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




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.

Jonathan Edwards CBE receives civic gift

Photo courtesy of the Wenlock Olympian Society (March 2017)

The Mayor of Much Wenlock, Cllr. Herbert Harper presented the President of the Olympian Society with a civic gift at an event  arranged by the Society for Jonathan’s visit to attend the 131st Wenlock Olympian Games Live Arts Festival that took place at The Edge, William Brookes School over the two weekends: 11/12th and 18/19th March 2017.