Precept agreed for 2019-2020

Town Councillors have agreed the precept for 2019/20.  Being mindful of the need to set a fair and balanced budget, Councillors agreed a precept figure of £194,698.  This represents an increase of 3.78% over the previous year’s precept of £187,605.  However, taking into account the increase in the number of households paying Council tax, the actual increase to a Band D property will be 2.01% or £3.19.

Winners of the poster competition in commemoration of the ending of WW1

The Mayor, Cllr. Graham Edgcumbe Venning and Cllr. Mary Hill were delighted to attend Much Wenlock Primary  School and present prizes to year 6 pupils in recognition of the posters they had prepared in commemoration of the ending of the Great War. Winners received a specially minted coin from the Royal Mint in commemoration of the war’s ending 100 years ago and runners up were presented with poetry books. The Mayor and Cllr. Mary Hill said that it had been a very difficult competition to judge as all entries had been of a very high standard. All pupils should be highly commended and congratulated for their efforts and that it was encouraging that all these youngsters had taken such a keen interest.

30th birthday celebration of Age UK’s Much Wenlock Day Centre

A special 30th birthday celebration of Age UK’s Much Wenlock Day Centre was held at the Priory Hall yesterday (Wednesday 23 May 2018) to which the Mayor and Mayoress of Much Wenlock were invited.  Here they are pictured with Barbara Corfield (centre) who is the Centre’s Organiser and has been there from Day 1.  Well done Barbara.

Photo courtesy of Age UK – not to be copied without permission