Category: Trade

  • Will Benthall and Broseley Wood lose the late 8?

    Shropshire Council is under enormous financial pressure. Central government funding disadvantages a large rural county like Shropshire, where the population is relatively low. This also means that council tax receipts are relatively low. And because Shropshire is a largely rural county, the cost of delivering services to each household is relatively high. The problem, outside…

  • 436 buses – an endangered species?

    Shropshire Council is under enormous financial pressure. Central government funding disadvantages a large rural county like Shropshire, where the population is relatively low. This also means that council tax receipts are relatively low. And because Shropshire is a largely rural county, the cost of delivering services to each household is relatively high. The problem, outside…

  • A changing High Street

    Over recent years there have been many comments from local residents yearning for Much Wenlock retail outlets and pubs long since closed.  There are many reasons for their demise including changing shopping habits, external influence and proprietor family circumstances. I am sure that when Wenlock residents stopped doing their “out-of-town” shopping in Wellington or Bridgnorth…

  • Barclays bank closure confirmed

    On 25th May, Much Wenlock learned that Barclays, the last bank in town was to close on 4th October. I set out the problems this would cause in an article published on the following day. We got a petition to Barclays onto shop counters on the day of the announcement, and Philip Dunne MP and…

  • Much Wenlock’s last bank closing

    I suppose it was only a matter of time.  First, Lloyds Bank in Wilmore Street closed in 1998. It was an inconvenience, but we could always slip into their Broseley branch to pay in a cheque. Lloyds installed a cashpoint at the NISA store on Bridgnorth Road – I think the only one in town…