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 Myddle, Broughton & Harmer Hill 
E-Newsletter for 16th May 2020

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

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16th May 2020

In these uncertain and trying times the aim of the E-Newsletter is to keep people in the parish informed and in contact with other people in the parish. We make no apology for repeating information from previous E-Newsletters. Additional information is included this week.

Local shops with delivery service currently as of 16th May 2020

The Spar Shop Baschurch - deliver to over 70s, customers with disability/special needs, customers with long term health problems and single parents isolating with children - 01939 261187
Rowlands Vegetables fruit and veg - 01743 462244. Will deliver veg boxes most days to Myddle and Harmer Hill
Shrewsbury Handy Veg - 01743 461307 - deliver to Myddle
Moor Farm Shop - Email or phone 01939 262632
J. Hartshorn Dairy and Fresh Produce - 01691 657629 - deliver to Myddle on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 
Oakgate Nursery & Garden Centre free local delivery available Call 01939 250428

Pimhill Farm are currently  offering home deliveries of their oats, mueslis, wholemeal flour and oatcakes in the local area. They can only deliver in the 5Kg mini sacks rather than retail packs but this may help if you are trying to stay at home. For more information please contact

Please send your recommendations which you think might be helpful for readers for local shops and services to

Supermarket Delivery and Click and Collect.
Information for Carers.
If a Carer is thinking of going shopping with someone who they are caring for they will find that they cannot enter the store with them. Entry will only be given if they have an ID Card or letter stating that this is the case. It doesn’t matter what the condition is without ID or letter they will not get entry.
Along with other supermarkets MORRISON'S in Shrewsbury have implemented a one shopper only rule. Please note this has a serious impact on anyone who tries to go shopping as a carer or with a carer. The carers are not being allowed in at the same time. 
Click on the link for shopping at TESCO handy tip if you are trying to get a Tesco delivery, log on at 23.55. They release the slots at midnight. Also try for a delivery slot that week at 07.00 am. Put something in the basket, pay for it with your credit card. You can change and add to the order up to 24 hours before you get the delivery or do Click and Collect.
 Click on the link for shopping at ASDA 
 Click on the link for shopping at SAINSBURYS  Delivery to most vulnerable and a click and collect service
 Click on the link for shopping at ICELAND Delivery slots but you enter a queuing system. Just stay on line in the queue.
Click on the link for information about shopping at ALDI during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Click on the link for information about shopping at LIDL during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Click on the link for information and phone number for MORRISONS door step deliveries for vulnerable people

Clive Surgery. 
The Procedure for ordering your prescriptions is unchanged, phone in the repeat prescription request or use the on line reordering at the Patient Access web site. Telephone the repeat prescription number (220532). Nothing is being picked up from the box. To pick up your prescription, go to the outer door of the surgery, ring the bell, you do not need go in, give your name.The staff will then bring the prescription to you outside. It would help the staff if you could arrange to pick up other peoples prescriptions for them, especially those who are self isolating due to age or serious health issues Patients may ask someone to collect their prescriptions but they will need the name of the person, address and date of birth.

Prescott Surgery
People can collect their prescriptions from the surgery as long as they do not have symptoms of Coronvirus. Patients may ask someone to collect their prescriptions but they will need the name of the person, address and date of birth.

Click on this link for the latest updates from Shropshire Council Newsroom on Coronavirus and Shropshire

GOUGH WALKS Click on the link to see 6 walks in the area.  Please always follow the Country Code!

Computers and Technology. 
We are now so dependant on technology to communicate with families, friends and shops during this crisis. For this reason Colin Ruck has offered to assist and advise anyone within the parish who is having IT problems or just wants to install Skype, WhatsApp, Zoom, Facebook, etc. Many problems can be sorted out without an on site visit. Please call him 07906622133 or 291436 for this FREE SERVICE! Also if you have a computer or laptop you are prepared to donate to help somebody out in the parish please let Colin know.
Currently available is one donated  Windows 10 laptop with a camera for anyone in need of a computer, maybe a school age child who needs it for doing  home school work or an older adult who would just like to keep in contact with family. Call  07906622133 or 291436

If you are isolating due to the Coronavirus there is a network of support operating in our community.

Myddle Support Group
Myddle Support Group  please contact Kayleigh Griffiths 07890 612342
Myddle, Shropshire Facebook page

Harmer Hill Support Group please contact Helen Morgan   07803 123188
Harmer Hill Community Group Facebook page
Crane Quality Counselling  are 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

  • Saturday 10th May to Saturday 16th May Christian Aid Week.  Like many charities at this time Christian Aid will struggle for donations. We are unable to deliver envelopes or hold our annual coffee morning this year. If you would like to make a contribution please follow this link Christian Aid Web Site  for more information which includes daily fun quizzes  Thank you from Julia Clarke for St Peter's Church.
  • Fed up? Running out of things to do? Instead of our usual May Messy Church Jo has written one for you to try at home.  For your free copy please email Jo.

Parish Council Report of the AGM  that was held on Wednesday 6th May via ZOOM.

These are difficult time we are living through but under the new regulations issued by the Government the Council were able to hold an online Annual General Meeting on May 6th. when Members were able to consider the following topics.
Councillor Colin Ruck was re-elected as Chairman with Councillor R. Purslow continuing as Vice Chairman and in view of the current virus problems, all representatives agreed to continue in post for the next year.
Annual Parish Meeting:
The Clerk pointed out that the Government had not permitted the Annual Parish Meeting to be held online and that arrangements to hold this would be made and advertised as soon as the current regulations were relaxed.
Streetlight Upgrade:
It was noted that all the older sodium (SOX) lights had been replaced, leaving a mixture of LED (Light Emitting Diodes) and SON (Sodium/Xenon) lights which were cheaper to run but the SON lights still gave a reduced level yellow light. It was agreed to instigate a programme of replacing the SON lights over the next three year so that all the lights were using LED units. The new lighting was cheaper to maintain and reduced the cost of electricity.
Road Side Data Recorders:
It was reported that two new Vehicle Activated Signs (VAS units) had been purchased and one had been erected on Baschurch Road in Myddle before the current Coronavirus regulations had started. The second one was being stored safely and would be put in place at a later date when the regulations were relaxed.
Community Environment Project:
All Members agreed that the project had been very successful and that Mr. Marco Busi had carried out many good projects with many complimentary comments being received. An application for a similar grant in the current year had been sent to Shropshire Council to allow the project to continue.
Speeding Traffic:
The Council continues to receive complaints about speeding traffic and particularly about HGVs using Baschurch Road into Myddle. Every effort has been made to curtail this problem but unfortunately it is a public road with no weight limit restrictions, so it very much a case of persuading local businesses to use an alternative route.
Planning Issues:
Councillors raised no objections to applications for development at Fernleigh, Godings Lane, Harmer Hill; 3, Jubilee Tree House in Yorton and 14, Myddlewood providing the current ‘Right of Way’ was protected.
However considerable concern was raised about:-
  1. The construction taking place at Harmer Hill Reservoir, which is subject to an enforcement order and where little action appeared to have been taken to prevent continued development. It transpired that a new Enforcement Officer had been appointed who was having to contend with the current Virus regulations but had promised to seek some resolution to the problem.
  2. The lack of progress in constructing the new pavement alongside the Wem Road from Godings Lane to Stoneycroft. Shropshire Councillor Brian Williams agreed to take some action to resolve the problem.
It was agreed to give grants to both Village Halls; Myddle Youth Club; The Messenger and Myddle and Broughton Churches to assist with ground maintenance.
The following projects were approved:
1. An additional dog waste bin will be put in place close to Myddle Church in the hope that dog owners will make us of it, rather than allowing their dogs to foul the Church Grounds.
2. The erection of a gate at the Myddle end of Hollins Lane Bridleway which will ensure that motorised access to the lane is prevented.
Volunteer Help:
There was a unanimous decision to extend sincere thanks to the many volunteers who are providing help to all those who are facing problems during the current crisis and to the organisers who are coordinating the activities. It has been a difficult time for the Council to get involved and give direct help as virtually all the Members and the Clerk are in isolation too.
However the Council has agreed to grant up to £500 for each village to cover out of pocket or emergency expenses.
Finally, the detailed minutes of the Council meeting can be found on the Council web site and if you have any comments or require information please contact the Clerk at or 01743236810.
Notification of ROAD CLOSURES
Road Closure 1    B5476 Yorton Crossroads to Wem Road Junction
 22nd May 2020   09.30 - 16.00
 Resurfacing Works
You can view the closure and diversion route by clicking here:

Road Closure 2 High Street Grinshill Start Date: 13th July 2020 End Date: 24th July 2020 All the time
Improvements to water main. Severn Trent Water
You can view the closure and diversion route by clicking here:

Road Closure 3 Station Road and Wayside Yorton near Clive 
Start Date: 1st June 2020  End Date: 12th June 2020  All the time
 New Water Main   Severn Trent Water
Phase One : Railway Arms to Railway under Bridge junction 1st June to 5th June
Phase Two : Railway Under Bridge to The Sidings new development 4th June to 12th JuneYou can view the closure and diversion route by clicking here:

The following notice will be posted on footpaths leading to the old reservoir and mast where the construction of a building  is  taking place without first obtaining the necessary planning approval.

  • Development at the Harmer Hill Reservoir.
  • The Parish Council is aware of the numerous complaints which have been made about the development taking place at the reservoir, which has been undertaken without planning approval.
  • The development has been reported to Shropshire Council’s Planning Department with a request for an investigation to be undertaken and an enforcement order put in place.
  • A detailed response has been received from the responsible officer assuring the Parish Council that investigations are being undertaken but that any action has to follow the legal processes which can take  considerable time to reach a resolution.
  • The Parish Council will continue to monitor progress.
If you feel unwell please call 111 or your GP surgery for advice.
For concerns about a vulnerable adult’s safety or welfare, or for support and advice about adult social care 0345 678 9044 .
For concerns about a child’s safety or welfare, or for family support 0345 678 9021.
The Coronavirus is extremely contagious and it is essential to safeguard everybody. Please send a call or a text if you require help or a chat. We will leave shopping and prescriptions on your doorstep and let you know that they are there. Please ensure you wash your hands with soap and water for more than 20 seconds once you have unloaded your items.

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