Age Uk

Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin have older people who need some help in their own homes and are therefore recruiting casual, part-time home support workers to reduce their waiting list. No personal care in involved and will be mainly practical tasks such as cleaning, shopping and collecting prescriptions, laundry and gardening. A driving licence and own transport is preferred and the post is subject to a disclosure and baring service check. Please call 01743 233 788 to request an application form and for more information on our Help at Home service visit our website:

The Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday, 17th May  at 7.30pm in Eardington Village Hall and it is hoped that you will be able to attend.

Please note that the Annual Parish Meeting will be held later in the year when the current Covid restrictions are eased. In the meantime, any Parishioner with questions for the Council should submit them in writing to the Clerk.


Councillors are reminded it is a legal obligation that all declarations of pecuniary interests, bias or pre-determination in any matter under consideration by this council, should be made to the meeting whether or not the interest is entered in the register of member’s interests maintained by the Monitoring Officer.     A Councillor with an interest may not speak on the subject and must leave the room during the discussion.  All declarations will be recorded by the clerk.

  1. Apologies

2.   Election of a) Chairman

                  b) Vice-chairman Co-option of Councillors

4.   Appointments   a)  Responsible Finance Officer     The Clerk

                                b)  Internal Auditor                         Mrs.S.Perks

5.   Confirmation of competence of          a)   Clerk

                                                      b)   Internal Auditor

6.   Confirmation of adequacy of a)   Standing Orders

                                                      b)   Financial Regulations

7.   Confirmation of Minutes of the last meeting

8.   Reports           County Councillor


9.   Correspondence  All SALC and other circulars have been forwarded to councillors

10.  Highways

11.  Planning         Application 21/01433/FUL siting of static caravan at Rayland, Half way House Lane

12.  Finance           Clerk salary £804.66, HMRC £x, Lengthsman  £550,       .                       N.Oliver (plants flower boxes 2 years),  I.C.O £40.00, IDH Web Ltd. (Web-site)  £42

13.  Annual Audit of Accounts

Parish Council Meetings

Parish Council Meetings

Message from Dianne Dorrell at SALC

We now have the outcome of the High Court Judgement on remote meetings which means that Town and Parish Councils may only hold remote meetings up to and including Thursday 6th May.  From Friday 7th May, Councils must meet face to face.  If your parish council wishes to call a remote meeting prior to the deadline, please bear in mind that Sundays and Bank Holiday cannot be included in the ‘three clear days’ but Saturdays can.

Responding to today’s judgement in the High Court on holding remote meetings, Cllr Sue Baxter, chair of the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), said:

“I am extremely disappointed that the application to the High Court regarding remote meetings has been dismissed.

“All councils must now return to holding physical meetings from 7 May. This includes around 2,000 local (parish and town) councils with elections who must hold an annual meeting in May following those elections.

“Such physical meetings, to which all members of the public are entitled to attend, will result in both a health risk given the current pandemic and significant additional costs incurred by councils in securing suitable venues which allow social distancing and other safety measures.

“Over the last year, the ability to hold remote meetings has delivered extensive benefits including leading to increased participation and engagement by members of the public with their most local council and the decisions they make about their local areas from tackling climate change to improving health and well being and the provision of highly valued local services.

“Given the government’s apparent support for allowing remote meetings, including their evidence to the Court Hearing, I am appealing to ministers to pull out all the stops over the coming days and weeks to introduce the necessary primary legislation. The Scottish and Welsh Governments have already passed legislation to allow for remote meetings and I urge the Government to follow their lead.”

Election of the Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Mercia Police Area

Election of the Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Mercia Police Area

An Election is to be held for a Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia Police Area.

Latest Time for Submission of the Election Addresses of Candidates to the Police Area Returning Officer 12 noon on Thursday 8th April 2021

Nomination papers must be delivered by hand to the Police Area Returning Officer at the Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND between 10am and 4pm on any working day after publication of this notice but no later than 4pm on Thursday 8 April 2021

How what3words can help us #KnowExactlyWhere

How what3words can help us #KnowExactlyWhere

what3words is now used by 80% emergency services in the UK (including West Mercia Police, Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service and West Midlands Ambulance Service) and has helped to locate nearly 4,000 incidents since it first started being used. It can also be used to help us locate incidents more easily.

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Their system has given every 3m square in the world a unique
identifier made of 3 words – making the location of any emergency
or incident very easy to describe and share. For example
///tortoises.swarm.announce will take you to a precise location
on Ben Nevis where, in February 2020, a group of hikers were

To report an incident using what3words:

  1. Download the free what3words app
  2. When you are at the location of the incident open the app and
    tap the arrow icon for current location
  3. Share with the emergency service, the 3 words displayed at the top of the screen
  4. You can also use the photo icon to take a picture of the incident
    and it will automatically add its what3words address

Make sure you have it downloaded on your phone and know how to
use it, to help you have it to hand should you come across an incident or even need to guide the emergency services to your home or that of a neighbour.

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Smartwater distribution

Smartwater distribution

In February, the Parish Council started to supply free packs of SmartWater to each household in the Parish.  During the Lockdown, the Police have kindly co-operated by posting some packs direct to residents, however a few have been returned as ‘not known at this address’.  If you have not received your pack please e.mail the Parish Clerk with your name and address and one will be sent to you.

Eileen Reynolds, Clerk to the Parish Council

Local GP Practices to offer evening and weekend appointments from 1st October

Local GP Practices to offer evening and weekend appointments from 1st October

Local GP practices are working together to offer patients more access to appointments, in the early evenings and weekends, from Monday, 1 October, 2018. NHS Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is rolling out the national initiative called Extended Access to offer more appointments to local people. It recently held a survey and used the feedback from local people to help shape Extended Access for Shropshire.

Part of the national agenda by NHS England, Extended Access means patients will be able to book appointments to see a GP, practice nurse, or other qualified healthcare professional, at a time which may be more convenient – in the evenings, at the weekend and during bank holidays.

Nicky Wilde, Director of Primary Care at NHS Shropshire CCG, said: “We understand how important accessibility to appointments can be – 9 to 5 doesn’t always work for everyone. This is where Extended Access can really benefit members of our local community – it offers choice and enables patients to have more flexibility around when they can access the care they need.

“Extended Access also adds to the existing range of healthcare services already available in Shropshire to help patients including pharmacists, NHS 111, the walk-in centre, minor injury units, and A&E (which is there 24/7 for life threatening serious emergencies only).”

In Shropshire, local practices will work together in a network of ‘hubs’ to provide this Extended Access service. This will ensure patients can access appointments at a nearby practice in their local area – the practices will take turns on a rota basis and patients will be advised about location at time of booking, so they can make an informed choice.

The pre-bookable appointments will be available between:

  • Weekday evenings (Monday to Friday)
    between 6.30pm and 8pm (at a local area hub)
  • Saturdays between 8am and 1pm (at a local area hub)
  • Sundays and bank holidays between 8.30am and 12.30pm (at a single site in central Shrewsbury)

Arranging a pre-bookable evening, weekend or bank holiday appointment is easy to do – patients simply need to contact their practice (who they are currently registered with), during
normal opening hours, and speak to the practice receptionist or a member of the practice team who will be able to help. Appointments may not be with your registered GP but will be with a GP or other qualified healthcare professional.

Information to help patients understand more about Extended Access is available on the NHS England website, visit

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance

Eardington Parish Council



Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd. The unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested.

Please see attached notice for details of how these documents can be inspected.



Help to Heat Grants

Help to Heat Grants


OIL, BOTTLED GAS AND ELECTRIC heated properties receive high funding rates for heating and insulation upgrades

If you are on a low income with limited savings and either high costs or a vulnerability to the cold, you could qualify for Help to Heat funding.

In many cases we are able to access full funding for off-gas boiler replacements or storage heater upgrades – with no need to be in receipt of benefits.

We can also assess your eligibility for grants towards fuel costs and give energy saving advice.

Many of our initial calls are made on behalf of neighbours, family and or friends—so if you think you know someone in need of support we’d be happy to receive your call.

0800 112 3743

Keep Shropshire Warm is a partnership between Shropshire Council and Marches Energy Agency, a registered charity specialising in energy advice. Visit

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Bridgnorth Bypass Update 19/7/17

Bridgnorth Bypass Update 19/7/17

A458 Improvement works have started.

Improvement works on the A458 Bridgnorth bypass started on Tuesday 11 July 2017.

The work on the A458 and the roundabout approaches between the A458/B4373 (Wenlock Road) junction and the Stourbridge Road roundabout are due to finish by 10 November.

A 20mph temporary speed limit has been placed on the works extents for the duration of the scheme. This speed reduction is in place to protect both the contractors workforce, but also to give added safety to the motoring public.

Since the 11th July Shropshire Council’s contractors have been working on the Bridgnorth River Severn Bridge and on the Stourbridge Road and Kidderminster Road Roundabouts. These works will continue for the next two weeks.

Works to the bridge are ongoing, concrete testing is currently being carried out on the bridge deck from the underside of the bridge, however works to the bridge parapets on the topside of the bridge will begin requiring two way traffic signals to be in place from the 24th July for approx. 1 week.

Concurrently work will continue to both roundabouts. Traffic Management will be in place on the roundabouts at different times to enable the contractor to carry out excavation in a safe manner. Only one roundabout will be under traffic signals at any one time and works will be phased to avoid the signals on Bridgnorth Bridge. This work will last another 2 weeks.

Looking further ahead at road closure dates, it is intended that a series of weekday, but night time closures will be in place from 4th September, extending well into October to enable the resurfacing works and bridge deck joint replacement works.

Final resurfacing of the Ludlow Road and Kidderminster Road roundabouts require 24 hour road closures where half of each roundabout will be closed to enable curing of the surfacing material. These are currently planned for midweek days during mid-September. Further and more specific details will be released nearer the time when dates are more firmly programmed.


Hedd Wyn Jones

Senior Engineer