Berrington Village Pump Edition 141 Apr - May 2019

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Village Pump

April - May 2019

Edition: No. 141

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; Geoff

Jones; Sue Mason; Lezley Picton and Sue Shedden. 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: berringtonpc@gmail.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 Rob Trow. Parish Councillors can be contacted as follows:

Jayne Caswell - jmjcaswell@gmail.com

Colin Morris - colinmorris113@googlemail.com

Colin Wildblood - c.j.wildblood@btinternet.com

Alastair Home-Roberts - home.farming@btconnect.com

Sue Shedden - sueshedden52@gmail.com

Laura Plumridge - lauraplumridge@hotmail.co.uk

Atcham Parish Council Website www.atchamparishcouncil.org.uk

IMPORTANT

Atcham Parish Clerk

Mrs Lorna Pardoe,

Home, Back Lane, Longnor, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 7PP

Tel: 01743 718695 email: atchampc@gmail.com

Deadline for the JUNE/JULY issue is

Fri 17th May 2019

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News from your Shropshire Councillor

Claire Wild

Berrington Parish Community Led Plan (CLP)

The CLP Committee is now up and running and the first meeting was held

on the 18th March. Pleased to report that we have had a good number

of volunteers come forward from all areas of our Parish. The Committee

is being chaired by Henry Carpenter and Henry will update on progress to

date in the next edition of The Pump.

Dog Fouling

Dog fouling has dominated discussions at the Parish Council once again. I know that the vast

majority of dog owners who live in our Parish are responsible and pick after their dogs and

are heartily fed up of people having a moan about dog owners in general. It is not dog owners

in general, it is a few, thoughtless individuals who are spoiling our village green amenity

spaces for others. The level of dog fouling on the Playing Field, in particular, is now so bad

that even our grounds maintenance contractor is unhappy about cutting the grass and the

National Trust, who are the Landowners, will no longer be sending any of their staff to the

Playing Fields due to the Health & Safety risks.

The Playing Field is covered by a Public Space Protection Order, this means that the

Shropshire Council Dog Warden or the police can issue fixed penalty notices to anyone

allowing their dogs to foul the area. The Public Space Protection Order states that Dogs must

be under control. This does not mean that dogs have to be on a lead but they do need to be

under control. The Dog Warden will be carrying out spot checks at the Playing Field and other

areas in villages to try identify the individual (s) concerned and issue fixed penalty notices and

prosecute if necessary.

I am sorry to have to go on about this but it is the single biggest complaint we receive. The

real sadness is that our Youth Club is going from strength to strength but there is no way they

can use the Playfields in their current state.

Best wishes and kind regards,

Claire

t:: 01743 255 884

m: 07582 002 100 E-mail: claire.wild@shropshire.gov.uk

POLICE CONTACT INFORMATION

Our Local Police Team: Tel: 0300 333 3000 ext. 69008. There is also a team e-mail address:

shrewsburyre.snt@westmercia.pnn.police.uk

Website: www.westmerciapolice.uk Facebook/Twitter @ShrewsburyCops

You can always contact Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.

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Installation of new roundabout, Cross Houses

The Fletcher plans for the new roundabout in Cross Houses have now been approved by

Shropshire Council. The legal agreements are in the process of being signed, once this is

completed Fletcher’s can request a work permit from Shropshire Council to carry out the

work.

The planning conditions state that the roundabout has to be completed prior to the first

occupation of the 2nd phase of development.

There is no doubt that the work to install the new roundabout will be disruptive to local

residents and traffic however once the new roundabout is complete we will see the benefits.

There are four drawings of the scheme, one of which is reproduced below. We will ensure

that all of the drawings will be on the Berrington Parish Council Website.

As yet no dates have been discussed as to the timing of this work. As soon as confirmation is

received we will ensure that notices are put up on the notice boards, information posted on

the Parish Website and Facebook page and in The Pump if the timing is right. This will also

include any alterations etc to the Bus Services and Bus Stops.

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CLUB DATES - WEDNESDAYS

@ Cross Houses

3rd April, 1st & 15th May, 12th

& 26th June and 10th July

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 and 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.

EASTER PARTY - Date to be confirmed.

We shall be hosting an Easter Party at the Chapel

Community Centre. If you could help us organise this

event please get in touch with us by posting on the Cross

Houses Community Page. You know what they say….

Many hands make light work ☺

For more information regarding the Youth Club please contact

Richard Parkes on 01743 730005 or by email richard@sya.org.uk

THE BELL PUBLIC HOUSE CROSS HOUSES

PENSIONERS LUNCHEON CLUB

WEDNESDAYS 10th APRIL & 8th MAY

Please telephone 01743 761264 to book your place and

select your meal choice.

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CRESSAGE Gardening Club

Forthcoming Events

Thursday April 18 th – Visit to Percy Thrower’s Garden Centre

(now owned by Blue Diamond) Otley Road Shrewsbury for a talk on House Plants by Brian

Howard taking place in The Greenhouse adjacent to restaurant. Members are welcome to

bring any of your own house plants that seem ‘under the weather’ for advice and

guidance!

Please note that this begins at 3.00 p.m with light refreshments provided and takes the

place of our normal evening meeting in Cressage Village Hall that evening.

Thursday 16 th May – Talk by Christine and Bill Neil ‘Creating the Edge Villa Garden’

Thursday 20 th June – a return visit to Pam Pool’s nr Bridgnorth is being planned. Details to

follow nearer the time

Cressage Gardening Club normally meets on the 3 rd Thursday monthly (August and

December excepted) at 7.30 p.m. in Cressage Village Hall. Membership £10 p.a.

Contact: Sally Lucas-Garner (Chairperson) on 01694 771271 for more

information. New members welcome.

CROSS

HOUSES

COMMUNITY

CENTRE

The Chestnuts

Cross Houses SY5 6JH

Tuesdays, 9.30am

Contact Vicky on:

07758 987345

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FOR THE LOVE OF ANIMALS

Dog walking and

pet services

Tel: 07805 727 697

References available upon request

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

ATCHAM

FLOWER

CLUB

The Malthouse, Atcham, Shrewsbury, SY5 6QE

Wednesday 17th April, 7.30pm

Helen Raymond-Clarke (Albrighton)

“Hort Couture!”

Wednesday 15th May, 7.30pm

Chelsea Owen (Bridgnorth)

“Summertime”

New Members and Guests very welcome. For further information please contact Mrs Lewis on 01743 860342

Atcham & Cross Houses

Mobile Library

Will be in

CROSS HOUSES

Every other Friday morning by the phone box

10.15am - 10.40am

5th April,

3rd, 17th & 31st May

Will be in

ATCHAM

Every other Friday afternoon by “The Glebe”

1.30pm - 1.55pm

5th April,

3rd, 17th & 31st May

Copies of the agendas and full minutes for both Atcham and Berrington Parish

Councils can be found on the Parish Council Websites:

www.atchamparishcouncil.org.uk OR www.berringtonparishcouncil.org.uk

Planning Applications can be found by visiting the links below:

https://www.atchamparishcouncil.org.uk/community/atcham-parish-council-15085/planning-tracker/

http://www.berringtonparishcouncil.org.uk/community/berrington-parish-council-12525/planningtracker/

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SHROPSHIRE FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY

Tuesday 16th April 2019, 7.15pm

Guest speaker

Col. David Thornycroft

“1644 – the year Thomas

Mytton captured Oswestry,

raided Welshpool, defended

Montgomery Castle & Lost

his Hat”

Tuesday 21st May 2019, 7.15pm

Guest speaker

Dr George Nash

“500 Years of History in

Wood - The Tilley Timber

Project”

Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

Why not visit our website www.sfhs.org.uk

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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

sueshedden52@gmail.com for more

information.

APRIL

Notice Boards

MAY

Nail Varnish Flowers

CRAFTERS

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EARLSDALE GARDEN SERVICES

Professional Reliable Local Service

Tree Work / Hedge Work

* Lopping * Pruning * Tall Trees Reduced / Felled * Hedges shaped and reduced

Garden Work

Fencing erected/repaired * Slabbing * Paving/Paths * Shed Bases * Patios *

Patio Cleaning * Gravelling * Turfing * Stone Walls * Garden Walls * Garden

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Cross Houses

Knit and Natter

Nutter’s

We are a small group of very

friendly ladies who meet on the

third Monday of the month, 10am - 12 noon at the

Community Room, Noel Hill Road 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.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Afternoon Tea and Fayre - June 8th, 11am - 4pm and

Autumn/Christmas Fayre - 2nd November - to book

a stall or for more information please contact Sue.

We welcome new members, please come along and

join us.

For more information please contact sue on 01743

761355 / 07773 161635 or email

sueshedden52@gmail.com

CROSS HOUSES GAMES NIGHT

Enjoy a game of cards or

dominos? Look no further. Get

yourself along to Noel Hill Road

Community Room on the third

Tuesday of every month at 7pm -

everyone welcome.

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.

We meet at 7.15pm on the third Thursday of the

month at the Community Room, Noel Hill Road -

please come along and join us.

Everyone is welcome, for more

information please call Sue on 01743

761355

2019 Reading List

April 18th

“Errant Hours” - Kate Innes

May 16th

“A Room With A View” - E M Forster

“Will” - Christopher Rush

June 20th

“The Countenance Divine”

- Michael Hughes

July 18th

“The Guernsey Literary and

Potato Peel Pie Society”

- Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Burrows

“Return of the Native “ - Thomas Hardy

August (No meeting)

“Lonesome Dove”

- Larry McMurtry

“Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine “ -

Gail Honeyman

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News from Christ Church C.E. Primary School

Learning, Listening, Living

Inspired by our landscape…

We started the year with an exciting

residential in Snowdonia but last month, Yellow Class learnt that they could be

inspired by our landscape, a little closer to home! With the help of

experienced outdoor educators from Arthog Outreach, they went on a guided

walk up the Wrekin. Along the way, they learnt some bushcraft skills and

thought about tools, housing and food sources for people living in the Stone

Age to Iron Age period. This not only brought

history to life but the children enjoyed some

beautiful early Spring weather and hopefully

became more familiar with an important

feature of our local area.

We love planning rich learning opportunities

like this – using the outdoors whenever

possible and increasing the children’s skills

and knowledge. Next month Green Class will be having a ‘Victorian’ school

day to help them explore their topic – we won’t be leaving our school

grounds but hopefully doing Drill, Rote learning and the ‘discipline of the

cane and dunce hat’ will be an experience which will bring history alive too.

This half term we have some exciting curriculum themes:

Red Class: Year R and Year 1 – On the Farm

We will be thinking about farm animals and how our food is grown. We will

be learning about the farms that are near us in Cressage.

Green Class: Year 2 and Year 3 – Victorians

We will be learning about life for children in Victorian times – school and work – as well as notable Victorians

such as Florence Nightingale.

Yellow Class: Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 – From Stone Age to Iron Age What did Cressage and area look like in

the Iron Age?

April brings National Offer Day for Reception places and we look forward to being in contact with the many

families who have chosen us for their children. We plan four introduction visits for children in the Summer

term and will be in touch with you soon about those. There are also opportunities to meet the School Office

and for a Home Visit, so we can learn as much as possible about your child before they start. News about

school places, also gets people thinking about younger children starting (perhaps in September ’20), it’s

never too soon to think about such an important decision - I would love to show you around – you don’t

need to wait for an ‘Open Morning’.

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. They are open 8am until 6pm. Ring the office for more details on

01952 510383.

Tracey Cansdale, Headteacher

@ChristChurchsy5

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Saturday 11th May

10:30am

Berrington Parish Council will be taking part in the Great British Spring

Clean, a national campaign to rid our roads, parks and beaches of rubbish.

As part of this campaign we will be declaring that litter pollution, that

degrades the beauty of our environment and threatens to harm wildlife, is

not acceptable. Join us on

Saturday 11th May, 10.30am - 12.30pm

on a litter pick around our villages. Equipment will be provided. Meet us at

the Community Centre at 10:15am to collect equipment.

Refreshments will be provided upon return ☺

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Est. 1999

The

Station

Cattery

Berrington

Prop. Brenda Graham

Heated Chalets with outside

covered runs overlooking fields .

Personal attention at all times.

Inspection very welcome

01743 761513

Think Tank

Formerly Period Houses in Miniature

Military Model Kits,

Scenics & Tools

Gaugemaster Lighting

Metcalfe Card Kits, Dapol Kits

Deluxe Materials, Javis Scenics

Adhesives & Raw Materials

Humbrol & Hataka Paint

Amera Plastic Mouldings

Wood & Styrene Mouldings

14 Parade Shopping Centre

St Mary’s Place, Shrewsbury SY1 1DL

01743 360298

David Jones

Specialist Bathroom Fitter

T 01743 761 050

M 07712 694 449

E daj2506@aol.co.uk

Floor

Tiling

Wall

Tiling

Plumbing

Lighting

Your Local

Bathroom

Specialist

References

available

upon request

Full Liability

Insurance

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The Reverend Sarah Hare writes

Dear Friends

I write this on Ash Wednesday at the start of Lent although by

the time you read this, we will be half way through Lent. I have

just come back from taking an Ash Wednesday service in both Cressage and Brockton C of E Primary

School and on Ash Wednesday, I offer the children the opportunity to have an ash cross on their

forehead. This is a practice that goes back many years in the church when people might wear sack

cloth and ashes to show that they were sorry for their words or deeds. In the church, as we place

the ash cross on the forehead, we use the words from the Church of England liturgy – Remember

that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. Turn away from sin and be faithful to Christ. This

perhaps echoes the words from Genesis 3: 19 – By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread until

you return to the ground for out of it you were taken; you are dust, and to dust you shall return.

Words said by God to Adam and Eve after they had eaten the fruit of the tree that they were told

not to.

I don’t think that these words would be appropriate in school with some very young children and so

today in the schools, I asked the children what words we should use when we make the sign of the

cross – what did the cross mean to them and they used words and phrases such as God loves us and

cares about us and God forgives us. What I love is that children of all ages understand the mystery

and the wonder of the cross and they can sum this up in just a few phrases. Taking this service in to

school is always one that I find very moving as the children choose whether to come forward or not

and have the ash cross, and they show respect to each other in their choices.

As we walk towards the cross on Good Friday over these next few weeks, while this was and is an

instrument of torture, it was also the place where God showed his love for us through his son Jesus

Christ, the one who made the ultimate sacrifice to enable us to have a relationship with God.

Whatever your belief in this Lent and Easter season, I pray that you might see afresh what the

children in our schools see and know – the love of a God for each one of us. The sadness of the

Good Friday followed by the amazement, wonder and awe of that first Easter Morning as the tomb

where Jesus had been laid was open and he was alive and with his friends and disciples again. Jesus

who still walks with us today.

May you know the wonder of this Lent season and the joy of that first Easter morning.

With every blessing,

Rev Sarah

Team Vicar in Wenlock Team of Parishes, Contact Details: 3 Park Road, Much Wenlock,

Shropshire, TF13 6JH Tel - 01952 728045 E-mail – wenlockteamvicar@aol.co.uk

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CHURCH SERVICES IN THE

PARISH OF BERRINGTON WITH BETTON

STRANGE

APRIL

Sunday 7th April, 9.45am

Betton Strange

Sunday 14th April - no service

in Parish.

Sunday 21st April, 11am

Easter Sunday Service,

Berrington

MAY

Sunday 5th May, 9.45am

Betton Strange

Sunday 12th May, 11am

Berrington

Berrington with Betton

Strange PCC AGM

Monday 8th April, 7pm

Berrington Church

COME AND JOIN US at Christ Church C of E

Primary School, Cressage.

Our next Messy Church will be held on Sunday

19th May at 4pm. Please note there is no Messy

Church in April.

Join us for fun, food, Bible story and crafts.

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 on 01952 728045 or

wenlockteamvicar@aol.co.uk

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BERRINGTON CHURCH

CLEANING

APRIL

Janet Rowney & Tracy

Weaver

MAY

Barbara Maund & Veronica Coggins

Berrington Church

ALTAR FLOWERS

APRIL - Lent

MAY

Weeks 1 & 2 - Julie Davis

Weeks 3 & 4 - Tracy Weaver

Berrington Church Lottery Winners

1st £15, 2nd Prize £10, 3rd Prize £5

FEBRUARY

1st B Beer, 2nd V Picton, 3rd A Ward

MARCH

1st C Wild, 2nd B Nesbitt, 3rd J Law

“Summer Lillies”

Ofsted Registered Childminder

For more information please call

Emmie : 07425 872476

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* Lawn mowing

* Hedge cutting

* Pruning

* Weeding

* Planting

* Brushcutting / strimming

Tel: 01743 761418

Mobile: 07580536112

Email: clive.s.gardiner@gmail.com

C. S. Gardiner

Garden services

GRASS

CUTTING

SERVICES

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

Gary on

07837293778 or 01743 761821

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Much Wenlock & Cressage Medical Practice

APRIL 2019

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PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND LAUNCHES

‘CERVICAL SCREEENING SAVES LIVES’ CAMPAIGN

On Tuesday 5 March 2019, Public Health England (PHE), launched the major new national campaign ‘Cervical

Screening Saves Lives’, to increase the number of women attending their cervical screening across England.

The campaign will encourage women to respond to their cervical screening invitation letter, and if they

missed their last screening, to book an appointment at their GP practice.

Around 2,600 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in England each year, and around 690 women die

from the disease, which is 2 deaths every day. It is estimated that if everyone attended screening regularly,

83% of cervical cancer cases could be prevented.

New research from PHE shows that nearly all women eligible for screening (90%) would be likely to take a

test that could help prevent cancer - and of those who have attended screening, 9 in 10 (94%) would

encourage others who are worried to attend their cervical screening. Despite this, screening is at a 20-year

low, with 1 in 4 eligible women (those aged 25 to 64) in the UK not attending their test.

Regular screening, which only takes a few minutes, can help stop cervical cancer before it starts, as the test

identifies potentially harmful cells before they become cancerous, and ensures women get the right

treatment as soon as possible.

The PHE research shows that once they have been screened, the vast majority of women feel positive about

the experience, with 8 in 10 (87%) stating they are ‘glad they went’ and that they were ‘put at ease by the

nurse or doctor doing the test’ (84%).

In support of this campaign and to encourage as many women as possible to attend for cervical screening,

Much Wenlock and Cressage Medical Practice, in addition to the facility to book an appointment within the

normal working week, will be offering dedicated evening cervical screening Nurse clinics between 5pm and

7pm at Much Wenlock Medical Practice on the following dates:

Thursday 9 May Tuesday 14 May Wednesday 22 May Wednesday 29 May

We will be sending out invitations to those patients due a cervical smear, however if you are not sure whether

you are eligible and have not received an invitation please contact the Practice and we will check your records.

EASTER BANK HOLIDAY PRACTICE CLOSURE DATES

MUCH WENLOCK AND CRESSAGE MEDICAL PRACTICE WILL

BE CLOSED FOR THE EASTER BANK HOLIDAYS ON:

Friday 19 April - Good Friday

AND Monday 22 April - Easter Monday

SHOULD YOU NEED URGENT HEALTH CARE

DURING THIS TIME,

PLEASE CONTACT SHROPDOC ON: 111

The Practice will re-open at 8.30 am Tuesday 23 April


Missed Rubbish or Recycling

Collections

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.

Please call now to

Why not try?

Severndale Nurseries

For a good selection of

*Quality bedding plants* *Pot Plants*

*Perennials* *Shrubs*

Personal Service

Weekdays 9am - 6pm

Sundays 10am - 5pm

Cross Houses 761212

• 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: andybithell@yahoo.co.uk

www.handymanhomeservices.co.uk

Window Cleaning Rates from:

Small House / Bungalow £7.50

Medium House/Bungalow £10.00

Large House / Bungalow £12.50

Ben Carter

Landscaping, Grounds,

Property Maintenance

Hedge Cutting

Chemical Application (lawns, drives etc)

Shed, Fence Maintenance

Tree, Shrub Planting

Woodland Management

Please call me on

07891 376638 or 01743 718802

for a quote or further information

Netley Boarding Kennels

& Cattery

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

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 9am-10am and 4pm-5pm

Sat & Sun 9am-10am only

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BERRINGTON VILLAGE HALL

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

01743 761522

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THE PUMP - ADVERTISING RATES

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: lezley.bpc@btinternet.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 SY5 7PP. Alternatively you can pay by Bank Transfer.

The Village Pump is delivered on a bi-monthly basis to houses throughout the Parishes of Berrington and

Atcham. 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.

ADVERTISEMENT DISCLAIMER

Please note ACCEPTANCE OF ADVERTISEMENTS DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT. THE EDITOR

RESERVES THE RIGHT TO EDIT ARTICLES IF SPACE IS LIMITED.

SUDOKO (Hard)

4 1

7 3

2

1 4 5

3 2

8

7 5 3

6 4

2

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.

SUDOKU X (Hard)

4 5 9

8 3 9

6 8 3

3 5

7 4 1

7

6 9

6 8 5

1 2

Complete the grid so that every row, column, diagonal and 3x3

box contains every digit from 1 - 9 inclusive.

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TWO COURSE

SPECIAL

12 - 3pm MON - SAT

£6.95

CROSS HOUSES

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

BAKED HAM, FREE RANGE EGG &

CHIPS (GF)

WHOLETAIL BREADED SCAMPI,

CHIPS & GARDEN PEAS

CHILLI CON CARNE WITH RICE OR

CHIPS (GF)

SAUSAGES, FREE RANGE EGG,

CHIPS & PEAS

VEGETABLE & MIXED BEAN

CASSEROLE (V) (GF)

With rice or mashed potato

BREADED PLAICE

Served with chips

CHICKEN & VEGETABLE CURRY

(GF)

Served with rice or chips

SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN (GF)

Served with rice or chips

BRAISED BEEF & MUSHROOMS

With rice or mashed potato

1/4 LB ABERDEEN ANGUS CHEESE

BURGER

Served with chips

MINI BATTERED COD & CHIPS

ALL DAY BRUNCH

Sausage, bacon, egg, chips and baked

beans

FOLLOWED BY ANY SWEET FROM THE “TODAY” BOARD

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.

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CHURCH SERVICES and NEWS from ST.EATA'S, ATCHAM

The following Services with Holy Communion will be held on:

Sunday 7th April - Passion Sunday - 11 a.m.

Sunday 14th April - Palm Sunday. 11 a.m.

Thursday 18th April - Maundy Thursday - 6 p.m.

Friday 19th April - Good Friday at 11 a.m.

Sunday 21st April - EASTER DAY - at 11 a.m.

Any donations of flowers would be most welcome especially Easter Lillies [ Contact Gill

Withinshaw 01952 740747]

LONGNOR HALL open afternoon - Sunday 19th May from 2p.m. to 5 p.m.

The proceeds from The Tea Room are kindly donated to St.Eata's Church.

Please call in for tea/coffee cakes, chat and much more.

Ducks will be on sale [£1 each] ahead of the Duck Race on Sunday 30th June.

CHURCH FETE and DUCK RACE - SUNDAY 30TH JUNE from 1 p.m. PLEASE NOTE this is one

week earlier than usual .

Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held on Tuesday 30th April in the Mytton & Mermaid

Hotel at 7.30 p.m. when all aspects of Church life will be discussed - all welcome.

NEW PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM - This is being installed at the moment and will be dedicated

on Sunday 31st March [Mothering Sunday]

It has been donated to St.Eata's by Rita Kent in memory of her late Husband Harry. They

were married in this Church on 28th March 1959 which would have made this their Diamond

Wedding Anniversary.

WEBSITE - St.Eata's now has a new Website

- this includes various information about

the Events which take place there and lots

of photographs. We thank Rev. Stuart

Howes for setting this up and it can be

found at www.steatas.com or Wikepedia or

A Church near you

Look out for 8 weddings this year - several

of local families.

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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: crownpodiatry@gmail.com www.crownpodiatry.co.uk

COST OF FOOD ROCKETING?

Ever thought of

GYO

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

contact Cameron

Moffett on 01743

761443

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Burn’s

Gardening Services

ROSS HINES

CHIMNEY SWEEPING

Services Include:

Grass Cutting

(Domestic & Commercial,

Paddocks/Fields)

Hedge Cutting & Reduction

Tree Pruning

(Topping & Lopping)

Garden Clearance

Contact David on:

Mob: 07813 956998

Tel: 01743 343561

Clean Chimneys are

safe chimneys

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,

Shropshire.

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Unit 85, Condover Industrial Estate, Condover, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY5 7NH

• Dog / Cat Food

• Animal Health (inc. Wormers, Flea

Treatment)

• Coal

• Calor Gas Cylinders

• Fencing Materials

• Equine Supplies - Feed, Bedding,

Supplements

• Garden Machinery Service & Repair

• And much, much, more

FREE LOCAL DELIVERY SERVICE

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

TEL: 01743 718955 FAX: 01743 718966 EMAIL: acefarmsupplies@aol.com

Mon - Fri 8am - 5.30pm Sat 8am - 12 Noon

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‘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 01743 624033 or 07752 385 333

www.ag-window-cleaning.co.uk

E: info@ag-window-cleaning.co.uk

Find us on Facebook

www.facebook.com/agwinclean

HHHHH Reviews

THE CHAPEL COMMUNITY CENTRE, CROSS HOUSES

Day/Session

Monday to Thursday

Members of the

Parish

Outside of

the Parish

Rate Payable

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

2019

A refundable deposit

equal to the rate of hire

or £50

whichever is lower, is

to be paid at the time

of booking.

If paying the deposit by

cheque, it must be

valid for at least one

month after the date

booked.

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

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D.W. PLASTERING






All Aspects of Plastering

Fully Insured

Friendly, Professional Service

Local Business

No Job too Small

For a free, no obligation quote contact:

Dom Wilding 07531 23 23 12 / domwplastering@gmail.com

Check out our 5* reviews and photos of recent projects at:

www.facebook.com/dwplasteringshrewsbury

PAUL CASWELL CARS

ATCHAM GARAGE

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…….

THE STORES

CROSS HOUSES

Petrol Station ◆

Convenience Store ◆ Off Licence ◆ Post Office

Post Office Opening Hours:

Mon—Fri 9am—5.30pm

Sat—9am—12 noon

Open Daily 7am—9pm

TEL: 01743 761577

FAX: 01743 761663

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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 01743 255 884 / 07582 002 100

UK National Drugs Helpline 0800 77 66 00

Citizens Advice Bureau (Shrewsbury) 0344 499 1100

Age Concern 01743 233123

Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247

Cruse Bereavement Care Helpline 0808 808 1677

Atcham & Berrington Parish Council’s - Clerk 01743 718695

Gas Emergency Services 0800 111 999

National Rail Enquiries 03457 48 49 50

Shrewsbury Dial-a-Ride 01743 45350

NHS Direct 111

NHS Direct Text Phone (for deaf/hard of hearing) 18001 111

Shropshire Council 0345 678 9000

Severn Trent (water and sewerage) 0800783 4444

Shropshire Home Point 0300 303 8595

Chapel Community Centre (Bookings) 01743 761423 / 07964 120 998

Village Pump Editor, Lezley Picton 01743 761619

Shropshire Council (Streets, Roads and Transport)

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

0345 678 9006 (inc out of hours)

Published by Berrington Parish Council, Shropshire. Printed by SJF Design & Print Ltd, Unit 7, Leaton Forest Offices, Leaton Knolls, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 3HX

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