Restrictions on concessionary bus travel lifted

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Shropshire Council has extended its concessionary bus travel for the elderly and vulnerable, to enable them to take advantage of the exclusive early morning shopping times being offered by some supermarkets and shops.

Until today concessionary bus passes couldn’t be used before 9.30am.

Under the new arrangement the passes can be used before 9.30am, with immediate effect and until further notice.

The change applies to all bus services operating in the Shropshire Council area.

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Restrictions on concessionary bus travel lifted due to coronavirus

Shadwell Quarry response from Shropshire Council


Shropshire Council, in exercise of its powers under Sections 1, 2, 4, 5, 32, 35, 45, 46 and 49, and Part IV of Schedule 9 and having regard to Section 122 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (the Act of 1984) as amended and of all other enabling powers, and after consultation with the Chief Officer of Police in accordance with Part III of Schedule 9 to the Act of 1984, hereby makes the following Order.

  1. This order shall come into operation on 6 June 2020 and may be cited as The Shropshire Council (Prohibition and Restriction of Waiting and Parking Places) (Consolidation) Order 2009 (Various Roads, Much Wenlock) (Amendment) Order 2020.
  2. The following sides of roads in Much Wenlock are hereby added to Schedule 1.01 (No Waiting At Any Time) of The Shropshire Council (Prohibition and Restriction of Waiting and Parking Places) (Consolidation) Order 2009:

A4169 Much Wenlock to Buildwas road (both sides)

C-Class road leading to Homer (both sides)

C-Class road leading to Sheinton (both sides)

From a point 88 metres south of the junction leading to Homer to a point 22 metres north-east of the eastern arm of the junction leading to Sheinton

From the junction with the A4169 for a distance of 10 metres in a north-westerly direction

From both its junctions with the A4169 to a point 96 metres north of the easterly junction with the A4169

3. The prohibitions and restrictions imposed by this Order shall be in addition to and not in derogation from any restriction or requirement imposed by any regulation made or having effect as if made under the Act or by or under any other enactment.


affixed hereto the 4th day of ) June 2020 in the presence of: )

H W Powell
Legal Services Manager

Download details Much Wenlock – A4169 Shadwell Quarry – Final Order

Road Closure:  Much Wenlock Distancing Measures

Road Closure:  Much Wenlock Distancing Measures

Start Date: 8th June 2020

End Date: 6th September 2020

Purpose: Covid-19 distancing measures are being introduced on High St in Much Wenlock. Parking is to be suspended as directed on site by signs and traffic measures. The limited waiting parking bay adjacent to The George and Dragon pub is being reassigned for pedestrian use only. The changes will come into effect from 8th June 2020 for a period of 3 months however, dates may change in accordance with Government guidance.

Works Promoter:   Shropshire Council

Enforcement pattern for Much Wenlock Distancing Measures:
All the time


You can view the closure and diversion route by clicking here:

Should you have any queries regarding this closure, please call Customer Services on 0345 6789006, or contact the Street Works Team on

Gaskell Recreation Ground – Perimeter Path


This project will create a safe and fun environment for the people of Much Wenlock at the Gaskell Recreation Ground.  This project will develop a safe and an appropriate environment for people to celebrate, interact, keep fit, enjoy the great outdoors and come together as a community.

It is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development

We are delighted that the new path around the Gaskell Recreation Ground has been completed.  The path connects with the Linden Walk and the new gate through from the school site, providing a hard-surfaced route to the Bowling Club and around the perimeter of the ground. This will be a particular benefit in wet weather. The path is 2 metres wide along most of its route and is suitable for use by mobility scooters and wheelchairs, as well as pedestrians. The path is already proving popular with walkers, joggers, those with pushchairs and small children on scooters and bicycles.  An official opening will be arranged later in the year.

The new path, fencing and gate have been funded by contributions from a LEADER grant, provided by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, the Town Council, the Much Wenlock Forester Charitable Trust and William Brookes School.  Thank you to all of the funders and those who have been involved with the project.