New wheelie bin for recycling cans, glass and plastic

All householders in the Shropshire Council area can now request an additional wheelie bin for recycling cans, glass and plastic after Shropshire Council approved an investment of almost £3m to fund the extra bin.

The bin – which is optional and free for householders- can be requested online at

We hope you can help to notify your councillors and residents, using the information in this email and the attached poster – which you may also like to print and display, or distribute.

The first bins are set to be delivered from May this year, starting in the south Shropshire area, before being rolled out across the county.

The bin will replace the existing black recycling boxes, and help to increase the amount of waste recycled by providing households with a larger container.

It will also reduce the amount of waste lost to the recycling process after being blown out of the boxes on windy days,

It will make the storage of recycling more convenient for residents, and reduce the amount of bending and lifting for residents and waste and recycling crews.

Some households may not want a bin due to housing layout or the lack of storage space for the bin. These residents would be able to continue to use their existing waste containers, as will those residents who simply prefer to use boxes.

People will also be able to use their new bin as well as their recycling b0xes.

Those who longer need their recycling boxes  will be encouraged to retain and reuse them for different purposes – or take them to a recycling centre to be recycled.

For more information go to

Local Plan Review

Shropshire Council has commenced a review of the Local Plan and they are currently consulting on the Issues and Strategic Options document up until 20th March 2017. The documentation can be found here:

The Parish Council has set up a Strategic Planning Committee and given it delegated authority to respond to   the consultation on behalf of the Council. The Committee will meet on 2nd March. Agenda papers can be found on the meeting papers page

Welshampton Pantomine 2017

Welshampton discovers its Wild West for new pantomime

Pantomine Poster

Frontier Town Flyer

Welshampton folk are heading into the Wild West for a rollicking spaghetti hoop style panto in February.

The script has been written by Welshampton’s own Shaun Higgins who will also be directing the show – the seventh from the bonfire committee.

The latest production based in a fantasy frontier town and with a cast of 22 colourful characters takes place on February 3rd, 4th and 5th in the parish hall.

It will feature the usual line-up of wacky scenes and madcap adventures plus the occasional zany machine.

So, saddle up your steed and don’t miss the action at Welshampton Parish Hall.

Tickets will be available in the new year by contacting Janet Jones on 01948 710602 or through the website at