News & Latest Information

News and Latest Information


This web-site is continually being updated to provide the latest information available.

Please help us keep everyone up to date with the latest information via Contact us.


Arbor Tree Spring Event 2018

will be on

Saturday 24th March

10.30am - 12 noon

Tea under the Tree

(& Coffee)

Everyone Welcome!

Come with ideas to improve the area


Purslow Show 2018

Why not have a go entering this year’s show on August Bank holiday 2018

The advance schedule for photography, vegetables and handicrafts is now available on:

The full schedule will be available in late June.

Eiryls Ellams

Aston on Clun

Steam & Vintage Show 2018

on the Village Green

Sunday 24th June

The show includes a wide variety of vehicles and working equipment.

These include cars, vans, lorries, buses, tractors and motor bikes.

There are full size steam engines

as well as working models.

There are plenty of refreshments on offer.

Set among the beautiful countryside of the South Shropshire Hills its a

great day out for all the family.


Ticket prices and exact times will be

announced nearer the date.

The show gets underway mid morning.


If you own a vintage vehicle,

and you would like to show it,

please contact:

John James on 01588 660568


Funding Opportunities 2018


See the attached FUNDING AND GRANTS BULLETIN to download

which details opportunities for a range of different grants available to communities during 2018.


How does Keep Shropshire Warm select installer partners?


We use a trusted installer register which shows the checks we undertake before referring any clients to an installer(s). These include making sure the necessary insurances and accreditations are in place to ensure that a client has protection in case problems arise or a company ceases to exist. It also helps to ensure that the work is undertaken to all relevant standards. In all cases, when works are undertaken, the householder (client/resident) will be embarking into a contract between themselves and the contractor. We advise clients to go about the process as they would when commissioning similar types of work on or at their home.


Before selecting to work with a contractor we appraise a minimum of two references, these are usually sought from other Local Authorities, Housing Associations and other reputable organisations working in the energy sector.


In the case of government funding schemes, there are a limited number of companies who are able to deliver this funding at the present time in the areas we cover (including Shropshire). Of those companies, we look at the funding rates available, and most importantly, customer service and take in to account feedback to ourselves (from the contractor), and from clients. In order to access government funding (which is delivered through energy suppliers), contractors themselves need to abide by rules and regulations set out by the energy regulator, Ofgem and their funders (normally large energy companies).


We monitor the first few referrals closely, to ensure that the feedback is good, and that any issues that do arise are dealt with swiftly and appropriately. If we have concerns that are not addressed, we will not continue referring clients to an installer(s). As the funding and installer landscape is continually changing, we continually review referral routes, taking into account funding rates, feedback etc. to ensure that customers have access to a combination of the best possible funding and continued quality of install and service. In the case of some longer term projects, we may put the work out to tender in order to secure economies of scale and the best deal for residents.


Annual User Survey

The 2018 Annual User Survey is now live and available to complete until 31st March 2018. Please follow the link below and click on the 'How to get involved' tab to help us develop and identify priorities for Rights of Way, other access routes, and the Country Parks and Heritage Sites managed by Shropshire Council. Our budgets are under increasing pressure and your responses will help us to identify key areas for development in the future.

This is an annual survey, so you may well have filled out last year… please do so again! If you take part in a number of activities that make use of facilities in different ways and for which you would give different responses, e.g. for walking with friends and riding, you can fill in this survey more than once.

Outdoor Partnerships Annual User Survey

Our thanks to Shropshire and Beyond

for the use of some of their photographs on this site.

Their book: 'A year in Shropshire'

and their Calendar: 'Shropshire Hills'

include many photographs from the Hopesay Parish area.

Phone 105


On the 6th September 2016 a new national phone number “105” was launched by electricity network operators for customers to call should they need to report or get information about a power cut in their area.


As one of our key stakeholders who work with members of the public who may be affected by power cuts, we wanted to share this information with you. This a nationwide service that may well be of benefit to them. Key points to note about this service are:


  • Dialling 105 will put customers through to their local electricity network operator – the company that manages the cables, power lines and substations that deliver electricity into homes and businesses in their area.


  • 105 is just one of the ways that customers can contact their electricity network operator. Customers can also contact them by phone or via their website, and most network operators are on social media too.


  • 105 is a free service for people in England, Scotland and Wales.


  • Customers can call 105 no matter who they choose to buy electricity from.


  • Customers can also call 105 if they spot damage to electricity power lines and substations that could put anyone in danger. If there’s a serious immediate risk, they should call the emergency services too.


A consumer awareness campaign will run from September through to next spring and will include PR, media advertising, social media and coordinated messaging through partner channels.


If you have any questions or would like any further information, do let us know. Also, if you are able to support awareness raising of 105, please can you let us know when, where and how you can help by contacting us on 0800 096 3080 or

Thanks a lot for your help.


Michael Clarke

Corporate Communications Officer

Corporate Communications Team (Midlands)

Western Power Distribution



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