14th May 2020

 Be Seen, Be Safer

As the weather improves and people are enjoying more exercise, whilst following the Government’s guidelines, our aircrew have reported an increase in the number of horse riders who are out an about enjoying the beautiful Shropshire countryside.

If you are a horse rider, please have a look at the attached poster and go to our website to download a leaflet on the Be Seen, Be Safer campaign. Wearing high visibility kit really does make a difference to our aircrew, who will be able to see you earlier and minimise disturbance to you and your horse.  With our helicopters travelling at speeds of up to 120 kts (130+ mph) at low level it can be very difficult to spot a horse and rider, despite the very best lookout. This is because horses and dark coloured clothing tend to blend into the background. Against a wood line, a cropped field or a stone wall, for example, it can be almost impossible to see the rider until the aircraft is less than a few hundred metres away. By wearing an item of high visibility clothing or quarter sheet, the rider can give the pilot a far greater chance of seeing them.

Thank you for your support and happy riding!


Kim L Leach BA Hons, PGCE, CIPR Dip, MCIPR, CIPR Accredited PR Practitioner

Squadron Leader

4th May 2020

As members of the public are no longer able to attend national and regional VE Day 75 commemorations or events due to the Covid-19 pandemic, The Royal British Legion is playing a central role in the delivery of a range of remote activity for people to participate in from home. This includes a VE Day 75 livestream, national moments of remembrance and thanksgiving and a learning pack for young people.


The Legion is inviting everyone to take part in the activities on 8th May and pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of the entire Second World War generation.


As society faces some of the most challenging times since the Second World War, it is now more important than ever to unite in recognition of service to the nation, just as communities did 75 years ago. The Legion is therefore calling on people across the UK to join in a national moment of reflection and Remembrance at 11am on Friday 8th May and pause for a Two Minute Silence, not only in recognition of the service and sacrifice of the Second World War generation, but also to reflect on the devastating impact Covid-19 has had on so many lives across the world.


Two Minute Silence

People are invited to take part in the Silence in whatever way they feel appropriate be that standing at their window, stepping outside their home, whilst remaining distanced from others, or taking the opportunity for a quiet moment of reflection. To build momentum towards this important moment, partner organisations across the sector and beyond are encouraged to engage stakeholders and share the call to come together in Remembrance at 11am.


Royal British Legion Livestream

Following the Silence the Legion is hosting a VE Day livestream, sharing stories and memories from those who served and sacrificed during the Second World War. Hosted by TV presenter Sonali Shah, the programme will feature contributions from social historian Julie Summers and cook and influencer Melissa Helmsley. The stream will be live from 1115 on the Legion’s website.


VE Day 75: The People’s Celebration BBC ONE:  20:00 – 21:10 

To mark the 75th anniversary of VE day, in these unprecedented times, the BBC in partnership with the Royal British Legion will honour and celebrate the World War Two Generation with an evening of memories and music.  Featuring some of those who remember this historic day, together with Britain’s favourite performers who will entertain us with popular songs of the era.  In a fitting finale at 9.00 pm we will see the nation unite for a very special rendition of “We’ll Meet Again” as across the UK we all give thanks to our veterans and remember our loved ones.


We’ll Meet Again’ Singalong

Later in the day members of the public are encouraged to enjoy a moment of celebration and thanksgiving by taking part in a UK-wide rendition of Dame Vera Lynn’s ‘We’ll Meet Again’ at 9pm. BBC One will feature the singalong as part of its VE Day 75 evening broadcast.

Lyrics available on The Royal British Legion website


VE Day Learning Pack

Links to Legion activities, including the learning pack, and further information on how to get involved are on the Legion’s website Designed for 7-14 year olds the learning pack includes first-hand accounts from the Second World War generation, veteran interviews and a range of activities to allow families to explore and commemorate VE Day 75 together. People can follow the activity on social media using #VEDay75 and #VEDay75Live during the livestream.


There are many parallels between the struggles of the Second World War and what the world is  going through today, and looking to the Second World War generation, their resilience and determination, helps inspire today’s generation in these difficult times.


Royal British Legion Schedule

1100-1102          – Two Minute Silence

1115-1200          – The Royal British Legion VE75 Livestream

2000-2110          – VE Day 75: The People’s Celebration, BBC One

2100                      – ‘We’ll Meet Again’ Singalong




23rd April 2020

So that everyone can continue to enjoy their monthly Telescope we have agreed with the editorial team that we will include a donwloadable version on the website until 'normal service' can resume.

Please find the May edition attached below.

20th April 2020


Following emergency legislation and regulations by the Secretary of State, the decision has been taken to cancel the following Council meetings:-

Monday 27th April

Monday 18th May - The Annual Meeting of the Parish Council

In accordance with the regulations, any appointments which would usually be made at the Annual Meeting will continue until the next Annual Meeting, or until the council decides otherwise, whichever is the earlier. 


If you have an interest in a current planning application, and would like to make representations to the Parish Council, you can do this by e-mailing the Parish Clerk on  Your comments will be taken into account when formulating the Parish Council response under delegated powers..


24th March 2020

Owing to the current situation with Covid 19 the April Parish Council Meeting and future Parsh Council meetings will be cancelled in their current form ie  public and open.  We are awaiting further guidance from the National Association of Local Councils as to whether we will be able to hold meetngs remotely.  We are not legally permitted to do that at present.

At an abridged March meeting delegated powers were granted for the Parish Clerk, Chair and Vice Chair to carry on making key decisions in the meantime.

The Parish Clerk continues to work from home as normal and can be contacted by telephone (01691 679171) or e-mail (


All the current news from your Parish Council is located on the left.