The Council provides several services, some of which you may have thought were Shropshire Council’s responsibility.
The Parish Council has installed 4 defibrillators in the parish and we are often asked how they are looked after. The Council funded them with a grant from the National Lottery and works in partnership with Community Heartbeat Trust (CHT) with the on-going management. CHT is a charity whose aims are to help and support communities in the correct provision of defibrillators, but in a sustainable, resilient and governance led manner. The defibrillators are located at Welshampton Parish Hall, Welshampton Primary School and the telephone kiosks along B5063 and in Lyneal. There is also a defibrillator at Colereme car park managed by the Lyneal cum Colemere WI .
CHT ensured the Council obtained the correct defibrillator equipment for its location and task and conforms to the various legislative requirements, such as disability laws. They also review and ensure the storage cabinets meet the right requirements for the need, this means storage that will minimise condensation, is heated with the right type of heater, conforms to health and safety, as well as electrical safety requirements, and meets disability recommendations. Suitable cabinets are branded as meeting the ‘ShockBox’ standard.
All defibrillators are registered onto the WebNos Governance system which ensures the local ambulance service is aware of the location and status.
There are a number of videos on the CHT website which explains their work, basic life support and how to use a defibrillator.
The Council provides the street lighting in the Parish. Maintenance is normally carried out by Highline Electrical Ltd and the electricity is supplied by Eon UK Ltd.
If you notice a problem with any of the street lights please contact the Parish Clerk and she will make sure it is resolved.
The use of part of a field in Lyneal for recreation has been provided by a local resident. However, it is the Council that ensures the grass is cut on a regular basis.
The grounds around the notice boards in Lyneal and Colemere, around the Community Car Park in Stocks Lane and the old telephone box along The Balmer are also maintained by the Council.
There are four main notice boards around the parish which are looked after by the Council: at the Parish Hall, at The Sun Inn, by the telephone box in Lyneal and at the triangle by the telephone box in Colemere.