New Mayor – Cllr Duncan White

At the Mayor Making Ceremony on Thursday 5th May Councillor Duncan White was unanimously elected as Mayor for the next Civic Year.
Councillor David Fenwick will be supporting Cllr White as Deputy Mayor.
Congratulations to both!!
Photo shows (from left to right) Councillor David Fenwick – Deputy Mayor,  Eric Humphries – Mace Bearer, Councillor Duncan White – Mayor, Rev’d Matthew Stafford, Claire Brentnall – Deputy Lieutenant, Trudi Barrett – Town Clerk

Mayor’s Evensong and St Milburga Awards

A Mayor’s Evensong was held on Sunday 1st May at Holy Trinity Church

Photo taken By Councillor Linda West
Photo shows, from left: Alastair Humphries, Rev Matthew Stafford, Susan Crooke-Williams, David Turner, Sara Thomas with Eric, Dan Thomas, William Winton)

Mayor Dan Thomas presented the following St Milburga awards to members of the community, thanking them for their contributions to the town and community of Much Wenlock.

Alastair Humphries

Services to the community as an on-call Firefighter for 36 years and Watch Manager for 20 years

William Winton

In recognition of his involvement in beekeeping locally. A member of Shropshire Beekeepers Association, his ongoing volunteer committee work has helped professional and hobbyist keepers throughout the local community, particularly during the pandemic.

Mary Hill

With thanks for a decade of dedication and hard work as a Town Councillor and continued involvement with community and town matters.

David Turner

In recognition and thanks for many years serving as a Town and County Councillor, working hard for the community.

Kate Southan 

To recognise her hard work and dedication to the Gaskell Recreation Ground during her time as a Town Councillor, in particular her involvement with the new path and access project.

Susan Crooke-Williams

To acknowledge her dedicated and diligent work as church warden, particularly through the Covid period, when she worked incredibly hard to ensure the church was clean and accessible for times of quiet reflection and prayer and then made sure the church followed the guidelines when services were able to resume.

Car Parking in Much Wenlock – Proposed Increase in Charges

Car Parking in Much Wenlock – Proposed Increase in Charges

Shropshire Council is consulting on proposed changes to the car parking charges across the county.  Increases in all charges are proposed for the car parks in Much Wenlock.  For example, for St Mary’s car park the hourly rate will increase from 50p to 60p, the one month season ticket from £58 to £70 and the 12 month residents’ permit from £320 to £384.  The Town Council has agreed to object to the increases as well as urging Shropshire Council to promote the availability of season tickets and residents’ permits.  Residents are encouraged to comment on the proposals by 20th May 2022 via the Shropshire Council website:

The proposals do not affect the Town Council owned car park at the rear of the Corn Exchange in Back Lane.  This is for the use of occupants of the Corn Exchange (permit holders) and for short stay parking for one hour only, aimed at those wishing to shop in the High Street.  Please note this is not a long stay car park for all day parking.