The Village Pump
December 2019 - January 2020
Edition: No. 145
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: 07379 213308 mail: 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: 07379 213308 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for the FEBRUARY - MARCH 2020 issue is
Friday 17th January 2020
News from your Shropshire Councillor
MyShropshire is a new online account that gives you quick and easy access to a range of
online services offered by Shropshire Council.
This account is tied into Shropshire Council’s CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system, which
allows you to keep track of all the things you've reported to them, and makes it easier for you to interact
with an ever-increasing range of services - whenever or wherever you wish to use them. Shropshire Council
are adding new functions and content to this regularly to make MyShropshire even better, so check back and
let me know what you think!
What can I do on MyShropshire?
Currently, you can access the following services:
Make a comment, compliment or complaint * Report a pothole * Report a streetlight or illuminated sign
issue * Report a spillage * Report an issue with a barrier or bollard * Report an issue with a manhole cover or
drainage grid * Report an issue with road markings * Report an issue with a sign
Report an issue with kerbs or studs (cats eyes) * Report flooding * Report an issue with traffic lights * Report
an issue with an electronic sign * Report an issue with a bridge, cattle grid or retaining wall * Salting and
snow clearance. As time goes by more services will be added.
Why have an online account?
The MyShropshire account will give you access to a wide range of services at any time of the day. This gives
you the freedom to report, request or pay for something when you have free time, rather than having to find
the time to ring or visit the Council during normal working hours.
It’s important to note that an online transaction also costs much less than a phone call or visit in person, with
costs in the pence rather than pounds. The money saved can then be used for other services the Council
offers, such as adult social care or Children’s Services. Every time you use MyShropshire you are helping the
Council continue to provide quality services for the residents of Shropshire.
Thanks to everyone who make our communities vibrant and caring. For those who pick up litter, arrange
parties, run youth clubs, deliver Village Pumps and much, much, more a massive thank you to you all.
Best wishes for the festive season and all good wishes for the New Year,
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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puts care ahead of everything
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new ways to help our clients. It
is this that sets us apart from
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We are unique in that we constantly aim to
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We would love to talk to you about your
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We understand the difficulties
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independence and ensuring your
safety and happiness.
We will do all we can to make sure
every day is a special day for you, even
if it is just to leave you smiling.
Tel: 01743 626116
CLUB DATES - WEDNESDAYS
@ Cross Houses
4th & 18th Dec &
8th & 22nd Jan
Our youth club caters for young people aged 9 - 14. 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.
YOUTH CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY
Our Youth Club Christmas Party will be held on
Wednesday 18th December at the usual time. Please
note this party is for Youth Club Members only as there
is a community Christmas Party for the children on
Saturday 14th December.
For more information regarding the Youth Club please contact
Richard Parkes on 01743 730005 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Shropshire Youth Association is a Safer Recruitment Organisation
THE BELL PUBLIC HOUSE CROSS HOUSES
PENSIONERS LUNCHEON CLUB
WEDNESDAYS 11th DEC & 8th JAN
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
If Peter Piper can pick a peck
of pickled peppers,
then you can
pick up a poo.
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
The Chestnuts, Cross Houses SY5 6JH
Contact Vicky on:
Come and join us, a very warm
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
Lorena Dyer (Coventry)
“A Christmas Wish”
Wednesday 15th January,
Jackie Jones (Welshpool)
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
6th & 20th December,
3rd, 17th & 31st January
Will be in
Every other Friday afternoon by “The Glebe”
1.30pm - 1.55pm
6th & 20th December,
3rd, 17th & 31st January
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 December 2019, 7.15pm
Tuesday 21st January 2020, 7.15pm
There will be a short
A.G.M. before a talk by
“The March of
An amusing look at
archery as an elite
Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Shrewsbury SY5 6JH
Why not visit our website www.sfhs.org.uk
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
5oz GAMMON, EGG & CHIPS (GF)
WHOLETAIL BREADED SCAMPI,
CHIPS & GARDEN PEAS
CHILLI CON CARNE WITH RICE OR
SAUSAGES, FREE RANGE EGG,
CHIPS & PEAS
SWEET & SOUR VEGETABLES (V)
(GF) With rice or chips
Served with chips and peas
MIXED VEGETABLE CURRY (V) (GF)
With rice or 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
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.
EARLSDALE GARDEN SERVICES
Professional Reliable Local Service
Tree Work / Hedge Work
* Lopping * Pruning * Tall Trees Reduced / Felled * Hedges shaped and reduced
Fencing erected/repaired * Slabbing * Paving/Paths * Shed Bases * Patios *
Patio Cleaning * Gravelling * Turfing * Stone Walls * Garden Walls * Garden
Clearance / Make over * Registered Waste Carrier * Decking * Storm Damage
All Work Fully Insured
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m: 07860 419025
t: 01694 731621 (after 7pm)
COUND & DISTRICT
Meetings are held on
the first Monday of
each month at
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 information.
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
Massive THANK YOU to all
those who supported our Early
raised over £600
for Dementia UK.
CHURCH SERVICES and NEWS from ST.EATA'S, ATCHAM
Sunday 1st December - Advent Sunday. Service 11 a.m.
Sunday 8th December - Christingle Service [Service of Light]
at 11.15 a.m.
Sunday 22nd December - Carol Service at 11 a.m.
Tuesday 24th December - Christmas Eve Service 9 p.m.
Wednesday 25th December - Christmas Day - Service 11 a.m.
Everyone very welcome at all of these services. The Church
will be decorated for Christmas on Saturday 21st December
from 9.30 a.m. onwards. Any help or donations of flowers
would be welcome. Also help to put up the tree. Thank you.
New Bishop of Shrewsbury - Bishop Sarah will be visiting St.Eata's on Sunday 12th January.
Hymns & Pimms evening held recently was a great success. Thanks to all those who chose their favourite
hymns and all who provided refreshments.
Annual Bridge Drive - Sunday 6th October raised over £900 towards the upkeep of our historic
Church. Thanks to everyone involved.
Songs of Praise - under discussion for the future - for the staff and volunteers from Attingham.
A Pets Service - possible 4th October 2020 - the feast of St.Francis.
Remembrance Sunday - November 10th. a traditional Service was held in Church with a short Service held
immediately afterwards in the Churchyard to remember the Airmen buried there.
Sad news - the funeral of Cyril Williams was held on Thursday 7th November. Cyril and his family had been
residents in the Parish and his children attended Atcham School. Rest eternal grant unto him, O Lord and let
light perpetual shine upon him. Our deepest sympathy to his family.
Erica and Chris Jervis - we say "goodbye" to a couple who have served the Church for many years both as
Secretary to the P.C.C.[Erica] and both as Members of the P.C.C. They will be moving to Worcestershire to be
near their family. We wish them happiness in their new home and we will miss you.
A BIG thank you to all the people who deliver our Village Pump
throughout the year., without them you wouldn’t get your bimonthly
news letter delivered to your door. So next time you
see someone delivering The Pump, please say a quick thank you.
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.
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
please call Sue Mason on 01743 761423 or 07964 120 998
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.
Chapel Community Centre
Fun and games, nibbles and
pop, hopefully we can
persuade Santa to stop by! All
children must be
accompanied by an adult.
See you there!
SATURDAY 14TH DECEMBER, 5PM
Prop. Brenda Graham
Heated Chalets with outside
covered runs overlooking fields .
Personal attention at all times.
Inspection very welcome
Do you need a Helping Hand?
DOMESTIC SERVICES - LOCAL TO YOUR AREA
Cleaning, Shopping, Ironing,
Gardening, Dog Walking etc
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
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.
Following on from conversations on
the Cross Houses Community Facebook
Page a refreshed Neighbourhood
Watch Scheme is up and running.
A meeting will be arranged in the near
future but in the meantime if you want
more information please contact
Geoff on 07368 275422.
Are we really in December? Where has 2019 gone? Well, we have arrived at that Month where
not only are we preparing for Christmas but also an election, on my Birthday of all days!
I have a Christmas Card that I have kept in my Carol Book for about 20 years and wish to share
with you as Christmas approaches, that seems very appropriate in the present climate.
The Christmas Card reads:
When the song of the angels is stilled+
When the star is gone+
When the Kings and Princes are home+
When the Shepherds are back with their flocks+
The work of Christmas begins:
To find the lost+
To heal the broken+
To feed the hungry+
To release the prisoner+
To rebuild the nations+
To bring peace among people+
To make music in the heart+
Song of the Angels by Howard Thurman
Wishing you a Happy Christmas and every blessing for 2020.
Matthew Stafford (Revd)
RECTOR OF THE WENLOCK GROUP OF PARISHES
CHURCH SERVICES IN THE PARISH
OF BERRINGTON WITH BETTON STRANGE
Sunday 15th December 2.30pm
St Margaret’s, Betton Strange
Tuesday 17th December, 7pm
All Saints, Berrington
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES in the area
5.30pm, Much Wenlock (Crib / Nativity)
7.15pm, Sheinton Eucharist followed by carols
8pm, Kenley, Candlelit Eucharist
11.30pm, Much Wenlock, Midnight Mass
11.30pm, Harley, Welcoming Christmas
CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE
11am, All Saints Berrington
There are no services at Betton or Berrington in January. Details of services in the area can be
found by visiting www.wenlockchurches.co.uk
Tuesday 17th December, 7pm
Please join us for, what is likely to be,
our last carol service at Berrington. If
you would like to take part by reading a
poem or a story, singing or playing for
the service please contact
Tracy Weaver on 01743 761795.
COME AND JOIN US at
Christ Church C of E
Sunday 1st December
2019 at 4pm
Sunday 19th January 2020 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 Jude
Walker firstname.lastname@example.org or 01952
Samurai Sudoko (Hard)
The standard sudoku rules apply to each 9 x 9 grid. Place digits from 1 to 9 in each empty cell. Every row,
every column, and every 3 x 3 box should contain one of each digit. The puzzles on Samurai Sudoku have one
unique solution which can be found with pure logic, no guessing required.
2 5 3 8 1
1 6 5 4 5 1 9
3 4 9 2 8
4 2 9 4 7 5
9 6 2 9 7
1 6 7 5 2 9
9 4 5 4 1 8 3 2
4 1 8 9 4 5 2 6
8 5 2 3 6 5 7 4
1 3 5
3 8 6
7 2 6 1 7 9 6 1 2
1 3 4 9
6 9 2 3 6 1 4 2 5 3
5 1 9
8 7 4 8 1 7
5 3 7 8 4 4
9 7 1 3 8
7 6 9 3 4
6 5 9 1 2 7
A “CHRISTMAS” QUIZ
1. What’s the name of the period leading up to
2. How many Wise Men brought gifts to Jesus?
3. How does Good King Wenceslas like his pizzas?
4. Who brings presents to Children in Holland on the
5. How many letters are there in the angelic alphabet?
6. In what town was Jesus born?
7. How many presents were given in total in the 12 Days of Christmas?
8. In what decade was the first Christmas Card sent in the UK?
9. Who started the custom of Wassalling?
10. What colour is The Grinch?
11. How many of Rudolph’s eight companions names start with a “D”?
12. In what year was “A Christmas Carol” published? Answers on page 29
Flowers & Cleaning Rota
December Freda Donnelly
January Stella Hall Jean Law
Berrington Church Lottery Winners
1st £15, 2nd Prize £10, 3rd Prize £5
1st A Weaver, 2nd M Davis, 3rd P Whittle
1st J Law, 2nd L Rowlands, 3rd J Davis
* 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
Access to Medical Services over the Christmas/New Year Period
Over the Christmas period the Practice will be closed as follows:
Wednesday 25 December : Practice Closed
Thursday 26 December: Practice Closed
Cressage will close at 12.30 pm on Christmas Eve; Much Wenlock will be open until 6.00 pm
with 111 taking calls from 6.00 pm Tuesday 24 December until 8.30 am Friday 27 December.
Both surgeries will be open as usual on Friday 27 December, Monday 30 December, Tuesday
Wednesday 1 January: Practice Closed.
The 111 service will be available to provide medical advice over the Christmas and New Year
DO YOU LOOK AFTER SOMEONE WHO IS
ILL, FRAIL, DISABLED OR MENTALLY ILL?
We are interested in identifying carers, especially those people who may be caring without
help or support. We know that carers are often “hidden” looking after a family member or
helping a friend or neighbour with day-to-day tasks and may not see themselves as a carer.
Caring for someone is an important and valuable role in the community, which is often a 24
hour job that can be very demanding and isolating for the carer. Carers should receive
appropriate support by way of access to accurate information on a range of topics such as
entitlement to benefits and respite care and not least, a listening ear when things get too
As a Carer, you are also entitled to have your needs assessed by Social Services. A
Carer’s Assessment is a chance to talk about your needs as a carer and the possible ways
help could be given. It also looks at the needs of the person you care for. There is no charge
for an assessment.
If you are a carer, please ask at Reception for a
‘CARERS IDENTIFICATION AND REFERRAL FORM’
LOST PROPERTY We have a number of personal items that have been left by patients at both sites which
have accumulated over the years. We will be disposing of these items if they are not collected by the end
of December 2019. Please speak to a member of reception if you think you may have left any personal belongings
following a visit to the Practice. From January 2020 we will dispose of any left items if they remain
uncollected after 3 months.
DO WE MAKE OURSELVES CLEAR?
DO YOU OR A PERSON YOU CARE FOR HAVE A DISABILITY, IMPAIRMENT OR SENSORY
WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE INFORMATION IN A WAY THAT CAN BE EASILY UNDERSTOOD
OR IN A DIFFERENT FORMAT?
GET YOUR FLU VACCINATION
If you are eligible for the Flu Vaccination contact the
Practice to book your flu vaccination appointment.
Whilst having the vaccine doesn’t prevent ordinary
colds it helps prevent flu!
WHEN THE PRACTICE IS CLOSED AND YOU NEED NON URGENT GENERAL ADVICE
If you need advice about your symptoms you can obtain assistance from your local
pharmacy who are also able to provide advice and treatment for cold sores, headache,
heartburn, nasal congestion, temperature, head Lice, sore throat etc.
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.
Saturday 14 December 2019
From 10.30 am to 12 Noon
At: Cressage Medical Practice
(refreshments will be provided)
Come along to our next Shared Reading Group on:
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.
The Practice would like to take this opportunity to thank the Patients’ Voice and the Compassionate
Communities Group (CoCo) for their support over the past year. Many thanks to the group co-ordinators
and volunteers for all their hard work.
And finally we would like to wish all our patients a very happy Christmas and healthy New Year
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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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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2 6 3
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each of the 3 x 3 squares contains all the digits from 1-9.
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Complete the grid so that every row, column, diagonal and 3x3
box contains every digit from 1 - 9 inclusive.
CRESSAGE Gardening Club
December 12 – Christmas Meal at The Huntsman, Little Wenlock, meet there 7.00pm for 7.30pm
dinner. Members and Guests. For more information contact Annette Ambrose
January 16 2020 – AGM 7.30p.m. Cressage Village Hall
Di Perry from David Austin Roses at Albrighton was our guest speaker in October and took as her
subject ‘The History and Cultivation of English Roses’. Almost 60 years ago
David Austin introduced his first commercial rose ‘Constance Spy’ to the nation. To date over 200+
varieties of the English Rose have been created by David Austin and his dedicated team and sold all
over the world. David Austin Snr sadly died late last year at the age of 92 leaving behind a son, also
David, to continue his life’s work.
Di Perry visual presentation covered the many different types of roses that David Austin Roses sell
throughout the world ranging from the small patio roses, through the hybrid teas, to the standard roses
many of us plant in our gardens these days, onto climbers and ramblers. She readily answered
members’ questions such as ‘what type of rose to plant in different situations’, ‘why is my climbing
rose now turning up its toes’ and ‘how to keep my roses going during the colder winter months or
A thoroughly friendly, informative and interesting speaker Di Perry will surely be making a return visit
to CGC in the future!
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 information.
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
Buy local, use local services and tradesman and support the local economy
Trees, Hedges & Woodlands
• Tree Surgery, Small or Large Trees, felling, pruning or planting
• Hedge Management - trimming & shaping - large or small
• Traditional hedge-laying
• Woodland Management - Coppicing, felling, planting
• Orchard Management
£5m Public Liability and £10 Employee Liability
Tel: 01743 891231 Mobile: 07974 300328 Email: email@example.com
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
2019/20 Reading List
December 19th 2019
“The Man I Think I Know” - Mike Gayle
“The Mother’s Bond” - Denise Welch
January 16th 2020
“When will there be Good News?” - Kate Atkinson
February 20th 2020
“And when did you last see your father”
- Blake Morrison
The Four Stages of Life
1. You believe in Santa
2. You don't believe in Santa
3. You dress as Santa
4. You look like Santa
Answers to Christmas Quiz
1. Advent, 2. More than one, the bible
doesn’t actually say how many. 3. Deep
and crisp and even. 4. St Nicholas. 5.
25; “no el” 6. Bethlehem 7. 364
8. 1840s, specifically 1863 9. The Anglo-
Saxons, it means “good health 10.
Green 11. Three - Dasher, Dancer and
Donner 12. 1843
TAI CHI CLASSES:
A gentle form of Chinese movement
exercise promoting the flow of Chi (vital
energy) through the body
KUNDALINI YOGA CLASSES
6.45- 8pm Mondays Liberating
workout for body mind & spirit Aids
flexibility, expands lung capacity, builds
strength Develops inner Peace
GONG BATH RELAXATION
1 st Monday of month 8-9pm
Chapel Community Centre, The Chestnuts
Cross Houses Shrewsbury SY5 6JH
Try a Tai Chi or Yoga class £8 each or
£40 for 6 classes
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)
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, Shropshire.
Contact David on:
Mob: 07813 956998
Tel: 01743 343561
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
News from Christ Church C.E. Primary School
Learning, Listening, Living
Collaboration – working with other schools and experts is at the heart of village school life in 2019. It means that we
can continue to offer a rich and broad curriculum but in a small setting. These two photos happened over one week in
our school: Year 6s visiting Concord College to use their equipment for a science lesson on electricity (even most large
primary schools don’t own their own Van De Graaff Generator!) and Mr Ashford from Shropshire Music Service coming
into school to teach guitar.
We work with Shropshire Music Service which means that children in school are taught by specialist music teacher
both in terms of learning an instrument and for curriculum music lessons. Going regularly to our local secondary
schools, Concord and William Brookes means that our children can use specialist resources and equipment to deepen
their learning. Shrewsbury Town Football Club work with us on Tuesdays and Thursdays meaning that PE coaches
enthuse and inspire our youngsters to be healthy and active and working in the East Shropshire School Sports
Partnership means that we have plenty of fixtures and sporting competitions with other smaller schools.
Collaboration also happens digitally – we enjoy reading blogs and following educational research from other schools.
Oak Class are currently taking part in an experiment as to whether working ‘shoe-less’ helps children to feel more
relaxed and receptive to learning. Teachers regularly read and share ideas online, meaning we are part of a huge
world-wide research community seeking the best way to enthuse and educate our children. It gives a new meaning to
the saying ‘think globally, act locally’!
Acorns: Year R and Year 1 - theme is ‘Fairy Tales’ taught by Mrs Martin.
Holly: Year 2 and Year 3- theme is ‘Whether the Weather!’ taught by Mr Kennedy and Mrs Cansdale.
Willow: Year 4 and Year 5 theme is ‘Mountains’ taught by Mrs Douch.
Oak: Year 6 theme is ‘Earthquakes’ taught by Mrs Clarke
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
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. School
Transport is available if you live outside of Cressage.
Tracey Cansdale, Headteacher
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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 07379 213308
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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