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 Myddle, Broughton & Harmer Hill 
12th May 2022

including  Alderton, Balderton, Bilmarsh, Brandwood, Houlston, Marton, Myddlewood, Newton, Sleap, Yorton, and Yorton Heath

The Parish Council AGM was held in Myddle Village Hall on Wednesday, May 4th. when Councillor Colin Ruck was unanimously re-elected as Chairman for the coming year and Councillor Marshal Andrew elected as Vice Chairman, following the resignation of Councillor Ian Anderson. Various Members agreed to take responsibility for a range of Council activities.
Before the election of officers, Members had confirmed the co-option of Mr. Andrew Jones from Lower Road, Harmer Hill who was replacing Mrs. Helen Morgan who had resigned following her election as the local MP.
In the business which followed Members considered wide-ranging issues including:
Queens Jubilee:
Members were informed that committees in Harmer Hill and Myddle were both planning various activities to celebrate the Jubilee and it was agreed to provide a grant of £250.00 to each Jubilee Committee, providing a written request was received by the Clerk outlining the need for financial support.                                                                                                         
It was also agreed to purchase two seats for erection near the Village Hall in Myddle and possibly on the Playing Field in Harmer Hill and the Council’s Jubilee Committee was tasked with refining the details.
As part of the Council’s acknowledgement of the valued service provided by the Village Halls and the local Churches, a grant of £2,000.00 was given to each Village Hall and £500.00 towards the maintenance of the grounds at Myddle and Broughton Churches. A grant of £500.00 was given to defray the cost of printing the Messenger which provides a very valuable source of community information. Members were advised the Youth Club was re-opening in Myddle Village Hall and a grant of £500.00 was given to help the re-establishment of the activities.
Street Lights
Faced with an unprecedented increase by Scottish Power in the cost of electricity for powering the lights, it was decided to seek a quotation from E.On for inserting time switches which would enable the lights to switch off at midnight, which would be environmentally sound and save considerable costs.                                          The Clerk was also asked to discuss with Shropshire Council the possibility of joining their consortium which had been offered a much lower rate for power supply.
Myddle Playing Field & Adjacent Woodland:
As part of their lease with Shropshire Council for this area, the Council are tasked with the overall maintenance of the woodland and having received reports about its current state it was agreed to get Mr. Terry Merchant to carry out a full safety inspection and then deal with any issues arising from the inspection.  Once this had been completed, Members would seek volunteer help to deal with the undergrowth. In her role as Tree Officer Councillor J. Jackson would join Mr. Merchant during the inspection.
Councillor K. Roe reported that due to the pressure of work she was unable to carry on dealing with the many issues that were required in setting up an Allotment Association. A number of people were interested in the concept but to date, no one had offered to take over responsibility but she sincerely hoped that someone would find sufficient time to deal with it.
Planning Applications:
Since the last Council meeting, three applications had been received and considered by Members with no concerns raised and it was noted that Shropshire Council had approved all three of them.          
The Annual Parish Meeting:
Members confirmed the agenda for the Annual Parish Meeting which is being held in Harmer Hill Village Hall on Wednesday, May 18th. This is an open meeting and gives residents the chance to meet up with Councillors, exchange information and raise issues of concern. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Details of all the other topics discussed can be found in the Draft Minutes which are already published on the Councils web site –
Issues or concerns can always be raised with The Parish Clerk Jack Wilson by email at or by phoning him on 01743 236810.

Full minutes of the previous Parish Council meetings can be found on the Council’s website - together with details of all Council activities. Comments or issues of concern can be raised with the Parish Clerk by email at or by phoning 01743 236810.
Next Meeting:
The next Parish Council meeting is planned for Wednesday, 22nd June 2022 at 7.30 pm in Harmer Hill Village Hall.

Click Here for all of the Revised Waste Collection Dates during Queen's Jubilee
Usually Tuesday 7th June now Thursday 9th June
Usually Tuesday 14th June now Wednesday 15th June

Shropshire Council's new recycling bin with a smart purple lid is available to order now.
To request a bin online visit
Watch this video explaining what can go into your new bins when they are delivered later this month or next month.

Planning Applications 
Proposed Holiday Let Cottages adj. Woodside, Yorton Heath (21/00005/FULL) 
Decision : Refused

Contact Details: 0345 6789004

Dates for your diary

12th May Thursday 7.30 pm W.I. Monthly meeting in Harmer Hill Village Hall. Visitors welcome. Don’t forget your mug/ cup for tea/coffee!! We have had a last-minute change of speaker. Lisa Richard who is an Urban Designer will be giving us a talk.  For further information please contact Jenny Walsh on 01939 210649.

21st May Saturday 10.00 to 12.00  St Peter's Myddle Churchyard Tidy up ALSO at St Mary's Church Broughton Spring Coffee Morning 10.30 am to 12.00 noon. Entry £3.00 to include Coffee/Tea and Cake. A raffle, cakes, a sales table, & more. Proceeds to the joint parish of St Peter's Church, Myddle and St Mary's Church, Broughton

28th May Saturday 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm Jubilee Garden Party at Harmer Hill Village Hall. join us for afternoon teas, refreshments, a raffle, garden games, tombola, and bookstall. In aid of St Peter's Church and St Mary's Church, Broughton. Adult entry £2.00 Accompanied children FREE. £6.00 entry to in include afternoon tea. Donations of cakes and plants are welcome. Further details from Bob Millington 01939 291476 or Linda Savage 290094

30th May Monday 7.30 pm Myddle Village Hall Annual General Meeting Come along and meet the committee members and have your say about the Village Hall. We would welcome your views and would very much like to meet you.

More Dates for your diary

The Queen's Jubilee Celebrations

2nd June 3.00 pm Bank Holiday 
Afternoon Tea Harmer Hill Village Hall. Tickets £5.00 including a glass of Prosecco. Call 01939 290574 for tickets

4th June Saturday 2.00 - 4.00 pm Harmer Hill Village Hall. Mini Olympics/Fun & Games. Weather permitting. Followed by BBQ at 6.00 pm Light Music. Licensed Bar  Tickets £10.00 Call 01939 290574 for tickets.

4th and 5th June Holy Trinity Church, Weston Lullingfields, SY4 2AF Flower Festival to celebrate the Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Opening times Saturday 10.30 to 4.30 Sunday 11.00 to 4.30. Church and Village Hall.

An important invitation for you to join the national celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

5th June Sunday 12.00 Noon.  A street party style "BIG LUNCH" on the school grounds to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Bring your own picnic & drinks, rug or chair.  If you prefer to sit at a table you can pre-book one for £10.00 by calling Linda.
Contact Chris Williams 290831  cp-williams@btconnect Linda 290094

7th June Tuesday 7.30 pm Harmer Hill Village Hall Annual General Meeting. All are welcome to attend.

3rd September Saturday Harmer Hill Village Hall Village Show. Schedules now available on

NEWS from Clive Medical Practice 
Clive Doctors have changed their appointment system. Please telephone for an appointment on the morning you want one. Telephone lines open at 8.00 am. 
Clive Surgery. 01939 220295

Prescott Surgery  01939 260210

 Useful Contacts

Independent Food Aid Network   -
The website helps signpost people to agencies best placed to help. Refer to the website to find out more and to access a ‘Shropshire cash referral leaflet’.
 Shrewsbury Food Hub – Community Foodshare   07399 039 292
Shrewsbury Food hub collects leftover food from supermarkets that is still good to eat but would otherwise go to waste. Typically there are always bread and bakery items available as well as fruit, vegetables and sometimes eggs and frozen food. They are run on a pay as you feel basis, with an optional donation of a penny up. This is open to everyone and the ethos is to prevent good food from going to waste. Refer to their website to find locations and a Food share timetable.
Shropshire Larder
This is a community information resource, bringing together the support in Shropshire for people on low incomes. The website directs people to services needed, such as Emergency food,  grants, budgeting/debt,  Housing benefit & Disability advice etc.
 Shrewsbury Food Bank -
Organises and distributes parcels of donated food, toiletries, cleaning products and household items to individuals and families every week. There are two food bank locations in Shrewsbury.  
Barnabas Church Centre, Longden Coleham.  Mon/Tues/Fri am & Wed pm.   Hope Church - Grafton Mews, Harlescott Grange, Shrewsbury. Wed am. 
You will need a referral to access a food bank which can be done through your GP,  Housing Association, School or Shropshire Council etc. If you are in need of support and have not been referred to them by an agency or GP, you can contact the Local Support &  Prevention Team on 0345 678 9078. They also operate Foodbank  PLUS  which incorporates a range of services supporting clients on the journey back to work and health as well as offering a money advice service.
 HOW YOU CAN HELP  -  A practical way of helping If you are concerned about local people who are finding it difficult to cope with rising food and fuel costs is to donate to the local Food Bank at the St Barnabus Centre in Shrewsbury.  There is a box at the back of St Peter’s Church in Myddle, where you can leave your donations to be taken to the Food Bank (open every day during daylight hours).  The sort of items that are particularly needed is listed on the Food Bank’s website.
Financial crisis – Contact the Shropshire Council Welfare support team. They can link you up with all the relevant support services. 0345 678 9078
Keep Shropshire
Energy advice service – Offers support with energy tariffs, emergency grants etc. (0800) 112 3743
 A website that provides information and assists with checking benefit entitlement, searching for a grant, as well as providing helpful advice with energy and water bills, plus lots more. 
Healthy Start Vouchers  –
Provides help to buy fruit, vegetables and milk if you’re 10 + weeks pregnant,  have a child under 4 or are in receipt of working tax credit.
 Subject to availability they will try to offer transport assistance in the local area. For availability and further assistance contact them on (01743) 450270.
Bomere Heath Community Car Scheme  - Bomere Heath operates a community car scheme. Mrs Jenny Edge the coordinator has indicated that they will assist wherever possible with transport in our area. People using the scheme are required to make a contribution per mile for travel. For further details please contact Mrs Jenny Edge. 01939 290 092
British Red Cross – The British Red Cross can offer support to help individuals avoid hospital admissions. They can also provide assistance prior to hospital discharge or if recently discharged from the hospital. You ordinarily will need to be referred by a health professional for discharge assistance but can also contact them yourself once discharged. They can provide temporary assistance for up to 6 weeks from discharge with things such as collecting prescriptions, shopping, regular check & chats, befriending, as well as assistance with obtaining a pendant alarm if you are at risk of falls. They are also excellent at signposting people to other services that might be of help.
Telephone 01743 457 800 for further information.
Shropshire Mind –  01743 368 647  
Shropshire Mental Health Support  (MHS),  supports individuals affected by mental and emotional distress through a wide range of quality services. These include offering telephone support,  outreach support and an opportunity to become actively involved with growing and tending an allotment in Monkmoor. They also run ‘Shropshire Sanctuary’  which provides person-centred listening during evenings and through the night for people experiencing an acute mental health crisis. (Referral Only). Please contact them for further information, Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm.
Myddle Support Network   A local voluntary network that was initially created to provide help to people in the Myddle area during the Coronavirus pandemic. Currently, members are being asked to continue this service and their flyer with individual contact details can be found on the Myddle notice board located next to the Myddle  Village Hall.  Members can help with picking up essential shopping, collecting prescriptions or can provide a friendly phone call. 

There is a network of support operating in our community.
Myddle Support Group
Please contact Kayleigh Griffiths 07890 612342.
Myddle Support Network Facebook page

Harmer Hill Community Group Facebook page

Crane Quality Counselling is offering urgent one-stop appointments to individuals and families across Shropshire. If you feel that you would like to talk to someone we are just a telephone call away.
01743 240 546
Samaritans call 116123.

Click on this link for the latest updates from Shropshire Council Newsroom on Coronavirus and Shropshire
This article has been compiled by the Myddle, Broughton & Harmer Hill Parish Council.

Two Laptop Computers are available for short or long term FREE LOAN.
Please contact me if you need one yourself or know someone living within the parish who needs one. 
Please email Colin,

Saving money on your telephone and broadband with BT Home Essentials
Just over FOUR MILLION homes are eligible for huge savings on broadband and telephone charges. This is a government initiative to help reduce your outgoings. Are you missing out?
A very happy resident in one of our villages wrote to me -
“Thought I would let you know that I have just changed my contract with BT to “Home Essentials” as you suggested in your E-Newsletter a couple of months back.  I will be saving approximately £22 per month ( £264 per year, every year) so well worth the effort of 2 long phone calls to set it up.   I was a little hesitant at allowing BT to check with the Pension Service that I do actually receive full pension credit but do understand their reasons for checking. 
Thank you for your help and info regarding this as I would not have known about it had I not received your newsletter. The cost of living is going up all the time and any saving I can make is much appreciated.”  
This is a great saving and it is NOT a reduced speed or service. You can discuss this further in confidence with Colin Ruck on 07906622133 or for full details visit New or existing BT customers can apply. You’ll also need to be receiving one of these benefits to qualify: Universal Credit (all claimants)  Pension Credit(Guarantee Credit)  Employment and Support Allowance (Eligibility rules apply)   Jobseeker’s Allowance (Eligibility rules apply)  Income Support. Don’t forget you’ll need your National Insurance number when you order, so BT can check you are eligible.

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