London Bridge terrorism attack

Like all members of the community of Much Wenlock councillors are horrified to hear of the terrible injuries and tragic loss of  lives following an unprovoked act of terrorism on London Bridge last Saturday evening. Our hearts go out to family and friends of those lost and injured by this awful incident.

 

Bug hotels at the cemetery

Bug hotels have been installed at Much Wenlock cemetery.  They have been made by the Newport Men in Sheds and installed by the Caring for God’s Acre Team and the Shropshire Volunteer Crew.  The Town Council is very grateful to the people who are working hard to make improvements to the cemetery.  Thank you everyone.

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.

Civic gift presented to former Town Councillor

 

The Mayor of Much Wenlock, Cllr. Herbert Harper presents a civic gift to former town councillor, Eric Humphries, at the Annual Town Meeting held on 9 March 2017.  Eric was a member of Much Wenlock Town Council for over 30 years and was Mayor four times in 1987, 1993, 1999, and 2007.  He is still an active member of the Shropshire Association of Local Councils.  Mrs. Humphries was presented with flowers from the Mayor.

 

Photo courtesy of Suzanne Boulos.

 

 

 

Saturday Craft Market

The Much Wenlock craft market takes place on the following Saturdays in 2017, between 9 am and 4.30 pm, situated in the Corn Exchange, the heart of the High Street.

1st and 15th April

 6th and 20th May

 3rd and 17th June

 1st and 15th July

5th and 19th August

 2nd and 16th September

 7th and 21st October

All of our creative traders bring a wide range of skills including textiles, crocheting, embroidery, felt-making, knitting, woodcraft, papercraft, jewellery …we’ve got it all!

If you would like any further information or wish to book a stall please contact the Town Council.

Telephone: 01952 727509

(or) email: admin@muchwenlock-tc.gov.uk / assistant@muchwenlock-tc.gov.uk

Much Wenlock Christmas Fayre

the-mayor

The Mayor of Much Wenlock, Cllr. Herbert Harper, closed this year’s extremely popular Christmas Fayre.  Unfortunately, due to the huge crowds, it was difficult for everyone to hear his closing speech so, for those who missed it, here it is.

“Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys.  I am sorry to say the time has arrived for the 16th Much Wenlock Christmas Fayre to draw to a close.

What a SUPER Fayre we have enjoyed and that is solely down to the volunteers who work hard throughout the year to ensure this Fayre is such a success and they have been ably assisted today by so many other volunteers.  We thank them all and want them to know their work is very much appreciated.

A great supporter of the Fayre for a number of years has been Martin Wood who is officially the World’s Tallest Town Crier.  For those who  have asked Martin tells me he his is 7 feet tall for those of us more mature students, and 2.1 metres for the younger ones.  Thank you Martin for opening the event early this morning and your loyalty, over many years, to Much Wenlock is greatly appreciated.

Finally, but not least, can WE thank all of you for coming to support this event.  You make this event so vibrant and worthwhile.

Now Martin knows all about records so he is going to lead us with a record cheer for Christmas.

Merry Christmas.”  (A very loud Merry Christmas resounded around the Square.)

“Thank you all so much and have a safe journey home.”