The Friends of Much Wenlock Cemetery have developed a project to make improvements to the cemetery which includes better access, more trees, shrubs, flowers, and benches, and this can now be brought into fruition thanks to a grant of £4,410 from Tesco Bags of Help.  Thank you to all who gave us your vote.  Notice of the award and project details are on our notice board outside the Buttermarket in Wilmore Street.


Much Wenlock Christmas Fayre

Much Wenlock Christmas Fayre


The Christmas Fayre Committee are looking for volunteers to help with the 2017 Christmas Fayre, which will be held on Saturday 2nd December.

Amongst other things volunteers will be responsible for:

  • Stall-holder bookings
  • Marquee procurement
  • Portaloo hire
  • Road closure applications
  • Signage, first aid,
  • Recruiting marshals
  • Vehicle management including park & ride
  • Entertainment
  • Publicity

Volunteers are also needed on the day of the Fayre to:

  • Help set up stall-holders tables (including erection and dismantling)
  • Allocate stalls
  • Help with traffic management (Marshalls)
  • Drive the Park & Ride (Friendly Bus Drivers)

If you would like to get involved and become a Christmas Fayre Committee Member please contact the Committee Chairman, Lesley Ingram, 01952 728419.


New donation boxes for the Guildhall

Three DT A-Level students at William Brookes School, Much Wenlock have each designed and made a donation box for the Guildhall, Much Wenlock. Josh Sterling, Lottie Rowlands, and James Morgan were given a specification from the Town Council to design and manufacture a donation box to replace an existing one. The donation boxes had to be made of any suitable material that would be secure, lockable, tamper proof, and able to take notes and coins. Students were given a maximum and minimum size to work within and the design was left to their discretion but had to be sufficiently attractive to encourage visitors to part with their money. The design also had to be sympathetic to the historical nature of the Grade II Listed Building and its provenance.

All three donation boxes are now in situ at the Guildhall and, to show our appreciation, the Mayor of Much Wenlock, Cllr. Herbert Harper, presented Josh and Lottie with a civic gift for the school. Unfortunately, James was not able to attend the presentation. The Town Council is extremely grateful, not only to the students for all their hard work, but also to the school for its cooperation. The Council wishes all three students well in their quest to become designers.

Donation box presentation 1