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Last updated 12.50 26/10/2017

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Jennie Cole


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.

Flicks at Aston on Clun Village Hall

will be showing Films on Saturday evenings at 7.30pm (doors open at 7.00) on 23 September, 21 October and 18 November. Easy parking, admission £5 for adults, £2 for under-18s, interval refreshments on sale (ice creams £1, tea, coffee and biscuits 50p) details and advance booking 01588 660545. It has been necessary to increase the adult admission charge to cover the hall’s costs.


The films are:

23 September: Lion (Cert PG) stars Dev Patel & Nicole Kidman. Based on the true story of 5-year old Indian child Saroo who, trapped in a decommissioned passenger train finds himself whisked to Calcutta 1,500 miles from his rural home. A gripping and moving story with brilliant acting and stunning settings.

21 October: Their Finest (Cert 12A) stars Gemma Arterton, Bill Nighy & Sam Cafflin. Set in WWII London at the height of the Blitz, married secretary Catrin Cole (Arterton) is writing for a propaganda film on the Dunkirk evacuation when feelings grow for fellow writer Buckley (Cafflin) as they struggle to make a film worthy of raising the nation’s spirits.

18 November: Untouchable (Cert 15) stars Francois Cuzet & Omar Sy. Tells the story of quadriplegic millionaire Philippe and how a rude Senegalise drifter, Diss (Sy) becomes his carer, moves into Philippe’s mansion and overturns the well ordered routine and staff relationships, lurching from one hilarious incident to the next. A touching true tale that that is cleverly and very entertainingly presented. In French with English subtitles, but please don’t let that put you off.


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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