www.2shrop.net/fordpcandcommunity Ford Village
FORD PARISH COUNCIL
Chairperson Mrs. Michele Wells
5 Quail Ridge, Ford, SY5 9LF. Newsletter
Clerk Mrs. Caroline Higgins
Holmsdale, Station Road, Meole Brace,
Shrewsbury SY3 9HD
Tel: 01743 352443
Severnside have responded but it is not known what
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org action has been taken.
A public consultation on plans to enforce parking
restrictions outside Ford School is imminent.
PRESS RELEASE 15-03-2011 A number of planning applications within The Parish
Mrs. Wells, Chairman presided over a meeting of The were considered but no objections were raised.
th The Parish Council and Ford Village Hall Committee
Council on Tuesday March 15 . 2011
Mrs. Wells confirming the appointment of a new Clerk have given approval for excavation work on Ford Village
said this was the final meeting to be attended by the Hall car park by Severnside Housing in order to replace
present clerk. Mr. Eric T Jones. crumbling drain pipes.
th The Next meeting of Ford Parish Council
Mr. Jones is retiring on April 5 havjng served as Clerk
for 33 years. THE ANNUAL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
The new Clerk is Mrs. Caroline Higgins of Meole Brace. will be held on May 10 2011 at 7pm.
The Council briefly discussed The Draft Sustainable THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING
Design Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) (A public meeting)
Issued by Shropshire Council and also The draft will be held on May 24th 2011 at 7pm
Community Infrastructure levy which suggests an
approximate £4000 Urban to £12000 Rural charge on the
building of an average 3 bedroom dwelling. Press Release May 2011
Stephen Jones spoke of a public meeting held recently Appointment of New Clerk
1) A new Parish Plan,
2) Neighbourhood Watch, After 32 years of dedicated service Eric Jones retired from
3)EmergencyPlanning the post of Parish Council Clerk on 5th April 2011. At his
4)Celebrations to mark HM Queen’s diamond jubilee. final meeting in March the Council thanked him and
The meeting was not particularly well attended, wished him a long and happy retirement. He has been
nevertheless 12 people have signed up to form a steering replaced as Clerk by me, Caroline Higgins. I have 3 ½
committee. years experience as Clerk to Great Hanwood Parish
Discussions about Neighbourhood Watch revealed Council, for which I continue to work. I can be contacted
serious thefts of diesel in the village along with thefts from by telephoning 01743 352443 or emailing
outbuildings and thefts of scrap metal. Residents were email@example.com. I would like to add my thanks
warned to be on their guard and to use Neighbourhood
to Eric for making the handover process as smooth as
Mrs. Linda Taylor will represent The Parish Council at possible and hope that he will keep in touch with the
an Emergency Planning Brief arranged by Shropshire Council for a long time to come.
Council on April 11 . Parking Consultation – Butt Lane
Mr. Clyne reported on The Recent LJC meeting which
was held in Ford Village hall. Shropshire Council has recently launched a consultation
Presentations were made by Fire Officers and BT on parking restrictions outside Trinity School. Copies of
gave a presentation with regard to Broadband facilities in the proposals are available from the Clerk and will be
the area. delivered to properties affected by the restrictions. The
Eon Central networks are experiencing difficulties Parish Council supports the proposals and the public are
in obtaining LED lamps but they do suggest the
invited to submit their comments until 16th June ’11 by
replacement of street lamps in Ford will be carried out in 4
to 6 weeks...
telephoning 0345 678 9006 or by email to
Dog fouling is still a problem in Ford and further calls firstname.lastname@example.org.
for offenders to be mindful of the community and ensure Church Discussions
they and their dogs do not fall foul of the law in this
respect The Parish Council is continuing to negotiate with the
Approaches have been made to Severnside Housing Diocese to enable the War Memorial to be carefully
after a written complaint was made to The Parish Council cleaned. We are also working together in relation to the
about the general state of “The Leasowes.” It is believed
transfer of a piece of land at the entrance to the Village The Council has received the drawings for a third
Hall presently owned by the Church. planning application, to build a single storey extension at
Replacement of Street Lamps 1 Manor Crest, Ford. The plans may be viewed and
comments submitted electronically by 15th June ’11 on the
The replacement of the 20 street lights owned by the Shropshire Council Public Access Planning Portal
Parish Council is imminent. It is hoped that the work will http://planningpa.shropshire.gov.uk/online-applications/ .
commence during May and will result in new lanterns Alternatively, the paper plans can be inspected on
with much lower maintenance and energy requirements application to the Clerk.
which give a whiter light. Care will be taken to ensure The Council is continuing to press for a decision on the
these are directed downwards to prevent unnecessary light future of the empty property Greenbanks, which is in a
pollution. poor state of repair. Shropshire Council is assisting with
Ford Young Persons Group negotiations with the property owners.
The youth group continues to thrive under the leadership Annual Parish Meeting – 24 th May 2011
of a dedicated Youth Worker, funded with the help of a
Shropshire Council grant and the support of the Parish The Annual Parish Meeting received reports from the
Council. A variety of activities have been organised on Parish Council, Shropshire Council, Trinity School, the
Thursday evenings and the group has helped to encourage Local Police Team, the Neighbourhood Watch Committee
young people to take a wider role in the community, and the Local Joint Committee.
including helping to replant the flower boxes at the PC Colin Barrett reported that crime had remained low
Village Hall. New members are always welcomed. throughout the year, with efforts to tackle anti-social
Parish Plan- ‘Fording Ahead’ behaviour showing some positive results. He stressed the
need for vigilance against a recent trend of scrap metal
Following a public meeting in March a Steering Group thefts and thefts of farm machinery. He also warned of a
has been formed to produce a questionnaire for localised spate of shed break-ins and encouraged any
distribution to the community. The results will be used to resident with information to pass it to the police.
identify the priorities of residents and will significantly The Neighbourhood Watch Committee agreed to try to
shape the new Parish Plan. The first meeting of the obtain a number of SmartWater pens and to arrange a
Steering Group will be arranged for September. meeting at which residents could mark their property.
Following the Public Meeting the Parish Council also Shropshire Councillor Roger Evans reported on the
decided to prepare an Emergency Plan to ensure the activities of the Unitary Council, which is endeavouring to
community is well prepared in the event of extreme provide services with reduced central government
weather conditions, flooding or pandemic flu. The funding. The mobile library visiting Ford is now
Council would welcome volunteers to become involved operating a revised timetable. The details are posted on
with this project and anybody who might be interested the Village Hall notice-boards.
should contact the Clerk for further information. The Local Joint Committee budget has been reduced to
Due to a general lack of ideas it was decided not to £13,000 per annum, but due to a carry-over of funds it has
proceed with a local celebration of the Queen’s Diamond £21,000 to spend before March 2012. It will not be
Jubilee in 2012. permitted to carry over any surplus to the following year
Planning Consultation so it is important that any group seeking an LJC grant
submits its application in good time. The next meeting
Following a request from Shropshire Council the Parish will be held at Longden Village Hall on 29th June 2011.
Council has confirmed its view that Ford Parish should be Everybody is welcome to attend. Items for the agenda
classified as Open Countryside for planning purposes. should be submitted to the Community Action Officer,
This means that no new housing developments would be Rachel Johnson who has recently replaced Mathew Mead
permitted, other than barn conversions and affordable in this role.
housing on Rural Exception Sites. There would be no Dog Fouling and Speeding
development boundary and no infilling will be permitted.
The Parish Council has emphasised the importance of Concerns were once again expressed about irresponsible
maintaining the character of the Conservation Area in dog owners allowing their pets to foul the footpaths. The
Ford Village. police have powers to issue spot fines to offenders and
Two recent planning applications have been considered by residents are encouraged to report incidents that they
the Council, neither of which were objected to; The first witness. Similarly, residents are urged to record incidents
was to install solar panels at Cross Gates Farm, the second of excessive speed on the A458 and report them to the
was a retrospective planning application for renovation police. Although this is unlikely to result in a prosecution
works to the Grade II listed building The Cross Gates PH. it may lead to a visit from a police officer to remind the
driver of the legal speed. It was agreed at the Annual St Michael’s Church News
Parish Meeting to ask the police to undertake high
visibility speed checks to discourage speeding through the The Christian community from St Michael’s
village. Church Ford, and others drawn from the wider
The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on communities which make up the Parishes of the Ford
19th July 2011 at Ford Village Hall. Group, have continued to build upon their strong links
All residents are encouraged to come along. with Trinity School in recent months. The ‘OPEN THE
Caroline Higgins BOOK PLAYERS’ (as we are now known..!) are
Clerk – Tel 01743 352443 enthusiastically greeted for their dramatised bible stories
Address - Holmsdale, Station Road, in our regular Thursday morning assemblies. Since I last
Meole Brace, Shrewsbury, SY3 9HD wrote we have really enjoyed enacting some of those
great accounts from the Old Testament. We have been
delighted at the children’s enthusiasm for taking on some
West Mercia Police of the roles of those characters who trusted in God
As you may already be aware, we are experiencing a against the odds - such as Noah building his ark, Joshua
number of thefts of scrap metal from farms and rural circling the walls of Jericho and blowing trumpets until
premises in Shropshire and surrounding areas. the walls fell down, and of course that apparently
These are obviously a cause for concern for both ‘mismatched’ battle between the young boy David and
Police and Residents alike. The high cost of scrap the Philistine giant - Goliath! The children are
metal makes it attractive to thieves, some of whom discovering that when God is on your side then strange
are quite happy to steal scrap in broad daylight! things are very likely to happen! I hope that you are
Please be vigilant in respect of these thefts and being kept up to date with every week’s episode – if not
inform the Police of drivers’ descriptions and the then do ASK!
registration numbers of any vehicles you may see. In February Class 3 spent half a morning at St
ALL information will be treated in the strictest Michael’s thinking about Christian symbols, and then
confidence. going in search of those ‘clues’ to God around our
Towards the latter part of January and February Church. That same afternoon, I spent one of my ‘best’
this year there was spate of shed burglaries in the hours of my life as your Priest here, when Class 5 visited
Chavel area, mainly during the early hours. I our lovely Churchyard to reflect upon death and new life,
appreciate that it is extremely difficult to prevent and then made their way up to St Michael’s to think
thieves breaking into sheds, due to their wooden about what happens at a Funeral Service. Their sense of
construction, but perhaps you might consider having respect for the Churchyard, and their openness to talk
a battery-operated door alarm fitted to the shed, and to ask questions about the topic of death and funerals
which I feel is a good deterrrent. was quite amazing. Afterwards Sue Gaulton (Reader),
Should you require any advice on crime and I, had the pleasure of receiving a huge bundle of
prevention, please do nod hesitate to contact the ‘Thank you’ cards and letters from every child who came
Crime Prevention Officer (Mr. Weaver) at from Class 5. They were a real joy to read, as each child
Shrewsbury Police Station. He will be only too happy spoke about what they had learnt and remembered from
to provide on-site advice. their visit.
Do you remember the anti-social behaviour On April 8th - the last day of term another hour went
experienced last year in Ford? This culminated in an past very quickly too when Trinity School came to
open meeting at the village hall involving the Police celebrate at their Easter Service on the last day of term
and a large number of local residents. before their holidays began. With Easter so far ‘adrift’
Since then Ford has been relatively quiet, which from their term time this year – they had celebrated
Colin and I are sure is due, in no small part, to ‘Holy Week’ during their final week and been ‘On
parents watching over their sons and daughters, and Pilgrimage’ in school re-enacting that final week of Jesus’
being aware of their movements at all times. life before his crucifixion, and up to and including the
We would like to thank you for your co-operation resurrection. The reflections which were shared by each
in these matters and ask that you continue to monitor class were very absorbing, and Mrs Cartledge kindly left
your children. me the fabulous faces expressing the emotions that Class
1 had produced. I used those faces as a visual aid during
Kind regards, the baptism of the baby brother of one of her class the
Keith Hadfield and Colin Barrett following weekend. It was a wonderful reminder that we
Contact – 0300 333 3000 are baptised into Jesus’ death and resurrection, and of
(your local policing team) God’s promise to be present through all the joys and
sorrow which make up our ‘earthly’ lives.
April turned out to be an extraordinarily busy month to both celebrate an important and historic occasion in
on several fronts in many of our Churches, and not least our nation’s history, and also be a part of a learning
in St Michael’s Ford. On April 1st St Michael’s hosted the experience for the children about Christian Marriage,
historic occasion of a ‘Shrievalty Service’ at which the thus extending such opportunities as we have previously
High Sheriff of Shropshire for the year 2011-2012 - experienced or discussed in relation to other Christian
Richard Burbidge - declared his oaths in front of the ‘Rites of Passage’ such as Baptisms and Funerals. We were
gathered congregation of family and friends, and with a truly blessed by a gorgeous day, and by Mrs. Wesley’s and
wonderful choir from Shrewsbury School to not only lead her ‘gang’s preparation of a super BBQ lunch back at
our procession to Church, but also to enrich our act of school afterwards.
worship with such beautiful music. The ‘haunting’ oboe We have many days of celebration still to look forward
solo of Enrico Morricone’s ‘Gabriel’s Oboe’ played by to in the months ahead.
Robert Collins was an inspirational beginning to a truly Two more baptisms (to add to the two babies already
wonderful, as well as historic occasion, and I was baptised in St Michael’s this year) and two more weddings
delighted as part of that act of worship, to accept the planned during the summer and early autumn. Also in
office of Chaplain to the High Sheriff for the year ahead. early July Mrs Maxine Neal one of the teachers from
The following day saw another celebration at St Class 2 at Trinity School will be Ordained as a Deacon at
Michael’s with Don and Suzy O’Shea’s Marriage on a Hereford Cathedral – It is eleven years since these
beautiful sunny afternoon. Our weekend of celebrations parishes last witnessed the Ordination of one ‘raised up’
then concluded with a ‘Songs of Praise for Mothering from within them for Ordained Ministry – and so it will
Sunday’ on the Sunday afternoon when we were joined by surely be a great day of Celebration for us all. Her
a congregation with an amazing age span from 92 years to Ordination will be 10 years almost to the day (July 1st is
2 weeks! All but the youngest enjoyed a traditional my anniversary) from when I knelt before the then Bishop
Mothering Sunday treat of a slice of Mrs Wesley’s of Hereford to be Ordained in our Cathedral. Maxine
delicious Simnel Cake which had been commissioned will continue to work in our school, and as an Ordained
specially for the occasion! Local Minister ( OLM) will be a volunteer Minister for
Amidst all the ‘high’ points of that week, there these parishes. As our OLM, Maxine is part of the Local
was also sadly a ‘low’ one too when we held our Annual Ministry Development Group (LMDG) for the Churches
General Meeting on April 6th and when (for the second at Ford, Alberbury, Cardeston, Wattlesborough, Great
year running..) I had not received any nominations to fill Wollaston and Middletown, and we have a second
the two Churchwarden posts for St Michael’s Church at celebration to look forward to the same month when all
Ford. We ‘rebooked’ to hold an Extraordinary Annual the members of the LMDG will be formally licensed by
General Meeting a fortnight later after one of the evening Bishop Alistair Magowan at a group service planned to be
Communion Services to mark Holy Week, and thankfully held at Alberbury on Sunday July 17th at 10.30am. Please
the situation was resolved on April 19th when Mrs. Joan do pray for Maxine not only now, but also for her during
Benford and Mrs. Maureen Blyth offered to stand as the year ahead as she still has to complete 12 more
Churchwardens for the year ahead, and were then months of formal studies to reach the end of her course
formally nominated and elected to office for the year in theology. This is in addition to her taking opportunities
2011-2012. They have since made their declarations to when available… for learning experiences alongside
Bishop Alistair on May 25th at the Archdeacon’s Visitation myself, in the more practical skills of Ministry, when she is
which was held this year at Westbury Village Hall. Please Ordained as the ‘Curate’ for our parishes.
do encourage and support them in their role which they ‘Thank You’ to all who support your Church
do on behalf of the WHOLE community of the Parish of on a regular basis and also to those who have more
Ford. As you have already discovered last year when we recently offered their support through the 100 club. As
had Bishop Alistair down to discuss the situation then - if you are already aware through this newsletter, St
you don’t have any Churchwardens then you lose your Michael’s Church needs to raise about £20,000 per year
status as an independent parish to cover its costs of services, maintenance, care of your
Where do you see the future of the Church in vast Churchyard, and also its ‘share’ of a Priest being
Ford..? and how can you play a part in it? available to this community. As yet we have not secured
The month of April concluded with another any external funding for the works needed for the ‘West
joyful celebration when the larger Church of St Michael End’ of St Michael’s, therefore no works have been able
and All Angels at Alberbury hosted a congregation of to progress to date. If you are able to help with funding
about 280 parents and children for ‘Trinity School’s or applications for funding then please contact either
‘Royal Wedding’ – just a day before the ‘real’ one. Nick myself or your Churchwardens.
and Caitlin in all their finery… enacted the parts of Prince We look forward to seeing you at St Michael’s
William and Catherine brilliantly during the ceremony, Revd Val Tait Joan Benford Churchwarden Maureen
and the whole congregation had a wonderful opportunity Blyth Churchwardens
Tel 850254 Tel 851099 Michael’s Ford so the bells can again ring out over
Welcome Packs – St. Michael’s Church Youth Group
Want to do something on Thursday evenings, like
New resident? New neighbour? golf range , crown bowling, fishing, crafts, games,
Local information is available in these packs. PS3 and Wii.? Village Hall - 6.30-8.00
Contact Sue Gaulton – Tel; 850987 (ps help required if you can spare
NO BELL PRICE
a few hours per month)
From the newly elected church wardens
This has been a busy few months for St Michael’s Church
since our Annual Parish Meeting 6 April, 2011 and the
following extraordinary meeting in 19 April, 2011, where
two people agreed to stand as church warden for the
forthcoming church year, namely Joan Benford (who has
stood before) and new member of St Michael’s Church,
Maureen Blyth with the support of her husband, Ray Blyth.
Maureen and Ray have settled into Ford to be near their
family. Ray has also agreed to help with the fund raising
and grant applications with Steve Jones (our Reader) for
the west Gable End, which needs approximately,
Over the centuries, our Church, St. Michaels Ford, has £20,000+ renovations due to the harsh weather conditions
witnessed the real and important things in the lives of over the years which have deteriorated the stonework on
the gable end and bell tower.
so many of us and our families – baptisms, weddings,
times of celebration as well as times of loss. Our thanks go to the support of our 2 new Readers, Steve
Jones and Sue Gaulton, who are now able to help Revd
The beautiful and historic church in Ford is something Val Tait in services and spiritual work within our group of
that we can all be proud of. parishes. The services at St Michael’s, Ford remain as
before and are listed below:
Did you know there has been a church on the site of 1 Sunday of the month 6.30pm
2 Sunday of the month 9.30amParish Communion
St. Michaels Ford for around 900 years! The nave and th
4 Sunday of the month 9.30am Parish Communion
perhaps part of the chancel date from the end of the There is also Holy Communion at Ford at 7.30am on
12th or beginning of the 13th century. In 1875 the Wednesdays for those who wish to have a quiet
church was restored when the north aisle, the south space for pray and meditation.
porch and western bell gable were built and also the Everyone is welcome to all these services and we
vestry on the north side of the chancel, giving us the look forwarding to seeing you.
beautiful church that we see today. Two water-colours You will also note that we do not have a service in Ford on
of the church prior to the restoration may be seen in rd
the 3 Sunday of the month and to bring your church
the north aisle. to the wider community our Reader, Steve Jones, has
organised a “Food for thought” all-age worship service
For a while now the bells of St. Michaels have not been beginning with a free breakfast in the village hall at
around 9.30am. Please look a the notice boards around
rung out to mark the important days through the year
the village for your next get together as it includes fun
and in our lives. The fabric (structure) of the church activities for the children (of all ages), a themed video
has suffered with age and the bell tower needs to be presentation and familiar hymns. There is a quiet space
restored. The restoration requirements have been for reading the Sunday newspapers. Do come and enjoy
identified and now all we need is funding to restore the this family atmosphere and of course the lovely breakfast
cooked by Pauline Jones and her helpers. The next one
bell tower and make it safe.
will be Sunday 18th September 2011, at 9.30 am.
A regular fundraising activity that you will be aware of
is ‘The Hundred Club’ which helps fund the church’s
normal running expenses. During the next year we will
be holding fundraising events for the restoration
works needed on the bell tower at our church, St.
. number of senior officers has been reduced from 90 to
just over 60.
The number of stops made by the Mobile Library routes
has had to be reduced and the village now has one
stop on the Village Hall car park on alternate
Wednesdays from 3.20 until 3.40pm. The next ones
are on 8 and 22 of June, 6 and 20 July. There is also
a stop at Ford Heath on alternate Thursdays from 3.45
until 4.00 pm. Again the next ones here are on 9 and
23 June, 7 and 21 July. The routes will be looked at
again in September so please use your library and let
me know if any alterations are needed.
As a further cost saving measure holders of
concessionary fare cards are not able to use buses
free until after 9.30am and not at all on park and the
CARING FOR FORD AND EACH OTHER ride buses. This I voted against when it was
discussed by Shropshire council.
FORD NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
A new planning policy has now been adopted to cover the
whole of Shropshire and anyone wanting to obtain
The Ford Neighbourhood Watch committee met on
planning permission is advised to look at this before
8 March 2011. putting in a new planning application. After October 1
The CSO gave the police report which more or less any new application will incur extra charges. Please
indicated there had been very few problems in the Ford area contact me if you have any questions.
over the past few months. He did however mention that in
general there had been an increase in the theft from garden It is proposed that new parking restrictions are put in place
sheds, of scrap metal and of fuel. Scrap metal and fuel have a outside and near the school. These have just been
high resale value at present. It was agreed that an ‘Alert’ notice published and any objections need to be made by 16
warning of these problems be issued and displayed on the June.
village notice boards, advising residents to secure their premises At present there is a consultation going on re the erection
as best as they can. Sadly a number of shed break-ins took of a high voltage (400Kv) power line across
place around the village in April and May. If any resident did Shropshire. This Parish is not at present expected to
suffer such misfortune it is hoped that they contacted the Police have any lines going through it but one route may
to advise of the crime. pass near its boundary. I attended the recent meeting
At the meeting our CSO again requested that all residents at Wattlesborough Village Hall. At present local
report any upsetting activities to the police by phoning residents are asking me to object to this line and that
0300 333 3000 or 01743 264720. Callers can request that they is what I will be doing. Let me know if you want me to
remain anonymous if this would make them more comfortable. do anything different.
All calls are logged and, although not always immediately, will
be acted upon. If the police are not made aware of problems in After the severe winter the number of potholes that need
the village they are unable to do anything about them. repairing has increased and work is progressing. More
The installation of the Police Information Boards has still money has now been provided by Government to help
not been finalised. pay for this extra work.
The next meeting for the Neighbourhood watch Committee will As many will know recently a consultation was carried out
be held on 14 June 2011, telephone Gerald Teague on by the Hospital on reconfiguration of its services. I am
850982 or Bill Clyne on 851126 for details. against this and put in the objections to it.
Village residents are welcome to attend and to express their
views on any concerns which they may have. After I raised objections Shropshire Council has now
Please help to keep Ford safe by reporting any concerns to the agreed to increase the amount of money in the budget
Police on the telephone number 0300 333 3000. to pay for any adoptions to their houses that local
resident with disabilities need, examples are chairlifts
and walk in showers when they are unable to use a
Shropshire Council - May 2011 bath..
I am also chairman of the Local Joint Committee (LJC).
Recently I gave the my annual report to Ford Parish We have over £20,000.00 to give to local community
Council and this included reporting that changes in groups in the Longden, Ford and Rea Valley Area. It
staffing continue to take place with a number is there to help them to do what their local community
changing jobs and duties. Chris Edwards who used to want. The next meeting is on 29 June. The application
work for the old Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough form is short and easy to fill in.
Council is the new Area director for this area. The
If any more information is wanted or you need help please July 6 / 20
contact me on email@example.com
alternatively ring me on 791002 or 07811992349 August 3 / 17 / 31
September 14 / 26
Ford and District Branch of the Royal British Legion
Coffee Morning at West View
The Branch meets at the Four Crosses, Bicton, at 11am
on the first Thursday of each month. The next Branch There is a coffee morning on the third Thursday of
lunch will occur on June 8th – 12.30 for 1pm. each month in the West View Community room.
Annual church parade (ACP) –is on 5th June assembling Open to anyone who would just like a cuppa and a
at Bicton Village Hall 6pm in readiness to march off at chat.
6.15. The Salute will be taken by the Mayor of
Shrewsbury,Councillor Tony Durnell.
80th celebration - The Branch will celebrate this event
during the Christmas dinner. A decision has now been
made that the dinner will be
on 7th December from 6-10pm. West Shropshire Flower Club
Mr. Whalley (Community Fundraiser for Shropshire)
presented certificates for their services to the poppy Meet in Yockleton Village Hall at 7.30pm
collection to:- Mrs J. Onions, Mr.D and Mrs B Blomfield,
Refreshments are served at each meeting
Mr.G. Evans, Mr. B. Lloyd, Mr.J.Speake and Mr. P.
Benford. Wed. June 23rd – Garden Visit
Celebration of the 90th Anniversary of the RBL joint Wed. July 27th – Workshop by and for Members
County Rally –Herefordshire and Shropshire.
on Sunday 19th June 2011 at 3.30pm at the Cathedral of Wed. August 24th – Colourful World with Janet James
St Mary and St Ethelbert the King of Hereford..
Tour to the Arnhem Battlefield - on 4th – 7th September. Wed. September 28th – A Night at the Opera
Please contact me if you have an interest in this event. with Yvonne Riley from Wolverhampton. Plant Stall
Ford Village Hall - Wed. October 26th – AGM
Bookings secretary – Carol Britton 850685 Registered Childminder Ford Village Area
Weekly events Care available before and after school (Trinity)
Monday Judo 6–9pm Occasional and flexible childminding undertaken
Tuesday Whist Drive 7.45pm also during school holidays
Wednesday Judo 6–9pm For further details contact
Thursday Westbury Medical Centre Mrs. Karen Philips on 850620
12.15-12.45pm – Urwick Room
Youth Group 6.30 – 8pm
Friday Mother and Toddler 10 – 12noon Registered Childminder
Hairdresser: Thurs. Fri. Sat. – contact Mandy Flexible and friendly. Competitive rates.
Term time day care for babies, toddlers and
Other Events: Pre-schoolers (7.45 am to 6pm +)
Sunday Septemebr 18 – Food for Thought – 9.30am School pick ups and drop offs (Trinity and Oxon
Saturday October 8 - Rummage Sale in aid of
Lingen Davies Appeal – 2.30p-m
Primary Schools) and before and after school care.
Saturday October 22 - Psychic Supper – Rated "Outstanding" at last Ofsted inspection
Contact Janice 851245 for details Please ring Kate: 07974863153
Mobile Library Tom’s Gardening Service
All aspects of gardening considered,
New time and place: from cutting lawns or hedges to painting the shed.
Ford Village Hall only – 3.20 to 3.40pm Any jobs considered, no job too small
Tel ~ 01743 860231 ~ mobile 07932 716699
June 8 / 22
The Country Quilters For each other month orders are taken during the first two
2 EXHIBITION OF WORK at Alberbury village hall weeks for a delivery in the third (occasionally fourth) week. Now
Saturday June 11 10am – 5pm that the group has been running for nearly one year demand has
Admission £2 , partners and children free been assessed.
Proceeds to local charities
Sales tables, tombola and refreshments Shrewsbury Dial a Ride
Contact Margaret Davies 01743 850757 provides a door to door service for people without cars
who have difficulty using conventional transport.
Weekly from 8.45am to 4.30pm.
Ford Baby and Toddler Group Journey prices are based on local bus fares and
National Bus Passes can be used.
Meets in Ford Village Hall on Annual registration is necessary.
Friday mornings 10.00 to 12.00 For further details contact 01743 450350
Emma Jebb - Tel; 850284 To book the service call 01743 450270.
The service for Ford is Mon, Wed and Fridays
T Delaney Shropdoc - out of hours
General Building Contractor - Of Ford, new number 08444 06 8888
Bricklaying, Plastering, Carpentry,
Clock Repairs & Restoration Service
Call Arfon Parry on 850696
and All Those Odd Jobs - No Job To Small
E-mail - MaureenParry@aol.com
Free Quotations - All Work Guaranteed
Tel: 01743 851148 or 07837373758 Carole Humphries – Mobile Therapist
COMET CARS S.A.C. Dip. Reflexology, Manicure & Pedicure
T.T.S. Dip. Thai Hand & Foot Massage
Reflexology - A gentle and relaxing therapy
Private Hire Manicure - Hands feel wonderful afterwards
24 hour service Pedicure - Feet feel like new
4, 5, 6, 8 seaters available Thai Hand and Foot massage -
A more stimulating therapy than Reflexology.
01743 344444 Please ring 10743 851194 for further details
A fleet of over 50 vehicles
For problems with street lighting in
Manor Crest or Quail Ridge call 0800286046:
all other areas call Caroline 352443
Do you travel to town regularly? Sew What
Save 30% on your fares! Curtains and clothes alterations undertaken
Example: 10 single journeys at £1.20 = £12.00 No job too big or too small
The new 10 journey ticket = £8.40 Contact Sally on 860231 or 07782314171
A saving of £3.60 !!
Your 10 journey ticket is valid for
one calendar month from date of issue. Weeds United
Only applicable to adult fares. Alberbury Village hall at 7.30
Ask your driver for more information. More details from Secretary Carol Ryles on 0795 6088948
16th June - Farm walk and Barbeque at
Westbury Medical Centre – Ford Branch Surgery
Ford Village Hall on Thursdays 12.15 – 12.45 Gt. Wollaston Farm - Rob Kynaston
For consultation and dispensing medicines only.
Building Regulations Applications
Ford Oil Group (FOG) - cheaper oil for Ford Extensions New-build Renovations Conversions
FOG orders oil in bulk on behalf of residents in Ford and nearby CAD Drafting etc.
villages. Average savings of at least 10% have been made on phone/fax: 01743 821418
each delivery, and to date 44 households are saving money with mobile: 07746 976679
FOG. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can order by contacting Nick Deane at
n.w.deane @ talk21.com, Dave Randles Lawnmower Repairs
via the Facebook group 'FOG' 10% discount on servicing - 15 years experience
Free collection and delivery
or on 861195 to register your interest.
Contact 01743 860898 after 6pm We are based at Oakfield Farm on the
B4386 between Nox and Cruckton.
Monday through Friday 10am– 5.30pm
West View - Weekly Activities: Saturdays 9am – 4pm Sundays - closed
Tuesdays - 10.30am - Coffee mornings We specialise in local produce particularly potatoes,
also cakes, preserves, ice-cream and meat products.
2pm - Ford Craft and Tel: 01743 860396.
Wednesdays- 2pm – 3.30pm Efficient and Reliable Window Cleaner
Ford and Fords Heath
EXTEND (recreational movement
For further details contact Bryan
to music). NEW NUMBER 0778 0798171
Limited numbers, please contact Dragon Alchemy
Helen We produce and paint hand-made tiles
and other ceramic articles.
Thursdays (1st and 3rd ) – Bingo 7 - 9pm Find us at Unit 41 in Shrewsbury’s Indoor Market Hall
on Fridays and Saturdays
Milk - Early Morning Doorstep Delivery Website - www.dragonalchemy.com.
6 days - Call H.P.Price on 850581 Tel: 07866053999
Judo Churncote Farm Shop
Sessions are held on Monday and Wednesday evening Welshpool Road, Bicton Heath
at Ford Village Hall from 6 – 9pm Tel 017438502763 - www.churncote.co.uk
The first session is free. Come along and have a go! Butchery Counter - Traditionally Hung Beef
Contact Roger Houston on 358415
Home Reared Free Range Pork & Lamb
Free Range Chickens - Free Range Eggs
Beauty Treatments Wide Range of Cut Cheeses - Fresh Fruit & Vegetables
inc. Waxing, Facial massage, Facials, Eyelash tint, Organic Flour & Porridge Oats also available
Pedicure and Manicure
Book now with Sue Gaulton BABTAC H and S Plumbing Services - Tel: 01939 290402
Tel: 850987 - Quail Ridge, Ford Mob: 07875 335303 / 0798079338
Paul Forrester www.Julieannbeads.co.uk
Quality Carpentry and Joinery Distinctive and modern wirework jewellery
in the Home and Garden at affordable prices Designed by Julieann in Shropshire
For a professional, friendly and enthusiastic response Call Julieann on 01743 369024
call 07795 170938
½ pigs available for the freezer, ready cut up and bagged:– Are you thinking about a building project?
joints, chops, sausages, mince, pork & apple burgers, Do you have land close to a hamlet or settlement?
Chinese spare ribs and traditionally cured bacon and hams. Due to a recent policy,
Selected joints as requested. All locally produced.
Tel Peter or Fiona on 01743 884074 it could be suitable for local housing.
We have the local knowledge and expertise to help.
Chop and Chip We offer a one-stop shop for all your planning needs
Tree Surgery, chipper and tree specialist. from discussing the initial concept, assessing the
Strimming and mowing. Logs for sale.
Tel Adrian on 884133 or 07740 403010
site, through to preparing detailed designs and
or Paul on 01691 610191 or 07740 402929 gaining planning consent.
Contact Stephen Locke or Nick Williams
Ford Sewing and Craft Group On 01743 271697
West View, Tuesday afternoons, 2 – 4pm Or e-mail email@example.com
Everyone is welcome – come along and join us
THE ADMIRAL RODNEY - CRIGGION
Dinky’s Dinah The Lay-by, Ford Tel:850070 New chef new manager
Open 24hours, 7 days a week Great classic home-cooked lunch and evening menu
Take away food and café Food served
We also supply newspapers, Dickie’s clothing, Tuesday – Saturday: 12 – 3pm 6 – 9pm
CB equipment, Alfred Sargent shoes, binoculars, Sunday: 12 – 6pm
Rigger boots and wellies, insulated travelling mugs,
2lb packs of bacon and sliced bread Bookings welcome 01938 570313
Country Habits Farm Shop
Outdoor and indoor seating areas.
Home Essentials - Shrewsbury Furniture Scheme The inn is open every day from 12 noon ‘til 11pm.
Would be very grateful to receive any Lunches – 12 – 2.30pm
unwanted furniture, electrical or household goods Dinner 6pm – 9.30pm
in good condition. Sunday Carvery
This scheme benefits local people living on a low For further details or to book tel:- 01743 851252
Goods can be collected anywhere in the area.
For donations or to request the service. Ian Elkin – Chimney Sweep
tel 01743 246668 Professional chimney sweeping service
Fully insured family business
Village Hairdressing - Mandy Tel: 01630 654364
In Ford Village Hall
Thursday,Friday and Saturday
Tel: 01743 851148 M: 07969 645014
Take the hard work out of shopping and have some fun. Newsletter
Book a jewellery party and receive FREE and half -
is printed three times a year.
price jewellery, all hand crafted and imported from
Canada, makes exclusive gifts for family and friends Please note the dates:
so affordable, you can treat yourself, again and again Summer copy by May 31st
Ring local no: Diane 01743 821216 Autumn copy by September
or visit - www.fifthavenuecollection.com/dmorris
30th. Spring copy by
Pets Direct January 31st
Free pet food delivery –
we can deliver to your door most dry and tinned feeds and
accessories for dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters,
chinchillas, ferrets, fish, wild and caged birds. Irene Clyne 01743 851126
We are also suppliers of
the holistic Burns range of dog and cat food
Tel Brian and Janet on 790695 or 07711 527812
Indian Restaurant, bar and Lounge
Open 7 days a week
Sunday 12.30 – 10.30pm
Sunday Buffet – all you can eat
Between 12.30 and 9pm
Monday to Saturday – 5.30 – 11pm
Contact 01743 850167 for bookings and enquiries.
Local Private Hire Cars
Airport - Seaport - Distance
Anytime – Anywhere
Pre-booked only All drivers police checked
Wayne - 07944 755279
Ye Olde Cross Gates Inn
now reopened and refurbished with new owners.