We are now able to offer you the facility of registering with our website. If you choose to register you can then sign up for email alerts when a 'News' item or 'Event' item is published. You can see the sort of information that we will be publishing from the current list on this page.
If you register and tick the box to allow email alerts you will be able to read important news for Edgmond and the local area as it is published. You will NOT have to sign in to read the information or to access any other information on the website.
The NHS is asking for help to support people with non life-threatening health needs by quickly finding the most appropriate service.
NHS 111 is designed to do this. Through the Directory of Service, NHS 111 can direct people wherever you are in the country.
Last year, the NHS timeslots were launched with urgent and emergency care services, to help keep people safe. Now you can book a timeslot through the NHS 111 website or on the phone. By encouraging the use of this service, you will help colleagues to treat the most appropriate patients and reduce long waiting times in queues.
P.C. Lee Thomas advises that there were no crimes reported in Edgmond during July (up to the 20th).
It is the holiday season again, so a number of warnings are extremely relevant.
If you are going away, try to make your home look as normal as possible and leave it secure. The best solution for most potential problems is a trusted neighbour who will move post and draw curtains, etc. With the use of timer switches for lights and a radio, most things will appear normal.
There was an incident in the village recently which the above would have prevented. Concerned neighbours contacted me because the sole occupier of a property had not been seen for several days, and the vehicle the person owned had not moved. As your Parish Warden, I decided to notify the Police. Within hours they came, checked all around the property, then broke in. They found no-one there so made the property secure, and left. It was later discovered that the person concerned was on holiday without telling anyone.
Back to warnings! Children should be advised not to play on the road. With the lifting of some Covid rules, more cars - including electric ones which are very quiet - are on the road.
Edgmond Parish Council was recently represented at a meeting with the new Transport Commissioner and it was pleasing to hear that they are genuine in wanting to understand the needs of the rural areas and to work towards a provision that will meet those needs.
It is really important that we get as many people as possible to complete this survey. Please follow the link below to access the survey and share with as many people as you can.
We have until 31st July to forward views.
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Parish of Edgmond in The Edgmond & Ercall Magna Ward following the resignation of Councillor C Rogers.
If you would like more information concerning the vacancy, please click here.
If you want to comment on the Egremont House Planning Application - copy and paste this into your browser:
Citizens Advice launched two local numbers and a new email advice service this week. The public can get help and advice on issues such as benefits, debts or employment worries as well as consumer advice, legal help and much more. Despite the challenges, Citizens Advice Telford & the Wrekin is determined to carry on. They can be contacted by:
Phone: 01952 567193 or 01952 567173
Advice Line: 0300 330 1165
In the light of the present crisis Citizens Advice Telford & the Wrekin have established a network of staff and volunteers working from home to offer services to local people through websites, telephone calls and emails. You can also write to them.
Citizens Advice Telford & the Wrekin CEO, Caro Hart said:
“Our staff and volunteers are working together to ensure that we can offer a full range of services at this difficult time, we can answer general questions as well as provide specialist help on debts and claiming Universal credit. Don’t sit at home worrying, email or phone us now!”
Telford Mind remains operational during this crisis to offer help and support to people across Telford & Wrekin. Our dedicated staff of Wellbeing Support Workers, Workplace Wellbeing Facilitators and Social Prescribers are working tirelessly to support as many people as possible through this difficult time.
Our number is 07434 869248 between 10.00am and 8.00pm or more information is on the website at wwwtelford-mind.co.uk
There is a poster to go with this press release. Click here to view.
Newport is fortunate to have its own X-Ray unit which is owned and maintained by Newport League of Friends.
In association with Wellington Road and Linden Hall Surgeries and Newport Rotary Lite, the League of Friends is looking to upgrade the X-Ray equipment to continue to allow more medical care close to home.
They need to raise £150,000 and hope to do so by May 2020. This needs to be a community effort and they would like to encourage local people and groups to help with the fundraising.
If you would like to get involved please contact Dr Nick Tindall by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations can be made at Newport League of Friends Shop at Baddeley Court, Wellington Road Surgery or Linden Hall Surgery.
Harper Adams University is at the very centre of research into 'hands free farming'. Further funding is now allowing the project to enter another phase. See what HAU says about this project:
'The team behind the Hands Free Hectare (HFHa) were the first in the world to plant, tend and harvest a crop with robotic machinery and drones. The project is now to be scaled-up to a 35-hectare farm. The Hands Free Farm (HFF) will be located on Harper Adams University land to the south of the B5062,with the first crops being autonomously planted this autumn.
The first project aimed to spark conversation to move forward the level of automation in agriculture; proving that it is already possible with off-the-shelf technology. The new farm aims to explore the challenges of running the machinery on a larger amount of land whilst also tackling everyday obstacles that farmers face; such as telegraph poles and public footpaths.
The team and Harper Adams University are thrilled that the project has received further funding following the incredibly positive publicity the hectare has received. It’s amazing that this world-first project that’s received publicity in 86 countries originated from Edgmond. For more information and to view our safety procedures please visit https://www.handsfree.farm/ and to follow our progress: https://twitter.com/freehectare.'
Your Parish Council continues to help improve local rights of way so that you can clearly see where you may walk, cycle or ride in the countryside.
The two new short posts on Birchmoor Lane have been provided by T&W and installed by volunteers from the Parish. More fingerposts and short posts will be installed over the coming months. If you are not sure where you may walk in the Parish and beyond, and you don't have an OS map, you can have a look at the map in the notice board on the car park, or have a look at the simplified map on this website.
Footpaths are for people on foot only; bridleways are for horses and cycles as well; restricted byways are routes open to all non-motorised traffic. The standard colour coding across the country is that footpaths have yellow waymarkers whilst bridleways and restricted byways have blue. In Edgmond some of the fingerposts are also marked with their status (however, they are not all correct!).
We would like to make you aware of a parasite called Neospora. This is a microscopic parasite that infects cattle in two ways: either by ingesting the eggs from the environment, or as an unborn calf when Neospora crosses the placenta from an infected cow.
Infection can arrive on a farm by several routes: Via purchase of an infected cow, via recently infected dogs, or in feed or water contaminated by dog faeces. Dogs are a vital part of the Neospora story. They become infected by eating Neospora infected placentae, foetuses, calves or wildlife. The parasite multiplies in their intestine and eggs are passed in faeces for two to three weeks. After this the dog is immune and no longer a risk. The eggs are thought to survive in the environment for many months.
After being eaten by a cow the eggs multiply and then become dormant. This has no ill effects on the cow which continues to appear healthy. The danger comes during pregnancy when the parasite re-activates and travels to the placenta and unborn calf. What happens next can include:
• The birth of a healthy, but infected, calf which may go on to abort during its first pregnancy
• The birth of a calf showing signs of nervous disease, however, this is uncommon.
Infected cows remain infected for life and maintain Neospora in the herd by giving birth to infected heifer replacements. There is no evidence of direct cow-to-cow spread. This is a serious problem and can mean that otherwise healthy animals have to be destroyed causing great distress to the farmer.
More information can be found here.
As a courtesy to other walkers and to help reduce the risk of spreading disease we urge all dog owners who walk their animals in the countryside to keep to the footpaths and to clean up after their pets.
Find out the best way to save money on your energy costs by visiting switch.telford.gov.uk, the Telford and Wrekin Council's new energy price comparison and switching site.