Welcome to Edgmond Parish Council
The Parish Council
Located in rural Telford & Wrekin, Edgmond Parish covers an area of 1690 hectares, including not only the village of Edgmond, but also the hamlets of Adeney, Edgmond Marsh, Caynton, Calvington and Sidlington. The University College of Harper Adams also lies within the parish.
The full Council has thirteen members and the Council currently has one unfilled vacancy.
Full Council meetings take place on the 2nd Monday of every other month and are held in the Committee Room at Edgmond Village Hall. There is a 10 minutes public session at the start of each Full Council meeting when local residents are invited to raise any matters of concern or interest. Members of the public are welcome to stay for the rest of the meeting if they wish to. Meetings are also open to the press.
At each AGM the Council elects which members will sit on the five Committees that meet regularly to discuss and deal with local matters.
The Committees are:
Planning & Development
Environmental, Rights of Way and Churchyard
Highways, Transport, Road Safety & Street Lighting
Parish Councillors are elected every four years and vacancies can be filled mid-term by co-option if an election is not called.
The agendas and minutes of meetings are displayed on the notice board outside the shop and you can register with the Clerk to have them emailed direct to you whenever they are published. They are also published on this website.
All expenditure of the Parish Council must be within the regulation guidelines of laws & statutes and the accounts of the Parish are public documents.
The Parish Plan
In 2007, Edgmond Parish Council decided to develop a Parish Plan in order to determine what future actions were required to meet the needs and aspirations of the community.
The Plan was published in April 2009 and delivered to every house in the Parish.
The Parish Plan proposed that the Parish Council should initiate action to:
v improve communication
v provide additional social and sporting activities
v establish a steering committee to plan the development of a new Village Hall which will provide for the needs of the whole community
v provide local employment through support for home working and the provision of business units at Harper Adams
v review and define the need for a limited number of affordable houses to help local people on low incomes remain in the community
v form community groups to protect the environment, wildlife and green open spaces and increase biodiversity
v improve footpaths and bridleways, provide maps and proper signage
v improve safety by reducing vehicle speed, limiting access by heavy vehicles, extending some pavements and providing safer cycle routes
v increase the use of public transport through improved bus timetables
After the publication of the Plan, Edgmond Parish Council held various Working Group meetings to develop ideas for acting on the main findings of the Plan.
Some of the action points have been successfully achieved and others are still ‘work in progress’:
This website has been set up and the Parish Council has a short narrative report in every Parish Magazine. A larger notice board has been provided outside the shop and another board is planned for Edgmond Marsh
Additional Sporting & Social Activities
Little progress at present.
Establish a Steering Group to plan a new Village Hall
The Steering Group was established after a public meeting in 2010.
Support of Home Working and Business Units at HAUC
No progress as yet.
Review & Define the need for Affordable Housing
A survey of housing needs has been completed. Appropriate affordable housing will be supported by the Council.
Form Environmental Community Groups
The Parish Council has supported The Edgmond Tree Project. An Environment Group and a Garden Share Scheme have been established by enthusiastic volunteers.
Improve the Rights of Way network
A Rights of Way Group that liaises with T&W Council has been set up. An information board with rights of way and other points of local interest has been positioned in the car park.
Improve Road Safety
30mph signage has been extended to envelope the whole village. The Council is actively seeking to improve safety around the school. The walking bus is supported and successful.
Increase the use of public transport
No progress as yet.
Edgmond Parish Council welcomes comments and ideas from all residents. Your views are important to us and we look forward to hearing from you.
Further information on the work of the Parish Council or on how to become a Parish Councillor is available on request from the Clerk: