Year: 2016

Parish Council Meeting Agenda 3/1/17 & Minutes 1/11/16

The next meeting of the Chetton Parish Council will be on Tuesday 3rd January 2017 at 7.30pm in Chetton Village Hall.

Please find below the agenda and the draft Minutes of the meeting 1st Nov 2016

Draft CPC Minutes 2016-11-01
CPC Agenda 2017-01-03

Christmas Show – Chetton 17th December

Arts Alive Presents



A Winter’s Light

Christmas show featuring the a cappella four part harmonies of the unusual Sheffield and Derbyshire traditions and beyond. Plus a reflection of some of the less reverent aspects of the festive season from Christmas lights to food and presents. When not singing unaccompanied they play piano, soprano sax, fiddle and accordion giving a great breadth of sound. This is a “feel-good festive feast” (FROOTS).

Hark Hark is the collective name for Christmas shows as performed by Barry Coope, Lester Simpson, Jo Freya and Fi Fraser. They have done three seasons as this quartet and have a new show for 2016 onwards. The show is called ‘A Winters Light’. Reflecting all aspects of the winter season from the beautiful polyphonic carols, of North Yorkshire, Derbyshire and more to the irreverent nature at Christmas of finance, food and fun.

Each year new material becomes  the main part of the shows but old favourites have to be revisited as there are many beautiful carols that are only sung by us. The repertoire is either sung in a cappella four part harmony or accompanied on various instruments including piano, soprano sax, fiddle, accordion and traditional flutes.


Every year several people say – “Christmas starts with you” and they seek out a place to come and see them often willing to travel far to do it.  Their CD Hark Hark was described in EDS as “ A recording for life, not just for Christmas. As good as that.” and fRoots: “ A seasonal frolic with a special blend of voices that is lusty in both character and attack. Yes Hark Hark fulfils its function, furnishing us with a feelgood festive feast” – These comments aptly describe the live experience.

Age range
All ages

Tickets Adult: £10.00  Child: £6.00

17th December at 19:30

Chetton Village Hall

01746 768822/ 789257

Buy Tickets online at : Arts Alive

Eddie the Eagle – Chetton Nov 23rd 7.30pm

Flicks in the Sticks presents

EdDIE the Eagle (PG)

Eddie the Eagle follows the realisation of the childhood dream of Michael Edwards (a.k.a Eddie), and his unflinching determination to become Great Britain’s first Olympic ski-jumper. Reluctantly aided by former ski-jumper Bronson Peary as his coach, Eddie is unwavering in his quest to reach the 1988 Calgary Winter Games. Eddie the Eagle is an uplifting, inspirational story that celebrates human spirit, passion, and one man’s refusal to accept defeat.

Starring Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken, Rune Temte, Tim McInnerney


Adult: £4.00

23rd November – 7.30pm

Chetton Village Hall

Running Time

Enquiries: 01746 789257

Watch Trailer:

Dad’s Army – Flicks in the Sticks – Chetton 19th Oct

Flicks in the Sticks Presents

Dad’s Army (PG)

The film is set during 1944, when World War II was about to reach its end. In Walmington-on-Sea, Captain Mainwaring’s Home Guard suffers from low morale. This is until a glamorous journalist arrives, to report on the platoon’s exploits. Meanwhile, MI5 have discovered a radio signal transmitted from Walmington-on-Sea towards Berlin, apparently the work of a spy, giving the Home Guard a chance to make a real difference in the war. “A very enjoyable film, lots of references back to the TV series, fast moving and good fun!” Flicks promoter.

Starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bill Nighy, Michael Gambo, Toby Jones


Adult: £4.00

19th October at 7.30pm

Chetton Village Hall

Running Time
100 mins

Enquiries: 01746 789257

Watch Trailer :

Parish Council Meeting Agenda 6th Sept & Minutes 5th & 20th July 2016

The next meeting of the Chetton Parish Council will be on Tuesday 6th September 2016 at 7.30pm in Chetton Village Hall.

Please find below the agenda, the draft Minutes of the meeting 5th July 2016 and the draft Minutes of the extra-ordinary planning meeting on the 20th July 2016
CPC Agenda 20160906, Draft Minutes 20160705, Draft Minutes 20160720

Extraordinary Planning Meeting: 20/7/16 7:30pm

An Extraordinary Planning Meeting of Chetton Parish Council is to be held at Chetton Village Hall on Wednesday 20th July at 7.30pm to consider Shropshire Council’s request for consultation response on the following planning application:-

Reference:  16/02791/FUL  (validated: 23/06/2016)
Address:  Millington Engineering, Lower Cockshutt Farm, Bridgnorth,
Shropshire, WV16 6RF
Proposal:  Erection of two extensions to existing B2 industrial building to
accommodate enterprise growth (part retrospective)

Applicant: Mr F R Millington (Lower Cockshutt Farm, Nr Chetton, Bridgnorth,
Shropshire, WV16 6RF)

View online at:


Burglaries from outbuildings

West Mercia Police is appealing to the communities of South Shropshire to remain vigilant following a spate of rural burglaries in the area, which have targeted outbuildings, insecure barns and sheds during the hours of darkness.

Tools, farm machinery, and diesel are just some of the items which have been stolen by the criminals, and Crime Prevention Officers are urging residents to follow these simple security measures in order to reduce the risk towards their property.

  • Ensure that all outbuildings are locked when not in use. Try using weatherproof padlocks and reversing the hinges on shed doors so that they cannot be unscrewed.
  • Ensure tools and machinery are locked away and out of sight when not in use. As well as being at risk of theft, tools can be used to gain access to surrounding buildings.
  • Do not leave keys or valuables in farm vehicles/machinery.
  • Keep gates padlocked shut.
  • Install solar-powered dusk-to-dawn lighting on outbuildings to deter intruders.
  • Ensure any tools or valuables are security marked and display signs around your property to inform potential thieves.


Sgt Murdoch of the Shropshire Harm Reduction Team stated “The police are conducting extra patrols in these areas to provide reassurance to the victims and the communities as a whole. To assist us in our efforts to apprehend these criminals I would appeal to the residents of these rural areas to be extra vigilant and to report any suspicious activity or vehicles they see to the police”

In an emergency call 999, For non-emergencies call 101

Annual Parish Meeting & CPC AGM – 3rd May

The Annual Parish Meeting

followed by

The Annual General Meeting
of the Parish Council

Will be held on
Tuesday, 3rd May, 2016
At 7.30 pm in Chetton Village Hall

All parishioners are welcome to attend

Please find agenda and DRAFT minutes of the 2015 Parish Meeting and the March Parish Council meeting attached

2016-05-03 CPC Agenda

Defibrillator Training: 18th May

Arrangements have now been made for a First Aid course to be held at the Village Hall on Wednesday, 18th May 2016 at 19:30.

There is no charge for the course which lasts for 2 hours and consists of CPR and use of the Defibrillator with a certificate posted to participants at the end of the course.  Tea/coffee biscuits will be available.

Further details – please contact 01746 789257 or e.mail:

Please email if you wish to attend

Fraud Alert: Email Payment Requests for Property Repairs

Fraudsters are targeting members of the public who are expecting to make a payment for property repairs. The fraudsters, via email, will purport to be a tradesman who has recently completed work at the property and use a similar email address to that of the genuine tradesman. They will ask for funds to be transferred via bank transfer and once payment is made the victims of the fraud soon realise they have been deceived when the genuine tradesman requests payment for their services.

Protect Yourself:

  • Always check the email address is exactly the same as previous correspondence with the genuine contact.
  • For any request of payment via email verify the validity of the request with a phone call to the person who carried out the work.
  • Check the email for spelling and grammar as these signs can indicate that the email is not genuine.
  • Payments via bank transfer offer no financial protection; consider using alternative methods such as a credit card or PayPal which offer some protection and avenue for recompense.

If you believe that you have been a victim of fraud you can report it online at: or by telephone on: 0300 123 2040.

Register To Vote by 18th April

With only one week to go until the deadline, Shropshire Council is encouraging residents to make sure they are registered to vote.

On Thursday 5 May voters in Shropshire will go to the polls for Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections.

The deadline to register, if you want to be able to vote and have your say at these elections, is Monday 18 April.

Claire Porter, Electoral Registration Officer for Shropshire Council, said:

“With only one week to go, time is fast running out to make sure you can take part in these elections in Shropshire. Our message is simple: if you’re not registered by 18 April, you can’t vote.  I’d encourage everyone in Shropshire to act now if you’re not already registered to vote and apply online at


If you are not able to make it to your polling station on Thursday 5 May, the deadline for postal vote registration is Tuesday 19 April 2016. If you have not registered by this date, you can’t vote.



Help Shape Emotional Health and Wellbeing Services

Help Shape Emotional Health and Wellbeing Services in Telford and Wrekin and Shropshire Young people, carers, parents and stakeholders are being urged to have their say on emotional wellbeing services across Telford and Wrekin and Shropshire, at a special event this weekend.

Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) as well as Telford & Wrekin Council and Shropshire Council have joined together to work on a project that will change emotional health and wellbeing services for children and young people across the area for the better.

Next Saturday March 19th 2016 people are being invited to attend an engagement event at Meeting Point House in Telford, to talk about their experiences, what if anything needs to change and how they would like to see services shaped in the future, using a process called Experienced Based Commissioning.

Deputy Executive Anna Hammond is the Senior Responsible Officer for the project, on behalf of the four organisations involved.  She said: “We want to speak to people to explore: “What needs to happen to build strong emotional wellbeing and resilience in children, young people (0-25’s) and their families in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin?”. She added: “We know that there will be children, young people, parents/carers and professionals who will have a story to tell. We need to hear them directly so we can use these experiences to help us design better services that will enable young people to be resilient and maintain control of their life and health. I would urge as many people, including stakeholders, parents, carers, and providers of service to attend as what they tell us, really will make a difference.“

The public engagement event is being held between 10am and 1pm on Saturday March 19th in the Walker Room, Meeting Point House, Town Centre, Telford, TF3 4HS

Places are limited and are going quickly so to register your attendance, please contact Julie Beevor at or call 0300 404 2999 extension 6595 for more information. Lunch is provided.

SUFFRAGETTE – Flicks in the Sticks, Chetton 23rd Feb

Flicks in the Sticks presents Suffragette at Chetton Village Hall at 7.30pm on the 23rd February.  Certificate 12a

Starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson


Watch Trailer

A drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalized and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality – their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. Maud was one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is as gripping and visceral as any thriller, it is also heart-breaking and inspirational.

Adult: £4.00


Running Time

Enquiries: 01746 789257


Defibrillator and CPR training

Chetton Parish Council have been offered a defibrillator to be housed at the village hall and are looking for volunteers to be available to be alerted by the ambulance service should they feel that use of the defibrillator would be beneficial.

Training to use the device will be provided by Heartstart Bridgnorth –  the course lasts 2 hours and consists of CPR and use of the Defibrillator with a certificate posted at the end of the course. There is no limit on the number of people attending  and although not everyone will want to volunteer to be a ‘responder’ the information on CPR could prove to be invaluable in an emergency situation.

Please let the clerk know if you, or any of your neighbours or friends, are interested in attending.   The training evening will probably take place in early March.

Roadworks: Eudon Burnell lane closure

The council have just heard from Highways that the Eudon lane at the B4363 end will probably be closed within the next day or so and will remain closed until the bridge work is completed.  During that time, access to all properties will be available from the B4364.  Highways are still investigating who is responsible for the closure board which has appeared – no one has made application to close the lane although they think it is connected with the fibre optic broadband installation.

Defibrillator: Wanted – Volunteers

Chetton Parish Council have been offered a defibrillator to be housed at the village hall and are looking for volunteers to be available to be alerted by the ambulance service should they feel that use of the defibrillator would be beneficial.  Training will be given although It is the view of the Resuscitation Council (UK) that the use of an Automated External Defibrillator is NOT to be restricted to trained personnel.  However chances of survival increase if the person has had some training in its use.

Please contact the Parish Clerk if you are interested in volunteering and live or work close to the village hall.

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is an emergency life-saving device for use in the event of Sudden Cardiac Arrest.  It is a portable appliance that analyses the heart rhythm and, if needed, administers an electrical charge to the heart in order to establish a regular heartbeat in the event of a Cardiac Arrest.

Only within the first few minutes following a Cardiac Arrest will a victim be in a ‘shockable rhythm’, and therefore rapid defibrillation is vital.  Placing AEDs in the community can dramatically reduce the time from collapse to defibrillation and can greatly improve survival rates.