Condover Parish Council
Condover, Dorrington, Ryton and Stapleton
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12th February, 7pm at Rushbury Village Hall. 

This meeting of the LJC will hear about the Care Act, new legislation which includes change to adult social care, plus details on plans to support youth activity in the area.
Your Local Joint Committee welcomes everyone to come along to their meetings and if you know of anyone else who would be interested in the event, please pass this information on to them.



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. 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 January 2015 Edition (887.04KB)

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 Newsletter No.68 (1615.22KB)



People living in Shropshire are being asked to have their say on proposals to change the way drug and alcohol services are delivered, to better serve those who need them.

The consultation is seeking the views of local residents on a proposed single drug and alcohol service for Shropshire that aims to:

  • Place a greater focus on long term recovery
  • Put more responsibility on individuals to own their recovery
  • Support families affected by drug and/or alcohol misuse.

To get involved you can complete an online survey by clicking here, or if you require a hard copy, email at or call 01743 253982.

The deadline for submissions is 6 February 2015. You can also sign up for the latest Shropshire Council updates here as well as receiving health related news straight to your inbox so you can stay in the know.



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Telephone: 01743 252203      Twitter: @ConnectingShrop

Connecting Shropshire is a £26m programme to bring fibre broadband to the more rural parts of the Shropshire Council area, where private companies are not going to provide it as part of their commercial plans. The programme has already started to provide people with access to fibre broadband with download speeds of up to 80mbps, about 10x faster than the average for the county as a whole. More than 28,000 homes and businesses across a range of exchange areas, from Albrighton to Alberbury and St. Martins to Cleobury Mortimer, are now within reach of the new fibre broadband network that we're building.

The good news for Condover village is that the new fibre cabinet is in the final stages of commissioning and will be ready for people to upgrade to fibre broadband by the end of January 2015.Most of the other premises in the parish are connected to one of four cabinets in the Dorrington exchange. Cabinet 1 in Stapleton serves about 70 premises in the parish and work to provide fibre broadband to this area will begin sometime in 2016.  Cabinet 3 serves about 140 premises in the Ryton area is being worked on at the moment and will be providing a fibre to the premise solution, with availability likely from summer 2015. Cabinet 4 serves about 150 homes and businesses in Dorrington and is now live and accepting orders. Cabinet 5 serves about 100 premises in Dorrington and availability is likely from summer 2015.

It's a huge engineering challenge and we can't do everywhere at the same time so if you're not yet within reach of the new network, please bear with us.

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.  


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

Winter 2014 Edition of Shaping your Outdoors  can be accessed here 


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:

pdfRural Hub Newsletter January 2015 (366.33KB)



The North Wales and Borders Partnership is one of 12 Partnerships created by the Canal & River Trust - a charitable trust looking after 2,000 miles of canals and rivers in England & Wales (replacing the former British Waterways). The aim of the Partnerships is to give people a voice in the development and management of their waterway, help to shape plans for each waterway, guide the Trust's decisions about spending, develop local engagement, external funding and champion the interests of the waterways.

The partnership is currently looking for new members and make sure that as many people as possible are aware of the opportunity to play a role in the future of the waterways.

I attached below is a copy of the advert for voluntary opportunities with the Canal & River Trust.  The closing date for applications is 31 January 2015.

pdfNorth Wales & Borders Partnership Advert (99.88KB)


Outdoor Partnerships Annual Customer survey is now open!

The Outdoor Partnerships Service looks after the county's public rights of way, country parks, countryside sites, urban green spaces and play areas. To help improve our services Shropshire Council undertakes an annual user satisfaction survey. They'd like to hear from you, even if you don't use these outdoor recreational assets.

Please take the time to complete this short questionnaire and help us to develop and improve the service. In these days of stringent financial measures your responses will help us to identify key areas for maintenance and development. 

The survey can be found here:

The survey should only take about 10 minutes of your time, depending on how much detail you give when answering the questions. 


Repair and Renew Grant for homes affected by flooding
extension to eligibility period 

Residential and business properties affected by flooding (internal) between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2014 could be eligible for grants of £5000 to install flood protection and resilience measures. Such measures include flood doors, demountable flood barriers, self-sealing airbrick covers, non-return valves, applying sealant to brickwork, toilet bungs.

The Government have already received a number of applications for the grant from properties affected during the original dates of the scheme and these properties have already installed measures to protect their homes against flooding.

To any property owners who were affected by flooding during the time period specified, please contact or telephone: 01743 255429. Please be aware that we are fast approaching the deadline for projects to be completed of 31 January 2015 so property owners are urged to contact us as soon as possible if they may be eligible.

For further details regarding the Flood Recovery Statement please click here.



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 West Mercia Christmas 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:

pdfShrewsbury Rural South Police Newsletter - Christmas 2014 (5271.61KB)

West Mercia Police would also like to alert you to the possibility of Quad Bikes being targeted. There have been several stolen in the past few weeks leading up to Christmas so please be aware and keep your possessions safe.

pdfShrewsbury Rural South Monthly Crime Figures - December 2014 (121.98KB)

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...



Reference:  14/05335/FUL    Fernlea, Great Ryton
Proposal:  Erection of single storey rear extension and internal modifications. 
The Council agreed to unanimously support the application.

Reference:  14/05150/OUT  Moorlands Kennels, The Moorlands , Condover
Proposed Outline application for residential housing development to include access. 
The Council agreed that the application be opposed as the site is not a preferred development site within the Parish's SAMDev submission.

Reference:  14/05355/FUL & 14/05356/LBC  Rectory Cottage , Stapleton 
Proposal:  Erection of single storey rear extension
Council supported the application which complies with its SAMDev submission, and trusts that the Shropshire Council Listed Building Officer will ensure that the extension is inkeeping with the existing listed building.

Reference:  14/05338/LBC     The Maltsters, Main Road, Dorrington
Proposal:  Formation of ground floor cloakroom within existing study (Grade II building)
Council agreed to make no comment, and trusts that the Shropshire Council Listed Building Officer will ensure that the proposal is in keeping with the existing listed building.

Reference:  14/05119/FUL & 14/05129/LBC   The Stables, Chatford Farm, Chatford
Proposal:Conversion of part of former agricultural building to form one holiday let property 
Council agreed to make no comment, and trusts that the Shropshire Council Listed Building Officer will ensure that the proposed development is in keeping with the building's listed status.

Reference:  14/05231/OUT Dwelling Land North Of Jubilee Farm, Church Rd, Dorrington 
Proposal:  Outline planning application for the erection of an open market dwelling...
Council opposed the application as the site is not a preferred development site within the Parish's SAMDev submission.

Reference:  14/04815/FUL  J C A Adventure, Condover Hall 
Proposal:  Formation of wildlife and activity lakes and erection of new access bridge.
t was acknowledged that JCA is an asset to the community; however the issue of the noise of group "Chanting" was noted. As a result and taking in to account comments made by the JCA Manager and residents present the Council agreed to support the application on the understanding that the following specific conditions were met and applied Monday to Sunday:

  •  There is no organised "chanting" after 6.00 p.m. anywhere on site;
  •  There is no use of the lakes after 6.00 p.m.

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