Essential works to power supply

Western Power intends to replace overhead power lines with underground cables between 8 January and 16 March 2018.  Areas affected include Smithfield Road, High Street (between the Gaskell corner and Back Lane) and King Street.

Trench works to lay new cables will be as follows:

  • Back Lane between 8 January and 12 January 2018.
  • High Street, Dark Lane to King Street between 15 and 18 January 2018.
  • High Street – King Street to Gaskell Arms corner between 21 and 26 January 2018.
  • Bridgnorth Road between 24 January and 2 February 2018.
  • Smithfield Road between 24 January and 16 February 2018. There will be a cable pull on 13 February 2018.
  • Back Lane for cable pull between 12 and 16 February 2018.
  • King Street 19 February and 16 March 2018. There will be a cable pull on 27 March 2018.
  • Back Lane disconnection between 12 and 16 March 2018.

Wester Power will keep informed all those affected by letter drops.  Traffic signals and road closures will be manned to avoid any problems.

Detailed plans are available to view at the Town Clerk’s office.

Works to power lines




Local Plan Review – Preferred Scale and Distribution of Development consultation

Shropshire Council is currently consulting on the Preferred Scale and Distribution of Development as part of the Local Plan Review.  This consultation is open to the local community so, if you have any ideas on how you would like to see Much Wenlock develop in future years please make your views known before the deadline for responses which is on Friday 22 December 2017.  You can find details by following this link:

You will find the Town Council’s response by following this link

Celebration event


Revealing the early history of the Borough of Wenlock

A day of celebration was held at the Priory Hall, Much Wenlock on Saturday 9 September 2017 when the old minute books of the Borough of Wenlock were on display.  Thanks to grant funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and other donations from community members the minutes dating from 1495 to 1810 have been repaired and conserved, transcribed and digitised so that we can learn from the early history of the Borough as it was then.  The Town Council is most grateful to all those who have kindly donated towards the conservation of these valuable books and to Professor Mary Beard who is the patron of the project.