Community Messages

Community Messages are distributed by volunteers by email and more can be found on social media. We select some of them to show here.

They do not necessarily represent Town Council policies or views.

Flower bed at the junction of Sandford avenue and the A49 by the park

Sandford Avenue Park Survey feb 2021

Survey Closing 12th March. Thank you for your ideas and suggestions so far Please respond to our important survey. Many people enjoy the Sandford Avenue Recreation Park, or Rec as it is also called. Occupying a prominent position by the A49, the flowers, bowling green and pavilion are an iconic statement of our town’s history and …

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Get a Coronavirus Test

Shropshire is at critical point in the battle against COVID-19. People with symptoms of coronavirus – no matter how mild – should book a Covid-19 test as soon as possible. Where and when. London Road Car Park, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND on 22nd October – 27th October and on 28th October – 4th November Beatrice Street, Morrisons Oswestry, SY11 2HT on 22nd October …

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New Business Grants

A new £630,000 grant scheme to help small businesses across the Marches which have suffered as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has been launched. For more information see: https://marches-sbrg.co.uk/ for applications and full details and https://newsroom.shropshire.gov.uk/2020/10/small-business-recovery-grant/ for the announcement from Shropshire Council. The Marches Small Business Recovery Grant Worth between £1,000 and £3,000 these …

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No Parking Order 26th June 2020

Shropshire Council are introducing a ‘prohibition of parking’ on Shrewsbury Road and Churchill Road. Notices are being issued by Shropshire Council to residents on Shrewsbury Road and Churchill Road, Church Stretton. This action follows concerns about the recent upsurge in on-street parking by visitors to Carding Mill Valley and the public safety issues it causes. Immediate …

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Carding Mill Valley on a quieter day with young families enjoying the space

Overflow Parking Update 19th June 2020

CARDINGMILL VALLEY – UNITED ACTION FOR STAYCATIONING SUMMER SHROPSHIRE COUNCIL & CHURCH STRETTON TOWN COUNCILPRESS RELEASE 18.6.20 Doubling Visitor Numbers The easing of the lock-down and the pent-up social demand has seen an unprecedented doubling of the numbers of visitors to Carding Mill Valley in recent weeks, following unsolicited promotion by national media. The proximity …

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TEMPORARY ONE-WAY SYSTEM 15th June 2020

CHURCH STRETTON TOWN COUNCIL & CHURCH STRETTON & DISTRICT CHAMBER OF TRADE Challenge of Narrow Pavements Shropshire Council has been working closely, and at speed, both with Church Stretton Town Council and the local Chamber of Trade to devise temporary ways of making social distancing possible around the town centre, with a view to having …

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Visitors Cars blocking residential roads

additional parking 29th May 2020

EXCEPTIONAL MEASURES THIS WEEKEND After the exceptional circumstances of last weekend, which saw visitors’ cars parked on pavements, driveways and verges, with total disregard for local residents, the following arrangements have been put in place to counter such irresponsibility in the coming weekend. Increase Patrols The local police have agreed to increase their patrols in …

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Visitors Cars blocking residential roads

BANK HOLIDAY INVASION 26th May 2020

Despite Warnings Despite warnings from the National Trust in the press and on social media last week, that the “honey-pot” venue of Cardingmill Valley, on the edge of Church Stretton, would be limited to one-third capacity (140 cars), it did not deter visitors in their thousands. That capacity was reached by 10.00am. Abusive Behaviour Some …

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POINT OF RISK 15th May 2020

Particular Threat Because Church Stretton has a high number of elderly members, all residents have been acutely aware that the coronavirus poses a particular threat to this community. For that reason, with few exceptions, there has been, up until now, a high level of compliance with the government’s instruction on social distancing. This has contributed …

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New EV Charge Point

A New Electric Vehicle Charge Point is operational in the Easthope Road Car Park. Operated by ClenergyEV, you will need to download an App for your phone, or apply for an RFID card or Key Fob. For full instructions on how to use the new service, please download from https://www.churchstretton-tc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ClenergyEV-Driver-Experience.pdf

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THINK LOCAL – PRESS RELEASE 3.4.20

Think Local Cllr. Bob Welch, Church Stretton Town Mayor stressed: “We want encourage residents, wherever possible, to “Think Local”, using the home delivery services of local traders, ahead of purchasing on-line from further afield. This is particularly important in a small market town, like Church Stretton, so dependent on visitor income, which is now non-existent. …

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Thursday Market Arrangements for 02 April 2020

New Location for Church Stretton Thursday Market We have now negotiated with Shropshire Council a special dispensation to use the largest car park on Easthope Road (opposite the Co-op), to enable the two market traders of essential food supplies to operate on: Thursday April 2nd from 8.00 to 11.00am You cannot park in this car …

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Arrangements for Public Protection – 24 March 2020

CHURCH STRETTON TOWN COUNCIL Covid-19 Emergency URGENT NOTICE Following the Prime Minister’s address on March 23rd, the Town Council has made the following decisions, with immediate effect, to comply with his instructions: Council Buildings All Council buildings are closed. This now includes the public toilets on Easthope Road, Lutwyche Road and in the Town Park; Town …

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Covid-19 Pandemic Bulletin 2 March 17 2020

Church Stretton Town Council Office Our office remains closed to members of the public until further notice. Residents can still contact the Council via telephone on 01694 722113 (with answerphone), by email here. Face to face contact will be by appointment only. Our buildings, open spaces and those that we operate on behalf of charities …

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List of Covid-19 advice topics

For More information about the following topics This page is a list of a wide range of topics where more information can be found by following the link to: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus How to protect yourself and others Staying at home if you think you have coronavirus (self-isolating) How everyone can help stop coronavirus (social distancing) How …

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Community Messages Update

What are Community Messages Eileen Roberts started Community Messages in 2011 as an alternative way to pass information around our community. It has been tremendously successful reaching hundreds of people. It operated as a form of newsletter emailed to a group of intermediaries who in turn forwarded it to their distribution lists. Community Messages are …

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