Berrington Village Pump Edition 142 Jun - Jul 2019

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Village Pump

June - July 2019

Edition: No. 142

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, 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

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 AUGUST / SEPTEMBER issue is

Fri 19th July 2019

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News from your Shropshire Councillor

Claire Wild

Roundabout Installation, Cross Houses

I understand that the roundabout will be installed within the next two months.

The work will take approximately two weeks and will be carried out under traffic

lights so there will be no, full road closure but inevitably there is likely to be

delays at the lights.

Dog Fouling - good news ☺

I am pleased to report that since the Shropshire Council Dog Warden has been making random patrols

(and will continue to do so) the incidents of dog fouling on the playing fields and surrounding areas has

decreased. Thank you to everyone who has helped in this matter and a big thank you to all the

responsible dog owners who don’t need reminding.

Litter Pick - Saturday 11th May

We had a tremendous turnout for our first Community Litter Pick and collected over 25 large sacks of

rubbish. Nearly 50 people turned out to help and what a difference it has made, although I was

disappointed to see beer cans chucked on the side of the Atcham Road only an hour later! We will be

arranging another session, probably in the Autumn.

Netball Posts

The Parish Council has purchased one mobile hoop and two fixed posts for netball practise. The fixed

posts will be installed on the Playing Fields, the mobile version can be moved around as required and

adjusted in height.

SmartWater®

The Parish Council were recently visited by West Mercia Police with regards to the “We Don’t Buy

Crime” initiative. Part of this initiative is the introduction of SmartWater® a forensic code which can help

return your property if stolen. One of the major benefits of this is the “We Don’t Buy Crime” Road

Signage. Where this has been displayed the crime rate for burglaries has dropped 50% to 85% as thieves

know that property is forensically marked. The Parish Council are looking to purchase enough

SmartWater® for the whole parish. For more information please see page 30 of this magazine.

Have a lovely summer.

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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BERRINGTON PARISH COMMUNITY LED PLAN

In the autumn, every household in the parish will receive a questionnaire.

This is a crucial part of the Community Led Plan and will provide the opportunity for every resident in the

parish of Berrington to indicate how they would like their community to look or develop in the future.

The questionnaire will not be overly long and will be divided into sections of multiple-choice questions.

These sections represent key issues relating specifically to the settlements within the parish and will provide

clarity on how residents would like the parish to look in the future.

You might expect questions relating to: housing and development; roads and traffic; recreation, amenities

and services; the environment and sustainability; and crime and safety. Do keep an eye out for notices at local

events, giving you the opportunity to have an input to the sections covered in the questionnaire.

We really do encourage as many people as possible to fill out this questionnaire. The more households

which fill out the form, the more accurate the overall vision from the parish’s residents will be. Input from

all age ranges is encouraged – we are talking about the future here, after all.

Once the questionnaires have been filled out and returned, they will be analysed and the plan will be drawn

up and delivered to the Parish Council.

The Community Led Plan is a concept devised by Shropshire County Council and several parishes across the

county have submitted plans over the last few years.

A steering committee has been set up to formulate the questionnaire and subsequently draw up the plan,

and will be happy to answer any questions you might have:

Henry Carpenter

Graham Patient

Gordon Crofts

Cameron Moffett

Liz Rowlands

Claire Bonsey

Jim Healey

Geoff Jones

Sue Shedden

Tracy Weaver

Berrington

Berrington

Betton Strange

Brompton

Cantlop

Cross Houses

Cross Houses

Cross Houses

Cross Houses

Cross Houses

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CLUB DATES - WEDNESDAYS

12th & 26th June

@ Cross Houses

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.

MORE VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED

Our Youth Club is going from strength to strength and we are having to turn children away as to increase

numbers we need more volunteers. If you could spare a couple of hours every now and again to enable

more children to benefit please get in touch with Richard (contact details below) or Lorna Pardoe, our

Parish Clerk. If you want to find out more about what’s involved please give Sue Shedden a call on 01743

761355 or email sueshedden52@gmail.com. Full training will be given. The Youth Club runs every other

week during term time so the more volunteers we have the frequency of attendance can reduce. Thanks

in anticipation of your help.

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 12th JUNE & 10th JULY

Please telephone 01743 761264 to book your place and

select your meal choice.

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CRESSAGE Gardening Club

The visit by CGC to Percy Thrower’s Garden Centre on 18 th April was hosted by

Bryan Howard a very knowledgeable gardener who trained at Kew Gardens

many years ago, has travelled far and wide and was now on the staff at the

garden centre. The topic for our visit was chosen by the CGC Committee and

centred around house plants, where they came from and how to best to look after them in our own homes.

Twenty members attended the talk in The Greenhouse and after refreshments Bryan covered a wide range of

house plants, illustrated in most cases by a living plant from the Centre’s wide collection and readily answered

members’ questions and queries. A very enjoyable afternoon and hopefully one that will be repeated in the

future.

Forthcoming Events:

Thursday 20 th June – Early evening visit (meet there at 5 p.m.) to Pam Pool’s nr Bridgnorth. Many of you may

recall our first visit there about 3 years ago but as time has moved on so has Pam’s dedication to making her

‘green oasis’ even more special and varied.

Thursday 18 July – Early afternoon visit to Woollerton Old Hall in North Shropshire. A wonderful garden

which Chris Beardshaw (Chelsea Gold Medal winner) has spoken highly of as ‘my favourite English Garden’.

If you would like to join us on the above visits please contact Sally Lucas-Garner asap (details below).

No meeting during August

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 19th June, 6.30pm

GARDEN VISIT

2 School Cottages, Hook-a-Gate, Shrewsbury SY5 8BQ

Wednesday 17th July, 7.30pm

William Simmonds (Bridgnorth)

“Get the London Look”

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

14th & 28th June,

12th & 26th July

Will be in

ATCHAM

Every other Friday afternoon by “The Glebe”

1.30pm - 1.55pm

14th & 28th June,

12th & 26th July

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 18th June 2019, 7.15pm

Guest speaker

Dorothy Nicolle

“WHAT’S YOUR STORY & HOW YOU CAN

YOU TELL IT”

It’s said everyone has a story to tell.

Dorothy suggests ways of gathering information

& writing a family history.

Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

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

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.

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

KNIT AND NATTER

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

AFTERNOON TEA &

FAYRE

Saturday 8th June

11am - 4pm

Stalls include handmade crafts,

cards, chocolate, flowers,

clothes, toys, Indian food and

much more.

Autumn/Christmas Fayre

2nd November 2019

To book a stall or for more

information please contact Sue

on 01743 761355 / 07773 161635 or email

sueshedden52@gmail.com

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SPEED WATCH

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Cross Houses operates a Community

Speedwatch but due to retirement and ill health

they are now short of volunteers. If you and

have a few hours to spare every now and again

and would like to help please contact Sue

on 01743 761355 or email

sueshedden52@gmail.com for more

information.

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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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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.

JUNE

Basket Making

JULY

CRAFTERS

Needle Felt Pictures

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

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

September 19th

“St Agnes Stand”

- Thomas Eidson

October 17th

“The Distant Hours”

- Kate Morton

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News from Christ Church C.E. Primary School

Learning, Listening, Living

We are looking forward to welcoming our new Reception children with a programme of visits, which

begin this month. We have 13 children starting school in September who will be joining our current

Reception children (who will be Y1) to make a class of 25 working with Mrs Martin and Miss

Thompson. The new children will have four visits with us, as well as the usual Wednesday Stay &

Plays, which anyone is welcome to attend. We also invite new parents to come for a lunch with

their children, as we know seeing how a school lunchtime operates can be helpful for parents.

It is also the time of year when our Year 6s begin to think

about the move to William Brookes School. We once worked

out that children in our school will have visited William

Brookes at least 40 times for swimming, PE, festivals and other

activities whilst they are in primary school – so we hope that

children feel they know their ‘high school’. It is still a daunting

move, especially from a village school environment, so we do

lots of transition activities

as well as the children

attending the official

induction days. Our Year 6s are also looking forward to their

play (put on with the help of the rest of Yellow Class), their

Leavers’ Disco and wearing their Leavers Hoodies! The photos

shows our Year 6s getting ready for secondary school with some

exciting science learning on a recent visit to Concord College in

Acton Burnell for a Science Taster day.

This half term we have some exciting curriculum themes:

Red Class: Year R and Year 1 – Under the Sea

Red Class will be looking at ‘Under the Sea’ and thinking about the different creatures that live in

water.

Green Class: Year 2 and Year 3 – Local History Project (World War Two)

Green Class are thinking about the impact of World War Two on the local area and what the ‘Home

Front’ was like for people who lived in Cressage and Shropshire.

Yellow Class: Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 – Material World Yellow Class will be continuing to think about

inventors and inventions (last half term’s topic) but with a particular focus on materials that can be

used for manufacturing.

If you would like to know more about the school, or visit for a look around, please phone the School

Office on 01952 510383. Don’t wait for an Open Day – we are always happy to show people around

if you have a younger child, are moving into the area or considering a school change. We are the

catchment area school for Cressage, Cross Houses, Cound, Coundmoor, Harley and Eaton

Constantine but also welcome children attending from other villages.

Tracey Cansdale,

@ChristChurchsy5 Headteacher

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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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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

It has been announced today (5 th May) that I will be leaving the Wenlock Team of Parishes in July. I

have been appointed as Vicar-designate to service in the parish of St Peter’s Yaxley (about 5 miles

south of Peterborough) in the Diocese of Ely. Simon and I had not planned to move at this point and

are very sad to be leaving the team but this will be an exciting opportunity for us. This is a part of

the world that we do not know at all, but what we can see instantly is the lack of hills in comparison

to Shropshire!

We have loved our time here in the different communities that we have worked across and people

that we have got to meet during this time. We are incredibly grateful for the support of so many

people and I have been constantly amazed at the amount of time, effort, gifts and skills given in

serving the church and the community in many various ways.

My new post will be a very different way of doing ministry, I will be Vicar to just one parish although

the population of “the village” is around 10,000 people with a further 5,000 homes being built

around it. There are several schools and I am looking forward to working in some or all of these. I

already feel welcomed into this community through lovely messages and information that have

come through.

The next couple of months is however business as usual and I hope to be able to say goodbyes to as

many people as I can. My last Sunday in the team in Sunday 21 st July and we hope to move a couple

of weeks after this. As Berrington continues the process of looking at closure, the PCC have made

the decision that we also need to focus on the future of St Margaret’s Church, Betton Strange to

ensure that it has the support to plan for the future and to know what is or is not possible for this

unique church. There will be an open meeting in St Margaret’s Church, Betton Strange, to discuss

the future of the church with the local community. All are welcome to this meeting which will be

held on Wednesday 26 th June at 7pm. Please do come and join the discussion. (It is not the easiest

place to find, so if you are coming and have not been before, please do contact me or the Church

Wardens to obtain directions!)

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

JUNE

Sunday 2nd June, 9.45am

Betton Strange

Sunday 9th June - no service in Parish.

Sunday 21st April, 11am

Easter Sunday Service, Berrington

JULY

Sunday 7th July, 9.45am

Betton Strange

Sunday 14th July, 11am

Berrington

Betton Church Public Consultation

Wednesday 26th June 7pm At St Margaret's Betton Strange

To discuss the future, as a result of the proposed closure of Berrington.

The future of this unique little church depends on your support, please come along.

COME AND JOIN US at Christ Church C of E

Primary School, Cressage.

Sunday 16 th June 2019 at 4pm

Sunday 21 st July 2019 at 4pm

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

JUNE

Julie & Simon

Davis

JULY

Amy Holcroft

Berrington Church

ALTAR FLOWERS

JUNE

Weeks 1 & 2 - Cheryl King

Weeks 3 & 4 - Ann Fryer

JULY

Weeks 1, 2, 3 & 4 - Jean Law

Berrington Church Lottery Winners

1st £15, 2nd Prize £10, 3rd Prize £5

APRIL

1st Cook, 2nd A Fryer, 3rd D Jackson

MAY

1st M Taylor, 2nd A Weaver, 3rd M Harris

“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

June 2019

Do you Love Reading?

Be part of a bigger story and join our Shared Reading Group

Shared Reading Groups are a place to relax, make new friends and share stories. Just drop in

and enjoy listening to a great story or poem – no pressure to talk or read. Come along to our

next Shared Reading Group on:

Saturday 29 June, at Cressage Medical Practice (refreshments will be provided)

Places are free and everyone is welcome but there are limited places so do book ahead by

emailing muchwenlockmp@nhs.net or call 01952 726011 and speak to Melanie Jones.

Staff Training Afternoon -

MUCH WENLOCK AND CRESSAGE MEDICAL PRACTICE WILL BE CLOSED

FROM 12:00 TO 18:00 ON TUESDAY 2 JULY FOR STAFF TRAINING.

SHOULD YOU NEED URGENT HEALTH CARE DURING THIS TIME, PLEASE

CONTACT 111.

Have you got a couple of hours each week you could spare

to support someone in our community?

The Much Wenlock & Cressage CoCo Group are recruiting for more

volunteers to help support a frail or vulnerable person to maintain

their links within our community. This could involve phoning them

on a regular basis; calling in for a chat; accompanying them to the

shops or assisting them in those little tasks of daily living such as

household paperwork or walking the dog or a bit of gardening.

This won’t involve personal care but things which help the

person remain active in the local community.

Full training and support will be provided and you will be

making a real difference for someone in your community.

Interested? Then either leave your contact details with

reception at Much Wenlock or Cressage Medical Practice

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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

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Medium House/Bungalow £10.00

Large House / Bungalow £12.50

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Chemical Application (lawns, drives etc)

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Tree, Shrub Planting

Woodland Management

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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)

1 9 7

9 3 2 1

1 8

2 8

7 4 2 8 1 9

8 7

5 1

8 7 4 3

6 7 8

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)

7 6

3 5

5 8 1

9 4 6 7 5

4 6 3

9

1 2 6

8 9

5 1

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

June & July

There is a Service with Holy Communion

every Sunday at 11 a.m.

New Bishop

Shrewsbury has a new bishop and she will

take over her ministry in July after being

consecrated at St Paul's Cathedral in London.

No 10 Downing Street announced that the

Queen has approved the Venerable Sarah

Bullock's nomination to become Bishop of

Shrewsbury.

Sarah, who is currently Archdeacon of York,

will succeed the Right Reverend Mark Rylands, who moved to Exeter Diocese in July 2018 after

almost nine years in Shropshire.

Sarah will be the first woman to serve as a bishop in the Diocese of Lichfield and will join the area

bishops of Wolverhampton and Stafford in an episcopal team led by the Bishop of Lichfield.

Sunday 30th June

Church Fete and Duck Race. Please note this will be one week earlier this year to avoid other

events.

Entry will be 1.30 p.m. Usual stalls, tea, cakes, plants and music.

Duck race starts at 3.30 p.m. Please come and support this traditional annual event. We need to

raise a lot of money this year to help pay for the repair to the Tower.

Drinks and nibbles at Berwick Grove Farm, Uffington on June 5th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets

from Mrs Gill Burton either in Church or Tel: 01743 709960.

There are 7 weddings due to take place later this year and we wish the couples many years of

happiness ahead.

Summer Drinks Party

Wednesday 5th June 7 - 9pm

Berwick Grove Farm

(By kind permission of Mr & Mrs R Burton)

Tickets £10

All proceeds to St Eata’s Church, Atcham

For tickets please call 01952 740747

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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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WE DON’T BUY CRIME -

SMARTWATER ® OFFER

The Parish Council is working with West Mercia Police and with local

business, SmartWater®, to offer residents the latest property

marking technology to protect your home and possessions. There is

a charge for this initiative but by working directly with the police the

Parish Council is looking to supply SmartWater® to those residents

who want to take up the offer free of charge.

Local second-hand goods traders and police officers are equipped to

detect the presence of SmartWater® on property, increasing the

likelihood that any stolen property will be reunited with its rightful

owner and offenders prosecuted.

How SmartWater ® works:

• Assigns your valuables with their own unique forensic code,

allowing them to be traced back to you

• Makes your home less of a target for thieves

• Can be used on anything from electronic equipment to jewellery

• Easy to apply, only visible under UV light - does not leave

unattractive marks or stains

• Proven to work - widely used by the police and feared by criminals

• Gives added peace of mind

• Our Villages will be supplied with signage

to warn thieves that our area is protected by

SmartWater®.

• When deployed by police, SmartWater®

has helped reduce burglary by up to 85%

• Helps to increase prosecutions by

linking criminals back to the scene of their

crime

Before the Parish Council signs up for this

offer we would be keen to hear from

residents if it is something they would use.

Please contact the Parish Clerk by email or

phone or take part in the survey on the Cross

Houses Community Page on Facebook.

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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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