Last night (13th May) the Parish Council met for their AGM. This was a formal meeting at which all existing Councillors agreed to serve for another year. One new Parish Councillor - Mr Stephen Bentley - also joined the Council.
A list of all Councillors as well as membership of Committees and outside bodies plus the forthcoming meeting dates may be found under 'Documents of General Interest' on the website.
None of your Parish Councillors claim any monies from the remuneration scheme. The work they do is entirely unpaid and on a voluntary basis.
ARTY CRAFTS - CARDS & MORE
This is TCAT sponsored course suitable for both beginners and experienced crafters.
Using a variety of techniques you will make some lovely quality greeting cards with an option to decorate a box, mini book or canvas. Techniques used may include die cutting, punching, stamping, heat embossing, stencilling and using a variety of mixed media (eg paint and wax).
the course runs from Monday 3rd June to 15th July from 10.00am to 1.00pm.
There will be a small charge for materials.
Contact TCAT on 642237 or 07824 464 048.
During April, there were three reported crimes within the village. One involved the theft of 1100 litres of red diesel from a location in the High Street. The second involved Criminal Damage to a window in Playdale - possibly caused by the use of a catapult. The third was a burglary in Hillside
- the property was entered and personal items stolen, including jewellery, money, and credit cards.
A further crime reported, but I am not sure exactly when, was the theft of a dog! This reminded me of a Police warning a while ago about having a "Beware of the Dog" notice on your front gate. Apparently, this has resulted in cases where such properties have been targets for dog thefts, as the notice is regarded as an advertisement.
May be the solution to all the above lies in increasing the number of Neighbourhood Watch
Co-ordinators. It would also help if parents of children known to possess catapults would explain to their offspring the difference between right and wrong.
If anyone has seen anything they can connect with any of the above, please report it to the Police on 101 (or to me, if you prefer).
John Keeping (813125)
You may have seen in the local press that there is an application for outline planning permission to build up to 85 residential units on the above land.
If you are personally affected by this development or feel that it would adversely affect the town of Newport or the village of Edgmond the notes below may be of some help.
The planning application reference is TWC/2013/0297 and the full details can be viewed on the Telford & Wrekin Planning Application Website. If you do not have access to the internet you can use the computer facilities at Newport Library (if you have a library card). If you have any comments on the proposed development you can either submit them online using the ‘Comment on this application’ facility or by letter, quoting the Application number TWC/2013/0297 to:
The Planning Officer
PO Box 457
Wellington Civic Offices
Telford TF2 2FH
The deadline for submission of comments is 13th May.
There is no restriction on what you can say about a planning application but, by law, the Council can only take into account the planning issues and must not allow itself to be influenced by other considerations unless they really are relevant to planning.
The following are some of the grounds on which planning can be refused:
• Adverse effect on the residential amenity of neighbours, by reason of (among other factors) noise, disturbance, overlooking, loss of privacy, overshadowing, etc. Please note that noise and disturbance arising whilst the houses are actually being built will not be taken into account
• Unacceptably high density / overdevelopment of the site
• Visual impact of the development
• Effect of the development on the character of the neighbourhood
• The loss of existing views from neighbouring properties would adversely affect the residential amenity of neighbouring owners
• The development would adversely affect highway safety or the convenience of road users
The current Local Plan is being reviewed by T&W Council under the heading “Shaping Places – Local Plan”. All parishes have been invited to have input to the review which is expected to be completed by late 2014. After Examination in Public by an Independent Inspector it will form the planning vision for Telford & Wrekin Borough through to 2031.
Edgmond Parish Council will keep the people of Edgmond informed on any developments of the “Shaping Places- Local Plan” initiative, but in the meantime if you have any questions or comments, please contact the Clerk, by email email@example.com, by telephone 07813 788094 or by post to Oaklands, Waters Upton, Telford TF6 6NP.
More information is available on the T&W Council website (www.telford.gov.uk/) - type “Shaping Places” into the search box for direction to the relevant page.
Edgmond Annual Parish Meeting was held last night (Monday 8th April) in the Village Hall. The main item of current concern raised by residents who attended the meeting, was the recent increase in dog fouling throughout the village. The Parish Clerk confirmed that the T&W dog warden was already working in one area of the village to improve matters and would be requested to visit other areas whenever a pattern of repeated dog fouling activity could be detected.
If you witness a dog fouling in a public place, you can report the dog or its owner by phoning 384384. This can be done anonymously. Even if you only know that a dog is regularly fouling a location at a certain time of day this can still result in the owner being identified. The Dog Warden will then visit the owner and discuss the matter before deciding to prosecute.
Allowing a dog to foul in a public place is an offence and can result in a fine, up to £1000.
The Parish Council urge residents to report dog fouling so that we can work together to stop this anti-social behaviour.
You can also report dog fouling to the Parish Clerk on 541939.
The Inner Wheel Club of Newport is teaming up with SECOND IMAGE to present a Fashion Show at the Village Hall on Wednesday 22nd May, 7.00PM FOR 7.30PM. Tickets are £5 and there will be a free welcoming glass of wine. There are comfortable changing room facilities available and outfits may be purchased on the night.
All proceeds will go to COMBAT STRESS.
Please contact Pat on 812515 for tickets.
In April T&W Council will be launching a new Telford Loyalty Card (TLC). This new initiative is part of the Council’s drive to get people more physically active and it will also coincide with the Council taking responsibility for public health from the NHS.
The new card will replace the current Flex Card, but unlike the Flex Card the TLC will be free to all residents and people who visit or work in the borough. It will continue to offer discounts at Council leisure facilities, but in addition, more than 60 businesses in the borough have already signed up to the scheme, offering special discounts or deals to cardholders, when buying from them or using their services.
The aim is to get more people involved in regular exercise and more people shopping locally, to support the local economy and business community.
The Council has secured two high profile sponsors for the card – TCAT and AFC Telford, who will continue to work with the Council and promote the scheme.
New cards will be distributed to all households in the borough in a special edition of YOUR VOICE during the week of 15 April 2013. One card will be distributed per household, but if more are required then extra cards can be obtained from Council Leisure Centres or First Point Receptions.
A list of participating businesses and their offers will be published through a new TLC website in April, ready for the launch.
Lilleshall Hall National Sports Centre is working in partnership with a variety of resident community sports clubs to put on a programme of activities this Easter that will be appropriately supervised by qualified and experience club officials and coaches.
There is no requirement for people to pre-book on to these activities as many of the sessions are "drop in".
All of the activities lead into more regular weekly activity held either here at site or locally around the Lilleshall area and participants, on attendance of any of the sessions, will be provided with this information.
Click on the link to the poster for more information.
For more information contact Martin Barrett
Sports Development Manager
Lilleshall National Sports & Conferencing Centre Near Newport, Shropshire, TF10 9AT
T: 01952 603003 (Ext. 5015)
West Mercia Police are looking for your assistance in passing out very important information to members of the community.
A new, free UK National Property Register website has been created that helps you to keep track of your personal belongings and we all know how difficult that can be!
All you have to do is place details of all your personal items onto the secure website, together with their allocated serial numbers and photo’s, if possible. Should the worst ever happen and you lose your valued belongings, you can then recall all the details at the tap of a button. This will help West Mercia Police detect crimes against you and your property and hopefully enable property to be returned to its rightful owners.
The product is for families & individuals alike, whether you are old or young. Anyone with a computer or smart phone can register and the site also has optional goods, such as Immobitag – Electronic tag for solid frame bikes, Immobimark – Complete marking kit, Immobibag (trace me) Luggage tag and tracker to name but a few - that you can purchase, should you wish to do so.
The website address is: www.immobilise.com
The Top 5 Items Most Wanted by Thieves
The company Immobilise has created the below information:
Thieves look to steal goods they believe can be removed and easily sold-on!
The Annual Parish Meeting is held for the residents of the Parish and this year it will be on Monday 8th April 2013 at the Village Hall from 7.00pm.
The Chairman’s Annual Report will be presented in a printed format which will include a financial report of the accounts for 2012/2013. It is hoped that our Borough Councillor Stephen Burrell will also be in attendance.
During the evening Parish Councillors will be
available for you to discuss any matters of interest or concern.
This meeting is specifically designed to be informal so please come along and let us know what you think about living in Edgmond. We promise to listen and to help if we can.
New Over 50's Racketball Sessions are starting at Lilleshall NSC on Friday 8th March from 11.30am to 12.30pm.
The Centre has received support from England Squash and Racketball to get this initiative off the ground and as a result they can offer the sessions at £1 each for the first eight weeks!
There is no need to pre-book and all equipment will be provided. The session will be led by a qualified coach.
If you want any more information contact Martin Barrett - Sports Development Manager at Lilleshall National Sports & Conferencing Centre near Newport, Shropshire, TF10 9AT
T: 01952 603003 (Ext. 5015)
F: 01952 814423
This is a sharing website where you can post things and skills to give away or just lend, saving you money and saving the resources and energy that go into making that thing that you need to buy to just use once. It is also a great opportunity to meet your neighbours. Visit http://www.streetbank.com/