Waters Upton Parish Council

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Census 2021

Census Day is 21st March 2021

By taking part, and encouraging others to do the same, you will help to ensure that your community gets the services it needs.

To find our more information, visit www.census.gov.uk.

Waters Upton Village Hall

Management Committee

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. 


  1. Apologies           
  2. Chairman’s End of Year Report
  3. Financial Year End Report
  4.  Confirmation of the Committee

         - Re-election of three elected Members

  1.  Election of Officers


          Vice Chairman



  1.   Any Other Urgent Business


Katrina - Honorary Secretary

Caution - Attempted Dog Thefts

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. 

Citizens Advice (Telford & Wrekin) increases capacity to help people during Covid-19

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 case@telfordcab.co.uk

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 Cititzen's Advice

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: case@telfordcab.co.uk



Welcome from the Parish Council Chairman

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

Temporary Suspension of One-Way Traffic Order

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.


In-community Blood Pressure Testing

Community Blood Pressure Advisor, Jaz Sandhu will be in the library in Waters Upton on Monday 10th February from 9.30am until 2.30pm, taking people’s blood pressure as part of an innovative community-based project thanks to funding from the British Heart Foundation, which was awarded to Telford & Wrekin Council.

More than 1 in 4 adults in the UK have high blood pressure but many will not know they have it. Many people with high blood pressure feel fine. But even if you feel fine, you should still have your blood pressure checked regularly.  Having high blood pressure increases your risk of heart attack and stroke, so knowing your blood pressure could save your life.  Half of all strokes and heart attacks are associated with high blood pressure, but there are usually no symptoms. The only way to know your blood pressure is to have it tested.

There isn’t always an explanation for the cause of high blood pressure, but it can run in families and can also worsen with age. People living in deprived areas are at higher risk of having high blood pressure, and it is also more common if you are of black African or black Caribbean descent. 

Please don't wait – get your free blood pressure checked in the library on Monday 10th February 2020 with Jaz.  If you have any questions please call Jaz on 07779 429378.




Home Security Tips

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

4, Meeson

Telford, TF6 6PF

01952 541549


Katrina Baker MBE MILCM

Oaklands, Waters Upton,

Telford, TF6 6NP

07813 788094

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We welcome your views, comments and concerns and look forward to hearing from you.



Waters Upton Neighbourhood Watch

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;

07813 788094

or via email and arrangements will be made.

We will require a postal address please.

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