Covid-19 Bulletins

Notices, announcements and advice regarding the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic as it refers to Church Stretton area.

They do not replace advice from Government, NHS, Medical and Emergency Services sources.

Temporary No Entry Signs

One way system in High Street to end 19th July 2021

The Covid pandemic required Shropshire Council, acting through their Highways Department, to introduce a temporary one-way system in the town in order to try and facilitate greater social distancing. The one-way system was introduced under a temporary traffic management order which is due to expire on 19th July. Existing Arrangements are Unpopular The existing arrangements …

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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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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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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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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

CHURCH STRETTON TOWN COUNCIL Covid-19 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 …

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Arrangements for Public Protection – 24 March 2020

New Local 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 …

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Covid-19 Pandemic Bulletin 2 March 17 2020

Operation of Council services during the Covid-19 emergency 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 …

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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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