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Age Uk

Age Uk

Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin have older people who need some help in their own homes and are therefore recruiting casual, part-time home support workers to reduce their waiting list. No personal care in involved and will be mainly practical tasks such as cleaning, shopping and collecting prescriptions, laundry and gardening. A driving licence and own transport is preferred and the post is subject to a disclosure and baring service check. Please call 01743 233 788 to request an…

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Election of the Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Mercia Police Area

Election of the Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Mercia Police Area

An Election is to be held for a Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia Police Area. Latest Time for Submission of the Election Addresses of Candidates to the Police Area Returning Officer 12 noon on Thursday 8th April 2021 Nomination papers must be delivered by hand to the Police Area Returning Officer at the Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND between 10am and 4pm on any working day after publication of this notice but no later than 4pm…

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How what3words can help us #KnowExactlyWhere

How what3words can help us #KnowExactlyWhere

what3words is now used by 80% emergency services in the UK (including West Mercia Police, Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service and West Midlands Ambulance Service) and has helped to locate nearly 4,000 incidents since it first started being used. It can also be used to help us locate incidents more easily. Their system has given every 3m square in the world a uniqueidentifier made of 3 words – making the location of any emergencyor incident very easy to describe and…

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Village Hall signs up to AmazonSmile

Village Hall signs up to AmazonSmile

Support your village hall by doing your Amazon shopping through the above AmazonSmile link. This can also work if you use a mobile app after you have signed up to Smile on the web – just check your settings (click on the burger icon, then settings, then AmazonSmile). Remember to use the AmazonSmile link rather than shop at the normal Amazon address. https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/522488-0

Smartwater distribution

Smartwater distribution

In February, the Parish Council started to supply free packs of SmartWater to each household in the Parish.  During the Lockdown, the Police have kindly co-operated by posting some packs direct to residents, however a few have been returned as ‘not known at this address’.  If you have not received your pack please e.mail the Parish Clerk with your name and address and one will be sent to you. Eileen Reynolds, Clerk to the Parish Council clerk@chetton-pc.org.uk

NHS Test and Trace scams

NHS Test and Trace scams

Criminals are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to try and get their hands on your money and personal information. To date, Action Fraud has received reports from 2,378 victims of Coronavirus-related scams, with the total losses reaching over £7 million. The NHS Test and Trace service plays an important role in the fight against coronavirus and it’s vital the public have confidence and trust in the service. However, we understand the concerns people have about the opportunity for criminals to commit scams….

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Catherine’s Bakery delivering to Chetton

Catherine’s Bakery delivering to Chetton

Please note delivery service ceased 24th June 2020 The attached price/product list is now available for delivery to Chetton from Catherine’s Bakery.  This now also includes savouries (see link below for menu) The ordering procedure will be – customers will  order by ‘phone  01746 714499 up to mid-day on Tuesday for delivery on Wednesday.  Usually they will be asked to leave a message with the order, their name, address and telephone number.   The bakery will ‘phone the customer shortly after…

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Chetton Films Cancelled Mar/Apr 2020

Chetton Films Cancelled Mar/Apr 2020

The Flicks in the Sticks showings in Chetton of ‘The Good Liar’ due to be shown on Wednesday and the April film ‘Le Mans 66’ have been cancelled. If you know anyone who was planning to attend please check that they have got this message.

Collect your FREE Smartwater pack – Feb 24th

Collect your FREE Smartwater pack – Feb 24th

Distribution of SmartWater  The Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands, John Campion has invited Parish Councils to join a scheme to supply SmartWater to every household in the Parish. SmartWater contains a unique forensic code, which, once applied, enables equipment to be traced back to the owner. It is easy to apply and needs only a spot the size of a pinhead to identify property, it is almost impossible to remove and is guaranteed for 5 years. The SmartWater…

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PAVAROTTI (12A) – Chetton (20th Nov)

PAVAROTTI (12A) – Chetton (20th Nov)

Featuring never-before-seen footage, concert performances and intimate interviews, filmmaker Ron Howard examines the life and career of the most successful opera singer of all-time, Luciano Pavarotti. This reveals how an elementary school teacher created thunder loud enough to make the world take notice and bringing Opera widespread popular appeal. Pavarotti’s optimism is contagious, and his schoolboy-like wonder means there’s a lot to smile at here. Starring Spike Lee, Princess Diana, Phil Donahue, Bono, Luciano Pavarotti TicketsAdult: £4.00  Time7.30pm Wednesday 20th November…

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RED JOAN (12A) – Chetton (16 Oct)

RED JOAN (12A) – Chetton (16 Oct)

RED JOAN (12A) DIRECTOR TREVOR NUNN. BIOGRAPHY/DRAMA/ROMANCE Based on a sensational true story, Joan Stanley is a widow living out a quiet retirement in the suburbs when, she’s arrested. The charge: providing classified scientific information about the building of the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union. As she is interrogated, Joan relives the dramatic events that shaped her life and beliefs: her student days at Cambridge, her tumultuous love affair with a dashing political radical, and the devastation of World War II,…

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Smartwater in Chetton

Smartwater in Chetton

PCC encourages more to take up offer of Smartwater In a bid to reduce crime and build a safer West Mercia, Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion is calling on more Councils to supply crime deterrent Smartwater in their area. Back in June, the Commissioner announced his ‘We Don’t Buy Crime – Leading From the Front’ project, which seeks to reduce acquisitive crime throughout West Mercia, and offered to contribute 25% of the kits purchased for councils looking to supply…

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FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS (12A) – Chetton (18th Sept)

FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS (12A) – Chetton (18th Sept)

FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS (12A) DIRECTOR CHRIS FOGGIN. COMEDY/DRAMA/MUSIC WEDNESDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2019 A fast-living, cynical London music executive heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he’s pranked by his boss into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen. He becomes the ultimate ‘fish out of water’ as he struggles to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families who value friendship and community over fame and fortune. As he’s drawn deeper into…

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We Alert App

We Alert App

The West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner is supporting an app which gives real time alerts helping communities to stay safe. West Mercia Neighbourhood Watch’s We Alert App helps groups of neighbours keep in touch and share safety advice and updates on a range of crime types. Commissioner John Campion has invested in the App which is free to use, interactive and customisable. He said “The We Alert App brings communities together, helping people to be involved in keeping themselves…

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HMRC Fraud Alert

HMRC Fraud Alert

Action Fraud has experienced an increase in the reporting of malicious calls and voicemails, to members of the public purporting to be from Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC). Fraudsters are spoofing genuine HMRC telephone numbers to deceive their victims over the phone. The fraudsters state that as a result of the victim’s non-payment of tax or other duty, the victim is liable for prosecution or other legal proceedings in order to settle the balance. The fraudsters suggest victims can…

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Reduction of Local Bus Service Subsidies

Reduction of Local Bus Service Subsidies

Reduction of Local Bus Service Subsidies Financial Year 2019\20 Shropshire Council has today (Monday 25 March 2019) launched a six-week consultation into proposed reductions to its public transport budget, which would see a reduction in the number and frequency of bus services subsidised by the Council. The Council’s financial strategy for 2019/20 includes a budget eduction of £405,000 in public transport and £50,000 for Shrewsbury Park & Ride. To achieve these reductions a number of initiatives will have to be…

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Closure of Shropshire Council Recycling Bring Sites

Closure of Shropshire Council Recycling Bring Sites

Background Bring banks are currently provided at 120 sites across Shropshire by Shropshire Council and Veolia, to enable people to recycle household waste including cans, glass, paper, clothing and drinks cartons. Shropshire council is proposing to remove the bring bank sites to help reduce fly-tipping and littering, to increase recycling rates, and to save money, as outlined below. Savings As a result of substantial Government funding reductions, they need to significantly reduce their budget and make unprecedented changes to our…

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PCC Proposes Additional 115 Officers for West Mercia

PCC Proposes Additional 115 Officers for West Mercia

Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion is proposing to add a further 115 police officers to West Mercia’s ranks as part of future budget plans. The extra recruits would be additional to the PCC’s previous commitment to increase officer numbers. If the proposals go ahead, it would take West Mercia Police’s establishment up to around 2,150 officers. The highest level the force has seen since 2012. The plan is part of the Commissioner’s budget proposals for the coming years. The investment would be funded…

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Local GP Practices to offer evening and weekend appointments from 1st October

Local GP Practices to offer evening and weekend appointments from 1st October

Local GP practices are working together to offer patients more access to appointments, in the early evenings and weekends, from Monday, 1 October, 2018. NHS Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is rolling out the national initiative called Extended Access to offer more appointments to local people. It recently held a survey and used the feedback from local people to help shape Extended Access for Shropshire. Part of the national agenda by NHS England, Extended Access means patients will be able to book appointments to…

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