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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 - email@example.com
Colin Morris - firstname.lastname@example.org
Colin Wildblood - email@example.com
Alastair Home-Roberts - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Shedden - email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for the AUGUST / SEPTEMBER issue is
Fri 19th July 2019
News from your Shropshire Councillor
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.
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.
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,
t:: 01743 255 884 m: 07582 002 100 E-mail: email@example.com
POLICE CONTACT INFORMATION
Our Local Police Team: Tel: 0300 333 3000 ext. 69008. There is also a team e-mail address:
Website: www.westmerciapolice.uk Facebook/Twitter @ShrewsburyCops
You can always contact Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com
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.
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
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 SY5 6JH
Contact Vicky on:
FOR THE LOVE OF ANIMALS
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Wednesday 19th June, 6.30pm
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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
Will be in
Every other Friday morning by the phone box
10.15am - 10.40am
14th & 28th June,
12th & 26th July
Will be in
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:
SHROPSHIRE FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY
Tuesday 18th June 2019, 7.15pm
“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
Knit and Natter
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
KNIT AND NATTER
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
AFTERNOON TEA &
Saturday 8th June
11am - 4pm
Stalls include handmade crafts,
cards, chocolate, flowers,
clothes, toys, Indian food and
2nd November 2019
To book a stall or for more
information please contact Sue
on 01743 761355 / 07773 161635 or email
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Cross Houses operates a Community
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they are now short of volunteers. If you and
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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
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
email@example.com for more
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
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
2019 Reading List
“The Countenance Divine”
- Michael Hughes
“The Guernsey Literary and
Potato Peel Pie Society”
- Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Burrows
“Return of the Native “ - Thomas Hardy
August (No meeting)
- Larry McMurtry
“Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine “ -
“St Agnes Stand”
- Thomas Eidson
“The Distant Hours”
- Kate Morton
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
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.
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
Prop. Brenda Graham
Heated Chalets with outside
covered runs overlooking fields .
Personal attention at all times.
Inspection very welcome
Formerly Period Houses in Miniature
Military Model Kits,
Scenics & Tools
Metcalfe Card Kits, Dapol Kits
Deluxe Materials, Javis Scenics
Adhesives & Raw Materials
Humbrol & Hataka Paint
Amera Plastic Mouldings
Wood & Styrene Mouldings
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The Reverend Sarah Hare writes
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
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
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,
Team Vicar in Wenlock Team of Parishes, Contact Details: 3 Park Road, Much Wenlock,
Shropshire, TF13 6JH Tel - 01952 728045 E-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org
CHURCH SERVICES IN THE PARISH OF
BERRINGTON WITH BETTON STRANGE
Sunday 2nd June, 9.45am
Sunday 9th June - no service in Parish.
Sunday 21st April, 11am
Easter Sunday Service, Berrington
Sunday 7th July, 9.45am
Sunday 14th July, 11am
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
For further information, please contact Revd Sarah on 01952 728045 or
Julie & Simon
Weeks 1 & 2 - Cheryl King
Weeks 3 & 4 - Ann Fryer
Weeks 1, 2, 3 & 4 - Jean Law
Berrington Church Lottery Winners
1st £15, 2nd Prize £10, 3rd Prize £5
1st Cook, 2nd A Fryer, 3rd D Jackson
1st M Taylor, 2nd A Weaver, 3rd M Harris
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* Hedge cutting
* Brushcutting / strimming
Tel: 01743 761418
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From one off cuts
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Much Wenlock & Cressage Medical Practice
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 email@example.com 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
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
Missed Rubbish or Recycling
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
• 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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Window Cleaning Rates from:
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Medium House/Bungalow £10.00
Large House / Bungalow £12.50
Chemical Application (lawns, drives etc)
Shed, Fence Maintenance
Tree, Shrub Planting
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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
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
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: 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 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.
Please note ACCEPTANCE OF ADVERTISEMENTS DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT. THE EDITOR
RESERVES THE RIGHT TO EDIT ARTICLES IF SPACE IS LIMITED.
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VEGETABLE & MIXED BEAN
CASSEROLE (V) (GF)
With rice or mashed potato
Served with chips
CHICKEN & VEGETABLE CURRY
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
Served with chips
MINI BATTERED COD & CHIPS
ALL DAY BRUNCH
Sausage, bacon, egg, chips and baked
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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.
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
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
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
Summer Drinks Party
Wednesday 5th June 7 - 9pm
Berwick Grove Farm
(By kind permission of Mr & Mrs R Burton)
All proceeds to St Eata’s Church, Atcham
For tickets please call 01952 740747
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
(Domestic & Commercial,
Hedge Cutting & Reduction
(Topping & Lopping)
Contact David on:
Mob: 07813 956998
Tel: 01743 343561
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
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
• 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
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.
All Aspects of Plastering
Friendly, Professional Service
No Job too Small
For a free, no obligation quote contact:
Dom Wilding 07531 23 23 12 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out our 5* reviews and photos of recent projects at:
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…….
Petrol Station ◆
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 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)
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