Category: Press Releases

July 17, 2020 admin 1 comment

PRESS RELEASE 16.7.20 Vandalised Play Areas were Due to Open On Monday July 13th, the very first night after we had put in place recommended safeguards our Play Areas at Richard Robinson Field on Churchill Road, were vandalised. Requests from Parents In response to requests from parents, Church Stretton Town Council decided to implement the…

June 19, 2020 admin 3 comments

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…

May 31, 2020 admin 5 comments

MAYORAL STATEMENT After the chaos in Church Stretton on Bank Holiday Monday, when residential streets were blocked to emergency vehicles, I consulted with my Town Councillor colleagues and this weekend implemented the option most favoured by them, should it prove necessary. Extra Patrols and Parking enforcement In four days, I brought together the combined efforts…

May 26, 2020 admin 8 comments

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…

May 16, 2020 admin 1 comment

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…

April 6, 2020 admin No comments exist

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….

January 21, 2020 admin No comments exist

Town Council Precept Lowest Rise for Many Years At its meeting on January 14th, for the next financial year, the Town Council set the lowest local precept rise for many years. However, with little prospect of central government increasing funding for local government services, it was still thought prudent to cover for inflation with a…