It is with great sadness that we heard of the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
We have entered a period of National Mourning and this will continue until 8am on the day following the funeral.
Due to current restrictions, we have been advised not to open a Book of Condolence. However, there is an opportunity for you to include a message in an online Book of Condolence which has been opened. This is the link: Send a message of condolence | The Royal Family.
Union Flags are to be flown at half-mast.
We will update this message with further information as we are made aware of details released from Buckingham Palace.
We feel sure that you will join with the Parish Councillors in sending deepest sympathy to HM The Queen and all Members of the Royal Family.
Katrina Baker MBE
Support is now available locally to help you complete the #Census2021.
Census Day is Sunday 21 March 2021. It is vital that residents take part in order help the borough get the services needed now and in the future. The coronavirus pandemic means we need this up-to-date information to help shape vital services for the years to come more than ever.
If you haven’t already received them, census packs should be arriving through the post anytime now which contain all of the information you need to take part online. It’s simple, straightforward and takes just 10 minutes to complete.
If you need support….
Census support centres are also now open at the Park Lane Centre and the Hub on the Hill. For anyone who needs support completing the census or has a question you can get in touch by telephone.
Park Lane Centre on 01952 683 700
Hub on the Hill on 01952 898 052
Paper forms of the census are available for those people that are unable to complete the Census online.
For more information on the census visit www.census.gov.uk.
You are invited to the Annual General Meeting of Waters Upton Village Hall, which will take place on Wednesday 21st October 2020 in the Village Hall at 7.00p.m.
Whilst we hope to hold this meeting in the Village Hall, Government Regulations may determine that this is not possible and a Zoom meeting may be necessary. This will be confirmed nearer to the date.
It is important that all User Groups are represented!
An open invitation is extended to anyone who lives in Waters Upton.
- Re-election of three elected Members
Katrina - Honorary Secretary
We have been notified that there was a large theft of dogs on Saturday night at Shawbury Heath, including a Cocker Bitch, Dog and pups. Police have been notified.
Apparently there have been some attempted snatches from dog walkers in Shawbury and Whitchurch. It is believed to be part of a big operation leading to dogs ending up in Southern Ireland.
The charity has increased the number of staff and volunteers to deal with its local telephone lines and new email information service.
The public can get help and advice on issues such as how to claim top up benefits, manage payments, cancel holiday plans or employment worries.
They can be contacted on 01952 567193 or 01952 567173.
Alternatively, why not email firstname.lastname@example.org
Their Chief Executive Officer said 'It is a new way of working, but we find we can help people just as effectively through telephone and email, including helping filling in forms, dealing with complicated matters or getting information'
A full range of advice and information available can be found at www.citizensadvice.org.uk.
Telford & Wrekin Citizens Advice has launched two local numbers and a new email advice service this week and the public can get help and advice on issues such as benefits, debts or unemployment worries as well as consumer and legal advice, plus much more.
The phone numbers are 01952 567193 and 01952 567173.
The email address is: email@example.com
My name is Bryan Rothwell and I was honoured to be elected as the Chairman of Waters Upton Parish Council in May 2019.
I have lived in the Parish for some years now and have enjoyed being part of the Parish Council team that works to protect and enhance where we live for everyone to enjoy.
I look forward to meeting you all in the coming months.
Cllr. Bryan Rothwell
Severn Trent Water are planning to undertake New Sewer Connection works. The work is set to commence on Monday 24th February 2020 between the hours of 09:00 – 16:00 and will last for a duration of 5 days with an end date of Friday 28th February 2020.
Below is a map that outlines the traffic management arrangements for a temporary suspension of one way traffic order along River Lane, Waters Upton.
After the works have been completed, the one-way traffic order will be re-applied and traffic will be only allowed downhill, away from St Michael's church and out of the village.
Home security is the best way to reduce your chances of being burgled. A lot of burglaries are spur of the moment, as a burglar may see an open opportunity and take their chance.
Some things you may wish to consider if you are installing new doors and windows are to get ones that are certified to British Standard BS 7950 (windows) or PAS 24-1 (doors).
Window locks, especially on older windows will help stop people getting in.
Remember to securely lock all doors and windows before leaving the house. It is easy to forget when you are in hurry, but it’s the simplest way for a burglar to enter your home.
Never leave your keys anywhere near the front door, including your letterbox; burglars know where to look. A home that looks empty is far more likely to be targeted by a burglar, so it’s worth making sure your home looks occupied. Use automatic timer-switches to turn on a light
and perhaps a radio when it goes dark, even if you are just out for a couple of hours.
If you’ are going to be away for longer periods of time, cancel any newspaper or milk deliveries.
Remember that visibly and permanently marking your belongings helps you and the police to identify them if they are stolen. It can also make it difficult for the thief to dispose of the property.
Fit padlocks and additional hardware to shed and garage doors and ask a trusted neighbour or relative for help. Ask them if they could clear the post away from the door mat and open and close the curtains whilst you are away.
Prevent easy access to the back and sides of your home by installing locked gates, 2 metre minimum fencing or walls are recommended. Trellis topping also makes climbing very difficult.
Security lighting can be used to make offenders feel vulnerable and observed. It is suggested that you use dusk to dawn lighting. Visible burglar alarms are also a deterrent, there are many to choose from.
Published by PCSO 6715 HYDER
Councillor Bryan Rothwell
Telford, TF6 6PF
Katrina Baker MBE MILCM
Oaklands, Waters Upton,
Telford, TF6 6NP
We welcome your views, comments and concerns and look forward to hearing from you.
Waters Upton Parish has recently re-launched the scheme.
If you see or hear anything out-of-the-ordinary, please contact the Co-Ordinators.
The NW Co-Ordinator is Huw Roberts.
You will find a wide range of information available on the Parish Council website.
Some of this, particularly the recent Audit and Governance Documents, have to be scanned in.
If this causes you a concern, and you would rather receive them as a hard copy, please contact the Clerk on;
or via email and arrangements will be made.
We will require a postal address please.