New Trees at Cemetery

Two new trees have recently been planted at Much Wenlock Cemetery. These have replaced the cherry trees with rotten limbs which were next to the highway. The new trees are a purple flowering crab apple, and a bee-bee tree, which is a rare tree known for attracting bees, butterflies, etc. The cherry trees had to be removed in the interest of safety as they had little in the way of healthy growth and were overhanging the road. The replacement trees were donated by Joffrey Watson, who carried out the work with his team.

Pictures show work on a cherry tree and one of the replacement trees, with Joffrey’s son, Troy, who helped to plant them.

Work in progress

Annual Town Meeting

The Annual Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 12 March at 7.30pm until 9.00pm at The Priory Hall, Much Wenlock. This is a meeting of the electors of the parish.

The agenda includes reports from Town Council Committees and a presentation on local flooding issues from a representative of the Environment Agency.

There will also be an open forum when electors of the parish will have the opportunity to ask questions and offer their views.

The agenda for the meeting can be viewed below.

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.