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.
Services to the community as an on-call Firefighter for 36 years and Watch Manager for 20 years
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.
With thanks for a decade of dedication and hard work as a Town Councillor and continued involvement with community and town matters.
In recognition and thanks for many years serving as a Town and County Councillor, working hard for the community.
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.
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
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: https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved/changes-to-car-park-charges-and-restrictions/
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.
Sunday 1st May 2022
6.30pm Holy Trinity Church