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.
After some pressure from a local resident we have been asked to publicise a recent message from Jamie Crowsley - the General Manager for Arriva Midlands (Shropshire).
"The school (bus) service operates the same route as the off peak service through Edgmond via Shrewsbury Road and onto Newport Road via the Lion Inn. Following an agreement with Telford & Wrekin Council concessionary pass holders can use this journey into Newport. I have informed our driving teams internally and our ticket machines have been updated to accommodate this change however I will remind the driving teams again before the start of September."
So - if you want to travel on the 519 into Newport at peak times then you should be able to use your bus pass! Thanks go to the local resident who has helped to make this happen.
Edgmond PC is promoting the Be Seen Be Safe campaign. As the Parish Council prepares for the launch of the Community Speedwatch scheme we will also be promoting this new campaign.
Click on the link to view the poster.
There will be a temporary road closure along Longwithy Lane on Weds 18th July while Western Power Distribution undertake new connection works.
A diversion route will be signed.
Following the resignation of two Councillors, there are now two casual vacancies on Edgmond Parish Council.
If you would like further information regarding the role, please contact the Clerk on 01952 541939 or 07813 788094 or email email@example.com.
At the Telford & Wrekin Bus User Group meeting on Tuesday 15th May, Arriva apologised for the poor communication regarding recent changes to the timetable and frequency of the route.
The Secretary of the Group, Katrina Baker, reports that changes had been necessary to address timetable issues and consequently some journeys had been deleted from the timetable. During the discussion, Arriva announced that the 519 service between Newport and Shrewsbury via High Ercall, Crudgington, Tibberton, Edgmond and Chetwynd is currently running at a loss, and could be under threat, but they are investigating all options as they wish to avoid this if at all possible.
Following on from the Emergency Road Closure at Caynton Mill Road in November 2016 a detailed inspection of the bridge structure identified that there had been movement of the abutment and of the bridge deck which had rendered the structure unsafe.
As a consequence of this, and on critical safety grounds, Telford and Wrekin Council decided to close the road for an initial period up to 18months or until a permanent solution and repair could be designed and implemented.
It is now necessary for the closure to be extended for a further 18months to Wednesday 21st November 2019 for ongoing structural investigations of the bridge or until a permanent solution and repair can be designed and implemented.
Harper Adams University is organising a brand new event on campus on 28th April. Called Field to Fork - the event will celebrate and explore how your food reaches your plate. There will be over 80 food, drink and craft stalls; a kidszone to entertain the children; a farmers market; live music and much more.
Last Thursday (19th April) the people of Edgmond Parish went to the polls to vote for or against their Neighbourhood Plan.
All members of the Parish Council are pleased to be able to tell you that the residents of Edgmond Parish voted in favour of the adoption of the Neighbourhood Plan.
There was a turnout of 45.2%. From the 520 votes, 490 were in favour and 26 were against. There were 4 rejected papers where no vote was indicated. The result confirmed that 92.4% of those who voted, voted in favour of the Edgmond Neighbourhood Plan.
Thank you to everyone who has helped to make this happen.
The EDGMOND NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN is a PLANNING POLICY DOCUMENT based on the views of the community and set within the context of national and local planning policies. The Edgmond Neighbourhood Plan gives an extra layer of protection for the village and parish and will help to ensure that future development is appropriate.
In order for the Edgmond Neighbourhood Plan to become part of local planning policy it MUST go to Referendum and MUST receive a majority of YES votes.
Please VOTE YES in the Referendum on 19th April.
During the month of February there have been quite a few thefts and attempted thefts from properties in and around Edgmond village. Increased police patrols are being carried out but residents are strongly encouraged to report any suspicious people or vehicles seen in the area via the 101 number.
The Telford & Wrekin Council Cabinet meeting held on 15th February voted unanimously to support and approve the Edgmond Neighbourhood Plan. It will now go forward to the next stage - a referendum.
There were many positive statements from all Members of the Cabinet in response to our Neighbourhood Plan. It was proposed by the Deputy Leader and seconded by the Leader and received unanimous support. There were no questions, just comments of support, for the process, the engagement with the community and the positive links to the Telford & Wrekin Local Plan. One Member said it should be used as an example of good practice for other Parish and Town Councils.
We await confirmation of the date of the referendum.
You can read a copy of the Plan here. For more information - take a look at the Neighbourhood Plan tab on this website.
There is at least one person in our village who thinks its OK not to pick up their dog's mess.
We've recently been made aware of dog mess being left in the area where children gather for the 'Safer Walking Bus to School'. There is just no excuse for this. There are free dog poo bags available in the shop, this is a public place and there is a bin immediately adjacent. This behaviour is anti-social and creating a public-health risk.
Many people exercise their dogs off the lead on the Playing Field and almost everyone knows to keep an eye on their pets and pick up their poo. But we have someone in the village who just doesn't care. We need help to stop this happening.
The final few oaks were planted in the Church Field in late January. This community-run project has seen almost 500 trees planted out in the Edgmond countryside.
The trees will provide a valuable habitat for all kinds of plants and animals, as well as looking beautiful in years to come. This is a legacy to be proud of.
The Parish Council would like to thank all those involved especially Tim Edwards, Neil Furniss, Cath and Sam Edwards and all those who volunteered to plant, nurture and then transplant these wonderful trees.
All members of the Parish Council are pleased to welcome Allan Wilson as a new Parish Councillor. We hope he finds his experience as a Parish Councillor to be rewarding and interesting. You can find out more about your Parish Councillors and what they do by exploring the Parish Council website. Click here for more information.
All members of the Parish Council are pleased to welcome Keith Arbuthnot as a new Parish Councillor. We hope he finds his experience as a Parish Councillor to be rewarding and interesting.
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.
The Parish Council’s request to take part in the Community Speedwatch Scheme has been accepted and we are to receive training for the volunteers in the near future. The first step is that the Highway Authority has to ensure that our roads meet the relevant criteria and work to ensure that this is the case will be taking place very soon.
Edgmond Parish Council invites you to register with the Community website so that we can more effectively keep you informed of important news and events.
Recent work undertaken by three local residents and a Parish Councillor has cleared a section of Bridleway 6A which runs from Cayton Manor and behind Caynton Old Mill to the Parish boundary. You can now walk, ride or cycle all the way to Tibberton along this attractive track.
Many thanks go to local volunteers - especially Bill and Edric for helping to clear Restricted Byway 18.
Recent work to improve access along one of our local footpaths will benefit everyone.
The Examination of the Telford & Wrekin Local Plan 2011 - 2031 has now concluded and the Inspector has produced his Final Report.
The Council has now published this report and made it available via the Local plan webpage. It is also available to view at Main Council offices and Libraries across the Borough.
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.
Lloyds customers should be on the lookout for a new sophisticated fraud that involves fraudsters sending fake bank letters. The convincing letters being sent are a replica template from Lloyds and include their logo, address and signature from a customer service representative.
Thieves are always looking at ways of conning you out of money or your identity. You may be familiar with scams purporting to come from HMRC, banks and utility companies. The latest scam is to claim that you've beens summoned to appear in court.
The new Hortonwood Recycling Centre is up and running. On September 7th, the Chairman, Councillor Robert Higginson, along with other Councillors, visited the site for a pre-opening tour. We were escorted around all the facilities and a full explanation of how the waste is collected and disposed of was available to us. It is, as you would expect, an easy to access and well-organised site which, he believes is going to prove to be extremely useful. The Chairman has already made several visits and noticed the live web-cam which can be accessed on line. This means that you can look to see how busy the site is before leaving home.
It is hoped that this will be a well used and useful feature and may well mean that you won't be sitting in long queues unnecessarily.