Berrington Village Pump Edition 146 Feb - Mar 2020

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The Village Pump

February - March 2020

Edition: No. 146

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: berringtonpc@gmail.com

Atcham Parish Council

Atcham Parish Council meet bi-monthly (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sep & Nov) on a Wednesday

evening at the Malthouse, Atcham at 7.30pm.

Atcham Parish Council consists of seven elected or co-opted Parish Councillors: Colin Wildblood

(Chairman), Colin Morris (Vice-Chairman), Jayne Caswell, Alastair Home-Roberts, Sue Shedden

and Rob Trow. Parish Councillors can be contacted as follows:

Jayne Caswell - jmjcaswell@gmail.com

Colin Morris - colinmorris113@googlemail.com

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

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

Sue Shedden - sueshedden52@gmail.com

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Atcham Parish Council Website www.atchamparishcouncil.org.uk

IMPORTANT

Atcham Parish Clerk

Mrs Lorna Pardoe,

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

Tel: 07379 213308 email: atchampc@gmail.com

Deadline for the APRIL - MAY 2020 issue is

Friday 20th March 2020


News from your Shropshire Councillor

Claire Wild

HAVE YOU GOT YOUR SMART WATER?

During the summer of 2019 Atcham & Berrington Parish Councils received a

presentation giving details of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s initiative to offer subsidised

SmartWater © property marking kits to parish councils.

The scheme offered the kits to parish councils at a substantially reduced cost. Additionally if the council took

up the scheme and offered the kits to all residents free of charge and over 70% of residents registered to

take part in the scheme then a package of additional measures would be provided. The additional measures

included the erection of signs at key locations which indicate that the scheme is in place. Criminals entering

the parish will then know that the vast majority of households in the area have been supplied with these kits

and therefore may consider going elsewhere rather than stealing valuables which are easily traced.

There was unanimous support for this project from councillors and residents and, if you haven’t already

done so, you can now collect and register YOUR FREE SMARTWATER © PROPERTY MARKING KIT. If you would

like more information on SmartWater © please visit www.smartwater.com

Many communities within Shropshire and elsewhere have already taken up this scheme and are reporting

reductions in the number of burglaries, some as much as by 80%. There have already been a number of

successes locally with property being returned following a burglary thanks to the valuables being marked

with SmartWater © . I do hope you will join the scheme and make it a success in our parishes, we have almost

reached the 70% figure in both parishes and the parish councils and I are keen that as many residents as

possible take up the free offer.

To get your SmartWater © kit please call 01743 718695 or email the parish clerk at

atchampc@gmail.com or berringtonpc@gmail.com and arrange collection or drop

off. The collection of the kit and registering it against your address will take a

maximum of 10 minutes.

Best wishes,

Claire

t:: 01743 255 884 m: 07582 002 100 E-mail:

claire.wild@shropshire.gov.uk

POLICE CONTACT INFORMATION

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

shrewsburyre.snt@westmercia.pnn.police.uk

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

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

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CLUB DATES - WEDNESDAYS

@ Cross Houses

22nd January, 5th February,

4th & 18th March and 1st April

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.

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

Julia or Eric a call on 01743 761366. Full training will be given. The Youth Club runs every other

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

Thanks in anticipation of your help.

For more information regarding the Youth Club please contact

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

Shropshire Youth Association is a Safer Recruitment Organisation

THE BELL PUBLIC HOUSE CROSS HOUSES

PENSIONERS LUNCHEON CLUB

WEDNESDAYS 12th FEB & 11th MAR

Please telephone 01743 761264 to book your place and

select your meal choice.

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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: andybithell@yahoo.co.uk

www.handymanhomeservices.co.uk

Window Cleaning Rates from:

Small House / Bungalow £7.50

Medium House/Bungalow £10.00

Large House / Bungalow £12.50

Why not try?

Severndale Nurseries

For a good selection of

*Quality bedding plants* *Pot Plants*

*Perennials* *Shrubs*

Personal Service

Weekdays 9am - 6pm

Sundays 10am - 5pm

Cross Houses 761212

Do you need a Helping Hand?

DOMESTIC SERVICES - LOCAL TO YOUR AREA

Cleaning, Shopping, Ironing,

Gardening, Dog Walking etc

Excellent references

Contact: Sandra

(Cross Houses)

Tel no. 07377 629596

Netley Boarding Kennels

& Cattery

New fully heated and insulated kennels now open

Full inspection and bookings

Phone Den or Barb on 01743 718264 / 07803 240207

Collection and delivery service available

Enquire for discounts

Opening Times

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

Sat & Sun 9am-10am only

CROSS HOUSES

COMMUNITY

CENTRE

The Chestnuts, Cross Houses

SY5 6JH

Tuesdays, 9.30am

Contact Vicky on:

07758 987345

Come and join us,

a very warm welcome awaits

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FOR THE LOVE OF ANIMALS

Dog walking and

pet services

Tel: 07805 727 697

References available upon request

DJ'S Building Services

. Extensions . Brickwork

. Plastering . Kitchen Fitting

. Carpentry . Bathroom Suites

. Electrical Professional & Reliable

For a FREE QUOTE CALL

Dave on 01743 709 362

07828 148 593

ATCHAM

FLOWER

CLUB

The Malthouse, Atcham, Shrewsbury, SY5 6QE

Wednesday 19th

February, 7.30pm

Anne Whysall (Pontesbury)

“Round in Circles”

Wednesday 18th March,

7.30pm

Carron White (Anglesey)

“A Healthy Lifestyle”

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

Will be in

CROSS HOUSES

Every other Friday morning by the phone box

10.15am - 10.40am

Atcham & Cross Houses

Mobile Library

Will be in

ATCHAM

Every other Friday afternoon by “The Glebe”

1.30pm - 1.55pm

7th & 21st February and 6th & 20th March

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

Councils can be found on the Parish Council Websites:

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

Planning Applications can be found by visiting the links below:

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

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

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SHROPSHIRE FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY

Tuesday 18th February 2020, 7.15pm

Guest Speaker

Peter Dunhill

“Shrewsbury’s

Castlefields”

Tuesday 17th March 2020, 7.15pm

Guest Speaker - Alan Fallows

“Shrewsbury’ Freeman & Guilds

Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

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

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TWO COURSE

SPECIAL

12 - 3pm MON - SAT

£6.95

CROSS HOUSES

To book a table or for more information please call 01743 761264

P PPP P P P P CHOOSE FROM P P P P P P P

5oz GAMMON, EGG & CHIPS (GF)

WHOLETAIL BREADED SCAMPI,

CHIPS & GARDEN PEAS

CHILLI CON CARNE WITH RICE OR

CHIPS (GF)

SAUSAGES, FREE RANGE EGG,

CHIPS & PEAS

SWEET & SOUR VEGETABLES (V)

(GF) With rice or chips

BREADED PLAICE

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

BURGER

Served with chips

MINI BATTERED COD & CHIPS

ALL DAY BRUNCH

Sausage, bacon, egg, chips and baked

beans

FOLLOWED BY ANY SWEET FROM THE “TODAY” BOARD

The Bell Inn, an 18th century traditional country Inn, 4 miles south of Shrewsbury

town centre on the A458 Bridgnorth road. Offering local, seasonal freshly prepared

food, Bed & Breakfast - all ensuite rooms & of course a very warm welcome.

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Cross Houses

Knit and Natter

Nutter’s

We are a small group of very friendly ladies who

meet on the third Monday of the month, 10am -

12 noon at the Community Room, Noel Hill Road

for a chat and to make items for charity events

which we run twice a year for local causes -

everyone is welcome and you don't have to

worry about ability - we are all different and

learn from each other whilst having a laugh.

We welcome new members, please come along

and join us.

For more information please contact Sue on

01743 761355 / 07773 161635 or email

sueshedden52@gmail.com

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EARLSDALE GARDEN SERVICES

Professional Reliable Local Service

Tree Work / Hedge Work

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

Garden Work

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

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

Clearance / Make over * Registered Waste Carrier * Decking * Storm Damage

Repairs

All Work Fully Insured

Shropshire, Mid Wales and surrounding areas covered

• Advertise in Yell / Thompson Local * References

For a free quotation Tel: 01743 792924

or 07702 373856 / 07772 294633

Hardwood

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t: 01694 731621 (after 7pm)

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COUND & DISTRICT

CRAFTERS

Meetings are held on

the first Monday of

each month at

Cound Guildhall

10am - 12 noon. £5

per session, different crafts each

meeting.

Everyone is most welcome - new

ideas can be incorporated and tried

so please come along and join us.

Please contact Sue on 01743 761355

or email sueshedden52@gmail.com

for more information.

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

There will be a Eucharist [BCP] every Sunday at 11 a.m. apart

from those listed below:

Ash Wednesday - February 26th - a Communion Service at

11am with the imposition of Ashes.

Mothering Sunday 22nd March - This will be a Family Service at

11.15am No Communion. Posies of Spring Flowers will be

presented to all Mums and candles will be lit for those no longer

with us.

Palm Sunday - April 5th - Communion at 11am with the distribution of Palm Crosses.

Sunday 29th March - British Summer Time begins - Clocks go FORWARD one hour.

Baptism - Sunday 24th November - Oliver Max Dixon was welcomed into the Church family.

Congratulations to Jane & Paul Caswell on the arrival of a new grand-daughter Ella Rosie born

on January 3rd. A sister for Millie.

On Sunday 12th January we welcomed Bishop Sarah - the new Bishop of Shrewsbury who

conducted our morning Eucharist.

Atcham Flower Club meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month. New members would be very

welcome.

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THE CHAPEL COMMUNITY CENTRE, CROSS HOUSES

Day/Session

Monday to Thursday

Members of the

Parish

Outside of

the Parish

Rate Payable

Morning £35 £45

Afternoon £35 £45

Evening £35 £45

Friday to Sunday

Morning £35 £45

Afternoon £35 £45

Evening £50 £75

ROOM HIRE RATES

2020

A refundable deposit

equal to the rate of hire

or £50

whichever is lower, is to

be paid at the time of

booking.

If paying the deposit by

cheque, it must be valid

for at least one month

after the date booked.

The deposit will be

returned to you

providing the room/

venue is left as per our

terms and conditions.

To make a booking please call Sue Mason on 01743 761423 or 07964 120 998

Crown Podiatry Ltd

NEW chiropody/podiatry service now open in CRESSAGE

Modern, newly furbished clinic providing full range of services including:

• nail cutting/nail deformities

• corns/callus and verruca’s

• ingrowing toenails

• biomechanical assessments

• customised insoles

• neurovascular assessments

• diabetic foot care

Fully qualified (3 years training) & fully insured

HCPC Registration No: CH33162 (health insurance claims)

Member of The Society Of Chiropodists and Podiatrists

Mr Pius Karena (BSc MChS)

Tel: 01952 510865 Mobile 07790038367

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

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The

Station

Cattery

Berrington

Prop. Brenda Graham

Heated Chalets with outside

covered runs overlooking fields .

Personal attention at all times.

Inspection very welcome

01743 761513

Think Tank

Formerly Period Houses in Miniature

Military Model Kits,

Scenics & Tools

Gaugemaster Lighting

Metcalfe Card Kits, Dapol Kits

Deluxe Materials, Javis Scenics

Adhesives & Raw Materials

Humbrol & Hataka Paint

Amera Plastic Mouldings

Wood & Styrene Mouldings

14 Parade Shopping Centre

St Mary’s Place, Shrewsbury SY1 1DL

01743 360298

Keep up to date with Police and Crime Information in

our area with Community Messaging

• It’s Free

• You get real time updates on activity and crime

• You’re in control - choose what you receive and

how you receive it.

• Messages are sent direct by West Mercia Police

Visit www.westmercia.police.uk

and follow the links to community messaging.

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,

Happy New Year to you all!

A message was sent to me on New Years Day that read:

'I've learned a lot this year..

I learned things don't always turn out the way you planned, or the way you think they should.

And I've learned that there are things that go wrong that don't always get fixed or get put

back together the way they were before.

I've learned that some broken things stay broken, and I've learned that you can get through

bad times and keep looking for better ones,

as long as you have people who love you.' Jennifer Weiner

The Christian faith teaches us afresh this new year that God promised to be with us in good times

and in bad and has never made a person he does not love.

SERVICES IN FEBRUARY

Sunday 2nd February - Candlemas 9.45am Holy Communion at St Margaret's - The Revd Philip

Bytheway

Sunday 9th February - The Third Sunday before Lent Holy Communion at All Saints, Berrington-

The Revd Philip Bytheway

BERRINGTON CHURCHYARD

I am more than conscious of the anxiety and distress that has been caused by the suspension of

burials at All Saints Berrington. As already reported The Chancellor of the Diocese of Hereford is

preparing to hold a Hearing at All Saints, Berrington concerning the churchyard. The Chancellor and

Diocese wish to offer a pastoral response to the situation for the sake of Parishioners.

You can express your concerns directly to The Registry by contacting Sarah Girling, Pastoral

Secretary, Hereford Diocese, Telephone: 01432 373315 (direct line) Fax: 01432 352952

Email: s.girling@hereford.anglican.org

The date of the Hearing is yet to be announced, but will be made publicly known as widely as

possible as soon as I am notified by The Chancellors Office.

For any pastoral concerns please contact me directly:

The Revd Matthew Stafford

The Rectory, New Road, Much Wenlock, Shropshire TF13 6EQ

Tel: 01952 727396 Email: wenlockrectory@btinternet.com

Website: www.wenlockchurches.co.uk

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MESSY CHURCH in the Wenlock Team of Parishes.

For the last two and a half years, Messy Church has been meeting for

fun, food and fellowship (usually on the third Sunday of the month) in

Christ Church Primary School’s hall.

In that time, we’ve constructed countless junk models, concocted a feast

of sweet treats, and got creative with glue, paint and glitter. We’re not called Messy Church

for nothing..!

Whilst the crafts may be designed with children in mind, Messy Church is an ALL-AGE event.

We aim to create a strong sense of family and so we’d welcome everyone to join in.

Our messy, crafting time is followed by a Bible story (often a good opportunity for some drama)

and then a shared Sunday tea.

Do come along. Our families come from villages across the team and the children from a variety

of schools. It’s a lovely opportunity to meet, chat and share.

If you’ve got any questions, do contact us.

Looking forward to seeing you soon,

The Messy Church team

Please note: Whilst leaders are DBS checked, all children must be accompanied by a responsible

adult at all times.

Christ Church C of E Primary School, Cressage.

Sunday 16 th February 2020 at 4pm

Sunday 15 th March 2020 at 4pm

For further information, please contact Jude Walker

jude_wlkr@yahoo.co.uk

or 01952 510145

Berrington Church Lottery Winners

1st £15, 2nd Prize £10, 3rd Prize £5

December

1st L Crofts, 2nd J Jones, 3rd C King

January

1st N Gough, 2nd J Rowney, 3rd J Mott

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Love2Live

Take a steady and consistent approach to fitness training, says Love2Live

The new year is the perfect time to launch a fitness routine and start as you mean to go on in 2020,

says the joint general manager of a Shrewsbury fitness and wellness centre. Chris Skitt, from the

Love2Live gym and fitness studio at Salop Leisure’s multi-million-pound Love2Stay glamping and

caravanning resort, advises a steady and consistent approach to fitness training, rather than doing

too much, too soon. “Our instructors are here to advise and help people who want to improve their

fitness,” he said. For those looking to shed the pounds gained over the festive season by eating and

drinking more than normal, he advised: “Having treats over the Christmas period is fine, but don’t

necessarily overindulge. Go for a brisk walk or run and find ways of elevating your heart rate to burn

off calories.”

Love2Live has more than 200 members aged from 16 to 87 years, with an almost equal split of

sexes. There are more than 40 classes a week and the open gym space is accessible 15 hours a

day.

During January, Love2Live is waving its £20 joining fee for new members. Membership costs £45

per month, with concessions available for NHS employees and members of the Armed Forces.

Chris is now keen to double the size of the gym to add another class to further boost membership

during 2020. However, he stresses that Love2Live will be careful to maintain the excellent

community atmosphere that has been developed in the past year. “Our members are at the forefront

of the community wellness approach and without them, it wouldn’t be the facility that it is today,” he

added. “I would like to expand to give more people the opportunity to experience the community that

we have developed.”

Love2Live celebrates its first anniversary on February 1 and Chris is delighted that members are

engaging with events organised by the company away from the gym. To date, members have

enjoyed a day at Chester Races, a quiz night and a meal and a drink in Shrewsbury.

“Love2Live is in nice position which gives us a solid platform to launch the expansion going into the

new year,” he added. “We are developing a community that we are really proud of and we want

more people to come and participate.

In addition to the 250

square metre gymnasium

and studio, facilities and

activities at Love2Stay

include a natural Biotop

swimming pool, outdoor hot

tubs, restaurant, treatment

rooms, a bootcamp and

large children's adventure

play area.

For more details about

Love2Live,

call (01743) 583124.

Advertising Feature

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THE PUMP - ADVERTISING RATES

Advertising rates are:

Full Page: £25 per edition or £110 per annum

1/2 Page (Landscape): £12.50 per edition or £55 per annum

1/4 Page (Portrait): £10 per edition or £45 per annum

1/4 Page (Landscape): £10 per edition or £45 per annum

1/8 Page (Landscape): £7.50 per edition or £30 per annum

The Village Pump is a bi-monthly publication of 700 copies. Advertisements need to be paid for in

advance. If you would like to place an advert in the Village Pump then please contact the Editor:

Lezley Picton, Newmans Hall, Eaton Mascott, Shrewsbury SY5 6HE

e: lezley.bpc@gmail.com t: 01743 761619

Cheques should be made payable to Berrington Parish Council and sent to Berrington Parish Clerk,

Home, Back Lane, Longnor, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 7PP. Alternatively you can pay by Bank Transfer.

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

Atcham. If you feel you could help your community by delivering the Pump in your area please contact

Lezley Picton on 01743 761619. The more volunteer deliverers we have the smaller the area to deliver.

We look forward to hearing from you.

ADVERTISEMENT DISCLAIMER

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

RESERVES THE RIGHT TO EDIT ARTICLES IF SPACE IS LIMITED.


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* Brushcutting / strimming

Tel: 01743 761418

Mobile: 07580536112

Email: clive.s.gardiner@gmail.com

C. S. Gardiner

Garden services

Chimney Sweep

Certified Chimney Sweeper £40

Services we provide:

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Open Fires

Multi Fuel Appliances

CCTV Inspections

Free Smoke Tests

Nest Removal

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Much Wenlock & Cressage Medical Practice

FEB 2020

Care Quality Commission (CQC) Inspection

A comprehensive inspection was carried out at Much Wenlock and Cressage Medical Practice on

Monday 25 November 2019.

The CQC inspection looked in detail at the follow areas of service provided at the Practice:

Are the services safe?

Are the services effective?

Are the services caring?

Are the services responsive?

Are the services well-led?

The inspection rating for all of the above services provided by Much Wenlock and Cressage Medical

Practice was GOOD.

Many thanks to those patients and to the Patients’ Voice representatives who gave their time to

speak to the CQC inspectors on the day or completed comment cards.

The CQC report will be published on the Practice website:

www.muchwenlockandcressagemp.co.uk or alternatively it can be found on the CQC

website: www.cqc.org.uk.

Reflecting on the Flu Clinics of 2019

We are aware that there were a few issues surrounding the organisation of the 2019 Flu Campaign, and

acknowledge that the clinics did not run as smoothly as in previous years. We have listened to patients

comments and feedback, investigated the issues raised and will be working on resolving these for our 2020

Flu Campaign.

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 15th February 2020 From 10.30 am 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 muchwenlockmp@nhs.net

or call 01952 726011 and speak to

Melanie Jones.

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SUDOKO (Hard)

6 4

5 9 1

8 1 9

5 4 6 1

8 3 4

2 4 6 9

3 8 4

7 6 2

5 9

Fill in all the squares in the grid so that each row, column and

each of the 3 x 3 squares contains all the digits from 1-9.

SUDOKU X

1 3 9

8 6

2 5

7 9 4

1 5 6 8

6 8

2 5 3 8

3 7

1

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

box contains every digit from 1 - 9 inclusive.

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Missed Rubbish or Recycling

Collections

If your recycling, rubbish or garden waste is not collected as expected you must report your

missed collection to Shropshire Council within two working days by calling 0345 678 9007.

Before you report a missed collection please wait until 5pm (because the collection crews

may still be out working). Also check:

• that your containers were out on the right day.

• that your containers were out by 7am

• that your containers were out in the correct place

• that your lid was closed and no extra waste was next to your

bin

• that the correct waste was in the containers

Shropshire Council will investigate the incident and if your

collection has genuinely been missed they will come back and

collect it within two working days.

BERRINGTON VILLAGE HALL

The Village Hall in Berrington is

available for hire (at very

competitive rates). Prices available

on application. To make a booking

or an enquiry.

Please contact Penny Walker on

01743 761522

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There are lots of little things we can do in our homes

to play our small part in reducing landfill waste,

cleaning the air, and preserving the natural

landscape. But we double our efforts when we get our

kids involved, helping them understand the why to

our what.

When they get it, it’ll be second nature when they’re

adults—and that much easier to pass it down

to their children.

Here are some small, easy, green choices we can

make in our homes. Choose three that you’re not already doing, and make them a

habit this year.

ª Buy an inexpensive reusable water bottle, and stop buying plastic disposable

bottles.

ª Turn off lights when you leave the room.

ª Don’t turn on lights at all for as long as you can — open your curtains and use

natural light.

ª Research whether you can sign up for local renewable energy from your utility

company.

ª Switch to paperless

billing.

ª Cut down on single use

plastic, use string bags or

reusable bags for loose

fruit and veg,

ª Line dry your laundry,

assuming it ever stops

raining!

ª Lower the temperature on

your hot water.

ª Unplug unused chargers

and appliances.

ª Collect rainwater, and use

it to water your

houseplants and garden.

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CRESSAGE Gardening Club

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

February 20th 2020 – Welcome return visit by Mark Hall whose topic this time is ‘Growing Vegetables in

Small Spaces’

March 19 th 2020 – Laura Wilgoss from Wildgoose Nursery ‘Creating Beautiful Borders’

EVENTS 2019 UPDATES

November 2019 - Annual Christmas Flower Arranging Demonstration with a return visit by Anne Whysall

from Pontesbury

Members and friends came out on a very wet cold evening to welcome Anne Whysall to their annual

flower arranging evening. Anne is a very talented florist and 2019 was an exciting year for her as she was

invited to participate in several RHS events around the country. With Christmas in mind Anne

demonstrated several arrangements, large and small whilst updating members with the various successes

she had gained for her floristry work around the UK. At the end of the evening her gorgeous

arrangements were raffled off to the delight of those lucky enough to have the right colour and number

ticket!!

December 12 – Christmas Meal at The Huntsman, Little Wenlock

Members and guests returned once again to enjoy a special Christmas Meal at The Huntsman. The best

way to begin the countdown to Christmas and what a delight to be waited upon by friendly staff and no

washing up at the end!! Bliss!! Thanks to Annette and other committee members for arranging such a

lovely evening.

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.

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Cross

Houses

Book Club

Do you enjoy reading and would like to discuss your

ideas and thoughts with like minded people - then

please come and join our small, free, friendly and

local book club.

We meet at 7.15pm on the third Thursday of the

month at the Community Room, Noel Hill Road -

please come along and join us.

Everyone is welcome, for more information

please call Sue on 01743 761355

2020 Reading List

20th February

“And when did you last see your father”

- Blake Morrison

19th March

“Cutting for Stone” - Abraham Verghese

16th April

“Small Great Things” - Jodi Picoult

Change a child’s life in 2020:

become a foster carer

Shropshire Fostering, the fostering service of

Shropshire Council, are calling on local people to

think how they could change a child’s life for the

better in 2020 by becoming a foster carer.

At any one time there is an estimated 60,000

children being looked after by foster carers

nationally. There is a need for around 7,220 new

foster carers in England and 550 in Wales this

year. Locally, Shropshire Fostering are looking to

find five new foster carers each month to really

support children and provide a temporary, stable

and loving home at a time when children may not

be able to live with their own birth family.

For more information about fostering in this region

see www.shropshirefostering.co.uk

or call 0800 783 8798.

Victory in Europe Day, generally known as VE Day,

the day on which World War II in Europe ended

was the 8th May 1945.

On this day, in the UK, more than one million

people celebrated in the streets to mark the end

of the European part of the war.

VE Day is celebrated and remembered by people

around Britain each year. The 70th anniversary of

VE Day in 2015 was marked with a series of

events across the UK including parades, street

parties, a service of thanksgiving and a concert in

central London.

The 8th May 2020 will mark the 75th anniversary

of VE Day, which will be another occasion for

celebrations.

Is there any interest from the Parish to host a

celebration on the 8th May (or on the weekend of

8th/10th). Would you be interested in attending

an event? If so please contact Sue Mason on

01743 761423 or 07964 120 998 or leave a

comment on the Community Facebook Page Post.

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News from Christ Church C.E. Primary School

Preparing, Sowing, Growing

What was your favourite book as a child? Last month we started off the New Year with some staff training on

how to develop ‘reading for pleasure’. The greatest indicator that a child will succeed and fulfil their

potential in GCSEs, A’ levels etc is if they choose to read. It is a more important factor than parental income,

background, teachers etc. How do we encourage children to read more? It is easy to be pessimistic and say

that with gaming – playstations etc. and children watching Youtube, that reading is less likely. However

whilst screen time and how to manage this as a parent can be a challenge, there has also been a real

increase in the quality and breadth of children’s literature. Walk around a local bookshop and you will see

how many new books for children and young adults are being published.

We are really lucky in Shropshire that the Council still

fund a School Library Service and each term we have

hundreds of great quality books, both fiction and

related to our class topics. The children love delving

into the boxes and choosing new books for

themselves. Our Year 6s went on a visit last term and

were amazed – there are tens of thousands of quality

books at the Shire Hall base and they really enjoyed

choosing for themselves.

At our training day we read some research which said

that ‘The most important thing a teacher can do is to

read aloud.’ We could not agree more – and we

have all made a 2020 resolution to read more to our classes.

Acorns: Year R and Year 1 - theme is ‘Space and Transport’ taught by Mrs Martin.

Holly: Year 2 and Year 3- theme is ‘Egyptians’ taught by Mr Kennedy and Mrs Cansdale.

Willow: Year 4 and Year 5 theme is ‘Romans’ taught by Mrs Douch.

Oak: Year 6 theme is ‘Greeks’ 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 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. School Transport is available if you live outside of Cressage and within our

catchment area, we have a school bus and taxi bringing in nearly 30 children.

Tracey Cansdale, Headteacher

Follow us on FaceBook or Twitter for regular news and updates:

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USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS

Cressage Surgery 01952 511166

Samaritans 01743 369696

Crime Stoppers 0800 555 111

Furniture Scheme 01743 246668

Shrewsbury Police Station 0300 333 000

Bromford Housing Association 0330 1234 034

Severnside Housing 01743 285000

01743 360945 (emergencies)

Councillor Claire Wild 01743 255 884 / 07582 002 100

UK National Drugs Helpline 0800 77 66 00

Citizens Advice Bureau (Shrewsbury) 0344 499 1100

Age Concern 01743 233123

Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247

Cruse Bereavement Care Helpline 0808 808 1677

Atcham & Berrington Parish Council’s - Clerk 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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