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Doctors Meadow bridge closed for repairs

The Parish Council raised serious safety concerns with Shropshire Council about the condition of the Doctors Meadow bridge, which crosses the River Perry between Doctors Meadow and The Spinney.

Following an investigation and condition report, Shropshire Council has temporarily closed the bridge for the necessary repairs, which started Monday 30th March and are expected to last 5-6 days. While these repairs are underway, the Parish Council asks all residents please stay away from the bridge, for your own safety and that of the contractors.

Thank you for your patience whilst these important repairs are being completed.

Coronavirus – Latest Advice

There is now a page on the Parish Council website with links to the latest government and NHS advice. The page also contains information about how to get help and how you can help others in the community.

Flooding – staying safe

[Information provided by Shropshire Council]

If you need to report a Highways or Flooding emergency to Shropshire Council please call: 0345 678 9006. 

All other  non-emergency Highways issues can be reported online through the Shropshire Council portal, or by sending an email to: (response times will be slower if reporting issues via email). Reporting issues correctly is important to make sure the problem is logged, monitored, and actioned quickly and effectively.

Information and advice

For information and advice on how to stay safe during the flooding, please visit the Storm Dennis webpage on the Shropshire Council website –

For news and up-to-date information about flooding and flood warnings, visit the Environment Agency website –

More information from the Environment Agency on what to do before, during, and after a flood can be found here:

Additional information on how to manage during times of flooding and afterwards can be found on the website here:

Crumbling wall on Church Bank

Anyone travelling on Church Bank by road or by foot will have noticed the crumbling wall and the fallen rocks and stones. This has been a concern for the Church and for the Parish Council for some time. It has been reported to Shropshire Council on several occasions because it is their responsibility.

It was inspected by a structural engineer in December and assessed as structurally sound. The Parish Council were advised to keep a watching brief and in January there was another significant fall of large and small sandstone pieces. This was reported again and the latest response is that repair work will now be part of the Council’s programme of works which start in April.

The engineer wants to be informed of any further deterioration so please do keep reporting it if you see a problem. Thank you to those members of the community who have sent in photos of the recent damage.