Welshampton and Lyneal Parish Council is currently working with Connecting Shropshire and infrastructure service providers to obtain ultrahigh speed, fibre Gigabit broadband direct to properties in the Parish and in particular, in and around Welshampton. This is backed by a government scheme designed to bring connectivity to rural communities.  It is projected that this facility will cost little more than existing provision and will provide a minimum of 330 Mb per second with potential for 1000 Mb per second. It is also hoped the installation of the fibre connection will be at no cost to you though this is subject to our negotiations.  By electing to have this service you may enjoy speeds suitable for all future digital needs

What we need you do.  You must express an interest in this service by Friday 15 January. By completing the online survey at We only need your name, address, postcode, landline phone number and whether a business, charity or school at this location. NOTE we are not allowed to update or amend the submission after the deadline so please be prompt. This data will be used to indicate the level of interest in our Parish and to obtain competitive quotes from up to 3 infrastructure service providers. Your data will not be held or used for any other purpose.

NOTE: At this stage you are not making any commitment. This is purely a scoping exercise to demonstrate interest that allows us to negotiate with service providers and attract government rural broadband grant funding.

We hope you will consider supporting these projects and help to secure this essential service for our wider community.

Welshampton and Lyneal Parish Council

Any questions – please contact the Parish Clerk on 01948 710672 or

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Parish Council Meetings

Following emergency legislation and regulations by the Secretary of State, the Parish Council will be holding meetings remotely by the Zoom platform.

In accordance with the regulations, any appointments which would usually be made at the Annual Meeting in May 2020 will continue until the next Annual Meeting or until the Council decides otherwise, whichever is the earlier. It is currently anticipated that the next Annual Council Meeting will take place in May 2021.

More information on the Corvid-19 Coronavirus can be found at:

The Parish of Welshampton and Lyneal is located in the northern part of North Shropshire countryside between the historic market towns of Whitchurch and Ellesmere.  Over the years, like many others, the parish has seen its fair share of change; from a thriving homestead for the farming community to a much more diverse population.  Yet despite these changes it still manages to retain the pleasant nature of a typical Shropshire parish.

The Parish Council serves the communities of Welshampton, Colemere, Lyneal, Breadon Heath, Balmer Heath and Newton and is represented by nine councillors.

The parish countryside has spectacular scenery, diverse wildlife and a unique landscape of rolling sandstone hills, meres and mosses.  The nine meres in and close to the parish were carved out by glaciers during the last ice age over 15,000 years ago.

The parish has two buildings of architectural importance.  St John the Evangelist Church in Colemere was designed by GE Street, is typical of the Oxford Movement and has a Grade II* listing.  St Michael and All Angels Church in Welshampton was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott who was one of the most famous Victorian architects.  His restorations include Westminster Abbey and Ely Cathedral.  Some of his best work is The Albert Memorial in Kensington Gardens, the Midland Terminus Hotel at St Pancras and the Foreign Office in Whitehall.

There is one school is the parish, Welshampton CofE Primary.  It is a vibrant school where its size is an asset. The teaching staff is dynamic, enthusiastic and committed to providing the full National Curriculum for all the children.  Their teaching is of the highest standards as reported by Ofsted.  The children are also praised by Ofsted, particularly for their positive attitudes to learning and good behaviour.  Please take a look at the school’s website.

The parish also has a pre-school, Caterpillars Montessori.  Caterpillars Montessori adhere to the Early Years Foundation Stage and regularly complete audits and reflective practice tasks to ensure that it maintains a good quality and safe provision for each child.  The Montessori curriculum operates comprehensively and effectively across the statutory areas of learning and development highlighted in the Early Years Foundation Stage framework.  These areas work towards the foundation stage profile which is completed at the end of the Reception year (the first year at ‘big’ school).  Please take a look at the Caterpillar Montessori’s website.

The Parish Hall is managed by a Committee made up of local residents who freely give their time to ensure the Hall is maintained for all to use.  The Parish Council are Custodian Trustees, which ensures, the facility will be available for future generations.  For more information and details of upcoming events go the Hall’s website.


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Other useful websites

The Lyneal Trust

The Sun Inn

Colemere Residents Association

Shropshire Wildlife Trust

West Mercia Police

Shropshire Fire and Rescue



The Parish Council is a branch of the Tree Charter.

Find out about the Tree Charter through this link.


If you need to contact the Parish Council email: or phone 01948 710672

You can also write to the Council at: Orchard Cottage, Rowe Lane, Welshampton, Ellesmere, SY12 0QB.