August - September 2019
Edition: No. 143
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 OCTOBER/NOVEMBER issue is
Fri 13th September 2019
News from your Shropshire Councillor
Berrington Meadows - Affordable, Local Housing
Shropshire Homepoint are advertising the affordable properties on Berrington
Meadows. There are four one bedroom bungalows and four two bedroom
houses. For the first six weeks, applicants with a local connection take priority.
After this the properties are opened up to the whole of Shropshire. If you are interested in these
properties please contact Shropshire Homepoint. You can only do this online at
Roundabout Installation, Cross Houses
The installation of the roundabout has been delayed. I have asked Fletcher Homes to provide us
with a new timescale for the work but, as yet, have received no response.
Playfield Fields, Brompton Lane
You will see that work has been taking place on the playing fields. We have re-marked the football
pitch and the goals have new nets. We will also be installing netball hoops over the next few weeks.
The Parish Councils of Atcham and Berrington have agreed to purchase SmartWater® for properties
in the parishes. If 70% of residents register (at no cost) then the Police and Crime Commissioner will
refund the Parish Councils 25% of the cost plus they will arrange for large signs to be placed around
the villages which we are told is one of the major deterrents. We will be rolling this out in the
autumn and further details will be included in the next edition of the Pump.
With the hot weather forecast always comes the worry of people cooling down in the river, reservoir
and local pools. Please stay safe this summer and keep away from the water.
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.
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CLUB DATES - WEDNESDAYS
@ Cross Houses
11th & 25th September and
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.
The Youth Club would like to say a MASSIVE thank you to Richie Price who does lots of little jobs for the
Youth Club. It is very much appreciated and everyone who attends wanted to say “Thank You Richie” ☺
For more information regarding the Youth Club please contact
Richard Parkes on 01743 730005 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Domestic cleaner required
for 2-3 hours per week in
Telephone or text
If Peter Piper can pick a peck
of pickled peppers,
then you can
pick up a poo.
THE BELL PUBLIC HOUSE CROSS HOUSES
PENSIONERS LUNCHEON CLUB
WEDNESDAYS 14th AUG & 11th SEP
Please telephone 01743 761264 to book your place and
select your meal choice.
Please call now to
• Windows Cleaned
• Gutters Emptied and Cleaned
• Fascia Cleaning
• Lawns Mowed
• General Maintenance and Repairs
book in or for a free quote.
Handyman Home Services
t: 07800 537789 (Condover) e: email@example.com
Window Cleaning Rates from:
Small House / Bungalow £7.50
Medium House/Bungalow £10.00
Large House / Bungalow £12.50
Why not try?
For a good selection of
*Quality bedding plants* *Pot Plants*
Weekdays 9am - 6pm
Sundays 10am - 5pm
Cross Houses 761212
Chemical Application (lawns, drives etc)
Shed, Fence Maintenance
Tree, Shrub Planting
Please call me on
07891 376638 or 01743 718802
for a quote or further information
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
Cross Houses SY5 6JH
Contact Vicky on:
FOR THE LOVE OF ANIMALS
Dog walking and
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
The Malthouse, Atcham, Shrewsbury, SY5 6QE
Wednesday 18th September, 7.30pm
Anne Russell (Middlewich)
“A Walk in The Park”
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
9th & 23rd August,
6th & 20th September
Will be in
Every other Friday afternoon by “The Glebe”
1.30pm - 1.55pm
9th & 23rd August,
6th & 20th September
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 17th September 2019, 7.15pm
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 DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
2nd November 2019
Cross Houses Community Centre
11am - 4.30pm
Early Christmas and Craft Fayre, perfect time
to pick up those little gifts for Christmas.
Refreshments served all day, soup and a roll,
tea and cake etc.
To book a stall or for more information
please contact Sue on 01743
761355 / 07773 161635 or email
12 - 3pm MON - SAT
To book a table or for more information please call 01743 761264
P PPP P P P P CHOOSE FROM P P P P P P P
BAKED HAM, FREE RANGE EGG &
WHOLETAIL BREADED SCAMPI,
CHIPS & GARDEN PEAS
CHILLI CON CARNE WITH RICE OR
SAUSAGES, FREE RANGE EGG,
CHIPS & PEAS
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
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.
CRESSAGE Gardening Club
Members enjoyed an evening out to Pam’s
Pools in June and an afternoon visit to
Woolerton Old Hall near Market Drayton in
No meeting during August
Thursday 19 September
Visit by John Hughes from Shropshire Wild
Life Trust speaking on Mushrooms and
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. and new
members always welcome.
Please Contact: Sally Lucas-Garner
(Chairperson) on 01694 771271 for more
New members welcome.
EARLSDALE GARDEN SERVICES
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* Lopping * Pruning * Tall Trees Reduced / Felled * Hedges shaped and reduced
Fencing erected/repaired * Slabbing * Paving/Paths * Shed Bases * Patios *
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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
Everyone is most welcome - new ideas can
be incorporated and tried so please come
along and join us. Please contact Sue
on 01743 761355 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org for more
There is no meeting in August.
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
August (No meeting)
- Larry McMurtry
“Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine “ -
“St Agnes Stand”
- Thomas Eidson
“The Distant Hours”
- Kate Morton
- Gustav Flaubert
“The Man I Think I Know”
- Mike Gayle
“The Mother’s Bond”
- Denise Welch
News from Christ Church C.E. Primary School
Learning, Listening, Living
The end of the school year brings lots of opportunities to say goodbye to our Year 6s and wish them well as
they journey to secondary school. We know they will succeed and flourish at William Brookes and we look
forward to seeing them when we visit – as we do regularly – for sporting and curriculum events.
We celebrated excellent SATs results in school. Out of our Year 6s who took the papers, 100% achieved at
expected level or higher (exp+) in Maths tests (national average 79%), 100% achieved exp+ in Grammar,
Punctuation and Spelling tests and in Writing assessments (national average is 78%) and 86% achieved exp+
in the Reading test (national average is 73%).
However, tests are only a small part of the primary journey, and my
happy memory from last term involves the whole school. Whilst
academic achievement is important, as a parent myself, I also want
children to show values and care for each other and their environment.
We had a grounds day in our last fortnight of term, which was a fun
way of learning about the importance of chores and care for our school
grounds. We constructed veg beds, weeded, cleaned toys, washed
windows and tidied the outside of school. The children worked in their
four school council groups and it was lovely to see all ages working so
constructively together. It summed up to me the very best spirit of a
Do enjoy the summer holidays – we look forward to sharing more news
Acorns: Year R and Year 1 taught by Mrs Martin. Topic is ‘Who am I?’
Holly: Year 2 and Year 3 taught by Mr Kennedy and Mrs Cansdale. Topic is ‘Castles’
Willow: Year 4 and Year 5 taught by Mrs Douch. Topic is ‘Mountains, Rivers and Waters’
Oak: Year 6 taught by Mrs Clarke. Topic is ‘Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Climate Zones’
Acorns work closely with Childrensworld, the on-site nursery (“Outstanding” – Ofsted). They work together
on a Wednesday morning, during ‘Stay and Play’ and Childrensworld come and use our school hall for dance
and join us for some assemblies and special events. Childrensworld also offer wrap around care for school
children 8am-6pm and in the holidays.
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, Headteacher
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THE CHAPEL COMMUNITY CENTRE, CROSS HOUSES
please call Sue Mason on 01743 761423 or 07964 120 998
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 of
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.
CHURCH SERVICES and NEWS from ST.EATA'S, ATCHAM
There is a Service with Holy communion every Sunday at 11 a.m.
The Harvest Thanksgiving Service will be Sunday 13th October at 11.15 a.m.
This is the occasion when we give thanks to God through prayers and hymn singing
for the fruits of the earth. Donations of flowers, produce or non-perishable goods
gratefully received and can be left in Church which is always open during daylight
hours. All proceeds to local charities.
Annual Ride & Stride - Saturday 14th September. St.Eata's Church will be open between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to welcome
cyclists and walkers and will provide refreshments. Proceeds to The Shropshire Historical Churches Trust who last year
made grants to 18 churches in need of repair.
Advance news - A Bridge afternoon in The Malthouse on Sunday 6th October. More details in the October Village Pump
or contact Gill Withinshaw on 01952 740747.
The Church Fete and Duck Race was held on Sunday 7th July. Blessed with good weather and a happy atmosphere it
was lovely to see so many people enjoying all the stalls, teas and the music plus a chance to have a go at bell
ringing. Thanks to the generosity of many, around £2,500 was raised to help with the upkeep of this beautiful historic
building. Thanks to everyone who helped in any way.
Several groups have visited the church during the summer months including The Archaeological Society, The Diocesan
Advisory Committee[who came to look at the work done recently on the new kitchen and bell ringing gallery] and the
The Deanery Synod also met at St.Eata's for their Meeting on June 6th when they were treated to Pimms and nibbles -
they will be back!!!
Baptisms recently we welcomed into the Church family - Jemima Steel, Ava Plimmer and John Neill
Sad News - The Rev Preb. Mark Salmon died in July. Our deepest sympathy to his wife and family. Rest eternal grant
unto him, O Lord and let light perpetual shine upon him.
Spotted on a lovely slate plaque in a Shropshire Churchyard
Respect God's Acre and the peace of those that lie therein.
Suffer non to play nor dogs to stray.
The place whereon thou standest is Holy Ground.
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
14 Parade Shopping Centre
St Mary’s Place, Shrewsbury SY1 1DL
Do you need a Helping Hand?
DOMESTIC SERVICES - LOCAL TO YOUR AREA
Cleaning, Shopping, Ironing,
Gardening, Dog Walking etc
Tel no. 07377 629596
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
email@example.com for more information.
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.
CHURCH SERVICES IN THE PARISH OF
BERRINGTON WITH BETTON STRANGE
Sunday 4th August, 9.45am
Sunday 11th August, 11am
Sunday 1st September, 9.45am
Sunday 8th September, 11am
The Wenlock Team of Parishes
The Dioceses of Hereford
have instructed the PCC of All Saints’
Berrington & St Margaret’s Betton Strange, to
give notice that there will be no further
burials in the graveyard of All Saints
Regrettably the Parish Church is no longer
able to receive any new burial requests.
A re-opening of an existing family grave can
be received, along with an interment of
The Diocesan Office can be contacted on
The Rectory, New Road, Much Wenlock,
Shropshire TF13 6EQ 01952 727396
BETTON STRANGE –
HERITAGE OPEN DAY
Following the success of last
years’ event, St Margaret’s Betton
Strange will again be taking part
in Heritage Open Day’s on Friday
20 th and Saturday 21 st September
– This unique little church in the
woods will be open to the public
from 12pm – 4pm on both days.
Betton Sunday 6 th October 3pm –
Berrington Sunday 13 th October
Payments are received in October
and April each year. With the
closure of Berrington, the PCC
have taken the decision to close
the lottery. Draws will continue to
be made until April 2020. The
PCC thank you for your generous
support over the years.
HARLEY SCHOOL TO WELCOME PUPILS BACK AFTER 48 YEARS
After closing its doors in July 1961 Harley School (now the village hall) is to
welcome back its pupils to an afternoon of memories, re-collections and
nostalgia (and of course tea and cake)!
All ex-pupils are invited “to come to school” on Sunday 15 th September 2 –
5 pm to share with us their reminiscences, achievements and experiences.
Ironbridge Gorge Museum has kindly offered to loan items ‘the children’
would have used at school at that time. We hope these objects will
provoke memories of their school days, schools friends and teachers of a
Residents of Harley are greatly looking forward to talking to ‘the children”
and will be on hand to capture their recollections and stories. Villager Jerry
Bridgeland said “as we are all getting older and before it’s too late we
would like to capture their recollections of school life in our village”.
So “Ex-pupils from Harley School are invited to an afternoon of
reminiscences, tea and cake 2 – 5 pm on Sunday 15 th September, 2019”
Janet Rowney &
Weeks 1, 2, 3 & 4 - Julie Pierce
Weeks 1, 2, 3 & 4 - Dean Harris
Berrington Church Lottery Winners
1st £15, 2nd Prize £10, 3rd Prize £5
1st Andrea, 2nd G Taylor, 3rd T Weaver
1st F Donnolly, 2nd A Weaver, 3rd P Whittle
* Lawn mowing
* Hedge cutting
* Brushcutting / strimming
Tel: 01743 761418
C. S. Gardiner
Certified Chimney Sweeper £40
Services we provide:
Multi Fuel Appliances
Free Smoke Tests
Shropshire and West
Tel: 07805 643 422
Much Wenlock & Cressage Medical Practice
SMS TEXT MESSAGING SERVICES & PATIENT CONSENT
Would you like to be included in the following service?
SMS Text Messages to your mobile phone
We have the facility to use the above service to contact you.
Texts may be used to notify you of:
• Appointment reminders
• Notification of cancellations or changes to your
• National health campaign information including flu clinic
• Practice closure due to unforeseen circumstances
• Other notifications the Practice deem necessary to your
health care provision.
Information in relation to blood test results
If you would like the Practice to contact you by text
message please make sure we have your up-to-date Mobile
Phone number and that we have received your consent by
either: speaking with a member of our Reception Team or
Clinical Team when you next visit the Practice or complete
the SMS text message consent form available on the
Practice website: www.muchwenlockandcressagemp.co.uk.
eConsult Coming soon!!
We are excited to announce that we will soon be
launching eConsult for our patients.
The service will be available via the Practice website and will
allow our patients to access safe and efficient advice for health
conditions as well as consult with a GP at the Practice at your
convenience, on any device and at any time of day. Visit
BANK HOLIDAY PRACTICE
MUCH WENLOCK AND
PRACTICE WILL BE
CLOSED FOR THE BANK
MONDAY 26 AUGUST
SHOULD YOU NEED
URGENT HEALTH CARE
DURING THIS TIME,
PLEASE CONTACT 111
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 3 August
Saturday 31 August
10.30 to 12 Noon
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
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.
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:
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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
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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.
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RESERVES THE RIGHT TO EDIT ARTICLES IF SPACE IS LIMITED.
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The Hidden History of Attingham Park
Thursday November 14th, 7:30pm
An illustrated talk by Dr Nigel Baker
Cross Houses Community Centre, Admission is free
Attingham Park is one of the National Trust's most popular properties, with
half a million visitors each year.
You might think there are no new historical discoveries left to be made there - but
there are. Local archaeologist Nigel Baker takes a look a some of the latest,
including the lost Old Tern Bridge and the recently-excavated Georgian
If you think the Village Pump is only a magazine that circulates to 700+ readers over two parishes,
think again….. This magazine also appears online at
www.berringtonparishcouncil.org.uk & www.atchamparishcouncil.org.uk
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• Hedge Management - trimming & shaping - large or small
• Traditional hedge-laying
• Woodland Management - Coppicing, felling, planting
• Orchard Management
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NEW CLASSES AT
CROSS HOUSES COMMUNITY CENTRE!
TAI CHI-QI GONG
A very gentle form of Chinese movement exercise promoting the flow of Chi (vital
energy) through the body. It comprises exercises for stretching and mobilising the
body and joints, breathing techniques, slow movement exercises, static postures,
special walking methods , relaxation techniques and meditation.
Many people report feeling calmer, less stressed, physically stronger, having increased
levels of energy, and a greater sense of wellbeing. It is easy to learn, and no previous
experience is necessary.
Kundalini Yoga is an ancient science that uses sound, mantra, energy healing, physical
exercises and meditations to release trauma from the energetic body, which surrounds
the physical body Providing increased flexibility, expanded lung capacity, a strong
core, and stress alleviation.
TAI CHI: Weekly from 5-6pm Starting Monday 15 th July
YOGA : Weekly 6.15pm- 7.30pm Starting Monday 15 th July
HEALING GONG BATH (Deep relaxation) Monthly 7.45-8.45pm
VENUE: Cross Houses Community Centre,
The Chestnuts, Cross Houses, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
All Tai Chi & Yoga classes are suitable for beginners
£8 each class or £35 for 5 classes.
For enquiries or bookings contact Tom Stacey 07974810254
Facebook page : Shropshireyoga
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
So a recent conversation between parishioners
went something like this….. The question “How do
we make our whole Parish more of a community?”
The response “Doesn’t matter what type of event
you put on, or what you do people will not support
it, we don’t have a community spirit anymore”.
Now there are some people in our parish who are
not willing to accept this…… so……. In an attempt to get a variety of people together from
across the parish a social event has been arranged for Wednesday 18th September, starting
at 7pm at the Cross Houses Community Centre.
To make it as inexpensive as possible bring your own drinks and snacks but if you would like
to bake a cake, bring a cake. There will be darts, dominoes, cards and bingo. If you have a
game you enjoy bring it along and if anyone has a giant Jenga that would be fab ☺
Encourage your neighbours to come along, enjoy a drink and a natter, meet other residents
and, hopefully, make new friends.
In addition if you have any old photos of the parish or of residents from the parish please
bring them along.
We look forward to seeing you on the 18th September.
Geoff Jones Sue Mason Eric Brayne
07368 275422 01743 761423 07485 091269
Parish Get Together
Wednesday 18th September, 7pm
Cross Houses Community Centre
Enjoy some games or a natter or
both. Everyone from across the
Parish is very welcome.
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:
Wenlock Fencing & Landscaping
Close Board Panels and Gates made to order
Call Gary Owen on m: 07837 293778 t: 01743 761821 e: email@example.com
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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