet tins
✓ Bottle tops
✓ Metal tops
✓ Plastic packaging
✓ Glass bottles and jars
Your blue bag for recycling
✓ Ready meal boxes
✓ Egg boxes
✓ Cardboard packaging
✓ Cereal packets
Garden and food waste
✓ Grass cuttings, leaves
✓ Tree, shrub and any rose prunings
✓ A small amount of shredded
Your kitchen caddy
✓ Fruit and veg peel ✓ Coffee grounds and tea bags
✓ Meat, fish and cheese
Please place in a clear, plastic bag and put out on recycling day.
For anything that can’t be recycled, you can still use your general waste bin. We send this waste to an Energy Recovery
Facility where it is used to generate electricity.
So before you bin it, ask yourself, can it be recycled?
Remember, we don’t collect waste from the side of your bin. Make sure everything fits inside and the lid is closed.
CHURCH SERVICES and NEWS from ST.EATA'S, ATCHAM
There will be a Service with Holy Communion every Sunday
Easter Day Sunday 1st April - Service of Holy Communion at
Longnor Hall open afternoon - Sunday 20th May from 2pm.
The proceeds from the Tea Room are kindly donated to
The cakes are legendary so please call in for tea/coffee, chat and much more.
Ducks will be on sale in advance of the Duck Race at the Church Fete on Sunday 1st July.
Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held at The Mytton & Mermaid Hotel on Monday 30th April
at 7.30pm. when all aspects of Church life will be discussed - all welcome.
Food Bank - a box is provided in Church on the last Sunday of each month. All donations very
Church Car Park and Drive - This was in very poor condition during the winter. During the week-end
of 9th/10th March a team of volunteers laid a new surface of gravel. Many thanks to all the folk
who helped including volunteers from Attingham Park. This is a big improvement which will be
appreciated by all.
Whist Drive Saturday 7th April - in The Malthouse at 7pm. in aid of Church funds. For more
information please call Tricia on 761006. Cost £4.
Dog fouling in the Churchyard has become a major problem. Dog mess is dangerous as it contains a
parasite which if picked up by humans especially children can cause major health problems including
Death of Ken Barrett - Ken's funeral took place at St.Eata's on Wednesday 14th March. Ken was
born in London, a child during the Blitz, worked in Fleet Street and moved to Shropshire in 1987. He
and his wife Mary were members of the congregation for many years.. Rest eternal grant unto him,
O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him. Our deepest sympathy to Mary, daughter Teresa and
all the family.
The Malthouse, Atcham, Shrewsbury, SY5 6QE
Wednesday 18th April, 7.30pm
ANDREW LLOYD (Stourbridge)
Wednesday 16th May, 7.30pm
LORRAINE SIMCOX (Leek, Staffs)
“All Kinds of Everything”
New Members and Guests very welcome. For further information please contact Mrs Lewis on 01743 860342
ATCHAM PARISH COUNCIL NEWS – MARCH 2018
Welcome to the Spring edition of Atcham Parish Council’s newsletter. The council held both the
Annual Parish Meeting and its regular council meeting in March. These meetings were also the last
for the clerk, Rebecca Turner who is sadly leaving to take up a role at another parish council. The
council welcomed Lorna Pardoe as the new clerk and she will take up post on 1 st April 2018. Lorna
is also clerk at Berrington and Uffington.
The council agreed comments on the following applications:
17/05812/FUL - Proposed Car Dealership And Premises South Of, Thieves Lane,
Shrewsbury, Shropshire - Erection of new car dealership building comprising car showroom
and servicing workshop and valeting facilities, plus standalone vehicle repair and prep
building, and drive-through car wash, together with staff, customer and storage parking and
external used car display area
Comments: It was resolved to object due to concern re highways – adequacy of the access
for car transporters and concern re traffic using the bypass rather than Emstrey. Access to
the dealership for customers being too close to Emstrey.
17/06157/FUL - Proposed Commercial Development Land To The South Of, Thieves Lane,
Shrewsbury, Shropshire - Hybrid application (part full, part outline) - Full - erection of a petrol
filling station (Sui Generis) and drive through cafe (Use Class A3/A5) together with the
creation of a new access, parking, landscaping and various other infrastructure works.
Outline - provision of a new office park (Use Class B1) to include access (some matters
Comments: It was resolved to object due to intensification of highways use and lack of need
for a further petrol station/coffee outlet. Lack of need for the offices as there are already
vacant premises in the area.
18/00293/FUL - Chilton Cottage, Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 6QP - Erection of
two storey extensions and detached garage
Comments: It was resolved to object to the boundary wall due to height and impact on
18/00111/FUL - Erection of one poultry unit (32,000 birds), associated feed bins, formation of
a vehicular access
Comments: It was resolved to support the application as diversification of farm use and the
fact it is not intensive.
HIGHWAYS & ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
POLICE REPORT – NOVEMBER TO FEBRUARY
Assault: 0 Theft: 0 Burglary Other: 0
Vehicle Crime: 1 Criminal Damage: 0 Burglary Dwelling: 0
Other: 1 Road Traffic Incident: 9 Road Collision: 8
ASB Personal: 0 ASB Environmental: 0 ASB Nuisance: 1
OTHER PARISH MATTERS
Grange Farm contractors speeding – request for signage erected on entry and exit from the farm
to remind drivers to calm speeds
Cllr. Home-Roberts has spoken to the contractors about speeding before – will do so again and
will try to organise signage.
Grange Farm contractors (gardening contractors) fires
The farm has got a waste exemption for burning green waste and wood. The contractor has
been asked not burn fires unless supervised.
Malthouse Lane-deposits of mud and dirt from farm vehicles & request for dedicated road
sweeper where needed
Cllr. Home-Roberts said contractors try to use alternative access via fields when weather makes
it possible to. The council will write to Longnor estates to arrange a meeting with the managing
St. Eata’s Lane fence
The condition of the fence was raised. The developer is no longer in business so it was
suggested the residents need to organise repairs.
Malthouse Lane and roads and pavements into Mytton and Mermaid - poor state of repair
pooling of rain
Cllr. Wild reported that this is in the works programme but timescale is not known. These matters
will be reported to highways and raised with owner of Mytton and Mermaid.
Atcham bridge surface and condition of posts entering the bridge
To be raised with English Heritage.
Signs have gone up in an effort to deter this
Concerns re speeding – raised option of CSW.
Residents are asking for speed limit review. The parish can wite to the police to review this if a
formal request is made by the community. We are still looking for volunteers for Community
Speedwatch – please contact the Clerk if you may be interested.
A parishioner from Cross Houses asked if the Parish Council would consider doing a
Neighbourhood Plan jointly with them to ask more CIL funding. This is a complex and costly
project and would require formal consideration by the Parish Council.
The meeting dates for forthcoming council year as follows: 9 th
Malthouse and start at 7.30pm.
May. All meetings are at The
Thanks to some intrepid local residents
there is now a Facebook page for the Cross
Houses Community. It’s a great way of
sharing information, asking questions,
keeping up with events, lost and found and
generally keeping in touch with what’s
going on in the village. Search for CROSS
HOUSES COMMUNITY and ask to join.
If you think the Village Pump is only a
magazine that circulates to 700+ readers
over two parishes, think again…..
This magazine also appears online at
Buy local, use
Wilfred Owen 100:
Great Shropshire war poet
The 4th November
2018 marks the
centenary of the day
that the Shropshire
poet and soldier fell in
battle at the tender age
of 25, just seven days
before the Armistice
brought the conflict to
The centenary is being marked in his home
county of Shropshire by a series of events over
the last 100 days from 4 August to 4 November.
With a focus on Shrewsbury and Oswestry,
Shropshire’s Wilfred Owen 100 will remember
him with poetry readings, music, talks, new
installations, themed guided walks and much
Events will reflect on the emotion, exhibitions,
installations and projects from the 2014 – 2018
commemorative period and celebrate one of
Shropshire’s most renowned sons. A number of
these events are being supported by the
Heritage Lottery Fund.
The project will also harness archives, artefacts
and memories held out in the community by
organisations and individuals, and secure their
preservation and accessibility for the future. The
ambitious aim of this partnership project is to
involve every community in this large county
and to reach audiences of all ages.
A free programme of all the cultural arts
activities and events across the county will be
published in May 2018.
HELP TO HEAT GRANTS
OIL,BOTTLED GAS AND ELECTRIC
heated properties receive high funding rates for heating and insulation upgrades
If you are on a low income with limited savings and either
high costs or a vulnerability to the cold, you could qualify
for Help to Heat funding.
In many cases we are able to
access full funding for one off gas
boiler replacements or storage
heater upgrades - with no need to
be in receipt of benefits.
We can also assess your eligibility
for grants towards fuel costs and
give energy saving advice.
Many of our initial calls are made on behalf of neighbours, family and/or
friends - so if you think you know of someone in need of support we’d be
happy to receive your call.
0800 112 3743
Keep Shropshire Warm is a partnership between Shropshire Council and the Marches
Energy Agency, a registered charity specialising in energy advice. Visit www.mea.org.uk
SUDOKU X (Hard)
9 1 2
4 2 5
1 6 2
6 1 4
3 1 8
1 7 2 3
2 8 7 4
1 3 5
2 1 4 6
5 6 4 1 7
6 8 9 1
5 4 7
Fill in all the squares in the grid so that each row, column and
each of the 3 x 3 squares contains all the digits from 1-9.
Complete the grid so that every row, column, diagonal and 3x3
box contains every digit from 1 - 9 inclusive.
Why not try?
For a good selection of
*Quality bedding plants* *Pot Plants*
Weekdays 9am - 6pm
Sundays 10am - 5pm
Cross Houses 761212
Netley Boarding Kennels
New fully heated and insulated kennels now open
Full inspection and bookings
Phone Den or Barb on 01743 718264 / 07803 240207
Collection and delivery service available
Enquire for discounts
Monday to Friday 9am-10am and 4pm-5pm
Sat & Sun 9am-10am only
Please call now to
• Windows Cleaned
• Gutters Emptied and Cleaned
• Fascia Cleaning
• Lawns Mowed
• General Maintenance and Repairs
book in or for a free quote.
Handyman Home Services
t: 07800 537789 (Condover) e: email@example.com
Attention All Dog
Window Cleaning Rates from:
Small House / Bungalow £7.50
Medium House/Bungalow £10.00
Large House / Bungalow £12.50
Please clean up after your dog,
particularly around the Atcham
Bridge area, on the playing
field in Cross Houses and
around the play areas in The
Chestnuts where children may pick up
harmful bacteria! Place the dog waste in the
bin provided. Thank you.
Local, reliable grass cutting service
No job to big
No job to small
From one off cuts
To a regular service
For a free quote call
07837293778 or 01743 761821
* Lawn mowing
* Hedge cutting
* Brushcutting / strimming
Tel: 01743 761418
C. S. Gardiner
Crown Podiatry Ltd
NEW chiropody/podiatry service now open in CRESSAGE
Modern, newly furbished clinic providing full range of services including:
• nail cutting/nail deformities
• corns/callus and verruca’s
• ingrowing toenails
• biomechanical assessments
• customised insoles
• neurovascular assessments
• diabetic foot care
Fully qualified (3 years training) & fully insured
HCPC Registration No: CH33162 (health insurance claims)
Member of The Society Of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
Mr Pius Karena (BSc MChS)
Tel: 01952 510865 Mobile 07790038367
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.crownpodiatry.co.uk
COST OF FOOD ROCKETING?
Ever thought of
Growing Your Own?
You could be growing your own fruit and
vegetables at a fraction of the cost in the shops.
Interested in having your own allotment?
Even if you are a beginner, there are plenty of
other allotment holders willing to give advice.
To book your plot at the Cross Houses Allotment
Moffett on 01743
Clean Chimneys are
Brush and Vacuum – Leakage testing –
Nests removed –Cowls, Bird Guards and
caps supplied and fitted. Open fire, multi
fuel stoves, Aga, domestic and commercial.
Fully Insured with NFU, Certificates given.
For a Fast, Friendly and Clean Service or
just help and advice.
Call: 01939 768319
OR 01743 768319
24 The Wheatlands, Baschurch,
Unit 85, Condover Industrial Estate, Condover, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY5 7NH
• Dog / Cat Food
• Animal Health (inc. Wormers, Flea
• Calor Gas Cylinders
• Fencing Materials
• Equine Supplies - Feed, Bedding,
• Garden Machinery Service & Repair
• And much, much, more
FREE LOCAL DELIVERY SERVICE
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
TEL: 01743 718955 FAX: 01743 718966 EMAIL: email@example.com
Mon - Fri 8am - 5.30pm Sat 8am - 12 Noon
Top Tips courtesy of Tim Robinson, Manager of Love Plants
Camellias provide a splash of colour when little else is blooming during the winter and spring. They
are easy to grow and popular for their bold evergreen foliage and abundance of showy, white, pink,
red, or yellow flowers. An elegant shrub for a border or woodland garden and make excellent
specimen plants both outdoors in open ground or in containers.
Camellias are woodland plants that grow best in light, partial or dappled shade, in a site sheltered
from cold, dry winds and avoiding early morning sun, as buds and flowers may be damaged by cold
winds and late frosts. They prefer free-draining conditions with plenty of organic matter such as leaf
mould, incorporated into the soil. Camellias must have plenty of water during their growing season,
between April and October; the critical period for watering is when the flower buds are forming,
from midsummer to early autumn.
Camellias are best pruned in spring immediately after flowering if needed. They will tolerate hard
pruning but generally only need to be lightly trimmed or have any branches that spoil the
appearance of the plant removed and pruned back to an outward facing leaf node.
Camellias are evergreen shrubs their leaves are replaced every few years; each year a proportion of
the foliage (mainly older leaves near the base and within the plant) are shed, usually in spring and
summer. This is normal and not a cause for concern.
The ideal time to plant Camellias is autumn to late spring. When planting in a border they prefer
moist but well drained, humus-rich, acidic soil; with a pH of 5.5 – 6.5. If the level is higher or lower
than this, they are unable to absorb the necessary minerals for healthy growth. They do not like to
be planted too deep; the top of the root ball should be level with the firmed soil.
An acidic fertiliser, sulphate of ammonia or sulphate of potash can be added to the soil when back
filling the hole. If you prefer to use organic fertilisers: blood, fish and bone or seaweed products can
be used instead.
Once planted it is a good idea to add a mulch of leaf mould or shredded bark, 5-7cm (2-3in) deep to
hold in the moisture and keep the roots cool.
Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser in mid-spring and again if necessary in the early summer but do not
overfeed, feeding after July can also cause bud drop.
Camellias are easy to grow in containers of ericaceous (acidic) potting compost. Add ericaceous,
slow-release fertiliser pellets to the potting compost when planting up the container.
Rainwater is ideal for watering Camellias; tap water in hard water districts often contains too much
calcium; although it can be used satisfactorily for a month or two in the summer.
Top five Camellias: -
Camellia ‘April Kiss’ – is a cold hardy hybrid with compact, moderate growth. Abundant, formal
double flowers are red-pink, bloom from late winter to early spring. Maximum height 3–4m (9-12’) x
spread 1.2-1.5m (4-5’).
Camellia japonica ‘Brushfield’s Yellow’ – have anemone form, double flowers which are creamy white
with a light-yellow centre during January to April. It is an upright evergreen shrub the one pictured
is grown as a standard which will grow up to 2m. Prune immediately after flowering and keep
watered in the summer to ensure plenty of flowers for the following year.
Camellia x williamsii ‘Debbie’ – produces magnificent large blooms from February to April. The
williamsii varieties shed their flowers as they fade and have smaller leaves so are generally better
able to cope with more exposed positions. These hybrids also flower early and over a long period
even in areas with low light intensity such as the north of Britain. Maximum height 1.8m (6’) spread
Camellia ‘Lady Vansittart’ – produces unusual white striped and spotted rose pink, semi-double
flowers with wavy petals from February and continuing until April. Maximum height 1.2 – 1.5m (4-
Camellia ‘Desire’ – has a vigorous, upright habit and formal double flowers up to 10cm across which
are white to pale pink with a deeper pink edge. Maximum height 2.5-4m (8’-13’) x spread 1.5-2.5m
Tim Robinson, Manager – Love Plants
If you have any top-tips be it gardening, cleaning etc. or have an article that you think the residents of Atcham and
Berrington Parishes would find interesting please get in touch with the Village Pump Editor as we are keen to ensure
that The Pump is an interesting read and not just information and adverts. We look forward to hearing from you.
PAUL CASWELL CARS
Supplying quality used cars since 1985
We have a great range of low mileage used cars available.
We also service and repair most makes and models of cars and have the latest diagnostic equipment for
engine fault codes and warning lights including ABS, Airbags, Power steering etc.
We also carry out Air Con re gassing and servicing.
www.paulcaswellcars.co.uk 01743 761226 Find us on
Support your local shop, try…….
Convenience Store Off Licence Post Office
Post Office Opening Hours:
Open Daily 7am—9pm
TEL: 01743 761577
FAX: 01743 761663
USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Cressage Surgery 01952 511166
Samaritans 01743 369696
Crime Stoppers 0800 555 111
Furniture Scheme 01743 246668
Shrewsbury Police Station 0300 333 000
Bromford Housing Association 0330 1234 034
Severnside Housing 01743 285000
01743 360945 (emergencies)
Councillor Claire Wild (New Number) 07582 002 100
UK National Drugs Helpline 0800 77 66 00
Citizens Advice Bureau (Shrewsbury) 0344 499 1100
Age Concern 01743 233123
Gas Emergency Services 0800 111 999
Cruse Bereavement Care Helpline 0808 808 1677
Berrington Parish Council Clerk 01743 718695
Atcham Parish Council Clerk 01743 741611
National Rail Enquiries 03457 48 49 50
Shrewsbury Dial-a-Ride 01743 45350
NHS Direct (Emergency Medical Advice) 111
NHS Direct Text Phone (for deaf/hard of hearing) 18001 111
Shropdoc 0333 222 66 55
Severn Trent (Water Problems) 03457 500 500
Shropshire Home Point 0300 303 8595
Chapel Community Centre (Bookings) 01743 761423 / 07964 120 998
Village Pump Editor, Lezley Picton 01743 761619
Shropshire Council 0345 678 9000
Bins & Recycling (Missed Collections) 0345 678 9007.
Royal Shrewsbury Hospital 01743 261000
Princess Royal Hospital, Telford 01952 641222
MANWEB Emergency 0845 272 7999
RSPCA (cruelty hotline) 0300 1234 999
Floodline 0345 988 1188
Dog Fouling (Reporting) - Longden Road Depot 0345 678 9006
Published by Berrington Parish Council, Shropshire. Printed by SJF Design & Print Ltd, Unit 7, Leaton Forest Offices, Leaton Knolls, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 3HX