Condover Parish Council
Condover, Dorrington, Ryton and Stapleton
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Telephone: 01743 252203      Twitter: @ConnectingShrop

Since the first roadside cabinet went live in December 2013, Connecting Shropshire has been working hard to roll out fibre broadband in 25 exchange areas putting over 23,500 premises within reach of the new fibre broadband network. Condover and Dorrington are still being worked on for getting fibre broadband - look out for the stick on the box outside Condover School. Unfortunately Ryton will not have the opportunity until 2015

To see whether you have access to fibre broadband, use the checker at:

REMEMBER: To connect to fibre broadband, people need to contact their chosen internet service provider to upgrade their broadband package, the broadband speeds won't increase automatically.

Not all premises in an exchange area will get access to fibre broadband and not all premises served by a fibre cabinet will necessarily get access to faster broadband.  



Fifty of Shropshire's voluntary organisations will come together on Tuesday 25 November 2014 to showcase their services and the support they offer to local people.

The Voluntary and Community Sector Assembly (VCSA) showcase event will be held at the Council Chamber, Shirehall, Shrewsbury.

Community, charitable, voluntary and other organisations which will there on the day include: Victim Support, Shropshire Disability Network, Energize, Feather Perfect Falconry CIC , Headway Shropshire, Carers Support Service, Age UK, Bromford Support, Taking Part and many more. A free Dementia Friends information session will also be run on the day.

The event will run from 10am until 2pm. It is anticipated that those attending the event will predominantly be public sector workers, commissioners of services, and Shropshire communities' elected representatives.

For more details about the event please call Pauline James at Shropshire Voluntary and Community Sector Assembly on 01743 252275 or email

You can find out more about the Assembly by visiting the website:



November 1st 2014 saw a new telephone number being made available to book non-emergency patient transport for eligible patients in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.

The number can be used by clinics, hospitals and eligible patients themselves.
The number for this is:
01743 762650,

People can also expect to see the new-look non-emergency ambulances appearing on our roads within the next few months. These ambulances will take eligible patients attending appointments at the main hospitals and other NHS healthcare providers across Telford and Shropshire and surrounding areas. The service will also use a range of other vehicles as well as ambulances. 

The non-emergency transport service currently involves around 140,000 patient journeys per year. Transport and staff will be provided to match the needs of individual patients - ranging from those who are fully mobile and do not need support to those that need intensive help and support to get to their healthcare provider. 

Dr Julie Davies, Director of Strategy and Service Redesign at Shropshire CCG said: "Medical Services are a long-established provider of non-emergency patient transport services nationally and have an excellent record. Patients should notice very little difference in the service they receive, apart from a slight change to the livery of the ambulances."

As well as the main hospitals in the area, the service will also transport patients to and from appointments at community locations including primary care centres, community clinics, GP practices, dental practices, optometrist practices, private and independent providers as well as nursing and residential homes.

Kevin Shire, Managing Director for Medical Services said: "We are looking forward to working in partnership with the CCGs to provide patients with a high quality non-emergency patient transport service.

"We pride ourselves on putting patients first by delivering an outstanding service with the highest standards of care, cleanliness, safety and training."

The non-emergency patient transport service has absolutely no impact on 999 emergency ambulances which will continue to be run by West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust (WMAS).


Mathew James,  Head of Governance and Involvement , Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Telephone: 01743 277595, Email: , Web:



Please find below the latest edition of Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust's stakeholder newsletter - Community Health News. This edition features news about the expansion of Integrated Community Services, the new Family Nurse Partnership service, as well as looking at the work being carried out to strengthen patient and carer engagement.

pdfShropshire Comm Health News Issue 5 (601.92KB)

This newsletter is also available to download from the Newsletter section of the Trust website, where you can find out the latest news and updates from Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust.



The Emergency information holders are the brainchild of a West Mercia Police officer looking at a way of utilising the now defunct tax disk holders. The idea is that the disk is easily identifiable by emergency services as it only makes the information available after access to the vehicle is gained, thus keeping your personal data out of sight.

pdfEmergency Contact Disc (125.36KB)

 Above is a poster detailing how the emergency contact details can be put into the tax disc holder and is available for you to print-out, cut-out and place in your car.



The Latest edition of our Parish Newsletter has been compiled. Recently councillors have been finding it increasingly difficult to deliver your edition of the Newsletter to your door, especially with vacancies in the Condover Ward. To be sure to receive it electronically, please send an email to the editor: from the address you wish it to be sent to stating that you would like an electronic copy of the newsletter. Paper copies will also be made available in Condover & Dorrington Post Offices. Alternatively you can simply download the .PDF version of it from this website:
pdfCondover Parish Newsletter Autumn 2014 Edition (3133.46KB)

Also available online for anyone in the Parish, although it will be more appealing to residents of Ryton, is the October/November 2014 Ryton Village Newsletter:
pdfRyton Village Newsletter Edition #67 (1656.29KB)


Shaping Your Outdoors Newsletter

The latest edition of Shaping your outdoors, the newsletter of Shropshire Council's Outdoor Partnerships Service, is now available to view online. The newsletter will be issued quarterly and will highlight the work they do to improve Shropshire's public rights of way network, countryside parks and sites, green spaces and play areas

Autumn 2014 Edition of Shaping your Outdoors  can be accessed here


 The West Mercia Autumn 2014 newsletter as well as the latest Shrewsbury Rural South Monthly Police report on keeping yourself, your neighbours, your possessions and the parish as a whole a safer place to live can both be found here:

pdfPolice News Letter Autumn 2014 (3007.27KB)

pdfShrewsbury Rural South Police Report - October 2014 (176.67KB)

Also of interest to people in the parish who want to protect their proerty further, is the South Shropshire Crime Reductions Campaign document, attached below.
It contains a list of devices you can purchase to protect your home and details here you can purchase them from.
pdfCrime Reduction Campaign in South Shropshire (317.46KB)


There is a new page on our website dedicated to the updates to the Parish Plan. You can view it by selecting the "Parish Plan Revisited" page on the menu on the left hand side or alternatively by clicking here.


future fit logo
As you will hopefully be aware there is a lot going on to explore and decide upon changes intended to improve the delivery of Health Care locally. A number of public meetings have been held recently which were advertised in the parish. their outcomes are currently being deliberated and the best way to keep in touch with this is to follow it through their website.

The Programme is called "Future Fit" and more detail can be found on the web site:-

These are very important considerations and will have real effects on how (and where) Heath Care is delivered locally.  Please have a good read and then hopefully get involved in having your say - these things are sometimes not very well advertised and communicated - it's hard reaching out to people in such Rural Communities. But your input will help direct decisions currently being made.

After all we all use the NHS at some point in our lives...



As you may know, Condover Pre-school has recently been awarded a community grant towards the renovation of its outdoor space. Each year the Parish Council invites community groups within the parish who are looking for additional or matched funding to help improve their community services Or deliver a community project to apply to the Parish Council for a community grant.

In December the Parish Council starts the process of setting its Budget for the following year, therefore it is important that such grant applications are received by 30th November so that they can be carefully considered.

There are two types of application form, one for. Grants up to £100 and a more detailed application form for grant funding in excess of £100. These can be found on the CPC Grant Applications page of the website or alternatively applications can be made to the Clerk.


The Latest Shropshire Rural Hub Newsletter is now available to view on this site. This newsletter is intended for those working in a rural or farming environment. to vie please use the link given here:

pdfNovember 2014 Rural Hub Newsletter (309.12KB)



Ref No: 14/00701/FUL - The Fox Inn; Ryton
Proposal: Application for 6 properties.
Status: A more detailed drainage report has been submitted by the applicant. The application is to be considered by the Shropshire Council Planning Committee on 18/9/2014 at Shirehall; Planning Officer's have recommended that permission be given. The Parish Council supports refusal.

Ref. No: 14/01037/OUT - Dorrington
Proposal: Development Land North Side Of Station Road for approx. 24 houses.
Status: The application is to be considered by the Planning Inspectorate on 26/6/2014 at Shirehall; Planning Officer's have recommended that permission be given. The Parish Council supports refusal.

Ref No: 14/00155/FUL - Nr Condover Park Fishing Pools
The Parish Council has requested an update on the application from Shropshire Council Plannings as the application remains pending.

Ref No: 14/00335/OUT - Nr Station Road, Condover
Proposal: Outline application for the erection of 47 dwellings in Condover
The Shropshire Council planning officer has received some ecological and archaeological surveys and detailed amended plans from the applicant. It realistic to expect that the application will be considered by the Shropshire Council Planning Committee in July. The Parish Council is to consider the amended plans at their meeting in October 2014 at Dorrington Village Hall.

The following recent applications remain pending a decision by Shropshire Council:

Ref No: 14/04117/FUL -  Land South Of Grove Lodge, Leebotwood, Church Stretton, SY5 7JU.
Proposal: Change of use of land for the creation of four gypsy pitches comprising: 4 chalets; 4 caravans; 4 amenity buildings; car parking areas; alterations to existing vehicular access; landscaping and installation of package sewage treatment plant.
Status: The Council agreed to unanimously oppose the planning application and submit the following grounds for their opposition to the proposed travellers' site:

  • Access and egress to the site to the A49 as proposed is via a disused Lay-By which is particularly dangerous, with poor visibility as a result of the location of the bridge and the problems associated with a busy trunk road where a 60 mph speed limit prevails. Of particular concern was that the Lay-By had been closed by the Highways Authority in the past as a result of the high incidence of accidents. Damage to the adjacent bridge masonry is evidence of this.
  • Lack of safe pedestrian access along the A49 to Dorrington village centre; as no suitable pavement existed.
  • Danger to families from the close proximity of the railway line which bordered the proposed site.
  • Resulting extension of Dorrington village boundary to the south; would create a ribboning residential development which was contrary to the Council's SAMDev submission, adopted by Shropshire Council. 

Reference:  14/03855/FUL & 14/03856/LBC 
Address:  JCA Adventure, Condover Hall, Condover, Shrewsbury, SY5 7AU 
Proposal:  Erection of an external activity area comprising a high level ropes course  

Reference:  14/03875/FUL & 14/0386/LBC  (validated: 26/08/2014) 
Address:  J C A Adventure, Condover Hall , Condover, Shrewsbury, SY5 7AU 
Proposal:  Erection of a new building to provide additional dormitory bedroom accommodation for residential and educational use..  

Following discussions with Condover Hall's Manager, Andy Smead-Curd. The Parish Council agreed that in principle they supported both applications

For details of the planning applications and Parish Council's  submissions please access the Shropshire Council Public Access System: 


Condover Parish Council End of Year Financial Documents  for 2013-14 are now available to the public and can be found on the Accounts section of this website.  



You can report incidents of dog fouling by completing the Shropshire Council Online Report Form  or by contacting Shropshire Council Customer Service Centre on 0345 678 9006 

Dog owners are required by law to clean up after their dog; failure to do so can result in a fixed penalty notice being issued or possible prosecution.

Dog waste should be disposed of in the appropriate manner, either by utilising the Shropshire Council dog or litter bins or by taking it home and disposing of it in your general refuse bin.

The Shropshire Council online form can be found here


A website dedicated to helping people live independently at home as they get older has been set up ontheShropshire council website. The upgraded site introduced a few more sections covering   different aspects that can be of interest to persons:
 End of Life Care           /           Elder Abuse           /           How to Avoid Falling


As Clerk I have witnessed that the Parish Council is frequently approached about matters over which they have no jurisdiction or powers. Shropshire's Safer Stronger Communities Partnership believes that all residents and tenants have the right to live peacefully within their home and communities and is committed to tackling anti-social behaviour.

Anti-social behaviour can take many forms, including playing loud music in the early hours of the morning, graffiti and vandalism, offensive and threatening behaviour, harassment and intimidation, fly-tipping and fly-posting. 

The Partnership is reminding residents that there is now a single reporting number for people to report incidents of anti-social behaviour. If you have experienced or witnessed anti-social behaviour, you shouldn't suffer in silence, please tell them about it by calling: 0345 678 9020



With over 5,000 kilometres of roads, cycleways, footpaths and verges in Shropshire, it is not possible for the council to inspect all of the network all of the time. You can help us by reporting any maintenance problems you see. It is important to provide accurate details of the problem, including; what the problem is, where it is located, when you noticed the problem and your name and contact details. If the Highways Agency fails to respond the Parish Council is happy to follow the matter up; but please note your report number and relevant dates.

You can contact the Highways Agency via email at: 
or alternatively call 0300 123 5000


Find out more about the Condover Community Website, it won't work without your participation, just click on the link below: