Berrington Village Pump Edition 151 Dec 20 - Jan 21

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Village Magazine for the parishes of Atcham and Berrington in Shropshire, UK

The Village Pump

DECEMBER 2020 - JANUARY 2021

Edition: No. 151

Best wishes to you all for the

festive season and for the New Year

Have yourself a

jolly “careful”

Christmas

CAROLS ON THE DOORSTEP

We all need something to look forward to and

with the Shrewsbury’s lights switch-on and

Radio Shropshire’s Carols in the Square being

cancelled this year, along with all other ‘in

person’ festive events, an idea for Carols on the

Doorstep was formed. Residents across

Shropshire are invited to stand on their

doorsteps from 6-7pm on Wednesday 16

December and sing along to a set list of carols

which will be broadcast by Radio Shropshire. It

will be repeated on Christmas Eve. BBC Radio

Shropshire will broadcast a set list of carols and

Christmas songs to help everyone keep in time.

So, on the 16 th December, stand on your

doorstep with your household bubble, switch

on the radio and we can all sing carols

together.

Please keep to household bubbles only on

doorsteps!

There’s also an opportunity to enter in to a

best decorated house competition too!

More information on pages 8 & 9

The Village Pump, 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 Covid-19 Arrangements.

Berrington Parish Council usually meets at 7pm on the 1st Thursday of every month (except August and sometimes

December) at the Chapel Community Centre.

Until the Parish Council is able to meet in person, meetings will be held via the online platform Zoom. Details

of each meeting can be found on the Parish Council’s Website. To take part in these meetings you need to

contact the Parish Clerk no later than 36 hours before the meeting to request access.

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 Covid-19 Arrangements.

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

Malthouse, Atcham at 7.30pm.

Until the Parish Council is able to meet in person, meetings will be held via the online platform Zoom. Details

of each meeting can be found on the Parish Council’s Website. To take part in these meetings you need to

contact the Parish Clerk no later than 36 hours before the meeting to request access.

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 Wildblood - c.j.wildblood@btinternet.com

Sue Shedden - sueshedden52@gmail.com

Colin Morris - colinmorris113@googlemail.com

Alastair Home-Roberts - home.farming@btconnect.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 FEBRUARY - MARCH 2021 issue is

Friday 15th January 2021


A message from your Shropshire Councillor

Claire Wild

If there has been one good thing to come out of the Covid-19 Pandemic it is

confirmation of just how important communities are. We stood on doorsteps

and clapped for carers and people got involved in Covid Response teams

helping those who were in need and the community Facebook page came into

it’s own and proved that social media can be such a positive tool.

On this note let’s say a big community thank you

to Stephy and Sharl and their band of helpers for putting on the

scarecrow event at Halloween which, despite the torrential rain, was

enjoyed by so many families all socially distanced of course. There were

some seriously impressive scarecrows and it must have been a difficult

job for the judge, our very own High Sherriff Dean Harris from

Berrington. The raffle was also very impressive and a big thank you to all

those who donated prizes. The event raised a fabulous £720 for Breast

Cancer Research.

Despite the Community Centre not being in use the displays put up in the window for both Halloween

and Remembrance Sunday were lovely and appreciated by many. Thank you Sue, Ray and Brenda for

your work on this.

The scarecrow event did not put Stephy and Sharl off as they are now busy liaising with Santa’s Elves

to ensure that Santa makes a stopover on Christmas Eve (Page 4 for more details). Thank you so much

both. Santa’s Elves are raising money for the Neonatal unit in Stoke and they will have a donations

bucket with them as they travel around the village.

I am hoping that by the next time I write for the February and March 2021 edition of The Pump we will

be getting back to the new normal.

As always if anyone needs any help please do not hesitate to get in contact with me.

Please take care over the festive season, and stay safe.

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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Santa’s making a special visit to

Cross Houses on Christmas Eve

Santa’s Elves have been really busy. They know that you might

not be able to visit Santa in the usual way in the run up to

Christmas so they have persuaded Santa to make a special visit

to Cross Houses Village.

On Christmas Eve Santa will be doing his rounds in Cross Houses

visiting the children (and the older children!). The Elves will need

£3.50 per child and for this you will get a book signed by Santa,

some chocolate coins and a personalised letter and the

experience of Santa visiting on Christmas Eve.

With Covid-19 still around the children would need to watch from indoors and

Santa's Elves will pop their present on their doorstep.

Santa has agreed that his Elves can raise money for the Stoke Neonatal Unit ICU for

babies so what better way to raise money by bringing some good cheer along the

way. If you would just like to make a donation to the Neonatal Unit the Elves will

have a collection bucket which you could pop something into if you so wished as

they pass by.

Please let the Elves know if you would like Santa to visit your little ones. Last date for

booking is the 6th December so the Elves can ensure all the gifts and letters are

sorted before Christmas Eve. To book a place you can get a message to the Elves via

Stephy in the Post Office or by messaging Stephy Durkan on Facebook via the Cross

Houses Community Page.

Santa and the Elves will be traveling around the village from 3.15pm onwards

Christmas Eve so they can take their time and make it super magical.

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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 are currently meeting virtually but hope to resume

meeting up in person as soon as it is safe to do so.

For more information please call Sue on 01743

761355 or email sueshedden52@gmail.com

2020/21 Reading List

December 2020

“By the Light of my Father’s Smile” - Alice Walker

January 2021

“Normal People” - Sally Rooney

February 2021

“Saving Missy” - Beth Morrey

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

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/planning-tracker/

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* Lawn mowing

* Hedge cutting

* Pruning

* Weeding

* Planting

* Brushcutting / strimming

Tel: 01743 761418

Mobile: 07580536112

Email: clive.s.gardiner@gmail.com

C. S. Gardiner

Garden services

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COULD YOUR HOUSE BE THE

BEST DRESSED HOUSE THIS CHRISTMAS?

Decorate Your Doorstep this Christmas to win a clutch of fab prizes!

My Shrewsbury magazine has teamed up with Birgitta Zoutman Photography, supported by Taylor

Wimpey, Wace Morgan and Bellway Homes to bring you this festive competition - with some great prizes

awarded for 'FUN', 'STYLISH' and 'OVER THE TOP' decorations.

HOW TO ENTER

To enter please send us a picture of your decorated doorstep to

editorial@myshrewsbury.co.uk no later than December 14th.

The competition is to be judged by The High Sheriff of

Shropshire and the Mayor of Shrewsbury, together with a

representative from Shrewsbury Foodbank.

PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER

16TH, THE NIGHT OF DOORSTEP CAROLS!

Birgitta is also offering you the chance to have your photograph

taken on your doorstep in exchange for donations to the

Shrewsbury Foodbank. Please

email bzoutmanphoto@outlook.com for details

PRIZES

The brilliant awards and prizes include:

The Most Fun Decorations

A family ticket for four to all Shropshire Festivals events in 2021

The Most Stylish Household

A voucher for £80 off any photoshoot from Birgitta Zoutman Photography

The Most 'Over the Top' Decorations

A family ticket for a Shrewsbury Prison tour

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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

The Malthouse, Atcham

Due to the government guidelines the Malthouse

Committee have

decided not to reopen

the venue at

present. They will

make a further

decision in the

New Year.

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

Vicki’s Slimming World Groups

in Cross Houses (Tuesday

mornings) and Harlescott

(Thursday mornings) are operating

but not in the usual way. Booking is

essential. For more information

please contact

Vicky on:

07758 987345

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CHURCH SERVICES

There will be no services at Berrington or

Betton Strange churches. Details for

services in Atcham can be found below

and on the next page for the Much

Wenlock area.

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

Sunday 6th December - Services will resume at 11 a.m. following

lockdown

CHRISTMAS

Christmas Eve Thursday 24th December. Service at 9 p.m.

Christmas Day Friday 25th December. 11 a.m.

Sunday 27th December 11 a.m.

These will be "said services" with organ music but no

singing. Masks to be worn. Could anyone wishing to come to

these Services please telephone the Parish Office to book in so

we can "Track and Trace" Telephone No:- 01743 355300 or e-

mail :-stgilesshrew@btconnect.com

A short Service of Remembrance was held on Sunday 8th November for the 2 minutes silence and the laying

of wreaths on behalf of the Parish and RAF Shawbury. Crosses were placed on the War Graves in the

Churchyard. LEST WE FORGET.

Wedding of Emma & Chris Pickering on 3rd October. We wish them many years of happiness.

Death of Elizabeth Brazier [Liz] Elizabeth had been a regular member of our Congregation with her husband

Darren, for some time. She had a beautiful singing voice. Her funeral was at St.Eata's on 7th October. She

was Deputy Head at Coleham School for around 20 years and will be sadly missed by everyone. May she rest

in peace and rise in glory. Our sympathy goes to Darren and Olivia.

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

The mobile Library Service has been postponed until further notice.

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Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Services 2020

Please note that you will need to book

on-line to attend services on Christmas

Day at Much Wenlock

www.muchwenlockchurch.co.uk

CHRISTMAS EVE

5pm Socially Distanced Carols on the Green at Much Wenlock

with the Lighting of the Tower (MCS)

7.15pm Holy Communion

Followed by Socially Distanced Carols at 8pm at St Peter’s Sheinton (AW)

8.00pm Holy Communion followed by Socially Distanced Carols at

St John the Baptist Kenley (MCS)

11.30pm ‘Oh Holy Night’

(Socially Distanced Carols in the Churchyard)

at St Mary’s Harley (PT)

CHRISTMAS DAY

8.00am BCP Holy Communion at Much Wenlock (MCS)

9.30am Holy Communion at Bourton (AW)

9.30am All Age Communion at Much Wenlock (MCS)

11.30am Morning Prayer with Carols at Much Wenlock (AW)

PLEASE DO NOT PUT YOURSELF AT RISK BY COMING TO CHURCH IF IT IS SAFER FOR

YOU TO STAY AT HOME.

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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

2021

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

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From The Rectory,

Dear Friends,

As I write I am half way through my self-isolation period and at times I have been climbing the Rectory

walls whilst at other times enjoying going at a slightly slower pace and dare I say even catch up on my

least favourite occupation, namely admin!

The two weeks have also given me the opportunity to get my head around how we are going to deliver

Christmas across the Team, because as you might expect we cannot deliver in the ‘normal way’ this year

due to restrictions placed upon us due to Covid 19.

I have resisted up until now making any of our services a ticketed affair and therefore with the PCCs

approval here in Much Wenlock have taken the decision with a heavy heart not to hold a Christingle

Service, Carol Service, Crib Service or Midnight Mass in Much Wenlock this year, as numbers would have

to be significantly reduced and I personally wouldn’t want to exclude or disappoint anyone if we had to

turn people away.

Thankfully, we are actively working on an online alternative to all these special services that can be

accessed via the website. We will however still hold 3 services on Christmas, Day at 8am, 9.30am &

11.30am, but these services will be ticketed and individuals as well as family groups will have to book a

place via the website: www.muchwenlockchurch.co.uk A Holy Communion Service will also take place at

Holy Trinity Bourton at 9.30am.

Please also take a walk into town in the early evening during the Christmas period as the Church Tower

will be lit up with the Christmas story again this year to lift our spirits.

With this in mind the Church of England’s Christmas initiative this year is entitled Comfort and Joy

that holds together the hope that Christmas will bring joy and celebration after a uniquely difficult year

with an acknowledgement that – for those who have lost loved ones or livelihoods, or who are potentially

still not able to be together with loved ones – it may be the Church’s role, both nationally and locally, to

provide consolation, rather than assume everyone will be ready to join in jubilation. We also have to

anticipate there may be further spikes.

This Christmas the Church will need, in the words of St Paul in Romans 12.15, to ‘Rejoice with those who

rejoice; weep with those who weep’. We will aim to celebrate where we can together in one place – but

also embrace a wider community that wants to join in the celebration but may not be physically able – or

emotionally ready – to do so.

The hope is that Comfort and Joy will enable us to build a campaign that both enables us to reconnect

with the rich and joyous traditions of the past and to offer God’s consoling love in the present. Details of

how to obtain Comfort and Joy material and daily reflections during Advent can be found on the CofE

Website at:

htps://www.churchofengland.org/resources/preparing-advent-christmas-2020-comfort-and-joy

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However important our church buildings are, especially at Christmas. we acknowledge that essentially the

church is about people and our relationship one with and another and with God, so may each of us,

whether at home or in church embrace the words of the Carol that inspired this year’s CofE Campaign

namely:

Now to the Lord sing praises, All people in this place!

With Christian love and fellowship

Each other now embrace,

And let this Christmas festival

All bitterness displace:

O, tidings of comfort and joy,

Comfort and joy,

O tidings of comfort and joy.

May I take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy Christmas in the challenging of circumstances this

year and every blessing for 2021.

Matthew Stafford (Revd) - Rector of The Wenlock Group of Parishes

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

Tel: 01952 727396 Email: wenlockrectory@btinternet.com

Website: www.wenlockchurches.co.uk

CHRISTMAS COLOURING

More pages are available to print off

https://www.favecrafts.com/Adult-Coloring-Pages/Christmas-Coloring-Pages-PDF

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Much Wenlock & Cressage Medical Practice

December 2020

Dear All,

As I write this we are heading into our second ‘Lockdown’, and I hope that as you read this we are coming

out into something that feels a little lighter, but as we have learned during this year, nothing is certain.

This year has thrown many things at us which have been challenging at best, and we understand that you

have had to adapt to so many changes in such a short time, which can feel exhausting. We appreciate that

our Medical Practice has been one of those areas of your life which has had to change and adapt, and we

are grateful to all of you for your patience and understanding throughout.

Flu Clinics

These have certainly been different this year thanks to COVID-19 and we have used differing ways to deliver

safe and effective clinics including ‘Drive Thru’ clinics and ‘Walk Thru’ clinics at William Brookes School

and smaller surgery based clinics. We are incredibly grateful to William Brookes School and their team

who have been generous with their time and facilities, giving us support in running these clinics. We are

also very thankful to our Patients’ Voice group, with several members giving up their time to help run the

clinics. We were asked by Public Health England to vaccinate specific risk groups initially, which we successfully

did with our Drive Thru clinics. We then widened out our clinics to offer appointments to any of

those aged over 65 years, or under 65 years with a pre-existing condition. To date we have vaccinated well

over 1,000 patients and hope that all those who have attended have found the clinics safe and efficient. If

anyone is reading this who is eligible and would like to have a vaccine please contact the surgery.

We know that earlier this year the government announced that they would aim to vaccinate those not

normally eligible aged 50 – 64 years, however we have yet to be advised to start this process. We are

awaiting notification from NHS England, and as soon as we have more information we will publicise any

details.

We understand that it may have felt frustrating with the changes and how the vaccinations have been

staggered in delivery. This year has been complicated by changes to those eligible to be vaccinated, the

methods of vaccination, and the delivery of the vaccines themselves. We will learn from all of these experiences

and improve how these are delivered in future.

And Finally….

We want you to know that things are difficult right now, but that we are still here for you. We have

worked throughout this pandemic and will continue to do so until instructed otherwise. The way you access

us may be different but we promise we are here to help, support and to continue giving you the best

care we can.

Take Care

Dr Jess Harvey, on behalf of all at Much Wenlock and Cressage Medical Practice

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Accessing GP Services

We are still providing general medical services to our patients as we always have but the way to access

these has changed a little:

On line Consultations - eConsult

eConsult is an online platform that enables patients to request medical advice from their GP by simply

undergoing an online consultation. During the online consultation patients may be provided with advice

for self-help or information on other services to receive the care that aligns with their symptoms. If the

GP feels that a patient needs a face-to-face appointment then they will contact the patient within 48

hours and invite them in for an appointment. For many medical queries the GP will contact the patient

directly or instruct a member of the Practice team to contact the patient with GP advice. We may

respond to your e-consultation via telephone, email or text message if you have given consent to

receive text messages from the Practice. In order to ensure we meet the increasing demand and needs

of our patients whilst ensuring our services are utilised appropriately, we encourage patients to utilise

this service and to find further information visit the practice website:

www.muchwenlockandcressagemp.co.uk.

If you are unable to utilise the eConsult method of contacting the surgery and wish to seek advice from

a GP you can book a telephone consultation with a doctor for a morning or afternoon call back. The GP

will discuss your issue with you and if necessary arrange an appointment to see you face to face in the

Practice. Please ensure you are available to receive a call at any time during the 4 hour window as we

cannot give you a definite call back time. If you have an urgent on the day issue we are continuing to

operate a duty doctor service and are also providing home visits where necessary for housebound

patients or patients who are too ill to get to the Practice.

Nurse appointments and Health Care Assistant appointments

Appointments for essential treatments and tests are booked as previously by contacting the Practice by

phone to book in. Please note that there is a reduction in the number of available appointments to

allow for cleaning of areas in between appointments and to ensure social distancing between patients

coming in to and leaving the Practice.

Chronic disease reviews are continuing though some of these are taking place via the telephone or

video link rather than face to face. Patients are being invited for these appointments. Please bear with

us if your review is overdue as we are catching up from the first lockdown period when all chronic

disease reviews were suspended. If you are struggling to manage your chronic disease then please let

us know. Please note we are currently unable to offer online bookable appointments.

*Access to Medical Services over the Christmas/New Year Period*

PLEASE REMEMBER TO ORDER YOUR REPEAT MEDICATIONS IN ADVANCE OF THE CLOSURES

• Thursday 24 December: Cressage Practice will open as normal until 12.30 pm. Much Wenlock

Practice will remain open until 6.00 pm.

• Both Practices will be closed on: Friday 25 December, Monday 28 December and Friday 1

January.

Both Practices will be open as usual on Tuesday 29 December, Wednesday 30 December, Thursday

31 December. The 111 service will be available to provide medical advice over the Christmas and

New Year period.

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• Hedge Management - trimming & shaping - large or small

• Traditional hedge-laying

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POTENTIAL ADVERTISERS

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

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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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TWO COURSE

SPECIAL

12 - 3pm MON - SAT

£6.95

CROSS HOUSES

To book a table or for more information please

call 01743 761264

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BREADED SCAMPI, CHIPS & PEAS

SAUSAGE, FREE RANGE EGG & CHIPS

SWEET & SOUR VEGETABLES (V) (GF) With rice or

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TRADITIONAL

SUNDAY LUNCH

Served every Sunday

Available from 12

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2 Courses - £9.95

CHICKEN CURRY (GF) Served with rice or chips

BRAISED BEEF, ONION & ALE

With rice or mashed potato

SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN (GF)

Served with rice or chips

VEGETABLE CURRY (V) (GF)

With rice or chips

BREADED PLAICE

Served with chips and peas

ABERDEEN ANGUS CHEESE BURGER

Served with chips

PANINIS

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CHEESE & ONION

CHEESE & TOMATO

HAM & CHEESE

CHEESE & BEAN

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ALL

£5.95

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SUDOKO (Hard)

9 7

4 5

1 3

3 7 6

2 8 9

9 4

7 6 8 9

6

3 4 1

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

3 5 4 8 6

3

7 5

2

1 9 8

4 7

6 3

5 8

7 2 9 1

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

box contains every digit from 1 - 9 inclusive.

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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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News from Christ Church C.E. Primary School

Preparing, Sowing, Growing

Celebrating and enjoying being creative…

As we head towards Christmas at Christ Church, if you wandered along our corridor you would still hear

children practising Christmas songs for a Nativity and other performances. We may not be able to invite

parents and grandparents into school to watch because of Covid but we will still be celebrating in school.

Each class will be filming their performances which will be shared with parents via our school remote

learning platform, Seesaw.

At school, we appreciate the importance of creativity more

than ever. As the world seems to grow a little smaller and

darker with restrictions, it is important that children and

adults can find joy and release in song, dance and art. Our

Y6s have been having a fantastic time learning Samba

drumming this term, and not only has this linked well with

their ‘Diversity’ curriculum theme, it has been a great

source of pride as they have worked as a team and

managed to layer drumming rhythms together, that seemed

impossible when they first started.

Our Y3s recently completed a lovely art project, using clay

to make fruit tiles. Seeing how long it took – from the initial

work with clay, through it drying out, being fired, then

painted and fired again for glazing – was a really good

lesson in perseverance and patience. These are qualities

we are all needing ‘in spades’ as a country with the

pandemic!

Physical exercise is also really important for mental wellbeing

and the children had a great time raising money for

new chairs across the school, in a PTA Sponsored Skip and

Squat.

A huge thank you to the wider community who were very generous – the total raised was over £1,500.

If your child will be 4 between 1 st September 2020 and 31 st August 2021 and you would like to find out about

our Reception provision, then please get in touch. You can also find out more about starting school on our

website: www.christchurchcressage.co.uk We are the catchment school for Cressage, Cross Houses, Harley,

Eaton Constantine and many villages in the surrounding area, as well as taking children from further afield.

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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 3000

Bromford Housing Association 0330 1234 034

Severnside Housing 01743 285000

01743 360945 (emergencies)

Councillor Claire Wild 01743 255 884 / 07582 002 100

Shropshire Council Covid-19 Helpline 0345 678 9028

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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